BBAU varsity VC did not deal sensitively with sexual harassment case: Scheduled Caste Commission

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has said that Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), RC Sobti, “lacked sensitivity” when dealing with a case of sexual harassment filed by a woman scheduled caste official. It said recently that the vice chancellor “lacked maturity” while handling the complaint of BBAU’s woman registrar, a Dalit. NCSC made these observations after the registrar, Sunita Chandra, moved a petition with the commission, drawing its attention to the sexual harassment she alleged she faced on campus. Earlier, NCSC had pointed to flaws in the reservation…

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No students in this school: Sanskrit institute with four teachers in dire straits

From a distance, this government-run Sanskrit school in Sikar district of Rajasthan appears like any other run-down school with the building in need of paint. But once you enter the premises, it becomes clear that something else is amiss. The school is erringly quiet – there are no children on the small playground or, for that matter, in the classrooms. The Government Upper Primary Sanskrit School in Pratappura village has six classrooms, four teachers — but not a single student. The teachers report for work at about 8am, water the…

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Kareena Kapoor Khan: Nimbu paani with black salt and sugar helped me fight morning sickness

Earlier this year, Kareena Kapoor Khan divulged her secrets on how to shed post-pregnancy weight. The proud mother of Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, in a casual Facebook Live chat with her dietitian and nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar spoke about her mission to lose weight, but without compromising on health. She also revealed how she ate every 2-3 hours during her pregnancy to keep fit. Now, the duo is back with another live session and it looks like they still believe in the same diet mantra. Diwekar says, “Post-pregnancy, eating every 2 hours is important as…

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Enjoy the goodness of strawberries with these two delightful recipes

Strawberries with whipped cream or chocolate syrup is always a favourite. But don’t you ever want to move ahead and try something new in your kitchen? Simply watching MasterChef won’t help you. You need to get out there and try your hands at making something new. These recipes by Chef Jitendra Upadhyay, Pastry Chef, Renaissance Lucknow Hotel are worth trying. You will thank us once you master it. Fresh Strawberry Tart with Mascarpone Cream Ingredients For the Tart base 100g – Unsalted butter 50g – Icing/ Confectioners’ sugar 1 pinch…

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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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Indulge in some gooey Chocolate Bundt Cake with this amazing recipe

Gooey chocolate cakes are the stuff dreams are made of. Even though ready-made cakes are widely available in the market, there is nothing like a fresh one baked at home. But, with our busy schedules it might get a little difficult to manage one in the kitchen. But how about weekends? When faced with a dilemma like, “I want to have something nice and sweet”, weekends are the best time to put on the chef’s hat and whip up a dessert. This recipe by Chef Akhilesh Jha, Fresc Co, New…

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Ready in 30 mins: Cheese soufflés with apple, walnut and pomegranate salad recipe

Cheese soufflés are the stuff dreams are made of! Pair them with a healthy apple, walnut and pomegranate salad and you have the perfectly balanced dish. This recipe is worth saving to pass down to your future generations because not only is it easy to make but also equally delicious. We are glad Chef Akhilesh Jha of Fresc Co, New Delhi shared it with us. Serves 2 Ingredients 240ml – Milk 3 tbsp – Plain flour 60g – Unsalted butter 6 eggs, whole 175g – Mature cheddar, grated 1 tbsp –…

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Ready in 30 mins: Try this Spaghetti with Clams and Crispy Bread Crumbs recipe

In Italian cuisine, bread and spaghetti is like what daal and chawal (rice and lentils) is to Indians. This comfort food is also probably what you mostly order on your outings to your favourite Italian restaurant. Cooking it ‘al dente’ might be tricky but it comes with some experiments in the kitchen. If you are in the mood for some Italian today then try out this amazing Spaghetti with Clams and Crispy Bread Crumbs recipe by Chef Akhilesh Jha, Fresc Co, New Delhi. Serves 2 Ingredients 1/4 cup – Panko…

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With only 10% seats remaining, popular DU colleges closing admissions to most courses

Admissions to merit-based undergraduate courses under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University closed on Saturday, with admissions approved to almost 90% of the seats. This may have been the last chance for many to get admitted to popular course choices in sought after colleges at DU, as many of them will be closing admissions to these courses. DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd constituent colleges, of which 50,000 seats are for merit-based undergraduate courses. Admissions to these seats are based on cutoffs . By Saturday evening, admissions had been…

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10 Best Educational Apps for Children with Autism

If you are looking for some good educational apps that will help your child acquire and build up new skills while occupying their attention at the same time, take a look at this list of 10 best educational apps for children with autism. You can always hear grandparents and older people how technology has changed the society often for the worst. Main arguments are that people constantly stare at their mobile phones, tablets and that they do not communicate as much as they would if they were not constantly preoccupied with…

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