Saturday, 26 February 2011

Banana flowers: photos, cuisine suggestions

Banana flowers contain vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. It is considered to be health food and has been used for many centuries in different cuisines...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

A 100 years old school sustains the memory of Sree Moolam Thirunal Maharaja

Sixty-three years have passed since India attained Independence and the Native States and the Maharajas faded into history. But some of them are still remembered. One such king is Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma, the second last Maharaja of the former Travancore State.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Sleepytime Stories

At 9pm on most days I am likely to be eyeing the finish line of a long day - long, alas, usually in hours, not on things achieved. Make it 9pm on a frigid February weeknight in New York, and that likelihood turns into a certainty. And yet, there I was just yesterday, out in the West Village of Manhattan, my bedtime a distant prospect, bundled up against the arctic wind, trying to make sense of a crudely hand-drawn map.

Monday, 14 February 2011

A Medicinal Tree With Many Names And Great Uses

Tropical America was probably the original home of this tree. From there it spread to Philippines, South East Asia, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and to some other areas too.  It has so much of medicinal value and adds flavour to local cuisine....

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Is That Me?

Books unread,
Movies unwatched,
Songs unsung,
Prayers unsaid
Classes missed.

Why? read here....

Pakistan’s Stupid Demand To Involve A Third Party In Kashmir Dialogue

But why is it so? Simple. Even if India and Pakistan try to involve the common Kashmiris in the dialogue process, how can they go for the same? They cannot literally invite the mass of that region to participate in the dialogue process, right? Rather, the mass has to be represented by an appropriate entity. More

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Teacher is decisive in class

To read about my teacher, go here

Friday, 11 February 2011

New Arrival

....Thanks to the modern-day facilities we were getting an on-the-spot running commentary which made us feel we were also in the same frame. Not only that, within an hour of the baby’s arrival we got a picture of the newborn.... More here....

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Photo: Floating candles

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Post in 'Yathra"

Yathra’ is a travel magazine in Kerala. Recently they had a competition for their travel blog, online edition of Yathra, and they chose 2 of my posts too and published it in their travel blog. Someone else won the prize:)

Friday, 4 February 2011

The days when we used to get our paddy

At the end of each harvest season our share of paddy used to be delivered at home in bullock carts. The good fortune of witnessing the grand arrival of paddy grown in our own land is mine.  I vividly remember .... (read on..)

Fill up and feel the difference

The developing countries are using up more oil than before. That goes for wine as well. Last year, for Bordeaux wines China became the biggest export market displacing Britain. If the Chinese like red wine with Coca-cola, that’s their business. The wine makers keep their mouth shut and sell more bottles. The art of wine drinking is not easy to come by...

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Plain Hypocrites: That Is All That Can Be Said About The People Of Jammu & Kashmir

Nobody is supporting the killings of innocent civilians in Kashmir by Indian security personnel. Such incidents are undoubtedly despicable. But what is very strange is that while the people of Jammu & Kashmir are so enthusiastic about expressing their anger over the alleged killings of innocent civilians by the Indian security personnel, they never utter a single word when such killings are conducted by terrorists. On such occasions not a single voice is heard, neither from the separatist leaders nor from the common people of Jammu & Kashmir. More

The Posco Clearance By The UPA Government – Why Are You Now Silent, Ms. Mamata Banerjee?

However, personally I feel that if the POSCO project has really brought into the “limelight” the hypocrisy of a person, then that person is nobody else but Ms. Mamata Banerjee. More