Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sweet and Spicy Food is Quite Important in Sweet and Spicy Life

It was the first time I visited Ahmednagar. It was here that I discovered a new meaning of Sweet and Spicy food. Ahmednagar is around 122 kilometres from Pune. It is on Pune-Aurangabad highway. Ahmednagar is a small place but is important because people travelling from Pune to Shirdi have to cross Ahmednagar. I stayed at Hotel Paradise in Ahmednagar for 21 days for my business work. The restaurant in the hotel is quite happening place. It used to be difficult to get a table in the restaurant at the peak hours of dinner during 9 to 10 in the night. It was here that I discovered many Maharashtrian dishes that I was devoid of being a north Indian and a resident of Delhi since my childhood.

It is here I tasted Masala Papad for the first time in my life. To my surprise, I found this masala papad quite sumptuous and tasty. It is a big papad on which there are a lot of small cut pieces of onion, tomato, sev etc. is spread. It was really tasty. The hard bottom of papad with the topping of all this stuff created a unique kind of taste and I became a fan of it right from the day one. Similarly it was here that I tasted Sweet and Spicy Chicken Keema for the first time. It was not that I was having Chicken Keema for the first time but so far it was never sweet but only spicy. This particular Sweet and Spicy Chicken Keema had a different flavour and taste. I got curious and met the chef there. When I enquired about the ingredients of the dish, it was amazing to know that they put all kind of spices in it but in a very systematic and in a balanced quantity. For sweetness, they don’t put sugar but honey. That is what made is completely awesome. 

Sweet and Spicy Food is Quite Important in Sweet and Spicy Life
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Keema

Each portion of Sweet and Spicy Chicken Keema was performing some balancing act in my mouth as soon as it touched my tongue and taste buds. The spices even on the excessive side were balancing well with the small portion of honey mixed in the dish and was giving a feel of having a sumptuous meal. That was some kind of best form of fusion balanced with perfection and precision. In fact, this experience prompted me to taste a new dish every day at a place I visited for the first time in life.

This created a permanent curiosity factor about sweet and spicy food and gradually I found that the concept is quite popular in many parts of India and across the world. The orthodox recipes are being replaced with innovative one to explore new horizons in food arena thus evolving entirely different food tastes. The onus of this magic lies with the chefs who dare to cross the barriers and get empowered to build such innovative recipes. The art of cooking is changing fast, I observed, when I got to know about this concept explored by two veterans Vir Sanghvi and Vikas Khanna. The video is a must watch where the sweet and spicy dish passes through multiple processing like margination, frying, baking, roasting, chopping, etc. You will also get passionately curious to try this innovative recipe involving roasted chicken topped with chocolate sauce. Just watch the #Foodventures videos by Vikas Khanna and Vir Sanghvi.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings

Nina Selbst was born in 1928, in Cape Town
Nina Selbst's parents were the children of penniless immigrants
Nina Selbst began to be troubled as she reached adolescence

Nina Selbst was born in 1928, in Cape Town, in the shadow of Table Mountain, recently selected as one of the wonders of the world. In fact, she became Nina Selbst from Nina Herbstein after she got married. Her parents were the children of penniless, immigrants who had escaped the cruel antisemitism of Eastern Europe and, in only a couple of decades of hard work, managed to establish themselves in the community and open up to their children avenues of personal and professional advancement. She grew up, with three brothers, in the seaside village of Muizenberg in a comfortable, secure, middle class environment. Discrimination against non-whites was part of the accepted order of society but it was very much milder than the virulent, ideological form it took in the later years of Apartheid. It seemed quite natural until she reached adolescence and began to be troubled by the injustice of sorting human beings into a rigid hierarchy by the color of their skin.
Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings
muizenberg beach

