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2. Artificial Intelligence Specialist: Machines don’t just retain information and automate processes, but actually perceive the environment and take autonomous action to achieve goals. Artificial Intelligence specialists work on getting machines to learn. Skills you need: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, TensorFlow, Python (Programming Language), Natural Language Processing (NLP)

 

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1. Blockchain DeveloperThey develop and optimize blockchain protocols and design the architecture of blockchain systems. The developers are needed to help build products and services associated with technology, like contracts and apps. Skills you need: Hyperledger, Solidity, Node.js, Smart Contract             

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Even if you say you hate Valentine’s Day, the truth is, you probably sorta still like parts of it at least a little bit (hello, flowers? Teddy bears? CHOCOLATE?). Whether you have a bf/gf or just a special someone you want to celebrate (yes, including yourself or a bff), it’s the perfect day to go all out and throw love and appreciation around like confetti. But what happens when the one person you want to spend this day with lives too many miles away?\r\n\r\nAlthough it’s not impossible by any means, being in an LDR is really freaking tough. And somehow it gets even harder on certain days of the year, like birthdays, anniversaries and, of course, the one day of the year solely created for celebrating couples. But thanks to the creativity of romance and the technology of the 21st century, it’s easier than ever to have cutesy dates, plan sweet surprises and keep that spark alive no matter where you are in the world. Just because you and bae aren't physically together for the festivities doesn't mean you still can't partake in them. Here are le best, absolute cutest ways to celebrate Valentine's Day from afar, even when you're in a LDR.\r\n\r\n1. Stream a movie or show at the same time online. So, you’re dying to watch a new series that just dropped on Netflix, but you want to enjoy it with your person. You can maintain communication through text or FaceTime them so you can get all their juicy reactions, and even eat the same snacks to make it feel like you’re really together.\r\n\r\n2. Play a card game together. Both of you can head over to your nearest store (or hit up Amazon Prime, obvi) and grab a game of Cards Against Humanity, Truth or Dare or Taboo to add some excitement and competition to your night of video-chatting.\r\n\r\n3. Take a matching pic in different places. Put your photography and Photoshop skills to the test by meshing together two separately taken pics in completely different locations. You can play around with poses, objects and scenery to create an artsy version of a photo you two would have taken if you were physically together.\r\n\r\n4. Craft together. Grab your crafting supplies and get that creativity flowing. Your virtual crafting date can include painting on a canvas, sculpting with clay or decorating a plain box or scrapbook. You can even turn to Pinterest for some cute DIY project ideas that you’ll both enjoy. Bonus: You can gift them to each other next time you see him/her!\r\n\r\n5. Enjoy a sunrise or sunset together. Whether it’s at the beach, on a rooftop or from your bedroom window, coordinate a time to video chat that coincides with the sun setting or rising. If time zones are a problem (because they always are), share your sunset/sunrise with them through video and vice versa.\r\n\r\n6. Sing each other cheesy love songs on karaoke night. There’s no better way to tell someone you love them by singing beautifully (or horribly) in public. Take a trip to your local karaoke bar and video chat while singing jams like Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” or Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.” You may butcher the songs, but it’s the thought that counts.\r\n\r\n7. Gift them a Spotify playlist. Include all the bops that remind you of your boo, plus the songs that have a special meaning to you and your relationship—like, the song that was playing the first time you were in the car together, or maybe even the song a passerby was humming while you shared your first kiss. Keep the playlist private between only you two and listen whenever you're feeling lonely.\r\n\r\n8. Arrange a FaceTime dinner date. Amp up your normal FaceTime sessions by \"going on a date together.\" Both of you can cook your own favorite meals and then set them up in front of your camera to have a virtual dinner date.\r\n\r\n9. Zomato or Swiggy them their favorite meal. If you're not big on cooking, you can still have a virtual dinner date. Punch in their address on your app and surprise them by sending their go-to take-out order. Nothing says love like Pad Thai.\r\n\r\n10. Make a photo spread of all your favorite memories. Think: coasters from bars, plane tickets from flying to see each other, football ticket stubs, photos etc. and collage them on a canvas they can hang up in their room. Construct all of this on Valentine's Day, or gift it to them and talk about all the memories via FaceTime.\r\n\r\n11. Write in a journal for 365 days, or a week, or a month, or whatever timeline makes sense to you. Document all your thoughts, how your day went, what you're thinking, what reminds you of your S.O., and gift it to your partner when you've filled up all the pages. This will give them insight into your brain and remind them how often they consume your thoughts.\r\n\r\n12. Go to the movies. While you may not be physically able to go together, decide on a movie and go see it around the same time. Then, return home after the movie and discuss the plot and what you enjoyed or didn't via FaceTime with your partner. It's like you were actually there together!\r\n\r\n13. Send a video message. Maybe you're singing and dancing to your couple song, or maybe you're reading out loud a love note that you wrote. Sometimes it can be so much more intimate and lovely for your partner to see and hear you, rather than to read something themselves.\r\n\r\n14. Since you don't get to spend a ton of quality time together, instead of gifting him or her something tangible, give them an experience you can enjoy together. It's easy to want to hole up in your apartment and hang out all weekend, but an experience like tickets to a concert or comedy club or a helicopter ride (if you're feeling like Christian Grey) will create lasting memories you two can share for many years to come.\r\n\r\n15. Send him or her something handmade. A gift doesn't need to be expensive to be good. A heartfelt card or a photo album, or any gift that you've made yourself shows you put time and thought into your gift and will serve as a reminder of how much you care even when you're not around.\r\n\r\n16. Mail him/her letters leading up to V-Day. When the only form of contact between you two is communication over the phone or computer, switching it up can be a little tricky. A week or so leading up to V-Day, start sending your significant other love letters (or print out pictures of you two and send them as postcards) in the mail. Receiving mail that isn't a bill these days is rare, which will make your love note even more special and fun to receive.\r\n\r\n17. Mail him/her a care package of their favorite things. Fill a box with a few of their favorite things, whether it's sweets you can only get from a local shop by your place or a sweatshirt with your signature scent sprayed on it, little mementos will let them know you're thinking of them.\r\n\r\n18. Give him/her a bunch of letters to open at different times. Long-distance relationships are as hard as they sound, and spending holidays like Valentine's Day apart make them even harder. Fill envelopes with small gifts and sweet letters to cheer up your loved one based on how they're feeling at that moment. Label the outside of each envelope with instructions of when to open them such as \"when you're missing me\" and \"when you're feeling lonely.\"\r\n\r\n19. Count down the days until you see each other again by filling a jar with slips of paper detailing things you love about him/her. Write as many notes as you have days left, so each day he/she can draw one out of the jar to make passing the time a little bit easier. Send him/her the jar in the mail or give it to them in person when you see each other before Valentine's Day.\r\n\r\n20. Be the first person they hear in the morning and the last person they hear at night. Get up a little early on V-Day and call your significant other first thing. If you're used to saving your daily phone calls for nighttime, this will be a sweet little surprise to wake up to. After your busy day, fall asleep talking on the phone at night so it almost feels like you're right there with them.\r\n\r\n21. Plan a V-Day celebration a little off-season. You don't have to celebrate Valentine's Day only on Feb. 14. If the next time you'll see each other is in March, surprise him/her and a plan a full out Valentine's Day date for then instead. They really won't see it coming and that'll make it all the better.