Sunday, June 17, 2018

An Ideal Gift for a Father! #FathersDay



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As the Father’s Day date was approaching nearer, I was scratching my head for the gift ideas on the eve of Father’s Day.

A novel idea sprung in my head and thought why to always go for materialistic gifts.

Why not surprise him with something special?

The day, a Man becomes father, his way of thinking and doing things undergo major transformation. His priority changes and he feels proud to be gifted with a tag, Father.

His life’s motive becomes to perform better in life to provide all comforts and luxuries to his child and wish to fulfil his unfulfilled aspirations.

He searches for happiness in all the tiny acts of his child and a sweet smile makes him weak at heart.

Throughout life, he craves to see his children flourishing and when they grow up into responsible adult, he is satisfied that his dreams have reaped fruits of his labour.

Now, he is retired, old and gradually becoming fragile in frame and at heart.

What actually, he requires now?

Whole life, he strive for the children happiness and now, it is the turn of the children to reward him with care, attention and affection.






I am doing my part by devoting my time in care of my father, who is suffering from Parkinson. Once a dashing personality has been squeezed into a spoilt brat, who adores attention and requires attention classes from us to play with him, to make him write and indulge in coloring and drawing.


The things that he did for us in our kindergarten days are now been repeated by us for him. He behaves like a child and he needs to be tutored and tamed as a child.

While doing these activities, feeling of nostalgia grips me. The situation is same as it was 45 years before but the roles are reversed. Now, I have taken seat of a father and he has become my child.

When we were kids, we used to wait for him to come back from office and tours and now he desperately waits for his children to come back to his nest and gets anxious as a child.

I feel that the care and attention is the greatest gift that a child can give to his father in his old days, when he is deteriorating with age or disease. At this juncture, materialistic gifts are of no importance but a helping hand boosts his morale and confidence and the tender touch will be the greatest gift and healer for a father.

Luckily, my father is bestowed with sufficient for his needs and even 24 hours caretaker is employed to take care of his chores but without his children care, he will be hurt and unhappy.

I feel proud to say that my father is lucky to have 5 children and all are caring in their own ways and are available for him in his old and degenerating age.

I feel Care is the best gift option that we can provide to our Fathers on the eve of Father’s Day.

Isn't this an ideal gift for a Father from his Children?






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Traditional Indian Food Contest Entry IV - Sooji Kakara Pitha!




Sooji Kakara Pitha


Sooji kakara pitha is a typical Odia dish popular in the state of Orissa. These are mostly prepared during festivals and offered in Puja as an Offering or Prasad. These are delicious and healthy.





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Ingredients

For Outer layer:

1/2 cup semolina/sooji
1 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
1 tbsp. oil

For Stuffing:

1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
Oil for frying

Method

Stuffing Preparation:

1. Heat kadhai
2. Add grated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder
3. Fry until sugar melts and the mixture becomes little dry
4. Switch off the flame and keep aside the stuffing

Preparation of Outer layer:

1. In a kadhai add water and sugar, boil it
2. When it starts boiling, add semolina stirring continuously to avoid forming lumps
3. Add oil and cardamom powder
4. Cook this mixture for a minute
5. Remove from flame and keep aside
6. Wait till the dough cools down to room temperature
7. Knead the dough for few seconds to make this soft.
8. Make small balls from the dough, flatten slightly and stuff with the prepared stuffing.
9. Then roll it again to make a ball
10. Make the balls into flat shape in between your palms
11. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the flatten balls on medium flame till it turns golden brown from each side
12. Delicious Kakara Pitha is ready, serve hot or cool.

Readers, please try this recipe and share your experiences with us.

This recipe has been shared by Payal Jain and the attached picture is also shared by her.

We will love to hear from all of you.






Saturday, June 16, 2018

Evergen and Airlabs announce World’s first Clean Air Zone- AirHavn!



