Tuesday, 14 November 2017

CHILDREN'S DAY

CHILDREN'S DAY


We are celebrating Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Birthday as Children's Day. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in the year 1889,November 14.He is the First Prime Minister of Our Country. We call him as "Chacha Nehru" and kids call him as " Nehru Mama".He loves Children most. Prior 1964 we celebrated Universal Children's Day on November 20. Then after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru we started celebrating Children's Day on November 14.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had trust on children to make India a Proud Nation.


Wordings of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru :

" The Children of today will make the India of tomorrow" "Children do not think of differences amongst themselves"" I may not have enough time for adults, but I have enough time for children"


Jawaharlal Nehru married Kamla Kaul in 1916., and Indira Priyadharshini is there daughter.
Jawaharlal Nehru was a Prolific writer in English and wrote several books which includes "The Discovery of India" "Glimpses of World History" and his Biography "Towards Freedom"
A collection of letters he had written to his Daughter later become a book called"Letters form a Father to His Daughter"

We are giving many gifts to our children during different occassions. But for Children's Day we need to gift good deeds and teach them how to live. We should also motivate them to be responsible Citizen in Future. 

5 books to cultivate reading habits in young children


1. Harry Potter: This book was written by J.K. Rowling. Books are not just reading, It develops tolerance and empathy. Harry potter book makes children Empathetic and reduce prejudices among themselves.

2. George's Secret key to the Universe: This book was written by Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking and Christophe Galfard and published in the year 2007. The book was followed by Sequels George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt in 2009,George and the Big Bang in 2011,  George and the Unbreakable code in 2014 and George and the Blue Moon in 2016. These books are for children  aged 9 and above. They can easily understand about the Universe.

3. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: This book has 100 stories about Extraordinary women from Past and Present. It also has Illustration done by 60 artists from around the world. This book features icons such as Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Jane Goodall, Serena Williams among others. It helps children  to understand and enable them to learn and appreciate women as equal from a young age.

4. Swami and Friends: This boow was written by R.K. Narayanan. The book narrates the story of young boy Swami and his Friends. The story is set in the Fictional town of Malgudi. Its about simple pleasures of life and innocent friendship among young boy.

5. The Room on the Roof: This book was written  by Ruskin Bond. This book is about Rusty a seventeen year old Orphaned boy Anglo-Indian, Who is forced to live with Mr. Harrison in the European Area of Dehradun, But his stern behaviour forces him to run away. He then makes friends with Indian boys, who find him a job.

Another gem of a person who loves  children and trust them for the development of the nation is :

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam: Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam( 15-Oct-1931 to 27-July-2015) was the 11th President of India from 2002-2007. He received many awards Such as

1. Padhma Bushan-1981
2. Padhma Vibushan-1990
3. Bharat Ratna - 1997
4. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration-1997
5.Veer Savarkar Award-1998
6. Ramanujan Award-2000
7. King Charles II Medal-2007
8. International Von Karman Wings Award-2009
9. Hoover Medal-2009
10. IEEE Honorary Membership-2011.


 He is a Scientist who makes the entire world to look back at our nation. He invented many Missals for the security of our nation. He spent a lot of  time with the children. After his retirement he spent his Saturday and Sunday at the rural area and taught the students who cannot read and write.

Quotes of Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam:

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole university is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best of those who dream and work.

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

The books written By Dr. a.P.J. Abdul Kalam was an Inspiration of the development of the Nation.

He believe that children would make his dream come true.



 Happy Children's Day -Children are the developers of the Future nation.

JAI HIND








Monday, 13 November 2017

Mangaleri park at Mugappair, Chennai.

Mangaleri park

Mangaleri park is located at Mugappair West, Chennai. It is the best place for walking and the atmosphere is really good.There are few more places to see in  the park like children park, stage to do exercise, Dance,or to do yoga also. There are having benches to take rest, relax and enjoy the nature, There is a big pond of water with ducks and birds. The place is  clean, the plants and trees are maintained by few gardeners and its greeny and pleasant. 

We saw students who came there to study peacefully. Children park is having swing, ladder, see-saw and more to play.

