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Friday, March 31, 2006

Dial D for Disruption -- Want to build a phone company for $100? Give Mark Spencer a ring.

Spencer is the inventor of Asterisk, a free software program that establishes phone calls over the Internet and handles voicemail, caller ID, teleconferencing and a host of novel features for the phone. With Asterisk loaded onto a computer, a decent-size company can rip out its traditional phone switch, even some of its newfangled Internet telephone gear, and say good-bye to 80% of its telecom equipment costs.
A real bad news for companies like CISCO, NORTEL or AVAYA..
I read this story

Click here for an inside look at Asterisk .

(Excerpts drawn from :

Young World Quiz

Today I was just reading online version of "The Hindu"(One of the famous English daily published in India)& just checked this quiz which was in Young World section of the news paper. They are really good and thought of sharing with you guys. Hope you like them :).
So here we go..

1.Name the craft which later became the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon, launched on this day 40 years ago.

2.Who was known as Bhai Lehna before becoming a Guru of the Sikhs?

3.Which Bharat Ratna recipient was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1993?

4.By riding which bike did Valentino Rossi become the 2005 MotoGP World champion?

5.If you went to see "Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains" at a theatre in Paris, which Disney classic would you be enjoying?

6.What job does Homer Simpson hold?

7.Who did India beat in the final to win the men's table tennis title at the Commonwealth Games?

8.What is the "Dannebrog"?

9.To what broad group of mammals do sakis, titis and tamarins belong?

10.In Egyptian mythology, who, in earlier periods, was most often depicted as a full cow with the sun disk between her horns?

11.For which English county team does Matthew Hoggard play?

12.Re-arrange "sacred at games" to get a game console's name.

13.Which Pokémon is No. 1 on the National Pokédex?

14.In "Finding Nemo", if Bruce is a great white shark, then what is Anchor?

15. Give the full name of the legendary athlete from the U.S., winner of four golds at the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936, who passed away on this day in 1980.

Try to answere them later see the answeres to know your G.K. power :)).
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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dinosaur toe found in South Pacific

The first proof that land-dwelling dinosaurs lived on remote islands in the South Pacific has been unveiled by an Australian-based researcher.


Sony SMU-WM10 Wireless Mouse Now Shipping

Sony goes for high style with its SMU-WM10 wireless mouse, forgetting that objects that are manipulated by human hands are generally easier to use if they conform to the hand's shape. The rectangular......


Launch your site, before it is finished

Everything You Need to Make Money Online Now: Launch your site, before it is finished

Understanding Web Logs And Why it Matters

Everything You Need to Make Money Online Now: Understanding Web Logs And Why it Matters

Happy Ugadi

"Wish you all a very happy Chandramana Ugadi"

Missing my childhood days, missing Ugadi festival, missing those days of shopping. Those days of walking along with my father (holding his hands) and going to the market for shopping. Those days of going out in the colony with group of friend to all friends and realtives homes, wishing each other, eating Bevu-Bella. oh!!! they are real golden days, and everlasting sweet memories. I wish my family & friends a very very happy ugadi.

What is Ugadi?

Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit. It is a day when mantras are chanted and predictions made for the new year.
The New year festival or Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. While the strong colors of Holi start fading away, the freshness of spring lingers on with sprightliness all around.

It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day - Chaitra suddha padhyami or the Ugadi day. Also the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya's calculations proclaimed the Ugadi day from the sunrise on as the beginning of the new year, new month and new day. The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life with plants (barren until now) acquiring new life, shoots and leaves. Spring is considered the first season of the year hence also heralding a new year and a new beginning. The vibrancy of life and verdent fields, meadows full of colorful blossoms signifies growth, prosperity and well-being.

It is a season for raw mangoes spreading its aroma in the air and the fully blossomed neem tree that makes the air healthy. Also, jaggery made with fresh crop of sugarcane adds a renewed flavor to the typical dishes associated with Ugadi.

"Bevu-Bella" is one such dish that has become synonymous with Ugadi. Bevu-Bella is of a specific mixture of Neem leaves/flowers for Bitterness, Jaggery for Sweetness, Raw Mango for Vagaru, Tamarind Juice for sour, green chille for Hot, salt for salty taste. "Bevu-Bella" in Kannada, symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of pleasure and pain, which should be accepted together and with equanimity, which truly reflect life - a combination of sweet, sour and bitter tastes.

