Tips on How To

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  • Playing siblingsBoot them out! Ask them to take their fighting somewhere else where you don't have to hear it.

    When they know you're not going to take sides, the fighting often settles down quickly. A pecking order is quickly established.

    So lead, follow or get out of the way!

  • A quarter of tadka"Tadka Chaas is a popular variant in yoghurt drinks, as the crunchiness of tempered spices in chaach gives the drink a bit of body, color as well as bite."

    "Tempering is the brief frying of spices (especially in various South Asian cuisines) to release their aroma. It is a popular garnishing technique used in various parts of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan."

  • 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."

  • 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 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Inter-species Bonding:  Miniature Horse meets Miniature GoatFunny business management story" The Horse & The Goat

    Interesting and insightful corporate lessons.

    The secret to survival in our corporate world is …

  • 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.

  • bank mothers (c) iimcmissioncal.orgInspiring Story: The Power of One

    Dr. Sujit Kumar Brahmochary began IIMC by treating 20 poor Indian kids per day.

    25 years later it was serving 120,000 patients

  • 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."

  • 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 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." 

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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?

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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."