My Own World……

August 31, 2007

Women Saints

Filed under: Women's Power — jagrutivalani @ 10:23 am

MEERA BAI

Born in early 16th century Meerabai belonged to the royal family of Mewar. She renounced the luxuries of royal life and became an ardent devotee of lord Krishna. Meera composed many devotional songs in praise of Lord Krishna which are sung to this day with great reverence throughout the country. She died at the feet of Lord Krishna of Dwaraka at the age of 67.

THE MOTHER (PONDICHERRY)

She was born in Paris. She was spiritually inclined and chose India as her permanent place of residence. On coming into contact with Sri. Aurobindo she decided to become his disciple. The mother worked towards universal harmony and peace. She became the spiritual head of the Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry. She breathed her last on 17-11-1973

SHREE MA ANANDA MAYI

She hailed from an orthodox Brahmin family of Kheora. She was married to Ramani Mohan Chakravarthy who later became her devotee. She did not have any formal education. From her very childhood she was spiritually inclined and she remained immersed in herself all the time. She travelled extensively preaching love, compassion and self discipline. She established Ashrams charitable institutions and hospitals everywhere. She breathed her last on 27th Aug. 1982.

MOTHER THERESA

Mother Theresa was born of Albanian parents in Yugoslavia. Her childhood name was Agnes. She came to India in 1929 to teach in St. Mary’s High School Calcutta. In 1950 she founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta to care for the ‘poorest of the poor’ sequel to the touch of a divine command she received. The Missionaries of Charity have since grown into a world wide order. Mother Theresa’s love and compassion for the distressed and the uncared for in society have earned for her universal esteem and reverence. She was the recipient of many awards including Nobel Peace Prize (1979) and Bharat Ratna (1980) She died in Calcutta on 5-09-1997.

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August 29, 2007

Raksha Bhandhan

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This is very nice gift for all brothers…….

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From Loving Sisters

August 27, 2007

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad

Filed under: Poem — jagrutivalani @ 11:36 am

Oh, to be in England Now that April’s there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England – now!
And after April, when May follows,
And the white throat builds, and all the swallows
Hark! where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops – at the bent spray’s edge
That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children’s dower, –
Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!

– Robert Browning

August 24, 2007

Poem

Filed under: Poem — jagrutivalani @ 12:22 pm

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Lazy Mary, will you get up?
Will you get up, will you get up?
Lazy Mary, will you get up,
So early in the morning.

No, dear mother, I won’t get up,
I won’t get up, I won’t get up,
No, dear mother, I won’t get up,
So early in the morning.

What’ll you give me for my for my breakfast?
For my breakfast, for my breakfast?
A little bowl of bread and milk,
So early in the morning.

Then, dear mother, I won’t get up,
I won’t get up, I won’t get up,
Then, dear mother, I won’t get up,
So early in the morning.

A nice young man with rosey cheeks,
With rosey cheeks, with rosey cheeks
Then, dear mother, I will get up,
So early in the morning.

August 22, 2007

PANEER TIKKA RECIPE

Filed under: Recipe — jagrutivalani @ 12:56 pm

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Ingredients:
1 Large block of Paneer
1 onion
1 Capsicum
1 Tomato
Few Mushrooms
Finely chopped Coriander leaves

To Marinade:
1/2 cup Curd (plain yogurt)
1 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Ginger Paste
2 tsp Tandoori powder
1 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
2 tsp Chaat powder
Salt to taste
Red chili Powder to taste

How to make indian paneer tikka recipe :
Cut Paneer into long 1/2″ thick cubes.
Cut all vegetables into cubes.
Mix all ingredients for marinade and keep aside.
Add the left marinade to the vegetables.
Brush the marinade to the paneer and refrigerate it for 3 hours.
Heat oil in a kadhai and fry marinated paneer till fully done.
Also fry other vegetables.
In a plate arrange fried vegetables and then paneer.
Garnish with coriander and lemon slices
Serve tandoori paneer tikka hot with hari chutney.

August 17, 2007

BARKHA DUTT, Repoter

Filed under: Articals — jagrutivalani @ 11:31 am

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She is a left wing TV journalist of India . Barkha presently works for NDTV.