\r\n\r\n22. Send a package full of goodies and love notes to your guy/girl's roommate or friend, and have them lay out the gifts all over your significant other's room when they're not looking. He or she will be shocked when they walk in to find handwritten letters and thoughtful surprises from you.\r\n\r\n23. Take advantage of delivery services and surprise him/her with their favorite adult bev. Try a delivery service to drop off a bottle of your loved one's favorite alcohol so you two can celebrate together and cheers over FaceTime.\r\n\r\n24. Plan a surprise trip to see him/her. What is more romantic than showing up when you're not expecting to see each other? If you can swing the expense of a plane ticket and the time off from work, the ultimate gift you can give your significant other is time spent together on arguably the most romantic day of the year.\r\n\r\n25. Even better, plan a trip for you both to meet somewhere else. Flying or driving back and forth can get a bit redundant, so celebrate Valentine's Day with a trip elsewhere instead. Even if it's just a staycation somewhere local, a change of scenery will make it feel more like a special occasion than your usual trips back and forth.\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/Screenshot%202020-01-26%20at%201.15.38%20AM.png?eq5IK5buLoVzA3bbeEl8oTfmNm6YAAsJ","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19451/19-romantic-ways-celebrate-valentines-day-long-distance-relationship","created":"26 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-26T10:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/a52519/valentines-day-ideas-for-long-distance-relationship/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19454","title":"Here’s Why Everyone Is Talking About the Stylish and Fabulous Kia Seltos SUV RN","field_dek":" Join Auto Today Editor Yogendra Pratap and Cosmopolitan India Editor Nandini Bhalla, as they take the badass Kia Seltos for a spin.             \r\n","modified":"2020-01-25 12:03:18","status":"1","field_full_dek":"The Seltos, powerful, stylish and highest selling new SUV in India. Watch Auto Today Editor Yogendra Pratap and Cosmopolitan India Editor Nandini Bhalla as they take the spankin’ Kia Seltos for a spin, discover some of it’s fabulous, exciting and tech-advanced features, and find out exactly why everyone is #Crushing on the badass Kia Seltos RN! \r\n\r\n\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"Cosmo, Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan India, Cosmo.in, Cosmopolitan.in, Kia, Kia Seltos, Kia Seltos review, Nandini Bhalla, Nandini Bhalla Editor Cosmopolitan India, Auto Today Editor Yogendra Pratap, Yogendra Pratap ","field_meta_keyword":"Cosmo, Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan India, Cosmo.in, Cosmopolitan.in, Kia, Kia Seltos, Kia Seltos review, Nandini Bhalla, Nandini Bhalla Editor Cosmopolitan India, Auto Today Editor Yogendra Pratap, Yogendra Pratap ","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/tempsnip.jpg?q8CpLlX..ZuRnAd7ToaMFN3w.WTOmvgh","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19454/heres-why-everyone-talking-about-stylish-and-fabulous-kia-seltos-suv-rn","created":"25 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-25T14:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19448","title":"44 Weight Loss Tips From Women Who Have Lost 100 Pounds","field_dek":"Step one: Know that you got this!\r\n","modified":"2020-01-25 10:16:33","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Deciding to lose weight is a super personal thing. And even though you should never feel like you have to, if you WANT to start a weight-loss journey that's totally up to you.\r\n\r\nThing is, losing weight—especially a significant amount—isn't something a pill, or tea, or shake can accomplish. Despite what supplement companies might try to sell you, it takes long-term lifestyle changes (not a pricey meal-replacement shake) to make a solid difference.\r\n\r\nThat might mean you have to incorporate more nutritionally-dense foods, make sleep a priority, manage stress in a healthy way, and maybe even throw in some extra activity. Whatever your approach, it should be something you can maintain over the long-haul.\r\n\r\nIf you want to be successful in weight loss, you have to focus on more than just how you look. An approach that taps into how you feel, your overall health, and your mental health is often the most efficient.\r\n\r\nBecause no two weight-loss journeys are alike, we asked a bunch of women who’ve accomplished a major weight loss exactly how they did it.\r\n\r\nGessi Parisi-Rodriguez, 25\r\nAlexandria, Virginia\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 124 pounds \r\n\r\n1. Start in your comfort zone. Parisi-Rodriguez started her fitness journey by putting one foot in front of the other. “When I weighed 252 pounds, the thought of walking into a gym and working out terrified me. So I started walking around my block instead—something I was already comfortable doing.” She worked her way up from 30-minute sessions to two-hour walks, lacing up five or six times a week.\r\n\r\n2. Skip soda. “I was addicted to Pepsi and Dr. Pepper for years,” says Parisi-Rodriguez, who once consumed up to six cans a day. “Once I realized that soda was nothing but empty calories, I swapped my beverage of choice to water instead. It was super uncomfortable at first, but after eight years, I can honestly say I no longer crave soda like I used to.”\r\n\r\n3. Lighten up on carbs—without ditching them. Born into a Sicilian family of chefs, pizza makers, and restaurant owners, carbs had long been a mainstay in Parisi-Rodriguez’s life. Instead of giving up carbs entirely—as if!—she reached for low-calorie or low-carb versions of staples like bread and tortillas.\r\n\r\n4. Cancel the whole “all-or-nothing” thing. “I used to think that if I ate healthy all day but then ‘slipped up’ by eating a chocolate cookie, that I ruined everything for that day,” Parisi-Rodriguez says. “Then I’d just start binge-eating the crap out of everything!” Reframing reframing her mindset helps her carry on without guilt or deprivation.\r\n\r\n5. Shout your goal from the rooftops. At the onset of her weight loss journey, Parisi-Rodriguez began documenting her progress on Instagram. “It helped keep me accountable because I knew others were watching,” she says, noting that private people can still follow suit by sharing with just one other person.\r\n\r\nAlex Wittner, 23\r\nSarasota, Florida\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 105 pounds\r\n\r\n6. Pound that water. “I carry a 32-ounce water bottle with me at all times,” says Wittner, who fills that baby up not once, not twice, but four times a day.\r\n\r\n7. Score fitness class freebies. As a big fan of ClassPass, Wittner also found that many local studios offer free trials or super discounted rates for newbies. “Take advantage of it! The worst thing that can happen is you did not like it and you used up an hour of your day,” she says.\r\n\r\n8. Do not fear the weight room. Wittner credits WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and weight lifting for her results. “Lifting weights helped me tremendously with toning up and losing weight,” she says. Although she learned to pump that iron at a local gym, she bows down to YouTube and Insta where there are free tutorials galore.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n9. Eat the pizza. And the ice cream! “Deprivation will only lead you to going off the rails later on,” she says. “I not only allow myself to have these every once in a while, but make healthier homemade versions such as a pita pizza or a protein shake that tastes like ice cream.”\r\n\r\nShannon McDaniel-Posey, 32\r\nSlidell, Louisiana\r\n\r\nTotal weight lost: 120 pounds in 16 months\r\n\r\n10. Want it—for realz. “You have to have the mindset to go full throttle,” says McDaniel-Posey, who had a wakeup call about her dire state of physical and mental health after the death of her grandfather. “I ate and drank whatever I wanted and lost myself. I was done living my life the way I was.”\r\n\r\n11. Give yourself a GD break. “One bad meal will not make you obese,” she says. “Life is too short to beat yourself up.”\r\n\r\n12. Use Instagram. “It influenced me on so many levels,” she says. “There were people just like me sharing their progress pictures, recipes, products they loved, grocery store hauls, trials and tribulations, and just their life in general. It was uplifting! It was the motivation I was searching for.”\r\n\r\nTanique Johnson, 26\r\nNew Jersey\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 135 pounds\r\n\r\n13. Cancel the whole “but I need a trainer!” narrative. “Excuses are easy,” says Johnson. “I never had a trainer or a nutritionist, but knowing what I wanted helped me stay consistent and changed my lifestyle for the better.”