It is noteworthy that we use mango leaves and coconuts (as in a Kalasam, to initiate any pooja) only on auspicious occasions to propitiate gods. People also splash fresh cow dung water on the ground in front of their house and draw colorful floral designs. This is a common sight in every household. People perform the ritualistic worship to God invoking his blessings before they start off with the new year. They pray for their health, wealth and prosperity and success in business too. Ugadi is also the most auspicious time to start new ventures. The agriculturists generally start their pre-sowing operations in the field on this day.
The celebration of Ugadi is marked by religious zeal and social merriment. Special dishes like "puliogure" and "holige" are prepared for the occasion.

Ugadi is thus a festival of many shades. It ushers in the New Year, brings a rich bounce of flora and fills the hearts of people with joy and contentment.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Are you a chololate savvy? Then read this :)

Chocolate may deepen depression says ABC Science Online.

The analysis, which is the most comprehensive literature review on how chocolate affects mood, shows that the motivation behind eating chocolate determines which neurotransmitters are activated, and hence your mood. It's quite interesting review. Read it.

(Courtesy:ABC Science Online)

Mobile phones affect brain waves in bed

Radiation from mobile phones stimulates brain activity in the early stages of sleep even after you've finished using the phone, an Australian study shows.

talking on your mobile phone before bed will get in the way of a good night's sleep?
Read more details on ABC Science Online.

(Courtesy: ABC Science Online)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

'Sexiest woman': Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson tops a lovely list of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World," in a poll of readers by FHM magazine. I just read this in today's CNN website.

Deleted Text Message Reader

We once knew this girl whose boyfriend was such a controlling creep that he insisted on reading through her email and checking her cellphone call and sms logs to see if she’d been in contact with anyone he didn’t approve of. Instead of dumping him like any sensible person would, she decided to create a super sekrit email account and to delete calls and sms he wouldn’t like from her phone as soon as they were done. Had it existed at the time, we’re sure the creep would’ve just loved the Deleted Text Message Reader. Just click here to read in detail.
Clcik the picture to know complete product details.

AMD vs Intel

The No. 2 maker of chips for PCs and servers has grabbed a big chunk of the market from its problem-plagued larger rival, all the while giving investors a remarkable return for their money: the stock's up about 130 percent over the last 12 months.
Read the complete details here.


The Top 15 Skylines in the World

The downtown core of big cities across the Americas, Europe and Asia are the cultural pulse and economic engines of urban regions where millions of people live. All urban "life" begins and ends, each day and night under the watch of the city's tallest skyscrapers and most grand architectural structures.....(click here for full story )


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Discover the lost temples of India

The old temples of india and their history.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Microsoft delays Office relaunch

Microsoft has put back the consumer launch of its new Office software suite to 2007, to coincide with the delayed start date for Windows Vista.
For more details click here.


India zoo's tortoise dies -- at age 250

"Clive of India's tortoise" dies aged 250.

A giant aldabra tortoise thought to be around 250 years old has died in the Kolkata (India) zoo of liver failure. Read full story for complete details.

(Courtesy: CNN.COM)

Yinghis EastGate -- Hsinchu

Hsinchu (also spelt Xinzhu) is a city in the north-western part of Taiwan. In their language Hsinchu, aka Xinzhu, means "windy city" & this name for this city is very much meaningfull. Wind will be always blowing here. But people are very warm, very friendly.
Yinghis EastGate is historical gate which is supposed to be one of the entrances to this city in the east. (Yinghis EastGate is marked with red cirle in the map below).

This is the picture of this gate(It's not clear, but still you can see something :) )

Everyweek end some good musicians, artists, singers from all corners of the city gather at the Yinghis EastGate, near Hsinchu Train station. They'll have musical concert, any interested person can go and sing and anybody can go and listen. They really play a wonderful Music. I recorded a song for few seconds, the clarity is not so good, but still you can listen & see.

Freaky Bin Laden .. he he he :-)

Sea rise could be 'catastrophic'

Melting of the ice sheets could commit the Earth to a catastrophic rise in sea level, the journal Science reports. For more detailed new check BBC.COM .


