Sunday, 27 August 2017

Masala flavoured sweetcorn

Sweet corn 


# Sweet corn -1 cup
# Red chilli power - 1/2 tbsp
# Chat masala - 1/2 tbsp 
# Butter -  1/2 tbsp 
# Salt - to taste 
Method :

Boil the water for 15-20  minutes.  After that put the sweet corn  into the boiling water and leave for another 3-5 Minutes.  
Then shift the sweet corn separately to another bowl.  Add Butter, Red chilli power,  chat masala and mix it.  Then add salt to taste. Mix it well and serve hot.  

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

VIP 2 Tamil Movie Review

VIP 2 Movie Review

We went to the first day first show for the movie VIP 2. In that movie most characters are given small roles. The major role was played by Dhanush only.

The introduction of Kajol was awesome. Her acting had good sense of timing and her attitude was mass. She shows why her acting is still rock solid. This movie might prove to be yet another turning point in her already brilliant career. 

Samudhirakani was relatively silent in this movie and I missed his acting very much, especially when compared with movies like Sattai. I feel we were satisfied with VIP(1) movie mainly because Samudrakani plays an important role and delivers a punch with his acting.

The role of the heroine of this movie - Amala Paul, who plays a major role in VIP1, was again very limited in VIP2. Her only characterization was to be a shouting wife!

We enjoyed Vivek's comedy very much, but that too was limited in scope.

Dhanush almost occupies the entire duration of this movie. Apart from him no one else gets any major role to play - except maybe Kajol.

I found the characterization of the boss and his daughter very impressive. Even after missing many orders, they still support Dhanush. Even the VIP engineers support him in spite of having to lose their jobs as engineers in a leading firm.

I also appreciate the characterization of Dhanush's partner in business as he too stands with Dhanush by supporting and encouraging all his works. Despite losses, lack of growth and his investment, he still doesn't change. Really proud of him.

Many scenes in the movie were unwanted, I feel. And in the climax Dhanush is shown to be helping flood victims in a scene akin to the real floods that happened in Chennai a couple of years back. I wish this actually happened in reality.

On the climax i loved the sentiments of Kajol who openly shows her emotions about her family. Mother sentiment was really good and Saranya was given a good role in VIP(1). But in this movie, there is not much of that sentiment. Dhanush's brother Karthik's role was impressive in the first movie and he was shown as a handsome man. In this movie, he was dull.

Dhanush's wife's character as a nagging wife was a little bit overdone. As a wife, I couldn't empathize with her character.

Dhanush spoke about the importance of women and how powerful they are - that was really good. And I also liked the comparison between the rich and the poor by Dhanush.

Where is Thangapushpam? And who is Thangapushpam?  We only hear her voice. But we never get to see her. Why?

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Home Improvement with Fans


Fan is the one of the home appliances which is used by everyone. The usage of fan is essential everywhere. At least three fans are necessary for a small family, based on their need. There are various types of fans based on our needs. They may vary based on size, clour , variety, application and so on.

Types of Fan:

1. Table fan
2. Pedestal Fan.
3. Ceiling Fan.
4. Decorative fan.
5. Wall mount fan.
6. Box fan.
7. Windows fan.
8. Exhaust fan.
9. Tower fan.
10. Misting fan.
11. Industrial fan.
and so on.

And they may vary with companies , brands and so on. We can choose a fan based on our need and the budget. 

Some of the fans are easily portable and some work with the help of batteries too. Battery enabled fans can run for sometime without electricity - during power cuts.

Even though we get more advanced machines like Air Conditioners which cool us, the need for fans is not reducing. 

Fans are essential not only inside the house, but often outside it too. Where ever people rest, fans are required.

Of late, some companies manufacture fans with low power consumption to save electricity. As the fan keeps a place cooler, many people prefer to sit directly under the fan only. 
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Tea trails at Anna Nagar East

Tea Trails

We went to Tea Trails cafe which is located at Anna Nagar East (Old No. 23, New No.93-2nd Main Road-Anna Nagar,Chennai-40. Land Mark: Behind Kandasamy College) to taste the different varieties of teas and chais available with them. Before going to the shop I had no idea that there were so many varieties of tea. When i went there I was amazed just looking at the menu.

They told us that tea and chai are different. It seems Tea should be prepared without milk and Chai, more common in India, is generally prepared with milk. But we tend to use the same word tea to refer to both. They also told us that they recommend certain foods to go along with each of their teas (food pairing) so that the tea tastes even better.