Evergen and Airlabs announce World’s first Clean Air Zone “AirHavn”– to demonstrate an innovative new technology to clean air pollution in Delhi

~National Physical Laboratory’s Gas Metrology Section to conduct independent validation of the pilot~




New Delhi 14 June 2018:Evergen Systems along with their technology partner, Airlabs today announced the launch of ‘AirHavn’ the pilot of the World’s First Clean Air Zone at Lakhi Shah Banjara Hall, Gurudwara Rakabganj Saheb, Delhi to demonstrate the revolutionary technology and announce their plans for cleaning air pollution across India. Present at the launch were Dr. Matthew Johnson, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at University of Copenhagen, Chief Scientific Officer at Airlabs and Sukhbir S. SIDHU, Founder and CEO, Evergen Systems, Dr. Shankar Aggarwal, Senior Scientist, Gas Metrology Section, National Physical Laboratory of India and Manjit Singh GK, President of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.

Evergen were the pioneers to launch City Tree in London and became the first company in Britain to install technology solutions to tackle urban air pollution. Evergen are working with Municipalities, local authorities and Government agencies to install City Tree across the UK. After almost two years of researching and trials of a number of technologies, Evergen has the exclusive license for– City Tree – the world’s first Biotech filter for cleaning urban air pollution.

AirHavn is an ‘architectural masterpiece’ that has been especially designed and constructed applying the laws of fluid dynamics to take control of air flow. The AirHavn combines a design based on extensive optimisation using high performance computing with high performance air filters. The innovative Airlabs technology utilises a combination of atmospheric chemistry and airflow engineering and implemented through a proprietary dual filter system combining nano-particles for removing 97-99% fine dust particles and a chemical media to remove gases like NOx, SOx, CO2 and Ozone.

Speaking at the launch Mr. Sukhbir Sidhu, Founder & CEO Evergen Systems Ltd, “Air quality is huge problem and barely a day goes by without a story in the national or city media focusing on the deteriorating quality of our air and its impacts on human health. In early 2016 our company began looking into ways of tackling this problem. He further added, “We are delighted that we, along with our technology partners Airlabs took the decision to set up a pilot clean air zone in Delhi to demonstrate the technology and announce our plans for cleaning air pollution across India. It was a huge challenge to secure a suitable site in the middle of the city. Let’s be clear, this is the only proven technology that is capable of cleaning outdoor air pollution. It has been tested by University of London, now in Delhi and soon by NPLI”

Scientist and Prof (Dr.) Matthew Johnson, University of Copenhagen on launching the project said, “We have done the impossible: Today, together with our partners at Evergen India, we are launching and dedicating the world’s first open-air clean air zone to the people of India: The AirHavn. My team has been monitoring the air quality from inside and outside the AirHavn since last few days. We are having real time updates on quality of the air, the results are phenomenal as we have monitored pollution reduction by up to 70 %. The air quality is also being independently monitored by National Physical Laboratory’s, Gas Metrology Section.”

Gurdwara Rakabganj, where the AirHavn pilot is taking place for 3 weeks is located in Delhi. General public, students, politicians and civic leaders are invited to visit the AirHavn, enjoy clean air and learn about this revolutionary technology completely free of cost.

Note to the editors:

About Evergen Systems Ltd

Established in 2010 Evergen are a multi award winning Cleantech Company. Since the beginning their mission has been to reduce energy consumption and CO₂ emissions in the built environment. The company has been installing solar generation, electricity storage and Energy Management Systems on homes, commercial properties and public sector buildings. Over the years company’s business has evolved from saving energy and cutting CO₂ emissions, to reducing pollution and cleaning the air.

About Airlabs

Airlabs was founded by Matthew Johnson, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen and Sophie Power, a London based businesswoman concerned about the health of her children. The company exists to give people clean air to breathe in polluted cities. Airlabs combines a greater understanding of air pollution through its sensor networks and airflow modelling capabilities, alongside the technology and engineering to create true clean air zones throughout cities. Airlabs has launched several projects in London. From bus shelters to benches and the AirHavn is the first large scale demonstration of outdoor air cleaning. The company launched its first consumer product, the Air Bubble, to clean the highly polluted air inside vehicles. Air lab’s technology has had global media coverage and independent scientific validation.



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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Traditional Indian Food Contest Entry III- Rasilie Aamchoori Bhindi Recipe!




The next Contestant of Traditional Indian Food Contest is Ms. Megha Verma, Bangalore.

Let’s know about Megha in her own version.


