Malai Boti Kebab

malai boti kebab

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min

Cook time: 35 min

Total time: 2 hour 5 min

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 8 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp : fresh coriander, chopped
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp : lemon juice
  • 1 tsp : ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp : raw papaya paste
  • 1 tbsp : cream
  • 500g : boneless chicken, cut into 5cm cubes
  • salt

Preparation

1. Grind together green chillies, coriander and mint with lemon juice to make a smooth paste.

2. Mix in ginger-garlic paste, papaya paste and cream. Season to taste then marinate chicken for at least an hour and a half.

3. Preheat oven to 180°C. Skewer chicken and cook for 30-35 minutes. Serve hot with mint chutney.

Gold iPhone Sells For £6,300 On eBay

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A gold-coloured iPhone 5S has sold on eBay for $10,100 (£6,318) – more than the retail price of an actual gold-plated smartphone.

The gold version of Apple’s iPhone 5S, which also comes in silver and space grey, was highly sought after when the device went on sale last Friday.

An eBay user went to extreme lengths to get their hands on a 16GB version of the gold smartphone by bidding almost 12 times the retail price with a last-second bid that trumped the previous highest amount by $100 after it jumped from $2,500.

In-demand gold iPhone sells for £6,300 on eBay
The bidding jumped from $2,500 to $10,000 (Picture: eBay)

Gold iPhones have regularly been selling on eBay for around that latter amount since it went on sale, but this is understood to be the most expensive single purchase of a 5S.

Apple has revealed it sold 9million iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models in the three days since their launch.

It is however facing accusations that its much-hyped Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the 5S can be hacked easily, and even unlocked with a person’s nipple.

Woman Miraculously Survives After Her Car Is Flattened By Giant Container

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Rescuers were astonished to pull the driver of this car alive from the wreckage.

She lay trapped for half an hour in the flattened Nissan, with firefighters fearing the worst.

Once the giant container, which had slipped off a lorry, was moved, they pulled her unscathed from the wreck in Zhangjiagang, China.

Woman miraculously survives after her car is flattened by giant container
Firefighters free the women

The woman had been driving in the lane next to the lorry when the weight of the container suddenly caused the vehicle to tip to one side, resulting in the orange container sliding off and onto the car.

Due to its immense weight it completely flattened the top of the driver’s car.

Miraculously she survived and suffered no serious injuries after slipping into the footwell.

40 Years Of The Porsche 911 Turbo

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The original 911′s half century in production might be the event that’s garnering all of the attention but this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show also represents a major milestone for its turbocharged, faster sibling.

1974 Porsche 911 Turbo

1974 Porsche 911 Turbo

When this silver prototype was unveiled at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show it caused a stir, and not least because of its huge whale tail spoiler – which would become synonymous with future models – it was because of the ‘Turbo’ motif scrawled on the rear engine cover.

Porsche had been experimenting with force-feeding its engines for the Can-Am race series and the results were so impressive the company decided to bring them to bear on its road-going cars.

Despite only having a 2.7-litre, flat six engine, in prototype form it had 280ph on tap and a top speed of 160mph. It went on to sell 2,876 examples globally.

1977 911 Turbo 3.3

1977 911 Turbo 3 3

Like its normally aspirated brother, the Turbo’s design has always been one of slow, glacial evolution rather than of revolution. Even the biggest aficionado of the marque would need a spanner to show how it differed from the mark one, but differ it did.

Engine capacity went up to 3.3-litres, the turbo got an intercooler and the disk brakes from the 917 sports racer. As a result it stayed in demand and in production until 1989 when it also got a five-speed gearbox as a retirement present.

1990 911 Turbo Type 964

1990 911 Turbo Type 964

The 911 Turbo returned in 1991, with a bigger engine, better aerodynamics and power steering. It was also the first iteration of the car to be sufficiently ventilated and soundproofed to be driven around town as well as the track. It was finally housetrained in other words.

1995 911 Turbo Type 993

1995 911 Turbo Type 993

What do you do when you can’t ever change the exterior design of a car? Get creative with everything that can’t be seen. The 1995 Turbo got two turbochargers, an engine management system, 408hp and, so the driver didn’t end up wrapping this monster around a tree, four-wheel drive.

Also keeping the car on the straight and narrow was an ABS braking system and a six-speed gearbox. Many of the car’s cutting-edge features came courtesy of Porsche’s now mythical 959 supercar.

2000 911 Turbo Type 996

2000 911 Turbo Type 996

Porsche claims that the 2000 model was all-new. Not a single element of the car came from an earlier 911 platform, except of course its silhouette. It was the first Turbo with a water-cooled engine capable of hitting 200mph aligned to a computerized stability management program.

2006 Porsche 911 Turbo 997

2006 Porsche 911 Turbo 997

The next iteration got a 3.8-litre 500hp engine, a twin clutch, paddle shift gearbox and cemented the car’s reputation as the ‘everyday’ supercar, comfortable and practical enough to drive in any conditions and at any speed, so long as the law allowed. An ‘S’ model followed which had even more power and was capable of the 0-60mph dash in a scarcely believable 3.3 seconds.

