The flavour of the season

first_imgA chilled drink with lemon in it is an ideal way to ward off unbearable heat during summer season. Whether it is an iced tea or mojito, the citrus fruit can be included in your drink to refresh you. Besides the medicinal properties of lemon and the zest, the right amount of tang along with salt and sugar helps in keeping a check on blood pressure levels. So much for all the fainting sprees in this weather – we have some solutions.  Here are four lemon based drinks that you can relish this season: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Lemon watermelon ice tea: Take watermelon chunks, blend them well. Add lemon juice to it and then mix it with the lemon flavoured ice tea and drink it to quench the summer thirst. Both fruits are refreshing and light. These help to fight heat stroke.  Lemon mojito: Is made by mixing mint leaves, sugar, lemon, sprite and crushed ice. All ingredients are perfect to beat summer heat.Lemon putu monkey: Here’s a drink that has lemon along with other hydrating ingredients. Lemon putu monkey is a blend of coconut water with pineapple and lemon chunks which will keep you hydrated for sure.  Lemon pina colada: A mix of coconut syrup, lime juice syrup, coconut water and lemon chunks. It is healthy, refreshing, cold and perfect to beat the heat.last_img read more

Woman arrested for trying to kill two salesman Police

first_imgKolkata: A woman has been arrested from the New Alipore area of the city for allegedly trying to “kill” two salesmen of a kitchen-chimney company when they went to her home to receive payment for a product she had purchased a month back, police said today. Madhumanti Saha, in her 50s, has been arrested from her residence in New Alipore’s P-block for allegedly spiking drinks she had offered to the two salesmen Amit Chakraborty and Somnath Mondal of a chimney company when they went to her home yesterday to receive payment for the chimney, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Amit Chakraborty fell unconscious after having the “spiked” drink while Somnath seeing him in that state tried to contact his seniors but was stopped by the woman, the officer said quoting the complaint of the company. “First the woman tried to snatch Somnath’s phone and unleash her dog on him when he tried to contact his senior officials,” the officers said. Somnath, somehow, managed to escape and went to the New Alipore Police station and then rescued Amit in an unconscious-state and admitted him to a nearby hospital, he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed The police arrested the woman after the company lodged a complaint against her in connection with the matter. “She had purchased a chimney last month and paid the amount through a cheque which bounced. When she was informed about the matter, she said she will be paying the amount in cash and had invited officials from the company,” the Investigating officer (IO) in the case said. Asked whether, the woman tried to kill the two persons by “poisoning” them, the officer said, “We have collected evidences from the spot and sent it for forensic tests to ascertain whether poison was used in the drinks or not.”last_img read more

Efforts on to make Buxa Tiger Reserve a plasticfree zone

first_imgKolkata: The state Forest department is striving to make Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar district of North Bengal a plastic-free zone. The tourists visiting the BTR are being offered paper bags free of cost and in case they are carrying plastic, the things in it are being put inside those paper bags.”We are taking all possible measures to make BTR plastic free. It is a massive challenge for us as the area in and around the reserve is a populated one. A number of slums are also located inside the forest area itself. We have started offering paper bags to tourists at the ticket counter of BTR,” state Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman said. The state Forest department will be soon introducing a dozen of Royal Bengal Tigers in BTR in a bid to augment tiger population there. The tigers will be brought from the forest reserves in Assam, which have a similar flora and fauna as the Buxa forest. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe state has already written to the Assam government for procuring a dozen tigers. It has been learnt that Buxa is one of the three forests in India where the National Tiger Conservation Authority has approved the tiger augmentation programme. It is located close to Assam’s Manas Tiger Reserve and some experts believe that animals from Manas often come to Buxa using Bhutan as a corridor. The BTR is home to smaller cats such as leopards which occasionally surface in the tea gardens nearby. There are also common clouded leopards, jungle cats and fishing cats. The herbivore list includes elephants, Indian gaur, chital, sambars, barking deer and hog deer. The tiger reserve has an area of about 757.9 sq km, of which 390 sq km lies in the core area and 367 sq km in the buffer zone. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Forest department has decided to bring sambar and bison to the Buxa Tiger Reserve from other wildlife sanctuaries to boost the food chain ahead of the introduction of big cats in the BTR. “A number of heribivore needs to be present in Buxa for the food of the tigers. So, 250 spotted deer have already been moved to Buxa. We have decided to bring in at least 50 sambars and a good number of bisons from Jaldapara National Park to the BTR,” a senior Forest department official said. The number of tigers in Buxa has been often debated by wildlife enthusiasts. While Forest Department officials claimed there were tigers in the reserve, almost no sighting of the big cats raised questions about their presence. The survey of tigers in 2011 based on DNA analyses put the number of tigers at 20.last_img read more

