COOKING

  • 'Who made the rules that rotis have to be round?': 13 struggles only people who cannot cook at all understand 19 hours 58 minutes ago

    'How much salt it too much?' 'Why do we need all these masalas anyway?' You know you cannot cook to save your life if these questions have often bothered you every time you enter the kitchen. Mothers make the best food in the world but you haven't tried to find...
  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, the world's thinnest tablet at Rs 35,900, iPad Mini 3 at Rs 28,900; adds fingerprint sensor to iPads October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple unveiled a thinner iPad on Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters thin, also adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the ability to...
  • Apple Pay: Apple's new mobile payment service to be launched on Monday; more banks signed on October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple's new electronic payments service will launch on Monday, after the iPhone maker signed up another 500 banks to support a feature that competes with eBay's PayPal and other online systems. With Apple Pay, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will be able to make payments at brick-and-mortar stores...
  • Kevin Pietersen's book has 'tarnished' English cricket, says Alastair Cook October 11, 2014

    London: Denying Kevin Pietersen's claims that a bullying culture had flourished in the England dressing room in recent years, captain Alastair Cook says the maverick cricketer's controversial autobiography has "tarnished" one of the most successful eras for the national team. "I'm very proud of that era we played in to win...
  • Anderson says England always had faith in Cook October 2, 2014

    London: England's players were convinced Alastair Cook was always going to captain them at next year's World Cup, senior paceman James Anderson said. During the course of the recent English season Cook faced calls to be replaced as both Test and one-day captain after the opener struggled for runs in both...
  • Alastair Cook to lead England at World Cup September 24, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook will lead the side at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after being named on Wednesday as skipper for an upcoming one-day international series in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, national selector James Whitaker confirmed. "He will be our leader at the World Cup," Whitaker...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off iPhone 6 sales at a store near his Silicon Valley home September 20, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple chief Tim Cook personally kicked off sales of the iPhone 6, joining in "selfies" and shaking hands with customers outside the company's store near his Silicon Valley home. Cook was dressed in a black Tshirt and jeans as he worked his way from one end to the other...
  • Tasting it online: Food for blog September 12, 2014

    With the dawning of a new age revolving around the internet, women around the country have adopted a virtual avatar for themselves. How? Well, blogging of course. Many have quit their lucrative, high salary jobs for their interest in cooking. Their blogs are fulfilling the culinary aspirations of new cooks. Dasana,...
  • The mystery of the missing 'i' in the Apple Watch September 11, 2014

    San Francisco/New York: Apple's Tuesday launch was a marketing extravaganza stuffed full of gadgets, corporate hyperbole and celebrities of every stripe. One thing was missing: the "i" in front of the Watch. Apple's prefix has anchored the brand names of generations of products, from its phone to the iPad. But in...
  • U2 drops new surprise album 'Songs of Innocence' at Apple unveiling September 10, 2014

    Cupertino: Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users. U2 made the unexpected announcement Tuesday at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, California. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday...
  • 'iPhone 6 has some new features but sticks to the classic: iCantAffordIt': Funniest Twitter reactions after the launch of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iWatch September 10, 2014

    Apple fans on Twitter waited with bated breath to watch the launch of the latest technological breakthrough the iPhone 6. For Android fans however, it was a laugh riot. As Tim Cook revealed what's new from the house of Apple in the iPhone 6, Apple fanatics went berserk discussing...
  • England coach Moores prolongs Cook's World Cup limbo September 9, 2014

    Birmingham: Alastair Cook faces a wait to discover if he will captain England at next year's World Cup, according to coach Peter Moores. Cook's position as both captain and an opening batsman in oneday internationals has been the subject of fevered debate and this intensified during England's recent 31 home ODI...
  • Too late to sack Cook as ODI captain, says Ashley Giles September 8, 2014

    London: The clamour for his sacking as England's ODI captain has grown shrill after the debacle against India but former coach Ashley Giles feels it is too late to do this as the World Cup is just five months away. "I'd keep him as captain because we're close to the World...
  • Will Apple finally unveil its first big thing since Steve Jobs' death? September 8, 2014

