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Happy new year to all readers of IDEAFEST.


Successful artist is of no use to society or community. Sad but true!!

Saturday Skies!!!!

BOSE Rocks....

Today I bought new BOSE Companion 2 speakers. The sound clarity is so clear that you can count each and every note of each instrument playing the track. I have connected these speakers to iPod, iPod + BOSE Speakers seems to be deadly combo. :)
Bose Rocks!!!

Hartford street in winter night....

Tiger Balm and skin burning ?

Till today I never used any balm but 2 days before I used Tiger balm on my forehead and got burn marks on my forehead.

Thanks to my dermitologist who cure those burn marks.


So before applying Tiger balm check whether it suits your skin or not. They have also printed this warning on there product.

I learnt my lesson.

I searched google for complaint against tiger balm and I found these links:

I want to kiss you in the rain...

I want to kiss you in the rain
it will surely wash away your pain

I want to see rain flowing on you
this is the scene I am dying to view

I want to see your hairs getting wet
I want to feel them how can I forget

I love you and here I stand
my love is as pure as rain is for the land


Finally I am going back to India. Today is my last working day. In last 3 months I really enjoyed here, meet new people, good people. Lots of good memories.

Learned new things, got new friends....I will remember these 3 month.

See you USA, bye bye!!!


A flimmaker rarely writes about films.

Indian Independence day 15 August 2010 at Hartford, USA

Hartford is the only city in USA where Indian Flag is hosted on Capitol Building. Thanks to all Americans!!!

Thanking God..Real life experience of my colleague

Software Developers and Software Testers are like Tom and Jerry. Always fighting but still both are important for a successful software product.

Riya (Name changed for Privacy), the tech lead of our testing team shared one article about her real life experience. After reading her experience you will feel that how much things we assume in our life.

Here is the article.

I would like to welcome you all to know something happened in my life. I wanted to share this not only to my friends, even to my know persons. J

May be like a story..

They were days we were slowly digesting the fact that my father is no more in this world. Not even 1 yr my father left us, on May 18th, 2009 one of my brothers [3rd bro] was shot by ISI terrorists at Falaknama, Hyderabad. He got shot in head and bullet went into head. Doctors said that cannot say anything till 4 to 5 days observation. That was the reason I am back from Sydney.

At that moment my family was in unexplainable grief as we already lost my father just…


Sometimes I feel that I am talking to books and reading a person.

Green Peas Masala

Today I cooked Green Peas Masala. I took this receipe from this site.

2 persons, 30 min
3 spn coconut powder

3 inch of ginger

5 cloves of garlic

1 pinch of turmeric

3 elachi

1 spn of chilli powder (or) 6 green chillies

1 spn garam masala

oil 2 spns and

salt to taste
Fry in no oil all the above ingredients i.e., ginger, garlic, elachi, coconut power and grind them till a thick paste.
Now heat oil in a pan and fry onions,green chillies and turmeric till it gets brown.
Add to it tomatoes(cut into very small pieces)and fry them till it is totally fried and leaves oil.
Add the above grinded paste and let it fry till it leaves the oil.
Now add salt and garam masala and stir about 2 min.
Finally add the green peas decorated with cilanto on it..

This can be served with rotis,puri, and rice..

The Ray Gonzalez - Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival

As per my plan in my US stay, I have decided that every weekend I have to do\visit some new interesting activity.

This weekend was good in this regard. On friday we had a picnic and we played softball over there.

Today evening we went to The Ray Gonzalez - Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival. It was a blast.

It was at the riverfront plaza, hartfrord.

Guest Artist were: Richi Flores, Lucho Cueto and Black Sugar Sextet, Ray Gonzalez, Torres Jazzy Rumba.
Guest Singers were Josue Rosado, Juan Garcia, Jennifer Murillo.

Jennifer Murillo was amazing. Her singing style and voice are phonomenon. She is daughter of New Orleans cultured by Pervuvian parents and gifted singing student at Guakia in Hatford. she has participated as one of the main characters in the following musicals: "Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans" and "Alice in Wonderland" presented by The Hartford Childern's Theater. Murillo made her debut at the Festival singing with Big Band Orchestra conducted by Ray Gonzal…

Client Picnic

Softball is something new for me. In India the main game is cricket as football in brazil. But after understanding the game

I felt it is more interesting. the only comedy happen with me I always forgot that after you hit the ball in softball you

have to keep the bat at that point only. After strike I always tool bat with me...which was funny.

OVer all it was a nice experiece!!!

Mushroom Curry

This is not my receipe, I learned it from this blog

Thought of sharing it again!!!

Preparation Method of Mushroom Masala Curry Recipe
Sliced Mushrooms - 1 pack
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Coriander powder - 4 tsp
Masala powder - 4 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves(optional) - 4 stems

1)Wash mushrooms in warm water.

2)Heat oil in a pan.

3)Add ginger and garlic paste and stir, till brown.

4)Add chopped onions and stir, till onions are cooked.

5)Add coriander powder and
masala powder and stir, till the smell of masala powder comes out.

6)Add one or two chopped tomatoes, chilly powder and stir well, till tomatoes blend well.

7)Add mushrooms, cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low fame,
till mushroom is cooked.

:- Secret to cooking mushroom well is that you should not cook mushroom in water. Mushroom, itself has a lot of fluid which comes out when heated up. Hence it gets cooked in its own fluid.

8)Add water and salt as required and sti…

Queen of earth, sky and sea - 25-year-old daredevil masters art of mountaineering, scuba diving & aero sports

The following article is published in Telegraph on June 28, to read the original article please click here

Bhubaneswar, June 28: This girl grew up playing with dolls but her favourite sport was to chase boys.

Today, the 25-year-old Arpita Mohapatra has progressed to where she is climbing peaks, plunging to the depth of oceans and falling through the sky. Arpita recently returned after leading a team of eight visually-challenged persons, who successfully trekked the Himalayas has surfaced to become the first and only woman in the state to have mastered all the areas of extreme adventure — mountaineering, water sports, aero-sports and scuba diving.

This daredevil hailing from Amaria, a little hamlet in Balasore district, was never a bright student. “Often, I would get back home bruised and was tired of dressing my injuries. None of my other six siblings troubled her like I did,” recalls Arpita. “Studies never attracted me. I was a good athlete from my school days, winning competitions…