Sunday, August 30, 2009
Recently, the actor proved the huge support of his fans that gathered for his Vijay Makkal Iyakkam's function held at Puduchery. Vijay went to Puduchery by driving his own BMW and when nearing the meeting spot he came in a open jeep. He waved his hands to the crowd who were so enthusiastic to see him.
The Anna Thidal was full of his fans and from the open Jeep he actually like a spring jumped to the Dias. At the time,the crowd also went uncontrollable and the police had some tough moments. Vijay requested the cops not to beat his fans. Vijay replied to some questions by some youngsters regarding his films and persona life. In the Meeting he told his Iyakkam will work for the poor people in giving education and help the ladies by providing sewing machines.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Buri Al Arab Hotel in Dubai is World’s Tallest Hotel. This is a seven star hotel and its height is 1,050 feet. This hotel is constructed in the man-made island and it is situated 280 meters from the sea shore.
The guests are met by the staff of the hotel at the airport and transported to the hotel by Rolls Royce or by helicopter. For check-in, the guests are directly sent to their suite. You can watch the superb designer sofa which is in red colour on the ornamental marble floor in the ground floor. In escalator you can go to the main lobby watching large aquariums and cascading water falls.
In the Hotel meetings are conducted. According to your need they have different size rooms in each floor. 200 people can accommodate in the ball room. Here you can see the luxury shops.
Friday, August 28, 2009
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup coconut scrapings
2 tsp. coriander leaves
2 cups yoghurt
1 cucumber, peeled chopped fine
2 green chillies, chopped
6 curry leaves
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. oil
salt and sugar to taste
Grind coconut and mix with tomatoes, cucumber, chillies salt and sugar. Add yoghurt and mix well.Heat oil. Add mustard and curry leaves. When they pop, pour oil over pachadi. Add coriander leaves. Serve cold.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Global Warming is the biggest problem and everybody should know what the effects of global warming are and how we can reduce it. If we grow more trees, this will help us reduce the global warming.
Isha Foundation organized a Scheme called Pasumai Karangal and they have donated 25 thousand saplings. The first sapling was planted by Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister Mr.M.K.Stalin. The chief guest for this event was Founder of Isha Sad Guru Jagi Vasudev.
Actress Shriya flagged off the Green Marathon at Tirupur Town Hall. On this occasion, Shriya said that not to use plastic bags and grow more trees around your house. Actor Prakash Raj also appealed that growing more number of trees will increase the groundwater and we can get more rains.
Friday, August 21, 2009
1 1/2 cup rice flour
A big pinch of salt
1 tsp. oil
For the filling:
2 coconuts, grated finely
1tsp. cardamom powder
4 cups grated jaggery
Boil 2 1/2 cups water and add salt and oil. Stir in the rice flour slowly mixing thoroughly without any lump. Cook till flour mixture turns thick. Remove from the vessel and keep aside.
Now make a syrup with jaggery. Pour a small drop of jaggery syrup in a cup of water to test the consistency. When it forms a small ball add the coconut scrapings and cook on a low flame. Cook till the mixture is thick. Add cardamom powder. Cook till dry. Remove and cool.
Take one portion of the rice dough. Place in the center of the palm and make a small puri with your right thumb. Put a small port of the jaggery mixture. Close by making small pleated ends and close the top pressing the pleats carefully. Thus make all the modaks and steam cook in a pressure cooker but without putting the weight on the lid.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
One of the popular Hindu festival is Vinayaka Chathurthi. In India on August 23rd, as the birthday of Lord Vinayaka- Vinayaka Chathuri is going to be celebrated. On Vinayaka Chathuri day we can workshop God using 21 types of leaves. This is called “Eka Vimshathi Patra Puja”. The other names for God Vinayaka are Ganesa, Pillayar, etc. The Pooja starts on 23rd August (Shukla Chathurti). For this pooja people buy clay models of God Vinayaka, and an umbrella. They decorate it in their house and prepare Modagam, Kozhukattai, Sundal and offer to God.
On Streets, you can lot of Vinayakars in various poses and they decorate it and worshiped by many people. After ten days these Vinayakar figures are taken out in procession in main roads and they all immersed in Sea. The above picture is an artist is busy in making the Vinayakar statue.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
In India, everyone interested to know will Ekta Chowdhry will get the title Miss Universe. Ekta Chowdhry is from Delhi and she was crowned Miss India 2009. The Miss Universe 2009 competition will take place at Nassau, in Bahamas. You can watch the live show in your T.V.
