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Shilpa Shetty Celebrates Sister Shamita’s Birthday With This Beautiful, Fruity Cake (See Pics)

Shilpa Shetty Celebrates Sister Shamita’s Birthday With This Beautiful, Fruity Cake (See Pics)

Shilpa took to Instagram stories to share a video from Shamita’s birthday celebration.

Highlights

  • Shamita Shetty is celebrating her birthday today
  • Shilpa celebrated sister Shamita’s birthday at midnight
  • Shilpa got her a beautiful cake full of fruits

Shamita Shetty is celebrating her birthday today and sister Shilpa Shetty made sure to make it a memorable one for her. Two of the fittest actors in the industry, the Shetty sisters are an inspiration to many when it comes to diet and fitness. Their workout videos on Instagram are proof to that! But what amazes us is how effortlessly both of them also satiate the foodie inside. We all know Shilpa is a self-confessed foodie and occasionally binge on her favourite dishes. And sister Shamita’s birthday was the perfect occasion to do the same. Shilpa, along with a few friends, celebrated Shamita Shetty’s birthday at midnight by getting a beautiful cake for her.

Shilpa took to Instagram stories to share the video of Shamita making a wish and cutting the cake. Have a look at some snippets here:

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Doesn’t the cake look absolutely delicious with a topping of fresh fruits, including strawberries and grapes?! Shetty sisters known how to balance healthy with tasty, and this fruity, fresh and delicious cake comes as no surprise.

Shamita Shetty turns 42 today. On the work front, she has done a show called ‘Black Widows’ for an OTT platform. On the other hand, Shilpa Shetty Kundra just wrapped up the shoot of Hungama 2.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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Latest Viral Hack Of Cracking Eggs Without Breaking Yolk Amuses The Internet

The hack of cracking eggs directly on the pan went viral.

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  • A hack of cracking egg direcltly on pan went viral on social media.
  • Drop the egg on the pan and the yolk will come out clean.
  • Watch the hack video here and let us know if you’ll try it too.

You may credit the internet for making your life much easier in the kitchen with the recent wave of several amazing cooking hacks doing the rounds. We found quicker ways of peeling fruits and veggies, we discovered simpler methods of cooking some foods faster, and now a new hack of cracking eggs has caught everyone’s fancy. There have already been a few egg cracking hacks on the internet, and some of them actually work, but this new hack of cracking egg directly on the pan is quite amusing. In just one step, you get egg with yolk in the pan, without any shells!

According to this hack, you crack the egg directly on the pan by simply dropping it in the middle. The egg cracks open from one end, and you slowly take off the shell, leaving the egg white and yolk intact on the pan. This latest hack of cracking eggs is making waves on social media, with many people trying it out. Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson also tried it and posted a video of the same on her Instagram account. 

Take a look:

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The video starts with another user cracking the egg on the pan and saying, “Apparently if you drop an egg into a pan it cracks perfectly.” Jackie goes ahead and drops her egg on the pan, and voila, it cracks and the egg yolk comes out clean on the pan!

This unique hack looks interesting but garnered mixed reactions from other users. Some users just made fun of this unusual way of cracking eggs:

“What’s wrong with cracking on the side of the pan?”

“Really? I bet this doesn’t happen for me haha”

“And to think I’ve been cracking eggs like a bloody peasant this whole time. Gravity is gonna be my peasant from now on.”

“Apparently if you drop an egg anywhere, it cracks. For scrambled eggs, drop it higher. You are welcome.”

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There were some people who were impressed with this technique:

“Never thought of this. Will try next time.”

“That’s pretty cool!”

And there were some users who had their own apprehensions:

“What happens when you want to crack this on a pan on oil tho??”

“What happens if the pan is hot”

About Neha GroverLove for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.

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Jahnvi Kapoor’s ‘Before And After Pasta’ Pic Will Leave You In Splits

Jahnvi Kapoor’s ‘Before And After Pasta’ Pic Will Leave You In Splits

Janhvi Kapoor was last seen in ‘Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl’

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  • Janhvi Kapoor was last seen in ‘Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl’
  • Janhvi Kapoor debuted in the industry with ‘Dhadak’ in 2018
  • Janhvi Kapoor is a self-confessed foodie

Much like other members of her family, Janhvi Kapoor has never shied away from showing her foodie side on social media. Even in her interviews, Janhvi loves to talk about food, and everything new she has tried on her travels and shoots. On Monday evening, Janhvi decided to take a hilarious dig on herself. She shared a picture of her chomping on her plate of white sauce spaghetti, while getting her hair and makeup done. She followed it up with a picture of her struggling to fit into a dress due to all the carbo-load earlier. “Before and after”, she captioned the image. 

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Since Janhvi is one of the fittest actors of this generation of Bollywood, it is hard to believe that she can have trouble fitting into any dress in this world, but it is sure a delight to see an actress who knows how to indulge and not take herself so seriously while at it. 

