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Learn To Appreciate

A man raced down the hospital steps one rainy day and jumped into a passing bus with the remark, “What a beautiful day it is!” The rain was pouring in torrents, it was dreadfully cold and everyone was bemoaning the foul weather. The conductor remarked, half amused, “You must be mad, Mister, to call this […]

All you want to know about animated signatures(sources)

This is not actually a tutorial but the information regarding animated signatures for use in forums and optimising them. Here’s a list of various animation software packages available for download(Some free, shareware, trial ware): GIMP with Animation Package This is the best freeware software for making amazing photo-effects. If you do not have Photoshop, this […]

Few jokes

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below […]

GARDEN SALAD

This colourful salad looks gorgeous, particularly when served on a glass mirror. You can use any combination of fruits and vegetables you like. Cooking Time : Nil.Preparation Time : 20 min. Serves 20 to 25. For the salad 3 teacups watermelon cubes 3 teacups pineapple cubes 3 teacups grapes or peach cubes 3 teacups capsicum cubes 3 teacups cucumber cubes 3 […]

How to store vegetables for salads?

1. Place the vegetables and fruits in the crisper and refrigerate, removing only unusable outer leaves. To prepare iceberg lettuce for crisping, remove only bruised leaves, separate the leaves properly and place in ice-cold water for at least 25 minutes. 2. Drain the vegetables and fruits thoroughly. Wrap loosely in a clean towel and place […]

How to quickly peel off the garlic skin?

  Before using garlic, soak garlic cloves in warm water for 5 minutes. This will help to quickly peel off the garlic skin. It is especially useful in Indian and Oriental cooking where garlic paste is used abundantly.

STUFFED RAGI PANCAKES

Brimming with the goodness of ragi (nachni), these vegetable-stuffed pancakes are a great substitute for calorie-laden snacks. Cooking Time : 20 mins.Preparation Time : 15 mins. Makes 6 pancakes. For the pancakes ¾ cup whole ragi / nachni (red millet) ¼ cup rice flour (chawal ka atta) Salt to taste For the vegetable stuffing ¼ cup sliced spring onion […]