On the Fritz: SNZ

On the Fritz: SNZ

Panasonic - Curling

Chasing the Monk's Shadow

Chasing the Monk's Shadow: A Journey in the Footsteps of Xuanzang

The 7th century CE Chinese monk Xuanzang (Hsuan Tsang) travelled through Central Asia to India, studied Buddhism under Indian masters, returned to China after 18 years, translated Buddhist scriptures into Chinese, and also left a detailed record of his 10,000 mile journey. During his stay in India he studied in Nalanda.

P.S.: Nalanda is a historical place in central Bihar, India, 90 km south-east of the state capital of Patna.

Fourteen hundred years after legendary Chinese traveler Xuanzang, aka Hiuen Tsang, traveled 10,000 miles from China to India in one of the greatest journeys of all times, one India-born author retraced his path.

Mishi Saran follows in Xuanzang's footsteps to the fabled oasis cities of China and Central Asia, and the Buddhist sites and now-vanished kingdoms in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan that Xuanzang wrote about. Travelling seamlessly back and forth in time between the seventh century and the twenty-first, Saran uncovers the past with consummate skill even as she brings alive the present through her vivid and engaging descriptions of people and places.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

NASA Successful Satellite Launch

Three ST5 satellites blast off on a mission for NASA to measure the Earth's magnetic fields. Click here for more details.

PayPal offers text message payment service

The service, known as PayPal Mobile, will be launched in the next couple of weeks in the United States, Canada and Britain, a spokeswoman said. Other markets worldwide will follow.For more details click here.
For details of the service see PayPal Web site.

For registration with paypal for secured online transaction click here

Microsoft Updates Windows Vista Road Map

Microsoft Updates Windows Vista Road Map, Business availability for Windows Vista in November 2006, consumer availability in January 2007.
For more details click here.

Here are some of the screen shots of MS-Vista.

Cool huh..

Added some more just now..

Fountains at the Bellagio

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

IE 7 is released & Vista release is postponed

Microsoft has postponed the release of much awaited new Operating System, Windows Vista, till Jan.,2007.

Microsoft has released IE 7 Beta & IE7 Beta 2 can be downloaded from here & it's worth downloading. New New IE7 Build is Available from MIX06! too.

Google Finance is live since yesterday

Yesterday much awaited Google finance was launched, but it's not so roboust as others like yahoo finance. Check Google Finance.

Office ad for KBC 2

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

How to get rid of the wife

Crazy Dog .. he he he he :))

How can a cat be an usefull device :-))

Monday, March 20, 2006

What happens if Microsoft had designed the Ipod?

I couldn't resist myself hahaha.. Wanna share this video..
hehehe.. so creative huh!!

Mystery around the so called death of A great son of Mother INDIA -- Netaji SubhashChandra Bose

Once again since yesterday this matter(mystery around this great freedom fighter's death) is coming in my mind again and again after reading the news on Zeenews, and and . There is now second thought about the fact that Netaji is as popular as Gandhi in India. This brave son of Mother INDIA had become nightmare to British empire ruling India that time.
Subhashchandra Bose, popularly known as Netaji (means leader) was born on 23rd January, 1897 in Cuttack in Bengal province( But now Cuttack is in Orissa state ). His father Sri Janakinath Bose was an advocate & mother Srimati Prabhavatidevi was a religious & god fearing house wife. Netaji was ninth child of his parents(among fourteen).

He was one of the infuential leaders in pre-independece India. He was elected as president of Indian National Congress twice in 1937 & 1939. Because of some leaders opposition to his idea of a new resolution to give British 6 months time to leave India, he resigned from the post of president of Congress. Later he formed a revolutionary group called Forward Block in 1939.

Second world war broke out around world & British forced India to participate in the war on the behalf of them. They declared India as warring state without consulting Indian leaders. Netaji then started a mass movement of uniting people to fight against evil British empire. Netaji was imprisoned. He escaped from British disguising himself as kabuliwaala & went to Germany through Kabul ( Now capital of Afghanistan ). Nobody knew where was Netaji. He gave a speech on German Radio, which really shaked British & sent a clear message to the world that he'll fight the war of independence successfully.

