Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sea food is the way to go

Sea foods are perhaps the most under consumed recipes in the world. But they are also most healthiest and naturally protien enriched foods. So, the Great American Sea food cook off for the year 2008 had some great recipes of sea food from different parts of the USA.

The cook off has an array of best chefs and their great and favourite dishes made of sea foods. I was quiet impressed by John Currence of City Grocery, Mississippi. John, a New Orleanian by birth, began cooking in Chapel Hill, NC under the tutelage of Bill Neal at Crooks Corner, one of the Eastern Seaboard's premiere Southern, fine-dining institutions.
John's North Mississippi Courtboullion was perhaps the best sea food he has ever cooked. The recipe is available at
The recipe has a nice combination of Bacon and okra and adds a unique taste to it. Also, the yellow onion, fresh fish from the the shores of the sea added with white wine has a separate taste to it. This dish can also be served over rice which could attract a large population of South Indians who would love to have rice in their menu. The fact that a little more of spice could be added to it, is also an option for the chefs to make it or for the ladies back home.
Another thing about this recipe, is that it is easy to prepare it from time to ime. Fresh sea foods and their recipes in , are all healthy foods high in proteins and generally sea food recipe twice a week is very good for the body. The fact that they could be got fresh and unadulterated is also a advantage in itself.
The Great American Sea food cook off has thrown in some wonderful recipes and i encourage everyone to check it out and try your hand in some of your favourite sea food dishes. I also encourage everyone to visit, and vote for your favourite dishes in sea food. There are some exciting prizes to be won too. And if your lucky, you can win a trip to New Orleans.

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

Friday, August 22, 2008

Now, Apple iPhone 3G can be bought in Indian markets

Apple's most sought after tech instrument, the iPhone has finally come to India. The 3rd generation cellular instrument has created quite a stir worldwide withits classic outline touches and many advanced features.

The main attraction is its slim finish and handy equipment with a neat plastic outlook. The advanced features include e-mail on the go, GPS enabled connection with the help of google maps, wireless connection, advanced internet connection. It has all that a business and tech geek would ask for.

While India may be amongst the hottest markets for Apple’s iPhone 3G, the country presents several unique challenges which the US-based multinational will have to address before it can succeed here. Not just Apple, but its partners in India—Bharti Airtel and Vodafone—will have to play their roles to perfection for their customers to enjoy the iPhone.

Last, but not the least, the price could be a dampener. The 8 GB version is about Rs.31,000 and the 16 GB version is Rs.36,000. So, all the iPhone geeks, get ready to shell a lot more from your pockets.

Tata Motors to move out of Singur

Ratan Tata, the chairman of the TATA group, has said that they would move out of singur if forced to move out. Tata Motors Ltd , India's top vehicle maker, will move a plant to make the ultra low-cost Nano car out of the state of West Bengal itself.

This decision come about due to the protests in Singur district and the politically motivated move has made it impoossible for Tata Motors to continue their plans in the communist governed state of West Bengal.

Tata Motors, which is scheduled to launch the Nano car later this year, has faced violent protests and political opposition against farmlands of about 400 acres acquired for the Nano project in West Bengal state, which threaten to delay the launch.

Launch of Tata Nano itself seems to be on track and would be unveiled around october this year, said Ratan Tata.

Come, join the fight against Alzheimer

Alzheimer disease is the most disatrous disease in this world and many suffer from it throughout the world. Its an This incurable, degenerative and terminal disease and we all should fight against this disease and Alzheimer's Memory Walk is the first of its kind formed by Alzheimer's association where people are encouraged to take part and volunteer walk of about 3-4 miles in weekend mornings.
This Alzheimer's Memory Walk is open to all ages and all individuals who has the will to fight against Alzheimer's disease. Please do take part in it and help eradicate and fight Alzhemier.
Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

Monday, August 18, 2008

Chiranjeevi enters politics

Telugu actor K. Chiranjeevi on Sunday announced his resolve to enter politics and dedicate himself to the service of the poor, who “had been deprived of the fruits of development."

Stating that he was joining politics to do more public service, the 53-year-old actor said he wanted to bring in a change.The actor, whose party is likely to emerge as the third major political force after the ruling Congress and the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), said his outfit would be pro-poor and work for social justice.He did not agree that there was no political vacuum in the state.

The actor said he would announce his party’s name, the design and colour of its flag and the political agenda at a public meeting at Tirupati on August 26, coinciding with Mother Teresa’s birth anniversary.