\r\n\r\n14. Practice the world’s simplest meal math. Protein (like chicken) + veggies (just about anything green) = dinner is served. Johnson says that adding more proteins and veggies to her plate helped her cut back on the amount of calories she was eating. “It’s not about taking carbs out of your diet but recognizing that they’re not needed at every meal.”\r\n\r\nJessica Beniquez, 24\r\nTampa, Florida\r\n\r\n\r\nTotal weight lost: More than 170\r\n\r\n15. Sparkling water + Crystal Light = soda who!? Because it’s not always easy to quit carbonated bevs cold-turkey, this cocktail can help you transition, says Beniquez. She sips this combo when she really craves a sweetened soda.\r\n\r\n16. Get all up in nature’s candy. At night, Beniquez swaps sugary treats for fruit. Remember fruit? It’s super sweet and hits the spot.\r\n\r\n17. Repeat after me: “Routine shmoutine.” Whenever Benique hit a weight-loss plateau, she shifted gears entirely. “I changed the way I worked out or changed my eating routine,” she says. “Then I focus on why I started and how far I'd go if I didn't give up.”\r\n\r\nMayra Arias, 35\r\nLaguna Beach, California\r\n\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 135 pounds\r\n\r\n18. Cook a week’s worth of food in one go. “It’s the best way to stay on track,” Arias says. “I had no excuses to go off plan when I had my food ready to heat up.” Some of her favorites include egg roll in a bowl, chicken broccoli Alfredo bake, one-pan salmon with veggies, and chicken parmesan.\r\n\r\nSuzanne Ryan, 35\r\nSan Francisco Bay Area, California\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 120 pounds\r\n\r\n19. Build confidence with baby steps. “One small step kicked off some bigger changes and confidence in my ability to stick to something,” The first change Ryan made: swapping soda for flat or sparkling water. “Small changes can lead to big results—so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, start with one thing, then add on.”\r\n\r\n20. Stay in your lane. “Do what works for you and don’t compare yourself to others,” she says. “Everyone is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.”\r\n\r\nShanna Fichera, 31\r\nCamarillo, California\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 110 pounds\r\n\r\n21. Start small. \"I began walking or jogging for 15 minutes a day. I worked up to 30 minutes, and then increased it again. It was a very gradual process.\"\r\n\r\n22. Don't give up when your weight loss plateaus. \"I remember hitting the first plateau and feeling so defeated, but you have to push through and keep putting in the effort for your plan to work. You can't get discouraged.\"\r\n\r\nBrianna Blank, 22\r\nWestbrook, Connecticut\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 150 pounds\r\n\r\n23. Find a healthy meal you like, and eat it all the time. \"In college, I researched the food available in the dining hall to find the healthiest options and settled on a turkey sandwich with whole-wheat bread and mustard. I was so focused on achieving my goals that it didn't even feel repetitive.\"\r\n\r\nMaria Gordon, 31\r\nUpper Marlboro, Maryland\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 104 pounds\r\n\r\n24. Start with one small change. \"I realized that a lot of sugar and calories that I consumed came from drinks, so I challenged myself to drink only water for 30 days.\r\n\r\n25. Make your old favorites healthier. \"I've always loved burgers and fries, so I also started making healthier versions of foods that were familiar to me, like turkey burgers with wheat bread and sweet potato fries.\"\r\n\r\n26. Prepare for heavy meals. \"When I know I'm going out for dinner, where I'll probably want to eat extra calories, I eat lighter meals throughout the day, like a smoothie for breakfast and a salad for lunch.\"\r\n\r\nAlyssa Ann Heidemann, 34\r\nSioux Falls, South Dakota\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 131 pounds\r\n\r\n27. Swap out snacks that don't serve you. \"I used to snack on chips, candy bars, and other junk food throughout the day, but now I [make healthier choices] six times a day. My new snacks include protein bars or shakes, pistachios, celery sticks with PB2 (a lower-fat peanut butter), and low-fat string cheese.\"\r\n\r\n28. Double down on veggies if you're unsatisfied after eating a snack or meal. \"If I'm still hungry, I turn to vegetables rather than junk food.\"\r\n\r\n29. Pack snacks for late nights at work. \"At my heaviest weight, my downfall was eating fast food on my way home from work at 9:30 or 10 p.m. Now I bring food and snacks to work so when I get home I'm not starving and feel more in control.\"\r\n\r\n30. Say no to free refills. \"I used to drink diet and regular pop regularly. When restaurants gave me refill after refill, I would lose track of how much I drank. Now I ask for water instead of pop, which I've given up altogether.\"\r\n\r\nSara Lugger, 39\r\nOxford, Michigan\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 149 pounds\r\n\r\n31. Move during your lunch break. \"During my lunch, I'll walk on the treadmill at work or outside for 30 to 40 minutes.\"\r\n\r\n32. Stash snacks everywhere. \"I carry protein bars in my purse and car. This way, I fend off hunger so I don't overeat later.\"\r\n\r\n33. Eat more often. \"I switched from three meals a day to six small meals a day.\"\r\n\r\n34. Split restaurant meals with a friend. \"When I share meals, I end up eating smaller portions without being tempted by leftovers on my plate. If I don't have a person to split a meal with, I immediately put half of the portion I'm served into a takeout box.\"\r\n\r\nStephanie Aromando, 31\r\nSandyston, New Jersey\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: ~100 pounds\r\n\r\n35. Lift weights to lose weight. \"While cardio has helped me burn fat, power-lifting has been such a huge part of my success. Lifting heavy weights with a trainer really helped me sculpt my body. After about four months of training, I was able to squat holding 360 pounds—25 more than I weighed when I began my weight-loss journey.\"\r\n\r\n36. Always move, even on rest days. \"I work out six days a week and take an active rest day once a week to hike or take a yoga class.\"\r\n\r\n37. Keep it simple. \"I take a minimalist approach to nutrition: My diet consists of lean protein (chicken breast, egg whites, ground turkey), complex carbs (quinoa, sweet potatoes, oatmeal), healthy fats (coconut oil, almonds, avocados), and leafy green veggies. I eat as clean as I can—locally-grown vegetables, organic when possible, and minimally-processed everything.\"\r\n\r\n38. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. \"Everything I need is in the produce section, at the meat counter, or in the dairy section. I avoid the center aisles of the grocery store unless looking for specific pantry items, like quinoa or oatmeal.\"\r\n\r\n39. Prepare food in advance. \"I eat five small meals a day, but only prepare them twice a week in big batches so that everything is made and ready to go when I get hungry.\"\r\n\r\n40. Drink all the water. \"I carry a gallon of water with me all day long until it's finished. Dragging it around campus looks ridiculous, but I don't care.\"\r\n\r\nTanisha Shanee Williams, 33\r\nBrooklyn, New York\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 140 pounds\r\n\r\n41. Put on music when you don't feel like going to the gym. \"Being physically active has nothing to do with going to the gym, but moving your body and burning calories is what matters. When I don't want to go, I just turn on my music and either dance or hula hoop with my niece.\"\r\n\r\nJade Socoby, 28\r\nBangor, Maine\r\n\r\nTotal weight loss: 140 pounds\r\n\r\n42. Find a physical activity you actually enjoy. \"Cardio really bores me. Powerlifting is what changed and saved my life.\"\r\n\r\n43. Use tech and other tools to your advantage. \"I started out just by cutting little things like soda out one by one so I wouldn't burn myself out mentally and give up. I then discovered counting calories on MyFitnessPal, which was [a huge help] for me in my weight loss. A few years in, I lost my way a little bit and found Renaissance Periodization diet templates, which helped me rebuild a healthy relationship with food.\"\r\n\r\n44. Eat a mix of carbs and protein at every meal. \"[After I began counting calories], I started tracking macros [fat, protein, and carbs] and my body started changing even more, for the better.\"\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/Screenshot%202020-01-25%20at%203.10.54%20PM.png?xl25C7rMa0_eTzomEwOwWAQktKjgS8o0","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19448/44-weight-loss-tips-women-who-have-lost-100-pounds","created":"25 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-25T13:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/advice/a41863/tips-for-losing-weight/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19449","title":"22 Sweet Valentine’s Day Dates That’ll Melt Your Little Heart","field_dek":"Feel free to steal these for your own perfect Valentine’s date.