Moto C Plus Flipkart Open Sale at 12 Noon Today

Moto C Plus smartphone with 4000mAh battery launched in India on Monday carrying a price tag of Rs. 6,999. The smartphone went on sale the day after, and Flipkart says the entire stock of Moto C Plus units was sold out in 7 minutes. If you’ve been looking to buy the smartphone and had no luck earlier this week, you will have another chance later today. Flipkart is hosting an open sale of the Moto C Plus at 12 noon today.

Moto C Plus specifications and price in India
The Moto C Plus runs on Android Nougat and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. You also get 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD slot (up to 128GB). The smartphone will be available in Black, White and Gold colour options on Flipkart.

The Moto C Plus comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 micron pixels, autofocus, 71-degree field of view and an LED flash. It also gets a 2-megapixel front-facing camera similar to the Moto C. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery that is much larger than the 2350mAh battery inside the Moto C. The Moto C Plus measures 144×72.3x10mm and weighs 162 grams.

Moto C Plus Flipkart Open Sale at 12 Noon Today
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM and 3G connectivity. Much like the case with the Moto C, the Moto C Plus also gets 4G VoLTE support and dual-SIM card slots.

Flipkart Own Your Dream Phone sale
Apart from the Moto C Plus, Flipkart is also hosting a big ‘Own Your Dream Phone’ sale where it is offering deals on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Google Pixel, and Moto Z. Prices start at Rs. 14,999.

 

OnePlus 5 Launched in India, Price Starts at Rs. 32,999: Launch Offers, Release Date, Specifications, and More

OnePlus 5 (Review) has been launched in India, just two days after its global unveiling. The new smartphone has been launched at starting price of Rs. 32,999, and will be available on Amazon India for now, and will head to the OnePlus retail channels next week. However, fans who want to get their hands on the smartphone offline can get it at the pop-up events being held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai over the next two days. There are several OnePlus 5 India launch offers the company has announced for those who purchase the smartphone from Amazon.

OnePlus 5 Launched in India, Price Starts at Rs. 32,999: Launch Offers, Release Date, Specifications, and More

OnePlus 5 price in India, and availability

The OnePlus 5 price in India is Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, while those who want to purchase the model with 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage will have to shell out Rs. 37,999. The former will only be available in the Slate Grey colour variant, while the latter will only be available in Midnight Black. These OnePlus 5 prices are slightly more expensive than in the US, but cheaper than in Europe.

OnePlus 5 sale in India starts from Thursday itself, via Amazon India. The first Early Access Sale opens at 4:30pm IST for users that registered for notification. The OnePlus 5 will then be made available for open sale from Amazon India, OnePlus Store, and OnePlus Experience Stores (in Delhi and Bengaluru) from 12am IST, Tuesday, June 27.

OnePlus 5 India launch offers
Both 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage OnePlus 5 variants will be made available during the sale. Vodafone prepaid users will get 10GB of data per month at the price of 1GB for 5 months on buying the smartphone between June 22 and September 30. Similarly, postpaid subscribers of the operator will get 9GB of additional data free for 5 billing cycles if they are on plans with 1GB or more data; on top of this, Vodafone Red users wit 4G SIM will get 10GB of extra free data per month for 3 months through by logging into the MyVodafone app.

SBI credit and debit card holders will get flat Rs. 1.500 cashback on the OnePlus 5 price, on top of the up to Rs. 1,000 exchange offer the company is running (valid till June 28 across all authorised retail channels). Kindle users who purchase the handset between June 22 and July 31 will get promotional e-book credit worth Rs. 500 when logging into the app from the smartphone. Sign in on the Amazon Prime Video app on the phone to get Rs. 250 cashback in Amazon Pay balance. All OnePlus 5 users will be eligible for 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on downloading the Kotak 811 savings account and activating it with an initial deposit of Rs. 1,000.

