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Check out these awestruck doodles by Kerby Rosanes

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Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes, who mainly works with ink, fine lines and markers to illustrate his doodle world, considers his art as a personal hobby. Subsequently, his art became his part-time freelance work after being recognized by various design blogs, international magazines, and online art communities.

In 2014, Kerby left his job as a graphic designer in order to pursue his passion for art. He started working on personal projects, as well as for clients, while at the same time also collaborated with other artists, global brands and design agencies around the world.

At the age of 25, Kerby had already published five books including The New York Times’ best-seller, Animorphia in 2015. The success of his books paved way for him to travel the world making art and appear on television shows like in BBC World News and ABC’s Good Morning America.

Take a stroll through some of his amazing skilled works of art:

1) This is known as the EXPEDITION

2) This one is called PERFORMANCE

3) This is RED

4) Here goes the GREEN MAN from mythomorphia

5) He named this BEYOND THE WAVES

6) TOTEMPLE

7) Some more intricate multiliners

8) My gosh!

9) Oh wait, there are more

10) *Slow claps*

Besides being known for his splendid work, he is also recognized for his reflection of vibrancy in his art. You can check out more of his works at Kerby Rosanes

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Artist draws self portrait everyday under influence of different drugs

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It has been 23 years, Bryan Saunders‘ Drug-Influenced Self Portraits still garner contemplation on the internet. The artist had locked on to create at least one self-portrait every day and continue until the rest of his life.

From March 30th, 1995 he has created over 11,200 of them. Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and DNA they possess disparate properties. No two of his daily-self-portraits evoke similar features.

Artists, for hundreds of years, put themselves to represent the world around them. Whereas, Saunders believes in creating a paradoxical world. He places the world around him to represent himself. As he says, “I am more concerned with channeling experiences than I am collecting memories but I do both and much more.”

What’s inside an artist’s mind?

Creative minds, call it of an artist, a poet, a musician, or of a writer’s, are rarely tidy. The road to producing something unparalleled or exclusive is stuffed with inexhaustible rumination. Consequently, taking that imagination to reality require chewing over several predicaments. Over time, they are trapped in a cycle of undiagnosed mental health issues and addiction with mind-altering substances.

Saunders was another such artist who channels his anxious mind to visual art and musical performances. A way to deal with his demons.

He experimented with different drugs each day and sketched his portraits under its influence. The portraits narrate a powerful message- the power of addiction.

Here are some of the illustrations from his “Near Death Experience” album.

  1. Crystal Methartist on drugs

  2. Ablifyartist on drugs

  3. Absinthartist on drugs

  4. Adderallartist on drugs

  5. Bath saltsartist on drugs

  6. Busparartist on drugs

  7. Butane Honey Oilartist on drugs

  8. Cocaineartist on drugs

  9. Dilaudidartist on drugs

  10. Hashartist on drugs

  11. Heroin (Snorted)artist on drugs

  12. Huffin Gasartist on drugs

  13. LSDartist on drugs

  14. Marijuanaartist on drugs

  15. Morphinartist on drugs

  16. Ritalinartist on drugs

  17. Salvia Divinorum

    artist on drugs

  18. Valiumartist on drugs

  19. Viagraartist on drugs

12 Amazing Places of Northeast India you must visit

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A treasure box of indigenous beauty, Northeast India is a paradise enveloped with
exotic scenic attraction, vibrant art, culture and tradition, historical significance, varied diversity, multiculturalism, and rich flora and fauna that have impeccably designed the region as an epicenter of pristine beauty. Moreover, the various tribes and communities dwelling with their traditional fables has made the region an enchanting hotspot of tourist attraction.

Exhilarating in all sense, Northeast India is an authentic reflection of Nature at its best experience that one shouldn’t dare to miss out. Let us gaze through some of the amazing scenic attraction of Northeast India:

1. Dzukhou and Japhu Valley:

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Northeast can be defined as a paradise on earth, unexplored and unconquered; and Nagaland is the gateway to that dream. Also known as the Valley of Flowers, the valley is shrouded with flowers, herbs, and shrubs that enhanced the vibrancy of its beauty to another level. If you are looking for some soothing balm for your eyes, take a stroll to this ethereal paradise.

