In 7 years, This Indian Kid Did Something Only A Genius Could Have Done.

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Edmund Thomas Clint was a child prodigy from Kochi, Kerela. Sadly, he lived only for 7 years and passed away due to kidney failure.

But what he did in those 7 years is a work of sheer genius. At such a tender age, he had the creative bent of an artistic legend: he created some fine 25,000 artwork in just 2522 days!

Clint Road in Kochi is named after him. There are books and films on his unbelievable journey, yet this is an untold story. The video rightly attributes,

“Gods Own Child from God’s Own Country”

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This Mashup Of Himesh Reshammiya’s “Xpose” And “Game Of Thrones” Is Hilarious And Epic

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This one is EPIC – there’s no other word to describe this witty and hilarious mashup of Himesh Reshammiya’s upcoming movie Xpose and superhit series The Game Of Thrones. Welcome to the land of Westeros…through the eyes of Himesh bhai and Shri Shri Yo Yo Honey Singh.

Credit goes to A Little Anarky (coz a Lannister always credits his sources) ;)

Follow them on YouTube for more exposes!

Storypicked by Palak Bhambri

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A Guy Was Racially Abusing A Girl From Northeast India. Look How People Reacted.

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Racism is prejudice and discrimination directed against someone on the superficial belief that one’s own race is superior. There has been incidents across our country when racism showed up its ugly head and the consequences were fatal.

The folks at Trouble Seeker Team conducted a hidden camera social experiment to check how strangers react to racism. Turns out, we have a few good people who would stand up against wrongdoing, come what may. That, lays my trust in humanity.

Although a person can land up in jail for 5 years for calling a Northeastern ‘Chinki’, it is education not punishment that can curb racism.

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10 Must Have Parsi Dishes To Try Before You Die

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Parsi food has roots in Persian and Gujarati cuisines and much of the food is a meat-lovers dream come true. Most Parsi vegetarians still have fish and egg, so pure vegetarians please excuse the lack of options available for you! And now, here are 10 Parsi dishes you must try before you die:

1. Dhansak

Made using three kinds of lentils, vegetables and the secret Dhansak masala, this Sunday lunch specialty is traditionally made with mutton and will leave your tummy making a happy grumbling sound. It can be made with Chicken or without the meat altogether though Parsi food purists must be tutting their heads for even suggesting such a thing!

 

2. Patra ni Machchi (Fish)

Patra ni Machchi is a hot wedding favourite. Brides must make the difficult decision of choosing between Patra ni Machchi and Saas ni Machchi on their special day. Coated with chutney, wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed to perfection, this pomfret will leave your mouth watering for more.

 

3. Marghi (Chicken) na Farcha

This Parsi version of fried chicken (which would put KFC to shame) is another dish that is regularly featured at Parsi weddings. Made with a marination of seven different spices, the chicken is dipped in breadcrumbs and eggs before being deep-fried

 

4. Mamaiji’s (Grandma’s) Prawn Red Curry

Every Parsi grandmother is known for her prawn red curry and the dish although not featured at weddings is a hot favourite in Parsi households. Very different from a Thai, Indian or Japanese curry, this coconut and prawn concoction is a legacy that is passed down from generation to generation.

 

5. Sali Boti

And, we are back to mutton! This dish is slow-cooked boneless lamb or goat meat made with a sweet and sour tomato based sauce that contains star anise, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves and many more spices. The final product is topped with sali (fine potato sticks) and tastes best with freshly baked bread.

 

6. Lagan nu Custard

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A variation of the English custard, this sweet treat features condensed milk in addition to milk, eggs and sugar and is laced with cardamom and nutmeg – for that special Parsi feel.

 

7. Saas ni Machchi

A strong competitor to the Patra ni Machchi, this variation of pomfret is made in a sweet and sour white sauce, then served with fresh roti’s at weddings or with yellow rice (khichdi) at home. If you want to add a touch of fancy, this dish can also be made with king prawns.

 

8. Sali per Eedu

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When in doubt, break an eedu (egg) on it is the Parsi motto of cooking. Anything and everything can be made with ‘per eedu’ and the Parsis have tomato per eedu, kothmir (coriander) per eedu, bheeda (okra) per eedu regularly as a side with their mains. By far the most popular ‘per eedu’ preparation though is the sali per eedu which is basically made with eggs, tomato and potato – what’s not to love?

