Earth Today 2nd April 13

Earth Today

2nd April 2013

Food for thought: “Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (02/27/1807 – 03/24/1882) US writer


Fact of the day: “The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. Just four phone calls cal reveal your identity – Click Here [Courtesy: Prasenjit S]

2. Weird facts about food we love – Click Here

3. Behind the veil; a rare look inside North Korea – Click Here

4. Airline Fat Tax? – Click Here

5. The “Hello Kitty” riot – Click Here

6. Eulogy to a brave soldier – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

Guadalcanal, 1942 – Click Here [Warning!! Graphic Images]

Movie at a glance

Kiss me Kate (1953)

 

Based on a Broadway musical by the same name, ‘Kiss me Kate’ is, as expected, a musical. It is based on ‘Taming of the shrew’ by William Shakespeare.

 

Hollywood has been traditionally the abode for great story tellers. Such is the case here. This is the story of a couple of actors in Broadway who are performing the Shakespearean play in the theatre. While they are doing it, their lives are actually in the same entwined situation. While the play goes on, their lives interact between acts with gamblers, criminals, their own issues, and many faux pa’s, which makes the movie one of the most entertaining to watch.

 

Get hold of a print and enjoy.

 
Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

The magic of Morocco – Click Here


Health and well being

Why can’t I lose weight despite exercising?  – Click Here

Person of the day

Bobby Driscoll – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

PANEER KEBABS WITH CHILLI SAUCE

Paneer Kebabs With Chilli Sauce is spicy and yummy recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Paneer Kebabs With Chilli Sauce by following this easy recipe.

   
Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 15 Min
Cooking Time: 30 Min Difficulty: Easy
Recipe Type: Veg.    
 
Ingredients:
 
• 300 g Paneer Cubes (Cottage Cheese) 
• 1 clove Garlic (crushed) 
• 1/2 tsp Ginger (paste) 
• 1 Green Pepper (chopped) 
• 1 Red Pepper (chopped) 
• 1 cup Rice (cooked) 
• 2 tbsp Oil 
• Salt to taste

For Chili Sauce 
• 1/2 tsp red Chilies (ground) 
• 1 tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped) 
• 1 tsp green Chilies (chopped) 
• 2 cloves Garlic (crushed) 
• 2 tsp Corn Flour 
• 3/4 cup Water 
• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice 
• 1 tsp Oil 
• 1 tbsp Sugar 
• Salt to taste 

 
How to make Paneer Kebabs with Chilli Sauce:
Mix paneer, ginger, garlic and salt in a bowl. Marinate it for 15-20 minutes.
Alternately arrange paneer, red pepper and green pepper on the skewers.
Brush them with oil and grill until they turn golden brown from all sides.
Serve on rice, with the chili sauce.

For Chilli Sauce

Grind red chilies, green chilies, garlic, coriander leaves, lemon juice and sugar.
Heat oil in a pan, add the chili mixture and cook it for few seconds.
Mix the corn flour into water and stir this into chili mixture.
Add the salt and cook the sauce till it becomes thick.
Remove from heat and serve with the paneer kebabs.
   
Suggestions:
Serve it with plain rice and chilli sauce.

Non Vegetarian

CHICKEN DO PYAZA RECIPE

Chicken Do Pyaza is a tasty, delectable chicken dish that never fails to impress foodies. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Do Pyaza by following this easy recipe.

   
Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 15 Min
Cooking Time: 30 Min Difficulty: Average
Rating: 5.3 Recipe Type: Non Veg.
 
Ingredients:  
• 1 kg Chicken 
• 1/2 kg Onions (cut into rings) 
• 250 g Yogurt 
• 2 tsp Chilli Powder 
• 25 g whole Garam Masala 
• 2 tsp Salt 
• 1 tsp Turmeric (Haldi) 
• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder 
• 1 tsp Coriander Powder 
• 250 g Tomato Puree 
• 250 g Oil 
• 4 Eggs (boiled) 
 
   
How to make Chicken Do Pyaza:  
Heat oil in a wok (kadhai) and add whole garam masala to it.
On a grinder, take the yogurt, fried onions, blend it together and add into the kadhai.
Add, ginger-garlic paste to the mixture and garam masala and cook for a while.
Add, the remaining spices, mix well, and allow it to stand for some time.
Then, add tomato puree and water and bring the gravy to a boil.
Add the chicken to the gravy, and cook for 10 minutes, till soft.
Before you turn off the heat, add the eggs, and the sliced onions and bring the dish to boil.
Serve hot.
 


Comics of the day

Humoresque

It was early morning at the military camp at Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, and the newly promoted sergeant was calling out names for the daily work parties listed on a piece of paper:

‘Smith?’ ‘Here.’ 
‘Williams?’ ‘Here.’ 
‘Jones?’ ‘Here.’ 
‘Edwards?’ ‘Here.’ 
‘Seeback?’
No answer.

‘Seeback?’
No answer was heard again.

‘SEEBACK?’

The troops remained totally silent. At that point, someone whispered into the new sergeant’s ear. He looked again at what the last name really said, quickly turned over the list and continued calling the names printed on the other side.

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Just having passed the enlistment physical, Terry, was asked by the doctor, ‘Why do you want to join the Navy, son?’

‘My father said it’d be a good idea, sir,’ Terry murmured.

‘Oh! And what does your father do?’ rejoined the doctor.

‘He’s in the Army, sir.’

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Question: How could a cricket hat-trick span 3 overs?
Answer
Over 1, last ball the bowler gets the 9th batsman out
Over 2, first ball bowler dismisses the 10th batsman.

Second innings!
The same bowler takes a wicket with his first ball.

Have a Nice Day

Earth Today 26th Mar 2013

Earth Today

26th March 2013

Food for thought: “Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.” Karl Wallenda (01/21/1905 – 03/22/1978) Austro-Hungarian aerialist


Editor’s note: Holidays are coming up, and ETD will take a short break. The next issue will be on the 2nd of April. Enjoy the holidays . . . .