2. Tawang:

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Bordered by Tibet in the North and Bhutan in the South-West, Tawang is a land engulfed with mystery. The region is inhabited by the Monpa Tribe, who was one of the populous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. The mesmerizing Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges and the Tawang Chu River can leave its visitors awe in glee. Also, don’t forget to check-in at the Tawang monastery.

3. Yumthang:

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Located at a distance of 148 kilometers from Gangtok, Yumthang is a fascinating blend of flora and fauna bathing the valley with its hues. The gushing waterfalls and the gracefully flowing streams provide a breathtaking beauty to its landscape. Besides, the hot spring, located near the Yumthang River is a major tourist attraction.

4. Loktak Lake::

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It is the world’s only floating national park located in Manipur. This enthralling lake is a lifeline for many people. Covering an area of 300 kilometers, the lake is a home to more than thousands of species of birds, animals and aquatic plants. Loktak is a paradise for bird watchers. Several species of birds like Jungle crow, Skylark, kingfisher, etc. can also be seen there.

5. Neermahal:

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Neermahal, meaning the ‘Water Palace’ is a fairytale castle situated in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake, 53 kilometers from the capital city Agartala. The Lake Palace is divided into two parts, Andar Mahal on the west and an open theatre on the east, which is used for entertainment purposes like performing drama, theatre, dance etc.

6. Nathula Pass::

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Situated at 52kms from Gangtok, Nathula Pass was the trade route between India and Tibet through which the famous Silk Route used to operate until 1962. During winter, the pass is blocked by heavy snow. However, on the way to Nathula, there is a place called Thegu which has an ATM. This is known as the highest altitude ATM in the world which operates with a generator and a special fuel that does not freeze under any sort of extreme temperatures.

7. Majuli:

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Majuli, meaning middle, is the largest riverine island in the world. The island is bounded by the Subansiri, Ranganodi, Dikrong, Dubla, Chici and Tuni rivers on the northwest and the Brahmaputra in the south and southwest. The island is also engulfed with numerous streams and lakes that offers its visitors a picturesque impression.

The assets of Majuli are,undoubtedly its satras. Satras are traditional centers for performing arts. Subsequently, Majuli has nearly 31 satras, some of which include, Auinati Satra, Dakshinpat Satra, Kamalabari Satra, Shamaguri Satra, Garamurh Satra, etc.

8. Dawki:

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A hidden paradise, Dawki is located in the Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya. Dawki is a gateway to Bangladesh where the major transactions take place. 95 kilometers from Shillong, Dawki is a thrilling drive amidst the greens and grey.

9. Nohkalikai Falls:

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Nohkalikai Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls of India located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. The waterfall cascade into a pool-like rocky base which is as blue as the sky during winter.

10. Pelling:

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Pelling, the small town located in the picturesque state of Sikkim, is an ideal destination for adventure lovers. The Khangchendzonga Festival, held every year, offers a host of adventure activities like mountain biking, promotional trekking, bird- watching, white-water rafting, kayaking, traditional sports, and sightseeing. Besides, the Pemayangtse Monastery, which features wall paintings, sculptures and a gold-plated statue of Guru Padsambhava are worth praising.

11. Kisama::

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The Kisama Heritage Village which was built entirely to preserve the Naga culture serves as the ‘Window to Nagaland.’ The reminiscence of the World War II Museum, Bamboo Heritage Hall, Bamboo Pavilion, etc. is worth capturing. Known for hoisting the annual Hornbill Festival, which is a 10-days long journey of culture and ethnicity, is a colorful festival that displays the rich projection of eccentric culture of the various Naga tribes.

12. Root Bridge:

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Deep in the dense forests of Meghalaya, there are enthralling man-made wonders called Root- Bridges. Also known as the living root bridges of Meghalaya, these are one of those fascinating glimpses one can never resist without taking a picture. The root bridges take over fifteen years to become functional and are formed from the roots of the rubber tree. A special root bridge, known as the Double-Decker Root Bridge, that is located in Umshiang, is an ideal location for trekking. However, there are about 11 root bridges in Meghalaya. Some of them are Ummunoi Root Bridge, Umkar Root Bridge, Ritymmen Root Bridge, Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge, Mawsaw Root Bridge, Mawlynnong Living Root Bridge, etc.

Besides these thrilling locations, there is an endless list of unexplored places for the adventurous and wild wanderlusts. We shall disclose it in our upcoming articles.

Is The Fashion Industry of Assam Losing Its Glory?