A small device is used to measure the time taken for brewing tea. Each tea comes with its own card where the name, recommended brewing time, ingredients, etc. are mentioned. This ensures that all teas are freshly brewed (by the drinkers) and hence the authentic taste and aroma are maintained. We can also take the help of Tea Trails staff to brew the teas.

This branch will shortly offer rooms/halls for meeting, conferences, party, and so on. Teas, Chais, Coffee, Snacks and Desserts from Tea Trails are delivered to your home through services like Swiggy, etc.

Here are a few teas offered at Tea Trails and their combinations

* Silver needle: A very premium white tea,with a very mild taste. Paired with bun maska.
* Bun Maska: Soft bun with a thick smudge of butter.
* Kashmiri Kahwa: Exotic blend of Green tea, Spices & almonds. Very flavourful.Paired with tea          Salad.
* Burmees Tea Salad: Very interesting salad of lettuce with roasted nuts & dal and infused with 
   fermented green tea. A signature dish of the brand.
* Veg Ham Bruschetta: Mushroom topped with cheese in Brushetta.
* Lapsang Souchong: Black tea from china, with a differentiating smoky flavour, paired with a              Smoky paneer/chicken sandwich.
* Smoked Paneer/Chicken sandwich: Barbequed paneer/chicken pieces with caramelized onions. 
* Lychee Bubble tea: Lychee flavoured iced tea with fruit bubbles which burst in your mouth as you
   sip - makes it a fun & interesting drink. 
* Matcha shake: Thick rich drink made with Japanese green tea (matcha), having a new taste 
* BBQ chicken/paneer pizza-with Smoky Paneer/Chicken, hinted BBQ sauce with caramelized
   onion and Jalapeno.
* Better wife: All that you need in terms of flavour & feel. Sweetened concotion of fruit juice, Herbs 
   & green tea.
* Adrak Chai: The all time favourite of all those who like their tea with a gingery edge.. Wonderfully 
   paired with onion pakoda.
* Onion Pakoda: Authentic Crispy pakoda with a spicy green chutney. Teams up with any chai at any
* Red Zen: You really can't beat the colur & flavour. Mix of herbs, fruits & flowers. Goes very well 
   with fruity dessert.
* Dessert of the day: Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream- Warm Gooey Brownie.

Here are some pictures from the event -

Tea Cards

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Introduction to Interviewdesk by CEO


Let's admit: Interviewing numerous candidates before deciding on the best ones for any position is difficult even for a HR manager, forget business owners. If there could be a platform that will enable top management to just interview the best candidates from all the available resumes, imagine how much time can be saved, and how much easier it will be to select the best candidate!

Welcome InterviewDesk.

Mr. Pichumani, the force behind this web-based platform, had arranged an event to launch their product. It seems, Mr. Pichumani himself has more than 1.5 decades of experience in the HR field. It was then, after having taken many interviews, that he felt the process could be revamped to save time and money. So he came up with this idea of companies outsourcing shortlisting and initial rounds of interviews to on-demand professionals who are experienced and have the requisite domain knowledge.

The event was hosted by Mr. Kiruba Shankar who did a great job. Industry veterans in the HR field, people in charge of staffing for rapidly growing startups, and even a movie director/actor was present. They all spoke about the need for a platform like InterviewDesk and how that could transform their jobs.

Here is the highlights of CEO Mr. Pichumani Durairaj's speech introducing InterviewDesk @ launch event, Hotel Radisson Blu, Chennai -

" The biggest assets that companies have are its people. And that’s why companies spend so much time, effort and money in hiring the best people. Unfortunately, to hire that one perfect person, you need to look through lots of people who are half-good or not good at all. Like it or not, this is the nature of the game. 

The gestation period of hiring is excruciatingly long. Companies will need to wade through hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes to shortlist a few.  This means that there is wastage of precious time. This is where I sensed an opportunity to increase the efficiency of recruiting. What if there is a methodology to remove the drudgery of going through tons of resumes.  What if there is a mechanism where an experienced team can go through the reams of resumes and sieve out the not so good ones, evaluate and weed out the ones that don’t fit the requirement and finally shortlist the ones that really do matter.

Imagine the scenario where companies can look at 10 good shortlisted candidates instead of wading through 500 resumes.  This saves enormous bandwidth. This gives them the time to have an in-depth conversation with the shortlisted candidates and ask incisive questions that truly matter.  This not only vastly quickens the process and it also greatly helps in getting the right people on board.

Thus was born my idea of InterviewDesk, India’s first on-demand interviewer platform with the vision for creating the World’s largest interviewer community. Our goal is to work on a unique concept of outsourced interview model that helps the organizations save more than 50% of time and cost spent on hiring."

Disclaimer: "The post is in collaboration with InterviewDesk.
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