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September 20, 2012
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Space Shuttle: As Discovery makes final flight, L.A. awaits Endeavor.... US space shuttle Endeavour took off Thursday morning for the second leg of its voyage into retirement in California, riding piggyback on a specially fitted Boeing 747.The shuttle left Houston early in the morning, after spending the previous day on display at Ellington Air Field.Endeavour left Cape Canaveral, Florida Wednesday, on the first leg of a transfer that had previously been postponed twice because of bad weather.The jet and shRead More

September 19, 2012
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Saffron (kesar): This expensive, golden, thread-like spice is an effective anti-oxidant, possesses anti-ageing properties, is rich in vitamins and minerals, acts as an anti-depressant and is heart friendly. Saffron is a potent natural aphrodisiac too Cumin, a popular seasoning with curries and gravies, is rich in iron and aids digestion with its antioxidant properties. It is also used to reduce acidity and boost immunity. Cumin also contains phytochemicals which are known to inhibit cancer cell growth. GRead More

September 18, 2012
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Recipe: Chocolate-Apricot BabkaAdapted from “The Art of the Dessert,” by Ann Amernick ( John Wiley, 2007)Time: About 2 hours plus at least 5 to 6 hours’ risingFOR THE DOUGH:2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup cake flour1/8 teaspoon salt1/3 cup sugar1/4 ounce or 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast, or 1 cake (0.6 ounces) fresh yeast1/2 cup whole milk at room temperature1/2 cup eggs (whole eggs or just yolks)1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, preferably high fat, at room temperature, plus2Read More

September 04, 2012
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This masala recipe has been hamded down from generations. Not only does Amti taste fantastic but using it to make Vangyachi Bhaji makes the bhaji even better than all the Chicken or fish dishes out there Ok here goes: Ingredients: 3 Cups Dhania3 Cups Dry Coconut (Grated)11/2 Cup Jeera11/2 Cup Til (sesame seeds)1/2 Cup Black Pepper6 Red Chilies (DRY Medium size  about 2 inches long)10 Cloves6 Cinnamon Sticks (2-3  Inches long)Solid Hing (A cube 2 inches)10 Bay leaves1/2 tsp of Methi1tbsp tumerRead More

September 02, 2012
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Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Aamir Khan's hugely successful TV show "Satyamev Jayate", that focusing on burning issues facing India and ways of tackling them, has landed him on the cover of prestigious Time magazine as India's "first superstar-activist.""He's breaking the Bollywood mold by tackling India's social evils. Can one actor change a nation?" asks the blurb on the cover of the Asia edition of the Sep 10 issue of the US magazine, which features a close-up of the actor looking intensely into the camera.Read More

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