Saturday, July 31, 2010

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..

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

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 Gonzalez.

Another impressive performance was from the Juan Manuel Garcia. A true Puerto Rican sonero with deep and passionate doman in the art of improvisation. Garcia has been the featured sinnger for man musical groups in and out of Puerto Rico. Presently Garcia is the singer for Orquesta Mulenz. He performed first time in Ray Gonzalez Latin Jass and Salsa Festival.

Over all it was a great experience to see these people performing live. People were dancing on there tunes and rytheme. What else you need for a perfect weekend.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

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!!!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

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 stir Mushroom Masala Curry well, till everything blends.

9)Garnish Mushroom Masala Curry with coriander leaves.

10) Serve Mushroom Masala Curry hot with rice or roti.


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Monday, July 12, 2010

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 in long jump, high jump, discuss and javelin throw.”

When in plus two, the Arpita had a brief stint in football for a period of two years. But before she could play any important games, her parents asked her to take up some computer courses so that she could bag a decent job. It was then that she headed for Bhubaneswar, aiming to take up a course in systems management. “My sporting activities had completely stopped and I was into this course. I was, however, badly missing my sporting activities. My uncle, a sports enthusiast, kept insisting that I must resume my sporting activities,” she says.

In 2007, Arpita hesitantly participated in the National Himalaya Expedition where she climbed the 14,000-ft Sarpas Cross.

“It was a 42-member group and I was the only one from Orissa. It was my first trekking experience and although I was hesitant to go in the beginning I could sense the pleasure soon as I reached the spot. It was the first time I was going out with such a mixed group,” she reminisces.

There was no stop from there. What followed was the Goa mountain and beach trek and sailing in the Arabian Sea. There was 12,000-ft Sandakphu trekking in the Kanchenjungha range and another from Darjeeling to the Nepal border. She also took part in the National Coastal Trekking expedition from Gangasagar to Digha. “Technically, it is difficult to go on these trips. Its exhausting and one needs a lot of energy,” she admits.

Determined to take it up as a career, Arpita took professional courses in mountaineering, water sports, aero sports and scuba diving at various institutes, including the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Regional Water Sports Institute, Himalayan Institute of Aero sports and the Institute of Professional Association for Diving Instructors. “The courses, apart from the much-needed professional certificates, provided me proper training and helped me adapt better methods to handle onsite. I had a rich experience of learning under experts like Reluram Thakur, Roshan Lal Thakur, Venketesh Charloo, Andy and Jeff,” gushed Arpita, who clinched the Anupama Award instituted by Doordarshan on occasion of Womens’ Day.

“She has excelled in all fields of adventure sports and aspires to take it ahead as a career. Her trainers have marked her as a quick learner and have always been encouraging her efforts. “The most important thing for women in adventure sports is proper guidance and loads of encouragement,” says adventure sports enthusiast Sushanta Kumar Das.

Arpita currently works as a swimming trainer at the Kalinga stadium where she trains young swimmers. “I get happy whenever I see the old snaps of the expeditions but I cannot be sure if this can be financially rewarding ever. With so few girls into this area, I am often looked upon as a tomboy.” “Neither I find the state government keen to support women who really wish to scale new heights. There have been occasions, where I was forced to let go some important expeditions as my leaves were not sanctioned,” she rues.

Arpita’s family still does not know what she has been doing all these days. They know that there is something called adventure sports but are not much into it. They understand that I am swimming and that is what I get my salary for,” she laughs. “But on the whole, it is a rewarding experience. I am proud I have been able to do what many girls can only dream of. I wish to excel in all I do,” she signs off.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Riyaz, New York - Visit 1

I am in New york with my college buddy Riyaz. From morning it was fun day. We visited Arab-American Street Festival.

We watched "The Last Airbender" movie. I didn't liked it much.

We tried to visit some of the Irish Music Clubs but we could not make it. The band was not available.

We had a dinner in a Thai Restaurant. Yesterday we ate at Turkish Restaurant. In New York you will find food from different countries.

I also came to know about 2 interesting websites.

Now we are back at home and I am listening to his Irish Violin.

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Friday, July 09, 2010



She is a glass maker,

She is a glass breaker,

She is a game,

She is a flame,

She can handle furnace

She can resolve a mess

She is bliss

Like a baby’s kiss

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

FIFA finals - Octopus is deciding the that's something interesting.

To read more on this please click here.

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How to prepare for the FTII entrance exam?

Following are some important links that will help you to start your study for FTII exam in a right direction.

Best of Luck!!!

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100 years completed for the heroic action of Great freedom fighter Savarkar.

“When the ship S.S. Morea reached the port of Marseilles

on July 8, 1910, Savarkar escaped from his cell through a

porthole and dived into the water, swimming to the shore in

the hope that his friend would be there to receive him in a

car. “

It’s been a 100 years now. Please accept our salutes to you

and your heroic actions and thoughts.

Can I go to Marseille, France, where this happened 100

years back?

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Go Netherlands Go!!!

I repect brazil but I love netherlands.
Today Netherlands won the match against Brazil and created the history.
Excellent!! I am happy

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