 Welcome! Nina Selbst

Your Real Name
I was born Nina Herbstein but, though a feminist by inclination, on marriage took my husband's surname, so I am Nina Selbst
        Best Memories of Childhood:
Growing up in the wonderful village of Muizenberg, enjoying the most beautiful surroundings of the Cape Peninsula, swimming in the Indian Ocean, horse-riding along the beach with its endless white sands, scrambling up the Muizenberg mountain, canoeing on the Vlei – all in the company of great friends and almost free of adult supervision
Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings
Childhood Portrait
My Education:
After a brief few years at a co-educational school, I was moved to a girls' school, where I completed my high school education. I was a good student but found most of what was offered as 'education' excruciatingly boring. Real intellectual challenge came from a home in which everything (with the exception of sex and death) was discussed in front of the children and with their active participation, and from my peers in the far left Zionist Socialist Youth movement that I joined at fifteen
Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings
in 1944
What career did you plan?
For a number of years I wanted to be a chemist and nothing else. Fortunately for me I realized, after only a year of academic study in the field, that this was not for me and I turned to the social sciences.
What languages can you speak and write?
English is my mother tongue but I also speak, read and write Hebrew freely...I was once reasonably fluent in Afrikaans, the other language of white South Africans, but regrettably my competence has faded over years of disuse. Even more regrettably, the languages of Black South Africans were a closed book to me .I enjoyed learning Spanish, which I found useful as a tourist, but was always better at speaking carefully prepared sentences than at understanding replies delivered at express train speed
Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings
with her grandmother, father and first son
What is your biggest source of inspiration in life?
That's a hard question. I suppose that at this stage of life it is watching my eight granddaughters grow into such fine human beings, each in her own way.
What hurts you most in this world?
In a most general sense, the unnecessary suffering that human beings inflict on one another. More specifically, the failure of the two peoples who occupy the narrow strip of land that I call home, to find a way to live, together or apart, in peace and mutual respect
Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings
at the shrine of mamiwater near the Volta river
If you had to live a day in your life as a living or dead personality, who would it be and why?.
Moses, on the last day of his life. I would devote that day to writing my autobiography so that future generations could have an authentic account of what really happened in those distant days, straight from a participant and eye witness. On second thoughts though, perhaps Moses is not a valid choice, being in all probability neither living nor dead, but a creature of the fertile human imagination.
What is your favorite genre?
History, both fiction and non-fiction but most particularly the seamless combination of the two, wonderfully represented by Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, for instance. It is a genre that provides a wealth of insights into the enduring sources of human motivation.
When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing?
My earliest writing was not from choice. From the moment that I learned to put pencil to paper, I was expected to write – happy birthday greetings and get well wishes to my grandparents, thank you notes for birthday presents received and so on. My early efforts were rather stilted and standardized, but the habit became firmly established. From the time I left home I wrote to my parents every single week and kept them abreast of all, (well perhaps not quite all!), that was happening in my life
Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work?
Disregarding a miscellaneous collection of articles, reports and professional papers, short stories and accounts of family history intended for a limited circle, my one published work is "Writ in Water" (November 2015)
The. book is a wide-ranging account of the diverse ways in which water is intertwined with the story of humanity. It opens with creation myths, those narratives never lacking a role for water, invented to explain how our world began. It closes with a listing of place names the world over, all with references to watery features of the landscape. In between it offers accounts of clean drinking water and foul, of irrigation – ancient and modern, of cleanliness and godliness, of exploration of the unknown along great rivers, of water wheels and hydroelectricity, of art and poetry and a good deal more.
The researching and writing of this book has been a fascinating journey of discovery for me. I can only hope that it will provide both pleasure and enlightenment to anyone who undertakes to read it.
Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings
recent photo with her late husband at the wedding of their eldest granddaughter
Forthcoming writing, future plans
Perhaps I will manage a little story book for my two great grandsons, but at the age of eighty seven, plans for the future really belong in the same realm as green bananas.
What is generally your preference in reading – a paper book or ebook? And why?
I love the look and feel of printed books but cannot resist the enchantment of having a book at my disposal seconds after deciding to read it, with the additional bonus that it makes no demands for space on my crowded bookshelves. I feel no obligation to choose between them.
Your dream destination on earth
The top of Mount McKinley. When I was sixty I promise myself that I was going to climb the highest mountain in America at the age of ninety. As the date approaches I must acknowledge that it is going to remain a dream destination.
Countries you have visited
I have at least set foot on four of the five continents. Never made it to Australia.
Last book you finished reading?
Sapiens, a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Current book you are reading?
The Little Prince Returns by Yoram Selbst.
Just published in Hebrew. Not yet available in English
Your favorite movie?
The African Queen. A funny and moving story of two people discovering love in a very surprising setting. Perfect performances by two great actors – Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.
Favorite celebrity?
I have no taste for celebrities.
What comes to your mind when you think of India?
Bhagvad-Gita, Mahatma Ghandi, curry, colonialism, sacred cows, funeral pyres and widows' homes on the banks of mother Ganga, grinding poverty and enormous potential
Nina Selbst Author Interview: Faced Injustice of Sorting Human Beings
Haridwar 2000 with a sacred cow
First thing you do in the morning after waking up?
Let the dog out.
The last thing to do before sleep
Read until the book falls from my hand.
The last line of your autobiography would be..
Past Imperfect – that sums up this story.
The title of your autobiography would be…
Truth to tell…
ISBN-10: 1512368687
ISBN=13: 978-1512368680

