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How to find deleted photos in a smartphone?


Mobile phones have long been used not only for communication. In modern devices, camera functionality comes to the fore. There are situations when a user accidentally deletes media files, after which a question arises about their recovery.

In such a case, many manufacturers provide unique features.

Photos and videos on the phone can be in three places: on the device itself, in a backup on a computer or in the cloud storage. The cloud is often the most reliable archive storage option. Backing up files to your computer helps keep your data safe even if you lose your device and protects your information from accidental deletion.

smartphone image delete

If important data is still erased, the first step is to look into the trash can. On modern devices, files are stored there for about a month. But even after removal from there, the information within a short period must be restored using special programs. Trash cans in smartphones can be accessed via multiple apps from Android or the Apple marketplace.

Files are not erased immediately; they go into a hidden system view, over which a new program code is subsequently written, or, in other words, new information.

Remote storage developers place great emphasis on the preservation of content. All files go through several directories before disappearing completely. It’s about a hidden system basket, invisible to the user but available upon request to the support service.

When Krystle D’souza met Amitabh Bachchan for the first time

Television actress Krystle D’souza is playing a role in movie ‘Chehre’ in which Amitabh Bachchan is palying a role of a judge.

Recalling the moment she met Mr. Bachchan for the first time on the set, the actress said, “I can never forget that day, it feels like just yesterday. I went up to him and introduced myself and he introduced himself back and I said of course I know!!! He was so warm and welcoming and so jovial at the same time. We did a few line rehearsals and went straight into the take while my mom stood in a corner teary eyed!”

Mother’s Recipe spout pack Szechwan chutney


Szechwan chutney has become a common kitchen staple in India. The chutney not only adds a burst of flavours to various dishes but also allows home cooks to experiment with fusion flavours. Mother’s Recipe has recently launched its Desi Szechwan chutney 200gm spout pack at Rs 55.

Szechwan spout packshot
200g Szechwan spout packshot

This chutney is a perfect blend of spices made with chillies, ginger, garlic and onions, which is an absolute delight to your palate. Being adaptable in nature, this could perfectly be paired with samosa, sandwich, Frankie and even momos. Since it is still not safe to dine out, due to the current rise of the COVID cases, this chutney gives an ideal opportunity to experiment with various fusion dishes at home. The chutney is also available in a Rs. 10 Travel, on the go pack. This can be quickly added on noodles or rice for a tasty meal.   

Mermaids, lifeboat, life of fishermen community – Artist Santosh Kumar Sahni


The Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai is exhibiting novel and un-seen modern artworks for the show ‘Basant- Expression of Art’ by Delhi-based artist Santosh Kumar Sahni, hailing from the Mallah fishing community of Darbhanga, Bihar. Mumbaikars can take a look at these masterpieces from 23rd March -29th March at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kalaghoda, Mumbai. Don’t miss it, if modern art is what intrigues you! The artist has put up this first exhibition of paintings in Mumbai that depicts fishermen through socio-economic lenses. The paintings are thus based on the classic, dark realities of his world and number of experiences of fisherman’s life which he has closely witnessed since childhood. The show makes a strong statement on water conservation, through the vibrant Mithila colour strokes. The show ‘Basant- Expression of Art’ is on from 23rd March till 29th March at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kalaghoda, Mumbai.

The inauguration saw noted personalities from art scene like Businessman & Art Collector Parvez Damania, Eminent Artist Prithvi Soni, and Ajoykaant Ruia, Chairman- Allstate Group. Parvez Damania shared, ‘What I found interesting and a common factor between the exhibition and Parsis is that we also love fish, and find it auspicious. The knowledge about the artist and the community which he belongs to was an eye opener and also the concept of water conservation is also nicely explained through the artwork’.

Ajoykant Ruia said, ‘The works are beautiful, the color schemes are reminiscent of Mithila painting making them unique and I wish he would continue doing this good work.’

“The subject of my painting is based on fisherman and their socio-economic, socio-cultural life. I find myself at ease with these subjects as being from a fisherman family. I have had number of experiences of fisherman’s life which reflects in my paintings, these experiences enriched me as a person”, says the artist Santosh Kumar Sahni from Bihar.

In this show, ‘Basant- Expression of Art’, the mermaid, fisherwoman and their lives which exist in his paintings are nothing but his muse which is composed of woman and fish, which are very attractive, and fickle in nature. The boat and fishing net of fisherman is just not means of earning but have importance beyond description.

