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Oatmeal Ragi Dosa

Ingredients

½ cup oatmeal

½ cup Urad Dal

½ cup Ragi Flour

salt to taste

Method

Wash the Urad dal. Soak urad dal and oatmeal in water separately for 3-4 hours. Grind it to a smooth paste. Add ragi flour in the batter and grind again for 30 seconds. Add salt.

Let the batter ferment for 7-8 hours.

You can make thin and crispy dosas (like the regular dosas). Serve it with chutney.

Eggless Sugarless Cake with Dates

Ingredients:

About 25 Dates

3/4 cup of milk (any milk, I used skim)

1/3 cup oil

3/4 cup of all purpose flour (maida)

1 teaspoon Baking soda

Method:

Pulp the dates and beat them with milk and oil. Mix the blended mixture with the all purpose flour and baking soda. Sprinkle dry nuts on top and bake at 350 degrees. Enjoy!

Explore the culture and history of India

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Several Well-known Customs Areas throughout India: 

Agra

Taj Mahal pulls in guests to Agra much the same as nectar to bumblebees. This antiquated landmark conceals the everlasting affection story of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who built it to commit his wife Mumtaz. It stands tall being the acclaim of unending magnificence. The uncommon piece of this tomb is that its shade changes according to the progressions in daylight for the duration of the day. Agra likewise has other engaging and astonishing traveler goals you ought to visit. Here vacationers can get incredible tourism, shopping and diversion encounter as it has extensive number of amusement territories. 

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Hampi

Found in the state of Karnataka, Hampi is a town which is gotten to in Vijayanagaram. Vijayanagaram was the realm and Hampi was the last capital of it presently, it is known as one extraordinary Hindu realm in the history of India. Hampi got to be well known for authentic remnants and sanctuaries which are all things considered known as the Monuments Group of Hampi. Hampi is additionally renowned for ancient galleries, market boulevards, strongholds, castles and sanctuaries. 

Ajanta and Ellora Caves

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Author Bio:

 Scott Archer is a professional content writer and blogger from the UK who shares his travel experiences. His hobbies include travelling, trekking and cooking and he is currently working on a project Turkey Visas which helps in visa assistance


Explore the culture and history of India

Baahubali the beginning

baahubali the beginningThis weekend I watched what is touted as India’s biggest, most expensive, epic movie Baahubali and the movie lives up to its hype and then some more! A complete package of technical brilliance, gripping storytelling and outstanding performances by all actors. This is the first part of a two part movie, and the movie strikes the right balance of entertaining at the same time leaving you with enough intrigue for the second part.

Spoiler alert – story ahead

An age old story of denied rights to an undeserving weak character leading to the great war of their descendants. BijjalaDeva (Nasser) is denied the throne to the kingdom of Mahishmati due to his weak character which he attributes to his deformed hand. His brother dies an untimely death and his wife dies in child birth after delivering the prince Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas as the father). Sivagami (Ramya Krishna) the fair, just and ruthlessly courageous wife of BijjalaDeva(Nasser) also has a son BhallalDeva(Rana Daggubati).  Sivagami assumes the duties of the throne without ascending it, after a bloodbath of revolting ministers with the help of Kattappa(Sathyaraj) an honor bound slave to the throne. The two cousins, sons of Bijjala Deva and his brother, are provided equal opportunity to prepare them for the throne but as expected, Bhallaldeva houses a grudge against Baahubali fanned further by his father Bijjaladeva.

This story is told as a flashback to Shivudu (Prabhas as the son) who is raised by the tribal chief. The movie begins with Sivagami carrying an infant, an arrow stuck in her back and fighting the soldiers chasing her. She jumps in the torrential waters and manages to hand over the baby to the tribals before being consumed by the waters. The baby is Shivudu (Prabhas), who meets and falls in love with a rebel warrior Avantika(Tamannah) tasked with rescuing the princess Devasena(Anushka Shetty) tied up in chains as a prisoner in the town square of Mahishmati. Shivudu manages the daring rescue but has to fight Kattappa and Bhadrudu(Adavi Sesh) who is Bhallaldeva’s son. Shivudu beheads Bhadrudu and now must face the wrath of Kattappa; but instead Kattappa bows down in loyalty on recognizing Shivudu as Mahendra Baahubali, the son of Amarendra Baahubali and Devasena. As Kattappa tells the back story of Shivudu’s ancestors, he leaves us on a cliffhanger for part 2 without telling the details of how he –Kattappa - back stabbed and killed Amarendra Baahubali(Prabhas the father).

End spoiler alert

The story resembles many Indian mythological stories – the main storyline directly follows Mahabharat’s enmity between Duryodhana and Pandavas. Bhallaladeva’s preferred weapon is similar to the mace the favorite weapon of Duryodhana. The story of Shivudu looks like the story of birth of Krishna, complete with the mother being imprisoned and the rescue in the flowing waters. The powerful, just and warrior queen mother Shivagami who rules without ascending the throne feels like historic Laxmibai transported to Mahishmati. The character of Devasena, who could have easily escaped but instead endures all the tortures to seek revenge may on the surface remind of Rakhi’s character of Karan Arjun but seems more inspired from Draupadi of Mahabharat who keeps the embers of revenge alive. Kattappa’s character has the tragic melancholy of Bhishma’s vow as it binds him to serve the throne even in their acts of injustice.