Raxxess Black Oak Studio Rack from Musician's Friend

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These are made of black oak laminate over 5/8" medium density, high quality fiberboard. Despite being economical, these are quite attractive designed specially for rack mounting audio gear in home studios or small installations. When you order it online, assembly hardware and 11-gauge steel rack rails are provided. Remember that logo panels shown in the picture are not included.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

6 Windows apps for Reading Unlimited Books on Windows smart phone

Celebrate love for books with 6 Windows Apps for reading books

Build your personal library with 6 Windows Apps for reading on Windows Smart Phone

If you love reading you will enjoy with these 6 Windows apps for reading unlimited books

If you love reading you can download these 6 Windows Apps for reading to build your personal library on Windows Smart Phone for unlimited reading rights at your fingertips. Books are the best friends. Today's live is quite hectic and you need some fabulous apps to read books on-the-move. April 23 is celebrated as World Book Day. An avid reader would love to enjoy reading as when possible amidst busy schedules. These apps empower you to enjoy endless reading on your smart phone any time and anywhere.

Find below a list of Windows apps that will enable your Windows smart phone to become your personal library. Here are the features and download links:
6 Windows apps for Reading Unlimited Books on Windows smart phone

At times you might not be interested in reading but listening to a book. Audiobooks from Audible is to assist you in that regard. There are more than 200,000 audio books and periodicals narrated in a pure professional manner to enjoy. The app enables you to get insider knowledge about author events and beyond with the help of Audible Newsfeed feature. You get a full control of managing listening experience with Cortana voice commands and button-free feature. 

FB Reader can organize your books in various orders – by author, tag, series, title, genre, and so on. Searching books is quite easy. There is a built-in local library to browse books and you can edit the information as per your wish. The app also has an in-built access to most popular online libraries such as FeedBooks.
6 Windows apps for Reading Unlimited Books on Windows smart phone

If you are planning a career in software or want to expand your technical skills to improve your career growth, TechBooks app is there to give you an access to technical MSDN e-books in online and off-line modes.
6 Windows apps for Reading Unlimited Books on Windows smart phone

This app has more than 16,000 libraries and 10,000 school libraries. You get an access to these once you download the app in your smart phone. Besides e-books, the app also allows you borrow audiobooks and rich videos to listen to or stream. You can sync your OverDrive account on various devices so that you don't loose track of your books on any device.
6 Windows apps for Reading Unlimited Books on Windows smart phone

This is among the largest booksellers app across the globe. You can read any book you love to read. You can customize reading experience by viewing books with fonts, line spacing, and themes of your choice and comfort. The pages turn on a flick of finger. Nook app syncs automatically the last page you read.
6 Windows apps for Reading Unlimited Books on Windows smart phone

Alexandra Reader is a powerful e-book reader application to enable you to browse and share your favorite books. You can personalize font size, type, color scheme, etc. as per your choice.