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Janhvi Kapoor’s was last seen in ‘Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl’ where she portrayed the role of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who played a pivotal role in the Kargil role. Despite the controversies surrounding the film, Janhvi’s performance was overall well-received by the critics. Janhvi has also been signed as the lead in ‘Dostana 2’ where she would be sharing screen space with Kartik Aaryan for the first time. The Dharma production may release next year. Janhvi was shooting for ‘Good Luck Jerry’ in Patiala, when her shooting was briefly disrupted by protesting farmers.

About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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Dim-er Kosha Recipe: A Comforting Egg Curry Inspired From Bengali Chicken Kosha

Highlights

  • Egg curry is loved by every person across India.
  • Egg curry sees different variations in different states.
  • Bengali egg curry (or dim-er kosha) can be paired with rice, roti etc.

The importance and popularity of eggs in our daily life needs no introduction. Egg is like that friend in your life whom you can rely upon at any given situation. Be it for breakfast or on a busy day or may be to welcome some sudden guests in the house – all you need is an egg or two to whip up a perfect dish for every situation in life. This staple food ingredient is credited for an extensive range of both healthy and decadent recipes. And the most common of them all is an egg curry.

A humble bowl of egg curry helps you put together a delicious and fulfilling meal in very less time. And the best part is you can pair it with anything you want – rice, roti, paratha, dosa, appam, pulao, fried rice and more. In fact, it is one common dish available in every food culture. And if you explore, you will find every cuisine has different variations of the same dish.

In Bengal, egg curry is referred to as dim-er kosha. Inspired from the iconic chicken or mutton kosha, this version is ideal for every person who likes egg in their diet. It is rich, luscious and includes a pool of spices that add flavours to the dish.

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We found an easy dim-er kosha recipe that can satisfy your taste buds in no time. This delicious recipe has been shared by vlogger Ananya Banerjee on her YouTube channel ‘The Saree Chef’.

How To Make Dim-er Kosha: Bengali-Style Egg Curry Recipe:

Step 1. Add turmeric powder and salt to boiled eggs and fry the eggs in mustard oil. Keep aside.

Step 2. Heat some more oil and ghee in the pan and add a masala paste made with tomato, ginger, garlic, onion and green chillies. Give it a good mix.

Step 3. Now, add the powdered masalas to it – turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder. Mix everything well and add a little water so that the masala doesn’t burn.

Step 4. Add some tomato puree, some chopped green chillies, salt and little sugar. Mix and add the eggs to the pan.

Step 5. Add some water and boil for a while.

Step 6. Top the dish with some ghee, garam masala powder, and fried onions (birista).

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And a spicy bowl of Bengali-style egg kosha is ready to be indulged.

Watch: Here’s Step-By-Step Recipe Video (With Ingredients And Quantity) For Bengali-style Egg Kosha:

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About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.

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6 Easy North Indian Breakfast Recipes For Busy Mornings 

Highlights

  • North Indian cuisine is packed with a range of snacks
  • Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day
  • Breakfast may seem to be a cumbersome affair

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but those who have to put it together every day while keeping in mind the time crunch know the real struggle. Thinking of new ideas, preparing the ingredients and finally cooking it, breakfast do take a chunk of your time right at the start of the day, prompting many of us to skip it altogether. Skipping breakfast has been linked to weight-gain and fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Fortunately, there are many of our classic dishes that are not that cumbersome to cook. Here are some easy North Indian breakfast recipes that spell indulgence each time without making you sweat all day.  

Try These 6 Easy North Indian Breakfast Recipes For Busy Mornings

1. Sooji Besan Cheela

Cheela is a savoury pancake like dish that could be made with a combination of batters. This cheela comes with goodness of besan and sooji. Sooji or rava lends a delicious crispness to the cheela. This super quick recipe is so delicious, that you would be making it again and again. Here’s a fabulous recipe you have been looking for.  

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Cheela is a thin, crepe like dish

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2. Palak Puri

Puffy, crispy and green, these palak puris are popular across North India is parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. A hit among both kids and grown-ups alike, these puris can make spinach desirable for kids. You can pair these rich puris with just a bowl of curd or pickle and you are good to go. Click here for the recipe.  

3. Gobhi Paratha

Breakfast with parathas? Can’t happen, won’t happen! From aloo, gobhi, paneer to chicken, is there anything we haven’t tried stuffing in our parathas. Some of us have even tried quirky fillings like avocado and chocolate! This gobhi paratha is a classic North Indian recipe that is ideal for those looking for something feisty. Click here for the recipe.  

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Gobhi paratha is one of the most classic breakfasts of India

4. Masala Anda Bhurji

Botched up your scrambled eggs? No Problem. Toss up your eggs with some freshly chopped veggies, green chillies and herbs. Pair this scintillating side dish with toasted bread or parathas for a wholesome breakfast. Thank us later. Click here for the recipe.  

