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Remember how you loved that Kesha song? [Seduced by ‘perfect’ pitch: how Auto-Tune conquered pop music | The Verge]

Seduced by ‘perfect’ pitch: how Auto-Tune conquered pop music | The Verge.

 

Karachi’s Best Hip Hop Has Barely Been Heard | NOISEY

Karachi’s Best Hip Hop Has Barely Been Heard | NOISEY.

Pretty good; also, apparently Pakistani rappers are execrably homophobic too.

More Dumb Food Writing [Chinese Food: Healthy, Easy and Portion-Controlled | TIME.com]

Chinese Food: Healthy, Easy and Portion-Controlled | TIME.com.

A series of dumb arguments about how practices possibly, or tangentially, related to the consumption of Chinese food, could help you lose weight, culminating in this gem:

If you cook and eat Chinese food authentically, you will also see why past reports about the mind-blowing salt and calorie content of Chinese take-out dishes misunderstand the cuisine. Yes, orange crispy beef has 1,500 calories — but it’s an atypical dish. The vast majority are steamed or lightly stir-fried, points out Farina Kingsley, the half-Chinese author of several Asian-themed Williams-Sonoma cookbooks who recently developed a Chinese-cooking app. Chinese recipes rarely call for more than two tablespoons of oil and soy sauce, and the oil is usually heart-healthy peanut oil.

According to Shelke’s calculations, if you cooked chicken breast authentic-Chinese-style five days a week instead of American-style, that would reduce your dinner each night by about 125 calories just through portion control alone. That’s 32,500 calories in a year — or almost 10 pounds by the time the Lunar New Year festivities roll around again. Now that’s something worth dragon-dancing about.”

You know, that well-known American-style chicken.

He’s got a point [Anurag Kashyap: Bollywood is to blame for India’s inability to deal with reality | Film | The Guardian]

Anurag Kashyap: Bollywood is to blame for India’s inability to deal with reality | Film | The Guardian.

Indian films have this obsession with hygienic clean spaces, even though the country’s not so clean,” says Anurag Kashyap. “They’re either shot in the studios or shot in London, in America, in Switzerland – clean places. Everywhere except India.”

Not, obviously, a reference to the oeuvre of Rajnikanth.

Not quite a panda that doesn’t know what to do next

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Area Grandmother Tries Indian Food | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Area Grandmother Tries Indian Food | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

Area Grandmother Tries Indian Food | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Witnesses reported that Rutherford seemed overwhelmed by the unusual aromas upon receiving her first course. She appeared delighted, however, after she cut into the deep-fried pastry shell of a samosa and a recognizable pea rolled out. Rutherford went on to talk about peas for 15 minutes, including an anecdote about how she enjoyed shelling peas from their pods when she was a little girl.

Rutherford’s grandchildren said the highlight of the evening was watching in giddy anticipation as Rutherford took her first bite of the main course, an authentic goat curry dish. According to Brandon, Rutherford raised her eyebrows slightly, silently nodded several times, then took a sip of water. For the remainder of the meal, Rutherford, who had never consumed goat meat before, ate primarily rice and plain naan.

In a statement given after the meal, Rutherford described the entrée as “just a little too flavorful.”

After leaving the restaurant, Rutherford returned home, made herself comfortable in her favorite chair, covered herself with a blanket, and ate tuna straight from the can.”

Meanwhile, in the Maldives [HaveeruOnline – 100 lashes, house arrest for 15 year old mother]

HaveeruOnline – 100 lashes, house arrest for 15 year old mother.

PG’s decision to charge the girl with adultery had sparked outrage from various institutions including the Gender and Human Rights Ministry. The case has also grabbed the attention of some of the international media.


Following the criticism, PG’s office had reviewed its decision to ensure if there are any reasons to dismiss the fornication charges against the underage girl. However, the PG’s office later found no grounds to drop the charges against the girl.”