"My mission is to transform the state into a “santosh (happy) Andhra Pradesh and chirunavvula (smiling) Andhra Pradesh.” Chiranjeevi said.

Shilpa Shetty and Jade Goody come together

After bruising from the racist slurs from Jade Goody, Shilpa Shetty encounters the feminine partner in the sequence of the Big Brother Reality Show of London. Jade Goody who thrusted Shilpa for all kinds of racial slurs, have come back along with Shilpa this time for "Big Boss".

Shilpa this time just hosting the show and appearing for the week end Friday eliminating episodes of the reality show in the 'Colors' channel by communicating with contestants through a TV screen.

Shilpa is happy, for she'll get a chance to show her ex-rival how welcoming Indians are. Contestants will be kept private in a specially designed house for three months under 24-hour shadowing, with no access to telephones or television. The show was launched late Sunday and expected with lot of fireworks from the contestants

Will Champion's trtophy take place in Pakistan ?

ICC Champion's trophy in Pakistan is now in jeopardy. New Zealand's squad has not softened its view on attending the Champions Trophy despite a detailed security briefing by an ICC task force.

Tim May, the chief executive of the global players' union, believes Pakistan must do more to ensure the safety of players at next month's Champions Trophy. Security fears over the tournament in Pakistan have already led to New Zealand and Australia casting doubts about competing despite meeting with high-ranking figures from the International Cricket Council, the sport's world governing body.

England will make a final decision about their participation in next month's Champions Trophy following Tuesday's board meeting of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Ponting has said it was hard on his players as they tried to prepare for the event, unsure where or if they would have the chance to defend their title.

Musharraf resigns as President of Pakistan

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced Monday that he will resign, just days ahead of impeachment in parliament over attempts by the U.S.-backed leader to impose authoritarian rule on his turbulent nation.

The big question is-- what happens to Musharraf now? It's still not clear yet but there are some options the former General has.

On Sunday, a committee of the ruling coalition finalized a list of impeachment charges against Musharraf, including violation of the Constitution, suppression of democracy, and gross misconduct.
Musharraf said the country would lose if the impeachment proceedings were launched. Coalition officials had said Musharraf sought immunity from prosecution but he said in his speech he was asking for nothing.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Time for the "Fab Four" to retire

The India- SL test match series is over and the well fought series has gone to the Sri Lankan side. Two main things which tilted the series in favour of Sri Lanka are Sri Lanka's home conditions favouring them and the most pathetic
batting display by the Fab Four of the Indian batting line up. Sachin Tendulkar was very much concerned about how to erase 171 runs to get past the the legend "Brian Lara". Sachin cringed under pressure of 171 runs and deservedly didnot get past Lara. I sincerely hope he doesnot get another chance to get past Lara. Sachin's career should end here and now. He is pre-occupied with his own records rather than think about the team.

Next is Sourav Ganguly. Sourav was awfully out of touch in the series. He was bamboozled by Mendis and Murali. Its better to invest in a youngter for the future. Sourav's fielding and attitude in the field is pathetic.

Third in line is Rahul Dravid. Dravid, it seems has forgotten the ways to get runs. He is ridiculously defensive in his approach and it pains to see Dravid struggle and sweat under pressure.

The man who reedems himself a bit is VVS Laxman. Laxman still has a another good two years left in him, with especially the Australian series coming up. However,his approach while batting with the tail-enders should improve immensely. Laxman should be given another series or two.

Sehwag and Gambir had a great series without whom the solitary win would not have been possible.

In the bowling department, Harbhajan had a smooth comeback and bowled well in the second test to give India a chance in the third. Ishant bowled really well and was a shame he got injured in the third test. Zaheer Khan is effective only with the new ball and he needs to improve his bowling with the old ball immensly, if needs to make any impact on the test arena.

The biggest disappiontment of the series was Anil Kumble's bowling. Even in favourable bowling conditions his bowling was below par to put it mildly. The old wily Kumble might not be seen again. He has become very predictable and has no sting in his bowling of late throughout 2008 season.

The score sheets:


Sachin - 3/10,Ganguly-1/10,Dravid- 3/10,Laxman-4/10,Sehwag-7/10,Gambir-8/10.


Ishant Sharma-7/10,Zaheer Khan-5/10,Harbhajan Singh - 7/10,Anil Kumble- 3/10


Indian Cricket Team- 0/10.


India needs Dhoni desperately even yhough he is not the best Test Keeper. Karthik was pathetic to say the least.

So, move on Fab Four and leave space for younsters.