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The fashion industry of Assam, compared to the past decade, has cultivated quite a positive ground in Assam. Numerous fashion personnel, whether they are designers, models, or consultants, have made a mark in the international scenario. Fashion designer like Sanjukta Dutta flaunted her creations at the Cannes Film Festival this year while models like Monikangana Dutta landed for numerous international brands, commercials, and magazines.

During the 1990s or early 2000s, there were a handful of models, about 15 to 20, who had to buckle down societal prejudices, redundant stigma, and all other odds to acclaim themselves as a model or land themselves in a music video, or a movie. The scenario has evolved with time.

Raaz Matazzo, the first fashion show of Assam, curated by Vikram Rai Medhi in 1994 was one of its kind that Guwahati witnessed. The show presented models like Miland Soman, Shyla Lopez, Shamolee Verma, Rohit Roy, among several others.

model walking the ramp in assam, model walking on ramp, NEIFT

Poor pageants and shows affecting the industry

But amid this prosperity, it is not quite easy to build oneself in this industry, especially when the invasion of substandard beauty pageants and fashion shows have deteriorated the industry. Iconic magazine pages, a circle of followers, a glamorous lifestyle, and a glaring Instagram profile packed with glitzy party photographs tempt numerous young minds to pursue a career in the fashion industry. But beyond this glitziness, is the glamor industry of Guwahati smooth enough for a person seeking a career option here?

“In Assam, the fashion industry did not win much attention a decade back or two, albeit it was in the course of progression. The ones who surpassed that phase to reach this industry were strong models who know their work and its value. But now, there’s a beauty pageant or a fashion show almost every alternate day. Everyone is a model. This, unfortunately, bemused the industry. People began questioning the credibility of the people of this industry,” retorted Medhi, a senior fashion curator.

In another instance, an established model (anonymous) narrated, “The modeling ecosystem is turning faulty every day. Most newcomer models pay the organizers to walk the ramp and nobody seems to be complaining.”

model walking the ramp in assam, model walking on ramp, NEIFT

A career in modeling is observed as a selection of class, elegance, and excellence. Seemingly, people now looked down upon the same as a “clouded choice.”

“When the supply increases, demand drops. Similar is the situation here in this industry. Without proper eligibility or grooming, anyone and everyone have become a model and a pageant organizer these days. There should be a proper forum or an association to look into these things and safeguard the respect and identity of the ones who have been working hard for ages to build a name or help the industry grow in the true sense of the term ,” added Stuti Choudhury, former Miss North East, anchor, and an actor.

How does the payment aspect affect models’ growth

Compared to the tier I cities like Delhi or Mumbai where an established model gets up to Rs. 60,000/- per show, the payment here is mediocre. And oftentimes, it becomes difficult for an aspiring model to depend only on shows and assignments for their daily bread.

 

Whatsoever, Mr. Medhi further added that despite this imbalance, models who are confident, well groomed, and gained healthy knowledge about their profession are celebrating their career with apposite assignments and payments.

It may not be much of an arduous task for models with a good academic graph and communication skill to place themselves. But for the inefficient and untrained ones, it is equally challenging as well as distressing to survive in this industry.

Retaining the lost glory with appropriate measures

The people representing this industry should carry out strict scrutiny and measures of its members and representatives. While the fashion industry is evolving with several new faces, original ideas, fresh paths, offering vivid horizons to the generations, it is equally important to set certain limitations and standards to retain its glory.

Fashion and style exist in the DNA of northeastern people. However, people need to be practical, have knowledge about the profession and industry they are representing. If placed on the right track, this industry can create a revolution in India.

Photo Credits: Sualkuchi Utsav and Celebrating Northeast by Vikram Rai Medhi

Why are Zouk’s bags an ideal choice for every trendsetter woman

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Accessories within an accessory! Isn’t it just fascinating? Yes, Zouk’s bags are all about spacious compartments, elegance, and sturdiness.

Women, over time, have evolved with their possessions. They have become more precise and strident with their choices. Be it their life decisions or petty preferences, the color or quality of a particular product, they are much oriented than before.

You will hardly come across a woman who hasn’t matched her outfit with her accessories or paired her perfectly manicured nails with her jewelry. From their floral scrunchies to their motif handbags and plaid footwear, they cherish every belonging with pride. 