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5. Oats Dalia

Dalia may not have the best reputation, especially among your little fussy-eaters, but all of us know just how healthy and wholesome this porridge-like dish is. There are countless ways to make your dailya more appealing. Trick is  to load it with all your favourite items. This ingenious recipe comes with the goodness of sweet oatmeal. Click here for the high protein recipe.  

6. Bread Pakoda

Some days call for an indulgent start. Like these home-made bread pakodas, sans poor quality oil and ingredients. Cut some fine slices of bread, dip them in spicy besan batter and fry until crispy and golden. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top, and serve them with chutney or dip of your choice. There, there, we saw you slurping. Here’s the recipe you have looking for.  

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Try these recipes and let us know your favourites in the comments section below.  

About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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Hitman and Madden on Stadia highlight an otherwise slow start to 2021

Hitman and Madden on Stadia highlight an otherwise slow start to 2021Source: IO Interactive

I don’t think Google could have ended 2020 in a stronger position than it did with Stadia. After several months of uncertainty and launch woes following its debut in November 2019, Stadia has now come into its own as of late. After the surprising success of Cyberpunk 2077, which now tops our list of the best Stadia games, Google’s cloud gaming service is in a better position than ever going forward, even if the start to 2021 has been a bit slower.

However, now that Stadia has shut down its first-party studio to focus on platform development and third-party support, the future is looking even more open.

Stadia Status is our monthly recap of what’s new and what’s next for the Stadia platform. Let’s dive in!

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Stadia Status: January 2021 Recap

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The first few weeks of the month began with almost complete silence. Other than shuffling around a few Stadia Pro games like Hotline Miami and F1 2020, there wasn’t really much to get excited about so far this year until last week. However, in the second half of the month we got Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition, followed by Hitman 3, and it was a really solid one-two punch.

Scott Pilgrim isn’t a perfect beat ’em up, but it does a lot right and features some of the best pixel art and chiptune music I’ve witnessed this side of the 16-bit era. Switching gears for Hitman 3 was a shock to the system, but it’s a great reminder of how magical Stadia can be when utilized to its fullest.

With the launch of Hitman 3, Google also completed its rollout of State Share, a feature that allows you to simply take a screenshot and save a “state” of your game to share with others. For Hitman, this means your mission, difficulty, objectives, and loadout can all be saved in the cloud for someone else to pick up and play. I’m really excited to see how this feature is utilized in future games.

There wasn’t really much to get excited about so far this year until last week.

Beyond that, Hitman 3 was exciting for Stadia because it’s a well-known and high-caliber title that launched on the exact same date as every other platform, just like Cyberpunk 2077. In order for Stadia to keep growing, it needs to do this with every new release. When faced with whether or not to buy a game on Stadia or any other non-cloud platform, sometimes Stadia will win out with gamers due to the allure of no downloads, no updates, and no patches. Speaking from experience, it’s really nice not having to wait for a 100GB game to install or twiddling my thumbs while Elder Scrolls Online downloads its latest patch.

This past week, we got a handful of other really solid games, like the XCOM-like turn-based strategy title Phoenix Point and the long-awaited Madden NFL 21 from EA. I’ve been a Madden player ever since the Sega Genesis days, and I am most excited for what Madden’s release means for the future. If we’re on the verge of getting more EA titles, such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, on Stadia, then that’s huge news. Hopefully, Apex Legends isn’t far off, or Star Wars Battlefront 2.

I get the feeling that January was a slower month intentionally due to how big November and December were with the deluge of Ubisoft titles and big new releases like Cyberpunk. Back at launch, Google said Pro would usually include one game included with its subscription per month, but over the last few months, it’s gotten as high as six Pro games in a single month. That’s a great value.

Stadia Status: February 2021 and beyond

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Since Journey to the Savage Planet is finally releasing in February from Typhoon Studios, a company that Stadia Games & Entertainment acquired way back in December of 2019, I originally wanted to believe that means it would open up the door to more first-party Stadia titles, but that’s no longer a possibility. As of today, Google is shutting down all of its internal Stadia studios, according to a recent statement.

What Stadia needs is a big, platform-selling must-have game that you can’t play anywhere else

This is troubling news because, more than anything, Stadia needed big exclusives to attract users to the platform. We have no idea what Jade Raymond, who was in charge of the project, was working on over these last few years and now she’s gone.

Cyberpunk 2077 sort of became the game to get for Stadia for a brief period of time, but that was basically an accident. In place of actual first-party titles, what we need now is long-term planning, clear and transparent communication, and alluring releases that get the Stadia community excited for reasons other than getting just another old port.

