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Deccan Chronicle


From waste to wealth

According to a World Health Organisation report, 11 out of the 12 most polluted cities in the world are from India. While the Prime Minister has been creating awareness through his Swachh Bharat campaign, a city-based couple is pro-actively doing something for the environment. In a career spanning 14 years in the food and beverage industry, Chef Amey Marathe has witnessed massive amounts of food wastage — from the kitchen to the bins and from the bins to the landfills, contributing to increasing soil and air pollution. This inspired Amey and his wife, Sujata to find a revolutionary process of...

When morsels get ‘military’ might

Freshly-ground masalas and succulent meat curries have been the calling card at a military canteen since the 17th century. Legend has it that Shahaji Bhonsle and later Shivaji’s armies were served at these robust canteens, which were also places for reconnaissance. In Karnataka, the warring armies of Tipu Sultan, and the British got their sustenance travelling long distances at these iconic canteens. They are famed even today for delicious local morsels with no frills, just gusto. Yet today, when the Oorean wants a bite of military oota, it’s an endeavour that has to be a well-planned as you have to...

Ramona Singer regrets her words

Ramona Singer is regretting something that she said after it ended up coming back to haunt her. According to People.com, in a preview of Wednesday’s night episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, Singer claimed that Shields “was on drugs” before he died of a suspected drug overdose last summer.“How smart can Dennis be? I mean, he was on drugs,” Singer said to her castmates. However, ahead of the episode, Singer apologised to both Bethenny Frankel and Shields’ family for making the comments. “I cringed when I saw what I said about Dennis in tonight’s episode. It definitely...

Jenny McCarthy opens up about her ‘miserable’ TV stint

Jenny McCarthy’s time on the talkshow The View was not what she expected. The actress described her time co-hosting the show as “miserable” in an excerpt from a new book by Ramin Setoodeh — Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View” — and slammed creator Barbara Walters, reports People.com. “It really was the most miserable I have ever had in my 25 years of show business,” McCarthy told Setoodeh. She even compared Walters to the abusive mother in the 1981 film Mommie Dearest because of the way she spoke to her during a debate about her son’s...

Lee Daniels talks about Jussie Smollett and empire cast

Empire creator Lee Daniels recently opened up about the Jussie Smollett “incident” for the first time since the return of the hit show, reports EOnline.com. Daniels uploaded an Instagram video on Wednesday night just hours before the most recent episode aired. Apparently, it had some details in it regarding Smollett’s character that seem a bit less-than-coincidental. “Me and my cast have experienced pain and anger and sadness and frustration and really don’t know how to deal with it (sic),” Daniels explained in the video, adding, “Everything has happened — what you are seeing tonight — prior to the incident. And...

Balancing fashion with modesty

Today’s women wear many hats — both at work and home. An outfit she chooses has to be fashionable yet practical, as her typical day would include commutes by local transport, meeting people from different walks of life and walks on busy streets. Besides, several offices and colleges have strict dress codes, which means that all women have a section of her wardrobe reserved for modest clothing. So, how does one decide what is modest? Everyone has their own interpretation of modesty – for some, it may be covering their arms while for others it could be about how deep...

Violent games that people play

The violent and aggressive video games that are being released over the last few years have hooked children, teens and also adults. They have everything from guns, knives, bombs to even killing people. The video of the recent shootings in Christchurch carried out by 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant that went viral on social media, looked eerily similar to a scene that comes up in a video game. First time watchers will have a hard time differentiating between what is real and unreal. A recent study released by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that “violent video game play is...

Fossil announces The Archival Series

Fossil has launched The Archival Series—a limited edition re-release of some of its most-loved timepieces. The Archival Series celebrates the most coveted and iconic watch designs from the last decades and allows new and existing fans alike to discover a fresh (or classic) favourite to add to your collection. There will be archival launches throughout 2019 starting in May, with a drop almost every month through the end of the year. This series represents Fossil’s affinity for its beloved nostalgic timepieces while giving modern interpretation to the brand’s long history of unique, forward-thinking fashion watch design. To mark the significance...

Dutch tram gunman to be charged with 'terrorist' killings

The Hague: Dutch prosecutors are to charge the suspect in a gun attack in a packed Utrecht tram with "terrorist" killings, saying he will appear for the first time before a judge on Friday. "The 37-year-old suspect will appear before a judge on Friday, charged with multiple murders with terrorist aims, as well as attempted murder and a terrorist threat," the public prosecution service said in a statement on Thursday. Prosecutors and police are still investigating whether the suspect, previously identified as Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis "acted out of a single terrorist motive or whether from personal problems in combination with...

Nirav Modi lands in one of UK's most over crowded jail

London: Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges amounting to USD 2 billion, spent Holi behind bars in one of England's most overcrowded jails on Thursday, a day after a UK judge rejected his bail application. The 48-year-old was arrested by Scotland Yard on Tuesday and presented before District Judge Marie Mallon at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Wednesday. The judge remanded him in custody till March 29 after which he was transferred to Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Wandsworth in south-west London. While he would hope to be held in a separate...

'I will be fine batting at any position', says Aaron Finch

Melbourne: With Steve Smith and David Warner set for return, captain Aaron Finch is willing to demote himself in the batting order to aid Australia's title defence in the upcoming ICC World Cup. Struggling for form in recent times with an average of 22.87 after eight innings this year, Finch said he will be fine batting at any position for the benefit of the team, cricket.com.au reported. His slot has become more insecure with the highly-rated Usman Khawaja displaying terrific form in the dramatic ODI series win in India recently. "If that means me batting at six, I'll comfortably do...

CSK to donate proceeds from 1st IPL home match to kin of Pulwama bravehearts

Chennai: The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will donate proceeds from its first home match in this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to the families of the Pulwama bravehearts, the team’s director said on Wednesday. Ticket proceeds of CSK’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, slated to be held at Chepauk on March 23, will go to the kin of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the February 14 terror attack, said CSK’s director Rakesh Singh.“Our captain MS Dhoni, who is honorary lieutenant colonel of the Indian Territorial Army, will present the cheque,” he added. Tickets to...