Fact of the day: “A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. Slavery’s comeback – Click Here [Courtesy: Subarno B]

2. Do sexually attractive flight attendants really sell seats? – Click Here

3. Children should be allowed to get bored – Click Here

4. The fastest smart phone in the world? – Click Here

5. In 1998, Sony accidentally sold cameras that could see through your clothes! – Click Here

6. Presenting the Presentation Tube! – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

WWII; After the war – Click Here

Movie at a glance

The Dreamers (2003)

An American student is studying in Paris, during the 1968 student unrests. He makes friends with a French brother and sister. Slowly, he is introduced into their lives, and in a disturbing triangle of love, sensuality and erotic existence, becomes willingly a third arm to an incestuous triangle of romance.

A highly controversial movie, Bernardo Bertolucci has always created masterpieces which shake the viewer’s foundation. This is no exception, and the intrigue, the politics, the intellectual world of cinema in the 60’s, will keep you in your seats.

Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

Surviving in an Igloo – Click Here


Health and well being

Couple loses 500 pounds in 2 years – Click Here

Person of the day

Kurosawa – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Mango Rice
Recipe Type: Veg.
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
1 cup Raw Rice
1-1/2 cups Grated Green Mango
6 to 8 Green Chillies (small-sized and cut lengthwise)
1/4 cup Cashews-Peanuts combined
1 tbsp Chana Dal (soaked in water for 30 min)
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
10 Curry Leaves
2-3 Dried Red Chilli
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
A pinch of Asafetida
Salt to taste
Cooking Instructions:
Peel the skin and grate the unripe mango.
Cook the rice so that each grain remains separated.
In a skillet, heat peanut oil or ghee.
Add cashews, peanuts, presoaked chana dal, green chillies, curry leaves, dried red chilli, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds.
Roast them until pale golden in color.
Sprinkle turmeric powder and asafetida.
Stir to mix and sauté for another two minutes.
Add the grated mango to the pan, stir properly and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat , add salt and mix it thoroughly with the cooked rice.
Mango rice is ready. Serve hot.

Non Vegetarian

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Serves: 1
Recipe Type: Non Veg.
Calories Per Serving: 569
Preparation Time: 5 M
Cooking Time: 2 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
6 frozen Chicken Nuggets
2 tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 Hamburger Bun (split)
1 slice Cheese
1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (grated)
Cooking Instructions:
Place the chicken nuggets on a microwave-safe plate.
Cook the nuggets in the microwave for about 2 minutes till they are hot in the middle.
Apply tomato sauce on both the sides of the split hamburger bun.
Cover one side with the cheese slice.
Arrange the chicken nuggets on the cheese.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of the nuggets.
Place the other half of the bun and press firmly to hold the sandwich.


Comics of the day

Humoresque

Man 1: After buying this new hearing aid, I am able to hear something two blocks away.
Man 2: Cool, how much did it cost?
Man 1: The time is three past ten.

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Lady 1: My son is very well behaved.
Lady 2: How can you say that? Wasn’t he arrested and imprisoned for 5 years.
Lady 1: Yes, but he got out after 2 years for good behavior inside the jail.

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Doctor to a rich man: Do you prefer a local anesthesia?
Rich man: I would rather prefer an imported one.

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Employee: I got to have salary increment. Three other companies are after me.
Boss: Really? Which are the three companies?
Employee: The electric company, the telephone company and the gas company.

Have a Nice Day

Earth Today 14th Mar 2013

Earth Today

14th March 2013

Food for thought: “The same dress is indecent ten years before its time; daring one year before its time; chic (contemporarily seductive) in its time; dowdy five years after its time; hideous twenty years after its time; amusing thirty years after its time; romantic one hundred years after its time; beautiful one hundred and fifty years after its time.” James Laver (03/14/1899 – 06/03/1975) English fashion designer, critic


Editor’s Note: No ETD on the 15th of March. The next issue on the 18th of March 2013

Fact of the day: “Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. What to do when you have to work with someone you don’t like – Click Here [Courtesy: Ramin JT]

2. Meet Violet Jessop; the woman who survived Titanic, and two others – Click Here

3. Litigation against God dismissed as papers could not be delivered – Click Here

4. Hitler assassination plotter dies – Click Here

5. Did you know about this unit of measurement? – Click Here

6. The dirty little secret of project management – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

Great inventions by women – Click Here

Movie at a glance

Die hard with a vengeance (1995)

The city of NY is on siege. An unknown terrorist is exploding bombs, killing people without any compunction. At the same time, this terrorist who identifies himself as Simon, wants Lt John McClane to be part of an elaborate chase of clues at different parts of the city in order to locate and diffuse a bomb that has been supposedly placed in one of the many schools in the city. John, the hero who foiled attempts by big bad boys in LA and Washington, today is a washed up imitation of his self years ago. He is almost a full blown alcoholic, with his life in pieces. He teams up with an unlikely partner, a locksmith from Harlem. The duo race against time to counter the threat, and to unravel the clues that would lead them to Simon.

Not bad, not bad at all to watch.

 
Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

Escaping from it all in North Zambia – Click Here


Health and well being

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Click Here

Person of the day

Albert – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Butter Paneer
Serves: 4
Recipe Type: Veg.
Calories Per Serving: 265.3
Preparation Time: 10 M
Cooking Time: 20 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:  
15 of Paneer Cubes (pieces)
40g Butter
1Cinnamon Stick (piece)
1/2 Onion, (medium)( thinly sliced)
4 Garlic (cloves)
1 Ginger (small piece)
2 Red Chillies
2 Tomatoes, (roughly chopped) (medium)
Salt to taste
3 tbsps Yogurt
2 tbsps Coriander (chopped)
Oil

List A:
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
2 tbsp Water

 
   
Cooking Instructions:
Mix the ingredients in list A together in a small bowl to get a smooth paste.
Heat, 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add onions in to it and fry until brown.
Blend fried onions, garlic, ginger, red chillies and 1 tbsp water in a food processor, to a fine paste. Keep it a side.
Blend chopped tomatoes in a food processor. Keep it a side.
Heat non-stick pan or pot and melt butter over low heat.
Add cinnamon stick. When fragrant, turn heat to medium.
Add the paste (garlic-fried onions-ginger-chillies paste) from step 3 and fry until the raw smell goes.
Add the smooth paste (spices paste) from step 1 to the pan. Cook for 30 seconds.
Add the “blended tomatoes” and stir it well
Cover and cook over medium heat until raw smell goes.
Add 1/2 cup of water and mix.
Add paneer pieces and yogurt.
Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
Add chopped coriander and mix. Serve!
   