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Conversely, with several prominent brands rolling in the market, there’s a gamut of options to embrace. While some may prefer contemporary quirky designs and colors, some may find classic patterns and shapes intriguing. There’s a sea of choices to favor. In any case, it has become a challenge for brands to meet the expectations and demands of their target group. 

However, Zouk’s timeless bags are unmatchable beauties. For the trendsetter woman, Zouk’s collection, ranging from pretty slings, backpacks, tote, office bags, laptop, and handbags are an absolute muse. Read on!

Zouk’s bags- the perfect piece to adorn any occasion

Create that seamless statement with the varied flo motif, Mughal motif, or abstract patterned bags that are just perfect to dazzle any occasion. Stylish yet affordable, the handbags give an absolute experience to express yourself amid the crowd. 

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Moreover, the bags are designed keeping in mind one’s daily convenience. So, don’t worry if you have to carry your beauty essentials, sanitizer, extra masks, wipes, chocolates, and more to the parties or office meetings. Zouk holds it all. 

What the modern women prefer vs what do Zouk offer

Accessories within an accessory! Isn’t it just fascinating? 

Gone are those days when women looked out for just bags to carry their essentials. Now, they lookout for a number of aspects. Of course, everyone loves pockets in their dresses and a lot more pockets and compartments in their bags!

From being the trendy pick to incorporating all the key features like being spacious, lightweight, sturdy handles, pretty designs, and having generous pockets, Zouk is simply the best choice for anyone who is looking to invest in a good handbag.

And more for the office goers

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Most women spend their time out of home or in the office. Accordingly, a bag that is functional, sturdy, as well as elegant is something women always hunt for. This flo motif laptop bag comes with a detachable strap which makes it versatile. The padded laptop compartment inside along with front, back, and inbuilt pockets make it an ideal laptop bag, office bag, messenger bag, and daily use bag.

More about Zouk’s bags

Talking about sturdiness, Zouk’s bags are made of 100% vegan leather. That is, they are PETA-approved, completely cruelty-free, and responsible. So, when you are grabbing affordable handbags online from Zouk, you are buying ethically manufactured products that hurt no one.

Luxury to fast fashion, the trend of chicest handbags is bucking up. And Zouk, with its high-end styles in vogue, is reveling in all the attention. After all, won’t you cheer for a bag that holds your big club sandwich, a laptop, your scribble notepads, all your skin essentials, and also that pair of extra sleepwear for your weekend sleepover plan with your bestie!?

Note: Check out https://zouk.co.in for more bags and accessories.

Glamor of the hills- Meghalaya

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The morning beams that penetrated through the gauzy curtains interrupted my dreams. It was late morning when I woke up. Although I was never a morning person, hectic job schedule and demand to maintain punctuality in office compelled me to dispose off my late-night routine.

And thus, weekends became my savior. I would sleep my heart out, keeping myself aloof from all the earthly pleasures. I would always ward-off the plans for joining someone for coffee, hanging out for parties or shopping, or mingling for a weekend getaway with friends with my lame excuses.

Likewise, it was another weekend of my life. I made a cup of hot chocolate, and augmented the tempo of my newly bought JBL Bluetooth speakers. Life would have been such a comfortable bed without any responsibilities, I wondered, trying to warble the Spanish lyrics of Despacito.

The phone’s beep depressed the sound of the song.

“Pack your bags; we are leaving at 6 pm,” Prasanta texted.

And before could I write my excuse text, he interrupted with another one.

“Don’t take it as a request. Because I am not going to listen to any of your post- menstrual mood flicks. Get ready; I am coming to pick you in an hour. Biswajit and Sarvanu will join us too.”

It was around 6.30 in the evening when we headed to, well, we did not have a map to Cherrapunjee or Dawki, so Meghalaya would be precise.

Meghalaya, as they say, is all about floating in abode of clouds. As we waved goodbye to Guwahati, a dark night, stirred with a blanket of mist and grey glimpses enveloped us in no time. Although I had been to this peppy paradise before, the experiences are vastly different on each call. Remarkably, every time I pick a trip to this paradise, I grab a story along with me.

It was late November. The roads were inundated with fog. Visibility of the surrounding dimmed with each rotation of the car’s tires. A little later we realized how terribly the clouds had convoluted us.

Prasanta uttered, “When confusion strikes, go left!” Unable to decide which way to take, we decided to pick the road less traveled.

Prasanta, deciding which way to take.

