Sunday, 31 May 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Vanilla ice cream? Cool! Cakes, chocolates, biscuits, drinks using vanilla? Yummy! Perfume with vanilla fragrance? Wow!
Well, vanilla is the world’s most preferred flavouring. It accounts for a whopping 29% among all food flavourings, according to a 2006 study by the International Ice Cream Association.
Vanilla is an orchid, a climbing terrestrial one…
Thursday, 28 May 2009
I came across an article quoting Former president APJ Abdul Kalam saying ’small goal is a crime’.
“I will have a goal and work hard to achieve the goal. I realise small goal is a crime. This should be the motto to achieve success,” Kalam told students after inaugurating a ‘Arts and Science Centre’ at Balbhavan... more
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
A joke heard in Kerala during the elections:
Son: Father, what is the Indian-American nuclear pact?
Father: I don’t know much about it, son. But it must be a good thing because the Communists are opposing it.
The Communists were opposing the Congress in the elections as well. Is that why the electorate thought the Congress-led UPA is good for the country and voted overwhelmingly for the alliance?
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Once the 'kaal naattal' was done, the preparation for the wedding also started. Relations came one by one. They along with the neighbours took charge of the preparations, without being told or asked. Someone getting groceries and vegetables from the market, another arranging for fresh milk to be delivered...More...
Friday, 15 May 2009
A project linked to the General Elections this year.
Employing free-to-use Web tools and services, we created a web site whose address is - www.southchennaivotes.wordpress.com
The focus was Chennai South parliamentary constituency...More
His remarkable book, A Voyage to the East Indies containing an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Natives with a geographical description of the Country collected from observations made during a Residence of thirteen years, between 1776 and 1789, in districts little frequented by the Europeans was originally published in Rome in 1796...More
They take off as a flock, frightened by a marauding marsh harrier, and then land at a safe distance, their long red legs and black wings making them look better in flight than when they are wading in the waters...more
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Sometime in 1986 I almost met him in his Times of India [Bombay] chamber.......... I drew a few cartoons of my own though not worthy of comparison to my hero's.
If you are dissatisfied with the candidates on offer in your constituency and think they don’t deserve your vote; then by provision 49- O,
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Who does not know "Bangalore Press" in this area? Their calendars were in almost every home and office. This is one of their sheets of 1935. My great grandfather had used the blank back of it for some pencil-drafting. ....... ..... This is the way things cling on to the 'heart' and space makes itself available, somehow!! "Old is gold'. ....more.....
...not many people go up the showcases in houses they visit and inquire about a displayed item! So disheartening! Because the TV is a horrid distraction! Or is it the general commercial mindset that has set in? Trophies are not usually the priority for others besides the few interested. Often, showcases become a dumping place for.... ...more...
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Scary? You bet! But you know what, if my experiences were anything to go by, I wouldn't be surprised if more cases show up with the virus being literally forced on the patients at our airports.
Saturday, 2 May 2009
It is nothing else but the palm leaves (sheaths) that have been used since ages for various purposes in parts of India and I believe in most Asian countries. It is from the Areca Palm or the Betel tree as it is widely known in India whose nuts are used by betel/pan chewers...More
On Easter Sunday, Abraham visited us and we spent a nice one hour talking to one another. The surprising thing was, none of us felt we were talking to strangers whom we were meeting for the first time. Over some coffee...More
I have focused my lens on them a number of times, trying to capture its colors from different angles, never have I got the same results. Particularly the eye of the feather; it is an intricate structure difficult not only to imitate in art but also through lens...More
I went to take some tea and asked what is that spiced tea or what type of spices you put..and a very pleasant voice told me in Hindi...le lo, bilkul indian jaisa ha..with sugar inide....and I was so happy to see a helping Indian on the counter...More
And the buffet did look good enough to hmmm eat !! But what caught my eye was a display card that said "Dosa Dhamaka" exhorting one to eat as much as one could and went on to describe an array of mouthwatering fillings for more than eight different kinds of dosas ........More dosas here