\r\n","modified":"2020-01-25 09:39:18","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Valentine’s Day can be one of the most romantic holidays, but like all things romantic, it can sometimes require a bit of coordination and preplanning. Even if you’re on a budget, there’s no reason your Valentine’s Day can’t be as memorable and cute for you and your partner. After all, what really matters is spending the day with people you love and who love you back. A romantic dinner reservation is a classic for a reason, but if you’re looking for inspiration on how to create and plan the most romantic Valentine’s Day date ever, here are 22 stories from real women on how to make ~magic~ happen.\r\n\r\n1. “My boyfriend jokingly used to complain how men don’t get the same treatment as women on Valentine’s Day by receiving cards and chocolates, so I decided to surprise him by making an edible arrangement of bacon roses and I gave it to him in the morning before waking up so he could have breakfast in bed. I also gave him a card where I wrote down the biggest surprise of all: tickets to a helicopter tour of our city. Ten years later, we are still together, got married, and that is still one of the best Valentine’s Days we’ve ever had.” —Rachel, 29\r\n\r\n2. “Several years ago, my boyfriend at the time (now husband) earned major points on Valentine’s Day. First, he dropped me off at a salon to get my hair and nails done. Then, he picked me up and brought me to his place and made me dinner. From there, we went to a comedy club and laughed the night away. It was such a thoughtful date that I will remember forever.” —Jacqui, 28\r\n\r\n3. “The cutest Valentine’s Day idea that I had was making a time capsule for our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. In three years, we get to open it up and we’ll get to relive so many great memories.” —Alyssa, 31\r\n\r\n4. “My partner’s birthday is the day after Valentine’s, and our anniversary is just two weeks later, so for our first Valentine’s together, I wanted to do something special. I’m a firm believer in more is more, so I surprised her with a trip to New York. I booked an incredible dinner at this cute Japanese place in Brooklyn, we hit MoMA, had Sunday brunch, it was really fun. The only bad part was it was below 10 degrees the whole time, but the rest was a blast!” —Elizabeth, 29\r\n\r\n5. “This year for Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I are planning to celebrate a little differently than most. We are both individually very serious about getting out of student loan debt in one to two years, so we’ve discussed the possibility of adding an extra couple hundred dollars onto our February debt payments so we can get that much closer to becoming debt-free. To me, it’s so sweet because it’s so us!” —Joanna, 23\r\n\r\n6. “In college, my boyfriend went out and bought a bottle of champagne, two glass champagne flutes, and chocolates and flowers for me. I got him cigars and chocolate cigars. We still lived in the dorms but his roommate had moved out, so we took both mattresses and put them side by side on the floor to make one giant, super bed. We drank champagne, ate lasagna, and watched A Walk to Remember from the floor on the super bed. All these years later, I still have the boyfriend, the champagne flutes, and the cork from the bottle that night. We use the flutes every Valentine’s Day.” —Rebecca, 26\r\n\r\n7. “We’re broke and in our early 20s, and we do NOT spend a lot of money. But on Valentine’s Day, we like to go out to eat for dinner, wherever we want, and buy whatever TF we want. Our normal $30 to $40 bill is about $120 with multiple drinks, apps, main courses, and desserts. We just treat ourselves and I love every minute of it.” —Santina, 22\r\n\r\n8. “The guy I was casually hooking up with—not even really dating—surprised me by making a reservation at a trendy restaurant in our city. The weather that day was extremely cold, but we layered on coats and went out anyway. When we got to the restaurant, they had lost our reservation and didn’t have anything available for a few hours. We ended up going to a dive bar around the corner, sharing some beers, and having a super laid-back dinner at a restaurant with a prix fixe menu and open seating. It was all super unexpected, and just being together—even if we were hungry and freezing—made me realize this was waaay more than a hookup thing.” —Caitlin, 25\r\n\r\n9. “One of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories is when my boyfriend decided to make a home-cooked meal. He surprised me with a dozen roses, a giant fuzzy heart with chocolate inside, and a handmade card. We didn’t have much money back then and he still lived with his parents, so he brought up a bunch of chairs to his room and used his nightstand as our table. He also lit candles, put on Frank Sinatra, and opened a bottle of Moët. We spent the rest of the night watching the first movie we ever saw together and playing video games. It was the best.” —Riley, 20 \r\n\r\n10. “One year, my girlfriend surprised me with a super-romantic wine-tasting tour. It was such a shock because I never even thought about wineries being open during the colder months, but many are! We had such a fun time getting tipsy and drinking delicious wine together, then we took the train home, watched a movie on our laptop, and had a nice dinner together. And I got to be in bed early, which is honestly my favorite thing.” — Sarah, 27\r\n\r\n11. “You really can’t go wrong with breakfast in bed, which also happens to be the best Valentine’s Day I ever had. My husband makes me chocolate chip pancakes with extra chocolate chips just the way I like them, and I don’t get up until noon. I look forward to this day literally all year!” —Tina, 30\r\n\r\n12. “The best Valentine’s Day I’ve had was the first one with my boyfriend. We knew it was supposed to snow later that day, so we had to alter the plans we’d previously made to go to an extravagant dinner at a fancy restaurant and instead chose to go out to brunch and spend the rest of the day at home. We exchanged gifts after brunch and spent the afternoon simply being together and enjoying our uninterrupted time. That night, we made a delicious dinner at home and watched many corny Valentine’s Day movies. It was perfect because it was simply us spending time together and enjoying the love between two people.” —Rachel, 21 \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n13. “We started the evening by cooking a meal together and it was amazing. Getting to create something romantic together was beautiful. After we finished dinner, he brought us to the same place where we had our first date, Hyde Park, and we held hands while we walked around. At the end of the night, he surprised me by booking a hotel room. When we got there, he had my favorite kind of chocolates lying out on the bed. It was so simple yet so perfect. Best Valentine’s Day ever.” —Isabel, 20\r\n\r\n14. “My long-distance boyfriend was too busy with his new job to visit me regularly, but on Valentine’s Day, he mailed me a plane ticket and told me to come and visit him. He even rented a hotel so we could be alone without his roommates. When we got there, he’d laid roses all over the bed and there was champagne and fluffy robes. We ended up ditching dinner reservations and stayed in all night with room service. It was like a movie.” —Amanda, 21\r\n\r\n15. “My boyfriend at the time had left the cheesiest teddy bear in front of my dorm room on Valentine’s Day along with a note that said, ‘I’ll pick you up for dinner at 6. Dress warm!’ We ended up having a super-romantic peanut butter and jelly sandwich dinner with a bottle of wine on this giant hill that overlooks our campus. It was probably the sweetest date ever!” —Kelly, 20\r\n\r\n16. “My high school boyfriend asked me to come over to his house on Valentine’s Day weekend to help him with chemistry homework, which I thought was really weird because he was taking chemistry classes and I was obviously not, but I didn’t hesitate to come by. I went to knock on his front door and there was a note saying ‘walk in’ on it. I walked into his house and heard my favorite sappy love song playing, and [there was] a huge trail of rose petals leading into his living room, where he was sitting with all my favorite things. There were candles and Disney stuffed animals and it was so romantic. Even though we’re not still together, it will definitely be my top Valentine’s Day memories!” —Jessica, 21\r\n\r\n17. “I was out of town on business on Valentine’s Day and my boyfriend was really bummed about it because apparently he had this whole big thing planned. When I came home a week later, he ended up making a whole Valentine’s Day meal and celebration anyway. He cooked steak and even bought a super-sweet cake that said ‘Happy (kind of) Valentine’s Day.’ He also got me flowers and chocolate. It was so sweet, especially because he sucks at keeping secrets and I had no idea he was planning this.” —Sally, 23\r\n\r\n18. “Last year was the first Valentine’s Day my long-distance boyfriend and I got to celebrate together in person. He came to visit me on Valentine’s Day and we went on an amazing hike. When we got to the top of the mountain, it had a beautiful view and we got to sit down and eat a late lunch together while watching the incredible sunset. Before we hiked back down, he grabbed my hand and told me he wanted to be together forever and gave me a promise ring. I was so surprised!” —Lauren, 21 \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n19. “My boyfriend and I had made plans to go out for dinner, but we waited too late to make reservations. He told me to leave it up to him and that he would find us a place. The morning of Valentine’s Day, he showed up to my house with roses, bags full of groceries, and told me that he was making me dinner instead of going out. I was a little hesitant at first about him cooking because he had never done it before, but it turned out pretty well. He made some really yummy enchiladas, and best of all, I didn’t even need to get dressed up. Afterward, we cuddled and watched a movie. It wasn’t the most extravagant date but it was the sweetest.” —Michelle, 22\r\n\r\n20. “The most memorable Valentine’s Day was when I showed up at my boyfriend’s house and he led me downstairs to his basement, where he’d prepared an indoor picnic. He knew I was tired from my week and didn’t feel like going out, so we stayed in. He doesn’t really cook, so he went around buying all my favorite foods from different restaurants like chicken and beef skewers, Indian bread, and chicken Caesar salad. I was so surprised because I’d never actually told him my favorite foods, but he’d figured it out from the times we went out to eat. Then for dessert, he made chocolate-covered strawberries. We ended the date by watching the movie we watched on our first date. It brought back memories of when we first started dating and we were both so nervous that we didn’t hold hands until the very end. There were no dimly lit mood candles or expensive presents, but it made a lasting impression on my heart.” —Kim, 21\r\n\r\n21. “My boyfriend’s birthday is only a couple of days before Valentine’s Day, so usually we skip celebrating V-Day. But a couple of years ago, we decided to go up to the Hudson Valley for the weekend and celebrate. There was a big snowstorm and we were trapped inside for a lot of it, but the house was beautiful and we got to snuggle and escape from the world. It was magical. I tried to surprise him by wearing some new lingerie too, but when I came out of the bathroom wearing it, he’d fallen asleep! It’s been an inside joke of ours since.” —Emily, 25\r\n\r\n22. “I know it sounds so simple, borderline tacky, but the most wonderful Valentine’s date I ever had was spent in a dorm room. We picked a movie we both loved, and to surprise each other, we each ordered a Seamless delivery with food we thought the other would love most. It was lazy and comforting but still cute and romantic!” —Tara, 23\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/Screenshot%202020-01-25%20at%203.08.47%20PM.png?eGmb.WEAND.EOLSFBLiReM.X4KIUHABY","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19449/22-sweet-valentines-day-dates-thatll-melt-your-little-heart","created":"25 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-25T12:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a52061/cutest-valentines-day-date-ideas-ever/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19442","title":"25 Indian Musicians on Instagram You Should Follow RN ","field_dek":"Explore the magic of music while scrolling through your feed.\r\n","modified":"2020-01-24 11:47:04","status":"1","field_full_dek":"","type":"gallery","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmopolitan india, cosmo india, music, instagram, bb, new year 2020, social media, life, anushka manchanda, prateek kuhaad, festival, shirley setia, lisa mishra, raghu dixit, indian, ocean, band, musicians, artists","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmopolitan india, cosmo india, music, instagram, bb, new year 2020, social media, life, anushka manchanda, prateek kuhaad, festival, shirley setia, lisa mishra, raghu dixit, indian, ocean, band, musicians, artists","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/music.jpg?Q3mP6KSlpHBS5ZWtVwXSxvjIfsaktMjo","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/g19442/25-indian-musicians-instagram-you-should-follow-rn","created":"24 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-24T14:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19445","title":"3 Kinda Awful Work Eff Ups and How to Fix Them","field_dek":"We got experts to swoop in to save you from your office fails.\r\n","modified":"2020-01-24 07:34:55","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Nope, you don't need to pack your knives and go...at least if you listen to the advice of our new columnists, Mika Brzezinski and Daniela Pierre-Bravo.\r\n\r\nThe two savvy career gurus and authors of Earn It!: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond are here to salvage even the cringiest office mistakes. Read on for their priceless advice.\r\n\r\nQ: “During my first month as an accountant, I made a typo—and charged a client $10,000 instead of $1,000. He won’t let it go, and I haven’t confessed. Is it too late?”\r\n\r\nMika: Well, that is a bad day. Even though time has passed, don’t pretend it didn’t happen in hopes that the client (or your boss!) will forget. Owning up to your mistakes, even now, will make people respect and trust you. It’ll be tough, but with hard work and attention to detail, you’ll turn this around.\r\n\r\nDaniela: I’d also tell your boss that you’re going to implement some kind of triple-check plan that’ll prevent this from happening again. Oh, and bring cookies. Lots. Of. Cookies.\r\n\r\nQ: “I’m a photographer, and I accidentally dropped a really pricey camera during a shoot. Everyone was pissed, to say the least. What do I do now?”\r\n\r\nMika: Sh*t happens. It’s about moving through these moments with grace. If you can afford it, offer to replace the equipment. They might not take you up on it, and it shows that you want to do the right thing.\r\n\r\nDaniela: You’re human, so try not to take their response personally. Apologize profusely, and next time you see them, stand up and engage in small talk without bringing up the camera. If they see you’ve moved on, they will too.\r\n\r\nQ: “I started my first-ever job hungover from college graduation. And when my new boss asked me to share a fun fact, I said I’d partied all weekend and slept through the ceremony. I’m still cringing.”\r\n\r\nMika: You should be cringing. Never brag about screwing up!\r\n\r\nDaniela: Mika’s right, but don’t beat yourself up. Instead, just prove to them that you’re not a party girl whenever there’s a work situation involving alcohol, like your holiday party or a happy hour. Your strategy: Have one drink—or nothing at all. It’ll shift their perspective of you.\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/work-fuck-up-launch-day-mika-column-1579625188.png?PWZo2cZN0Ox6WS0gMjtt0iJPxfJ5E2He","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19445/3-kinda-awful-work-eff-ups-and-how-fix-them","created":"24 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-24T11:05:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"http://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/a30609870/career-advice-mika-brzezinski-daniela-pierre-bravo/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19410","title":"5 Indian Female Filmmakers Spotlighting the Stark Realities Around Women ","field_dek":"Best known for their hard-hitting, women-centric documentaries these filmmakers say it like it is, both on-screen and off it.\r\n","modified":"2020-01-24 07:47:08","status":"1","field_full_dek":"","type":"gallery","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmopolitan, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, female filmmakers, bollywood, directors, women-centric films, cinema, women empowerment, stereotypes, feminism, equality ","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmopolitan, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, female filmmakers, bollywood, directors, women-centric films, cinema, women empowerment, stereotypes, feminism, equality ","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/documentary.jpg?EtXZyj5wS2ve7TsAF8H09myCP27YEojU","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/g19410/5-indian-female-filmmakers-spotlighting-stark-realities-around-women","created":"23 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-23T20:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19439","title":"10 Men Reveal What They Actually, Really Want for Valentine’s Day","field_dek":"A couple-goals date night like Virat and Anushka's is on the list...read on!\r\n","modified":"2020-01-23 09:51:17","status":"1","field_full_dek":"When it comes to Valentine’s Day festivities, figuring out the perfect gift for your dude is about as hard as matching your eyeliner thickness on both sides—especially considering the only thing they swear by are the million white tees they have hanging in their closet plus 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.