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31 Oct

Who cares if it shines

who cares if it rains

who cares if it pains

who cares if a baby laughs

who cares if a bird flies

Who cares if someone dies

Who cares if a candle burns

who cares if a heart melts

who cares if a nation fights

Who Cares?

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Haleem At Paradise

8 Sep
Haleem at Paradise in Hyderabad

Haleem at Paradise in Hyderabad (Photo Courtesy: Jim Reeves)

After tasting Haleem at Pista House last week I got to taste Haleem at Paradise today evening with my friends.  Paradise is the famous restaurant in Secunderabad known for the Chicken Biryani and Mutton Biryani it serves.

The Haleem at Paradise was served fresh and hot with crispy fried onions and lemon juice. Must say it tasted better than what they served last year. The extra ghee did scare me but disappeared into the Haleem quite quickly. The serving was good and worth the price (Rs. 60).

The preparation was better this time and the serving had very few bones. The bones tasted great. While lot of people throw the bones away they can actually be eaten and they taste great. Cooked for more than 12 hours the bones become soft and one can chew the bones effortlessly.

The fresh serving of Haleem at Paradise tasted better than Pista House’s Haleem (We took the parcel). Need to check if a fresh serving at Pista House would be any better.

Recommendation: Do try the Haleem fresh and hot with some extra garnishing

Haleem In Hyderabad (@Pista House)

4 Sep
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Bohri cookbook: Haleem (Photo credit: Faraz)

Now that the month of Ramzaan (Ramadan) has set in, Hyderabad’s another favourite dish becomes available—the delicious Haleem. This time my first serving of Haleem was from the Pista House outlet in BabuKhan Mall at Somajiguda circle. The Haleem was tasty and not very spicy. I had Haleem at the other popular joints in Hyderabad but this one was definitely worth its price (Rs. 70/- for one serving).

I hope I will be able to eat the delicacy at the old and popular Haleem outlets in Hyderabad. The list of Haleem joints that I intend to visit are Niagara (Chaderghat), Shadaab and Madina (Charminar), Cafe Bahar (Hyderguda), Garden and Paradise (Secunderabad) and Bawarchi (RTC X Roads). All of them are quite old and mostly run by Iranis.

Tip: For someone looking to taste Haleem in Hyderabad these are the ones that you need to go as they still serve the best Haleem in Hyderabad.

What is your favourite Haleem joint in Hyderabad?

Ganesh Chaturthi

3 Sep

Om Shri Vigneshwaraya Namah

Lord Ganesh

Lord Ganesha (Source: Madhu Pasulla)

Wish you all a happy ganesh chaturthi.

India’s First Individual Olympic Gold Medal

12 Aug
Abhinav Bindra Wins Men's 10m Air Rifle Gold at Beijing 2008 Olympics

Abhinav Bindra Wins Men's 10m Air Rifle Gold at Beijing 2008 Olympics

Abhinav Bindra got India its first individual gold medal. Kudos Abhinav and well done. This is India’s fifth individual Olympic medal that it has won till date. Hockey, shooting, weight lifting and tennis are the only disciplines where India has won its 13 medals in the 104 year history of Olympics.

India had to wait for a century to lay hands on an individual gold medal. A nation of one billion people has till now been able to garner only nine gold medals at the Olympics. Eight of them coming from our national sport—Hockey. A game comfortably neglected. What else can one think about the state of the game with both the men’s and women’s hockey team failing to qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

The winners, medals and everything that is Olympics are remembered only when the next Olympic games start. How many of us remember or rather know that Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, Leander Paes, Karnam Malleswari and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won individual medals for India at Olympics? How does it matter?

Booked An Apple iPhone 3G With Vodafone

8 Jul

Congratulations! You just booked your new iPhone with Vodafone. We will keep you updated on its price, features and availability in due course. Till then, if you have any further queries feel free to call us on 111(toll free) and we’ll be happy to help.

This was the message I received when I pre-registered with Vodafone for an Apple iPhone 3G. First impressions are the best impressions. That is what a Mac had on me the first time I saw it at our printers office. We have a few iMacs in our office and I use them quite often. This only intensified my urge to buy one for myself. But I couldn’t convince myself to dump my eight year old PC for an iMac considering its price.

Image: Courtesy of Apple

Then I had almost decided to buy an Apple iPod but stopped myself after coming to know that the Apple iPhone 3G will be soon available in India.  I currently use a Nokia 1108 mobile phone that I bought two years ago. Even with its limitations–limited memory, no radio, no music player– it has served me quite well all these days.

I always wanted to go for a phone that was sleek and light weight. iPhone 3G a sleek model with a depth of 12.3 mm and weight of 133 grams fits the bill perfectly for me. Have to see what kind of pricing Vodafone comes up with for the Apple iPhone 3G in India.

Apple iPhones will also be available with Bharti Airtel. Interested people can register their names with Airtel by sending an SMS with the keyword “iPhone” to 54321 (toll free).

Blogs Of Famous People

4 Jul

Acting on a suggestion from Sriniani this is an effort to put up a list of the blogs of famous (for all the good and bad reasons) people that I can find.

Filmy

  • Aamir Khan
    His blog is quite a hit with his fans and Aamir does have a good following for his blog also.
  • Amitabh Bachchan
    From the man who has captivated audiences worldwide with his superb performances.
  • Ram Gopal Varma
    He nevers lets you sit comfortably in your chair.
  • Salman Khan
    The bad boy of Hindi cinema opens up his heart on the web.

Politicy

  • Laloo Prasad Yadav
    Launched a month back the witty man of the Indian politics from Bihar opens up to people. The blog has a facility to let people listen to the ramblings. Definitely innovative.

Sporty

  • Abhinav Bindra
    The person who got India its first gold medal at the Olympics.

To be updated