Suggestions:
serve hot

Non Vegetarian

Dry Chicken Curry
Serves: 4
Recipe Type: Non Veg.
Preparation Time: 15 M
Cooking Time: 30 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:  
1 kg Chicken
2 tsp grated Coconut
2 tsp Coriander Seeds
4 Cinnamon
6 Cloves
3 Onions
2 Onions (sliced)
12 Garlic Cloves
1 inch piece of Ginger
10 dry Red Chilies
Handful of Coriander Leaves
3 Tomatoes (chopped)
4 tbsp Ghee
Salt (to taste)
 
   
Cooking Instructions:
Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan and fry grated coconut until brown.
Combine fried coconut, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, onions, garlic, ginger, red chilies, and coriander leaves in a food processor. Grind into a fine paste.
Take out the mixture and pour some water into the grinder. Reserve the water.
Heat the remaining ghee in a large saucepan and fry sliced onions until brown.
Mix in chicken pieces, tomatoes, and salt. Cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
Stir in the grounded spices with the reserved water and cook till the gravy completely dries out and meat turns soft.
Serve hot.


Comics of the day

Humoresque

Signs of a bad economy . . . .

I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

I saw a Mormon with only one wife.

I bought a toaster oven and my free gift was a bank.

Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.

Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore.

A picture is now only worth 200 words.

They renamed Wall Street ” Wal-Mart Street.”

When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.

The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.

I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan , and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck…
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After trying a new shampoo for the first time, a guy fired off an enthusiastic letter of approval to the manufacturer.

Several weeks later, he came home from work to a large carton in the middle of the floor. Inside were free samples of the many products the company produced: soaps, detergents, toothpaste, and paper items.

“Well, what do you think?” his wife asked, smiling.

“Next time,” he replied, “I’m writing to General Motors!”

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An old man is sitting on a park bench crying his eyes out. A young jogger comes by and asks him what is the matter.

The old man says, “I’m a multimillionaire. I have a great big house and the fastest car in the world, and I just married a beautiful blonde bombshell.”

The young jogger says, “Man, you have everything I have ever dreamed for in my life. What could be so wrong in your life that you are sitting here in the park crying?”

The old man says, “I can’t remember where I live.”

Have a Nice Day

Earth Today 5th Feb 2013

Earth Today

5th February 2013

Food for thought: “You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look.” Sir Seymour Hicks (01/30/1871 – 04/06/1949) English actor


Fact of the day: “The sentence ‘the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every Letter in the English language” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. Coca Cola churning out women retailers in rural India – Click Here [Courtesy: Bhasker S]

2. Surfer rides the world’s biggest wave – Click Here

3. Homing pigeon Bermuda Triangle explained – Click Here

4. Bigfoot may exist after all – Click Here

5. Another funny bone, another Bollywood flick – Click Here

6. New letters in the life of Gandhi sheds light on his personal life – Click Here
7. Deadly Kitty – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

Life with guns, 1956 – Click Here

Movie at a glance

Live and Let Die (1973)

Three British intelligence agents are murdered by unknown assailants in quick   succession. 007 is put into the case fast, with top priority. Clues lead him   in the dark underworld of Harlem, where it seemed that there is a kingpin   called Mr. Big, calling the shots. Little does Bond have any idea that his   chase has just begun, and his trail will lead him into the hands of a devious   villain, who of course is hell bent on killing not just him, but many others,   with panache and no compunction.

 

Starring Roger Moore and Jane Seymour, Live and Let Die is   vintage Bond, to be enjoyed and kept in your memory vault, ruminated once   every 2-3 years.

Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

The most remote islands in the world – Click Here


Health and well being

You don’t really need a gym – Click Here

Person of the day

MKG – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Cream     Of Lettuce Soup
Recipe Type: Veg.
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
2 cups Water
2 cups Milk
½ Onion (sliced)
1 tbsp Cornstarch
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 bunch of Lettuce
3 tbsp Cold Water
Cooking Instructions:
Clean the lettuce and chop     it finely.
Heat a pan with 2 cups of water. Add the chopped lettuce to this.
Now put the onions, sugar and salt and mix well.
Cook on low heat for around 20 minutes.
Take a separate pan and boil milk in it.
Mix the cornstarch with cold water and add to the boiling milk.
Keep stirring and cook until the milk becomes slightly thick.
Now add the cooked lettuce and mix well. Add butter and then remove from     the stove.
Season it according to your taste before serving.

Non Vegetarian

Chicken     Katsu
Recipe Type: Non Veg.
Preparation Time: 15 M
Cooking Time: 20 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
4 Chicken Breast Halves     (skinless, boneless)
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
1 Egg (beaten)
1 cup Bread Crumbs
Oil (for frying)
Cooking Instructions:
Flatten the chicken breasts to     ½-inch thickness.
Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
Roll the chicken into flour, and dip into the beaten egg. Lastly, coat into     bread crumbs nicely.
Heat oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat and fry the chicken, until     golden brown on all sides.


Comics of the day

Humoresque

“Doctor, it’s been one month since my last visit & I still feel miserable.”
“Did you follow the instructions on the medicine I gave you?”
“I sure did, the bottle said ‘Keep tightly closed’.”

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A psychiatrist was trying to comfort a new patient who was terribly upset.
“You see, Doc,” the patient explained, “my problem is that I like shoes much better than I like boots.”
“Why, that’s no problem,” answered the doctor. “Most people like shoes better than boots.”
The patient was elated, “That’s neat, Doc. How do you like them, fried or scrambled?”

