24 Feb, 2024
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Desi News: Favorite Foods of #Bollywood Celebrities

Actor-couple Rakul Preet Singh and Jackky Bhagnani’s wedding is all set to walk down the aisle on February 21, 2024. The Bollywood celebs are known to be staunch fitness loyalists, so it’s little wonder to learn that their wedding menu will reportedly comprise gluten-free, sugar-free, and healthier alternatives to global delicacies like sushi and the like. Probably, […]

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Rat Tourism Is Trending on #TikTok and Real Life, Here’s Why

New York City’s very own Rat Daddy—or Kenny Bollwerk, as he is legally known—is living proof that rat tourism is real and, in his case, it’s directly linked to the goal of rat extermination. After starting the “Rat Tok” TikTok series in which he showcases rat-infested areas in the city, Bollwerk decided to turn these […]

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World’s sexiest accent revealed: It’s European (and the French won’t be happy)

That bold statement will come as a disappointment to many, especially since Babbel previously polled more than 15,000 people in 2017, a group who named French the “sexiest accent”. So, who has dethroned la belle langue française?Well, 6,000 people from the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany, as well as the US, were asked to rate […]

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15 Leading Curators Predict the Defining #Art Trends of 2024

As 2024 kicks off, Artsy spoke with 15 leading curators to get their take on what to expect. Several suggested that the art world will feel the impact of the current sociopolitical climate internationally—especially as global conflicts continue and the U.S. enters its 2024 election cycle. Curators Folakunle Oshun and Ed Schad predicted that the […]

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India’s #Art Market Is Thriving—Here’s Why

India’s economy has expanded rapidly in recent decades, with the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook projecting India to become the third-largest economy in the world in less than five years, leapfrogging the U.K., Germany, and Japan, and right behind the U.S. and China. A fast-growing economy purportedly leads to an increased desire to collect […]

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Frito Pie, Seven-Layer Dip, Queso and More Super Bowl Foods With a #Tex-Mex Influence

“Tex-Mex is an Anglo invention created by Anglos for Anglos,” he said. “It’s an imitation of Texas-Mexican food.” Nachos, for example, were created by Ignacio Anaya (his nickname was Nacho) in the 1940s at a restaurant in Piedras Negras, Mexico, when he baked tortilla chips with cheese and topped it with jalapeños for some women […]

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Foreign tourists spend to attend Indian weddings

WESTERN tourists travelling to India are now adding Indian weddings to their itinerary, with some also paying for the cultural experience. Indian culture and traditions have fascinated westerners for ages and in recent times, movies, popular TV shows and social media have prompted visitors from the US, UK and Europe to attend an Indian wedding […]

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Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain gets three Grammy awards, one with Shakti group

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain on Sunday was among the winners for three Grammy Awards for Best Global Music Performance, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and Best Global Music. Flautist Rakesh Chaurasia won two of the awards along with Hussain. Fusion band Shakti – comprising Hussain, vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, guitarist John McLaughlin, percussionist V Selvaganesh and violinist […]

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How NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts became a pop culture phenomenon

NEW YORK (AP) — As DJ Mannie Fresh’s trademark “ladies and gentlemen” catchphrase ricocheted throughout the office, a giddy Juvenile, draped in white with his signature bandana, playfully swayed back and forth to the beat of his musicians. It wasn’t surprising that the native of New Orleans — a city known for brass bands and […]

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Halal Fusionz in Farmers Branch inundated with new customers after Keith Lee’s rave review

  Fame came quickly to Halal Fusionz in Farmers Branch, and the sudden success seemed to surprise owner Ahmed Siyaji, who is usually the only cook on board at his Pakistani-Tex-Mex fusion restaurant that’s takeout and delivery only. Following TikTok food critic Keith Lee’s visit to this ghost kitchen this week, dozens of people arrived […]

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Sanjh, an upscale #Indian restaurant, is opening soon in Las Colinas

Sanjh, which means “evenings” in Hindi, is the first restaurant from new Dallas-Fort Worth hospitality company Tivona Group, and it’s designed to honor the sacred time when people come together at the end of the day to share a meal. It’s also designed to be an exploration of culinary traditions from every region in India.“We […]