Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Is Revenge a Crime ? We don't know exactly . But we will find the answer  after reading this thriller..........


About the Book :
 The front and back cover was so beautiful. The picture of white house in the front along with the title in which the “ O” of  God with the symbol of bitcoin was wonderful. Surely this book will beautify your bookshelf.
Title – God is a Gamer
Author – Mr . Ravi Subramanian
GENRE – Fiction Thriller
ISBN - 9780143421399

About the Author:
Ravi Subramanian is India’s number one thriller writer, having written six bestselling books. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), he is currently head of a leading financial institution. A career banker and financial services professional, Ravi has worked with various multinational banks (Citibank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and HSBC) for over eighteen years. As a result of his extensive background in foreign banks, writing about banking comes quite naturally to Ravi. Each one of his books thus far have been set in the backdrop of a foreign bank.

Subramanian is now the CEO of a listed NBFC. Subramanian continues to write popular columns for well-known magazines and has his own personal weekly column in the Career and Business life page of The Economic Times

Story plot :
 The prologue begins with the meeting of the ceo of mastercard and visa along with the senator Gillian Tan.
 Gillian Tan was the senator who deals with south east Asian issues , is a close friend of the president of USA.
WIkileaks threatens to release some dirty secrets of US government,  it was banned . Eventhough it released some of US cables. Amazon  which was the wikileaks was shut down its operation. Paypal , visa and mastercard also shut down their customers to dealing with wiki leaks.
 Wikileaks released the account number for its supporters to send virtual money for its operation – Bit coins.
 Next comes the assassination of the senator Gillian tan in his bullet proof car by cycle bomb. Adrian scott the FBI agent was appointed to investigate the case.
 In the mean time in India  , a phishing scam in the New York International Bank of Indian Branch. Swami , head of retail banking of the same bank was bring down by the CEO Malavika , who becomes chairman of the bank in the region.
Aditya Rao , legend in the Indian Banking Industry and owner of the Indian gaming company – Indiscape. He also own the BPO – eTOIS. He was a divorcee with a son varun , a part time drug dealer.
 Varun bumps into relationship with Tanya , daughter of Malavika.
Townsville , new game launched by Indiscape was not doing well till varun takes over the company.
 Next comes the malavika’s suicide , in which the finance minister was involved . It brings the CBI of India into the plot.
 In the epilogue , the author has justified the line “ Is revenge a Crime  ?”

 About 310 pages under 89 chapters worth reading.
  After reading this novel I came to know lot about the banking industry. I am hearing about Bitcoin for the first time.
 The story line revolves around the present day situation and from the story we must learn what we must not do…
It was a interesting novel to read on a weekend. Those who are interested in present day cyber crimes , thrill must read this novel.

This review is a part of the biggest http://blog.blogadda.com/2011/05/04/indian-bloggers-book-reviews" target="_blank"> Book Review Program
for http://www.blogadda.com" target="_blank">Indian Bloggers. Participate now to get free books!

100 Kids Lunch Box Recipes – Indusladies

        Preparing lunch and making the kids to eat will a big task. Nowadays kids want to take fancy foods in their lunchbox. They can feel proud while opening their lunchbox in front of their friends.
 Moms always want their kids to have their healthy and nutritious foods. Indus ladies has published a ebook with lunchbox recipes which can be downloaded free . my recipe chutney pulov with mixed vegetables was one among the 100 lunchbox recipes…….

Check the link to download……….

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boondhi Ladoo / Laddu

    In our family , diwali sweets will be laddu  and mysorepak. Our grandmom usually make mysorepak  with fresh homemade ghee. Nowadays we are missing those sweets as we can’t get those sweets. We are making these sweets with store bought ghee , those taste is not similar to our grandmom’s sweets.

Makes – 100 Ladoo
Requirements :
Besan flour – 1 kg
Cooking soda – ¼ tsp
Water – 3 cup
Yellow  Food color  ( optional )
Oil for frying
 Sugar syrup :
Sugar – 2 kg
Water – 2 ½ cup
Cardamom powder – 1 tbs
Rose water – 5 drops
Cashew – 20
Raisins – 30
Cloves – 20
Camphor –  a pinch
Jathikkai / Nutmeg - 1 small
Ghee – 1 tsp
Method :
 Besan flour can be storebought or homemade.
 My mom usually makes with Homemade Gram flour . She says it tastes better than store bought  besan flour.
 My mom usually wash the split channa dhal ( kadalaparuppu ) , let it dry and grind in flour mill.
This flour is used to make ladoo and mysorepak in our home.

