30 mai 2010

Barbet's of Malabar

White-cheeked Barbet feeding her fledgling. These birds are common in the Malabar region & are frugivorous. Spotted on a water-apple tree (jambakka) in my Mom's garden Bonne Fête à toutes les Mamans Happy Mother's Day
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25 mai 2010

Champs-Élysées turned Green on the World Biodiversity Day

Champs-Élysées Famous Parisian avenue Champs-Élysées  has been transformed into lush farm by young farmers & forest officials.Tree-lined boulevard was decorated with trees, farm products & livestock. They installed mini fields of  rice, wheat, barley, sunflower, banana, colza, hop , vegetables & lavender. Livestock includes cows, goats, lambs & Limousin pigs. Millions of people came to admire this long green strip called  Élysian fields. 
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23 mai 2010

Bollywood- Veer

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23 mai 2010

Roland Garros begins today

The French Open The French Open, officially known as Roland Garros begins today.The French National Tournament which began in 1891was dedicated only for men. Women were admitted in 1897. The French Open or Tournoi de Roland-Garros is played at  Roland Garros Stadium. It's located in the 16th arrondisemment of Paris, close to Bois de Boulogne. The Roland Garros Stadium consists of 20 courts including two show courts Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen & a museum for tennis. The central court Philippe Chatrier... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2010

Jackfruit seeds- Drumstick leaves Curry: Malabar Monsoon Special .

Chakka kuru- Muringa ila CurryIngredients1 cup freshly grated coconut1 tsp cumin seeds1/4 tsp turmeric powder10 Jack fruit seeds1 cup drumstick leaves (moringa)2 shallots(chopped)1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powderSalt to tasteCurry leavesFor tempering1 tbsp coconut oil / any other oil1/2 tsp musturd seed1 dried chilliCurry leavesMethodRemove the outer white skin of the jackfruit seeds & soak them for an hour in water.Using a knife scrape the brown inner skin & cut it coins.Separate the moringa leaves from their... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2010

Caladiums of Kerala

With the onset of monsoon, landscapes of Kerala are decorated with ornamental Caladiums. Caladium bicolor are tuberous perenniel with beautiful multicolored  foliage. Some species are highly toxic.
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