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As season changes and we await monsoon, renowned chef Harpal Singh from Tata Sky Cooking brings some recipes that are easy-to-cook and deliciously filling.
Karele Ke Chips
Prep. Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Bitter gourd (karela) 2 No. (Medium)
Turmeric powder 1 Tsp.
Sugar 2 Tbsp.
Lemon 1 No.
Gram flour (besan) ï¿½ cup
Rice flour 2 Tbsp.
Oil for deep Frying
Salt to taste
Red chili powder 1 Tsp.
Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 Tsp.
Chaat masala 1 Tsp.
Water as required
1. Wash bitter gourd and pat dry. Take out skin with the help of a small knife and cut into slices
2. Take a mixing bowl; add sliced bitter gourds, turmeric, sugar, lemon juice mix it well until sugar gets melts. Keep it aside for 15-20min
3. After 15-20 min. wash them in running water
4. Take another bowl add slice washed bitter gourd, gram flour, rice flour, salt, red chili powder, and carom seeds, and mix well. Add water as required and mix well, so that all slices are coated well with the masala mixture.
5. Meanwhile heat oil in a deep pan/kadai for deep frying. Once it’s hot, add bitter gourd slices to the oil in batches. Fry on the medium-low flame on both sides till the bitter gourds are crispy
6. Remove them from oil and drain on absorbent paper
7. Sprinkle chat masala on top. Serve with sweet chili sauce or tamarind chutney
Instant Bread Cheese Vada
Prep. Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 15min.
Bread Slice 8-10 No.
Curd ï¿½ Cup
Rice flour 3 Tbsp.
Cumin seeds 1 Tsp.
Ginger chopped 1 Tsp.
Green chilly chopped 2-3 No.
Coriander chopped 2 Tbsp.
Baking soda ï¿½ Tsp.
Curry leaves 1 Sprig
Cheese cube (small) 100 Gm.
Paneer cube (small) 100 Gm.
Ginger chopped 1 Tsp.
Green chilly chopped 1-2 No.
Coriander chopped 1 Tbsp.
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
1. Cut the side of each bread, tear off them into small pieces and add them to the mixing bowl
2. Add Curd, Rice flour, Cumin seeds, Ginger, Green chili, Coriander, soda, curry leaves, and salt
3. Mix it well and make dough. Keep it aside
4. Take another mixing bowl Add Cheese, Paneer, Ginger, Green chili, and Coriander. Mash it all together. Add salt and mix well
5. Take bread mixer and make a ball, flatten them gently, put paneer and cheese mix in middle and roll it around
6. heat oil in a pan and fry them in slow heat
7. When vadas are half done take them out from oil keep them aside for a while and fry them again in medium flame till golden brown. Remove them on tissue paper
8. Serve with tomato ketchup and green chutney
Methi Anda Pakoda
Prep. Time: 8-10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Palak chopped 1 Cup
Methi Leaves, chopped 2 Cup
Coriander Leaves, chopped ï¿½ Cup
Eggs, boiled 6 No.
Paneer, grated ï¿½ Cup
Turmeric powder ï¿½ Tsp.
Red chili powder 1 Tsp.
Ajwain 1 Tsp.
Besan 2 Cup
Salt to taste
Water as required
Oil for deep frying
1. Take palak and cut them properly and keep them in a bowl. Add methi leaves in the bowl, add coriander leaves to it
2. Now grate boiled eggs, paneer in the bowl. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and ajwain to the bowl
3. Add besan in the bowl and salt to taste and mix them well. Then add water to make a binding mixture
4. Heat oil in a pan, add small dollops of binding mixture in the pan to deep fry it. Take them out of the pan when it turns light brown
5. Sprinkle chat masala and red chili powder on the pakodas and serve it with green chutney. (IANS/JC)
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What Is Bullying?
Bullying is a pattern of recurrent aggressive behavior in which one person (or a group of individuals) in a position of authority intentionally intimidate or abuse another individual to cause bodily or emotional harm to that other. Bullying may take place in either a physical or verbal manner. Bullied individuals, as well as those who bully others, may have long-term repercussions.
Bullying may occur anywhere, at any time, in person or online (cyberbullying), and can take many forms, including verbal, physical, and social. Bullies utilize their position of power — such as physical strength, knowledge of something embarrassing, or popularity — to exert control over or damage other people. Many people assume that bullying occurs solely during childhood; nevertheless, bullying does not necessarily stop after a person reaches the age of adulthood.
Bullies in adulthood can take the form of a threatening boss or colleague, a controlling partner, a relative, or any other type of person. Even in our personal and professional lives, we sometimes encounter adult bullies who can be harmful to our mental well-being.
Bullied individuals, as well as those who bully others, may have long-term repercussions. | Photo by Unsplash
How To Deal With An Adult Bully?
For obvious reasons, adult bullying can be a painful and challenging experience for anybody who finds themselves on the receiving end of such behavior. Knowing how to deal with the antics of a bully properly, on the other hand, may help you learn, develop, and feel better levels of confidence. When you find yourself in this scenario, one of the most crucial things to remember is that you must not exhibit the bully any signs of fear. This might be difficult, depending on the sort of bully you are dealing with, but bullies enjoy fear, encouraging them to continue with their terrible conduct.
