World’s toughest maths competition: Two UK girls to make rare appearance on a platform for brainy boys

The rarefied world of international mathematics competitions has traditionally been where brainy teenage boys show their genius for problem solving. This year however, for the first time in a quarter of a century, two girls have made it into the UK squad for the International Mathematical Olympiad , the largest, oldest and most prestigious of international maths contests. The competition starts next week in Rio de Janeiro, when 17-year-old Rosie Cates from Cambridge will become the first female in the six-strong UK team for almost a decade. Naomi Wei, also…

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How to make Chinese Five Spice Rajgira Coconut Cookies

Chinese five spice is a blend of 5 spices – cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. It is common in many Asian dishes, and you can easily find pre-made blends in the dried spice section of most grocery stores. This spice blend is typically used in savoury dishes, but when combined with freshly grated coconut and healthy grains like rajgira and whole wheat, it turns out to be amazing! We got in touch with Donna George, blogger at theculinarytrail.com and freelance recipe developer and she shared the recipe of these…

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Sweet treats: How to make White Chocolate Strawberry Mille-Feuille

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the search for the best chocolate, cookie, pastry recipe starts! Basically, the look out for anything that is sweet and sounds a little exotic turns out to be in great demand around this time of the year. So that you don’t have to go through hours of surfing on the Internet, we bring you this delightful White Chocolate Strawberry Mille-Feuille recipe by Chef Deepak Yadav, pastry chef, Courtyard by Marriott, Gurugram Downtown. Have a great time treating your loved ones this V-Day! Ingredients 1ltr…

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How to make Strawberry Cheesecake

For dessert lovers, cheesecakes are an absolute favourite! After all, it’s soft cream cheese and it melts in your mouth. Who would hate that in the first place! And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, wouldn’t it be great to put on your chef’s hat and surprise your partner with a delicious treat? Also, celebration of love would be incomplete without something sweet, no? If you are single then even better as you will have the entire cheesecake to yourself! This recipe by Chef Jitendra Upadhyay, pastry chef, Renaissance…

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World Chocolate Day: How to make Chocolate Truffle Tart

Chocolate Truffle Tart is a classic. Loved by all, it’s a sure shot way to make yourself happy and of course, make your loved ones happy. If you still haven’t tried making one till date, then we say it’s about time. This easy recipe by Chef Ashish Rai, Head – Culinary, Barbeque Nation is a great way to start your culinary journey. Ingredients For crust ½ cup – Confectionery sugar 1½ cup – All-purpose flour 1 cup – Butter 5-6g – Baking powder For filling ½ kg – Dark chocolate…

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Food Review: Make Some Noise at Cafe Yell

As you amble past Defence Bakery, pondering on the meaning of life or the availability of hot butter croissants and whether the twain shall meet, keep an eye out. That’s how we spotted Cafe Yell, newly situated right above its parent, Yell, which is a long-time tenant and also a popular fashion retail brand. You get small hints of this as you take a seat in the cafe’s intimate space. Spools and darns, framed tailors’ scissors and measuring scales, giant buttons in pop colours, all recalling bygone times when tailoring…

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Teatime snacks: Make your evening interesting with this Mirchi Vada recipe

We do it at home, in office, in the bed, the car, even in front of the TV. For most of us, snacking has become second-nature, to an extent that our brains barely register the hand-to-mouth movement. We understand the everyday problems of having to go through the long list of snacking options, only to have settled for some food from the roadside stalls. It’s advisable to avoid it but for days when you have a yearning for some hot and crispy munchies, this Mirchi Vada recipe by Chef Ashish…

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New York eatery tops world’s best restaurants 2017; India fails to make the list

At the annual World’s 50 Best awards held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world was revealed. According to the list, Eleven Madison Park, New York triumphed as a foodie’s heaven beating last year’s number one, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The Italian delicacy dropped down to second place. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, took the third spot. According to Bloomberg, Chef Daniel Humm said, “I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could find myself…

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Oriental flavours: Here’s how to make Hot Basil Chicken Cups in simple steps

Love oriental cuisine? Subtle in taste and rich in flavour, more and more Indians are falling in love with food from not just China but as well as other South-Asian countries. And by far Japanese cuisine is gaining popularity. Japanese food is known for its intricacies, precision, and amazing presentation. The South Asian cuisine has mesmerised the world with its appealing look, exotic taste and high health quotient. But often, many shy away from trying this food at home in the fear that it might involve too much of a…

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Why all education institutions should make humanity a compulsory subject

All of us want to pursue different careers and courses have been designed to teach and develop various professions. These help us monetize our talents and thus contribute to economy and growth. Is economical and technical stability the only basis of measuring our country’s prosperity? In the race to gain economic and career success, we brush aside importance that emotional and mental stability place in our lives. Due to this, we keep coming across terrible stories of inhumane actions and reactions of our fellow citizens. Whenever there is an accident or someone…

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