    San Francisco: It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off. But the less Apple says about its eagerly anticipated event on Tuesday at a performing arts center in Silicon Valley, the more frenzied the speculation becomes. In keeping with its style, Apple has...
  • Kevin Pietersen slams 'selfish' Alastair Cook September 6, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen has slammed England captain Alastair Cook as "selfish" for playing down his team's chances of winning next year's World Cup. Cook's side beat India by 41 runs on Friday to salvage some pride after an emphatic defeat in the oneday series, but former England batsman Pietersen is still frustrated...
  • Underfire Alastair Cook has no ODI captaincy assurances September 6, 2014

    Underfire Alastair Cook has been given no assurances about his future as England's One Day International captain but the stout opener is determined to lead the team in next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Essex opener answered many critics during England's 31 test series victory against India...
  • England can forget about shorter forms without IPL: Kevin Pietersen September 6, 2014

    London: English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on "deaf ears". England have not been able to consistently make a mark in...
  • We badly needed to win, says Cook September 6, 2014

    Leeds: England captain Alastair Cook expressed satisfaction after his side's 41run win over India in the fifth oneday international here, but was also concerned that this was yet another ODI series loss for them. India won the fivematch series 31 despite the loss in the inconsequential match on Friday. "We badly needed...
  • Alastair Cook ponders England oneday questions September 6, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook admitted his side had more "questions then answers" confronting them after a 31 oneday international series defeat by India. However, England at least spare themselves the embarrassment of a whitewash by the world champions with a 41run victory at Headingley on Friday. Joe Root's careerbest 113 on...
  • Dhoni wants bowling attack to sharpen up for World Cup September 6, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side's pacemen would need to hone their bowling skills in the 'slogovers' if the world champions were to defend their title in Australia and New Zealand early next year. Dhoni's men suffered a 41run defeat by England in the fifth and final...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 31 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th ODI September 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket onedayer on Friday. In a remarkable turnaround...
  • Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram September 5, 2014

    London: Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England's struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped. England were thumped 41 in Australia in their oneday international series at...
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength September 5, 2014

    When India and England meet for the final of the fivematch ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • Moeen Ali adamant Cook has complete England backing September 4, 2014

    Moeen Ali insisted Thursday that the England team were fully behind Alastair Cook in his role as oneday international captain. Cook came through a tough examination of his leadership credentials during England's 31 Test series win at home to India. But he has been under renewed scrutiny during a oneday series...
  • Alastair Cook should avoid ODIs to focus on regaining Ashes: Swann September 4, 2014

    London: Continuing his verbal duel with the England captain, Graeme Swann has suggested that Alastair Cook should miss the "turmoil" of inevitable oneday failures ahead to keep himself fresh for the challenge of regaining the Ashes. "The Ashes is the biggest thing in cricket, let's not forget that, and I am...
  • Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton September 4, 2014

    London: Slamming the team's decisionmaking and selections, former captain Mike Atherton has said that split captaincy between Test and oneday cricket is an obvious way forward for England. "England's decisionmaking over the last cycle, though, is still based on the historical: selections are made through the prism of Test cricket. The...
  • India to aim for clean sweep in the fifth ODI against England September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket onedayer here on Friday. In a remarkable turnaround following their humiliation in the preceding Test series,...
  • Vaughan accuses Cook of dropping players better than him September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Michael Vaughan accused Alstair Cook of dropping players, who are better than him, and also said that if the England cricket captain doesn't step down voluntarily then the selectors should sack him. Vaughan said Cook was dropping players like allrounder Ravi Bopara, who are better than him in...
  • Sacking Cook before World Cup would be disastrous: Strauss September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Andrew Strauss feels that sacking Alastair Cook as the England cricket captain ahead of the 2015 World Cup, Feb 14March 29, would not end the team's ODI woes and, in fact, could turn out to be a disaster. England suffered a ninewicket defeat in the fourth ODI at...