Bindra brings first ever gold for India in Beijing Olympics

The long wait is over. Abhinav Bindra has won gold in 10m riffle and makes India proud. He has brought India the first ever individual gold medal for India. After 1980, when the Indian hockey team won gold, its first time Bindra has brought back the coveted gold medal.
Bindra shooted a record 700.5 in the finals of the 10m pistol and climed to the top position beating Hakkinen of Finland and his Chinese counterpart.
With this Indian olympics had taken a huge leap and many youngsters will take it seriously as a profeesion. India is now 11th in the overall position in overall medals tally

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Amitabh is the real king of Bollywood

Akshay Kumar is back in the news ahead of his much hyped film release, "Singh is King". This time in a controversial question of who is the king of bollywood. Akshay Kumar took a dig at Shah Rukh Khan and has said Amiatbh Bacchan is the real "King of bollywood".

He was speaking at a promotional event of 'Singh is Kinng' which will be released later this week.Many in trade circles had commented that the title 'Singh is Kinng' was an attempt on Akshay's part to show that he was the "King of Bollywood".

Brit babe Katrina Kaif is Kumar’s leading lady and this is the beautiful pair’s third film together. Kaif has been quick to quash rumours that they maybe more than just good friends.

Akshay also participated in the inaugural show of Bachchan's world tour 'Unforgettable' in Toronto on July 18.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Shah Rukh says 'No' to "No Smoking"

Shah Rukh Khan has cleared the air about his smoking controversy. His interview to a malayalam daily, about his decision to "Quit Smoking" has not gone down well with the Bollywood super star. He has reiterated that he has no plans to quit smoking nor has he planned to do so in the future.

Asked whether he would give up cigarettes, King Khan replied with a stressful "No".
The actor even declined to respond to a query whether the decision to quit cigarettes would come after a couple of months as stated in his interview.

This particularly might not be music to the ears of Unoin Health Minister Mr. Anbumani Ramadoss who has appealed to all actors to quit smoking. Rajnikanth accepted his appeal but the minister had no such luck in Shah Rukh's case.

Musharraf to be impeached soon

President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf will be impeached very soon from his President's post. Coalition partners of the ruling parties,PPP's Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and PML(N) chief Nawaz Sharif has now agrred to impeach the president.

Rumours doing the rounds, Musharraf has cancelled his China tour to witness the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing.The announcement came as the leaders of Pakistan's main ruling parties met for a second day in the capital, Islamabad, to discuss how to restore dozens of judges fired by Musharraf as well as to consider the unpopular president's fate.

Musharraf has a rough ride in the months to come as he is believed to have been mulling the option of fleeing the country the days to come fearing arrests on legal grounds.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

3G mobile connections from March 2009

The Indian government has announced guidelines for auction and allotment of spectrum for 3G telecommunication services. Spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band will be allocated for 3G services through bidding in an auction.

The base price is quoted at Rs.2,200 crores for each license. Many say the actual price may go up many fold as many foreign players like AT&T, Verizon are desperate to get into Indian telecom market. This puts enormous pressure on many Indian players like Airtel, Vodafone, Tata Communications and Reliance Communications to rise their bar and bid at a higher price.

Its all good news for Indian customers as the call charges may come down significantly due to competitive market.

So brace up for the new revolution in telecom market in 2009.

Deepika gets Ranbir's name tattoed

Nowadays, it seems tatoo is the best way of showing one's love and romance to the other. After, Saif tattoo of Kareena his left arm, its now the turn of Deepika Padukone who has now got the tattoo of Ranbir's name on her body.First it was the hunks of Bollywood doing it, now it’s the ladies turn.

The tattoo says R K (but obviously Ranbir Kapoor). Since it is hidden behind her hair, not many have caught sight of it yet.We just hope Ranbir Kapoor doesn’t have a “D.P” embedded somewhere or the other.

N-Deal in US congress on Sep 8th

The US has fast-tracked the Indo-US nuke deal with the state department on Tuesday announcing that the deal will be tabled for congressional approval on September 08.The Bush administration is "positive" of getting the nod from the NSG later this month.

Meanwhile, the NSG is meeting on August 21 to consider the waiver.
"Well, we've stated often our support for this deal and we believe that it's important not only for the bilateral relationship, but also for nuclear security to the rest of the world," officials say.
Asked whether the administration would have the 123 agreement before the Congress adjourned for the elections, Mr.Gallegos, an US official said, "Well, we're going to be working with our contacts on the Hill to explain why we believe this is important. And hopefully, we'll be able to have a positive outcome of this."