Some of the notable works to watch out for are, ‘Gajgamini’, ‘Shakti’, ‘Lifeboat’, ‘Kashti’, ‘Janani’, ‘Sneh’ and more. The artist says, “My paintings are not just brush strokes or blend of colours on canvas. But it is a convenient medium for me to establish, harmony, increase love, sacrifice, peace, beauty, spirituality and creative development in all the strata of society. I closely observed and encountered the various experience of life, truth, ugliness of these fishermen society. I felt the pangs of their hardships and Joy of their spirits, their struggles to make both ends meet. Despite life snatching struggle, they adapt themselves to every situation of life or seasons like sultering and scorching heat, downpour, cold etc. They survive with pride by defeating man- made or destiny- made hurdles. They earn their bread & butter through various means like fisheries, Makhana (fox nuts) production and many other works”.

Beauty of mermaid is incredible and looks like a nymph; on the other hand fisherman appears rigid and rough. He further adds, “My subjects also show the contradictions of this world and all the universal elements whether the life of man, mermaid or someone else. Somehow, every living being is striving for to prove his existence. I have made efforts to reflect rural life as well as to address the problem of urban life. My journey of colour and brush, also includes the urban-public life issues with subtleness on the subject namely absolution, spiritual realization and surreal fantasy”. 

His works have been exhibited in the past in several notable group shows in countries like Australia, Bangkok, Canada, Los Angeles, Nepal, France, New York, San Jose and Moscow.

Drama, comedy series Pure starring Charly Clive on Lionsgate Play

 Lionsgate Play’s latest addition to the growing list is the dramedy Pure, starring Charly Clive, Joe Cole and more. The story revolves around Marnie (played by Charly Clive) who has been tormented by her disturbing sensual thoughts for the last 3672 days.

Marnie, a 24-year-old is diagnosed with a form of OCD called Pure O. Discovering and coming to terms with her mental health, she is struggling with her thoughts, most of it is plagued by intriguing sexual pondering that occurs in the most inappropriate instances. Dealing with new, unprecedented feelings, she makes the decision to make a drastic change by shifting from Scotland to London in search for answers. Navigating the exploratory journey of herself, she is skeptical of what the future holds.

Charly Clive
Charly Clive starring Pure streaming on Lionsgate Play

Directed by Aneil Karia & Alicia Macdonald, Pure was nominated for British Academy Television Craft Award for Breakthrough Talent and received an IMDB rating of 7.4/10. It is a series of self-discovery, identity and a journey that each person embarks on in their own strength.

Guardian an international newspaper, described the series as “A masterly comedy about sex and mental health”. Pure, generally was well-received and critically acclaimed series, which won positive reviews and was praised for its treatment on mental health issues and sexuality.

Parsi Navruz a 3000-year tradition


March 20, 2021 is a very special day for Parsis in India who are people of Iranian descent. It’s the start of a 13-day long, 3000-year tradition called Novruz. Parsi Novruz is the day of the vernal equinox and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. More accurately, the exactly calculated moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is marked as the first day of Novruz in the Iranian calendar, and that is why Nowruz is celebrated at different times of the day or night, with families gathered to observe the rituals together.

A superstition about Novruz is that one must be at his or her best at the time of Sal Tahvil; otherwise, he or she will be having an unlucky time throughout the year.  Another common, Novruz superstition is actually tied to the Chinese zodiac tradition of assigning an animal to each year in a twelve-year cycle. This year, which is 1400 on the Iranian calendar, is the Year of the Ox, and many are relieved to see the end of the tragic and chaotic Year of the Rat. In many cultures, the ox has positive imagery and is considered an animal of strength that is associated with harvests and fertility, and according to astrologers, the ox symbolizes hard work, positivity, and honesty.

Novruz is UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, first inscribed on the list in 2009 through the initiative of Iran and joint cooperation of Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The case was later extended in 2016 to include five more countries – Afghanistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.   Many countries along the Silk Road, such as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, celebrate Nowruz, and the rite is not exclusive to one culture or religion.

Here is a list of activities for Navroz

House cleaning is done a few days before spring.  

Chaharshanbe Suri, which falls on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, and includes jumping over bonfires while singing ‘My sickly yellow paleness is yours; your fiery red color is mine.’

Going to the cemetery on the last Thursday of the old year to remember the ones who have passed away.

New Year shopping to buy outfits to wear for the entirety of the 13-day long holidays.

Haft-sin (The Seven S’s), a traditional table setting that symbolizes life, fertility, and love as a whole, and requires all members of the family to gather around the moment the new year begins. The Seven S’s are:

  1. Seeb (apple); symbol of beauty and love
  2. Seer (garlic); symbol of health
  3. Serkeh (vinegar) symbol of progress and change
  4. Somaq (sumac); symbol of patience
  5. Samanu (sweet pudding); symbol of abundance
  6. Sabzeh (sprouts); symbol of rebirth
  7. Senjed (Persian olive) symbol of stability and strength

Eid Didani, or an intensive period of visiting the relatives.