Cooking never interested me when I was young. I always wanted to stay away as much as possible from the kitchen. But thanks to my mom who always used to give me at least 1 percent of the cooking work on the daily basis. This 1 percent gave me an idea about the basics of cooking. After my marriage and kids, I am completely transformed. Now I love cooking for my family. Their love makes me explore new dishes. All credit of my culinary skills and recipes goes to my Dear husband and kids.








Rasilie Aamchoori Bhindi Recipe






This Rasilie Aamchoori Bhindi recipe is awesome for people who are in love with bhindi. This recipe is best suited for people whole like to eat bhindi with gravy. This is also great for people who don’t like tomatoes but still want  tangy bhindi.

Ingredients:



Bhindi – Washed, dried and cut into 1 inch length approximately with a small slit.

Garlic – 10 to 12 cloves of garlic peeled and washed.

Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.

Coriander Powder – 3 tsp.

Red Chillie Powder – 1 tsp.

Salt – according to taste

Aamchoor Powder – 1 tsp.

Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp.

Oil – 2 tbsp.

Water – 1 bowl

Coriander leaves - Finely diced quarter cup

Cooking Method:

Put 1 spoon oil in a pan. Heat the oil and put the methi seeds in the oil and let it splutter. Put the bhindi in the oil and fry for 10 minutes on high flame. In a mixer grinder put the garlic cloves, dhania powder, haldi powder, salt, chilie powder and little water and grind it to a fine paste. Heat 1 spoon oil in a pan and put this spice paste in the oil and fry for 5 minutes until oil separates. Put 1 bowl of water and fried bhindi in the pan and cook it covered for about 7 to 10 minutes on midium flame stirring occasionally. Now sprinkle aamchoor powder in the pan and mix it properly. Garnish it with coriander leaves. Rasilie aamchoori bhindi is ready to be served with hot chapatis or parathas. 



Dear Readers, please try this recipe at your end and do share your experiences and liking about this dish. The pics of recipe is shared by Megha Verma, an amateur blogger.

We will love to hear from you. 😆😆

La Trobe Business School - Indore!





Press Release

La Trobe Business School, Australia makes New Announcements
to cater to Indian Students!
·       NEW intake in January for selected master’s programs
·       Continuing successful intake in November to complement March and July intakes, and
·       Scholarships to meet ever-growing demand from Students

Indore, 26th May, 2018 – Opening NEW opportunities for Indian Students, a Senior Delegation led by Professor Jane Hamilton, Dean and Head of La Trobe Business School (LBS), La Trobe University (LTU), Australia visited Kathmandu; India and Colombo.

In response to Student demand from India, LBS has introduced a New Intake for selected Post Graduate Business courses in January, with accelerated study programs to allow earlier completion. This is in addition to the very successful introduction last year for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in November. The November intake is in addition to the two intakes in February and July semesters. La Trobe Business School few years earlier introduced third semester for its Post Graduate Courses, which is now very popular amongst Indian students. In addition, New Subjects have also been introduced to meet the needs of Industry and the latest trends in the job market.




Professor Jane Hamilton said “La Trobe University’s steady endeavour to connect with key countries in our region and to keep generating better opportunities for Students has brought La Trobe Business School back to India. Our New January intake for Post Graduate Programs, three Intakes a year for Undergraduate and Post Graduate Programs and continuing to offer excellence Scholarships should help Students from India to reap significant benefit from the expertise and brand new cutting-edge facilities at La Trobe Business School.”







MBA “La Trobe University’s practical Industry-focused MBA prepares Students for the rapidly changing 21st century business environment. Our Program is accredited by EPAS and Recognised by CEO Magazine as a Tier One Global Program.  A feature of the Course is an opportunity for Students to participate in an Enterprise Learning Project within an Organisation”.


“La Trobe University has jumped about 200 places in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is placed 301stin the world and it means that the University is placed in the top 400 in the world in all three recognised International Rankings of Universities”, said Professor Jane Hamilton.                               
NEW SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED
Once again, La Trobe Business School, Australia is offering Scholarships to the value of 15%, 20% and 25% of the Total Tuition Fee for Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate International Students commencing in 2018 for our popular courses (www.latrobe.edu.au/scholarships/la-trobe-excellence-scholarships/courses). These Scholarships are merit based and will be offered to students based on their prior academic performance. These Scholarships will be offered to students on a first come first serve basis.