Hope you enjoy reading your favorite books on your Windows smartphone and other Windows devices. Happy Reading!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dermatech Launches 360 Degrees Body Shaping Services in Delhi

In the arena of beauty and aesthetic wellness, Dermatech brings body shaping services

Dermatech brings innovative body shaping services in its Delhi clinics

Dermatech's body shaping services provide effective solutions for excessive body fat

Dermatech launches 360 degrees body shaping services in its Delhi clinics to provide technologically rich effective solution for customers struggling with body fat. Dermatech is a proven name in the arena of beauty and aesthetic wellness solutions. The solution is quite innovative and has been launched to make a significant impact in the area of beauty and aesthetic wellness. Dermatech believes if you make your customer satisfied, you stay motivated in your business. With the transformational value addition with the launch of its 360 degree body shaping services, it is bound to increase its already expansive footprint of extremely satisfied customers even further.
Dermatech Launches 360 Degrees Body Shaping Services in Delhi

360 degree body shaping is an innovative and encompassing process where the focus is on reducing the body weight, but also on getting the body in a perfect shape thenceforth along with improvement in the health of your skin. We shall be looking at these technologies adopted by Clinic Dermatech to ensure the body shaping results that its customers would expect:

Beautytek is the system that enables the body to reshape itself by empowering in the body's natural and most powerful mechanism for self-healing or self-repair thus restoring it in health and wellbeing. The customer is laid back on a couch and the Beautytek process ensures rest is taken care of. This is a painless and non-invasive body shaping mechanism given in combination with a few other select therapies like Radio Frequency (Bipolar). The RF therapy re-tightens and realigns the skin of the face and body, facial wrinkles and the dilated pores. There are specialists at each Dermatech clinic for this purpose A combination of infrared light with electromagnetic high frequenct waves is applied to work best for weight loss and thereby resulting in body sculpting.
Dermatech Launches 360 Degrees Body Shaping Services in Delhi

Ultrasonic Caviation & Galvanic is another subset of Beautytek. This therapy disperses fuel retention, encourages lymph circulation and drainage, and stimulates blood circulation. In the process of losing weight and achieving overall lightness.With this a prominent enhancement is visible in skin health as well.
Dermatech Launches 360 Degrees Body Shaping Services in Delhi

Dermatech is celebrating the achievements of empowered women this Women's Day and thus at Clinic Dermatech you get a whooping 51% discount on 360 degrees shaping services along with a number of other services available there. The offer is there only for a fixed duration and can be availed only through prior appointments. Dermatech has a number of accolades to boast about. It received higher Customer Satisfaction in Laser Hair Reduction 2016, Best Skin Care Clinic 2013 (Delhi), Most Promising Skin Care Clinic in Delhi, Quality & Excellence Award 2015 (in cosmetic dermatology services), and Best Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic 2014 (Delhi/NCR), to mention a few.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tamron Grabs TIPA Award For Third Consecutive Year

Tamron co. Ltd., Japan wins TIPA Awards 2016

TIPA Award won by Tamron is hosted by the Technical Image Press Association

Tamron's Models F012 and B018, both won prestigious TIPA Award

Tamron Co. Ltd., Japan, has won TIPA Award for third year in a row. Grabbing this prestigious award for three consecutive years is a pride factor for both – the manufacturing company, and the product owners who bought and enjoy these high quality and best performing precision optics products. Two of the lenses of their product range have been awarded with this prestigious and global TIPA Awards 2016. The two lenses are – SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) that wins Best DSLR Prime Lens, and 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018) winning Best Entry Level DSLR Lens. Shiro Ajisaka, President & CEO, Tamron Co. Ltd., and all the employees of the organization must be feeling very proud for achieving this feat for three consecutive years.
Tamron Grabs TIPA Award For Third Consecutive Year
The prestigious TIPA Awards 2016 has been hosted by TIPA (Technical Image Press Association). These are globally acclaimed awards as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in the industry. TIPA has a global membership of photo in imaging magazines from 16 countries across five continents. Every year the editors of TIPA's member magazines meet and vote for the best photo and imaging product in each category.
Tamron Grabs TIPA Award For Third Consecutive Year

TIPA Award 2016 / BEST DSLR PRIME LENS SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)

Tamron's philosophy is “New Eyes for Industry” and they ensure stringent quality measures are met to adhere to it. The company is widely known and accepted as a manufacturer of a large range of original optical products ranging from interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras to different optical devices for OEM and end consumers. Their optical products are consumed in various industries. These products are an example of rich creativity, high quality standards, and leading edge technical prowess to different industrial segments. The product range includes interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras, video camera lenses, digital camera lenses, lenses for automotive applications, lenses for long wavelength infrared cameras, ultra precision optical components, IP and CCTV lenses, and a lot more.