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An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings on display at that time.
“I have good news and bad news,” the owner replied.
“The good news is that a gentleman enquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death.”
“When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings.”
“That’s wonderful,” the artist exclaimed.
“What’s the bad news?”
“The guy was your doctor…”

Have a Nice Day

Earth Today 30th Jan 2013

Earth Today

30th January 2013

Food for thought: You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus


Fact of the day: “’Bookkeeper’ is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. India’s booming land values spark family feuds – Click Here [Courtesy: Bhasker S]

2. Dutch crown prince red faced after toilet stunt – Click Here

3. 200 years of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – Click Here

4. If you are feeling hungry today, we have an option for you here – Click Here

5. ‘Great Escape’ of a different kind altogether – Click Here

6. Star Trek tractor beams become a reality – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

Early stars of the space race – Click Here

Movie at a glance

Moby Dick (1956)

 

Director John Houston’s version of the classic American novel by   Herman Melville.

 

A whaling skipper’s obsession to hunt down a great white whale   that maimed him, Captain Ahab uses his command as an excuse, to chase Moby   Dick around the four seas, battling rough weather, cruel seas and a mutinies   by his crew until he finally catches up with this prey. Moby Dick is an   outstanding adaption of the novel that is considered as a literary marvel.

 

The movie is known for its unforgettable casting, action,   dialogues , whale hunting scenes and features Gregory Peck in one of his most   memorable roles as the one legged, riddling Caption Ahab.

[Courtesy: Janardhan C]

Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

Bruges – Click Here


Health and well being

Does BMI need fixing? – Click Here

Person of the day

Coleridge – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Baby     Corn Manchurian
Recipe Type: Veg.
Difficulty: Average
Ingredients:

15-20 Baby corn
5 tsp Rice flour
15 tsp Corn flour
2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1-2 tsp Chili-garlic sauce
1 tsp Soya sauce
2 tbsp Cashew peanut powder
2 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, washed and chopped, for garnishing
2 Medium onions, finely chopped
4 Green chilies, washed and chopped
2 Garlic cloves, washed, peeled and finely chopped
Tomato sauce, as required
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste
Cooking Instructions:
Boil baby corns in a little     salty water.
Take a bowl and mix corn flour, rice flour, tomato sauce, ginger-garlic     paste, a little salt and the parboiled baby corns.
Pour oil in a pan and heat it.
Now fry the baby corns.
Remove them from the pan and drain out excess oil on clean paper towels.
Pour 3 tbsp oil in a pan and heat it.
Add onions, green chillies and garlic, sauté until golden brown.
Add the deep-fried baby corns, soya sauce, tomato sauce, chilli-garlic     sauce and salt to it.
Fry for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
Garnish Baby corn Manchurian with cashew-peanut powder and coriander     leaves.

Non Vegetarian

Chinese     Hot Chicken
Recipe Type: Non Veg.
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
4 tbsp Oil
1 Spring Onion
2 Hot Peppers
1 tbsp Ginger (shredded)
1 tbsp Rice Wine
2 tbsp Light soy sauce
900 gms Chicken
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Wine Vinegar
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Anise Pepper
1 tbsp Cornstarch
Cooking Instructions:
Marinate the chicken pieces for     15-20 minutes in the ginger, rice wine, soy sauce mixture prepared in a     bowl.
Cut spring onion and hot peppers diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
Mix chicken broth, soy sauce, wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper with     the anise pepper powder.
Heat oil in a wok, adds the spring onion, and stir fry several times.
Add chicken pieces along with the marinade to the wok and stir-fry for 1-2     minutes more. Add chicken broth mixture, mix well.
Cook over low heat until chicken pieces are tender.
Add cornstarch to thicken. Serve.


Comics of the day

Humoresque

A wife went to the police station with her next-door neighbor to report that her husband was missing. The policeman asked for a description. She said, “He’s 35 years old, 6 foot 4, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken, and is good to the children.”

The next-door neighbor protested, “Your husband is 5 foot 4, chubby, bald, has a big mouth, and is mean to your children.” The wife replied, “Yes, but who wants HIM back?”

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A defending attorney was cross examining a coroner. The attorney asks, “Before you signed the death certificate had you taken the man’s pulse?”
The coroner says, “No.”
The attorney then asks, “Did you listen for a heart beat?”
“No.”
“Did you check for breathing?”
“No.”
“So when you signed the death certificate you had not taken any steps to make sure the man was dead, had you?” The coroner, now tired of the brow beating says, “Well, let me put it this way. The man’s brain was sitting in a jar on my desk, but for all I know he could be out there practicing law somewhere.”

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A man was playing around one Saturday morning and chipped a tooth, so he went to a dentist to get it fixed. After waiting quite a while he got in and got his tooth fixed. When the dentist was almost done, he asks to the man,
“Would you do me a favor, please?, I’ll take $20 off your bill if you do.” The man shrugs and figures why not.
The dentist says “Just scream like you’re in extreme pain?”
The man is a little confused and asks “Sure, but why, it wasn’t that bad?”
The dentist says “There are about 10 people in the waiting room and I don’t want to miss the big game this afternoon.”
Have a Nice Day

Earth Today 29th Jan 2013

Earth Today

29th January 2013

Food for thought: “I like liquor—its taste and its effects—and that is just the reason why I never drink it.” “Stonewall” Jackson (01/21/1824 – 05/10/1863) US Civil War General


Fact of the day: “Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. DNA based data storage; the new frontier in technology that is already here – Click Here

2. Is recruiting via Facebook possible? – Click Here [Courtesy: Subarno B]

3. A Mum’s invention – Click Here [Courtesy: Subarno B]

4. Chinese firm offers ‘Rent a boyfriend’ service – Click Here [Courtesy: Subarno B]

5. Hastinapur, the city of wisdom, Argentina – Click Here [Courtesy: Abhay G]

6. Drive through Burger King funeral – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

The most astonishing news photos in the world – Click Here [Courtesy: Subarno B] [Editor’s warning: Very graphic images depicting what we are as the dominant species in this planet]
Remembering the holocaust – Click Here

Movie at a glance

633 Squadron (1964)

WWII. The Germans are secretly building factories to mass produce bombs of   mass destruction in captured territories. The first one deemed to start   shipping out their deadly produce is in occupied Norway, deep inside the   fjords, and unapproachable by normal means. The allied forces in England with   the help of secret intelligence from the Norwegian resistance, plan an aerial   offensive aimed to destroy this plant. For the mission, the 633rd   Squadron is selected for its past record.