NEW SUBJECTS
La Trobe Business School has introduced new subjects that respond to changes in the job market and the need for graduates to be aware of business trends. These subjects include Big Ideas in Business and Digital Business, both of which are part of the Bachelor of Business.

About La Trobe University
La Trobe University is multi-campus university based in Victoria, Australia. Named after the first Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, La Trobe University has been at the forefront of higher education in Australia for the past fifty years. La Trobe University is renowned for its academic excellence and research achievements. It has seven campuses in Victoria and one campus in New South Wales in Australia. More than 181,000 students have graduated from La Trobe University and have gone on to achieve great things in all walks of life, giving La Trobe its well-deserved reputation. For details, please visit www.latrobe.edu.au/international
For further information, please contact:
Atul Malikram|9755020247

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Friday, June 8, 2018

IL&FS Skills - Certificates Distributed to Successful Trainees of PMKVY!





Certificates distributed to successful trainees of PMKVY- RPL in Agriculture by Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy at Chhapra, Bihar



 IL&FS Skills is implementing RPL in Agriculture Sector for Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur, Tuber Crop Cultivator and Maize Cultivator Job Roles




IL&FS Skills, a joint initiative of IL&FS Education & National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC), organized a certificate distribution ceremony for successful trainees of PMKVY RPL in Agriculture Sector for Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur, Tuber Crop Cultivator and Maize Cultivator Job Roles at Community Center, Amnour, Chappra, and Bihar. Fifteen successful trainees were awarded certificates by Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Member of Parliament and former Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India; Shrimati Neelam Pratap Singh; Shri C N Gupta, MLA, Chhapra; Shrimati Anu Singh, BJP Mahila Morch President; Shrimati Bhawana Verma, Representative, NSDC and Shri Rohit Kumar, SDO Amnour, Chhapra.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme in the Agriculture sector under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India was launched at Ishrauli Bazar, Madhora, Saran, and Bihar on 22nd February 2018.  The ceremony was graced by Dr. Prem Kumar, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Government  of  Bihar,  Shri  Gyan  Chandra  Manjhi,  Ex-MLA,  Garkha  and  Shri Vinay  Singh,  Ex  MLA,  Sonpur.  The ceremony was attended by Ms.  Bhawana Verma, Official from NSDC, Mr.  Amit Verma, Official from ASCI, local Panchayat members, Mukhiya from villages of across Chhapra. In total, attendees included  over  1000  people  including  RPL  trainees,  community  members,  media and  members  of  IL&FS  Skills  regional  team  in  Bihar.

The Project Launch Ceremony was focused upon the RPL project launch and commencement of first batch of training. The ceremony also included welcome speech by hon’ble guests and trainers. The candidate welcome kits including a t-shirt/jacket, cap, notebook, pen etc. were distributed along with other course material and domain books.



Saran, being a predominantly agrarian district of Bihar state, agriculture is the main occupation  of  the  people  of  the  district  and  also  their  main  source  of  livelihood. Livestock  is  very  important  in  a  district  like  Saran  with  a  predominantly agricultural economy. Dairy  farming  is  largely  practiced  as  a  traditional  backyard  activity  and  it represents  a  considerable  share  of  income  even  for  the  poor  households  in  cases where  household  with  only  dairy  income  is  considered  and  Saran  is  also  one  of such district of Bihar. Although  Saran  is  positioned  to  leverage  the  opportunities,  farmers  practicing dairy  farming,  paddy,  wheat,  maize  and  tuber  crop  cultivation  are  reportedly constrained due to structural and skill related gaps and other external factors also. Further, demand for Maize and Tuber crops is on the rise, and Saran District is endowed with deep, flat and fertile soil capable of sustaining crop production. In  view  of  the  above  and  to  ensure  sustainable  means  of  livelihoods  for  the existing  farmers  by  means  of  up-skilling  and  enhanced  scope  for  better  price realization  of  their  produce,  it  has  been  envisaged by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to structure a suitable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for these experienced farmers.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), which is a competency based framework that organizes all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. RPL is a platform to provide recognition to the informal learning or learning through work to get equal acceptance as the formal levels of education.