OnePlus 5 features
Before we get to the OnePlus 5 specifications, let us first take a look at the OnePlus 5 features that deserve to be highlighted. The first, is the dual rear camera setup. OnePlus claims the setup is the “highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone”, comprising a 16-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel telephoto camera. The two cameras together provide effects like Bokeh and lossless zoom up to 2x. The company has also increased the size of the aperture of the main camera compared to the OnePlus 3T, enabling better low-light performance and image stabilisation. OnePlus has chosen include only EIS on the smartphone, forgoing OIS. Also added is a Pro Mode for manual adjustments. More details about the OnePlus camera can be found in the specifications section of this article.

Other features about the OnePlus 5 that are worth highlighting include support for 34 GSM network bands (making it a “true world phone”, according to OnePlus), OxygenOS additions (App Priority, Expanded Screenshots, Reading Mode, Translucent App Drawer, Auto Night Mode, Off-Screen Gestures, Customisable Vibrations, Gaming DND Mode, and Secure Box), as well as the hardware capacitive keys and the Alert Slider.

oneplus 5 front back gadgets 360

The OnePlus 5 features a fingerprint sensor on the Home Button, said the unlock the smartphone in as little as 0.2 seconds. It supports Paytm Quick Pay, which is a fingerprint reader shortcut to open the Paytm app’s payment page. Users will need to long press the Home Button with their registered finger to open the Paytm payment page.

OnePlus specifications
We finally get to the OnePlus 5 specifications. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) dual-standby smartphone runs OxygenOS, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with a pixel density of 401ppi (pixels per inch) and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The display supports both sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards.

The OnePlus 5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (four cores clocked at 2.45GHz, and four cores clocked at 1.9GHz), coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, as well as the Adreno 540 GPU.

As for the camera, the OnePlus 5’s dual rear camera setup supports EIS and bears a 16-megapixel main camera with a 1.12-micron pixel Sony IMX398 sensor and an f/1.7 aperture. This is clubbed with a 20-megapixel telephoto camera featuring a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX350 sensor and an f/2.6 aperture. The OnePlus 5 front camera on the other hand bears a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with 1-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS.

OnePlus has used UFS 2.1 storage on the OnePlus 5, and as we mentioned, the smartphone will be available in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. OnePlus has not included a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

As for OnePlus 5 connectivity options, the company has included 4G VoLTE (Cat. 12, up to 600Mbps downloads and 150Mbps uploads), dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C (v2.0). The OnePlus 5 bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. The smartphone measures 154.2×74.1×7.25mm, and weighs in at 153 grams.

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T, Mi 6, iPhone 7 Plus

If you’re interested in how the smartphone compares against rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 Plus, and Xiaomi Mi 6 in terms of price, specifications, and features, read our comparison piece. If you’re wondering just what the differences are between the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T, refer to our ‘What’s New and Different’ piece.

 

 

Vivo Looks Set to Launch First Smartphone With In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor at MWC Shanghai

Last week, a short leaked video clip showed a Vivo smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor and while the authenticity of that video was still under scrutiny, the company has now launched an official teaser that hints at the feature. As per the launch teaser, the company might be launching its upcoming smartphone with in-screen fingerprint sensor at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai, scheduled to start on June 28.

The launch teaser, shared by Vivo India on Wednesday, shows that fingerprint sensor logo going in and out of a plane, seemingly indicating that the sensor will be embedded in the display. Moreover, the company has mentioned a tagline that says “Unlock the Future” on the teaser image. While it is possible that the company could be indicating some other security feature related to the fingerprint sensor, our best guess for now would be a display-integrated fingerprint sensor.

Vivo Looks Set to Launch First Smartphone With In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor at MWC Shanghai

In its tweet, Vivo India said, “We are thrilled to be launching a new solution in just a few days at Shanghai #MWC2017. Let’s unlock the future together!” If Vivo indeed becomes the first company to launch a smartphone with in-screen fingerprint scanner, it will come across as quite an achievement for the company as tech behemoths Apple and Samsung are said to be struggling with the feature’s implementation on their upcoming flagship smartphones.

While Samsung is said to have ditched plans for the feature altogether on Galaxy Note 8, Apple’s iPhone 8 smartphones have been tipped to face delayed shipments as the company is still contemplating the manner in which the sensor should be introduced to its upcoming iPhone 8.