It was late midnight, around 2 o’ clock. Subsequently, we got the picture of a grey blanket of fog that had covered us, completely. Even the white divider line that we were following, became indiscernible.

The fog became denser with each passing moment. After much contemplation, we grasped that there was no way to surpass the thick mantle as one could barely see the other person or object standing near them.

Biswajit stopped the car. Everyone got down. It was a No Human Land where the hills came alive with its giant spells.

The sight of an indistinct light at a distant, landed us to an eerie-looking house at the cliff of a majestic hill. Being an ardent fan of horror movies, stroked me to envisage how the house carried every trait of an eerie scene. Dimmed lights, indistinct chirps of birds, drops of water tripping at a vessel from the roof, four torn-out couches at the veranda, a dog loitering around and sniffing, reminded me of psycho killers of the Wrong Turn movies.

Anxiety started knocking us, brutally. Before long could we wait for any of us to get hit with a panic attack, we rushed to our car. Although it was difficult and risky to drive with such hazy visuals, nevertheless, Biswajit decided to take the risk as it was a better option than getting our heads chopped and bodies minced.

After driving for nearly three hours, we saw some lodges, lights, and heard voices of people working. That was a huge heave of sigh for all. Biswajit halted the car and we decided to rest our weary eyes for some time.

I woke up at Sarvanu’s boisterous voice, “Yaay! We are finally in Dawki.”

It was an absolute respite for all. While Biswajit and Prasanta yearned for few minutes of rest, Sarvanu decided to get tea for us.

Morning tea at Dawki

The latter part of the day followed with a series of amusing adventures, capturing breathtaking views, gobbling with traditional delicacies and street food, and more. This was one of my wildest adventurous trip that snarled in my memoir cozily, until date.

Below are some of the snaps from the rest of our journey.

Dawki

Meghalaya Dawki

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Meghalaya Dawki

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Creamy fruit tart recipe- Beetroot, mango, chocolate, and cream cheese tart recipe

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The luxuriance of pastry cream is heavenly. The amazing blend of egg yolks, corn starch, milk, cream, and sweetness is just the right snack for your craves. While there lies a number of tricks and tips to make a really succulent tart, the path doesn’t seem too crammed with sweat. Just the right amount of ingredients are important to rule the recipe. Nevertheless, to make this beetroot, mango, chocolate, and cream cheese tart recipe, it was one incredible experience. 

At one moment, I would plan to mix the mango and cream cheese, while on the other, I would wonder how a combination of chocolate and mango would taste like.

But you will gladly love this creamy fruit tart recipe- whether for munching or to round up as a dinner dessert.

Jump to Recipe

Making an authentic French Tart Recipe 

A tart is usually a baked recipe, consisting of a crumbly firm pastry shell with a sweet, savory, or fruity base. Nonetheless, for a French fruit tart recipe, the 4 essential ingredients include:

  • A sweet pastry crust
  • The vanilla pastry cream filling
  • Fresh fruits
  • A tart glaze

Seemingly, most French tart recipes call for berries and fruits on top. I preferred to play the fruit inside. 

Drawing everything from scratch is arduous and time-consuming, but it is worth the results. However, for an impatient person like me, things can often spill over. Luckily, I rescued the dessert from falling apart.

I was literally out of my mind (and body) when all at once, I decided to bake this tart. Not out of a great mood but out of frustration.

I set the gelatin to bloom and began curdling the milk. It was the creamiest of cream cheese that I had ever tasted. Even my chocolate ganache was ready. Sigh!

I was almost ready with my fillings when I realized I hadn’t even set the pastry dough.

I opened the cupboard to reach for the Marie biscuit packet. And wow! My biscuit tart shell turned out as an absolute complement to the incredible layers of sweetness.

Making of the crust and filling

This tart cake is the summary of a rich, creamy, chocolaty, and nutty taste at one bite. Like a classic French chocolate tart, it has the lusciousness of chocolate, graced by the tanginess of mango, and at the same time, the sublime flavor and silkiness of cream cheese. Just the right recipe to appease all moods.

For the tart base (or shortcrust), I used a packet of Marie biscuits. You can use any biscuits.

For the filling, I used three layers of cream cheese, mango, and beetroot and white chocolate base. This fresh fruit tart is the ultimate beauty you will ever make. 