He contacted Japanese and went to Tokyo in a Japanese submarine. Japanese really gave him a warm welcome. He gathered all Indians living in East Asia and formed a full fledged army. Netaji named it as INA (Indian Nation Army) & he named government as "Azad Hind Government" on 21st October, 1943. He was chief of INA. INA consisted about 40000 soldiers. INA defeated British in "Andaman and Nicobar" islands & freed these islands from the British, and were renamed as Swaraj and Shaheed islands. From these islands the government started working.

Unfortunately after the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in Japan by USA, global politics changed totally. Japan surrendered unconditionally. That time Netaji planned to gain USSR's help. He planned to visit USSR for his mission. So started his journey from Singapore. Suddenly a news was aired from Japanese radio that Netaji died in an air crash( this freak crash was supposed to happened at present day domestic airport) at Taihoku( Taipei was known as Taihoku in ancient times , Taiwan) on August 18, 1945. Many people didn't trust this freak air crash.

"Patriot of Patriots", is what Gandhiji described of Netaji SubhashChandra Bose.

(Excerpts drawn from :

Give Me Blood! I Promise You Freedom!!
At a rally of Indians in Burma, July 4, 1944
This was the statement he made at the great rally where he was elected with acclaim as the leader of the freedom movement in East Asia. The speech infused new life to a movement which had been weakened by internal dissentions.. . Editor
Friends! Twelve months ago a new programme of 'total mobilisation' or 'maximum sacrifice' was placed before Indians in East Asia. Today I shall give you an account of our achievements during the past year and shall place before you our demands for the coming year. But, before I do so, I want you to realise once again what a golden opportunity we have for winning freedom. The British are engaged in a worldwide struggle and in the course of this struggle they have suffered defeat after defeat on so many fronts. The enemy having been thus considerably weakened, our fight for liberty has become very much easier than it was five years ago. Such a rare and God-given opportunity comes once in a century. That is why we have sworn to fully utilize this opportunity for liberating our motherland from the British yoke.I am so very hopeful and optimistic about the outcome of our struggle, because I do not rely merely on the efforts of three million Indians in East Asia. There is a gigantic movement going on inside India and millions of our countrymen are prepared for maximum suffering and sacrifice in order to achieve liberty.
Unfortunately, ever since the great fight of 1857, our countrymen are disarmed, whereas the enemy is armed to the teeth. Without arms and without a modern army, it is impossible for a disarmed people to win freedom in this modern age. Through the grace of Providence and through the help of generous Nippon, it has become possible for Indians in East Asia to get arms to build up a modern army. Moreover, Indians in East Asia are united to a man in the endeavour to win freedom and all the religious and other differences that the British tried to engineer inside India, simply do not exist in East Asia. Consequently, we have now an ideal combination of circumstances favouring the success of our struggle- and all that is wanted is that Indians should themselves come forward to pay the price of liberty. According to the programme of 'total mobilisation', I demanded of you men, money and materials. Regarding men, I am glad to tell you that I have obtained sufficient recruits already. Recruits have come to us from every corner of east Asia- from China, Japan, Indo-China, Philippines, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Sumatra, Malaya, Thailand and Burma…
You must continue the mobilisation of men, money and materials with greater vigour and energy, in particular, the problem of supplies and transport has to be solved satisfactorily.
We require more men and women of all categories for administration and reconstruction in liberated areas. We must be prepared for a situation in which the enemy will ruthlessly apply the scorched earth policy, before withdrawing from a particular area and will also force the civilian population to evacuate as was attempted in Burma.
The most important of all is the problem of sending reinforcements in men and in supplies to the fighting fronts. If we do not do so, we cannot hope to maintain our success at the fronts. Nor can we hope to penetrate deeper into India.
Those of you who will continue to work on the Home Front should never forget that East Asia- and particularly Burma- from our base for the war of liberation. If this base is not strong, our fighting forces can never be victorious. Remember that this is a 'total war'- and not merely a war between two armies. That is why for a full one year I have been laying so much stress on 'total mobilisation' in the East.
There is another reason why I want you to look after the Home Front properly. During the coming months I and my colleagues on the War Committee of the Cabinet desire to devote our whole attention to the fighting front- and also to the task of working up the revolution inside India. Consequently, we want to be fully assured that the work at the base will go on smoothly and uninterruptedly even in our absence.
Friends, one year ago, when I made certain demands of you, I told you that if you give me 'total mobilization', I would give you a 'second front'. I have redeemed that pledge. The first phase of our campaign is over. Our victorious troops, fighting side by side with Nipponese troops, have pushed back the enemy and are now fighting bravely on the sacred soil of our dear motherland.
Gird up your loins for the task that now lies ahead. I had asked you for men, money and materials. I have got them in generous measure. Now I demand more of you. Men, money and materials cannot by themselves bring victory or freedom. We must have the motive-power that will inspire us to brave deeds and heroic exploits.
It will be a fatal mistake for you to wish to live and see India free simply because victory is now within reach. No one here should have the desire to live to enjoy freedom. A long fight is still in front of us.
We should have but one desire today- the desire to die so that India may live- the desire to face a martyr's death, so that the path to freedom may be paved with the martyr's blood.
Friend's! my comrades in the War of Liberation! Today I demand of you one thing, above all. I demand of you blood. It is blood alone that can avenge the blood that the enemy has spilt. It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom. Give me blood and I promise you freedom. Give me blood and I Promise you freedom.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Street Children Crazy -- ( Back Street Boys ~~ street version hehehe :)) )