In the near term, February could be another slow month for Stadia compared to the end of 2020. Journey to the Savage Planet should be a good, quirky adventure with its exclusive Stadia content, but other than that, we don’t know much about what’s coming next. The previously-announced FIFA 21 is a safe bet on the heels of Madden, though, so we’ll probably see that in February. I’m expecting Ubisoft+ to continue expanding as well and for more THQ Nordic titles to make their way onto Stadia.

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God of War is getting a free PS5 update bringing it to 4K 60 FPS

God of War is getting a free PS5 update bringing it to 4K 60 FPSSource: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Santa Monica’s 2018 title God of War reached critical acclaim and commercial success on the PS4. Now the studio is providing a patch so it’s an even better experience on the PS5. This update is completely free and is arriving for PS5 owners on February 2. With this update, God of War runs at 4K 60 FPS on PS5, using checkerboard rendering.

If for some reason you want to play it with the older settings, you’ll still have that ability by going to the options and selecting Original Performance Experience. God of War is part of the PlayStation Plus Collection of games, so if you haven’t played it yet, this is the perfect time to do so.

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A new God of War is one of the games currently slated to arrive on the PS5 later in 2021. It doesn’t have an official title or release date though. Other upcoming PlayStation exclusives throughout 2021 include Horizon Forbidden West and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Part.

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Is Google shutting down Stadia?

Best answer: No. At the time of this writing Google is not shutting down the Stadia platform. It is, however, closing its internal development and publishing studios that were working on exclusive first-party Stadia games to instead focus efforts on third-party deals and supporting the platform as a whole.

So, Google isn’t shutting down Stadia?

No, on Feb. 1, 2021 Google announced that it’s closing its internal Stadia development studios that were working on exclusive Stadia projects, not that it was shutting down Stadia as a whole. This means the platform will continue to exist as it does today, but in the future, Google is focusing on third-party projects and supporting the Stadia platform rather than investing resources into developing exclusive first-party games.

Will new games continue to release on Stadia?

As of right now there is no reason to assume new games will stop releasing on Stadia. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of the best Stadia games were third-party releases and most of the first-party content has been subpar so far. According to today’s statement, Google is committed to continuing Stadia. We don’t personally think it’s in trouble just yet.

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What happens to my game data if Stadia shuts down?

Right now, Google allows you to download all of your Stadia player profile information, game history, achievements, game stats, social data, captures, and game saves using Google Takeout. If Stadia shuts down completely, you will likely lose access to all of that and all of your games, but you should get a warning to give you time to grab your data.

Just because you can download this data doesn’t mean you’ll be able to access your game save on another platform. Some publishers, such as Ubisoft, support cross-saves between consoles, but most don’t. Division 2 and Elder Scrolls Online have cross-saves between Stadia and PC, for example, but in all cases you’d need to rebuy the game on another platform before you can access any save data.

What happens to my games if Stadia shuts down?

In all likelihood you will lose all access to your games if Stadia shuts down. There is no option to download a game from Stadia to play it locally since it’s a cloud-based gaming platform, and, technically speaking, you don’t actually own any of the games on the service.

Back in the summer of 2019 before Stadia launched, Andrey Doronichev, director of product for Stadia, gave a very carefully-worded non-answer to this same question during a Reddit AMA. The gist of it is that Google doesn’t want you to worry because lots of stuff is in the cloud these days. The closest he gets to an actual answer is, “the games you buy on Stadia are yours to play,” which is a fancy way of saying nothing.

There is no explicit confirmation at this time, but if the day comes that Google does actually shut down Stadia completely then you will likely lose all access to your games on Stadia, including the ones you’ve purchased outright.

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The LG Velvet finally starts receiving stable Android 11 update

Owners of the LG Velvet can rejoice as the stable build for Android 11 has finally begun to roll out to devices in Korea, which means a U.S. rollout shouldn’t be too far behind. The update began appearing over the weekend, and there’s no apparent changelog included with the update, but it’s expected to carry all of the goodies that come with Android 11 such as Chat Bubbles, improved security, and more.

The update is based on LG UX 10, up from UX 9 on previous devices like the LG Wing. That means there’s likely to be some visual changes to the UI, although those haven’t been identified. The size of the update comes it at around 2.2GB.

In December, the LG Velvet became the first and only LG smartphone to receive the Android 11 beta in Korea, which included a number of improvements and additions. According to LG, this is is the only device scheduled to receive Android 11 this quarter. With any luck, the company will push updates for more of the best LG phones like the LG Wing and V60 ThinQ by next quarter, as they are the only two flagship LG smartphones released last year.

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LG is expected to announce at least two more premium flagship smartphones this year, a traditional flagship that is likely to be a successor to the LG V60, and the LG Rollable smartphone that was teased at CES. The fate of either and/or both devices is unknown as they may face delays in the wake of the company’s alleged sale of its smartphone division.

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