Lake in Mangaleri park

Benches to rest at the park

Ducks just arrived to the lake

Walker at Mangaleri park

Children park at Mangaleri

Stage for dancing, exercise,playing doing yoga ans so on


Near entrance there is a board with a few words of wisdom showing us how to live our life . Mangaleri park is favorite place for everyone.Its a beautiful place to make our mind and body fit.
  
The total area of Mangaleri park total  is 5.32 acres. The walker lane is 4.5 m in width and 520 m in length.Its spacious to walk.There is an "8"shaped walker lane and it is good to walk on it. Children play area is 20,000 sq. feet. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Flower Vase using popsicle and paper

Flower Vase and Paper Flower

I made flower vase and artificial flowers. Flower vase made using Popsicle and flowers using paper. I did stem using a long stick.


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Mulai kattiya payir Sundal - Recipe

Sprout Green Gram Sundal
(Mulai Kattiya Payir - Sundal)

Ingredients:

Green Gram - 100 gms
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seed - 1/4 tbsp
Ulad Dhal - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilli - 2 
Dry Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required

Method:

Take A bowl. Put Green gram in the bowl. Add water till it fills. Close it and leave it for 8 to 10 hours. Then drain all the water. After draining shift the soaked green gram in a hot box and close the lid. Leave it for two days minimum. Then you will find that the mulai had came out. Then if you wish you can keep it in fridge or else you can start preparing the sundal immediately. 

Keep the kadai and add oil, mustard seed, ulad dhal, red chilli, dry curry leaves - one by one. Then put the sprout green gram in the kadai and sprinkle some water. Mix it and wait till it boils.

Then add salt and mix it well. If you wish you can add some grated coconut, mix for a few seconds, and switch off the stove. Serve hot. 

If you wish u can add lemon drops also instead of grated coconut, but you have to add the lemon after the sundal gets cool. 




Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Our experience at V-Lounge Restaurant, Chennai

V-Lounge Restaurant

We went to V-Lounge restaurant & Hookah bar, No. 6, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, a few days back. There we had a new dining experience. V-Lounge is a restaurant and a hookah bar for anyone wishing to spend more time having long conversations over a hearty meal. 

The interior decoration was awesome - the place looks as good as a pub but this is not one. The lights are mild but still sufficient. They play music continuously and there are large flat TVs that not necessarily dance to the tunes of the music being played. I wonder why! 

V-Lounge is a Vegetarian Restaurant. The food which they serve there is really good and the taste was awesome. They also offer the Hookah, which is non-tobacco based, maybe for people who want to smoke for fun.   

Most of their dishes that we had were good. We tried Triple cheese grill, Mexican grill sandwich, Veg Kesaria, Mongalian rice, Current cooler, Strawberry mojito, Kiwi mojito, Berry berry, Pink lemonade, Dragon baby corn, Chilli mushroom, Pasta, Sphagethi, Chilli paneer, Basil rice and Fried Icecream. 

Among these I loved the Pasta, Chilli paneer, Basil rice and Fried Icecream. 

They have good staff who interacted with us frequently. Even their owner seems to have a penchant for customer interaction, probably to get first-hand feedback. 

If you are around the College Road/Greams Road area, you can also order their food Online from Zomato. But I feel visiting the restaurant is the best way to get a complete meal experience :) Below are some pics taken at this restaurant during my visit -






Friday, 20 October 2017

Sangu chakra and namma using wollen craft work

Craft using wollen 

I made the above craft in a concept of budget Craftz using wollen, stone, glue in a Ohp sheet.  After that I stucked it in a velvet sheet and then I laminated it.



Monday, 16 October 2017

Sell your Old Phone/Tablet for Instant Cash at Cashify.in (#CleanUpCashOut)


How I sold my old phone

If you want to know how to sell your phone easily and instantly, go to the end of the article now. If you want to read my experience of how I sold my old phone using traditional methods and then, like me, come to the conclusion that it's easier to sell our old gadgets through newer and faster methods, read on. 