Mix the besan flour , cooking soda and water to a smooth batter of dosa batter consistency.
Heat oil in a kadai. Place the large ladle with pours and pour about 3 – 4 laddle full of batter .

Small boondhis will fall into hot oil.

Fry well and take out.

Make boondhis of all the batter.
In the mean time , mix the sugar and water and bring to boil.
Melt the ghee and fry cashew and raisins.
In the same ghee fry the nutmeg and cloves , crush into powder.
When the sugar syrup reaches one string consistency , take off from flame.
Add  the cashew , raisins , powdered nutmeg and cloves. Add in the camphor and mix well.
 Reheat the sugar syrup and add the fried boondhis to the syrup.

Mix well and let it cool down a little.
Make into small balls of desired size and roll over the sugar crystals.

Boondhi ladoos are ready to serve.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Almond Dates Smoothie – Healthy Breakfast smoothie

  A smoothie is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruits and in some chocolate or peanut butter is added. In addition to fruit, many smoothies include crushed ice , frozen fruit , honey. They have a milkshake like consistency .They can also contain milk , yogurt or ice-cream.

  Having a smoothie during breakfast will keep you fresh throughout the day.

 This an excellent, healthy smoothie which is easy to make.
   Almond is a nutritionally dense food and is a rich source of vitamin E and also rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and essential minerals such as magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium and potassium as well as monounsaturated fats.


     In this smoothie there is no additional sugar , sweetness from dates is enough to have a healthy and nutritious smoothie. Some kids won't eat nuts or dates directly , so if we give in this smoothie form they will have without knowing.

  I made this smoothie specially for my sister during her pregnancy. 

Almonds – 5 – 6 no’s
Milk – ½ cup
Dates  -  10 no’s
Soak the almonds in milk for 10 minutes.
In a blender, add the chopped dates , almonds , milk and blend well.
If needed can add the crushed ice before serving.

 Almond  Dates smoothie is ready to serve.

Brown sugar can be added for extra sweetness.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kids Lunch - 3 simple Lunchbox recipes

       Lunch was a important part of everyone's meal. In early morning  we won't feel to eat heavy. Though we will have a full course meal for lunch , if there was no dieting. 

   We Asians love to have rice for our lunch. Most of the countries in the asian continent have boiled rice in their meal . I remember that  lunch box  for me and my sis anu were packed with rice recipes by our mom............
    My mom was  a working woman , eventhough she used to pack our lunchbox with rice , a vegtable based curry and a stirfry of vegetables or greens from our home garden. curd / yogurt is also included in our lunch as it is good for growing children. Moms always do good for their kids...........
  Nowadays kids are expecting more colourful or different recipes than usual. I used to make alphabet dosas for my cousin varsha during my seventh grade , as she won't eat regular round shaped dosa, if it was of different shape , she will have a bite.

    Still my sis anu's daughter is little and she has not started eating meals . we has to find out the ways to make her eat in near future.

  Here are thee three healthy lunchbox recipes which the kids may like as these are colorful and one pot meals as these are easy to make by moms with little kids.

Peas pulov / Pattani sadham / Matar Pulov
  This was a simple easy to make pulov rice with mild spices and green peas. This can be packed in lunchbox  along with onion raita and some veg stirfry.

Simple Tangy Mango Rice

  Though this rice can be made only during the season foe mangoes . As i won't like to add any preservatives to kids lunch. This is a simple and easy to make rice . The flavor and color of the rice itself make the kids to eat. This goes well with fryums or with potato stirfry.

Chutney Pulov  with Mixed Vegetables

 This rice with its vibrant green color , and the orange and green color combination by the carrot and french beans will make the kid to finish the lunch box without a grain of rice.
  Other colorful veggies can be added.

I am sending these recipes to kids lunchbox recipes happening at Indusladies.

                                                 Recipe Contest Logo