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From Railway Mutton curry to Bedmi-aloo: When railway food was an affair to remember

What is your earliest memory of (good) train food? Mine is the hot thali that would be served to First Class passengers from the pantry, which you could visit to get warm milk, water or boil egg any time of the journey and often be rewarded with something scrumptious that the cooks (who were khandani bawarchi by the way) may have invented for the next meal. It could be a simple dal or a chicken curry. What made this slightly watered down version addictive were two things: One, the way…

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Oklahoma mom says she was shamed for using handicap spot while carrying disabled son

An Oklahoma mother who claims she was shamed for using a handicapped parking spot while shopping with her disabled son has taken to social media to address what the alleged writer didn’t see. Colleen Scarlett-Stice explained that her 4-year-old son Rowan uses a wheelchair to get around, but that they had left it at home after he had an accident. “While I can almost appreciate your wanting to stand up for disabled people everywhere by ‘doing something’ about a person parking in a handicapped parking spot, please find another way…

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Diwali Air Over North India Was World’s Worst

Over the Diwali weekend of 2016, India’s air quality was among the world’s worst, between 40 per cent and 100 per cent worse in five north Indian cities than at the same time the preceding year, according to global air pollution data, and an IndiaSpend analysis of national data and its own #Breathe network of sensors. On October 30 and 31 this year, from 9 pm to the wee hours of the next morning, North India — especially parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar — recorded PM 2.5 levels…

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How I Kept Running While I Was Pregnant

Running is a huge part of my life. Most of my social life involves running. It’s my preferred form of therapy. I almost always have a race on the horizon, and I get up early to log miles before work more often than not. In other words, I’m one of “those people” – the generally eccentric bunch of fitness nuts that make Colorado Springs a top running town. When we found out I was pregnant with my first child in January, my husband and I were thrilled. After the initial…

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Was Misinformed About ‘Mild Lathi Charge’ At NIT: Nirmal Singh To NDTV

Nirmal Singh said police officers involved in lathi charge at NIT Srinagar campus will be punished. A day after he described the assault on students at the NIT campus in Srinagar as “a mild lathi charge”, Nirmal Singh, the Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, told NDTV he had been misinformed of the facts. “Police officers who were involved in lathi charge will be punished. I was told it was a ‘mild’ lathi charge which is why I used that term earlier,” he said in an interview amid much…

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