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Binge Restaurant, Noida

Name: Binge Restaurant

Address: C-25, Ground Floor, Stellar IT Park, Sector 62, Noida.

Nearest Metro Station: Noida Sec 15.

Cuisines: North Indian, Chinese, Continental.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM.

Cost: Rs. 1,100 for two.

Cash and Cards accepted.

Contact: +91 9871952133, 0120 4548000

Ambiance: Reminding of those bygone restaurants where the things were kept minimal, ambiance so chaste and sophisticated. The perfect lights, grand chairs, and sofas this restaurant awake memories of those good old days when the restaurants were not so fancy, they were just simple and solemn.

Situated in Stellar IT Park, this restaurant is perfect for official meetings or family dinners.

The scrumptious Thai curry

Menu: Soups, salads, continental, Indian, desserts this restaurant provides a wide range of food. Be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian this restaurant is a treat for food lovers as there are so many varieties to choose from. Looking at so many options, we were left confused on what to order or not. The best thing about their menu? It is descriptive and self-explaining.

What we had: We ordered Pan Grilled Cottage Cheese with Peri Peri sauce, Yellow Thai curry with Steamed rice, and we must say that the food was scrumptious. Thai curry was one of the best we ever had. The perfect blend of coconut and vegetables, Hmmm… even the thought of it waters my mouth. Albeit, Cottage cheese with Peri Peri sauce needs some improvement. We would have loved it if it would have saucier. But overall the food was delectable.

The secret ingredient is always cheese.

Service: Well mannered, well behaved, well informed, the staff of the restaurant is very courteous and polite. They know the art of welcoming guests.

Recommendations: Want to have a lunch or dinner with long conversations? Or you want to spend some ‘real’ time with your selfie lover friends? Then go to this place, because the lights of this place are perfect to have a chit chat and dinner, but not for selfies (and we loved this fact). Highly recommended for great food, having said that it is a bit pricey, but if the food is good we can manage holes in our pocket sometimes ;-).

Ratings: 4/5

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Tourist Janpath: The Global Street Food Bar

Pinne Alfredo

Tourist Janpath

Address: 1, Scindia House, Janpath Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk, Gate No. 5

Cuisines: North Indian, American, Chinese

Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight

Cost: ₹2,000 for two people (approx.)

Cash and cards accepted.

Contact: 011 30806531

Ambiance: A gem of a place. The Tourist is a rare pearl in the ocean of restaurants located in Janpath. It has an amazing vibe as you enter this place, Live kitchen and amazingly decorated bar. Interiors of “The Tourist” have a class and gives delightful experience. It is one of the biggest property in the vicinity. It has been spread across two floors and a terrace. It has a fantastic view from its terrace.

Perfect place for those chilled out winter evenings. You could choose your destination and the Tourist radio would tell you about its specialty. Just loved everything from, the interiors to their management, to their furniture to their cutlery. Upon getting a seat on the second floor, we started admiring the ambiance before filling up our tummies.

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The bookish corner

Menu: Upon looking at the menu we discovered that the mocktails they offer have a very different range of ingredients compared to the ones we find in typical ones. The food here is well prepared and stunningly presented. “The Tourist” will give you best food experience from starters to its lavish desserts from around the globe.

Bar at the top.

What we had: For food, we ordered- Pinne Alfredo (Pasta). Everything was very nicely presented and tasted very good. It was perfectly seasoned which made it very pleasing to eat!  It has a menu which serves delicacies from around the world. Try their Red Wine Sangria, it is a classic and super special as it comes across successfully. In mocktails, we relished Mimosa in Sparkles.

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Mimosa!

Service: The staff is humble, the service is great, they know the dishes and they know the industry. It is a well-informed staff with a professional approach of everything.

Recommendation: Overall, we believe Tourist Janpath although newly opened would be a tough competition for its rivals in CP. This restaurant truly stands out, not just by the hospitality of the staff or the awesomeness of the ambiance, but because of what makes restaurants running for a long time: the food. Highly Recommended.

Ratings: 4/5

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Five Fast Food Joints in Delhi University

Are you a hungry student in this cashless society?

Well, we have something for the rumbling of your pitiable stomach.

