India loves to pose – 17

India loves to pose series contains random pictures of people in different moods and gears captured during a moment in their story. I believe that behind every face lies a story. This lady had … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Nellikayi Chut

Gooseberry chutney that can be dried and stored for a long time. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 10 Gooseberries 10 – 12 Green Chilies 1” Ginger 1/2 tsp Hing / Asafoedita 1 tsp … [Read More...]

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Methi Paratha

Indian bread with Fenugreek leaves. Time Required: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 5 Cups Wheat Flour 2 Cups Fenugreek Leaves ½ Cup Coriander Leaves 1 Cup Curds/Yoghurt 1tbsp Green … [Read More...]

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Papitha Sabzi

A side dish prepared using Raw Papaya. This is a very common dish prepared in the kitchens of  Orissa and Bihar. Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 medium sized Raw … [Read More...]

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Kadai Capsicum Paneer

Cottage cheese cooked with Capsicum and Tomatoes, accented with coriander seeds and freshly pounded black peppercorns laced in creamy tomato gravy. Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: … [Read More...]

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Padavalakayi Beejada Raitha

This is a yoghur based dish, prepared using snake gourd seeds.  Long, long ago my grandmother's elder sister used to prepare this very often. My mother passed on this recipe to me! Time Required: … [Read More...]

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Bagala Bhath

A dish prepared using Vermicelli and Curds/Yogurt.  This is very popular in Andhra Pradesh and is very similar to Curd Rice.  In this dish instead of rice, vermicilli is used. Time Required: 20 … [Read More...]

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Mixed Fruit Chaat

Fruits tossed in spices. Ingredients: 1 Apple 1 Guava 1 Cup Pomegranate 1 Banana, (Use 3 Bananas if they are small) 1 Pear 1 Orange Pepper and Salt to taste 1 tsp Chaat Masala Juice of … [Read More...]

Kathal ki Subzi

Kathal Ki Sabzi

Kathal Ki Sabzi is a side dish prepared using raw Jackfruit. Cuisine: North India Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 … [Read More...]

Travel

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Shri Mangeshi Temple, Goa

The drive to Mangeshi Temple is beautiful as the road winds into the lush green Western Ghats hills. The temple is situated in Priol, Goa. Before the invasion of Portuguese, the temple was situated on … [Read More...]

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Hogenakkal Waterfalls

Hogenakkal in Kannada means Smoking rocks, but the name that is apt for this place is Yennekal meaning Oily rocks. This place is best avoided by one and all and it is a failure and shame on the … [Read More...]

Shetty Kere - Mysore

Shetty Kere – Mysore

On the Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, a small lake known as Shetty Kere attracts a lot of bird life. Though Lake Dalvoy next to this lake is 10 times bigger, it does not attract any birds … [Read More...]

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Lake Palace, Udaipur

The most striking and beautiful architectural wonder in the world is the Lake Palace situated in Udaipur. Visitors cannot take their eyes of this beautiful pure white palace gleaming in the middle of … [Read More...]

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

A ride on one the heritage mountain railways transports you back to an era gone by. Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Ooty was built by the British in 1908. It was operated by then Madras Railway, … [Read More...]

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Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer

Haveli or Bungalows of the by gone era in Rajasthan are as big and beautiful as the palaces. Patwon Ki Haveli is the biggest Haveli in Rajasthan and is situated in Jaisalmer near the Patwa … [Read More...]

Pajaka Kshetra

Pajaka Kshethra

Sri Hanuma Bheema Madhwa! The champion of the Dwaitha philosophy Sri Madhwacharya was born in Pajaka Kshetra located in Udupi district. Sri Madhvacharya is the incarnation of Bheema, one of the … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Candle Bush

Picture of Candle Bush photographed in Masinagudi Plant Summary: Candle Bush adds an interesting character to the landscape with their waxy yellow spikes of flowers that bear a resemblance to … [Read More...]

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Re-Potting Plants

Re-potting of plants becomes essential when the plant outgrows the pot that it was growing in.  The pots that needs to be re-potted can be identified by observing the following: If water stands on … [Read More...]

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Bilva Tree

Tridalam Trigunakaram| Trinetrancha Triyaayudham| Trijanma Paapa Samharam| Eka Bilvam Shivarpanam|| The meaning of this above shloka/chanting in Sanskrit means offering of a bilvapatra (i.e., … [Read More...]

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Tips for growing Orchids

Orchids are slow groiwng pernnial herbs and their cultivation is simple as compared to other plants since their requirements are minimum for optimum growth.  It is generally believed out of experience … [Read More...]

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Red Passion Flower

I came across this vine in Lalbagh, Bangalore climbing up the nursery mesh with Red flowers. Red Passion Flower is very similar to the Purple Passion flower and belongs to the same family … [Read More...]

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