Happy Sweet Diwali

Gazar Burfi, Baked Karanji, Date Burfi In addition to the festival of lights, Diwali is also known as the festival of sweets. The planning of the making of ladoos, karnajis, and burfis is tradition. The faral in earlier years was carefully homemade with women congregating in the kitchen, gossiping while artistically molding the karanjis and shankarpale. These days these sweets…

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OktoberFEAST

Menu:Chicken Sausages, Braised Red Cabbage, German Potato Salad, Carrots in Beer, Roast Chicken and Chocolate Fondue Oktoberfest is not just about beer(although that is the main part) but Germans also enjoy a variety of hearty traditional food during this fest. Visitors consume large quantities of food that is readily available on the fairgrounds. Hendl, whole chickens grilled on a spit…

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The Wonder Drug – Chinese Tea

An overweight Chinese person is a rare sight. There are several reasons for their slimness, the most important being: very little sugar in the Chinese diet. After a Chinese meal only fresh fruit is served, there are no rich desserts that accompany our Indian meal. Another factor according to a few local women is the medicinal qualities of Chinese tea,…

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A City Unexpected

Beijing is much more than expected. The city has transformed to a great extent; all thanks to the Olympic Games. The infrastructure that has been created in a short span of only eight years is remarkable. Coming from Pune, I can only marvel at the clean and wide roads, bridges and public transport that adorn the city, which is several…

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