Best DSLR Prime Lens – SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) got well acclaimed by the TIPA jury getting a well appreciating Award Citation. The citation from the Jury goes like this:
At approximately 80mm long and between 450 and 480g in weight (depending on camera system), the full-frame Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 is constructed with 10 elements in 9 groups. It utilizes two molded glass aspherical elements with one LD (low dispersion) and one XLD (extra low dispersion) element, which greatly reduces chromatic aberration. The lens has excellent resolution from corner to corner, no vignetting even at full aperture, a minimum focusing distance of 0.2 meters and Tamron’s VC (vibration compensation) system (except on the Sony mount version). Full time manual focus override is always available, a great aid when doing close-ups.
Tamron Grabs TIPA Award For Third Consecutive Year

TIPA Award 2016 / BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR LENS 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018)

Similarly the excerpt from the Award Citation of the TIPA Jury for Best Entry Level DSLR Lens: 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018) is:
When entry-level photographers start to look beyond their kit lens, or purchase a lens with their camera body, they will be excited to own a lens that offers a wide range of focal length options, and the Tamron 18-200mm fits the bill. Constructed with 16 elements in 14 groups, this lens for APS-C format cameras yields a 35mm equivalent of 28-310mm. It is compact: an average of 95mm (3.8 inches) in its various mounts and is said to be the world’s lightest (400g, 14.1 oz) in its class. Vibration reduction helps users get steady pictures, particularly at the longer focal length ranges.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

AWS Technical Essentials by RootOps - Workshop in Chennai

RootOps Technologies offering one day workshop on AWS Technical Essentials

AWS Technical Essentials by RootOps is about AWS products, services and solutions

AWS Technical Essentials from RootOps provides with fundamentals of AWS products and services

Amazon AWS workshop by RootOps Technologies is one day workshop about AWS Technical Essentials to be held in Chennai. You can register for the workshop here and find more information about the workshop here. The Facebook page can be visited here for interactions and insights updates. AWS Technical Essentials is an attempt to introduce you to AWS products, services, and solutions. Although the story does not end here for knowledge aspirants as you have to keep learning to stay abreast in the race. But here in the workshop you will be provided with fundamentals so as to become more informed and proficient in indentification of AWS services so that you can become an expert and precise in making informed decisions about IT solutions that you need to take based on your business needs and get started working on AWS (Amazon Web Services) in an proficient manner.

AWS Technical Essentials by RootOps - Workshop in Chennai

The intended audience for the Amazon AWS workshop on AWS Technical Essentials organized by RootOps Technologies includes individuals who are responsible for articulating the technical benefits of AWS services to customer management to thereby drawing out and presenting the business benefits out of it. The workshop will also be beneficial to individuals who are interested in gaining knowledge on how to get started with using AWS. It is equally beneficial for SysOps administrators in the IT team, Solution Architects and core developers interested in using AWS services. The workshop can be attended by aspiring individuals and college students interested in the most happening technology trasformation i.e. Cloud Computing.

AWS Technical Essentials by RootOps - Workshop in Chennai

RootOps Technologies has a good track record of providing 100% job assistance with all their online trainings, workshops, and classroom trainings that are well structured and delivered in the best possible manner. The company is situated on Chennai offering finest software training and placement assistance in most prominent technologies like DBA (Database Administration), Web Designing, Java, Database Developer, Software Testing, Oracle Applications, Microsoft, Mobile Applications, Cloud Computing, and Soft Skills. The training is provided in all three modes as stated above – Classroom, Online, and Corporate in a customized way to match you specific needs and aspirations in the specific field.
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