 

Typical of many movies made during the 60’s which harp on the   strong plot lines of WWII history, 633 Squadron makes good use of its base.   While the acting is nothing special, and the plot is predictable, the movie   has definite good moments in its stunts and aerial combat scenes. Overall   too, it is an entertaining movie to watch and enjoy.

Check Wikipedia   for more information on the movie.


Travel

Coolest small towns in Europe – Click Here [Courtesy: Subarno B]


Health and well being

Top Shape – Up apps – Click Here

Person of the day

Lenin – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Onion     Potato Sandwich
Serves: 4
Recipe Type: Veg.
Preparation Time: 15 M
Cooking Time: 30 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
2 Potatoes
3/4 cup Spring Onions (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp green Chilly paste
1/2 tsp Soya sauce
1/2 cup Cheese
6 slice White Bread
Butter as required
Salt to taste
Cooking Instructions:
Boil the potatoes, peel them     and mash them well.
Mix spring onions, ginger, garlic, green chili, cheese, soya sauce and     salt.
Spread butter on one side of the bread. Stuff the bread slices with mixture     of potato and spring onions.
Grill it in sandwich maker or heat it directly on the skillet.
Suggestions:
Serve it with tomato sauce     or chutney.

Non Vegetarian

Egg     Sandwich
Recipe Type: Non Veg.
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:

2 Slices dark rye bread,     toasted
1 Large hard-boiled egg
1 tbsp Green onion, chopped
2 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Celery, chopped
1 Leaf of lettuce
Pepper and salt to taste
Cooking Instructions:
Peel and chop the hard     hard-boiled egg.
Combine together the egg, mayonnaise, onion and celery, mix well.
Add salt and pepper to it.
Spread the egg mixture on the rye bread, add lettuce to it.
Cut it in half and serve.


Comics of the day

Humoresque

A husband and wife were chatting with friends when the subject of marriage counseling was raised.
The husband said:
“Oh, we’ll never need that. My wife and I have a great relationship. She has a communications degree and I have a degree in theatre arts. She communicates really well and I just act like I’m listening.”

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SCENE: It’s a fine sunny day in the forest & a rabbit is sitting outside his burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox, out for a walk.

FOX: “What are you working on?”
RABBIT: “My thesis.”
FOX: “Hmm. What’s it about?”
RABBIT: “Oh, I’m writing about how rabbits eat foxes.” (incredulous pause)
FOX: “That’s ridiculous! Any fool knows that rabbits don’t eat foxes.”
RABBIT: “Sure they do, and I can prove it. Come with me.”

They both disappear into the rabbit’s burrow. After a few minutes, the rabbit returns, alone, to his typewriter & resumes typing. Soon, a wolf comes along & stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.

WOLF: “What’s that you’re writing?”
RABBIT: “I’m doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves.” (loud guffaws)

WOLF: “You don’t expect to get such rubbish published, do you?”
RABBIT: “No problem. Do you want to see why?”

The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow & again the rabbit returns by himself, after a few minutes & goes back to typing.

SCENE: Inside the rabbit’s burrow. In one corner, there is a pile of fox bones. In another corner, a pile of wolf bones. On the other side of the room a huge lion is belching & picking his teeth.

(The End)

MORAL: It doesn’t matter what you choose for a thesis subject. It doesn’t matter what you use for data. What does matter is who you have for a thesis advisor.
Have a Nice Day

Earth Today – 19th November 2012

Food for thought: “Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition.” Eliza Wood Burhans Farnham (11/17/1815 – 12/15/1864) US social reformer


Fact of the day: “Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. Cash with strings – Click Here [Courtesy: Bhasker S]

2. The deserted island that inspired a Bond villain – Click Here

3. How drones are helping the wine industry – Click Here

4. Nerds, the rulers of today’s world – Click Here

5. The ‘Good Deed’ Giraffe – Click Here

6. World’s biggest liar 2012 – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

The dogs of war – Click Here

Movie at a glance

Mouse Hunt (1997)

two brothers inherit an old mansion and a string factory when their father   passes away. The brothers visit the mansion and decide to make it their home.   They find out, however that they have a resident in the building, a small   mouse. The brothers decide to get rid of the mouse. What seems to be an   apparent small time domestic problem to do this turns into an issue of   gargantuan proportions. The mouse proves to be more intelligent than they   gave it credit for, in fact it seems that it has the upper hand always. Now   it becomes a fight to determine whether they live or the mouse, and the   latter seems to be winning.

A funny movie with nothing to ruminate on.   Enjoyable for the whole family, without breaks though.

Check Wikipedia   for more information on the movie.


Travel

Journeys you’ll never forget – Click Here


Health and well being

When a headache really is a brain tumour – Click Here

Person of the day

Montgomery – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Aloo     Pakora
Recipe       Type: Veg.
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:

6 Large potatoes
2 Cups besan (gram flour)
1 Cup water
4 Cups oil
2 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Mango powder
Salt to taste
Cooking Instructions:
Wash potatoes and cut it into thin     slices.
Add water to besan and make a batter of thick consistency.
Add red chilli powder, mango powder.
Blend it well.
Heat the oil.
Dip each piece of potato in batter.
Fry these potato pieces one by one till they turn golden brown.
Serve hot Aloo Pakora with tomato sauce.

