Monday, October 26, 2009













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Thursday, October 22, 2009


Nokia has officially launched the latest smartphone “Nokia E63″, designed for people who need to manage their business and personal lives equally well. The Nokia E63 is announced as the mass market messaging device at affordable price. The E63 resembles the Nokia E71 model in design and in most of the features.It is actually can be called “low-end” E71. Alongside a full QWERTY keyboard, Nokia E63 also features:

  •  Symbian S60, version 3.1
  • 2.36-inch TFT display screen with 16 million colors and 320×240 pixel
  • Quad band GSM connectivity (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
  • 3G (In some models)
  •  Wi-Fi
  • HTML browser
  •  Email
  •  Nokia Maps
  •  Files on Ovi
  •  Bluetooth 2.0
  •  miniUSB 2.0
  •  A 3.5mm headset jack
  •  Music player
  •  FM radio with RDS
  •  A 2 MP camera (no autofocus)
  •  110MB of internal memory
  •  MicroSD & MicroSDHC card support, up to 8GB
  •  126 grams
  •  113 x 59 x 13 mm

Some people are thinking it as just a “plastic version” of the Nokia E71 but that is not so.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009



• 1 kg Chicken (pieces)
• 500 gm Basmati Rice (washed and soaked for 30 min)
• 4 tbsp Garam Masala (whole)
• 4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 50 gm Butter
• 4 tsp Garlic (chopped)
• 1 cup Onions (sliced)
• 4 tsp Ginger (chopped)
• 3 tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
• 5 tbsp Oil
• 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 2 cup Curd (yogurt)
• 3/4 cup Tomato (chopped)
• 4 Bay Leaves

For the marinade :

• 1-1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
• 2 tsp Ginger (chopped)
• 2 tsp Garlic (chopped)
• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 cup Yoghurt
• Salt

For garnishing:

• 1/2 gm Saffron (dissolved in 1/2 cup milk)
• 2 tbsp Rose Water

How to make Chicken Biryani:

• Put all the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl and mix well.
• Add chicken pieces to it and leave for an hour.
• Now boil water, add 1/2 of the whole garam masala, bay leaf, and rice in it.
• Cook the rice until 3/4 th is done, drain and keep it aside.
• Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add remaining whole garam masala.
• Allow it to crackle, add sliced onions and cook it till light golden brown.
• Add 1 tsp of the remaining garam masala and all the remaining ingredients.
• Cook for 5 minutes, combine marinated chicken with it.
• Cook until chicken is tender.
• Place alternate layers of chicken and rice.
• Now sprinkle saffron, remaining garam masala powder and butter in between the layers and on the top.
• Carefully end it with the rice layer topped with saffron & rose water.
• Cover and seal it with an aluminum foil.
• Cook it further on low flame for 10-12 minutes.
• Chicken Biryani is ready to serve.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Jaganmohini is the remake of veteran Vittalacharya’s horror-comedy of the same name. Remaking cult classics isn’t really a bad idea, but what made the original Jaganmohini tick was its imaginative plot premise and the visual effects, done with very modest technical advancements available during the seventies. The latest version that has Namitha in the quintessential-ghost-with-an-unrequited-love role, however, lacks the required finesse to hold your attention and with a choppy screenplay the movie ends up more comic than horror. That’s not to mention, we also have Vadivelu in the cast with less than desired results. The story, as we all know, feels like it’s taken straight out of the Amar Chitra Katha series. Namitha gets murdered for having fallen in love with a prince. Despite her death, she seeks the love of her life, the prince, Raja. However, the prince also has a suitable bride, Nila, within the family. To win Raja over, Namitha also must fight an evil sorcerer, Kota Srinivasa Rao, who sets out to capture the prince for his human-sacrifice that will bestow colossal powers upon him. That is Jaganmohini’s plot in a nutshell. There’s also the wicked prince from the neighboring state Riyaz Khan, his father Bala Singh and Vadivelu, who plays Namitha’s brother.

If not anything, the plot has immense scope to amuse kids, but falls short with only a few visual effect scenes promising to hold attention – like the one in which Namitha attacks the village after taking a water form. Namitha’s fans might enjoy her in a full-fledged role where she gets to rule the screen for the major part of the movie. With her enormous frame, she does a neat job of a ghost – no pun intended, of course. The climax would have suited the seventies, but since we have evolved so much over the past 30 something years, it looks and feels so preposterous. It’s even doubtful that your kid might like that kind of lame climax. The N. K. Vishwanathan directed Jaganmohini is neither spooky nor amusing. Even if you are a die-hard Namitha fan, don’t be surprised if you become incensed towards the end of the movie, for she’s all over it.