Follow the tart crust recipe here:

4-in-one tart recipe- beetroot, mango, chocolate, and ricotta tart recipe

A good blend of different flavors, this french tart is your call for all kinds of snacking.
Prep Time30 minutes
Active Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Dessert
Keyword: baked recipe, dessert recipe, French chocolate tart, French fruit tart, mango tart cake, tart at home, tart recipe
Yield: 3

Equipment

  • Tart mould
  • Heating pan
  • Food processor
  • Glass bowl
  • Spatula

Materials

For the tart crust/ shell

  • 1 packet Marie Biscuit You can opt for coconut or digestive biscuits also
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 3-4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Sugar

For the filling

  • 1 cup Cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2-3 Ripe Mangoes I took the small variety of mangoes
  • 5 grams White chocolate
  • 1 Beetroot
  • 2 tbsp Gelatin
  • 2 tbsp Melted butter
  • 1 tsp Corn starch

Instructions

  • Grind the biscuits to a fine powder 
  • Add the egg and the melted butter. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the granulated sugar and mix again
  • Spread into a tart mould and press the ends firmly.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and brush the shell with egg wash
  • Put it back in the oven for another five minutes

Layer 1- Cream Cheese Filling

  • Add the cream cheese, vanilla essence, and sugar in a bowl and beat it until the sugar completely dissolves with the cheese. Keep aside.

Layer 2- Mango Filling

  • For the mango pastry cream, add the mango cubes into a blender and make a fine smooth pulp.

Layer 3- Beetroot and white chocolate filling

  • Add 5 tbsp water to the 2 tbsp gelatin. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Grind or grate the beetroot and extract the juice using a sieve. Keep in a separate bowl.
  • Add a tsp of corn starch to half a cup of water, and stir. 
  • On medium heat, pour the mixture into a pan.
  • Now pour the bloomed gelatin into the corn starch mixture.
  • Add the vanilla and the beetroot extract. Bring it to boil. Sieve and keep aside. 
  • In another pan, heat water and place the white chocolate and butter on a glass bowl to melt.
  • Now fold the melted chocolate into beetroot extract.

For the assembly

  • Add the cream cheese layer in the cooled tart mold. Spread it evenly using a spatula. Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Pour the second layer of mango pulp once the first filling cools. Let it set for five minutes in the fridge.
  • Now add the beetroot and chocolate layer. 
  • Refrigerate for 4-5 hours.

A good balance of a mango cheesecake and a French chocolate tart, this fruit tart contis is an amazing pick for all your dessert choices.

Let me know in the comments how your tart recipe goes.

What men want from women?

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If women are considered the complicated creatures, men can also be taken as the most clueless beings on earth. Women know what they want, well EVERYTHING! And yes, even men want and need almost everything that a woman does. You must have kissed dozens of toads to finally reach your prince charming but still the dilemma of whether he is really happy being with you, poke you quite often. Believe it or not, both men and women equally struggle to figure out what the other wants. But don’t you want to know what exactly men want?

Casual dating is effortless but carrying a relationship to a deeper level, requires a great deal of patience. However, in case of men, the itsy-bitsy tantrums are more complex. Getting a grasp of their desires are not only challenging but also tricky, as they stick to their personality of “not letting go of emotions.”

Highlighted below are some of the affairs that men look forward from their women and for women, hope these ingredients will help in making your desired recipe delectable:

1) All they want is love, attention, care, affection, intimacy, desire: And sex. Yes, sex would always rank first on their wish list. A man who doesn’t want sex is like a unicorn; that doesn’t exist. Whatsoever, this doesn’t mean that a woman has to jump onto bed on first date just to impress him; but at times, he may want her to take the first move.

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2) Nurture your awesomeness: Men do look for certain traits and characteristics in a woman apart from warmth and coziness. Men want women who look great. But that doesn’t mean one have to be drop-dead gorgeous. Confidence is sexy. A great personality along with a speck of confidence would surely steal the show.

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3) “I love a clingy woman,” said no man ever: Calling or texting your bae for every minuscule matter does not sound romantic, rather may build a pile of disgust that may backfire a relationship.

4) Give him his space: A common trait that is often observed in most women is that once they change their relationship status, they start hopping to the mommy’s status as well. “Don’t go out late night, don’t hang out with your friends,” can, on the contrary, devastate the bond. It is necessary to give him his space. Insecurities can deteriorate a healthy bond. Keep calm and grab your bucket of chicken because a real man knows how to carry his relationship.