With yet another semester rolling in, it is befitting to write about a salvaging passion for university students everywhere, a lingering question, that is never answered for good – what to eat? Actually, the question holds good for anyone.

At Delhi University’s North Campus, student hangouts come in all shapes and sizes. Let’s take a look at some of the easiest on pocket eateries located in and around North Campus.

Here are 5 delightful food joints in Delhi’s North Campus, the paradises priced ever so slightly on the higher side.

1. Maggi Maggi Maggi

Our first stop is a little roadside kiosk, Tom Uncle’s Maggi Point near Daulat Ram College. This place is what comes to a student’s mind when one talks about maggi. Maggi with all sorts of different varieties, which are around 20, is served here. This place is the legacy of Delhi University with undying taste and remarkable food quality even after so many years.  This place has been popular for ages and is really cheap. Must visit if you are a really diehard lover of Maggi. A trip to north campus is always incomplete without eating from this Maggi point.

Maggi Maggi Maggi
  • Where: Near Ramjas College, Maurice Nagar Chowk, North Campus, Delhi University,
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Cost: 80 per plate.
  • What not to miss: Every kind of Maggi they offer.

2. Flavor of the East

Our third stop is a small shack just opposite Patel Chest Institute. If you’re craving some crisp momos, then Mangal Lama’s ‘Momos’ is the place to be. With sweet and spicy tomato chutneys, Lama sells three varieties of momos — veg, non-veg, and paneer. Easily missed, this neatly tucked away eatery is just outside Patel Chest Institute. It’s run by a young boy. Though not so much a kiosk, it is essential with the mouth-watering variety of momos with spicy sauce and mayo that doesn’t tear a hole in your pocket.

Taste of the East
  • Where: Near Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, North Campus, Delhi University,
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Cost: 20 per plate.
  • What not to miss: Paneer Momos

3. Nothing fails the Bhel

Our fourth stop is the bhelpuri joint owned by Sunil Sethi (52) sees a heavy rush from students of Miranda House, Shri Ram College of Commerce, St Stephen’s and Hansraj College. The two-decade-old joint is frequented by other people too owing to its strategic location near Vishwavidyala metro station. The stall opens at noon and closes at 7.30 in the evening.

  • Where: Near Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, North Campus, Delhi University,
  • Opening Hours: 12 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Cost: 25 per plate.
  • What not to miss: Bhelpuri, obviously!

4. The Dying Indian Biscuit

Our last stop is a Nan Khatai vendor, who sells Nan Khatai or Indian Shortbread cookies near Faculty of Arts. He has been selling cookies near Faculty of Arts ever since he was a teenager. He sells around 7-8 Kgs of cookies each day. What’s best is that it comes cheap and this suits DU students just too well. Popularly frequented by university students, the price range is too low. These soft crumbly nankhatais throw many back to a nostalgic trip down the memory lane.

The Dying Indian Biskoot
  • Where: Near back gate of Faculty of Arts, North Campus, Delhi University,
  • Opening Hours: 12 PM to 6 PM
  • Cost: 20 for 50 g.
  • What not to miss: Biskoot

5. Chhole te Kulche

Our second stop is a little kiosk just off of Central Institute of Education, near Chhatra Marg. Though unnamed, this stall has stood its ground for nearly 20 years. The owner opens the eatery as early as 9:30 am, and then serves sumptuous chhole kulche up till evening. A plate of Kulcha comes with two coriander-sprinkled; butter greased fluffy Kulchas served with spicy Chhole. The Kulchas when eaten with the homemade pickle taste absolutely delicious. On many cool summer mornings, one finds regular customers sitting on the rickety benches at this anonymous stall, exchanging headlines from the paper while eating hot and spicy chhole kulche, served all day.

Chhole te Kulche
  • Where: Near Central Institue of Education, Chhatra Marg, North Campus, Delhi University,
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Cost: 20 per plate.
  • What not to miss: Chhola-Kulcha Roll
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Cha Bar – The Bookstore Cafe : Drink & Read!

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Cha Bar: Bookstore + Café

Address: N-81, Block N, Oxford Bookstore, Barakhamba Road,  Cannaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Cuisines: Cafe

Opening Hours: 10 AM to 9:30 PM

Cost : Rs. 500 for two.

Cash and Cards accepted.