 

9. Dar ni Pori

A delicious and wholesome pastry pie stuffed with sweet lentils, the Dar ni Pori is an important part of any Parsi celebration and a regular feature at teatime. This dessert can be cumbersome to prepare at home, so pick one up from an RTI, PAC or old Parsi aunty close to you.

 

10. Vasanu

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Made with a long list of dried herbs, roots and fruits you have probably never even heard of – Gokhru or Kali Moosri for example – Vasunu is a wholesome winter Parsi specialty that is a must try. It tastes best with your morning cup of mint tea or warm milk and is in high demand by Parsi’s the world over.

Perzen By Perzen Patel

A Bawi by birth and foodie by life, Perzen runs BawiBride, a gourmet catering service that dishes out Parsi delicacies, Dips and Dessert to foodies in Mumbai, India and a blog that talks about how you can make Parsi food at home.

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20 Strangers From India Were Asked To Kiss For The First Time. Wait, This Is Just A Parody!

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Recently, a video took the whole Internet by storm which showed 20 strangers kissing for the first time on camera. The video is awkward, fun, sweet, passionate, cute and evokes a cocktail of emotions. No wonder people loved it.

People around the world started making hilarious parodies. And India is no exception: a group who call themselves “Torture Talkies“, has come up with this witty spoof where 20 Indian strangers are asked to kiss for the first time.

Zara zara kiss me, kiss me, kiss me… ;)

 

 

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13 Innocent Ways We Trolled Our Teachers In School

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School Days: the most amazing days of our lives when there were no real responsibilities apart from completing homework on time. A funny period of time when teachers and principals were considered as the greatest enemies of our life.

Wouldn’t it be fun recollecting the innocent ways we used to troll our teachers.

1. Eating Tiffin during class – under the table

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Nothing can beat the thrill of sharing bits of Aloo paratha with friends while the teacher is busy explaining Geometry.

 

2. Taking notes:  Look at teacher, act as if you’re writing

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Takes a lot of effort to write nothing. ;)

 

3. Instead, make cartoons of the teacher

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The small pleasure of the whole class appreciating your ‘work of art’ is priceless.

 

4. The teacher never knows what’s under the table – Nagraj, Mills and Boon, magazines, the list goes on

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The excitement of getting caught made this activity more fun.

 

5. Passing love notes (co-ed schools)

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Love birds passing cute nothings on small notes while their friends become messengers: Every co-ed classroom ever.

 

6. Cheat during class tests and not get caught

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Right under the nose of the teacher. Hell yeah!

 

7. Pre-planned bunk – the most abused technique that works everytime

Class going on. A friend from another section, “Sir, may I come in?”

Teacher, “Yes, tell me”

Friend, “Sir, we’re working on a science project, we need Rahul”

Rahul makes the most serious face on the entire planet.

5 mins later. High fives.

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8. Assigning nicknames to teachers

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Every teacher has to have a nickname. There has been no exception to this rule, ever.

 

9. Sleeping like a Ninja during the class

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Students with glasses had unfair advantage.

 

10. Slightly remove mouse and keyboard USB, tell teacher that computer froze. Enjoy the show.

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11. Class tests: Don’t know answer, no problem. Repeat question, change voice, just fill the space

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12. Teacher asks a question, HIDE!! Stop making eye contact

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Unless she calls my name, I ain’t looking at her.

 

13. In the end, the teachers always troll you back

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And you lose.

It’s a battle worth losing coz today when we look back at those fun years, the respect for our teachers only grows. As Henry Adams famously said,

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops”

Thank you, teachers.

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This Beautiful 2 Minute Video Shows How A School Going Kid Can Inspire A Billion People.

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In under 2 minutes, this cute little video achieves what filmmakers struggle to infuse in their work: emotion, empathy and a crystal clear call to action. This social experiment was conducted in Khao Galli, Mumbai, which, like any other street food stall cluster in India, is not the cleanest. Reason: People litter.

The video strikes the right chord coz you can’t impose social responsibility on anyone, but you can surely inspire.