Education:
Barkha was educated at the Modern School, New Delhi. She has a bachelor’s in English literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi; a master’s in mass communications from Jamia Milia Islamia’s Mass Communications Research Center, Delhi; and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, New York. She was a 1997 winner of the Inlaks Scholarship, which sends six Indians abroad annually for graduate work.


Career as Reporter

a SAJAer who now lives in India, works as a reporter and anchor for New Delhi Television, the country’s biggest private TV company (which is owned by broadcast pioneer Prannoy Roy). She currently anchors the 9 p.m. daily news bulletin and co-anchors “Newshour,” an hour-long analysis and discussion program for STAR TV, the Asian satellite channel.

In the summer of 1999, Barkha became one of the best-known journalists in the country because of her work during the Kargil War, India’s first “televised conflict.” Her daily reports from the front kept the nation in thrall as this “Indian Christiane Amanpour” brought the war home. Her work earned her four journalism awards and she was the subject of numerous positive reviews in the press.
Previously, she has covered everything from politics to India-Pakistan negotiations. She has also interviewed prime ministers, Nobel Prize winners and other newsmakers. She has reported from various cities and villages across India and has also filed stories from New York City.

Barkha Dutt joined NDTV later and today, she is the Managing Editor of the Channel. She also hosts the talkshow, We The People on NDTV. Some of her writings can also be viewed in Outlook magazine’s website.
Her recent coverage of the Tsunami disaster from Nagapattinam won appreciation from viewers and media professionals alike She is also on the editorial advisory board of cultural online magazine- Cerebration.

August 13, 2007

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August 10, 2007

Poem

Filed under: Poem — jagrutivalani @ 7:03 am

FRIENDS

FRIENDSHIP IS A PRICELESS GIFT
THAT CANNOT BE BOUGHT OR SOLD
BUT ITS VALUE IS FAR GREATER
THAN THE MOUNTAIN MADE OF GOLD
FOR GOLD IS COLD & LIFELESS
IT CAN NEITHER SEE NOR HEAR
& IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE
IT IS POWER LESS 2 CHEER–
IT HAS NO EARS 2 LISTEN
NOR HEART 2 UNDERSTAND
IT CANNOT BRING U CONFORT
OR REACH OUT A HELPING HAND
SO WHEN U ASK
GOD FOR A GIFT
BE THANKFUL IF HE SENDS
NOT DIAMONDS, PEARLS OR RICHES
BUT THE LOVE OF REAL TRUE FRIENDS

August 8, 2007

Joy – Rabindranath Tagor

Filed under: Poem — jagrutivalani @ 12:15 pm

 Rabindranath Tagor

And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils…
Joy is there Everywhere.

– Rabindranath Tagor

August 6, 2007

Chocolate Cake

Filed under: Recipe — jagrutivalani @ 10:21 am

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
1+¼ cup (170 g) all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (dutched/dark)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (200 g) sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
½ cup (1.2 dl) milk or water
½ cup (1.2 dl) vegetable oil (flavorless)
2 eggs
Ingredients for frosting
2/3 cup (1.6 dl) heavy cream or whipping cream
9 oz (260 g) semisweet chocolate (40-50% cocoa)
Method
1.Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C)
2.Grease a 9 inch (23 cm) cake tin.
3.Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl.
4.Add milk/water, vegetable oil and eggs.
5.Mix everything together until smooth, either by hand or by using an electric mixer at slow speed.
6.Transfer to bake tin and bake at 350 degrees until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 35 to 45 minutes.
7.After the cake has cooled, slice the cake through the middle to make two layers (easier if the cake has been in the fridge).
Frosting
1.Heat 2/3 cup (1.6 dl) of heavy cream or whipping cream in a sauce pan.
2.Remove from heat, add 9 oz (260 g) of finely chopped dark semisweet chocolate, stir until smooth, and let it cool until in thickens, if needed in the fridge.
3.Use one 1/3 of the frosting between the two layers, 1/3 on top, and the rest around the cake. Put the cake into the fridge for one hour or more to harden the frosting.
4.This cake should have room temperature when served.
Variations
A.You may substitute 1-2 tablespoons of cream with rum for the frosting.
B.You may cut the top of the cake to make a flat surface before adding the frosting.

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