\r\n\r\nBut ladies, don’t sweat it: Men really aren’t all that hard to please. I mean, while you’re stressing about what to give them, they’re probably googling how many months they can go without washing their sheets (might we suggest some new fitted sheets for V-Day?).\r\n\r\nTo take the burden off you and finding the gift that will literally knock his socks off (hopefully during sex), here’s what 10 dudes had to say about what they’d love for Valentine’s Day this year. Oh, and obviously, sex is included here because...well, sex.\r\n\r\n1. “Taylor Swift tickets. Obviously.” —Stephen, 33\r\n\r\n2. “A nice romantic date to a fondue restaurant because I love food. Then maybe a movie, and later, a surprise of her wearing some new lingerie. That’d be the perfect date and present!” —Mason, 27\r\n\r\n3. “Honestly, I prefer something simple, like chocolates or going to our favorite restaurant. Or...a corgi.” —Alex, 29\r\n\r\n4. “In general, I like getting gifts that maybe I’ve mentioned I needed in the past. Little things like, ‘Oh, I really wish I had that tool (or appliance or whatever it may be), it would make this so much easier.’ Then, a few months later, BAM! I get it. It shows me they’re listening, and I try to do the same thing and keep a running list for my family and lady.” —Stephen, 24\r\n\r\n5. “I’m the worst at receiving gifts, so whenever I do get one or asked about one, I like to keep it so simple. Literally, I’d be cool with, like, a pizza or maybe a T-shirt of my favorite baseball team. Also, I’m never mad about someone going down on me either….” —Nick, 27\r\n\r\n6. “ANYTHING handmade. No matter what it is, being handmade makes it something that I greatly appreciate since it took time and thought. I’ve never done it, but I also love the idea of camping on Valentine’s Day. It might be cold, but I think it’d be worth it to have the distance from other people.” —Kevin, 24\r\n\r\n7. “Can I preface that I don’t like the holiday? But being honest: oral sex in bed in the morning, a couples run later, and cook a great dinner with my girlfriend or spouse with two bottles of real good wine. Our favorite music playing all night. And close it out with some good sex. Oh, and giving each other massages pre- or post-sex.” —Brendan, 26\r\n\r\n8. “I would be happy if my girlfriend cooked me anything wearing just an apron. Literally anything. Well, nothing with onions. Or if she planned the whole day herself—she knows what she wants to do on Valentine’s Day more than I do. So she’d plan the whole day and I’d be a kind, gracious, loving boyfriend all day.” —Sam, 21\r\n\r\n9. “We’d stay in bed longer than usual and watch something in the morning, then have some good ol’ sex. We’d get dinner that’s too expensive for either of us but that we really want (probably some nice sushi). Then have a LOT of wine and hang out all night.” — Marshall, 26\r\n\r\n10. “My ideal Valentine’s Day is a normal day at work, then we meet up for a cute dinner for which we made our reservation months in advance, get dessert and booze, then go to a place that has a nice view of a cute park. We’d cuddle, chat, eat dessert, drink, and then it would end with getting frisky.” —Kim, 26A\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/Screen%20Shot%202020-01-23%20at%203.29.11%20pm.png?wGJa4.te.lQjShcEnocwhewLVKU4AUJv","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/life/features/a19439/10-men-reveal-what-they-actually-really-want-valentines-day","created":"23 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-23T16:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Life","field_section_url":"/life","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a53275/25-men-reveal-what-they-want-for-valentines-day/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19438","title":"4 Effortless Appetizers You Can Prepare for Your Valentine","field_dek":"Because, who doesn't love food, especially if it is made by their SO.\r\n","modified":"2020-01-23 09:22:09","status":"1","field_full_dek":" \r\n\r\nWant to make this Valentine's Day extraaa-special for your partner? Even if you are broke (or even if you are not), there is something extremely warm about the food that YOU prepare for your significant other. Don't fret! We are not talking elaborate gourmet meals that requires the expertise of a chef. Instead, we got four chefs to reveal the recipes of the easiest, yet delicious, appetizers you can prepare this V-day. \r\n\r\n1) Jalapeno Potato By Chef Tarun Sibal, Director, One Fine Meal\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIngredients: \r\n\r\n\r\n\t2 tsp refine oil \r\n\t1tsp Garlic \r\n\t4 tbsp Kidney Beans, soaked \r\n\t2 tbsp French Beans \r\n\t4tbsp Jalapeno\r\n\t1tsp Paprika Powder \r\n\tSalt to taste \r\n\t2tsp Cheddar Cheese \r\n\t2 cups Water \r\n\t6 Potato, medium \r\n\tOil for deep frying \r\n\t2 tbsp Jalapeno Mayonnaise \r\n\t4 tsp Crispy fried Leeks\r\n\tMicro greens for garnish \r\n\r\n\r\nMethod: \r\n\r\n\r\n\tTake a frying pan add 2 tsp refine oil, Garlic, Kidney Beans, French Beans, Jalapeno, Paprika powder, salt and saute for 2 minutes then add Cheddar cheese and saute for 1 minute. \r\n\tTake a deep pan and add 6 cups of water and boil the Potato for 10 minutes without closing the lid. After that scope out the potatoes.\r\n\tTake a pan for deep frying and deep fry scoped Potatoes for 2 minutes \r\n\tTake a serving plate, place the deep fried potatoes, fill with Jalapeno Mayonnaise and fill with the mixture made. \r\n\tGarnish with Crispy fried leeks and the dish is ready to serve.\r\n\r\n\r\n2) Carrot and Beetroot Pancake with Berries By Executive Chef Manoj Rawat, Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon Baani Square\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIngredients:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tFlour – 300 gms \r\n\tEggs – 6 nos\r\n\tCream – 500 gms \r\n\tMilk – 300 ml\r\n\tSugar – 20 gms\r\n\tBaking powder – 10 gms\r\n\tFreshly grated carrots – 200 gms\r\n\tBeetroot grated – 150 gms\r\n\tFresh berries (blueberries/cranberries/raspberries) – 50 gms\r\n\tHoney – to drizzle on top\r\n\r\n\r\nMethod:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tSeparate egg yolk and whites.\r\n\tWhisk egg white to a hard peak consistency.\r\n\tMake a batter by mixing all the ingredients and fold in egg whites to form a light batter. \r\n\tHeat a non-stick pan, pour the batter for pancakes.\r\n\tFlip to other side after 3-4 minutes. \r\n\tServe hot with fresh berries and honey.\r\n\r\n\r\n3) Quick and Easy Pineapple Chicken Bites By Executive Sous Chef Vineet Bahuguna, Hilton Garden Inn, New Delhi/Saket\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIngredients:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tChicken leg Diced -120 gms\r\n\tPineapple Cubes-120 gms\r\n\tSalt- ½ tsp\r\n\tBlack Pepper- ¼ tsp\r\n\tBarbeque sauce- 40 gms\r\n\tParsley chopped- 10 gms\r\n\tOil – 30 ml\r\n\tBamboo sticks- 6 Nos\r\n\r\n\r\nMethod:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tMarinate the chicken with salt, pepper & half of the oil and let it rest.\r\n\tSkewer in Bamboo stick two pieces of pineapple and one of chicken in the middle.\r\n\tApply rest of the oil on the pan and sear the stick and let the chicken cook.\r\n\tBrush Barbeque sauce on top and garnish with Chopped parsley.\r\n\tServe hot with remaining sauce on side.\r\n\r\n\r\n4) Bharwan Khumb By Chef Kasi Viswanathan, Director Food & Beverage, Radisson Blu Atria, Bengaluru\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIngredients:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tButton Mushroom 150 gms\r\n\tCooking Oil 15 mls\r\n\tTurmeric Powder 3 gms\r\n\tGaram Masala 10gms\r\n\tGreen Chill      5 gms\r\n\tCashew nut paste 8 gms\r\n\tSalt       3 gms\r\n\tHang Curd      40 gms\r\n\tGram Flour 15 gms\r\n\tBeans 20 gms\r\n\tCarrot 20 gms\r\n\tSpinch 15 gms\r\n\tGinger 5 gms\r\n\tGarlic 5 gms\r\n\r\n\r\nMethod:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tClean the mushroom thoroughly and destem them carefully retaining the caps.\r\n\tBlanch the mushroom with salt, turmeric powder and straine it keep a aside.\r\n\tSauté the filling for stuffed mushroom with chop garlic, ginger, green chili, finely chop carrot and beans cook till its gets tender,\r\n\tAnd then add cashewnut powder, amul cheese, turmeric powder, jeera powder, garam masala, chat masala, salt,\r\n\tFill a little of the stuffing into each cap and top with a drop of the cashew cream\r\n\tMake a margination with bhuna basan, mustard oil, yellow chilli powder, jeera powder, kasoori 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Between Grammys Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year","field_dek":"And that's that on that.\r\n","modified":"2020-01-23 08:22:56","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Sure, the Grammy Awards seem simple. Your favourite artists win some hardware for their best bops, and everyone wears sparkly outfits. But if you actually pay attention to the award categories, you'll prob realize that it's not so straightforward. There are three separate awards for the Record, Song, and Album of the Year, and TBH, it's all kinds of confusing. Here is what those award categories actually mean.