I bought a Nokia phone few years back and I used it for many years. Later I wanted to sell the phone as I was impressed with the new mobile phone models and wanted to buy the latest model.

So I went to the shop to sell or exchange the phone. But in the shop, the shop keeper told me that the phone can only be exchanged and that too at a very low price. So I went to other shops. Even there they said exchange value was very low. So after that I sold it for the better of the least amount I got and because of the exchange I couldn't negotiate the price of the new phone as well. The entire experience was hopeless.

Besides, the shopkeepers had many questions regarding the old phone. Also, many a time, we spent a lot of time in shops as the owner of the shop was not there. He had to come in order to decide on the exchange price. In fact we came out to have juice and make new purchases that we never intended and this resulted in further losses.

In the last shop, I was really exhausted and decided to sell the phone at whatever rate the owner decides to quote. With this intention, I went inside. The worker, not surprisingly, asked me to wait and maybe look at the new phone models while we were waiting.

In spite of having decided on the new model earlier, we still looked at other phones to pass time. Since the shopkeeper also didn't have much work, he also kept explaining about each phone we happened to look.

Fortunately the owner came after an hour or so. But to our shock he offered only 500 rupees for that phone as a exchange value. He had asked weather I had headphone, charger, phone box, etc. He also asked many other questions like whether the phone was damaged, did it ever fall inside water, did I use the warranty to change any parts, etc. 

In the meanwhile we decided to move on to another shop as we didn't like the way they spoke with us. And to top all that, they even said who will have such an old phone nowadays. It seems no one is ready to buy such old secondhand phones from them and they needed newer models for buyback. Heck, if I had a newer model, why would I come to the shop and enquire about exchange?

Actually, I tried selling the phone in my network - friends and relatives - and the were also equally uninterested. 

I am sure someone somewhere will be interested in cheap old models as many people can't afford a new phone. Why the shopkeepers were speaking like that with us was a mystery. All the excitement of buying a new phone was gone and we are generally left only with irritation. 

These things happened when I went to the shop on a normal day. Imagine if it was the festival season and there are more people in the shop. I am pretty sure that the shopkeepers will just show a couple of new models and quickly exchange the old phones for some throwaway price without hesitation. Due to lack of time, we might want to finish the task quickly and move on.

After all these experiences, I finally decided to buy the phone in a shop where the salesman spoke politely and offered a value that was slightly better. I had to walk for 2-3 hours, visit 7-8 shops, and roam all around my area spotting mobile shops just to sell my old phone. 

I guess the buyback offers at Online websites are better but the issue is we cannot touch and test the new phone we are going to get. I had always wanted a separate website where I could just sell my old phones/tablets/PCs and not bother about buying a new gadget immediately. 

Looks like there is one in India too and it works on all major cities.

You can now sell your old gadgets, whether in usable condition or otherwise, on Cashify,in website or app. You'll get an instant quote on their website and the company will arrange to pick up your phone directly from your house. No roaming, no bargaining, no arguing, no wasting time or energy. Just click and sell. It's that easy. 

If you decide to sell your phone on Cashify, try using the coupon code CLEANCASH (valid for a limited period) to get an additional Rs.250 on your phone or laptop. 

#CleanUpCashOut


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

S. P. Y. D. E. R. Movie review

SPYDER 

we went to see the movie SPYDER, telegu verion.  It had been with the concept of a passionate person who is looking at the calls of the public to help those who was in the need. In the be giving scene it started with the this if a love couples who decided to go somewhere to get marriage.  The girl was genune and innocent,  but the boy who decided to take all her properties and try to spoil her life with his friend.  We taught of about the girl how she could  escape from this.
But unexpected three of the local selling persons entered and murmering the plan which they kept silently and spoke with them.  Suddenly they got shocked and left the girl and ranganathan away.  As soon she also escape and safely reached her home with the help of MAHESH BANU.

He had created the software which will give notification of if some one in the need if help,  far or any other problem.  He track the phone and listening to their speech and try to help them.  He started his career like that.  Eventhough it is not legal but also he tried to hear the calls and try to help others before anything had happen.