 

 

 

Karbonn Aura Note 2 With AI-Based Fashion App Launched at Rs. 6,490

Karbonn on Thursday unveiled the Aura Note 2 smartphone with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution at Rs. 6,490. It is available in Coffee-Champagne and Black-Champagne colour variants. The company is touting a fashion-centric app that uses AI-based technology to find matching apparel from photos.

Commenting on the launch of the Karbonn Aura Note 2, Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles, said, “With this, we aim to enrich the experience of our users making fashion as effortless as it can be. A balance of simplified technology and innovation, ‘Aura Note 2’ will surely be a sought-after smartphone.”

The Karbonn Aura Note 2 comes integrated with an app ‘Vistoso’ which allows users to search for an outfit by simply clicking its picture, with the AI engine of the app automatically recognising the print, pattern and colour of the outfit to give relevant results.

Karbonn Aura Note 2 With AI-Based Fashion App Launched at Rs. 6,490

The dual-SIM Karbonn Aura Note 2 smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core SoC, coupled with 2GB of RAM. For optics, the Aura Note 2 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera alongside a 5-megapixel front camera.
The smartphone bears 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).

Connectivity options on the Karbonn Aura Note 2 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and FM radio. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a 2900mAh battery, measures 115x78x8mm, and weighs 164 grams.

 

 

 

15 desi Indian sweets you can try at home

1. Sweet indulgence!

India is known for its delectable desserts. Popularly called Mithai, we have a rich heritage of traditional sweets that are made in desi ghee or clarified butter (Gulab Jamun, Ghevar, Balushahi, Imarti, Jalebi), baked ( Orissa’s special Chhana Podo), made with mawa like( Burfi, Milk Cake), chhana or paneer based sweets(Sandesh, Chanar Jilipi, Chhana Murki) and lentil, flour, fruits and veggie based (Ghiya Burfi, Carrot Burfi, Besan Laddu, Atta Pinni).

We have inherited these sweets from the Khansamas who churned out delicacies in the royal kitchens and the home chefs who thought of putting to best use the readily available kitchen ingredients. No meal is complete here without a bite of these amazing desserts. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the best country to be born. Here is a list of traditional mithais that form and integral part of the Indian culinary culture.

2. Mishti Doi

Mishti Doi is a popular sweet dish of Bengali cuisine. This dessert recipe looks very simple but has a rich taste of sweetened yogurt and is prepared with caramelized sugar, warm milk and and plain yogurt. It is rich, creamy and got perfect texture. You can have this special dessert after meal and enjoy the divine taste. The Bengalis are famous for their sweet preparations and Mishti Doi is among their most well known desserts. Making this mouth drooling recipe is really easy. This makes for a great dessert option when entertaining guests over an Indian meal. Serve the Mishti Doi at a dinner party or for a weekend post-meal treat. You can also pair this yoghurt recipe with parathas of your choice.

3. Rasgulla

Considered ‘King of Indian sweets’, Rasgulla or roshogullas (in Bengali) is a very popular traditional Bengali dessert made with fresh paneer. All the festivals and special occasions are incomplete without this sweet dish. Loved by people of all age groups, you can easily prepare this dessert recipe at home for your loved ones! The trick in making the perfect rasgullas is in kneading the paneer well. You can also make paneer at home by boiling two liters milk and cuddling it with lemon juice. If you do not like the flavour of lemon juice, you can use vinegar. Rasgullas taste best when served chilled. There is always a fear of rasgullas getting dissolved in the sugar syrup while they are being simmered. Keep the flame low to avoid this. We bet everyone in your family is going to love these soft, delicious balls of sweetness! Indulge!

4. Qubani Ka Meetha

Also known as khubani ka meetha, Qubani Ka Meetha is a traditional dessert recipe made with apricots in Hyderabadi cuisine. Truly delicious, it is an easy-to-make sweet dish that you can prepare for your family and friends on special occasions and festivals. During the hold month of Ramadan, people who are fasting tend to be low on energy. This sweet dish recipe is supremely enriching and will provide you with an instant energy in the evening while breaking the fast. You can also prepare this mouth-watering dessert recipe on pot lucks and kitty parties, your guests will love it for sure. Try out this quick dessert recipe that can be prepared in minutes! Enjoy!