Contact : 011 3350 3292

Ambiance: Cha bar is located in Oxford Book Store!!  Cha Bar is the very innovative cafe. Located inside the Oxford Bookstore, this place is difficult to find for the first timers who are visiting this cafe. The moment you climb the cute red stairway, you enter into a colorful, small beautiful section of the Bookstore cum cafe. This cafe remains crowded due to its reasonable prices. Once you enter this place you cannot help but smile at the array of books arranged by the aide and the lovely sitting place. Actually, the entrance is from Oxford bookshop which you can never imagine. When you enter the bookstore you’ll find very interesting two-wheeler out there and the very next step you take forward you’ll find a beautiful table decorated with flowers. At once, you feel the vibrancy of this place. It is loud but unlike a typical Dilliwala one. The loudness emanates from thousands of chatters & whispers around those tiny tables while one savors different varieties of tea, or cha if you prefer. This feels so good. While the idea of having a tea bar along a great bookstore is a sexy proposition, but we did not find many good books to choose from. And, yes, it is not a place to sit down and read over a cup of tea. Avoid that. Rather catch up with a friend or two at best, talk, chat and deliberate with delicious tasty tidbits along with a variety of tea to choose from.

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Menu: Cha Bar is one of those iconic spots in Delhi which entertain you with more than 150 options when it comes to Tea/ Coffee along with snacks which compliment the flavor of the tea you’re having !!  Tea is their specialty as the name says “cha”. The menu is prepared with more than merry coffee and tea options. They have a huge tea menu with Cha Bar, CP blend to Cha Hindustani, masala, cardamom, ginger, Bollywood masala and cutting cha, there is a distinct state flavor with Assam tea, Darjeeling tea, Nilgiri tea, Sikkim and Nepal tea. You can go green as well and try from their Green Darjeeling, Green Japanese, and Green Jasmine. The Indian herbal with the magic of herbs and magical incantations of Tulsi, Gulab, Ashwagandha and Anarphar take the experiment height the next mile. As an alternative herbal, one can cover a superb melody of flavors from red berries and lavender to Verbena and Chamomile. Every cup is packed with super fresh flavor. We were totally amazed to see the types of tea they serve. Light meals, finger food, and cakes are washed down with exotic teas at this book-lovers’ cafe. The food is brilliant at the price that it is served. It is insane, almost. The café has In-house library and a variety of teas. Food is delicious & absolute value for money.

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What we had: Tried many tea cups but we picked  Masala Chai worth INR 35 as it’s our favorite because of its earthiness. We had great expectations from the tea but it turned out to be a damp squib for us. We felt that the quality is going down as the tea was served cold and on complaining it was just reheated and served. Located in a prime location they must work on their quality.

Service: Service standards have taken a beating. Called three times for the bill. Service needs big improvement.

Recommendation:  A merry place for book and CHAI-lovers. A place to snuggle with your favorite writings and have a peaceful self -time with little things to bite on your literary journey.

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Ratings : 3.5/5

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The Beer Café – Biggie : Food Review

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Bira Biraaa !

The Beer Café – Biggie

Address: D2, D Block, Inner circle,  Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk (Gate No. 3)

Cuisines: Finger Food, North Indian

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 1 AM

Cost : Rs. 1300 for two.

Cash and Cards accepted.

Contact : 011 4156 4327

Ambiance: This place is more than what the name suggests. Biggie is massive and alluring in terms of ambiance. It’s big, it’s calm, the seating is good with myriad options. The rooftop is too cool as you can have the view of the whole Connaught Place from above and the downstairs is no less.  Exceptionally good party area and serene outdoor seating. The place was considerably less populated and has a good playlist.

Menu: The menu is better and offers a huge range of food and drinks. Their wide collection of beer is perhaps their USP, you name it and they have it. This is what makes this place favorite among beer lovers.

What we had: We ordered beer battered onion rings and a Bira White Pitcher (5 Mugs i.e. 1500ml or 50oz). The onion rings served with mayo were nice. These were soaked in beer before deep frying. They also had a bit of a desi zing to it. Have them when they are served hot as you can’t chew them later. Bira White is a Belgium-based premier beer, definitely one of best-flavored beer and a good alternate of Hoegaarden if budget is the concern. Don’t forget to scan for points on your next visits over the app.