The story may not be new but in the hands of the master story teller Rajamouli, it transcends you into the world of Mahishmati for 2 hours 40 minutes keeping you completely entertained and leaving you wanting for more. The visual effects are stunning and never seen before in Indian Cinema. They deftly enhance the beautiful locations with computer imagery that the viewer cannot tell where reality ends and CGI begins.

The story and cinematography is supported well by all actors, both the seasoned ones like Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj and Nasser as well as the younger generation with Prabhas, Rana, Anushka and Tamannah. Ramya Krishna outshines them all with her fierce, dignified portrayal of Sivagami, Sathyaraj as Kattappa brings out the anguish of the character as he is morally ashamed of the actions he has to carry through due to the vow that binds him to the throne. Nasser and Rana are the epitome of villainy with the right undercurrents of wickedness without being over the top. Prabhas is forceful and his sheer energy of performance overshadows his bulging biceps. Tamannah is beautiful and reminds of Hemamalini in Dreamgirl and is suitably fierce as the rebel warrior. Anushka’s brief appearance in the first half as Devasena is impressive, watch out as her story unfolds in part 2.

Costumes always play a huge part in bringing the characters to life and the love and attention to details of costume design shows. The beautiful silks bring the royalty to life, the use of nauvari style of draping saree for Sivagami brings in shades of powerful historic women like Jeejamata and Laxmibai. Tamannah looks like an apsara in the white costume and Devasena’s saree and make up makes her look like a mad woman consumed with revenge. The royal silk colors used for men are equally good, fashion designers take note of the colors for men’s ethnic Indian costumes!

It is never one big thing that makes a movie great but it is attention to all the small details that really elevates it. Be it the makeup, costumes, cinematography, or creating the new language spoken by Kalakeya’s tribe. Kudos to the whole team for making sure every small detail was given the attention it needed.

There are plenty of firsts this movie attempts – this may be the first time an Indian movie is made in two parts, it is the first time an Indian movie is shot with an all-digital Alexa XT camera, the Marketing team has done extremely well building up the excitement for the movie using digital and social channels for the last 2years.

 The dream of Baahubali has become a reality through hard work, and calculated risk. Congratulations team Baahubali for this milestone movie!

The wait for part 2 begins……….

Baahubali the beginning

Make the best of your train journey

Going from somewhere to somewhere and have no idea what all to do on the train journey? Well, it is quite understandable that train journeys can be extremely adventures, fun as well as way too torturous and boring. It swings between both extremes. If you get stuck with a bunch of boring, loud or annoying people, then god only saves you. One must be prepared with sufficient things to pass time with when boarding a train. Maybe your next train journey could become fun if you followed these tips for a fun train journey!

- Have a good book: as they say, books are a person’s best friends! Don’t wait till you get to the platform for buying a good book as your travel companion if you are travelling alone, you might not get enough time to choose one. Or load up the e-book reader with all the latest titles’ pdf versions and have a quiet time. Carry one with you when travelling, to make the world fade away into the background and have a good, fulfilling time during the journey.

- Sleep and rest: who would not like to straighten their backs during the train journey? Take ample sleep, enjoy the cool breeze flowing through the bogie and have a relaxed time you crave for during the daily routine. You can snooze without any worries if your berth is confirmed till the destination. More fun to do some dreaming in the train during the lazy afternoon time.

- Play video games: Carrying your portable play station? Or game boy? Great idea! Do not forget the extra batteries for more fun! Play to the end of the game without any disturbance from the loud neighbors.

- Listen to music: i-pod full of new songs? Check. Smart phone loaded with latest tracks? Check. Headphones in place? Check. You are sure to have a nice time, lying on the berth with the blanket over your knees and the best soothing or dance numbers playing in your mind!

- Munch on good food: Carry snacks, water and munchies for the journey. Passing time on a train is a big deal sometimes; since there is nothing much to do you might feel hungry more often. Stack up on cookies, cakes, dry namkeen, fruits, paranthas, et al for a yummy journey.

ut many a times, the food one carries goes bad during a long journey. One may run out of enough food and snacks while the journey is still on. Going for the shady station food or the pantry car boring menu seems like a risky idea. If you want to have a fun journey full of good food, there is an option of train food delivery! One can pre-book whatever one wants to eat; pay online or cash on delivery and great quality food is delivered to the traveller on the berth itself! You only have to specify the travel details like train number, what station you want the food delivered etc. so convenient! One such website is travelkhana.com.

Enjoy the journey to the maximum and have a memorable vacation experience!

Author bio – Currently a travel writer with travelkhana.com, the writer is also a travel food analyst and critic.


Make the best of your train journey

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