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Just a third of credit-worthy consumers tapped by banks: Cibil report

This segment of eligible consumers promises retail lending opportunities for banks through products such as credit cards, personal loans and consumer durable loans. Photo: iStock Mumbai: Even after the increased focus on retail loans for a decade, banks and other lending institutions have been able to tap only into a third of the estimated 220 million credit-eligible consumers, a report said. ... Read More »

Roath Khabar: The Kashmiri Sweet Bread That Announces The Arrival Of The New Bride

Kashmiri cuisine much like the valley itself spells a mystic charm that commands an attentive eye to understand it’s true beauty. Much has been said about the meaty fair of Kashmiri cuisine, be it the robust roghan josh or kebabs, the soothing curries or the delicious sweetmeats; however, not many of us know much about the Kashmiri breads. Breads are ... Read More »

Patisserie Valerie shares up after strong set of Christmas results

Soaring Christmas sales lent a hand to Patisserie Valerie’s (LON:CAKE) latest results, sending shares soaring at market open on Tuesday. The chain bucked the gloomy trend on the high street, with “affordable treats” pushing up sales over the Christmas period. Revenue rose 9 percent in the six months to the end of March, with pre-tax profit up 14 percent to ... Read More »

Best Street Foods Of India That Will Get You Drooling

“Main toh raste se jaa raha tha, main toh bhel puri kha raha tha.” Most of you would be familiar with this very famous 90s Bollywood track. Not only does it aptly depict the actual Indian street food scene, but is also enough to make you grab a plate of bhel puri right away. When it comes to street food, India tops ... Read More »

Homeowners appreciative of Christmas in Action assistance

GALESBURG — The sound of hammering echoed on North Farnham Street Saturday morning. It was barely past ten o’clock and a dilapidated garage had already been torn down and its remains loaded into a trailer. The process took only a little more than an hour. It was the work of Christmas in Action, a non-profit organization which has helped fix ... Read More »

Verizon users notified of Oreo update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, don’t get it

Not funny, Verizon. People have been waiting for the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for a long time – these may be 2016 phones, but they are still flagships! So, when the Verizon Support page showed that the duo is finally getting the update, people’s heart leapt for joy. Now imagine their disappointment when they found it’s just a security ... Read More »

What makes paneer or cottage cheese a powerhouse of nutrients

1. The magical paneer! Are you a vegetarian, who craves for something good like paneer or cottage cheese? Then stop for a while, because after reading this piece of information you will start loving it even more. The ever-so-versatile paneer is not just a powerhouse of protein, but also an effective means of losing weight. Don’t you believe? Scroll through ... Read More »

Paneer Jalebi: The Denser Cousin of Jalebi Is Nothing Like Anything You Have Had Before

If there is anything that can compete with the phenomenon of samosa in this country, it has to be the crisp and sweet jalebi. It was somewhere in the 13th century that the west Asian import made inroads into the culinary map of India, as Zolabiya, and here we are eight centuries later, absolutely hooked to our dearjalebi. Crispy, coiled and ever-so delightful jalebi, is staple across all halwais and ... Read More »

Benefits of Muskmelon: 7 More Reasons To Love The Summer Fruit

The summers are here in all its glory. While most of us cannot wait for the king of fruits mangoes, we have to agree that summer is more than just that. It is the season of several other juicy and delicious fruits that deserve their own share of fame. Take for instance, the love affair of melons and summers. Juicy, fleshy and aromatic, muskmelon is ... Read More »

The unsaid story of Butter Chicken

1. An overview Ask a non-vegetarian about their love for Butter Chicken and you can measure it in the eyes. And if you ask the same person about the humble origin of this iconic dish of the Indian cuisine, they go blank. Well, it’s nothing surprising, because many of us are actually not aware of the interesting story behind the ... Read More »