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Beer-battered Onion Rings

Service: Service is prompt. The staff is courteous and responsive; the knowledge of staffs regarding the menu was a plus factor.

Recommendation: Must visit for gulping down gallons of beer. Go have a brewing experience. Cheers!

Ratings: 5/5

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Spotlight Bistro and Bar – Food Review

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Spotlight Bistro and Bar

Address: 2/19, Ground Floor, BK Dutt Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajouri Garden

Cuisines: North Indian, Italian, Continental, Chinese

Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight

Cost : Rs. 1300 for two.

Cash and Cards accepted.

Contact : 011 45667364

Ambiance: Spotlight is the new entrant on the block. The restaurant is established June 2016.  A mid-range quaint gastro-bar with comfortable sitting can accommodate up to 48 people. Decorated with dim bulbs painted walls and a small bar. Interiors are rustic and industrial with neon lights giving you an old school feeling. As soon as you enter the cafe, the wall saying “Smile, you are famous” is definitely going to catch your eye.

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Menu: Menu contains a lot of options. Also, serves non-veg and has a variety of drinks available.

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What we had: From their drinks menu, we had the Virjin Mojito and Bloody-Mary Mojito worth INR 175 each, which were perfectly balanced and served chilled, just perfect for the season! From the food menu, we had Mykanose Greek Salad worth INR 175 which killed our expectations from the place. It was really bad. Though we got a complimentary dish with the order which was again a mistake; but this place can’t be forgiven for its culinary misfires.

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Service: The staff here is well trained and hence, the service is impressive.

Recommendation: Beware if you are going to visit this place for salads.

Ratings: 2.5/5

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Bikkgane Biryani by Biryani Paradise : Food Review

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Biryani Paradise at CP

BIKKGANE BIRYANI by BIRYANI PARADISE

Address: P-2/90, Opposite PVR Rivoli, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Cuisines: Biryani, North Indian, Hyderabadi

Opening Hours:  12 Noon to 11 PM

Cost: ₹800 for two people (approx.)

Cash and Cards accepted.

Contact : +91 8468005769
011 41516628

Ambiance: We strolled in on a random Monday evening for satisfying our Biryani cravings. We were seated immediately and they didn’t appear to be too busy. Newly opened Hyderabadi biryani joint in CP has drawn comparisons with Biryani Blues; another restaurant with the same concept and almost similar menu. Usually full on weekends, you might have to wait for some time but the food here is worth waiting for.

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Ambiance at Biryani Paradise

Menu: Their menu includes Authentic biryani. The varieties of Biryani they provide live up to the expectations. Do try the dessert Double ka Meetha which is their specialty. The double ka meetha, was way better than what they serve at Biryani Blues. It was not hot, not mushy at all and just the right amount of sweet. We tried a variety of items and everything was delicious. It’s a perfect combo of taste, quantity and pricing.

What we had: We could not stop hogging the freshly cooked Veg. Biryani. The taste of mixed vegetables which was drained by the rice alongside the authentic spices was great. The food is cooked to perfection and the flavors are too good. Believe us, you will revel while having it..ummh.. Excellent !! Original taste of Hyderabadi Biriyani. Yummy delectable food and the way they serve you is just too good, all there is left to do is devour the food. This is the closest Hyderabadi Biryani you will find in far North. Worth coming here.

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Biryani at Biryani Paradise

Service: Hospitality is good. The staff was extremely dutiful and attentive. The food came out pretty quick.

Recommendation: With reasonable prices and appetizing food this place gets a good rating. A must try place for all Biriyani Lovers!!

Ratings: 3.5/5

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Shawarma Wala – Kamla Nagar : Food Review

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Shawarma Wala

Address: 33-34 UB, Bungalow Road, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi. Just behind Mc Donalds.

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya

Cuisines: Lebanese, Street food.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 10 PM

Cost: Rs. 300 for two.

Cash only.

Contact: 955551946

Ambiance: Don’t go for the ambiance. Go for the Shawarma. It’s a small eating joint located at relatively less crowded streets of Kamla Nagar.

Menu: The ones who first started the Shawarma outlet in Kamla Nagar. They don’t serve the authentic Shawarma but what they serve is incredibly good. Not varied options in the menu but it never leaves the customers unhappy. Shawarma Wala has been catering to the needs of the hungry hostellers and PG inmates but you don’t have to be a North Campus student to enjoy a good old Shawarma roll at this shack.

