Author Archives: Loknath Das

Fashion, food blogging serious business among youngsters in Chandigarh

FROM LEFT: Anukriti Jhamb, Rubby Singh, Naaz Arora and Karina Bedi.(Photos: INSTAGRAM ) Gone are the days when one had to flip through a glossy magazine to get an insight into the world of fashion and food. Today, you can simply scroll the net and checkout some blogs. Blogging has grown and so has the concept of social media influencers. It is Read More


GST impact on real estate: Will new tax system bring property prices down?

After demonetisation, the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act or RERA is being enforced to realise the ‘housing for all’ initiative by the government, and the implementation of the upcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST) will further streamline the real estate segment in India. GST is designed to encourage transparency and ease of doing business in the realty sector, but Read More


SpaceX Plans Expansion of Rocket Refurbishing Facilities in Florida

HIGHLIGHTS SpaceX proposes building a 6,245-square metre hangar in Florida The space will be used to refurbish and store SpaceX’s reusable rockets The company is preparing for its 10th flight of the year on Sunday SpaceX wants to expand facilities in Florida to refurbish and store its reusable rocket boosters as it increases the pace of launches, documents filed with Read More


GO MAKE PIE WITH JAM WHILE YOU’RE WAITING FOR FRESH FRUIT

Early spring is a trying time in its own way. Winter snow’s a couple months behind us, and it’s certainly warm-er, but while a few new veggies are here for us (see: ramps, rhubarb, overwintered greens), really great produce is still a few weeks and months off. Some of us make do by flying across an ocean to wander through strawberry paradise, but for Read More


THESE OLIVE OIL CRACKERS ARE SO EASY YOU’LL NEVER NEED TO BUY THEM AGAIN

OLIVE OIL CRACKERS Adapted from Anya Fernald’s Home Cooked, this recipe for delicate, whole wheat-flecked crackers makes enough to feed a party, or last all week in your pantry. “The key to [their] crispiness is to roll out the dough extremely thin,” the author writes. If the dough springs back at all while rolling, let it rest at room temperature for Read More


Things That Can Happens When The Body Lacks Protein

A balanced diet is one of the prerequisites to living a healthy living. It not only is important for maintaining a steady and stable body weight, losing fat and building muscle; but it is also for maintaining the various bodily functions like secretion of hormones and enzymes. Protein is derived from the Greek word “proteos”, which means ” the first Read More


Hear the Voice of Small Business in this Metlife #MetLifeSmallBiz Twitter Chat

Small business owners feel confident about their prospects, according to the latest Small Biz Index. The recent survey of 1,000 small business owners was conducted by MetLife (@Metlife) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce between April 30 and April 21, 2017. According to the data gathered, 60.6 percent of small business owners said they have a positive outlook for their Read More


Snapchat Introduces New Feature: Will it Help You with Marketing?

Snapchat (NYSE:SNAP) announced a new feature this week that could impact how your business markets to local consumers. Introducing Snap Map Snap Map, as it’s called, is a location based service that shows Snapchat users where their friends are hanging out nearby. So if someone is posting snaps from a local restaurant, you can see that on an actual map Read More


How to Make a Positive First Business Impression

You’ve probably heard the statistic that we make judgments about people within seven seconds of meeting them. These judgments include opinions about a person’s trustworthiness, disposition, personality, and social status. How people judge you and your employees reflects on what they think about your business. Choose wisely who represents the face of your company, and ensure they understand the importance Read More


Institutions’ autonomy hinges on academic quality: Niti Aayog

The move is aimed at providing adequate autonomy to those institutes that are performing well so that they can go for high level research. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: Entrusted with a task to suggest reform measures for the higher education sector, Niti Aayog has said centrally funded educational institutions that are performing well will get more financial and operational Read More