Tuesday, 20 February 2018

GINGER


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Kitchen is a place where varieties of dishes are prepared every day and for that many ingredients are required. Few of them are dry, raw, fresh, cold and hot.  That includes vegetables, fruits, herbs, ghee, oil, butter, cheese, and spices.  One such item in the kitchen, which is used in almost all cuisine is GINGER.

GINGER is used like a spice and also functions like a herb. GINGER belongs to Rhizome family and also called as GINGER ROOT. The benefits of using GINGER in the cooking are: Good taste, flavour, hot &spicy effect, and provides the rich texture and consistency to the dish. That’s why GINGER is used in both cookery and bakery items. GINGER is available in both fresh and dry form.   Powdered dry ginger is generally used while preparing ginger bread, cookies and cakes.

                                             
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GINGER when used in cooking, the skin is first peeled off, chopped and then add to the dish, most of the time ginger is grounded as a paste & add along with other ingredients. GINGER is also added to hot &cold drinks.  MASALA CHAI or ADRAK VALI CHAI is a tea prepared with addition of some GINGER while simmering. 

CHUKKU in Tamil, is the name for DRY-GINGER, with which a special coffee is made and stated that it is good for throat and also enhances voice &tone. Bharatratna awardee Late M.S.Subbulaksmi used to drink CHUKKU COFFEE regularly.

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GINGER pickle is most famous in South India.  ALLAM is the term used for ginger in Telugu. For a dish called PESARATE, ALLAMPACHADI is a great combination and highly relished in ANDHRAPRADESH, INDIA.  INJI THAYIR PACHADI, is a well- known dish in the houses of Tamil Nadu, INJI is name for Ginger in Tamil.   Then comes, the INJIMORAPA,- the name for GINGER CANDY in Tamil. Many consume this candy after completing their lunch. It aids in digestion.

Let’s have a look into the recipe of GINGER CANDY:

1.      Weight & wash ginger in cold running water.
2.      Peel and cut into pieces.
3.      Place the pieces into boiling water, cook till the pieces become soft.
4.      Drain the pieces and add half an amount of sugar required and allow to stand overnight.
5.      Heat the pieces till it reaches 50˚ brix.
6.      Add sugar and citric acid and heat the pieces every alternative day till it reaches 75˚ brix.
7.      Keep the pieces for a week, drain the pieces and dry it in a dehydrator till the pieces are dry and have a film like coating.
8.      Keep in clean and sterilised cans.

Monday, 19 February 2018

TURN TOWARDS TAPS, FUSES &PLUGS



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Newly built house or the old one, when fixing or replacing fittings like taps or other bathroom accessories, high caution is required. It’s the place where both water &electricity are close to each other.

 Taps with normal features or the ones with more look &style of international brands, all need a service time, whenever it demands or at regular intervals, depending on the usage.  The most common problem with the taps is leaking. Leaking taps leads to water wastage, so, to avoid this take up the work as soon as you notice the problem. This is usually termed as “Rewashing of the Tap”



                                                      
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This is a simple procedure:

 – Turn off the water supply to the tap

_ Turn the tap on fully, to make sure the water is turned off &to allow space for the work to be done and also to lift the dome.

_ unscrew the nut by griping it at point A and remove from tap, if the washer plate is fixed to the spindle it will lift out with it, if not, remove it separately.

-          Unscrew the other nuts if any in new model taps and lift it the done, as high as possible.

-          Remove old washer by knot B and replace it with a new washer.

-          Reassemble the tap and turn on water supply to test that the new washer is working efficiently.

Next comes the Switches in the bathrooms, the risk is high when we touch them with wet hands. So, whenever the switch is broken or had slight cracks, or fuse out, or wiring issues, all these need immediate change without any delay so as to avoid unnecessary consequences. Repair of fuses and wiring of the plugs needs more attention and alert during the process.



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-To change the switch,

 cut off the power supply, remove screws from the corners of the switch board.

- detach the switch from the connected wires, then fix the new switch in the same way to those existing wires inside the board.

_ close the board and fix all the screws on the boards and the new switch is ready to use.

Repair of fuses:

-          Turn off the main switch

-          Find the fuse that has blown, this may be known before hand, if not find it by checking each one of them.

-          Remove broken fuse wire

-          Replace with new fuse wire of the correct size.


-          Before replacing the repaired fuse and before switching on, fix the cause of the old fuse wire melting, check all connections and the leads of the appliance if it caused the fuse to blow.

The wiring of plugs:

-          Remove the over sheath for about 3 cm-5cm, thus leaving 3 coloured wires exposed.

-          If the plus has a bridge, clamp the flex sheath lightly under the card grip.

-           Measure each wire, cut it off at a length which will allow it to go round the terminal. The last portion of the wire only is cleared for insulation.

-          Wind uncovered wire in clock wise direction around the terminal. Orient insert in terminal and tighten screw.

-          Replace the costing of the plug.
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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

BENEFIT OTHERS WITH YOUR ACTIONS!