2015 Collaboration Trends That Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

first_img How Success Happens Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read December 18, 2014 Listen Now No entrepreneur is an island. None of us finds success without a little help from those around us. Effective collaboration is paramount for business success, whether starting your first business or your fifth.A recent ebook featuring industry experts and analysts commissioned by my company, PGi, explored the 2015 trends in technology and collaboration that it believes will have the most impact on businesses around the world.It’s vital that entrepreneurs stay on top of the changing landscapes of how teams, departments and businesses work together most effectively. Your time is invaluable, and wasting that time through ineffective communication or collaboration simply isn’t an option.Here are three of the major trends my company identified and why you should care about them:Related: Learn to Refine Crude 1. Big data.Big data is not exactly a new trend; every organization — large or small — has to prove the value of every initiative it undertakes. But as the technology to collect and analyze data has become more sophisticated and readily available, the deluge can drown you if you’re not careful. Or even worse, you can drown it out.Anyone can collect data, but the difference makers moving forward will be those that can turn those mountains of data into action through sharing, analysis and application.Every decision you make as an entrepreneur is infinitely more perilous than a larger organization that has the resources to easily make mistakes and course correct. By understanding how to intelligently apply the data you’re collecting, you can make those decisions more confidently.Related: 4 Surprising Ways to Use Google+ for Business2  Asynchronous vs. synchronous.Generally, collaboration technologies fall into one of two categories: synchronous, or real-time solutions like web conferencing and conference calls, and asynchronous, or near-time solutions, such as email, online workspaces and project-management tools.The seamless integration of both types of collaboration is more important than ever before for attracting and retaining top talent by facilitating different work styles and work flows. It also makes it easier to bridge international boundaries by not requiring everyone to be in the same place at the same time to get work done.Empowering your people to work whenever, wherever and however they choose not only improves their productivity and loyalty, but it also breaks down all barriers between you and the talent you need.You can literally expand your network across the globe without worrying about miscommunications or collaboration logistics. Thanks to asynchronous methods and by combining various collaboration methods, it’s easier to get a business up and running without the overhead of office space and equipment.3. BYOD and mobile device management.The notion of bringing your own device to work isn’t even a conversation for startups. It’s often the only option for getting a team up and running. But even for larger organizations, BYOD is increasingly the law of the land as savvier workers expect to bring their favorite devices and applications into the workplace.But there are still security challenges, and systems like mobile device management are becoming more commonplace to combat the loss of data and sensitive company information.Your data, your ideas, your plans, your strategies are the lifeblood of your new venture. Without the resources of a sprawling IT department, you and your teams will likely be relying on your own mobile devices. Understanding how to protect information moving in and out of your business can potentially prevent catastrophe. And software-as-a-service solutions combined with mobile applications make device management easier to deploy, maintain and afford.Working together effectively and leveraging technology to make smarter decisions are invaluable strategies for entrepreneurs at any stage or experience level. Staying in the know and on top of changing trends will prepare you, your team and your business for success.Related: The Threat Lurking in Bringing Your Own Device to Work Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible.last_img read more