And  then the introduction song started playing.  In that by dancing aside and he saved few more lives before nothing had happen badly.  Then only we had got the idea of how he  is helping others.   As like when he hear a call he heard the voice of a girl who spoke with her friend which is quite impractical.  On hearing that he got quite impressed and starts following  her.

 By that he started many to help by tracking  the call he solve the problem of the others.  

Really not in the way but also in general we will have to do anything before it will change as a mistake.  

As like when he track the call he found the voice of a girl  who spoke with her friend that there is no one in her house as well there is no power as the other neighbour house had.  And as she feels some one us here and some disturbing sound had came. So can you please come here to stay with me.  But her friend refuses,  because her family wont allow.  So,  she advised her friend to close the door and keep vibuthi and take rest.

On hearing that he called his friend who is working in the Police department and take her to go to the  Address to help her.  Very next day morning he heard the news of the two guys one is the girl who call her friend and the another one was the Police who was killed by the unknown and he minutes the party of the two girls as together which is difficulty to find whose part was that.

Then there only the concept of the movie got fired.  Really it moved in a Thrill way.  It had grass the intension of the viewers move with the movie.  Then Step by STEP he tried to find the psychology killer.  But there was some unbelievable scene also happened.

Eventhough he tried to find him with the help of the others.  But mainly he used the technology which is unbelievable.

And I  some of the space some  scene and few songs had occupied.  That wasnt sink to the movie.

And at the end he made some trick which is not belivable,  but also he used to show how the power of a ladies.


And at the condition he expressed about the humanity of everyone how we are also.

 But In some time we also slightly  changed ourselves to be like the jealous/cunning /or anything.  We will try to help the needy.  Even though we are help in but also in some of the places it had started banking us.  So by looking at everything we will have to be perfect.




Sunday, 24 September 2017

Dishes for Diwali

Dishes for Diwali



I did some dishes to make Diwali delightful with Preeti Turbo Chop.

I did Tomato Rice, Cabbage Vada, Carrot Alwa and Pomegranate Juice.

The above video shows an over view if how I made those dishes. In this post I will share the detailed recipes for each.

Tomato Rice

Ingredients:

Rice - one cup
Tomatoes - 10 Nos
Onion - 2 Nos
Green Chilli - 3 to 5
Mustard - 1/4 tbsp
Ulad Dhal - 1/2 tbsp
Bengal Gram - 1 tbsp
Salt - as required
Oil - 3 Spoon
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few

Method:

Chop the tomato into small pieces, chop onions and chillis also. 

Then keep Kadai on the stove and heat it to a high temperature. Add three spoons of oil, wait till it heats. Then add mustard, ulad dhal, bengal gram. Add onion and wait till it changes in colour and becomes soft. Then add chilli.

Now add the tomatoes and keep on heating till the mixture achives consistent thickness. And few drops of oil for taste.

After it gets boiling add some water to get consistency. Keep on mixing rainy to make it not to stick on the kadai. Then before switching off the stove add some salt . Put curry leaves and coriander leaves for decor if you wish. Then convert it in a bowl. 

Take one tumbler of rice in a vessel and add 2 1/2 or 3 tumblers of water. Keep it in a cooker and switch of the stone.  Wait untitled four whistles have come.

Convert the rice in a big plate then add the Tomato paste in the Rice, mix it well and serve hot.

Cabbage Vada
Ingredient:

Oil - 1 litre
Bengal Gram - 1 cup
Onion - 2 nos
Cabbage - 1/2 kg
Green Chilli - 2 ( chop it round)
Salt - as required
Curry leaves - few
coriander leaves - few

Method:

Keep the bengal gram in a seperate bowl, add one litre of water and keep it for 2 hours. Then drain the bengal gram. Put half of the gram in a mixie and run it fully by adding some water. Convert it in a bowl and add the remaining gram which we didn't drain. Mix it well. 

By the side you have to chop the onion, cabbage into little bits. Cut the chilli into round bits. Then add curry leaves and coriander leaves after cutting it slightly.

Add salt for taste. By the side keep a kadai in a stove add 1 litre of oil and wait till it boils fully.