Maintaining a sense of connection with other people while dealing with bullying is quite essential. Bullies usually see alone persons as easier targets since they have a smaller support network to challenge them.
Courage and a support network are significant advantages; but, reporting the bully is also an excellent line of action. Contrary to common opinion, just ignoring a bully does not always prompt them to cease their behavior. Adult bullies of all kinds often interpret being ignored as a sign of weakness, encouraging them to continue bullying. If someone is bullying you, don't be scared to speak out and report the individual.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Keywords: mental health, bullying, bully, bullied, courage, abuse, harass, support, cyberbully
Silver and gold have always been preferred when it comes to wearing jewellery. Right from the times of monarchy in India, wealth and riches have been associated with wearing gold and silver for the various properties they have. Copper is a metal that has always been worn by the poor. It is not a metal that carries a significant association with health or wealth, but wearing at least one article of copper is extremely beneficial for health.
Copper is a reddish-brown metal that cannot be worn on its own. It has to be worn in the form of an alloy to prevent a reaction. Copper oxidizes in air and forms a green layer on it when exposed, much like the Statue of Liberty. Usually, bangles, chains, or rings of copper always have brass and traces of silver in them which helps with stabilizing its reactivity.
Wearing copper with stones in it looks very aesthetic, but copper is not durable enough to hold the stones, which is why it is fashioned into elaborate designs and sold. Copper is very malleable, and over time, the bangle or ring will take the shape of the wearer's hand or finger.
A copper ring Image source: Wikimedia commons
Jewellery made out of copper can be an excellent health indicator. Copper helps metabolize bodily functions faster, and the wearer experiences relief from indigestion. It also soothes joint pain, headaches, and arthritis. Using copper utensils also aids those with deficiencies. Since copper is absorbed slowly into the body, there is no fear of causing any kind of imbalance.
Sometimes copper leaves a greenish tinge on the skin. This happens when it oxidizes with sweat. This stain can be washed away with soap and water, but the fact that it appears is noteworthy. It is an indicator of too much acidity in the body. Greenish skin appears when the wearer's diet includes too much meat or acidic foods.
Copper might not be a very attractive metal, but wearing it has a lot of benefits for the health. It regulates metabolism, assimilation, and indicates health. It is definitely a good idea to wear copper jewellery at least once in a while.
Keywords: Copper jewellery, Copper is a health indicator, Metabolism, Oxidation, Benefits of copper
By Md Waquar Haider
When popular smartphone brands like Xiaomi and realme entered the laptop market in India last year, they were expected to shake the existing giants, specifically under the Rs 50,000 category. However, chip shortage and supply crunch have somewhat dented their plans to make a significant mark to date. According to industry experts, the issue with smartphone makers entering the laptop category is two-fold. The first one is a massive supply crunch in the laptop component market and only big brands are able to get volume and supplies.
The other factor is that the traditional players are very strong in the consumer laptop market. Top 3 players control more than 70 per cent of the market and strong portfolio, distribution, and channel reach as well as brand marketing has helped them massively. "New brands can surely make a dent in the consumer laptop market but are challenged by supply issues right now. Watch out for them in 2022 as and when supply situation eases up," Navkendar Singh, Research Director, Client Devices & IPDS, IDC India told IANS.
Dominated by HP Inc, Lenovo and Dell, the traditional PC market (inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in India continued to be robust as the shipments grew by 50.5 per cent year-over-year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2), according to IDC. Notebook PCs continue to hold more than three-fourth share in the overall category and grew 49.9 per cent YoY in 2Q21, reporting a fourth consecutive quarter with over 2 million units. Desktops also indicated a recovery as shipments grew 52.3 per cent YoY after recording the lowest shipments of the decade in 2Q20.
According to Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group, CMR, driven by the pandemic and the associated accelerated pivot to remote work, learn and unwind culture, PCs have been witnessing heightened demand. "Despite the current supply chain constraints, PCs are here to stay in the new never normal. In the run-up to the festive season, established PC market leaders will continue to leverage their brand salience and gain market share," Ram told IANS.
According to industry experts, the issue with smartphone makers entering the laptop category is two-fold. | Photo by Manuel on Unsplash
"On the other hand, there is a niche market for those new market entrants that are able to differentiate themselves from the competition in terms of features and value. "Alongside, they would need to back it with strong brand messaging to create awareness and recall amongst the target consumers," Ram added.
HP maintained its lead in the India PC market with a 33.6 per cent share as its shipments grew 54.2 per cent annually. Dell Technologies continued to hold the second position with a 22.1 per cent share and an impressive 86.1 per cent YoY growth in 2Q21. Lenovo maintained the third position with a share of 17.8 per cent in 2Q21.
Arvind Suraj, Research Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), said that there is always a trust issue with new brands. "You won't buy a laptop in 6 or 7 months just like smartphones. In this case, we often go for existing players. Brands like Lenovo, HP, ASUS and Acer have already gained our trust," he said. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Chip, shortage, laptop, market, India, Xiaomi, hp, dell, brands