14 Vegetarian Taco Recipes Even Meat Eaters Will Love

I may be an omnivore, but I have a deep, deep love for vegetarian tacos. It all started during my 22-day stint as a vegan (and thus, also a vegetarian)—meat-free tacos became my solace. They were the first thing I ate that didn’t feel like “vegan food” (although I’ve since learned that can be pretty good, too), because I loved meatless tacos just as much as their chicken, beef, and shrimp counterparts. Even now, I’ll often choose a vegetarian taco over a traditional one. When you add the right spices into the mix, crumbled…

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Love your chicken juicy? You will definitely love this Whole Roast Chicken recipe

When it comes to Whole Roast Chicken, most people like to follow the age-old family recipes handed down to them by their grandmothers. But what about the ones who don’t have a secret family recipe to fall back on? We feel their disappointment, we do. But it’s nothing that you can’t work around. Family recipes are fine but in today’s world with gourmet food being the talk of the town, it’s just kind of silly to stick to just one. We asked Chef Samta Gupta, Desi Roots, New Delhi, to…

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Privatisation of education minus robust supervision will be a disaster

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the government needs to exit infrastructure projects and even look at handing over schools and colleges to the private sector as is the case in Canada and Australia. At the same time, he was critical of India’s private sector, terming it as “most irrational” and “insensitive”. Mr Kant said it messed up projects by aggressive bidding and creating the current crisis in the public private partnership (PPP) model. The idea of privatising education is not a new one; over the years, thanks to the…

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Soon 15 IIITs will be able to grant BTech, MTech degrees; LS passes bill

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill declaring the 15 existing IIITs, established through public-private partnership, as institutions of national importance, enabling them to grant degrees. Education was not an issue of political partisanship, said Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar in his reply to the debate over the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017. “Education is not an issue for party politics. It is an issue of national policy,” Javadekar said. The statement of objects and reasons of the bill states that the IIITs set up…

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DU admissions 2017: These part-time courses will enhance your resume

Even if you have not got admission in the full-time courses in the Delhi University, you have some interesting short-term courses that can keep you busy and enhance your skills. A lot of professionals too are getting enrolled in such courses that can open various avenues for them. Short-term and part-time courses are generally meant for those who are aiming to improve their CV (and hence job profile) or are looking for some knowledge expansion. This doesn’t mean that regular graduation students can’t apply for them. Students who are pursuing…

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Paying touts for MBBS admissions? It will be cancelled, warns Medical Council

It’s raining text messages on candidates who have qualified National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year from touts promising them seats in private medical colleges for anything between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1.25 crore. Anyone tempted by such offers and skipping NEET counselling, which is mandatory for joining medical and dental programmes, runs the risk of having his or her admission cancelled, a senior Medical Council of India (MCI) official has warned. He said such candidates would be caught out by the MCI as it gets lists from all…

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MSBSHSE new evaluation pattern: Class IX students will not have oral tests in languages

Class IX students will no longer have to take oral examinations in languages and write internal assessments in social sciences, according to the new evaluation pattern announced by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). In a circular issued on Thursday, the MSBSHSE announced the new evaluation pattern for Class IX students as per the new curriculum. The circular states that students will have to attempt a theory examination for all three languages and social sciences for 100 marks. Currently, the subjects have 20 marks allotted…

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6 Tips That Will Help You Take The Best Food Photographs

Do you wonder how some people always manage to ace their food pictures and the ones you click, in contrast, look all dull and boring? Social media platforms are now overloaded with pictures of food that are beautiful, tasteful, enticing and sometime just plain gorgeous. Food photography is a skill that can be developed over a course time with the right knowledge and know-how. Because, if you are not tempted while looking at your own food pictures, then something must be wrong, right? It is essential to note that some of the…

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DU tales: Sites in North Campus that will make you inquisitive about history

Who said history is boring? Did you know that the vice-chancellor’s office in North Campus is the place where Bhagat Singh was held captive for a day? There are many such nuggets of history hidden in the monuments in and around the North Campus of Delhi University. Though K- Nags (Kamla Nagar) and Hudson Lane will pop up as popular hang out options during conversations; use the breaks between your classes to get acquainted with the hidden gems of history on campus and feel the old stone on your skin.…

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Mumbai student scores 99.6%, but error in online form will cost her a seat in college of her choice

Despite scoring 99.6% in the SSC exams, a Kandivli student will not get admission to the first year junior college (FYJC) of her choice. Why? She listed only one college in her option form, as she was unaware of how to go about the process. She listed Thakur College, Kandivli, but wants admission to NM College, Vile Parle — an institute she might have gotten into owing to her high score. Her mistake means she will now be allotted Thakur College in the first merit list. According to admission rules,…

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