Then take some vada Battery,  keep it in your palm and press it slightly to get a flat and round shape. Then put it in a kadai,  adjust the flame based on the heat it requires and fry the vada to get golden colour on both sides.

Similarly make all the vadas and keep it seperately to drain the unwanted oil. Then Serve hot. 

Carrot Alwa

Ingredients:

Carrot - 5 nos
Sugar -  50 to 100 grams ( based on your wish)
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Cashew nut - 50 grams
Salt - pinch

Method: 

Chop the carrots and the convert it in a bowl.  Keep it in a cooker until you get four whistles. Then keep the kadai on the stove with high flame. Put 50 grams of sugar and coordination carrot in the kadai. Stir it till the sugar is melted and the colour of the sugar and the carrot changes.

By the side keep a kadai seperately and add some give.  Add cashewnut, mix it till it changes to a golden colour. Based on your wish you can add sugar and milk if need ed, before adding ghee. If you wish you also add a pinch of salt to get the taste of the sugar completely. But don't add more salt as that will change the taste.

After the sugar and carrot change in colour, add ghee and golden cashewnut , mix it well and serve hot.

Pomegranate Juice

Ingredients:

Pomegranate - one bowl of seed
Sugar - as required
Milk - as required

Method:

Peel the Pomegranate and keep the seeds seperately. If you want you can wash the seeds of pomegranate to eliminate any extra peel. But it is quiet healthy to retain the peel. 

Convert the seeds into a jar and grate them finely until it becomes juice. Then filter the juice in a seperate bowl, add sugar and milk based on your need and service. Pomegranate is really good for health. 


I made the above dishes using Preeti Turbo Chop. It works well and make my vegetables and fruits grating/ chopping easier. 



You can buy Preethi turbo chop using this link.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Interesting experiences while travelling in city buses

Interesting Experience

I travel in city buses to go to work. I face different types of people in buses. Mainly teenagers, college goers, and working people.

The common thing that links them all is the mobile phone. Once people get into the bus, they open their phones. Not all of them, but most. Most people browse/chat on Whatsapp or Facebook. And few were hearing something with the help of headphones even though it is not good for their eardrums.

Few people were speaking on the phone using headphones. Funny thing is, a few put the mic inside their mouth and were even biting the mic while speaking! Headphones do help by maintaining silence in the bus, but its over-usage should be avoided, that too in high volume. It's fine for listening to songs and speaking to others, if done minimally.

There is not much interaction between fellow passengers directly. I noticed one more thing - people pass money to other passengers to buy tickets. This is a good practice in crowded buses as it enables people who can't reach the conductor to buy tickets from where ever they are standing/sitting. It also helps them to keep their purses/handbags safe as they don't have to move through the crowd. 

During a sudden brake, it's difficult for people to sit in buses without jerking forward. It's even more difficult for passengers who are standing, especially the shorter ones who cannot reach the railing on the top.

Sometimes fellow passengers help standing passengers by holding their bags, books, etc. It is good if we can give a seat to people with small kids, if they don't get to sit.If not, at least we can hold the kids for sometime.  

Most of the buses here have separate seating arrangement for ladies and gents. In the ladies side only ladies can sit but in the gents side both tend to sit. If women come with their family, maybe it's OK to sit in the gents seat, but if they come alone it maybe better to sit on the ladies seat. That's because gents also face a lot of pressure at work and they might be tired, so it's better to give them their seats especially in crowded buses. 

Some passengers may not know the exact cost of the ticket. We should try to give exact change. I feel this will be helpful to the conductor and for ourselves too. Just think - a conductor is giving tickets and change to people from the morning to evening. It's not fair to expect them to have change every time. So, by proper planning it is possible to help them by giving the exact change. In shops they tend to give a chocolate for one or two rupee change and we take that. Just imagine what will happen if the conductor also decides to follow the same method in buses :P

I suggest that people in the front beside the driver don't sleep, passengers don't speak loud and not try to get down near the signals and breakers. It maybe better if passengers don't stand on the stairs. If a bus is crowded wait for another bus.