5. Pista Sandesh

Bengalis are known for their sweet language and sweet desserts. One of the most popular Bengali sweet recipe is ”Pista Sandesh” . The lip smacking sweet is prepared mostly during festivals. The sweet is made with milk, citric acid, pistachios, and sugar. You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste. You can also switch to a low calorie sweet by replacing sugar with brown sugar or jaggery (cane sugar). Serve during pot luck, buffet, game night, kitty party, road trip to yoyr friends and family to enlighten their tastebuds.

6. Phirni

Phirni is a very popular North Indian dessert made with ground rice and milk during festivals like Diwali and Holi. It is an aromatic dish that has been part of the Indian tradition through generations. Unlike kheer in which whole rice is used, in Phirni, broken or semi ground rice is cooked with milk.

7. Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak is a South Indian recipe made using gram flour (besan), sugar and ghee. This dessert recipe is South India’s most iconic sweet and gets its name from its city of origin – Mysore. You can prepare this delicious and rich sweet recipe on auspicious occasions like Diwali, Janmashtami and even Rakhi. Try this scrumptious dessert recipe and give your meal a perfect ending! This minimal ingredients recipe will require some practice to perfect, but in the end it is worth it all. Make sure that you fry the gram flour properly so that the raw smell of besan goes away. This scrumptious dessert recipe is sure to be loved by people of all age groups.

8. Modak

9. Mithi Seviyan

Seviyans can be made in a number of ways. This mithi seviyan recipe uses khoya, condensed milk, dry fruits and cardamom powder to give a unique taste to this delightful dish. Specially made during Eid, Seviyan can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge in serving dishes, so that you don’t have to bother when guests pour in. You can make this dish richer by adding more dryfruits and frying them in ghee before mixing them with the seviyan. If you want you can also add some whipped cream to this delectable preparation while serving.

10. Malpua

Malpua is a popular North Indian recipe made during festivals and special occasions. Prepared with maida and semolina, this is a quick dessert recipe that you can make for your loved ones. These small pancakes are fried in ghee and then dunked in sugar syrup. This Indian dessert recipe is popular in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal, however each region has a different of making these. These different versions include ingredients like fruits, milk and even coconut. This is usually served with rabri but you can also eat malpuas without it. This easy and quick recipe makes soft and fluffy pancakes with crisp outer edges. If you have sudden guests coming over, worry not! Just prepare this easy batter and a delightful dessert will be ready in minutes. Apart from festivals, you can also prepare this sweet recipe on occasions like kitty parties and house parties and your guests will surely be impressed.

11. Jalebi

Jalebi is a popular Indian dessert made with maida and sugar syrup. Served during festivals and special occasions, this dessert recipe is loved not just by kids but adults too. The crisp sugary spirals taste brilliant when served piping hot along with chilled rabri. Traditionally a muslin cloth with a hole in it is used to make the spirals in hot oil, but using a squeezy bottle makes it much simpler. Its batter has to be well fermented to get that perfect taste. For a twist, this simple recipe can also be served as a breakfast with milk or curd. This easy and quick dessert recipe is paired with different dishes in different regions. In Gujarat, Jalebi is often paired with Fafda, whereas in other regions it is served with rabri. It is mostly prepared on festivals like Diwali and Holi, though you can make it as per your mood and cravings. It is also perfect as a delightful evening snack when paired with samosas and hot masala tea. Try this delicious recipe

12. Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a quintessential Indian sweet made during special occasions and festivals. It needs some basic ingredients like khoya, milk and sugar and unlike Rasgulla which needs to be cooked with a lot of care, Gulab Jamun can be prepared easily and pairs well with a number of dishes like samosa, kachoris and even custards and ice-creams. Follow this easy recipe and become a pro in making Gulab Jamuns.

13. Gujiya

Gujiya is a popular sweet dish made on festivals like Diwali and Holi. Filled with a mixture made with khoya, almonds and green cardamom, this dessert recipe is loved by everyone. Try this delicious recipe which is easier to serve and can be packed to picnic and road trips.