5) Pamper your sweetheart: When he can go extra miles to drop you in office, doesn’t deny to carry all your shopping bags, skips his favorite match to be with you, don’t you think it is your moral duty to pamper that kind being with care and cuddliness?

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6) Be his buddy: Men loves flaunting his woman, just like his favorite gadgets and machinery. Besides being smart and witty, men love women who listen to him, laugh with him, and above all, holds him when he stumbles.

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7) Compliment him: Over time, people tend to take their partners for granted. While the initial dating days are filled with cheesy, lovely compliments and talks, the later days are doubtlessly thronged with boredom and complaints. Often seen in most relationships, the partners often complain about the significant other’s poor dressing sense, casual attitude toward their relationship, lack of spark, boredom, and so on. Worry not, a stitch in time saves nine. It doesn’t require much effort to chirk up your better half. The solution constantly revolves around mutual admiration. Admiring his new hairdo, appreciating his new dress, or encouraging each other’s achievements, are great ways to ease the jitters prevailing in a relationship.

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Just like the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to rule his mind along, lies in a woman’s emotional efflorescence. Men too want what women want; love, care, affection, attention, liberty, space, and so forth. It would extremely be cruel to take your guy for granted, especially when he had walked extra miles to drop you home safely, paid your bills, picked your shopping bags, or took you to your favorite restaurant. Why not admire him, cuddle him, praise him, surprise him, and make him feel special instead?

Did I miss anything? Let’s know in the comment section below.

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How To Choose The Right Necklaces For Necklines

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necklaces for necklies

One of the most important accessories in your wardrobe is a neckpiece. It can give you that extra bit of glamour, or just help you look more put together. But not all necklaces are created equal, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re trying to choose which neckpiece is right for you! Necklaces are a style staple, and there are different types of neckpieces for necklines.

But what kind of necklace is right for your neckline?

This article explores the different types of neckpieces for necklines and how to choose one that best complements your outfit.

What type of necklace to wear with different necklines

When choosing different necklaces for necklines, there are a few things to consider. First, you need to determine what kind of look you want: Are you looking for something simple and understated? Or would you rather have something more ornate?

Next, think about whether or not the necklace will go well with your outfit: Will it match your shoes or hair color? If so, stick with simple chains and avoid anything too extravagant or ornate. If not, then go for a larger chain with plenty of sparkle and pizazz.

The last thing to consider is how much room there is on your neck. Many people wear their hair in ponytails or buns these days; however, wearing a piece that defines your hairstyle as well your hair length can steal the game. If you want to wear a high-top bun, accessorize with a choker or a layered necklace with lots of sparkles. Wear a neckpiece that matches the form of your top otherwise.

Choose the perfect necklace for your outfit

Whether you’re wearing a scoop neck dress, or a V-neck or low-cut dress, you’ll always want to get the most bang for your buck by pairing it with an appropriate piece of jewelry. Here are some ideas:

different types of neckpieces for necklines

Simple and layered chains all day long: A simple pendant or a layered necklace can be a gamechanger if you happen to pick the right piece. Spiritual jewelry is in vogue. You can jump on to try its different variants. If you prefer a simple and subtle look, a round-shaped Mandala Neckpiece can steal the show. These neckpieces go well with a scoop neck, boat neck, squared, V, and even with a wrap neck.

World of Ek is one such site where you have a range of quirky and contemporary yet elegant neckpieces that are great for any occasions. These modern spiritual pieces of jewelry are created to help you radiate positive energy and shine like never before. Powerful symbols like the evil eye and hamsa hand are used in World of EK’s jewelry line to bring luck, wealth, and positive vibrations into your life. They are all created with semi-precious stones and 22K gold plating.

Chokers for that extra appearance: When you wish to appear a bit more extravagant, plump for chokers. These are a perfect pick if you have an office celebration, a Diwali invite, a wedding, or just a traditional ceremony where you want to up your traditional outfit.

Bib for the occasion: As the name implies, bib necklaces wrap your entire neck. These are mostly statement elements that give an otherwise basic ensemble a broader and bolder appearance. Additionally, bibs enhance your sense of style and individuality if you are wearing a deep U-neck, boat, or sweetheart-neck dress.

Get inspired by the celebs.

Don’t you just cheese off when there is an unplanned occasion to attend and you are left with little to no choice with your accessories? Even with all the available options, nothing seems like a good fit and you go haywire to single out that one match.

