Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tips to reduce obesity

Physical activity:
1 Determine the type of physical activity that suits your life style.
2 Regular aerobic exercise like brisk walking, jogging or swimming, is a key factor in achieving permanent weight loss and improving health
3 Health experts recommend exercising 30 minutes or more on all, days of the week for maximum benefits. The exercises should be moderately vigorous to be most effective but not exhausting.
4 Incorporate few simple measures to burn calories effectively. Like- taking an after dinner walk, using stairs instead of escalators or elevators, parking the car farther away to have a longer walk etc.
5 Exercises also improve sense of well being ,decreases stress and decreases appetite in some.
10 Essential Tips
1 Fry or sauté foods in a non-stick cook wear with low-calorie fat.
2 Baking or boiling is recommended instead of frying.
3 Eat high-fiber foods.
4 Use sugar substitutes while sweetening foods and beverages.
5 Opt for light menus in restaurants, or purchase low-calorie or reduced-fat products at the grocery store.
6 Never skip meals. Eat three to six times a day in smaller portions to avoid getting hungry.
7 Use a smaller plate at mealtime to satisfy your psychological need to see a full plate.
8 Eat and chew slowly. Stop eating before you feel full. (It takes 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain that it is full!)
9 Weigh yourself on a regular schedule, but don’t become a slave to your scale.
10 Reward yourself with pleasures other than food--buy some new clothes, get a different hair style, see a movie, visit a friend, etc.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Top 20 tallest building in the world

1 Taipei 101
2 Shanghai World Financial Center
3 Petronas Tower 2
4 Petronas Tower 1
5 Sears Tower
6 Jin Mao Building
7 Two International Finance Center
8 Citic Plaza
9 Shun Hing Square
10 Empire State Building
11 Central Plaza
12 Bank of China Tower
13 Emirates Tower One
14 The Center
15 T & C Tower
16 Aon Centre
17 John Hancock Center
18 Burj al Arab Hotel
19 Chrysler Building
20 Bank of America

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dhoni may prove better captain than Ganguly: Sehwag

Sourav Ganguly is India's most successful captain but Mahendra Singh Dhoni may prove even better, according to star batsman Virender Sehwag.
Sehwag said Dhoni has a cool head on his shoulders and great leadership potential.
"He (Dhoni) may prove to be a better captain than Ganguly," Sehwag said.
Looking back, Sehwag felt hardly anything went wrong for him in 2008 and both he and Gautam Gabhir have forged a formidable opening partnership, something he attributes to their perfect understanding.
"2008 has been the best year in my career. Me and Gambhir have a really good understanding in the field," he told a television channel.

Goa Tour India

Goa; 'the queen of beaches', is known for its Gothic churches, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, Gin and Feni; and the Great Carnival. With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa represents the perfect trio of sun, sand and sea.

Goa is a state blessed with fabulous weather, fantastic beaches, cooperative people, good food, hilltop forts making Goa tour one of the most wanted tours in India. If the tourists coincide their Goa tour with the most happening month of February, then the great Goa Carnival awaits them in full flair of colour and music. The most attractive part of the Goa Carnival is the mask dance, rhythmic music and thirst quenching Feni. For the travelers fond of village life; the ancestral Loutolim village takes them away from the flamboyant celebration of Goa carnival in the main city area. The tourists can also visit the tranquil and snow white beaches of Goa, churches, temples, markets and enjoy the water sports as well. The nightlife of Goa also becomes vibrant with the onset of the late evenings. The discotheques, bars and nightclubs in the hotels provide enough scope for the entertainment.
History of Goa
People relate the Goan history only with Portuguese but the seldom known fact is that it was also a part of the Mauryan Empire, around third century BC. The Satvahanas of Kolhapur, and the Chalukyas of Badami, took over the governance later. Other dynasties followed until the entry of Vijayanagar Empire for almost a century. This Mughal era ended with the reign of Sultans of Gulbarga, from whom the rule passed on to Adil Shah of Bijapur. In the tussle of power between the Dutch, English, French and Portuguese; in 1510, the Portuguese conquered Goa. Having ruled for around four hundred years, in 1961, the Portuguese left Goa making it an independent state.
To view the Tourist place in goa click here

