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Here’s how you can make a delicious hot cup of Kashmiri chai right at home

JAN 09 (DNA) – Kashmir is not only known for its unrivalled natural beauty — snow-covered mountain peaks, blue rivers and rich culture — but also for its mouthwatering traditional food like rogan josh, dum olav, matschgand, goshtaba, modur pulav, aab gosht and many more. To wash all the lovely food down, the Kashmiris have a special pink-coloured tea called noon chai which has a creamy, buttery and slightly thick consistency but is thin enough to sip gently.


Masood Barkati, editor of children’s mag Naunehal, passes away

DEC 11 (DNA) – Masood Ahmed Barkati, who edited children’s magazine Hamdard Naunehal for around 65 years, passed away after a protracted illness on Sunday. He was 87.His friends and family members said Masood Ahmed Barkati, a prolific writer of children’s literature who wrote 20 books, was ill and died on Sunday evening.He had been editing the magazine for the past 65 years without missing a single issue.Most critics said such a long period for someone to edit a publication might be a record in itself in the world.


Seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry: Bella Hadid

DEC 10 (DNA) – Bella Hadid has spoken up against the injustice towards Palestinians and she’s heartbroken. the model shared, “Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine.” Bella is referring to Trump’s recent decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. “I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the US leader said in a speech from the White House. “It’s the right thing to do.”

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Salman Khan features in Variety’s ‘500 Most Influential’ list for 2017

NEW DELHI, (DNA) – Variety Magazine came up with its list of 500 ‘most influential business leaders shaping the global entertainment industry’ for the year 2017 which features 12 Indian personalities, comprising of three Bollywood stars.Salman Khan featured in the list as actor and producer. The 51-year-old actor will be seen opposite Katrina Kaif in Tiger Zinda Hai on December 22. The two have impressed their fans with latest photoshoot.Other Bollywood stars in the list included Priyanka Chopra – as artist, actress and producer – and Karan Johar – as writer, director and producer. Variety Magazine’s list of 500 ‘most influential business leaders shaping the global entertainment industry’ also features nine other Indians.

ISLAMABAD, NOV 23: Model walking on the ramp during a fashion show, showcasing traditional costumes from Uzbekistan, organized by Embassy of Uzbekistan.=DNA PHOTO

Traditional Uzbek costumes showcased at a fashion show By A.M.Bhatti

ISLAMABAD, NOV 23 (DNA) – Embassy of Uzbekistan in collaboration with Iqra University hosted a grand fashion show in order to show case various traditional Uzbek costumes. The show, which was largely attended by members of civil society, media and diplomatic corps, provided the guests with an opportunity of getting them acquainted with the marvelous Uzbek costumes. Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furqat Sidqov in his brief remarks termed the event historic and landmark as it was happening for the first time that Uzbek costumes were exhibited in front of a large number of people.


“I would love to visit Pakistan”: Farah Khan

DUBAI, (DNA) – Ace Bollywood director and choreographer, Farah Khan was recently in Dubai to help promote her dear friend, Sania Mirza’s sister Anam Mirza’s fashion initiative named, The Label Bazaar. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the filmmaker shared her thoughts on Pakistan and India, especially with respect to cinema. “I hope someone takes me there one day,” Khan said when asked if she ever thought of visiting Pakistan, knowing that there are countless Pakistanis who love her work. “I would love to visit Pakistan and I know there are so many people from Pakistan who love me.”

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BJP leader offers $1m for beheading Bollywood star Deepika Padukone

MUMBAI: (DNA) – The release of a highly anticipated Bollywood movie Padmavati has further compounded in a controversy after a ruling party leader offered a bounty of $1.5 million for the heads of the movie’s star Deepika Padukone and director amid outcry that the film distorted Hindu legend. Bharatia Janata Party ledare Suraj Pal Amu issued death threats against the filmmaker and the actress and announced reward for their beheading.