And the best part: you need not be a person of clout to inspire, you can just be a school kid.

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17 Mouthwatering Dishes That Will Tempt You To Visit Northeast India

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Northeast India has exotic cuisines to offer and has slightly different food habits compared to other parts of India. The cooking style is unique and it involves the use of fresh herbs, vegetables and spices local to the region. Here are some of the delicious dishes you absolutely have to have before you die.

1. Luci (puffed bread made of flour/maida) with fried aubergine and veggies

 

2. Fried Climbing perch , Kawai fish

 

3. Dhekia Xaak & Boot’or Bhaaji (Fiddlehead fern stir-fried with whole Bengal gram)

 

4. Khasi Jingbam – Pudoh (pork stuffed with rice powder) and Putharo (steamed fluffy rice cakes) with lal chai

 

5. Manipuri Thaali

 

6. Onasi pitha (a Boro specialty)

 

7. Thukpa

 

8. Assorted Pithas

 

9.  Patot dia Maas (Fish cooked in banana leaves)

 

10. Tekeli pitha (steamed rice cake)

 

11. Smoked Pork with Dried Bamboo Shoot

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12. Slices of Eggplant coated with a batter of gram, rice flour and deep-fried

 

13. Narikol (Coconut) pitha

 

14. Masor Tenga (Sour fish curry)

 

15. Ghila pitha (Riceflour and jaggery fritters)

 

16. Til Diya Murgi Manxho (Chicken cooked with Black Sesame Seeds)

 

17. Khorika Maas (Traditional grilled fish)

Imagine an evening on a cruise over the mighty Brahmaputra, where the cool breeze runs through your hair while you savor the delicious smoked fresh water fish served with a generous helping of bamboo shoot chutney.  In short, it’s a gastronomical journey worth taking.

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Everyone’s Talking About What This 88 Year Old Man Just Wrote. You’re About To See Why.

Some love only gets stronger with every passing year, never fading, never failing. Just pure true love.

That’s certainly the case with this 88-year-old man who even after 67 years of marriage loves his wife just as much now as he did when they first met, if not more.

Check out the heartfelt message he wrote on a birthday card for her.

Few people will ever have a love like this, and if you know love like it then consider yourself among the richest people on Earth. Cherish it.

Share this beautiful birthday letter with your friends below.

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How To Brilliantly Transform Junk You’d Normally Throw Away Into Genius Ideas. Awesome!

You probably know the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Have you ever put that into action? (Dumpster diving for a lost wallet doesn’t count.)

These 27 awesome craft ideas use “junk” that’s been recycled. These old juice cartons, clothespins or furniture could have been thrown in a dumpster… but instead, some pretty brilliant people online found ways to re-use their old trash. Recycling isn’t so difficult when you have clever ideas like this.

1.) Old hubcaps shouldn't go to a junk yard.
2.) Pop tab? More like pop FAB.
3.) Just make sure to clean the tires.
4.) Old cans can make great bird feeders.
5.) Don't pitch that old suitcase!
6.) For those wine drinkers out there...
7.) Wine: good for drinking and for decor.
8.) If you happen to have an excessive amount of teapots (or just one).
9.) This idea is GRATE.
10.) This picnic table is smooth.
11.) Don't let that rubber be burned or become trash.
12.) Old lightbulbs make adorable penguin ornaments.
13.) Even if you can't fit into your old jeans, your pens and tools can.
14.) All healed up? Time to use your crutches for something else.
15.) What a nice flower bed! (GET IT?)
16.) A new coat of paint and now it's a kitchen set for your little girl.
17.) Old jeans can be transformed into anything.
18.) A cheap and easy wind chime.
19.) Have lots of books you'll never read?
20.) The best kids project ever.
21.) An awesome use for unused pipes.
22.) Making clothespins adorable.
23.) You won't recognize this water jug.
24.) When you want to get rid of that old coffee table...
25.) Hate gardening but love wine?
26.) Yet another home for tires that isn't a landfill.
27.) If you don't need that door anymore...

(H/T Dump A Day)

Instead of letting landfills overflow with your junk, try to think of creative ways to recycle it. Apparently, you can re-use almost anything.  These ideas are absolutely genius, share them with others!

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