\r\n\r\nSong of the Year\r\n\r\nThis is definitely the most deceptively obvious award. It sounds like it just goes to the best jam of the year, but it's slightly more complicated than that. Song of the Year is actually a songwriter award for the single or track that was released during the eligibility period, which for the 61st Grammy Awards is October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. This year's nominees include:\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\"Always Remember Us This Way\" by Lady Gaga\r\n\t\"Bad Guy\" by Billie Eilish\r\n\t\"Bring My Flowers Now\" by Tanya Tucker\r\n\t\"Hard Place\" by H.E.R.\r\n\t\"Lover\" by Taylor Swift\r\n\t\"Norman F***ing Rockwell\" by Lana Del Rey\r\n\t\"Someone You Loved\" by Lewis Capaldi\r\n\t\"Truth Hurts\" by Lizzo\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPS, although \"Truth Hurts\" was originally released in 2017, it's still eligible because it \"achieved prominence\" during the eligibility year. Wild!\r\n\r\nRecord of the Year\r\n\r\nAt the Grammys, a record is not a vinyl you bought at Urban Outfitters and have yet to actually play. Here, \"record\" means a single track. This award honors the artist for their performance and the work of the producers, recording engineers, mastering engineers, and mixers. These are the records nominated this year:\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\"Hey, Ma\" by Bon Iver\r\n\t\"Bad Guy\" by Billie Eilish\r\n\t\"7 Rings\" by Ariana Grande\r\n\t\"Hard Place\" by H.E.R.\r\n\t\"Talk\" by Khalid\r\n\t\"Old Town Road\" by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus\r\n\t\"Truth Hurts\" by Lizzo\r\n\t\"Sunflower\" by Post Malone and Swae Lee\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAlbum of the Year\r\n\r\nAlbum of the Year is the award for a whole-ass album. To be eligible, it has to have at least five new full songs and be 15 minutes long or be 30 minutes long, with as many damn tracks as it wants. The award goes to artist, as well as any featured artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, and mixers. Here are the albums in the running:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\"I, I\" by Bon Iver\r\n\t\"Norman F***ing Rockwell!\" by Lana Del Ray\r\n\t\"When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?\" by Billie Eilish\r\n\t\"Thank U, Next\" by Ariana Grande\r\n\t\"I Used to Know Her\" by H.E.R.\r\n\t\"7\" by Lil Nas X\r\n\t\"Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)\" by Lizzo\r\n\t\"Father of the Bride\" by Vampire Weekend\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTo sum it all up...\r\n\r\nSong of the Year is for the writing of a single track. Record of the Year is for the performance and production of a single track. 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She is expected to become officially the 8th and first female President of Greece on 13 March 2020.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n2) Sheikh Hasina Wazed: Born 28 September 1947, she is the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh, having held the office since January 2009. She had previously served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001 and is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n3) Sanna Mirella Marin: Sanna has been serving as the Prime Minister of Finland since 10 December 2019. The 1985 born became both the world's youngest serving state leader at the time and Finland's youngest-ever prime minister.        \r\n\r\n                   \r\n\r\n4) Bidhya Devi Bhandari: The Nepalese politician is the current President of Nepal and is the first woman to hold the office. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n5) Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern: Born 26 July 1980, she is serving as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand since 26 October 2017. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n6) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović: She has been the 4th and current President of Croatia since 2015. At 46 years of age, Kolinda also became the youngest person to assume the presidency.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n7) Ana Brnabić: She has been the Prime Minister of Serbia since 29 June 2017. Ana is the first woman, first openly gay and first person with Croat ethnic descent to hold the office.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n8) Sahle-Work Zewde: The career diplomat is the current President of Ethiopia and the first woman to hold the office. Sahle-Work was previously Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union at the level of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n9) Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila: She is the fourth and the current Prime Minister of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. The first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Namibia, Kuugongelwa is a member of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO). \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n10) Zuzana Čaputová: An environmental activist, she has been the President of Slovakia since 15 June 2019. Čaputová is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia, elected at the age of 45.\r\n\r\nShe first became known by prevailing in a decade-long struggle against the situating of a toxic landfill in her hometown of Pezinok. For this, Čaputová was awarded the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n11) Erna Solberg: Serving as the Prime Minister of Norway since 2013, Solberg has been given the nickname \"Iron Erna\", inspired by Margaret Thatcher's \"Iron Lady”. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n12) Angela Dorothea Merkel: Widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and a \"leader of the free world\", Merkel is the chancellor of Germany since 2005. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n13) Tsai Ing-wen: A Taiwanese politician and professor, Tsai is the president of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, since 20 May 2016. 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Outside the classroom, the red flowers of the rhododendron tree have wilted in despondence, waiting for the clouds to darken and touch the parched Earth with their showers of love. \r\n\r\nAaina walks into the empty classroom, her legs gazelle-like across the floor. She takes a look around, and finds that Sameer is the only other occupant of the room. At the school where she has recently moved, he is the head-boy, and pretty much revered as a God. She thinks of walking out; the last thing she wants to do is to talk to the known rake of the school, especially after what happened. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n‘Hi,’ he says, before she can leave. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThis is not a conversation she wants to have. How much does he know about her past? What if all these other students have heard? She decides not to reply and walks out of the classroom. \r\n\r\nIt is a 10-minute walk from the school to her house. She loiters around the new school for a while. Her home is not welcoming; her parents greet her with quizzical eyes these days. They’re probably wondering what trouble she’ll get up to next. \r\n\r\nShe hoists up her backpack, ties her hair into a neat pony and decides she’ll go home. This, a quiet hill-station, and its trails are dense and dark. She takes the one which is a short-cut from the school to her house. The sounds of the forest do not scare her, as her recent life has been a nightmare. However, someone’s crying stands out among the whispers of the blue-frosted pines. To her utter shock, it’s the head boy from the new school, the football-champion, the heart-breaker, sobbing quietly under the shade of a pine tree. ‘Hi,’ she whispers quietly. \r\n\r\nHe gets startled and sniffles, hurriedly wiping his eyes on his rolled-up shirt-sleeve. A stray lock of hair falls across his forehead and Aaina has an irresistible urge to smooth it back. She picks up his fallen school-bag and sits down next to him, on a piece of rock which is covered with moss. They sit in silence and watch the sky darken and turn ominous. The first drops of rain fall, hurtling through the pine needles on the young boy and girl, both sitting together, unaware of how fate has brought them together. \r\n\r\nAaina doesn’t know that Sameer has a broken home and the blue-eyed boy of the school goes home every day and faces a stern and abusive father. She doesn’t know that Sameer’s father once threw him in a pool because he didn’t perform well as a swimmer and he almost drowned. She doesn’t know right now that Sameer doesn’t like football but he likes to sketch. She’ll find out all these things in due course of time just as the young boy with the unruly hair will learn why she left her old school. Or rather, why she was thrown out and why her parents made her relocate. 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5 Most In-Demand Jobs in India This Year