Eidi is the money one receives from the people one goes to for ‘Eid Didadni’.

Travelling is a perfect excuse for ditching the whole ‘eid didani’ tradition.

New Year Cuisine is the regular food which tastes better during Novruz. They include Ash-e reshteh (a noodle soup), Kuku sabzi (herbs and vegetable soufflé) served for dinner on New Year’s, Reshteh polow (rice cooked with noodles), Sabzi polow with fish, and dolma (cooked vegetables, meat and rice rolled in grape leaves).

Sizdah bedar is the last day of Nowruz holidays that falls on the 13th of Farvardin, and the number is considered to bring bad luck in Persian folklore. The idea of Sizdah bedar (literally, Thirteen Outdoor) is to spend time picnicking outdoors, and throwing away your Sabzeh because it is considered a bad omen to still have it when the Novruz holidays are over.

Sidharth Malhotra in Mission Majnu

Sidharth Malhotra looks charming in the recent photograph from the sets of his upcoming film Mission Majnu!

Sidharth Malhotra in Mission Majnu




  • ½ cup Macaroni (Elbow shaped, durum wheat)
  • ¼ cup Milk (Full fat, preferable)
  • 3-4 tbsp Water
  • 3-4 tbsp Del Monte Classic Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil


  • To taste Salt
  • Sprinkle of Black Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Chilli Flakes (more if your prefer spicy)
  • ¼ tsp Ginger Powder
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh Basil (Chopped)
  • ¼ tsp Dried Parsley (optional)


  • Boil the Macaroni- In your favourite big mug, add the Macaroni, Milk, Water, Salt and Oil. Microwave it first for 30 seconds. Mix well. Microwave again for 30 seconds. The macaroni should double in size as it boils and covers the cup at least ¾. Give it a good mix. You can microwave it for additional 30 seconds if it’s still not cooked through.
  • Add Del Monte Classic Mayo– Once the Macaroni is cooked, add in Del Monte Classic Mayo along with seasoning- pepper, ref chilli flakes, garlic powder, onion powder and dried parsley. Mix well.
  • Add the Cheese- Add half grated mozzarella cheese on top. Give it a mix. Now add the remaining mozzarella cheese on top alongwith some cheddar. This will form the cheesy crust on top once baked.
  • Microwave – At full power, microwave for first 1 minute. If the cheese does not look set on top, microwave for another 30 seconds. Make sure not to burn the cheese on top.
  • Serving- Serve the Mac n cheese in the mug topped with some Oregano, Chilli Flakes, extra drizzle of Del Monte Classic Mayo and fresh basil leaves. Toast some Multi grain bread on the sides with butter to make it a wholesome meal.

Underrepresentation of women artists in Indian music industry

The Indian performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) teamed up with Dolby Laboratories and Hungama Artist Aloud to launch the campaign #HERmusic. The initiative kickstarts with a roundtable discussion on Monday, 8th March with leading women artists in music industry. The discussion will address the concern of underrepresentation of women artists in Indian music industry.

Renowned artists like Sneha Khanwalkar (Music Director), Anushka Manchanda (Nuka) (Singer, Composer, Music Producer), Natania Lalwani (Indie Pop Musician), Hiral Viradia (Sound Engineer), Anwesshaa (Singer & Composer), Soumini Sridhara Paul (Senior Vice President, Hungama Artist Aloud) and Nirmika Singh (Editor, Rolling Stone) have come together to express their experience and views on identifying the probable barriers and creating a conducive environment to flourish. #HERmusic initiative aims to reach a nationwide audience to a recognized movement where female artists, composers, songwriters, sound engineers, producers, industry professionals are supported for their outstanding contribution towards the music in India.

Anushka Manchanda (Nuka), Singer, Composer, Music Producer - Women Artists
Anushka Manchanda (Nuka), Singer, Composer, Music Producer
Anwesshaa, Singer & Composer
Anwesshaa, Singer & Composer
Hiral Viradia, Sound Engineer
Hiral Viradia, Sound Engineer
Natania Lalwani, Indie Pop Musician
Natania Lalwani, Indie Pop Musician
Nirmika Singh, Editor, Rolling Stone
Nirmika Singh, Editor, Rolling Stone
Sneha Khanwalkar, Music Director
Soumini Sridhara Paul, Senior Vice President, Hungama Artist Aloud
Soumini Sridhara Paul, Senior Vice President, Hungama Artist Aloud

Nawazuddin Siddiqui commences the shoot Jogira Sara Ra Ra


Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui commences the shoot Jogira Sara Ra Ra. He shared a picture with Neha Sharma, director Kushan Nandy, Producer Naaem A Siddiqui & Creative Producer Kiran Shyam Shroff.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma.