If you crave a piping hot khichdi this winter, Ola has a surprise for you. With its new Khichdi Experiment, the ride hailing app has given a spin to the ultimate 'desi comfort food'. After months of experiments in its kitchens, Ola has reinvented India''s most loved dish in a never seen before avatar.Khichdi is one of the most popular dishes that every Indian is familiar with and is widely consumed across all parts of the country. Ola has redefined the "humble khichdi into a wholesome, versatile and exciting meal that is not only healthy but appealing to the taste buds," said Pranay Jivrajka, CEO, Ola Foods.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
It s been an incredible year for Missy Elliott. Just since the spring, she s received an honorary doctorate degree, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, received her long overdue Video Vanguard award at the VMAs, and released an EP that speaks to her Iconology. Today, she s released the video for DripDemeanor from her Iconology EP, and, surprising absolutely no one, she delivers the same one of a kind, inventive visuals that have characterized her decades long career. The video opens with Missy flanked by her dancers in a form fitting black latex jumpsuit, complete with a characteristically bold blue hair color. Elliott won the Video Vanguard award for her years of constant invention and reinvention of what artists specifically female rappers can do in videos, and always pushes the envelope by creating something that s never been seen before. The DripDemeanor video is no different: from her doughnut and skyscraper shaped hairdos to her fluorescent color palettes, it s classic Missy from beginning to end, and feels especially satisfying to see her artistry continue to evolve more than twenty years into her career.
In a parallel universe, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are all on loan somewhere, Frank Lampard is still a Championship manager and an expensively assembled Chelsea squad are still looking to adapt in a post Eden Hazard era at Stamford Bridge.Watching Lampard s carefree Chelsea side with youth academy products populating key positions grow in confidence in recent weeks, it has been easy to speculate how different things might have been had FIFA not banned the club from buying anyone for 12 months.
TwitterLinkedinCerebras Systems #x27;s Wafer Scale Engine chip is roughly the size of a large mousepad. Its inventors say its hugeness will enable it to run A.I. related calculations more quickly. Courtesy of Cerebras SystemsTucked in the Los Altos hills near the Stanford University campus, in a low slung bunker of offices across from a coffee shop, is a lab overflowing with blinking machines putting circuits through their paces to test for speed, the silicon equivalent of a tool and die shop. Most chips you can balance on the tip of your finger, measuring just a centimeter on a side. Something very different is emerging here. Andrew Feldman, 50, chief executive of startup Cerebras Systems, holds up both hands, bracing between them a shining slab the size of a large mouse pad, an exquisite array of interconnecting lines etched in silicon that shines a deep amber under the dull fluorescent lights. At eight and a half inches on each side, it is the biggest computer chip the world has ever seen. With chips like this, Feldman expects that artificial intelligence will be reinvented, as they provide the parallel processing speed that Google and others will need to build neural networks of unprecedented size.
If Piecyk s prediction is correct and T Mobile backs away from the Sprint deal, where does that leave Sprint? Can the carrier reinvent itself?T Mobile s example It would be wise for Sprint s management team to look at T Mobile s reinvention in 2012 after AT amp;T scraped its $39 billion takeover of the operator because of stiff opposition from the Obama administration. The cancellation of the deal was considered a major setback for AT amp;T and left T Mobile, which at the time was considered the weakest of the four nationwide operators, with an uncertain future.
Youâ€™ve heard the news: Weâ€™re reinventing Microsoft Edge to be built on top of open-source technologies and available on Windows 7+ and macOS for the first time. In this session, weâ€™ll walk through new user and browsing experiences coming soon. Weâ€™ll share how and why we are building Microsoft Edge for our three core audiences: Consumers, enterprises, and developers. You'll learn how Microsoft Edge simplifies supporting legacy internal sites alongside the modern web in the enterprise, how we're thinking about extensibility for the browser, and much more.
Duffel, which was part of Y Combinator;s cohort in the summer of 2018, is building a platform for travel agents, agencies, and large travel management companies that;d allow them to offer a seamless travel experience to their end customers. The travel industry is underpinned by archaic software and processes that are fundamentally prohibitive for the modern day traveller, said Steve Domin, co founder and CEO of Duffel. We are reinventing the underwiring between online agents and the providers airlines, hotels, transport operators in much the same way that the payments world is changing for merchants, because of tools like Adyen and Stripe.
Madonna joined actor Ian McKellen on Grahame Norton 's revered couch at the weekend. But the Queen of Pop 's appearance puzzled some who questioned one element of her outfit choices. Madonna has taken to wearing a bejewelled eye patch of late, and here 's why.
Tiny Royaleâ„¢ is a top-down multiplayer shooter that reinvents the battle royale experience for the Snapchat platform. Tiny Royaleâ„¢ lets players choose custom characters and squad up with friends or battle solo for quick two-minute rounds to loot and shoot their way to victory. Up to 30 players can battle at a time, forming squads of up to four friends. As players progress they can unlock characters and collect weapons and health packs while the map shrinks during the match until only one player, or team, remains.
The latest trailer for the upcoming season shows what we can expect from the latest assembly of hosts, with comedian Paddy McGuinness and cricketer Andrew Freddie Flintoff now joining Chris Harris throughout a series of death defying stunts, torturous challenges and global adventures that Top Gear is now known for:
COMING SOON right here to PlayStation YouTube: Raising Kratos documents the five year, herculean effort to reinvent one of the greatest stories in gaming, God of War. Facing an unknown future, Santa Monica Studio took a massive risk, fundamentally changing their beloved franchise and re-establishing their rightful place in video game history. More than just a â€œmaking of,â€ this cinematic journey of second chances rooted in family, sacrifice, struggle and doubt follows game director Cory Barlog and those who chase perfection in art and storytelling. Witness the incredible defeats, the unpredictable outcomes and the down-to-the-wire tension on full display in this true-life redemption story. Rated Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
Jump made her screenwriting debut with 2011 s Kill List. which began her virtually exclusive collaborative partnership with her husband, director Ben Wheatley. She also wrote the 2015 adaptation of J.G. Ballard s High Rise and 2016 s Free Fire, which starred Sharlto Copely, Brie Larson, and Armie Hammer. Both films were directed by Wheatley.With Alicia Vikander starring as Lara Croft, Tomb Raider drew influence from the 2013 reboot of the video game series. The game served as a complete reinvention of the title character, placing emphasis her survivalist capabilities. However, the film was dogged by mixed reviews and underperformed at the box office. That s why any plans for a sequel are surprising. Jump will replace the first movie s writing team of Geneva Robertson Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Alastair Siddons.
Upside, which launched in beta in 2016 with big plans to reinvent how business travelers book their trips, has received an investment from Flight Centre Travel Group alongside a commercial agreement to cooperate on distribution matters.After acquiring a 25 percent stake in Upside, Flight Centre has become the largest individual shareholder of the company. The price Flight Centre paid for the stake was not disclosed.
It 's impossible to divorce the late David Bowie 's music from his idiosyncratic style. Now, skateboarding brand Vans has paid tribute to the singer, who died in 2016 with a capsule shoe and clothing collection inspired by his many style reinventions.