Samosa

What Mom Never Told You About Samosas

What Mom Never Told You About Samosas

How India’s favourite fast food is not Indian and definitely not vegetarian

Remember those days when school and college canteens served only Samosas and vada pavs? Or that passion we harbour for samosa chat or samosa pav?

It is something about this triangular cone of goodness that brings water to our mouths. Without having a bite, we can taste a samosa. This bundle of joy comes with so many memories: a snack during Diwali, an amazing treat with a steaming cup of chai or just another fun on-the-go meal with your friends.

Before you run into dreamland of Samosas, hold your horses. Here are 7 really cool facts about Samosas that’ll impress your friends.

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7 Facts About Coco Chanel that’ll Keep You Up at Night

7 Facts About Coco Chanel that’ll Keep You Up at Night

Think You know everything about Coco Chanel? Think again. Did you know she was an established Nazi Spy?

This is something straight from an action thriller starring Angelina Jolie in the lead role: A secret double agent with guns and sass keeping baddies in their place. In reality, the plot thickens and gets more interesting. This secret double agent of ours is not just a spy but also a world renowned fashion designer. Uh huh, it’s Coco Chanel.

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Red Lipstick

Red Lipstick Taboos You Didn’t Know Existed

Red Lipstick Taboos You Didn’t Know Existed

The Flamboyant Evolution of Red Lipsticks

I love a red lip – red is one of my favourite colours, and I really don’t wear many other lipstick colours than red.

-Kendall Jenner

 

Lipstick has been painting faces for centuries. It is a part of every cosmetic make up line. Every woman wears lipstick in her lifetime- be it for a party or to look silly during school concerts.

Nudes, mattes, glossy lipsticks are often in vogue and sometimes recede in the background. Despite this the lipstick is an imperative accessory in our make up kit.

Let’s talk about lipsticks, more accurately the sensual Red Lipstick.

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Indian Notes Currency

Indian Currency Notes Before Gandhi

What Did The Indian Currency Notes Look Like Without Gandhi

Did you know Indian currency notes never had Gandhi on them till recent?

 

A friend recently came across a very suspicious looking Rs. 20 note. The note not only looked different from the ones in normal circulation but also had something missing, or rather someone. There was no Gandhi staring back at you! Was this a fake note?

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Amul Butter Girl

India’s Butter Girl

The Cartoon On The Amul Butter Advertisement has Captured India’s Heart for Decades

The Story of how Amul created India’s Butter Girl

Amul, the Taste Of India brought us Asli Butter.

Amul Butter is synonymous with butter back home in India. And Amul is India’s leading Food company, undoubtedly voted the best. It is also the company who owns the Butter Girl of India. Read more about India’s Butter Girl

Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst

Votes For Women Through Deeds Not Words

Emmeline Pankhurst was the face of women’s suffrage in Britain. She created the ‘suffragettes’ and was instrumental in getting women the right to vote

 

“We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.”

-Emmeline Pankhurst

In the 1860s at Manchester, Britain sat the Goulden family. This family of 12 were eating breakfast. The eldest amongst the 10 siblings, Emmeline was reading out the political supplement of the daily newspaper to her father.

At that point in time, universal suffrage had become a hot political topic. Many women and even a few men were demanding the British government to grant women the right to vote.

In the 19th century, under Queen Victoria, Britain was a superpower. The British Empire had strong holds in their colonies spanning the entire globe. Yet half of Britain’s population didn’t have a voice, that half were the women.

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

A Woman In A Man’s World- Marie Curie

Marie Curie is one of the most famous scientists in the world. Yet she faced plenty obstacles being a woman in a man’s world

In the late 1800s, Poland was under Russian rule. Russians had dictated strict rules- no one was allowed to speak Polish and women were not given an opportunity for education. In this difficult times there were two young girls with a thirst to learn more.  Read more about Marie Curie

Annie Londonderry

Annie Londonderry

Around The World on a Bicycle

Annie ‘Londonderry’ was the first woman to travel alone around the world on a bicycle and fend for herself

 

Let us first look at the background behind Annie Londonderry’s historic trip around the world-

In the 1890s the suffragette movement was on in full swing in the major countries in the world like Britain, US, Australia and New Zealand. The two wheeled bicycle was looked upon as the perfect instrument for women emancipation.

Formerly bicycling for women was frowned upon. The Victorian society had stereotypical views when it came to women. Despite looking up to a Queen as their monarch, the people believed women to be fragile creatures who would faint easily and needed to be taken care of. The suffragettes wanted to change this.

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Soaring High: Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart was in love with aviation and she encouraged women to take up flying as well  “Please know I am quite aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must […]

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

The Brain Behind Hercule Poirot How Agatha Christie created one of the most famous characters in history. A window into her mind….   Standing at 5ft 4’’ with an egg-shaped head and a well groomed moustache this favourite Belgian detective has captured our imagination time and again. We have used our little grey cells and tried […]