Non Vegetarian

Tiramisu
Recipe       Type: Non       Veg.
Difficulty: Average
Ingredients:

1 Pound mascarpone cheese
6 Egg yolks
2 Packages ladyfinger cookies
3/4 Cup white sugar
2/3 Cup milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1-1/4 Cups heavy cream
1/4 Cup strong brewed coffee
2 tbsp Rum
1 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
Cooking Instructions:
In a medium saucepan, mix egg yolks and     sugar properly.
Whisk in milk and cook over medium flame until mixture boils.
Boil gently for about 1 minute.
Allow to cool slightly.
Cover tightly and place into refrigerator for an hour.
Beat cream with vanilla in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
Whip mascarpone into yolk mixture till soft.
In another bowl, mix coffee and rum.
Cut the ladyfingers lengthwise into two halves and drizzle with coffee     mixture.
Place half of soaked ladyfingers on the bottom of a 7×11 inch dish.
Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers followed by half of     whipped cream over that.
Repeat the layers and add cocoa.
Cover it and place into refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours or until set.


Comics of the day

Humoresque

A young couple were on their way to get married when they were killed in a car accident. When they got to heaven they asked St. Peter if they could see God. St. Peter said ” I think I can arrange that”. The next day the couple received a call to come before the throne. The Lord asked them what they wanted to see him for. They said ” We know this is heaven and we are glad to be here, but we would still like to get married”. The Lord said ” I’ll have to get back to you on that” and dismissed them from the throne room. Ten years later the Lord calls them back to his throne room and asked if they still wanted to get married. They said with great excitement ” Yes , we sure do”. The Lord said ” This preacher is going to marry you today”. They got married and left happy. A few months later they asked to see the Lord again and said ” We know this is heaven, but we cannot get along and we want a divorce”. The Lord said ” Now look it took me ten years to get a preacher up here , if you think I’m going to get a lawyer up here your crazy”.

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Great Truths from Small Children

No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.
When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back.
They always catch the second person.
Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.
Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.
Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac.
Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time.
School lunches stick to the wall.
You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
The best place to be when you are sad is in Grandma’s lap.
It’s hard to unlearn a bad word.
Ask Why until you understand.
It’s easier to see the mistakes on someone else’s paper.
A pencil without an eraser may as well just be a pen.
It’s only fun to play school when you’re the teacher.
Sometimes the best one in the play has the fewest lines.
Twelve is a lot older than eight.
Sometimes your best move is blocked by your own checkers.
Some nights it’s not worth fighting over who gets the top bunk.
Don’t expect your friends to be as excited about your “100″ as you are.
Don’t say that the “Last One is a Rotten Egg” unless you’re absolutely sure there’s a slow kid behind you.
If you don’t like the birthday girl, don’t go to the party.
Crawling still gets you there.
If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.
Your room gets smaller as you get bigger.
You can’t start over just because you’re losing the game When you’re dressed up like a princess, it’s easier to act like one.
If a tree had apples last year, don’t expect pears this year.
One drop of black paint from the brush clouds the whole cup of water.
You can’t be everyone’s best friend.
A snow day is more fun than a vacation day.
All libraries smell the same.
Say grace.
If you want someone to listen to you, whisper it.
Sometimes you have to take the test before you’ve finished studying.
Silence can be an answer.
Ask where things come from.
If you throw a ball at someone, they’ll probably throw it back.
Don’t nod on the phone.

Have a Nice Day

Earth Today 8th Nov 2012

Earth Today

8th November 2012

Food for thought: “My pet, the world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.” Margaret Mitchell (11/08/1900 – 08/16/1949) US writer (Gone With the Wind)


Fact of the day: ” There is an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of 200” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. The IPAD Mini review – Click Here

2. The challenges of change at the top – Click Here

3. Why India loves a good electrician – Click Here

4. The Bus Pub – Click Here

5. Armed robbery foiled by language barrier – Click Here

6. Why are we so mean to single people? – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

Gandhi; glimpses of a legend – Click Here

Movie at a glance

Rio (2011)

A baby blue Macaw is captured from the forests of Brazil by bird smugglers, and then he is put on a plane and exported to America. While in transit, the crate falls out in a small town, and a little girl rescues the cute little blue bird and adopts him as her pet. The two grow up together as great friends, and are living a happy, contented life. One day all these change, when a stranger arrives at the girl’s book shop, and tells her that Blu (The blue macaw) is the last male of his species, and he has to go to Brazil to mate with another captured female of the species to ensure continuity of their kind.

This is the basic surmise of the plot which starts the movie. It is colorful, the animation is superb, and the storyline is well told. Rio is a movie you will like, as will your kids.

Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

Mini guide to design in Stockholm – Click Here


Health and well being

30 foods under 40 calories – Click Here

Person of the day

Marie Curie – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Potatoes & Tomatoes

(Alu Tamatar)

 

This is a variation of the above combination- if you don’t have coriander powder at home, or wish to avoid the same, here’s a variation that is lighter in terms of spices.

Ingredients:
1/2 lbs. cooked potato cubes. Use either peeled or un-peeled potatoes according to your preference.

1/2 lbs. tomatoes, diced

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 tsp. salt or to taste, rock salt preferable

1 tsp. chilli powder (optional)

Cilantro/coriander leaves

1 tablespoon oil

Method:
Heat oil in a small non-stick frying pan (or skillet) and fry the cumin seeds for half a minute, before adding the potatoes and tomatoes, salt and turmeric and chilli powder.
Cook until done (about 10 minutes), add 1/2 cup warm water and simmer, and garnish with cilantro/coriander.
Note: The above combination of potatoes and spices can be used to stuff pitas/pocket breads/parathas.

I cook the potatoes in the microwave and finely slice them with a knife before cooking, so that I get a delicious mixture of mashed potatoes, tomatoes and spices at the end. After putting the mixture into wheat pocket bread originally meant for stuffed pitas, the result is a close approximation of the traditional “alu-paratha”.

Each stuffed pita can be warmed in the microwave for half a minute, and topped with a teaspoon of butter so that you have a sumptuous meal ready in minutes!

