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A new restaurant "Cowboys and Indians" opened up in Houston that serves a fusion of Indian and Texan food

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Houston, USA: November 20, 2016:

Indo-Pakistani restaurants are not exactly new to USA!

The tension between India and Pakistan is getting worse, but some South Asian immigrants to the United States find themselves far removed from all the conflicts in their native countries. Recently, In Houston, an Indian and a Pakistani opened up a new restaurant “Cowboys and Indians”. They borrowed the name from an old children’s game. The restaurant is situated in one of the trendiest neighborhoods of the city. The food is appealing to the Texas natives.

The tension between India and Pakistan is getting worse, but some South Asian immigrants to the United States find themselves far removed from all the conflicts in their native countries. Recently, In Houston, an Indian and a Pakistani opened up a new restaurant “Cowboys and Indians”. They borrowed the name from an old children’s game. The restaurant is situated in one of the trendiest neighborhoods of the city. The food is appealing to the Texas natives.

Before opening their restaurant, owners Imran Khan and Hasnanin Wazir ,  hosted some free tasting events for local residents to get their feedback.

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A customer appreciated the food saying, “I would eat that food every day. I really would. It is perfect.” Another customer said, “Food is delicious and I think it is a great concept. Indian and Texan fusion is something that hasn’t been done in Houston before at least.”

The menu combination reflects the culinary tastes of the owners.

Hasnanin Wazir, co-owner of the restaurant, said, “Imran came up to me about a year ago and said let’s open a restaurant together and we started looking into different areas, different locations and we loved this place.”

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The place was a gas station in 1931 and it retains some of that look. It’s in the popular Montrose area near downtown Houston where people look for a variety and distinction in cuisines.

Imran Khan, co-owner, said, “We are Americans. We are Texan. At the same time we have an Indian background and we want to share it with everybody else in the community.”

The two Texans have been friends for years and see themselves far removed from discord back in their birth lands.

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Wazir says, “We know there is a problem going over there but here it is a little different. “

They share culture and cuisine as well as a vision for the restaurant that includes building a patio on the roof with its partial view of Houston’s skyline so that people can come and hang out and have a great skyline view of downtown.

Opening any business involves risks but they are confident in their plans.

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?