Monday, January 18, 2010

the worlds 'Hottest' woman

This lady is neither a top model or a holywood star. But she is claimed to be the 'Hottest' woman around. It is also claimed that her 'looks' can set things on fire.

The lady i am talking about is Anandita Dutta Tamuly

Thanks to the attempt to consume chillies. In a the record breaking attempt she ended up eating 51 red-hot-chillies in two minutes and smeared seeds of 25 chillies in her eyes without shedding a tear.
Can you believe it ?? I wonder how she manages.

Her attempt truly deserves an entry into the record books. is one of the most impressive less known web application. Its a free tool that allows one to use MSN, AIM, Yahoo, Gtalk, Facebook, myspace and 'Skype' to keep touch with their buddies no matter which OS or desktop is running the browser. Hence alleviating the issue of installing different desktop clients or having multiple windows/tabs for each chat client.

The Linux users who wanted to always use gtalk will surely be happy by this imo feature. The designers claim that one can voice and video chat no matter which OS you use.

Unlike Meebo, imo uses a very simple, intuitive and easy to use GUI. The friends list is neatly grouped and aesthetically displayed. Apart from this the designers have added value to the application by the 'Broadcasting', image sharing and 'white board' features.

All in all its a pretty good application that deserves 4 out of 5 stars and is worth a try.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

recipe for a quick meal

It hardly take 15 to 20 minutes to make this dish and requires very little ingredients. The ingredients are listed below:

Rice:100gms (if consumed by one person)
Cooking oil: 2-3 table spoons.
Cumin seeds (Jeera): for seasoning
Salt: 3-4 table spoons
Onions: 1
Peas: as much as you want :)

To make this dish quickly you have to cook the rice and prepare the seasoning in parallel.

Rice has to be cooked in such a fashion that they don't stick to each other. This is can be controlled by the amount of water while cooking. There are many methods and i will the microwave version.

For the microwave method. Transfer the washed rice into a micro wave proof utensil (preferably a deep bowl, so that water does not spill out during the cooking process). The rice to water ratio should be 1:1.50. That is for every cup of rice, pour a little more that one of half cup of water. Once this is done microwave the rice for 10-12 minutes (please note that this time depends on the microwave).

As the rice is being cooked, heat 2-3 table spoons of oil in a frying pan(preferably deep one so that rice can be mixed easily). Once the oil is hot roast cumin seeds after which finely chopped onions should be fried.

Once the onion has turned golden brown add peas to it. This step may vary based on the type of peas you have. If you have frozen peas then you can just wash it add to the pan. If its dry and hard then it should be precooked.

Now as the contents of the pan is getting fried add 2-3 table spoons of salt. Turn the stove off once the peas is soft and wait until the rice is cooked.

Once the rice is cooked. Its time to mix it with the seasoning in the pan. So transfer the rice onto the pan and stir it till a uniform mix is obtained.

At this point you will have the dish ready to be served.

However, if you would like to 'experiment' then you can try different seasonings and spices during the frying stage or you can use a table spoon of vinegar to add a tangy effect to the dish.

Happy Experimenting !!

PS: please feel free to add add your valuable tips and comments so that it will be useful for 'experimenters' like me :)

irish music and step dance

There is some magic in the music. Unfortunately, its hard to define that magic, it can only be felt.
Here are some of them.

If you have been tapping your feet or clapping then you have been influenced by magic in this music.

Have fun.

awesome food with awesome people

How often does one get to have specialty food of different parts of the country, made by people from those parts, in a totally different country.
Well i would say one must be lucky ;)

Thanks to Angma, Ajal, Mike, Dil (names changed ;)) who made it possible. They brought in flavors from the south, western, northern parts of the country and literally created a potpourri that was sprinkled with tangy lemon juice.

Thanks guys :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

grow up once again

its impossible to stop humming this beautiful song ...

amazing lyrics ... amazing music ... kudos to the creators of the song

Monday, January 11, 2010

dissolved stories

The land of opportunities has many stories to say. Some of these stories are etched on the granite while some are written on the moist sand of the sea shore. There is this one guy Michael Moore who swims across stormy waters to pick up some from the sea shores before they are washed away.

'Capitalism: a love story' and 'SiCKo' are two of them. He unravels many hidden facts and holes in the systems built by a handful of unscrupulous bureaucrats, politicians and businessmen. The success of these documentaries clearly has hit a nail on their heads.

However, these documentaries leave me wondering how issues and problems like these are handled back at home. I guess most of the stories are dissolved and flushed down the drain. hmmm...Only an acidity test can tell. Its time to pull out the Litmus paper.


was a great day today

The 2nd semester just dropped its curtains and set the stage open for us. The stage is stocked with props of all kinds and shapes, leaving little room for us breathe. However, the stage fear has evaporated. Thanks to '3 idiots'.

'3 idiots' has been a boon to students like me. I used to always worry about the planning, which book to refer, how to do that how to do this and so on. Somehow, today i felt like a feather and flew into every lecture possible and seemed to like them all. There were no worries, no pressure or any anxiety whatsoever.

I just hope this streak lives for ever :)
wish me luck guys !!