Mithaas 6217 Bethpage Rd,, Hicksville 516-605-1230, mithaas.com COST: $-$$ SERVICE: Order at the counter, and food is brought to you by easygoing servers as it’s ready, which sometimes means lengthy gaps between dishes. AMBIENCE: Bright, tiled (watch the floors — they’re slippery) and bustling, with floor-to-ceiling windows for watching the tableaux outside Apna Bazar, the next-door neighbor ESSENTIALS: Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; major credit cards accepted; wheelchair accessible; plenty of parking in the somewhat chaotic lot It’s fun to be Alice in Wonderland once in a while. That was how it felt to stand at the order counter of Mithaas in Hicksville for the first time, staring up at a lengthy menu chockablock with unfamiliar Indian dish names and not a single descriptor, a line building behind me. I knew only two things going in: This was mostly street food and sweets (mithaas means “sweetness” in Hindi), and it was all … [Read more...] about Mithaas review: Chain brings street food from across India to Hicksville
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AIR FORCE ONE has touched down in Mumbai on the first leg of a 10-day, four-country Asia swing (India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan). It’s 88° F. -- THE PRESS CHARTER landed earlier in a fireworks-filled sky (for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights). Story Continued Below FIRST LOOK: GEORGE W. BUSH on the cover of January’s AARP magazine, in connection with Tuesday’s publication of “Decision Points.” http://politi.co/dAKaSa PRESIDENT OBAMA OP-ED in N.Y. Times, “Exporting Our Way to Stability”: “[T]he more we export abroad, the more jobs we create in America. … During my first visit to India, I will be joined by hundreds of American business leaders and their Indian counterparts to announce concrete progress toward our export goal -- billions of dollars in contracts that will support tens of thousands of American jobs.” http://nyti.ms/bIpxcs -- TOM DONILON, national security adviser, briefing the … [Read more...] about AIR FORCE ONE ARRIVAL EDITION: Welcome to Mumbai – PELOSI WILL STAY as House minority leader; Clyburn squeezes Hoyer – Olbermann suspended for Dem gift$ — CLOCKS FALL BACK TONIGHT
(CNN) — As Meryl Streep, Daniel Kaluuya and Mary J. Blige ready themselves for this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, millions of movie fans are waiting to see who will take home those coveted gold statues. Win or lose, the locations where those Best Picture nominees were filmed -- think North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains for Ebbing, Missouri; Sacramento for "Ladybird" -- may become as famous as the actors who starred in them. But often, much of the magic is created in the studio. Fortunately, there are excellent museums and studio tours that allow film fans to get a taste of the magic that is the movies. Here are eight of our favorites. The Making of Harry Potter, London, United Kingdom This mini Hogwarts was built by 86 artisans. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Estimated to be worth $25 billion, author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise has sold 450 million books, produced eight films and, finally in 2017, won an Oscar for the costumes in the prequel … [Read more...] about 8 destinations every film buff needs to visit
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Use the list below to browse NPR's Best Books Of 2012 recommendations. Each critic's list is presented separately. Click on the article names to read our critics' comments about the books. Well-Versed: Five Poets With PunchRecommended by Kevin Young Thrall: Poems by Natasha Trethewey, hardcover, 84 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $23 Useless Landscape Or A Guide For Boys by D.A. Powell, hardcover, 80 pages, Graywolf Press, List Price: $22 Mayakovsky's Revolver by Matthew Dickman, hardcover, 93 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $25.95 Our Lady Of The Ruins by Traci Brimhall, paperback, 95 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $15.95 Bender: New & Selected Poems by Dean Young, hardcover, 279 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $26 Courage And Curiosity: The Best Heroines Of 2012 Sophie Calle: The Address Book, by Sophie Calle, hardcover, 104 pages, Siglio, list price $29.95 As … [Read more...] about Best Books Of 2012: The Complete List
A symphony of spice has been wafting through my Instagram feed lately, the images so vibrant I can – almost – smell them. There’s ruby-red goose vindaloo scattered with caramelised onions; slow-cooked lamb shanks in a sauce so rich I want to bathe in it; fried eggs on chilli-cheese toast with masala beans. This is Indian food UK-style in 2017. And there’s not a chicken tikka masala to be seen. More than 2,000 curry houses have shut their doors over the past two years, according to the industry’s trade body, and there are three to four closures every week in the UK. We are ordering fewer takeaways to herald the weekend, fewer post-pub curries to mop up the alcohol. But Britain has for some time offered more than just one-sauce-fits-all curries; London’s Tamarind restaurant, for example, was the first Indian restaurant in the world to win a Michelin star in 2001. Now, a slew of new-guard restaurateurs and food writers are breathing fresh life … [Read more...] about The Indian restaurant revolution: move over, chicken tikka masala