To make optimum use of your time, put the potatoes to cook in the microwave ( a total of four minutes, two minutes on each side after washing and pricking with a fork) or boil them (cut into cubes and add to boiling water until done), according to your preference. In the meantime, chop the tomatoes and the cilantro/coriander. As soon as the potatoes are ready, you can start cooking, and the whole process shouldn’t last for more than half an hour.

Non Vegetarian

Cashew Chicken
3 Chicken breasts, boned and skinned

1/2 lb. Chinese pea pods

1/2 lb. Mushrooms

4 Green onions

2 cups Bamboo shoots, drained

1 cup Chicken broth

1/4 cup Soy sauce

2 tb Corn starch

1/2 ts Sugar

1/2 ts Salt

4 tb Salad oil

1 pack Cashew nuts (about 4−oz)
Slice breasts horizontally into very thin slices and cut into inch squares.

Place on tray. Prepare vegetables, removing ends and strings from pea pods, slicing mushrooms, green part of onions, and the bamboo shoots.
Add to tray.

Mix soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Heat 1 tbls of oil in skillet over moderate heat, add all the nuts, and cook 1 min shaking the pan, toasting the nuts lightly.
Remove and reserve. Pour remaining oil in pan, fry chicken quickly, turning often until it looks opaque.
Lower heat to low. Add pea pods, mushrooms, and broth.
Cover and cook slowly for 2 mins.
Remove cover, add soy sauce mixture, bamboo shoots, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Simmer uncovered a bit more and add green onions and

nuts and serve immediately.


Comics of the day

Humoresque

In the beginning, God created the earth and rested.

Then God created Man and rested.

Then God created Woman.

Since then, neither God nor Man has rested.
[Disclaimer: Not the editor’s view. If you meet him, and are in a rage, remember, copying and pasting does not constitute a crime . . ]
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As the storm raged, the captain realized his ship was sinking fast.
He called out, “Anyone here know how to pray?”
One man stepped forward. “Aye, Captain, I know how to pray.”
“Good,” said the captain, “you pray while the rest of us put on our life jackets -we’re one short.”
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Father O’Malley answers the phone. “Hello, is this Father O’Malley?”

“It is”

“This is the IRS. Can you help us?”

“I can”

“Do you know a Ted Johnson?”

“I do”

“Is he a member of your congregation?”

“He is”

“Did he donate $10,000 to the church?”

“He will”.
Have a Nice Day

 

Earth Today 6th November 2012

Earth Today

6th November 2012

Food for thought:
“We flatter those we scarcely know,

We please the fleeting guest,

And deal full many a thoughtless blow

To those who love us best.”

 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(11/05/1850 – 10/30/1919) US writer


Fact of the day: ”There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. An amazing new perspective on photography – Click Here

2. The best inventions of 2012 – Click Here

3. The elephant who can speak Korean! – Click Here

4. Yet another promise of a smart phone battery breakthrough – Click Here

5. Psychics fail Halloween challenge – Click Here

6.Interactive quiz for all potential Jedi’s – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

Policewomen around the world – Click Here

Movie at a glance

Skyfall (2012)

While in a mission to retrieve stolen files which contain details of MI6 agents under cover in different terrorist organizations around the globe, 007 gets fatally shot, and plunges to his apparent death. Following these sequence of tragic events, it is found that an organization hitherto unknown is using the list to eliminate the agents identified by the lists one at a time. MI6 is at a loss, and M’s job and credibility is at stake. With Bond gone, there seems to be no way that MI6 can survive, unless, by some hand of fate, Bond comes back from dead and saves the day.

One of the best Bond movies I have seen. Amazing acting, photography, direction and plot.

Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

The Amazon; Trip of a lifetime – Click Here [Courtesy: Krishnan S]


Health and well being

Is PMS a myth? – Click Here

Person of the day

Bryan Adams – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Honey Butter Sandwich
Serves: 2
Recipe Type: Veg.
Preparation Time: 10 M
Cooking Time: 10 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Butter (softened)
1/2 cup Honey
4 slices toasted Bread
Cooking Instructions:
Take a small bowl; add butter and honey.
Beat it thoroughly until the desired consistency is attained.
Spread the prepared content on the slice of bread.
Roast it until the slices turn light brown.
Serve it immediately.

Non Vegetarian

Prawn Pulav
Recipe Type: Non Veg.
Difficulty: Average
Ingredients:
3 Cups prawns (chopped)
3 Cups rice
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
3 tsp Tandoori masala
2 Garlic flakes
1 Ginger
4 Chillies
1 Onion
4 Cloves
4 Peppercorns
2 Cardamoms
2 tbsp Chopped coriander
6 Cups water
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
Cooking Instructions:
Wash and clean the prawns.
Wash and clean the rice.
Grind garlic, ginger and chillies to make a paste.
Chop the onions.
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and tandoori masala to the cleaned prawns.
Mix it well.
Keep the mixture aside.
Heat the oil.
Add cloves, peppercorns and cardamoms.
Mix garlic ginger chilli paste.
Fry it and chopped onions.
Fry the onions till translucent.
Add washed rice and fry for few minutes.
Now add prawn mixture and fry for few minutes.
Pour 6 cups of water and cook till rice is properly cooked.
Adorn with chopped coriander leaves.


Comics of the day


Humoresque

A man woke up in the morning with a headache and saw a rose, an Aspirin, water and a note on the bed side table written on it: “Breakfast is on the table I am off to the store”.
When he went down stairs he saw his son and asked him what happened last night.
His son said “Well you came home drunk and when mom tried to kiss you, you yelled “Get off me lady I am married!”
Getting drunk: $65
Calling a cab when you’re too drunk: $21.50.
Saying the right things at the right time: Priceless.