I hope you love it.. it'll definitely makes you laugh hahahahaha :)).

Friday, March 17, 2006

Bangladesh discovers ancient city ~~ One more feather to Indus Valley civilization History

One more interesting story..One more proof about Indus Valley Civilization. This time an interesting discovery & news is coming from Bangladesh. Click Here to see the Video & to read complete story.

Radical Goddess Thealogy: THE Goddess IN PRE-HINDU INDIA

Radical Goddess Thealogy: THE Goddess IN PRE-HINDU INDIA

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

TULSI (Holy Basil) ~~ A true natural medicine ~~

"That which pacifies both Kapha and Vata, and destroys toxins, breathing problems, respiratory area heaviness and cough, and bad odors is Tulsi."-- Sushruta Samhita, ancient ayurvedic text
Tulsi is natural wonder medicinal plant. It's holy plant for Hindu people. It has lots of medicinal values.
Holy basil, popularly called tulsi, is a mystic plant of India, closely linked to the very roots of her civilization. The plant is worshipped every day by the Hindus. It possesses miraculous properties that destroy all kinds of diseases and evils. You can see this plant infront of the main door of the home. It's used very commonly to cure cough, asthama, fever, stomach ache, demulcent, digestive, vermifuge, diaphoretic, expectorant etc. otherthan this it has Aromatic properties too.

Tulsi is an effective diaphoretic and febrifuge in case of colds, flu and lung problems. It removes excess 'kapha' from the lungs and nasal passages, increasing Prana and promoting sensory acuity. It also removes high Vata from the colon, improves absorption and strengthens the nerve tissue, increasing memory. Tulsi may be taken as a beverage with honey for promoting clarity of mind.

The fresh leaf juice is used externally for fungal infections on the skin. It is known to help in cancer treatment too.

For more information you can visit:
Medicinal uses of Tulsi
15 Benefits of the Tulsi
Tulsi: The Holy Power Plant
Medicinal Herb Tulsi

"Leaves, flowers, fruits, root, branches and the main stem and everything about tulsi is sacred; even the soil under the tulsi plant is holy."
--excerpt from the Padmapurana, an ancient healing text from India(>5000 year old).

Monday, March 13, 2006

HOLI ~**Festival of colours**~

holi aayi re :D.
Although now i seldom play with color water on holi, i miss it !!

Holi is a festival of colour & is celebrated all over India. Indians residing out of India also celebrate it. This festival comes on the full moon day of Phagan - a Hindu month. This festival brings new hope for all the people as it marks the end of chilled winter days and the beginning of the summer. People forget their enmity and throw away their worries. Every nook and corner presents atypically colourful sight.