Thousands of people lined the streets of Mumbai, India, to pay their respects to an iconic Bollywood actress, Sridevi Kapoor. The actress, known to her fans by her screen name Sridevi, was in Dubai attending a family wedding when she lost consciousness in a bathtub and drowned last week, Dubai police confirmed. She was 54. On Wednesday, a multitude of people clogged the streets of Mumbai, where she lived with her family. Her body was flown home on Tuesday night in a private plane that belongs to Anil Ambani, a Mumbai industrialist and entertainment baron, according to The Guardian. Her husband, Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, released a statement on his wife’s Twitter page, writing, “Losing a friend, wife and mother of your two young daughters is a loss inexplicable in words.” pic.twitter.com/VNgw7FY9rF— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) February 28, 2018 “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends, colleagues, well-wishers … [Read more...] about Bollywood star Sridevi laid to rest after drowning in a bathtub, thousands mourn in the streets
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Lining up for hours and visibly grief-stricken, thousands of mourning fans paid their respects to Bollywood icon Sridevi, who redefined the importance of the lead actress in India's male-dominated film industry. She died in Dubai over the weekend and her body was flown home late Tuesday night in a private plane owned by Anil Ambani, a Mumbai industrialist and entertainment baron. By early Wednesday morning, people were lining up along a security fence outside the private club near Sridevi's home where the body had been laid out. A string of Mercedes and Audis ferried family members, Bollywood stars and VIPs through another gate, with squadrons of guards maintaining control. One mourner, a man who gave his name only as Prashant, arrived at about 7 a.m., hours before anyone was to be allowed in. "No matter how long I have to wait, I will wait," he said, clutching a small bouquet of flowers. "I'll wait until I'm able to pay my respects." "I saw all her … [Read more...] about Bollywood mourners grieve for Sridevi, star of ’80s and ’90s
Ask Preeti Mistry why she cooks Indian food and you can almost hear the frustration in her voice. "Well," she explains without hesitation, "it all goes back to chai." Chai? "This is a drink my family, and my grandparents, have been drinking every morning and every afternoon their entire lives," says the mohawked chef of Oakland's Juhu Beach Club and Navi Kitchen in Emeryville, Calif. And one day, mysteriously, the beverage of South Asia began turning up at every coffee shop she encountered. We weren't yet using terms like cultural appropriation, but "chai tea" marked something of a political awakening. Why, she wondered, are all these white people making money off it? "You get made fun of in school for being weird, for being different, for having weird smells coming out of your house," says Mistry, who was born in London and raised in the United States. She kept the faith. "I knew I would get to the place where I can cook Indian food like the Indian food I love, and people will see … [Read more...] about Delectable diversity
More than 1 million children, according to the International Labour Organization, are exploited each year in the commercial sex trade. IndyStar columnist Tim Swarens, through the support of a Society of Professional Journalists fellowship, spent more than a year investigating a lucrative business where children are abused with low risk to buyers or traffickers, despite tougher laws and heightened international awareness of the scourge. Google, Eli Lilly and Co., and Indiana Wesleyan University provided additional support for this project. This is the first of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series, which explores the cultural and economic forces that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation.On the day she met Marcus Thompson, the girl later told the FBI, she had been ready to leap from a bridge to end her life.She was only 15, pregnant and alone on the streets.And in this wounded child, Thompson saw a means to make money. He promised that if she left her small Illinois … [Read more...] about Who buys a trafficked child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men.
More than 1 million children, according to the International Labour Organization, are exploited each year in the commercial sex trade. IndyStar columnist Tim Swarens, through the support of a Society of Professional Journalists fellowship, spent more than a year investigating a lucrative business where children are abused with low risk to buyers or traffickers, despite tougher laws and heightened international awareness of the scourge. Google, Eli Lilly and Co., and Indiana Wesleyan University provided additional support for this project. This is the first of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series, which explores the cultural and economic forces that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation.On the day she met Marcus Thompson, the girl later told the FBI, she had been ready to leap from a bridge to end her life.She was only 15, pregnant and alone on the streets.And in this wounded child, Thompson saw a means to make money. He promised that if she left her small Illinois … [Read more...] about Who buys a child for sex trafficking? Otherwise ordinary men.