Month: March 2010

My Creatives at Malayala Manorama online

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My Creatives at Malayala Manorama online

Visit and read my thoughts converted as short stories in Malayalam. It happens during my daily routine as I watch a normal thing which you may also have seen or witnessed many times but not thought of exploring further on the how, why and when aspects.

“My Creatives” section at http://www.gulfmanorma.com is exclusively for young writers to showcase their writing talents. You may write in English or Malayalam and submit it at the specified section to get it published. Give a try. If I can do it, definitely, you too.

Visit and read:

http://gulf.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/gulfProgramView.do?programId=6722890&tabId=15&BV_ID=@@@

Ramesh Menon
29.03.2010

Malayala Manorama Jeevajalam 2010 Photography competition

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Malayala Manorama Jeevajalam 2010 Photography competition

Malayala Manorama Jeevajalam 2010 Photography competition

The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. To create more awareness on the importance of saving water for future use, several initiatives are happening world-wide. One such event happening currently is the Malayala Manorama “Jeevajalam 2010” photography competition.

The rules are very simple.
• Log on to the link provided below and you may submit 3 photos which portrays the essence of water and it’s importance in life.
• Out of the selected photos from online viewers, 25 best photos judged by a panel will be posted at Malayala Manorama online from 22nd April 2010.
• Online users can vote for their favourite photo for a period of one month (one vote per day).
• Those 5 photos and photographers who get maximum will be declared as winners.
• The competition cut off date for submission is 20th April 2010.

Link to participate in Malayala Manorama online Jeevajalam Photography competition:

http://www.manoramaonline.com/advt/Environment/jeevajalam10/index.htm

I was one amongst the 5 winners in 2009. The winning photo is attached in this notification. I wish to see one amongst you in the winners list this time.

All the best in advance and participate with interest. Submit your best photos that depicts the essence of water and it’s importance in life.

Ramesh Menon
Abu Dhabi
25.03.2010

My Creatives – Malayala Manorama Online – Dt 24.03.2010 – Kunju Manassile Valiya Lokam

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My Creatives – Malayala Manorama Online – Dt 24.03.2010 – Kunju Manassile Valiya Lokam

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My thoughts – Malayala Manorama online – 19 March 2010 – Bhashayum Samskaravum

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My thoughts – Malayala Manorama online – 19 March 2010 – Bhashayum Samskaravum

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Taste It – Black Forest Cake by Suraj Menon

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Taste It – Black Forest Cake by Suraj Menon

It’s a short break after the 11th exam time and my son Suraj is enjoying it in the best possible way he likes. I am not talking about Play station, cricket, friends, movies etc. They are all are there. This is just another passion for him. I always believe cooking is an art and to a certain extent it is an inborn talent. He has it in him. These days, we are in surprise when we reach back from office. His time of operation is the time when his grandmother goes to sleep in the afternoon. And he completes it before she finishes her short nap. I am presenting to you one such item he prepared for us the other day. It is simple and easy to do, and you may try it for the week-end.

Black Forest Cake

Ingredients required:

Sweetened condensed milk – 1 can
Maida – 225 gms
Butter – 125 gms
Cocoa – 3-4 heaped tablespoon full
Aerated Coca cola drink – 3/4th of a can
Baking powder – 1 tablespoon full
Soda Bicarbonate – 1 tablespoon full
Cream – 1 cup
Tinned cherries – 1 small tin
Chocolate – 40 gms

Preparation:

• Lightly grease and floor the baking tin.
• Pre-heat the oven to 1500 c.
• Melt the butter in a pan.
• Cool and add the sweet condensed milk
• Sift together the maida, baking powder, Cocoa and soda bicarbonate
• Mix the maida with the sweetened condensed milk and butter mixture alternating with cola till the maida and cola are completely poured and over.
• Immediately pour this mixture in to the prepared tin (container) and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 1500 c.
• Cool and slice horizontally into two.
• Whip cream till light and fluffy.
• Apply on one layer of cake along with decorated cherries
• Place the second layer of cake to form a sandwich.
• Top with whipped cream and cherries.
• Sprinkle the grated chocolate generously as you wish.
• Chill in the refrigerator for some time and serve.

Try this simple and easy preparation out, Taste-it during this week-end. Who said, making and baking a cake is difficult thing?