Here’s a bonus. Just google the latest designs or recent events celebrities appeared and steal their look. Bingo! Or otherwise, jump on to Pinterest and type your neckline. You now have a catalog.

Know what works best for your height and body type.

Now that you know how to choose a necklace, it’s time to pick out the right one. The first thing to consider is what works best for your neckline. If you’re tall and thin, a long necklace will look better than an open-ended one because there will be more space between your jawline and the end of the piece. You can also experiment with different styles: if you’re more of a minimalist kind of girl (or boy), go for something simple; if not, try something flirty or bolder in color.

Next up: knowing your body type. Don’t just stick with one type! There are plenty of other factors involved in choosing jewelry—such as personality and budget—that determine which pieces are most appropriate for each person’s style preferences.

This is the latest trend in jewelry and style.

Necklaces for necklines exist and they have their way to add charm to your overall appearance. They can be layered and worn as an accessory, or they can be worn alone with a simple top. If you’re looking for something that will look good on all kinds of body types, experiment with different jewelry designs and styles!

If you want something more casual than a necklace, consider adding it as part of your choice of earrings or bracelets. Or if you need something more formal but still want it on the hip (and not too much), try wearing them together instead—you know how we love those “double up” looks!

By all means, don’t be afraid to play around with your look! Think about what your occasion or purpose is and experiment with different color combinations.

  • If you’re wearing your favorite pair of jeans today and want to add some sparkle to them (without sacrificing comfort), go with a simple chain that matches your outfit while still being versatile enough to work with any occasion.
  • If you’re going for a more casual vibe, layer some choker chains over your favorite pendant.
  • Or if you want something more playful and fun, go for something bolder like silver or black colored metal chains.

The accessories that we wear on our bodies can say a lot about us. They represent our personality, identity, and style. Wear your jewelry but with confidence.

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Easy way to make watermelon halwa

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The arrival of Bihu always fascinates me. Likely because I love seeing my mother prepare 100s of til pitha (a kind of traditional rice cake made with sesame and sugar), tel pitha (a traditional rice cake), and narikol laru (coconut balls). I would wait for her until late midnight, watch her prepare the delicacies wholeheartedly. I was always attracted to her way of preparing the coconut balls. She teaches me how delicately I must handle the preparation, a slight mistake and the balls would not take its desired shape. I would listen and watch her patiently, as she molds the balls. And apparently, I have applied a similar method while making this pudding. This is easy to make dessert recipe and consumes less time to prepare.

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While I use to throw away the rind of watermelon every time, I choose to prepare something out of the inutile pieces (these were supposed to go right into the bin). After grinding to a good paste, I had decided to cook it the way my mother used to prepare the coconut balls, i.e., pour the mush directly to the pan and stir until the water dries up. After that, you can gradually add the other ingredients.

Here, I have also used some leftover red mesh of the watermelon that I had used for juice. You can skip that completely. Subsequently, I also made a few watermelon rind balls the next day. For making that, I applied a similar method of evaporating the excess water and adding a cup of roasted semolina. The rest of the steps remains the same apart from adding the liquid milk.

Watermelon Halwa Recipe

This is an easy to make watermelon halwa that is filled with nutrition and goodness of mik and nuts.
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dessert recipe, watermelon halwa, Watermelon recipe
Author: Madhuri Saikia

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Food Processor/ Grinder

Materials

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil, ghee, or butter
  • 1/2 piece Cubes of watermelon shell the inside green shell
  • 1 cup Nuts, raisin, berries of your choice
  • 1 piece Cardamom
  • 3 tbsp Powdered Milk
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt

Instructions

  • Peel off the outer green layer of the watermelon (You can use the inside red part for juices or other purposes)
  • Cut it into small cubes and add the pieces in a grinder.
  • Heat a pan and put the grinded paste to the pan and keep stiring.
  • Make sure to stir frequently, until the water dries up.
  • Now add the powdered milk and crushed cardamom.
  • Mix thoroughly so that no lumps are formed.
  • Now add the sugar and salt and blend it until the water evaporates.
  • Add the milk and crushed nuts and stir evenly.
  • Add the ghee or butter
  • Voila! Your watermelon halwa is ready. Serve hot with sprinkled nuts or seeds.

Make sure you cook the recipe in medium to low flame

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