On August 23 (in India August 24 early morning) 84 contestants from different countries will participate in the event and one will be selected as Miss Universe, 2009. Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza will crown the winner in the function. The judges will select the Miss Universe based on the points they get for their intelligence and grace. Will Ekta Chowdry bring the title ? All the best to Ekta Chowdry.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Good News for Tax Payers. Mr.Pranab Mukharjee, the Union Finance Minister unveiled on Wednesday i.e. he is going to cut the tax liability from April 1, 2011. Now you have to pay 10% of Income Tax for your income is between 1.60 lakhs and 3 lakhs. If your income is between 3 lakhs and 5 lakhs 20% Tax. Above 5 lakhs the income tax is 30%. The proposed Direct Tax Code is expected to be approved in Parliament during the Winter Session. If it is approved the benefits are as below:
1. Income between 1.60 lakhs and 10 lakhs the tax will be only 10%
2. Income between 10 lakhs and 25 lakhs the tax will be 20%
3. Income above 25 lakhs the tax will be 30%
4. Now under section 80CC the tax deduction is Rs.1 lakh it will be raised to Rs.3 lakhs.
So great relief for Tax Payers. You will get lot of money for your other expenses.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Today (10.8.09) Sanjay Balakrishnan 4 year old boy died in Chennai due to Swine Flu. Only on 8th his tests were positive to Swine Flu. Last week he was admitted in the Hospital for fever. Today due to Swain Flu his organs fails to function and he died.
In India the death of swine flue patients increased to six. Many patients are admitted in the Hospital. Pune is the worst affected city in India. So don’t panic. If you are having fever, throat infection, cold consult your family Doctor and go for swine flu text. In Government Hospitals the medicine for Swine Flue is available.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
If you want to live a healthy life, you can take lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet. You can drink juices instead of solid food. The best juice is Beetroot Juice. I will give you the recipe here:
Small Beetroot - 1
Apple - 1
Pineapple chunks – 1 cup
Wash the beetroot well and remove the skin and cut into pieces. Wash the apple and cut into small pieces. Remove the tough skin of pineapple and cut into pieces. Put it in the Juicer add 3 spoons of sugar (if you need) and serve it cool. Children like it very much. This is good health drink. Try it.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
On 5th August, 2009, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated worldwide. To strengthen the love between brothers and sisters, a sacred thread considered to be stronger than iron chain embellished with affection, trust and in separable love is tied in brother’s hand by sister. In India this festival is celebrated in a grand manner.
Ladies prepare sweets and buy rakhis etc. and pray to God for their brother’s welfare. Brothers buy gifts and sweets for their sisters. Raksha bandhan is an old festival, even in modern days it is celebrated in all cultures and the celebration differs from place to place in India. The social significance behind this all should live in a harmonious way. To make the celebration a memorable one exchanging rakhi gifts is the great way.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Astad Deoo the Indian classical dancing legend is in Kerala forest along with Director Mani Ratnam Unit for the film shooting of Raavan. Like the previous choreographers Saroj Khan and Shiamak Devar who had already applauded Ash's commitment in dancing and undoubtedly Astad has to join the fray.
Ash has to dance without any footwear and this ground also not suitable for dance performance. The Director wanted all the forms of dancing mixed together. More over she is not showing any discomfort as she would have to dance for Hindi and Tamil. In the shooting she is enjoying her husband's dancing movements who is toiling hard for steps as everyone knows he is not that much good at dancing.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
During festive seasons like Deepavali, Pongal, etc. and occasions like wedding mehandi decorations are became the fashion today. Here I will give you some tips for hand care.
1. Use a good hand lotion as a matter of habit, when dressing up and going out.
2. Use a good hand cream every time you wash your hands.
3. It will be a good idea to keep your hand lotion handy in the bathroom, so that you have no excuse to make for noting using it that often.
4. Keep your nail-file, nail cutter and a pair of nail-scissors clean, to prevent any infection.
5. Keep changing nail-varnish at least once a week, and let your nails breathe for the night. Use fresh nail-varnish the next morning. Otherwise your nails will become stained permanently.
6. Give time to dry your nail-varnish, and don't put your hands in water for one hour after that.
7. Have a professional manicure at least once in a month.