How CSR Activities are Changing the Face of Indian Education

Education is the backbone of every society in this world. But what matters the most is quality education – which still remains a dream for many. Out of 260 million students enrolled in schools and colleges in India, there are only few who get quality education with good teachers and teaching aids. Several private organizations are joining hands with the Government to make that ultimate dream of offering quality education in India come true. As an important part of it, the role of corporate with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

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Four ways: How to use leftover coffee

You often over-estimate the quantity of coffee you want to gulp, and end up having guilt pangs about discarding it. Fret not, for we give you four amazing tips for making the best use of the coffee waste. 1) Use it to bake cake: If you are baking a cake, you can use leftover coffee instead of water in the cake batter. This works especially well with chocolate cake. You can also use this for baking brownies 2) Make yummy coffee ice-cream: You can combine the leftover coffee with milk, cream and…

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UHSR CET 2017 results declared at uhsr.ac.in, know how to download

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak (UHSR) has released the result for the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2017. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the results from the official website. The entrance exam was held on July 30, 2017 for admission to various courses at the university which announced that the result is “provisional” and that the “final eligibility of all candidates will be determined at the time of counselling.” It added that the final claim to the seats will be based on the…

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HP TET 2017 application process to begin today at hpbose.org, know how to apply online

The application process for Himanchal Board of School Education (HPBOSE) Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2017 will begin today. Candidates who wish the appear for the exam can apply for the same from the official website of HPBOSE. The exams will be conducted from September 3 to September 10, 2017. The last date to register online for the same is August 28, 2017. Exam schedule: Sunday, September 3, 2017- JBT TET (10 am to 12.30 pm) Shashtri TET (2 pm to 4.30 pm) Saturday, September 9, 2017- TGT (non-medical) TET (10…

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How to make the perfect staffordshire oatcakes

Shrove Tuesday may have been and gone, the annual greasy round wiped from the kitchen ceiling, the dog back on non-burnt offerings – but this is one pancake that deserves to stay on the menu all year round. These floppy flatbreads are just as delicious as their crisp Scottish cousins, and certainly make a better bacon butty. Though there are spurious links to India, with claims that the local oatcake was inspired by the chapatis the North Staffordshire regiment enjoyed while stationed there in the days of the Raj, in fact oat breads…

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How to cook the perfect boeuf bourguignon

It’s a mystery to me how this giant of the French classical repertoire has escaped the clutches of this column for so long. Richard Olney (another big beast of the Gallic cookery scene) describes boeuf bourguignon as “probably the most widely known of all French preparations”, while Elizabeth David introduces it as “a favourite among those carefully composed, slowly cooked dishes, which are the domain of French housewives and owner-cooks of modest restaurants rather than of professional chefs”. Sounds manageable. Yet Olney goes on, slightly worryingly, that “beef burgundy certainly…

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How to bake the perfect swiss roll

ow do you make a swiss roll? Push him down a mountain. Sorry, it had to be done. Thankfully, however, there are easier ways to score a slice of this much loved and, despite the name, very British cake. Neglected in recent years in favour of flashier rivals, it’s one of those rare pieces of patisserie to combine both style, in the form of that joyous spiral of jam, and substance – though not too much: it’s a sponge, not a roly poly. Thankfully, for something that looks so impressive, the swiss roll…

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How to cook the perfect miso ramen

Less a fast food than a national obsession, ramen inspires levels of devotion in its millions of fans that can seem puzzling to anyone who has never had the – considerable – pleasure. Yet one ridiculously rich, intensely savoury and scalding slurp is enough to explain why this simple noodle soup is fast becoming a global cult. Though it is not a dish with a long and distinguished pedigree (it was introduced to Japan by Chinese tradesmen in the 19th century, helped by imports of US wheat during the postwar years and…

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How to bake the perfect salted caramel brownies

Some of you, I know, have had your fill of salted caramel. You’re sick of finding it in everything from green tea to cider, still unconvinced by the idea of a savoury sweet, and that famous image of Nigella dripping head to toe in sugary, buttery saline goodness leaves you utterly cold. And I’m sorry for your loss, really I am. Because, to the rest of us, the attractions are all too clear: rich and buttery, with an intense caramel sweetness shot through with maritime undercurrents, it’s hard to think of many things…

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How to cook the perfect spotted dick

  Spotted dick may have a name that only the British could love, but it’s a dish the rest of the world could well learn to treasure, and not just for the laughter it inevitably prompts. A doughty mainstay of school dinners throughout the 20th century, this steamed suet pudding – pleasingly plain yet plump with currants – feels like the product of a different age in comparison with the obvious charms of last week’s salted caramel brownie, possibly because it is. According to Regula Ysewijn’s rightly lauded history of the British…

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