The programme aims to impart skills training for existing workers to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce to the NSQF under PMKVY RPL scheme. RPL focuses on enhancing the career/ employability opportunities of an individual as well as provide alternative routes to greater standards of living through skill enhancement. It also envisages providing opportunities for reducing inequalities based on certain privileged forms of knowledge over others. It is a process of assessment of an individual’s prior learning to give due importance to learning as an outcome rather than learning as a process.

IL&FS Skills has been allotted a target to train 10,000 farmers, including both men and women, in Saran district of Bihar, belonging to socially marginalized communities. Post completion of training, the farmers will be certified by Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI).

IL&FS Skills has conducted RPL program for multiple sectors including Agriculture, Apparel, Construction, Leather, Handicrafts & Carpet, Security, Tourism & Hospitality, RPL of Rashtrapati Bhawan employees, CRFP Jawans and street vendors through FSSAI in past as well, under the aegis of NSDC, and MSDE. This initiative of RPL under the PMKVY is expected to enable a large number of Indian youth to take  up  industry-relevant  skill  training, which  will  help  them  secure  a  better livelihood.

For more information, please write to vartika.khera@ilfsindia.com or call +919810072362


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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Traditional Indian Food Contest Entry II- Jaggery Wheat Tortilla By Uttpal Krushna!



           
Our 2nd Contestant is Uttpal Krushna, more popular as UK to enter Traditional Indian Food Contest held by me.


I am born and brought up in Mumbai, graduated from the Mumbai University, worked in the corporate world for about 20 years before quitting in 2012. Started Full time consultancy in Content management and Food. As a certified nutritionist,  I have helped many stay fit and also work with corporate world from time to time for their Food related content requirements. I run a blog, Fashionable Foodz, which is well known by now. After doing voluntary social service for over 10 years, I decided to start a NGO and in April 2017, being the Real Human came into existence.




Jaggery Wheat Tortilla (Gul Poli)



After winter, the transition of Sun into Zodiac sign Makara (Capricorn) is celebrated with this festival called Makar Sankranti. Almost every year this falls on 14th January as per the English calendar. This is celebrated as Makara Sankranthi in Karnataka, Thai Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Magh Bihu in Assam, Poush Sangranti in West Bengal, Shishur Saenkraat in Kashmir, Maghi in Punjab, Himachal and Haryana and Makar Sankarnti in other states. Maharashtra celebrates this festival with sweets. One of them is the Tilgul poli or the Gul poli which means Jaggery Wheat Tortilla. This is served to neighbours and friends with the customary salutation, “Tilgul ghya, goad goad bola”, which means “Accept this sweet and be friendly.” It is a wheat-based flat bread filled with sesame seeds and Jaggery. Today we will check out the recipe for the Jaggery wheat Tortilla.





Ingredients

500 Gms Jaggery
1/2 Cup Poppy Seeds
1/2 Cup White Sesame
5 cloves Cardamom
1 Tbsp. Dry Grated coconut
2 1/2 Tbsp. Gram Flour
2 Cup Wheat Flour
2 1/2 Tbsp. Gram Flour
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
Ghee as needed
Oil as required

Cooking Time: 40 mins

Recipe:

Mix Wheat flour, All-purpose flour and Gram flour together.


Add some oil as per need to make a soft Dough ball.

Keep aside.

Grate yellow Jaggery.

Roast the Sesame seeds, Poppy seeds and coconut powder a bit and then grind it.

Fry the remaining gram flour in some Ghee.

Fry well till you get a nice colour to the flour and add the cardamom powder.

Mix the flavoured gram flour in the Jaggery mix and keep aside.

Make small thick round, flat breads from the dough ball of about 3 inch diameter.

Keep a single sheet of the bread and put a small ball of the Jaggery mix in the center of it.

Put another sheet on top and seal from all sides by gently pressing it.

Roll it to make a tortilla.

Heat a pan and place a Tortilla on it.

Flip it once the side visible to you shows puffing.

Flip it to make the other side puff a bit too.

Max time to heat a side should be 30 seconds to ensure even cooking.



The Jaggery Wheat Tortilla tastes best when cold. Give enough cooling period to this dish before consuming.



This is a Festive Recipe and is relished on festivals as well as perfect for cool weather.

Dear Readers,

Please try these recipes and share your comments. We will love to hear from you. 

The Recipe is presented in the words of UK and the snaps are self-clicked and shared by esteemed contributor, UK.