                                 

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“”Actions speak more than words”” is a universally known wise saying.
Many of our actions can be better and it can fetch others a lot of benefits. If we can put into practice these basic features, the result will be more healthy and happy lives. Let’s focus them…

# please cover your mouth, when you cough, cover your nose when you sneeze.

# Adopt to a practice of using handkerchief, carry your own towels, soap &comb when you plan to stay at someone else’s house.

 # Don’t smoke among others, especially amidst non –smokers &children

# Have your TV volume and stereos at a minimum level,

# Park your vehicle at your allotted place in the apartment.

# Maintain silence and switch off your phone, where &when it is advised or requested.

# Don’t laugh at others and try to avoid the language that’s not known to all, when you are in groups.

# Try to avoid ringing up some one at late hours or at early in the morning, until or unless it’s an emergency

# Never give someone else’s phone number to the third party, without the permission of the owner.  

# Make sure to use polite words like please, sorry, excuse me, and thank you at the appropriate incidences.

# Don’t ever try to know others personal information and never read others letters, mails and diaries.

# Without the owner’s permission, avoid opening their personal belongings like wallets, cup boards and their bags. It’s better to avoid using others beds and pillows, rather use mats to lay down.

Apart from the above practices, try to include these actions and bring more boons &benefits to others. Just check it out, what they are?

Donate blood
Pledge your eyes.
Share happiness
Spread smilesimage of smile के लिए इमेज परिणाम
Respects elders
Care for the environment

Monday, 12 February 2018

CREATE YOUR OWN SPACE FOR SCRAPBOOK


Scrapbook- book in which to keep newspaper cuttings E tc, A book of blank pages for sticking cuttings, drawing or pictures in, are the definitions given in the dictionary for a scarp book.

Scrap books are available in the market, in which we can stick our own items or you can create your own style of scrap book with help of some one side papers, left over brown sheets or old calendar.




Cut the selected papers or sets of old calendars into equal size or settle down with A4 sheets. Stitch it together or just few staplers or bind them.

Start the main top cover with your creative way, stick quotes, lovely pictures, draw any particular thematic lines related to your scrap book collection.

There are many hobbies which many love to do and one such  thing is reading books, which we normally own or lend ,all these can be read again when we love to do it.






But in case of newspapers or any source which we love to preserve, may be cut and stick into a book called scrap book. It can vary from person to person and they range from News paper cuttings, photos or own writings, drawings, or many innovative things either made by them or they need to be saved from damage or lost, needs to be the part of the scarp book.

Cuttings about books, book reviews, travel plans or details of destination, cookery, especially recipes from traditional house- holds, special interviews etc, these can be treasured for a long time almost like archives.





My love for scrap book started when I was in school, in Sunday newspaper, every week  we can get to read about a new place and details to reach there and all other notable features. My brother helped me in stitching the book, we planned to visit those places when we grow up. Like -wise two set of scrap book got ready, with many of geographical and historical features. 

In 2010, when THE HINDU conducted a book donation campaign, I donated two of my scrap book with an idea that it should be helpful to many students.




After that my love for the scrap book didn’t end, now I have made two more scrap book with all lovely writings which will refresh me, when I'm  dull or little low in spirits.


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

SEVEN HEAVENLY PLACES IN SINGAPORE…….


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DOLPHIN ISLAND offers a range of programmes that lets you interact with Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and learn more about them.”” We will also share interesting facts about the measures we take to look after these amazing animas and how our learning contribute to research and conservation efforts around the world”” say the authorities.


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GARDENS BY THE BAY features the best of horticulture, sustainability and architectural design, GARDENS BY THE BAY provides the perfect edutainment opportunity for all ages. There is so much to discover here, from diverse plant life in the award –winning cooled conservatories, to towering vertical gardens that extend into the sky, this must visit destination will awaken explorers and inquisitive minds alike.

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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE-No.1 Amusement park, with Stage shows, street entertainment, character meet and greet are the few programmes, but whole lot adventure is awaiting.


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CABLE CAR SKY NETWORK- Get on board the cable car sky network, a fun way to fly from Singapore’s only hilltop destination, Faber peak Singapore, to over 20 attractions in Sentosa! Soar high above for priceless views of the exciting island, golden beaches and beautiful greenery. Catch the unique joy ride on the Mount Faber Line and the sentosa Line.

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SINGAPORE’S RIVER CRUISE- Cruise down Singapore River to Marina Bay and embark on an exciting voyage through time. Trace the journey of Singapore, follow the dreams of her people and be amazed by the power of imagination.

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BUGIS STREET: The largest street shopping experience in Singapore, over 600+ shops offering fashion apparel and unique souvenirs at bargain prices!

                                           
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SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS- UNESCO World Heritage Site, has National orchid garden, Jacob ballas children’s garden, themed gardens, foliage garden, evolution garden, fragrant garden, healing garden, all these provide visitors a bouquet of variety with a unique touch of greenery.