2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The latest generation car continues the tradition of getting faster and faster and faster while, in terms of design, appearing to stand still. It can lap the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7 min 27 secs – almost one minute faster than the 1997 version – and is the world’s first production car to feature a pneumatically-powered variable front spoiler which adjusts based on the car’s speed.

‘Gold Rush’ For New iPhones In China

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Apple’s first gold-colour iPhone sold out immediately in Hong Kong and mainland China, according to reports and online buyers desperate to snap up the new status symbol.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 5S — also available in silver and “space grey” — launched at 6:00 am Tuesday in both Hong Kong and mainland China.

“Right after it started, the champagne gold model was sold out,” Phoenix TV — a Hong Kong-based broadcaster with most of its audience living on the mainland — said on its website.

Although Hong Kong resellers say demand is down for the new 5S and 5C models because they are also available on the mainland — the first simultaneous launch to both markets — one dealer told AFP that the gold phones could still resell at a profit.

Apple’s Hong Kong website on Wednesday took down the link to the 5S pre-order page, saying reservations would resume on September 21.

A Ban On The Veils Is An Attack On Our Freedoms, By Jennifer Izaakson

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The Sun newspaper, that bastion of tolerance and intellectual thinking, has advocated a ban on the veil (the full length face covering some Muslim women wear). I’d prefer to follow the Students’ Union at the London School of Economics and ban The SUN, but of course that would be seen as an attack on freedom. Why is the veil and the rights of women to choose what they wear so different?

Whether forcing readers to view half naked women on Page 3 or advocating banning women’s ability to cover up, The Sun is leading the battle to control women’s bodies in twenty first century Britain.

Some MPs have said there should ‘be a debate about it’. Maybe parliament can then debate what underwear men wear.  So lads, is it boxers or briefs? Ah yes, it’s nothing to do with anyone but the wearer. So why can’t that standard of autonomy and respect be applied to Muslim women? Why only their subjectivity and dress choices to be pathologised, fetishised and legislated over.

This ‘debate’ we busybody, non-veil wearing people are concerning ourselves with was kick started last week when Birmingham Met College issued a statement that it would be banning veils because of ‘security reasons’. The veil covers the faces apart from their eyes. So, why hasn’t the college also issued a statement banning over-sized ski goggles?

Imagine the scenario: term starts, Autumn weather sets in and students receive notification scarves must stay clearly below on the chin. A sea of blue-noses soon to appear at Birmingham Met, as security guards begin shouting at the college entrance, “we must be able to see your faces! It is for your own security! Hipsters, keep your snoods under control!”. The annual Halloween disco cancelled due to fear of fancy-dress masks threatening the ‘security’ of the college and baseball caps confiscated if they creep too below the brow.

The idea people can decide for Muslim women what to wear is rooted in racism… There’s been a long history… people thinking they can tell… how to make better decisions and live better – it’s called colonialism or more specifically to us, the British Empire. Racism doesn’t exist in a vacuum or arrive out of nowhere. As it happens, Birmingham Met College itself has a long history of islamophobia. In 2005 the same Principle who advocated banning the veil, Christine Braddock, suspended two Muslim students for the horrifying crime of writing a letter requesting an Islamic Society (a type of Club most Universities have).

Christine Braddock, Jeremy Browne MP and the Sun newspaper are not just attacking Muslims when they attempt to control what women wear; it’s an attack on the rest of us.  Women, of all religions and none, should not be told what they can and can’t do. If airports allow the wearing of the veil why did Birmingham Met College leap ahead in the mass-security stakes? Strangely, I’m more concerned about security at Heathrow than a Sociology A Level class. Thankfully due to a nation-wide backlash and mass-demonstration backed by the NUS, the college backed down.

After the veil was banned in France during 2011 what did this lead to? Far-right and fascist groups such as the Front National (National Front) then called for yarmulkes (Jewish head covering) to also be outlawed in public places.

“but, Islam is a religion, not  race”, a thousand confused souls cry… How many races are there? 5? 7? 31? Race doesn’t exist in of itself, it’s a social construct. But then we still have the problem of racism and distinct ethnicities certain exists. The point is race is constructed through such things as ethnicity, culture and religious practices. If the veil was mainly worn by… people outlawing it wouldn’t be being discussed because it’s… people who control the social power system. The attack on the veil is just another way for the establishment to take a swipe at Muslims.

Another claim of the open-mouth-breathing brigade is, “but, I can’t wear a balaclava in a bank!”, actually you can legally wear a balaclava in a bank, they’ll just think you’re about to rob the place because everyone has seen Hollywood heist movies. Not all clothing items are the same. A balaclava is not part of anyone’s religious practice, the veil is. Let’s not pretend all clothing is of the same meaning and worth or shoulder-pads could return.

The proposed veil ban goes to the heart of our democratic secular society. Religious freedoms are enshrined in our society, that’s actually what secularism was originally conceived as. Secularism is not simply about separation between church and state, but ensuring equal freedom for religious expression, protecting members of minority religions, whilst also ensuring the rights of people to not practice religion.

Let’s defend a woman’s right to choose… regardless of whether we agree with why they want to wear it.

By Jennifer Izaakson via Huffington Post, 17 September 2013, 12:57pm