  • Mutton – ½ kg (chopped in to small pieces)
  • Chillie powder – 2 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 3 tsp
  • Sombu – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a hand full
  • Whole Red chillies – 6-10 nos
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon (pattai) – 2 piece
  • Clove (karambu) – 2 nos
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 3-5 table spoons ( required quantity)

  • Wash the mutton. After that add chillie powder, turmeric powder, dhania powder, salt to the mutton and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan add sombu, pattai, karambu, red chillies, curry leaves, then add the Marinated mutton and fry well i.e till it is roasted dry. Note: dont let it burnt.




Saturday, October 10, 2009


This bike is powered by the same Air Cooled 153cc 2 Valve refined mill from the FZ series which produces a peak power output of 14 Ps at 7500 rpm and a peak torque output of 14 Nm which comes at an early 6000 rpm. The engine feels stress free even after continuous journeys and performs at its best under long rides.Fazer series the world over are known for their touring capabilities and this bike is just the smallest DNA of the same. With the inclusion of a beautifully crafted dual tone aerodynamic front quarter fairing, which can easily be called as the best front fairing in India currently, this bike sure grabs a lot of attention and has loads of road presence. The cowl and the visor is wind tunnel tested which protects the rider from heavy wind blasts and also makes sure that the bike is well planted even on those windy days especially on long open highways.The bike sports fiery looking twin headlamps of 35 Watt each and a well placed pilot cum parking lamp in between. A noted flaw (an intended one) is that only one light can be illuminated at a time, left for dipper and right one for upper, quite contrary to even the YZF R15, on which both headlamps are on when on upper.

The bike has a more relaxed seating posture thanks to a little lifted handlebar which prevents fatigue and aids to the comfort for the backbone making it more comfortable for highway riding. The bike also carries the mid-ship muffler of the FZ series which concentrates weight close to the center of gravity for enhancing the control of the bike on high speed cruising. Paint job is top notch and the fit and finish exuberates typical Yamaha quality.The bike comes loaded with India’s fattest and grippiest rear MRF radial tyre (140/60-17) mated with a 100/80-17 for the front for acute cornering and solid grip on any type of tarmac.The bike is also loaded with a 7 step adjustable Monocross suspension of the FZ series which aids to the stability of the bike in a huge way and makes the bike a potent and stable performer. Yamaha has done away with the two tone seat cover for the Fazer. The bike now sports a carbon pattern all black seating skin and the seating is cushioned adequately to give one of the better and comfortable long rides.

The bike also gets the All Digital speedo console which Yamaha calls as Full Liquid Crystal Display which has a tachometer, speedometer, apart from the regular tripmeter and indicator lights. The yellow backlit display looks awesome especially during nights with and with the visor hindering direct sunlight; it is also sufficiently visible during daylight.Remember, it’s the looks that deceive; otherwise, if you look at it as a 150 cc engine, the power is adequate and does its job well. The lack of power is more evident because of an increase of 4 kilograms which make the bike a 141 kg monster. All this comes at a price tag of an expensive Rs. 80,741 on road Chennai. The bike would be available in four color options – Electric Blue, Midnight Black, Lava Red and Flaming orange. Black easily stands out of all the color options and the bike is a treat to watch in full black clothes.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Anyone who enjoys peach and mango will be a fan of this variety of Aquafina Flavor Splash. Although the water tastes mainly like peach, there is a subtle hint of mango in this bottled drink. It is accurate to real fruit flavors though, which is very rare among flavored water. The best thing about this flavored water by Aquafina is that in comparison to other varieties of flavored water, it is not too sweet to be enjoyed. Aquafina Flavor Splash in peach mango tastes very natural.

Aquafina Flavor Splash is not a significant source of nutrients. It is also fairly healthy for you in comparison to many other beverages that you could be consuming. There are 0 calories, 0 grams of total fat, 0 grams of total carbohydrates, and 0 grams of protein. There are 65 mg of sodium, however. While Aquafina Flavor Splash in peach mango is much healthier than other types of beverages that you would normally drink, it is important to remember that everything should only be consumed in moderation. Since there is sodium in this water, you should not replace regular bottled water with it. It should be consumed as a treat.

It is important to keep in mind that the price of Aquafina Flavor Splash varies widely according to retailer, but is comparable to many of the other well known bottled water brands. Many stores will offer coupons and discounts for this flavored water. Aquafina Flavor Splash comes in 16.9 fl oz bottles. At most retailers, you can buy the bottles of Aquafina Flavor Splash individually or in a case of twenty-four.

If you’re not a huge fan of peach or mango flavors, it is important to keep in mind that these are not your only options when it comes to Aquafina Flavor Splash. Some of the other flavors that are available for you to choose from include grape, wild berry, lemon, strawberry kiwi, and raspberry. No matter what fruity flavor it is that you enjoy, it is likely that there is an Aquafina Flavor Splash flavored water which is suitable to your needs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Pallavan Express runs between Chennai Egmore Railway Station and Tiruchirapalli Junction Railway Station. Both stations are located in Tamil Nadu. (The train commemorates the ancient Kingdom of Pallavas in Tamil Nadu.) Main towns on the way are Srirangam, Ariyalur, Virudhachalam, Chengalpattu and Tambaram. The train operates daily and covers a distance of 336 km. A/C chair car and sleeper class coaches are available.

Train number 2605: Chennai to Tiruchirapalli, leaves Chennai at 15:30 hrs.

Train number 2606: Tiruchirapalli to Chennai, leaves Tiruchirapalli at 06:30 hrs.

Base fare:

Class CC – Rs 372.00

Class 2S – Rs 112.00

Monday, October 5, 2009


The new digital camera doesn't compromise on class-leading picture quality and easy-to-use features. A high resolution of 12.1 effective megapixels ensures crisp, detail-packed enlargements to A3 size and beyond. Pristine picture quality is further enhanced by the high-quality 3x optical zoom lens.Smart zoom boosts maximum magnification to a frame-filling 18x for even more dramatic close-ups. The Sony W190 also offers a generously-sized 2.7” Clear Photo LCD screen for a bright, clear view of images and quick confirmation of camera settings. The improved Face Detection recognises up to 8 faces in a scene, fine-tuning focus and exposure for better-looking portraits. For even happier people pictures, Smile Shutter automatically takes a picture when your subject smiles.

SteadyShot image stabilisation reduces the effects of camera shake when you’re shooting handheld. A special shooting mode boosts sensitivity to ISO 3200, letting you freeze moving subjects with faster shutter speeds or capture atmospheric interiors without flash. This year's colourful range of CyberShot cameras from Sony gives you so much more. With the Sony CyberShot W190 you will stand out from the crowd with a slim and elegant look. Grab amazing images with smart features like a big LCD screen, Smile Shutter and Movie Recording. With the new Sony CyberShot W190 it’s all in the detail.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W190 features

• Effective Pixels : 12.1 megapixels

• Sensor : 1 / 2.33 type Super HAD CCD

• Lens : Sony camera lens

• Zoom : 3x Optical Zoom

• ISO : 3200

• Face Detection function : Yes

• Smile shutter function : Yes

• LCD Display : 2.7” Clear Photo LCD

• Camera battery Life : 145 mins

• Image stabiliser : SteadyShot

• Camera colours : Silver, Black, Red

Friday, October 2, 2009


Storks are very large birds with long, slender necks and legs. The Jabiru has a broad black stripe on its wings, head, neck and tail. The rest of the plumage is white. The legs are pale red and their black bill is long and pointed. The eye colour of females and males is different. Males are brown-eyed and females are yellow-eyed. Black-necked Storks are carnivores and eat fish, frogs, large crustaceans and insects. Jabirus use their bills like swords to impale or snatch prey from the water.

When looking for a mate, the male constructs a nest to try to attract a female. Breeding pairs stay together for a number of years, sometimes even for life. When the young hatch, they are naked and helpless and are taken care of by both parents for several weeks. Habitat destruction through the filling in of wetlands and swamps is a threat to the Black-necked Stork population.The Australian Wetlands is home to a wide-range of water birds. You can see the Jabiru and many other birds in this naturalistic setting.These storks are found in northern and eastern australia.