Originally a fertility festival, later legends have ascribed varied origin to Holi. One speaks of a king so arrogant that he demanded that his people worship him. Only his young son, Prahlad, dared refuse. Attempts to kill the prince failed. Finally his father's sister, Holika, said to be immune to burning, sat with the boy in a huge fire. So potent was Praladh's devotion, that he emerged unscathed while Holika burnt to death. Huge bonfires are lit on the eve of Holi in commemoration and the grain of the harvest is thrown into the flames. The playing of Holi is closely associated with the Radha -Krishna story. In Vraj, legendary homeland of the pastoral God, the festival is spread over 16 days. Apart from the usual fun with gulal and colored water, there are processions with music songs and uninhibited dance and boisterous scenes in and around temples.
Kama, God of love and his consort Rati (Passion) are also worshipped on Holi in commemoration of Kama's destruction and resurrection by Shiva

Holi is the most colourful festival of the Hindus and falls on the Full moon day in the month of Phalgun according to the Hindu Calendar which is the month of March as per the Gregorian Calendar. This Holi festival has many elements of primitive and prolific rites and reveries that have defied civilisation and prudery. During the three days of this festival, particularly the whole country, towns, cities and villages - go gay with merry makers, streets, parks and public places are crowded with people, daubed in diverse colours and looking funny. Children and youngsters vie with each other in being original and use fast and sticky colours. It is all a mirthful abandon for them. This festival of joy, mirth and buoyancy is celebrated when both Man and Nature cast off their winter gloom. Holi heralds the arrival of Spring - the season of hope and new beginnings and marks the rekindling of the spirit of life. Gulmohurs, corals, silk-cottons and mango trees start flowering, gardens and parks present a glorious spectacle of a riot of colours - crimson, red, pink, orange, golden yellow, lemon and a variety of glittering greens. The flowers breathe out their fragrance into space and brooks and streams leap in the valleys. The joy bubbling in hearts find expression in dance, drama and music.

The color, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brother-hood. No other festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony as well as the festival of Holi!!

People celebrate this festival of colours joyously with friends and relatives, rubbing gulal and throwing colored water on each other. On this day, people come out wearing pure white clothes and gather together in a common place where they play Holi with gay abandon. The magic of playing with colour, which begins early in the morning, continues through the day. Traditional delicacies are prepared in advance and served while playing Holi. Families, friends, and neighbors get together to enjoy this festival of colors. The spring air is still cool, the water cold, but revelers make a special punch of an intoxicant called bhang, which is mixed in milk, to add to the festivities.

This festival of Holi - a festival of myriad colours, of gaity, of friendships and re-unions all over the country. Thus Holy is certainly a vital part of our Indian life and culture in which religion still is a living force.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

God never do like this...

Helplessness, loneliness, insecure feeling etc are really enemies of man. They really make someone very down. I have faced such situations many times in my life. May be now god has given me strength to face it. If it happens to someone close to us & they are really down, that really disturbs a lot.
Oh!! God don't create such situations for anybody, even for a moment too. If you are creating such situation, then please give enough courage & strength at the same time.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

It is believed that in ancient times India had nuclear weapons !!!!

It is believed that in ancient times, during the periods(thousands of years back) of Mahabharata & Ramayana, Indians had nuclear technology. There is mention about a special powerful weapon Brahmastra in Mahabharata, which believed to be a modern day nuclear weapon. Over the years many valuable documents, knowledge bases are destroyed. And today one can only try to do research in the Indus valley civilization and try to understand how much the civilization was advanced socially, culturally & technologically.
Read this story for more details.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Bush and the idea of India(Story about how US& China tried to supress India unsuccessfully not to possess Nuclear weapon )

Friday, March 03, 2006

Talking about India: Asia's Other Superpower Breaks Out



India: Asia's Other Superpower Breaks Out - Newsweek World News -

My vegetarian lunch in Taiwan

Being an Indian, I love spicy food more. I cook my food most of the time here (Taiwan). It's not because I love cooking, it's because It's difficult to find my food here. Otherwise I seldom used to cook food in India. The complexity is more because I'm vegetarian :) .
Here people are very good & friendly. Sometimes I order my lunch box & try their (Taiwan) vegetarian food. Actually I started eating this food because of my laziness, later I started liking it. It's real healthy food [but it's not sufficient :( , after couple of hours I start feeling hungry ;) ].
My lunch box will have rice, carrot, mushroom, boiled vegetables, Gluten, Tofu, Agar , and noodles. These people make gluten, tofu & agar look like meat. I wondered why ? My Taiwanese friend told me that, "they want to make them look like meat & taste like meat" to attract more customers & also to compete with other restaurants who are selling meat food :) . These Taiwanese chef have become very creative in imitating meat.
Food is healthy and good, but no spices :-)