Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar dam is built across the Karamanathodu River, which is a tributary of the Kabini River. The dam situated at the foot of Banasura hill in Wayanad District of Kerala was started in 1979 to … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Cheesy Onion Toast

A very tasty treat for kids in the evening. Cuisine: American - Continental Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: Few slices of Bread 1 Carrot 1 Onions 1 Cup finely chopped … [Read More...]

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Guava Golgappa Shots

This is a variation of the traditional Golgappa or Pani Puri. The pani is prepared using Guava juice! Time Required: 40 Minutes Ingredients: 10 Golgappa Poori Tiny Glasses to serve For … [Read More...]

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Pudina Tomato Chutney

Chutney prepared using Mint leaves and Tomato Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 2 bunches Pudina Ki Patte/Mint leaves 1 Tomato 1" Ginger 5 – 6 Green Chilies 1” piece Tamarind Salt … [Read More...]

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Spring Onion Cheese Paratha

Spring Onion Cheese Paratha is Indian bread stuffed with Spring Onion and Mozzarella cheese. Time Required: 20 Minutes Makes: 4 Ingredients: 1½ Cups of Wheat Flour 1 Cup Spring Onion … [Read More...]

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Hot Chocolate Fudge

It is hard to resist hot chocolate fudge! And it is so easy to prepare it. Without much ado here is the recipe. Who can resist hot chocolate fudge! Can you? Time Required: 10 Minutes … [Read More...]

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Alu Parwal

A side dish prepared using Potatoes and Pointed gourd. Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Potatoes, Peeled and Diced 4 Parwal / Pointed Gourd 2 Tomatoes, Chopped finely 1 Onion, … [Read More...]

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Mysore Pak

This rich sweet dish is popular in the regions of Mysore.  This is prepared using Clarified Butter/Ghee and Gram Flour. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Kadale Hittu/Besan/Gram … [Read More...]

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Alu Chaat Masala

Spicy and tangy Potatoes. Cuisine: North India Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 - 5 Potatoes 4 Green Chilies 1tbsp Ginger, Sliced 2tsp Chili Powder 3tbsp Oil 3 … [Read More...]

Travel

Manchinbele dam

Manchinbele Dam

Manchinbele dam or Manchanabele dam is situated 40 Kms from Bangalore in Manchinbele village, Magadi Taluk. The dam is built across Arkavathi River. When your expectations are at its lowest … [Read More...]

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Lotus Temple, New Delhi

The Baha’i house of worship known as Lotus temple was built in 1986 and is situated in Bahapur village in New Delhi. The temple with its unique architectural design and a complementing … [Read More...]

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Pokhran Fort, Rajasthan

Pokhran fort also known as Balagarh was built in the 14th century by Marwar Thakur, Rao Maldeo. Marwar Thakur Rao Maldeo was the chief of the Champawats, the clan of Rathores of the state of … [Read More...]

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Coorg

South Indian heroine Suhasini wearing  coorgi style saree and crooning the song “Madikeri sepoyi…” (Madikeri soldier) on mist covered hills of Madikeri / Coorg in the Kannada movie Muththina Hara is … [Read More...]

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Karwar

  The beach town of Karwar is situated in Uttara Kannada district 520 Km from Bangalore.  India’s greatest poet and noble prize winner Rabindranath Tagore in 1916 wrote “The sea beach of … [Read More...]

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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Sri Ranganatha is the presiding deity of the ancient temple at Srirangapattana. Picture1 - Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Islands “Thittu” means a small mount / rise. Ranganathittu means … [Read More...]

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Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island

Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island (popular name) is situated in Kerala, India Dweep means an island; it is a group of 7 islands on the tributaries of Kabini River flowing into the forests. It makes an … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Bicolor Persian Violet

Bicolor Persian Violet plant has names, which are as beautiful as the flowers in Kannada it is known as “Dodda Chirayutha” and in Marathi it is known as “Udi Chirayat”.  The formal botanical name is … [Read More...]

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Cannon Ball Tree

Drawing competitions would be held on the lawns of Cubbon Park, Mysore during Independence or Republic days when I was in school. There is one Cannon Ball tree in the Park and on these occasions, I … [Read More...]

Parijata Tree

Parijata Tree

I always dreamt of a garden space where a marble Gopala Krishna idol is installed below a Parijata tree. By dawn, the idol would be worshipped automatically by the falling fragrant … [Read More...]

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Phlox

Plant Summary: Phlox are one of the most preferred flowers to plant in pots and beds. The botanical name is Phlox paniculata and belongs to the family Polemoniaceae. They are also known as Garden … [Read More...]

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Pagoda Flower

Pagoda flower has a beautiful Tamil name Krishna Kireedam meaning the crown of Lord Krishna. The name is very apt for this flower. Plant Summary: Pagoda flower botanical name is Clerodendrum … [Read More...]

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Orchid Dendrobium Ovatum

The Dendrobium Ovatum orchid can be easily mistaken for Dendrobium Aqueum. The difference between the two is the Green center. Dendrobium Ovatum is also known as Green lipped dendrobium. The … [Read More...]

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Glory Lily

Plant Summary: The other common names of this exotic flower are Tiger Claw, Bachnag (Hindi), Agnisikhe (Kannada), Agnimukhi (Sanskrit). Because of the curious shape and colors of the petals of the … [Read More...]

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