14. Double ka Meetha

A famous Hyderabadi dessert which gets its richness from the saffron milk and dry fruits. The crisp of the bread and the flavourful bread, fragranced with rose water coated with condensed milk is quite a treat to the palates. It has a crunchy dry fruit topping that enhances the taste even further.

15. Balushahi

Balushahi is that traditional Indian sweet which is an inalienable part of Indian weddings and celebrations. As per the ritual, in most parts of India, the bride carries this sweet when she goes to her in-laws home for the first time after marriage. Packed in large bamboo baskets and decorated with coloured paper, this delicious sweet is a symbol of joy and festivity. Made in desi ghee, Balushahi might be rich in calories, but is that perfect sweet that gives you pure joy! Melt-in-the mouth it is also called Makkhan Vada in many regions. You can make Balushahi at home by following this simple recipe. Try out this special recipe on festivals like Holi, Diwali, Janamashtami, Durga Puja and even get togethers and parties and impress your family and friends.

16. Rasmalai

Rasmalai is an easy and delicious Indian sweet recipe made during various festivals and special occasions. This dessert recipe is made using milk, paneer and dry fruits. Try this easy and yummy sweet dish!

15 desi Indian sweets you can try at home

1. Sweet indulgence!

India is known for its delectable desserts. Popularly called Mithai, we have a rich heritage of traditional sweets that are made in desi ghee or clarified butter (Gulab Jamun, Ghevar, Balushahi, Imarti, Jalebi), baked ( Orissa’s special Chhana Podo), made with mawa like( Burfi, Milk Cake), chhana or paneer based sweets(Sandesh, Chanar Jilipi, Chhana Murki) and lentil, flour, fruits and veggie based (Ghiya Burfi, Carrot Burfi, Besan Laddu, Atta Pinni).

We have inherited these sweets from the Khansamas who churned out delicacies in the royal kitchens and the home chefs who thought of putting to best use the readily available kitchen ingredients. No meal is complete here without a bite of these amazing desserts. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the best country to be born. Here is a list of traditional mithais that form and integral part of the Indian culinary culture.

2. Mishti Doi

Mishti Doi is a popular sweet dish of Bengali cuisine. This dessert recipe looks very simple but has a rich taste of sweetened yogurt and is prepared with caramelized sugar, warm milk and and plain yogurt. It is rich, creamy and got perfect texture. You can have this special dessert after meal and enjoy the divine taste. The Bengalis are famous for their sweet preparations and Mishti Doi is among their most well known desserts. Making this mouth drooling recipe is really easy. This makes for a great dessert option when entertaining guests over an Indian meal. Serve the Mishti Doi at a dinner party or for a weekend post-meal treat. You can also pair this yoghurt recipe with parathas of your choice.

3. Rasgulla

Considered ‘King of Indian sweets’, Rasgulla or roshogullas (in Bengali) is a very popular traditional Bengali dessert made with fresh paneer. All the festivals and special occasions are incomplete without this sweet dish. Loved by people of all age groups, you can easily prepare this dessert recipe at home for your loved ones! The trick in making the perfect rasgullas is in kneading the paneer well. You can also make paneer at home by boiling two liters milk and cuddling it with lemon juice. If you do not like the flavour of lemon juice, you can use vinegar. Rasgullas taste best when served chilled. There is always a fear of rasgullas getting dissolved in the sugar syrup while they are being simmered. Keep the flame low to avoid this. We bet everyone in your family is going to love these soft, delicious balls of sweetness! Indulge!

4. Qubani Ka Meetha

Also known as khubani ka meetha, Qubani Ka Meetha is a traditional dessert recipe made with apricots in Hyderabadi cuisine. Truly delicious, it is an easy-to-make sweet dish that you can prepare for your family and friends on special occasions and festivals. During the hold month of Ramadan, people who are fasting tend to be low on energy. This sweet dish recipe is supremely enriching and will provide you with an instant energy in the evening while breaking the fast. You can also prepare this mouth-watering dessert recipe on pot lucks and kitty parties, your guests will love it for sure. Try out this quick dessert recipe that can be prepared in minutes! Enjoy!