And the skills they require, according to LinkedIn

Despite vociferous debates on the state of the Indian economy, there is no denying that the country continues to remain a global economic power. And a large part of this development is credited to digital technology.

 

2020’s top emerging job market clearly reflects that technology will continue to dominate the employment sector. According to a McKinsey report, India is the second-fastest digitizing economy in the world. The same report expects that by 2025, India’s tech sector will deliver $1 trillion in economic value and sustain up to 65 million jobs.

 

LinkedIn in its report titled, “2020 Emerging Jobs Report India”, has elaborated on the top 15 most in-demand jobs in India and what skills one will require to land these positions.

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1. Blockchain DeveloperThey develop and optimize blockchain protocols and design the architecture of blockchain systems. The developers are needed to help build products and services associated with technology, like contracts and apps. Skills you need: Hyperledger, Solidity, Node.js, Smart Contract             

 

2. Artificial Intelligence Specialist: Machines don’t just retain information and automate processes, but actually perceive the environment and take autonomous action to achieve goals. Artificial Intelligence specialists work on getting machines to learn. Skills you need: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, TensorFlow, Python (Programming Language), Natural Language Processing (NLP)

 

3. JavaScript Developer: You may have heard of front-end web developers who work on the styling of web applications, JavaScript developers build and implement the front-end logic that defines how those visual elements behave. Skills you need: AngularJS, Node.js, React Native, MongoDB

 

4. Robotic Process Automation Consultant (RPA): The process of creating software robots to automate manual business processes previously performed by humans is known as RPA. Key role is to understand the different needs of the organizations, rather than simply applying a one-size-fits-all approach. Skills you need: UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, Process Automation, SQL

 

5. Back-end DeveloperEverything you don’t see and touch on a web application is the realm of the back-end developer. In charge of building and implementing what a particular web application is meant to do, back-end developers work on the components that are directly accessed by a user through the shiny front-end. Skills you need: Node.js, MongoDB, JavaScript, Django, MySQL

Read the full report here