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“How much for that oil painting?” asked a dealer.
“Two hundred and fifty dollars,” replied the artist. Dealer replies “I will give you twenty.”
Artist snapped back, “I should have to be starving to take that!”
“Ok then, I will wait” said the dealer
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A man’s wife was complaining to their friends about her husband who was spending all his free time in the bar. So this one night he decided to invite her along to the bar with him.
“What’ll you have?” he asked. “Oh, I don’t know. The same as you I suppose,” she replied.
So the husband ordered a couple of Jack Daniel’s and threw his down in one shot.
His wife watched in amazement, then took a sip from her glass. She immediately spat it out. “Yuck, that’s TERRIBLE!” she spluttered. “How you can drink this stuff!”
“Well, there you go,” said the husband. “And you think I’m out here enjoying myself every night!”

Have a Nice Day

Earth Today 5th November 2012

Earth Today

5th November 2012

Food for thought: “The press is a mill that grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread.” William C. Bryant (11/03/1794 – 06/12/1878) US writer


Fact of the day: ” Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.” [Courtesy: Ankit M]

Articles of the day

1. Top retirement destinations in India – Click Here [Courtesy: Sampath Vemula]

2. Cocaine distributed as Halloween Candy! – Click Here

3. The super model who stopped a nation – Click Here

4. The first star light of the Universe – Click Here

5. The oldest town in Europe identified – Click Here

6. Hurricane Sandy uproots tree and uncovers skeleton buried! One for the CSI cold cases . . . – Click Here

Astrology

Daily horoscope – Click Here


Fun stuff

Jumble; Crossword;


Photo Article of the day

The Brink of Oblivion: Inside Nazi-Occupied Poland, 1939-1940 – Click Here

Movie at a glance

A Few Good Men (1992)

Two US Marines are under trial for the murder of one of their fellow marines. The grounds for this act of crime seems to be murky. It happened at Guantanamo Cuba, and the defense attorney in this military trial for these accused Marines is an inexperienced lieutenant, who struggles to get to the bottom of the case, but at each step unravels things about the whole plot that leaves him shaken.

Starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore and a host of other stars, ‘A Few Good Men’ is a gripping military courtroom drama which you would surely enjoy.
[Courtesy: Sampath Vemula]

Check Wikipedia for more information on the movie.


Travel

Monster hunting in Europe – Click Here


Health and well being

Fast Yoga – Click Here

Person of the day

Bob Kane – Click Here


Recipes of the day

Vegetarian

Cauliflower & Mushroom Mix
Serves: 5
Recipe Type: Veg.
Preparation Time: 15 M
Cooking Time: 20 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
6 Water Chestnuts (quartered)
2 tbsp Soya Sauce
5 Mushrooms (sliced)
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Oil
1 medium Cauliflower (broken into flowerets)
Cooking Instructions:
In a medium bowl, cook cauliflower for about 25-30 minutes. Drain and set it aside.
Now heat oil; fry mushrooms till they turn light golden.
Pour little water and cook till they are done, toss in chestnuts and continue cooking.
Mix cauliflower (cooked), soya sauce, mushroom (cooked), and salt. Frequently stir till the content gets little thicker.
Enjoy hot.

Non Vegetarian

Lamb with Peas
Serves: 6
Recipe Type: Non Veg.
Preparation Time: 15 M
Cooking Time: 60 M
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
½ kg Lamb
1 medium Onion (chopped)
3 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
2 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Turmeric
¼ tsp Saffron Threads (crumbled)
2 tbsp Parsley (chopped)
2 tbsp Cilantro (chopped)
½ cup Olive Oil
½ kg Peas
½ kg Artichoke Hearts
Cooking Instructions:
Take meat with onions, garlic, olive oil, parsley, cilantro, spices in a pressure cooker and mix well.
Cook it uncovered for 10 min or until meat is brown. Pour into water and pressure cook the meat on high flame.
Then cook it on medium flame for 20 min.
Emit the pressure and next mix in peas.
Pressure cook it for 10-15 min. Then again emit the pressure and mix in artichoke hearts with saffron, little water. Cook it covered further for 10-15 min.
Flavor it salt & pepper to taste and simmer until it turns into thick sauce.
Serve it hot with bread.

Comics of the day

Humoresque

It was a stifling hot day and a man fainted in the middle of a busy intersection.
Traffic quickly piled up in all directions, so a woman rushed to help him.
When she knelt down to loosen his collar, a man emerged from the crowd, pushed her aside, and said, “It’s all right honey, I’ve had a course in first aid. ”
The woman stood up and watched as he took the ill man’s pulse and prepared to administer artificial respiration.
At this point she tapped him on the shoulder and said, “When you get to the part about calling a doctor, I’m already here. ”

[Courtesy: Shalini S N]

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Wife: “Would you get a girlfriend again if I died?”
Husband: “Of course not.”
Wife: “Why not? Don’t you like being married?”
Husband: “Ok, I would marry again.” (annoyed)
Wife: “Oh…” (sad)
Husband: -silence-
Wife: “Would you live in our house?”
Husband: “Sure, it’s a great house.”
Wife: “Would you two sleep in our bed?”
Husband: “Where else would we sleep?”
Wife: “Would you let her drive my car?”
Husband: “I guess I would, it’s almost new.”
Wife: “Would she use my golf clubs, too?”
Husband: “No, she’s left handed.”
Wife: -silence-

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A woman meets a gorgeous man in a bar. They talk, they connect, they end up leaving together. They go back to his place, and as he shows her around his apartment, she notices that his bedroom is completely packed with sweet cuddly teddy bears. Hundreds of cute small bears on a shelf all the way along the floor. Cuddly medium-sized ones on a shelf a little higher. Huge enormous bears on the top shelf along the wall.

The woman is surprised that this guy would have a collection of teddy bears, especially one that’s so extensive, but she decides not to mention this to him, and actually is quite impressed by this evidence of his sensitive side!

She turns to him, invitingly… they kiss…

After she has this intense night of passion with this sensitive guy, and they are lying there together in the afterglow, the woman rolls over and asks, smiling, “Well, how was it for you?” The guy yawns: “Help yourself to any prize from the bottom shelf.”

Have a Nice Day