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  1. Story of a Japonaise Cake

    by , 5th Jan 2017 at 07:36 PM

    Have you heard of Japanese cake? Actually this cake is called Japonaise cake which has constantly been refered as Japanese cake. This did not travel from Japan for sure. This is a French Pastry known as “Almond Meringue Torte” which is an older cousin of modern day Macaroons.


    Picture Courtesy:
    Jackie Mitchell

    The outer sides are covered with crispy biscuit like Torte, with the
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  2. சித்தி, கோலங்கள், காதலிக்க நேரமில்லை - Serial Nostalgia Report

    by , 4th Jan 2017 at 08:52 PM
    Hi,
    I came across an article in a website which kidnapped me to my childhood days where, watching some of this soap serials was like a ritual.
    I remember the days when my grandma used to sit in front of the TV during prime time to watch these serials even though some extended for years.
    The website actually portrayed the serial songs.. I dont know how many of you know these songs. I grew up listening to these. Most of you would also have been gone through the same.
    If you ...
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  3. Where are those golden days...

    by , 4th Jan 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Where are those golden days...


    As I listen to a good old hindi song "Jaane Kahaan Gaye Woh Din"....I sing along drifting away in thoughts.


    Its yet another scorching summer time at Chennai.
    Blazing heat and perspiration running down from forehead to little toe.


    Sitting in front of my PC in a high rise apartment, I wonder and drown in nostalgia.


    Summer vacations meant joy, happiness, enjoyment.
    It used to be ...
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  4. That cute little girl at the corner store

    by , 4th Jan 2017 at 09:59 AM
    That cute little girl at the corner store


    All of 3 or 4 years old, in a cute frilled frock, this cute little girl was walking out of her house towards the corner store.


    Fluffy hair tied in a pony swaying in the air.
    Pink socks and pink and white shoes neatly belted, she was walking brisk.
    Her little fingers were tucked in her frock pocket, a shining gleam on her face.


    As she approached the corner candy store her face became ...
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  5. So, What colour is your blood??

    by , 4th Jan 2017 at 09:59 AM
    So, What colour is your blood??


    Is it even a question to debate? you ask...
    True, all of us are born with red blood.


    But, is it really that uniform, unanimous??


    Red has always been associated with energy, passion, ambition, determination etc.
    Close home, its always been an imagery and illusion of poverty, hunger, suffering and calamity.


    Is that why the same blood becomes so un affordable for the poor...
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