5. Pista Sandesh

Bengalis are known for their sweet language and sweet desserts. One of the most popular Bengali sweet recipe is ”Pista Sandesh” . The lip smacking sweet is prepared mostly during festivals. The sweet is made with milk, citric acid, pistachios, and sugar. You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste. You can also switch to a low calorie sweet by replacing sugar with brown sugar or jaggery (cane sugar). Serve during pot luck, buffet, game night, kitty party, road trip to yoyr friends and family to enlighten their tastebuds.

6. Phirni

Phirni is a very popular North Indian dessert made with ground rice and milk during festivals like Diwali and Holi. It is an aromatic dish that has been part of the Indian tradition through generations. Unlike kheer in which whole rice is used, in Phirni, broken or semi ground rice is cooked with milk.

7. Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak is a South Indian recipe made using gram flour (besan), sugar and ghee. This dessert recipe is South India’s most iconic sweet and gets its name from its city of origin – Mysore. You can prepare this delicious and rich sweet recipe on auspicious occasions like Diwali, Janmashtami and even Rakhi. Try this scrumptious dessert recipe and give your meal a perfect ending! This minimal ingredients recipe will require some practice to perfect, but in the end it is worth it all. Make sure that you fry the gram flour properly so that the raw smell of besan goes away. This scrumptious dessert recipe is sure to be loved by people of all age groups.

8. Modak

9. Mithi Seviyan

Seviyans can be made in a number of ways. This mithi seviyan recipe uses khoya, condensed milk, dry fruits and cardamom powder to give a unique taste to this delightful dish. Specially made during Eid, Seviyan can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge in serving dishes, so that you don’t have to bother when guests pour in. You can make this dish richer by adding more dryfruits and frying them in ghee before mixing them with the seviyan. If you want you can also add some whipped cream to this delectable preparation while serving.

10. Malpua

Malpua is a popular North Indian recipe made during festivals and special occasions. Prepared with maida and semolina, this is a quick dessert recipe that you can make for your loved ones. These small pancakes are fried in ghee and then dunked in sugar syrup. This Indian dessert recipe is popular in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal, however each region has a different of making these. These different versions include ingredients like fruits, milk and even coconut. This is usually served with rabri but you can also eat malpuas without it. This easy and quick recipe makes soft and fluffy pancakes with crisp outer edges. If you have sudden guests coming over, worry not! Just prepare this easy batter and a delightful dessert will be ready in minutes. Apart from festivals, you can also prepare this sweet recipe on occasions like kitty parties and house parties and your guests will surely be impressed.

11. Jalebi

Jalebi is a popular Indian dessert made with maida and sugar syrup. Served during festivals and special occasions, this dessert recipe is loved not just by kids but adults too. The crisp sugary spirals taste brilliant when served piping hot along with chilled rabri. Traditionally a muslin cloth with a hole in it is used to make the spirals in hot oil, but using a squeezy bottle makes it much simpler. Its batter has to be well fermented to get that perfect taste. For a twist, this simple recipe can also be served as a breakfast with milk or curd. This easy and quick dessert recipe is paired with different dishes in different regions. In Gujarat, Jalebi is often paired with Fafda, whereas in other regions it is served with rabri. It is mostly prepared on festivals like Diwali and Holi, though you can make it as per your mood and cravings. It is also perfect as a delightful evening snack when paired with samosas and hot masala tea. Try this delicious recipe

12. Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a quintessential Indian sweet made during special occasions and festivals. It needs some basic ingredients like khoya, milk and sugar and unlike Rasgulla which needs to be cooked with a lot of care, Gulab Jamun can be prepared easily and pairs well with a number of dishes like samosa, kachoris and even custards and ice-creams. Follow this easy recipe and become a pro in making Gulab Jamuns.

13. Gujiya

Gujiya is a popular sweet dish made on festivals like Diwali and Holi. Filled with a mixture made with khoya, almonds and green cardamom, this dessert recipe is loved by everyone. Try this delicious recipe which is easier to serve and can be packed to picnic and road trips.

