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  • Tamatar Basmati - Tomato Rice

    rice fields"Tamatar Basmati is quick and easy to make, yet it turns out looking rich and tasting delicious."

    "Basmati fragrance is compromised a bit because tomato has a powerful flavor, but the dish gets compensated for that as tomato also lends the dish its rich color lavishly."

  • Taming The Mind

    Monk chanting and praying in Samye Monastery, Tibet, January 2011 (Photo: Erik Törner, IMs bildarkiv)"And have you tamed your mind yet, my knowledgable husband?" Isha teased, clearing the dinner table.

    He smiled and replied, "No my dear, not yet. I try often, but I always fail."

  • Tax Freedom Day

    Tax Free“So it is the day starting from January 1 in any year, when the average citizen stops working for their Government and starts earning for themselves."

    "Because it is a calculated day, it falls on different days in different countries.”

  • Tempered Coriander Coconut Chutney

    Indian Food in Tampa Bay Area (Lara Cerri for VISIT FLORIDA)Learn to easily cook tempered coriander coconut chutney.

    Isha teaches Hosh how to simply modify quantity & recipe of this side dish to suit different palates.

  • The Coldest Winter Ever

    Are you kidding me?"Absolutely," the voice confirmed, "I'm telling you man, it's going to be the coldest winter on record."

    "How can you be so sure?" the Chief wanted to be positively certain. Even the experts can get it wrong sometimes despite all the technology in use.

  • The Cookie Hustler

    Push yourself“Involuntarily, she returned his smile but kept her peace. She decided to ignore the cookie hustler, hesitatingly munching away at the bikkie.”

    “But troubles don’t generally go away when we ignore them. They persist or become bolder, until we can ignore them no more.”

  • The Horse & The Goat

    Inter-species Bonding:  Miniature Horse meets Miniature GoatThe funny business management story of 'The Horse & The Goat' has interesting and insightful corporate lessons.

    The secret to survival in our corporate world is …

  • The Midas Curse

    Ra“Midas was stupid”, Josh voiced his opinion, “why didn’t he just wear gloves? That would have been much safer."

    "He could have had the gold and touched things without turning them into gold.”

    There was pin drop silence for a moment. Then Hosh spoke up.

  • The Power Of One

    bank mothers (c) iimcmissioncal.orgIIMC began, essentially medically treating about 20 kids per day in the poor Sonarpur neighborhood, where access existed neither to medical care nor to formal education.

    Dr. Sujit started as his project’s only physician, but within 25 years, he had over 18 doctors and 700 full time employees working with him.

  • The Pursuit Of Happiness

    peacrow"What a life mate!" our friend crowed, "Zed security. Such fame. And such beauty."

    "People dying to see you. When they see me, they just shoo me away."

    "You must be the happiest bird on the planet."

  • The Science Of Sound

    Anechoic Chamber at Eriksholm"This is also the reason why people drink more in noisy pubs and discoes and then make stupid decisions there. Because their brain gets too overloaded. It simply can't think properly in all that din."

    "And when you drink there, it gets even worse. The dumbest chick starts looking like Aphrodite."

  • The Secret Of Amish

    The Immortals of Meluha"Who's he?" asked Rosh.

    "Amish is a young author that Forbes India has ranked among the Top 100 celebrities in India two years in a row," Isha replied, "in 2012 and 2013, and he is younger than you." 

  • The Sound Of Space

    Birth of a universe - Galaxies“There used to be a saying: No one can hear you scream in space! But NASA says there is sound in the Cosmos."

    "Do you want to hear the sound of Space?" Hosh asked his brother.

  • The Three Questions - Answered

    question-mark-dice"But I don't understand, Pa," Josh concluded. "Looks to me like the hermit justified everything that happened, as being the right thing, after it had already happened."

    "But hindsight is not really wisdom."

  • The Three Questions - Asked

    I'VE BEEN SITTING HERE ALL DAY...A King once thought that he would never fail in anything he undertook, if he knew three things:

    1. When was the right time to do it?
    2. Who were the right people to work with?
    3. What was the most important thing to do?

  • The Wolves Within Us

    Hierarchy"I sometimes feel like doing some damage," Josh's eyes were filled with tears, "they are so unfair. They are not my schoolmates, but curses that plague me constantly."

    "It annoys me so much, I don't know what to do with them... Or myself... Anymore."

  • Then Helen Keller Spoke

    Hellen Keller in IndiaIn 1955, this 75 year old battler embarked on one of her longest and most grueling journeys.

    A 40,000-mile, five-month-long tour through Asia.

  • Think Outside The Box

    why so serious"Time magazine recently named six inspirational young people in its first class of next generation leaders. People, it said, who are leaders of tomorrow because they are working hard to change their worlds today."

    "A 28-year-old Indian architect, Alok Shetty, is one of them. Why? Because of his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers."

  • Thirsty Crow Gets Water

    AMERICAN CROW“Come on Pa,” Josh was incredulous. “That story can’t be literally true."

    "Crows are stupid. Look at that one. He looks stupid, he acts stupid, he talks stupid. Aesop must have seen a special crow.”

  • Traditional Spicy Tea

    Tea GradingHow to make traditional spicy tea?

    Isha teaches Hosh about Indian culture & gives tea cooking tips.

    Informative story with delicious Masala Chai cooking recipe.