Monday, October 20, 2008

Vegetable Roll

Take potatoes ,peas ,tomatoes ,onion
wheat floursalt to tate
paste of green chilly +garlic +ginger
whole cumin seeds 1 tsp1/2 lime
oil or ghee
1. pressure cook potatoes and peas
2. wash and cut tomato and onion in thin slice
3. Make dough with little oil and a pinch of salt
4. fry onion (pinkish)
5. Add tomato
6. Let it get cooked.
7. Mash potatoes and peas
8. Add to onion-tomato mix
9. Add salt, paste of chilly+garlic+ginger ,whole jeera. ,lime juice
10. mix it well and leave it to get cool
11. make roti and fill in with mixing
12. roll and close both ends.
13. cut into size of last finger
14. deep fry
15. serve hot with cutney or ketchup

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dal Lake

Dal Lake has rightfully become an icon of the Kashmir tourism industry. A Himalayan urban lake, it has five basins and a number of channels that are well linked with each other. There are plenty of fishes in Dal Lake and fishery is the second largest industry of the region centered on the lake. The sparkling quiet waters of Dal surrounded by snow-capped mountains on its three sides, undoubtedly mark it as one of the most beautiful lakes of India. It is also the second largest lake in the State of Jammu and Kashmir with numerous gardens and orchards all along its shores. Houseboats form an indelible part of the scenery of the Dal Lake that are always ready to take tourists to a romantic and peaceful ride of the lake and soothe their nerves as the houseboat floats over the slightly rippling waters. They also offer some of the most exotic views of the splendid scenery of the Dal Lake. There are Shikaras that look like small ornate versions of the gondolas of Venice that offers ferry rides to and from the banks of the lake to the houseboats. The shores of the Lake houses the distinct Moghul monuments and the campus of the University of Kashmir while the two hillocks overlooking the lake house Shankaracharya and Hari Parbat temples. The glorious Mughal gardens on its shores contribute to the beauty of the Dal Lake. Out of about five hundred gardens laid down in 16th to 17th century, only a few still survive. There have been controversies about the origin of the Dal Lake. While some geologists believe that the origins of Dal Lake lie in the Pleistocene Oligotrophic Lake that once covered the entire valley of Kashmir, others just believe it to be a flood plain lake. The floating gardens of Dal Lake are considered a beauty in themselves. One can find a number of restaurants and hotels at the lakefront that have sprung up, encouraged by the large influx of tourists here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

White Tiger

The white tiger (also known as the Bengal tiger) is about 3 meters long, and weighs approximately 180-285 kg (400-569 LB). It’s coat lies flatter than that of the Siberian tiger, the tawny color is richer and the stripes are darker.
White tigers are white colored bengals, they are not albinos and they are not a seperate subspecies of tigers.
They have blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white furr covered with chocolate colored stripes. White tigers are born to tigers that carry the unusual gene needed for white coloring. Wild white tigers are very rare.
They are usually located on the Mainland of Southeastern Asia and in central and southern India. The white Bengal tiger lives in grassy or swampy areas and forests, where they can be well camouflaged. Those living on islands have almost disappeared; most now live in zoo’s or special wildlife parks.
Even though it is illegal, white tigers are hunted by poachers in many Asian countries.
Tiger’s body parts are sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine and exotic recipes. As well as their body parts, their coats can be sold for a small fortune, so to many people this is the ideal animal to hunt if they want some fast money.

White tigers are born to Bengal tigers that carry an unusual gene needed for white coloring. The White Tiger is a good swimmer, but a very poor climber.
They may be slow runners, but they are stealthy enough to catch any prey in their sights. Because they are solitary animals, they mostly hunt at night.
The other four sub-species of tiger are Siberian, South China, Indochinese, and Sumataran. There are only approximately 5,000 to 7,400 tigers left in the wild.
It is belief that if you are born in the Chinese year of the tiger you are unusually lucky. Let’s hope that some of this luck rubs off on the white tiger before it’s too late.