14. Double ka Meetha

A famous Hyderabadi dessert which gets its richness from the saffron milk and dry fruits. The crisp of the bread and the flavourful bread, fragranced with rose water coated with condensed milk is quite a treat to the palates. It has a crunchy dry fruit topping that enhances the taste even further.

15. Balushahi

Balushahi is that traditional Indian sweet which is an inalienable part of Indian weddings and celebrations. As per the ritual, in most parts of India, the bride carries this sweet when she goes to her in-laws home for the first time after marriage. Packed in large bamboo baskets and decorated with coloured paper, this delicious sweet is a symbol of joy and festivity. Made in desi ghee, Balushahi might be rich in calories, but is that perfect sweet that gives you pure joy! Melt-in-the mouth it is also called Makkhan Vada in many regions. You can make Balushahi at home by following this simple recipe. Try out this special recipe on festivals like Holi, Diwali, Janamashtami, Durga Puja and even get togethers and parties and impress your family and friends.

16. Rasmalai

Rasmalai is an easy and delicious Indian sweet recipe made during various festivals and special occasions. This dessert recipe is made using milk, paneer and dry fruits. Try this easy and yummy sweet dish!

Andy Murray stunned by Jordan Thompson as seeds fall at Queen’s Club

Andy Murray suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of his career as the world number one slumped to a stunning Queen’s Club first-round defeat by Australia’s Jordan Thompson on Tuesday.

Murray was hoping to warm up for his Wimbledon title defence by winning the Queen’s title for a sixth time, but instead he succumbed to an astonishing 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 exit against the world number 90.

The 30-year-old’s loss was all the more remarkable because Thompson was only called up to face Murray at the last minute.

Andy Murray

Murray was scheduled to face Aljaz Bedene, but he withdrew with a wrist injury just hours before Tuesday’s match, leaving Thompson, who was at the west London venue as an alternate after losing in the qualifying rounds, to scramble to get ready for his unexpected date with destiny.

With the Queen’s champion well below his best, 23-year-old Thompson seized his opportunity in memorable fashion and handed Murray his earliest exit from the tournament since 2012.

“It’s a big blow for sure. It’s not ideal obviously,” said Murray, who has failed to get past the second round in three of his last four tournaments.

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“He was better than me. I didn’t create loads of chances and didn’t return particularly well.

“If I play like that, I certainly won’t win Wimbledon.”

The shock loss ended Murray’s 14-match winning streak on grass and his 10-match unbeaten run at Queen’s.

 

After reaching the French Open semi-finals to raise hopes that he was finally back on track following a poor first half of the season, Murray will head to Wimbledon, which starts on July 3, with fresh doubts about the state of his game.

“Andy’s the world number one. I’ve looked up to him. That’s definitely the biggest win of my career,” Thompson said.

“I was sitting around hoping to get a match. I got in the draw and I’m so lucky to be here.”

Murray’s downfall left Queen’s without the top three seeds as world number three Stan Wawrinka and world number six Milos Raonic also crashed out.

Wawrinka was beaten 7-6 (7/4) 7-5 by Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in the Swiss star’s first match since being thrashed by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.

“I’m really sad to have lost. I would have liked more matches here,” Wawrinka said.

“There’s still a lot of work to do physically and on my game, to be in a better place on grass.”

Raonic finished as Queen’s and Wimbledon runner-up last year, but the Canadian’s hopes of another strong showing on grass were wrecked by Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis’s 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (10/8) triumph.

“I was just a little too passive. I was letting him dictate too much,” Raonic said.

“Obviously the disappointment is high right now.”

 

Meltdown

So far this year, Murray has been mired in a major slump by his sky-high standards after battling shingles, an elbow injury and the flu.

Even so, no one saw this meltdown coming.

Thompson has never won a Tour title, while Murray has 45, including three Grand Slams, to his credit.

But, while Thompson might not have Murray’s glittering trophy cabinet, the 23-year-old was already up to speed on grass after reaching the final of the Surbiton Challenger last week.

And in his first match since losing to Wawrinka on the Paris clay, Murray looked all at sea.

Thompson was showing impressive serve and volley prowess and, with Murray lacking focus and fluency, the Australian took advantage to steal the first set tie-break.