What we had: We had ‘Paneer Roll’ and ‘ Soya Chap Roll worth INR 50 each. A good quantity of paneer was filled in the paneer roll with a huge dollop of home-made mayonnaise. Never tasted Soya Chap before but now I’m a fan. These shawarmas are super tasty and very easy on the pocket. Try them today itself if you haven’t already.

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Service: Quick service.

Recommendation: Bookmark this place for cheap and yummy Shawarma wraps. Pocket-friendly and accessible for college students.

Ratings: 3/5

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Bunta Bar : Food Review -‘Bunta’ to banta hai !!!

 

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Bunta Bar

Address: 2nd Floor, 76, Janpath, New Delhi.

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Cuisines: North Indian

Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 12:30 AM

Cost : Rs. 1300 for two.

Cash and Cards accepted.

Contact : 011 33105065

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Ambiance: The bar would take you to a nostalgic trip to your childhood memories. Thus, we decided to give it a shot. There are embellished decors done using the bunta bottles all around. Even the Chandeliers are made of Bunta bottles.  The ambiance is spacious. The sitting and sofas are very comfy and stylish but we found it improper (no privacy). Handcrafted peacock on the wall is very appealing. All this makes the place stand out in amidst the many cafes and restaurants in CP.

Menu: Bunta Bar is well known for quirky uncommon Buntas. It has a scope with audiences of all ages who like to drink and have Indian snacks! Mondays and Tuesdays are best days! Packages available to beat the Monday and Tuesday blues. There are events named ‘Experimental Wednesdays’ and ‘Karaoke nights’ on Thursdays.

What we had: We had Mirchi toast was served with dip worth INR 295. I liked the delicate balance of spice and cheese. Was expecting it to be spicier as the name suggests. Lichi Jeera worth INR 195. It was sweet and tangy at the same time. Couldn’t stop ourselves from going in for the second round for Kala Khatta flavored bunta mixed with some heady booze worth INR 300. The food was under par and ‘overpriced’ but buntas were a great rejoice.

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 Service: Forgetful servers.The staff was a bit lost in their dreams and there was no management. This needs a major improvement.

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bunta to banta hai

Recommendation: Bantabulous it is. Recommended for buntas.
Cheers !

Ratings: 3.5/5

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Echoes, Food Review – “Speak with your hands. Listen with your eyes.”

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Echoes – Eat Energise Engage

Address: 17, first floor, opposite Sri Venkateshwara College, Satya Niketan, New Delhi.

Nearest Metro Station : AIIMS

Cuisines : Café, Continental, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, American.

Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 11 PM

Cost : Rs. 500 for two.

Cash and Cards accepted.

Contact : 011 30806577

Ambiance: The outlet is creating a lot of buzz because of its uniqueness of having differently abled people as part of their crew. Kudos to the idea of giving these people such an opportunity and encouragement. The place is quite comfortable.The interior and setting of the café had been done keeping in mind their special staff as they have sign language displays on the wall and cue cards with notes on each table and also the three signature monkeys of Gandhiji as we call them as their wall décor.

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Menu: The food is phenomenal in terms of quality, quantity, and presentation. Customization is available. The menus are served with codes and there’s a switch beside every table which you need to toggle to call the crew for ordering food. Customers themselves have to place the order by writing the order on a notepad with respective codes specified.

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What we had: Soulful experience! We had Garden Crave Wrap ( grilled cottage cheese and bell peppers) worth INR 129 with brilliantly fried and crisp bell peppers and cheese. Must try. Green Apple Lemonade worth INR 99 was so refreshing and tangy in its flavor. Ended with a delightful desert – an Ice cream Salad ( fresh fruits served on a bed of ice cream) worth INR 159, the best I’ve ever had. Flawless and highly pocket-friendly food.

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Service: This café is managed by a differently abled staff. Service is smooth and prompt. Help them with the initiative.

Recommendation: Highly recommended. Go on and listen to your echoes. 😉

Congratulations to the owners who actually thought of this unique concept and the crew who executed it the best way possible. Plus one for the thought.

Cheers !

Ratings: 5/5

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