When Murray squandered three break points at the start of the second set, Thompson’s confidence rose even further.

He out-witted the Wimbledon champion in a long rally to break in the fifth game, then landed the knockout blow with another break before finishing off the bewildered Murray.

 

 

 

Jharkhand Board Class 12 arts result declared at jac.nic.in, 71.95% pass, check it here

The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Tuesday declared the result of the humanities stream of Class 12 board examination. The overall pass percentage is 71.95%. The pass percentage of boys is 69.19% and for girls it is 74.02%.

Candidates can check their results on council’s official website jac.nic.in after they are uploaded on the website. Click on the link for Class 12 arts result and key in the required details (like roll code and roll number). The result will be displayed on the screen.

Jharkhand board

This year, the exams between February 19 and March 7 were conducted amidst strict security as many of the exam centres fell in Maoist-hit areas of the tribal state. Few students were caught using unfair means and leaking of questions papers was also reported.

The result for the science and commerce were declared on May 30. The pass percentage of both the streams dipped as compared to last year. Out of the 90,871 examinees in science, 47,589 or 52.36% passed the exam. In commerce, out of the 47,622 students, 28,618 passed, recording a pass percentage of 60.09.

 

Passive Smoking Can Put Young Girls At Risk Of Arthritis And Damaged Spinal Structure

Drop the butt now. Your smoking is not only risking your life but also bringing a host of health risks for that innocent non-smokers round you. Passive smoking or second hand smoking can prove to be dangerous too, having serious implications on one’s health, especially for young girls.According to a latest study, children, especially young girls who have been exposed to passive smoking in childhood, stand at greater risk of developing arthritis later in life.The exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood may put them in the risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, an inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine and large joints.

Passive Smoking Can Put Young Girls At Risk Of Arthritis And Damaged Spinal Structure

For the study and to analyse the impact of active and passive smoking on the risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis, a significant population of female volunteers born between 1925 and 1950 were prospectively followed since the year 1990.Exposure to passive smoking during childhood was found to be linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis risk and active smoking in adult life.

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As per the findings, smokers, who had childhood passive exposure, the hazard ratio was 1.73 compared to non-smokers who were not exposed during childhood. Consequently, the hazard ratio was found to be 1.37 in active smokers who had not been exposed to passive smoke during childhood. The mean age at inclusion in the study was 49 years and the average duration of follow-up was 21.2 years.

Lead study author Rapha le Seror from University Hospitals of South Paris, France, touted the study to be a an important intervention in the endangered environment the children are brought up in.

Out of 70,598 women, a total of 1,239 patients self-reported developing Rheumatoid Arthritis, of which 350 cases were eligible for analysis of the link to active and passive smoking and 280 in the analysis of the link to a history of an intestinal transit disorder.

To determine whether smoking is associated with more rapid spinal damage and disease progression seen on X-rays in Ankylosing Spondylitis, scientists drew a detailed review and meta-analysis of all the relevant and currently available studies.

The combined data suggested a significant link between smoking and cumulative spinal structural damage.

Lead author Professor Servet Akar from Izmir Katip Celebi University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey said, “Smoking constitutes a major risk factor not only for disease susceptibility but also disease severity in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Jharkhand Board Class 12 arts result declared at jac.nic.in, 71.95% pass, check it here

Jharkhand board

The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Tuesday declared the result of the humanities stream of Class 12 board examination. The overall pass percentage is 71.95%. The pass percentage of boys is 69.19% and for girls it is 74.02%.

Candidates can check their results on council’s official website jac.nic.in after they are uploaded on the website. Click on the link for Class 12 arts result and key in the required details (like roll code and roll number). The result will be displayed on the screen.

This year, the exams between February 19 and March 7 were conducted amidst strict security as many of the exam centres fell in Maoist-hit areas of the tribal state. Few students were caught using unfair means and leaking of questions papers was also reported.

The result for the science and commerce were declared on May 30. The pass percentage of both the streams dipped as compared to last year. Out of the 90,871 examinees in science, 47,589 or 52.36% passed the exam. In commerce, out of the 47,622 students, 28,618 passed, recording a pass percentage of 60.09.