400 ml Fresh Milk
250 ml Ice Water
250 gms Whipping cream
40 gms Gelatine Powder
300 gms Mango Puree
300 ml Water
20 gms Butter
Coconut Powder
200 gms Sugar

How to make mango pudding:

Mix gelatine powder, sugar and water, stir well and bring to boil till sugar dissolves in water.
Add in grease keep aside.
Stir and mix well mango puree, ice water, milk, whipping cream and instant coconut powder.
Mix the sugar solution and puree, stir well.
Pour the mixture into a desired shape mould.
Chill well and serve.



6 broken into several pieces dried Chilli (Mirch)
2 tblsp Coriander seeds (Dhania)
1/4 tsp Garam masala

How to make kadai masala:

Heat chilies and coriander in a pan, shaking the pan time to time, until they smell fragrant.
Grind and add garam masala.


Wonderful taste of vanilla iced with sugar and milk on heart shaped cookies.


1 cup Butter (unsalted)
1 cup Sugar
2 Egg
1 tblsp Vanilla
3 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 cup confectioner Sugar (sifted)
2 tblsp Milk

How to make sugar cookie hearts:
Combine butter and sugar till smooth.
Mix eggs and vanilla into the butter mixture.
Mix well.
Combine flour, salt and baking soda together.
Combine it with the butter and egg mixture prepared.
Mix well.
Let it chill for about 2 hours.
Reduce the dough into quarters.


Enjoy the lavish cupcakes with walnuts, vanilla and strawberries.


1 3/4 cup All purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Walnuts (chopped)
2 x Egg Whites
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
10 oz pkg frozen sweet Strawberries
If desired Sugar (powdered)

How to make strawberry cupcakes:

In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, sugar and walnuts together.
Beat together egg whites, vanilla and oil in another bowl till well mixed.
Combine strawberries.
Beat in a mixer at slow speed till strawberries are broken somewhat.



3 cup Flour (no sifted)
2 cup Sugar
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Milk
2 Egg
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp ground Cloves
3 cup Apples (chopped and peeled)
1 cup Raisins (seedless)
1/2 cup Walnuts (chopped coarsely)
2 cup sweetened whipped Cream with Cinnamon (for frosting and filling)

How to make apple raisin cake:

Flour and grease 2 baking pans.
Mix flour, sugar, mayonnaise, milk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves with a mixer for about 2 minutes.
Scrap bowl frequently.



2cups boiled Rice
1/3rd cup Lemon Rice
6Tbsp Oil
1/2tsp Black Mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
3-4 green chilies
Salt to taste
1/4th tsp. turmeric powder
1/4th cup peanuts

How to make lemon rice:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, allow to splutter.
Add turmeric powder and peanuts, fry till brown.
Now add green chilies, curry leaves, salt and fry for 2 minutes.
Take it off from the flame and add lemon juice and mix well.
Now add this to the boiled rice and mix well.Lemon rice is ready to be served.

Amnesty targets Pakistan and SLanka rights records

London,May 28: The conflicts in Sri Lanka and Pakistan have added to human rights abuses in Asia this year, Amnesty International said in its annual report.

As the global economic downturn bites, Amnesty said millions of migrant workers in China who have lost their jobs face “an uncertain future”.

On a more positive note, the rights group noted that the devastating cyclone in Myanmar last year prompted China and other nations in Southeast Asia to take rare steps to ensure that survivors received desperately needed aid.

Ash gets grace marks with Sonam

Mumbai, May 28: After the Cannes’ red carpet fiasco, Sonam Kapoor who is a die-hard Aishwarya Bachchan fan (as per her own confession) walked up to the latter at Karan Johar’s birthday party on May 25 and extended an olive branch.
Sonam was excited about walking down the red carpet with Ash during the Cannes Film Festival, however, that didn’t happen.

Sonam and Ash represent the same beauty brand and chances are that these actresses might have to walk the red carpet at some event in the future. So the young Sonam wanted all to be well between her and Ash.

Amnesty criticises tough crackdown on terror after 26/11

New Delhi, May 28: Tough crackdown on terror in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, activities of anti-naxal force Salwa Judum and anti-Christian riots have been listed by Amnesty international among others as alleged human rights issues facing the country.

In its annual report for 2009, the international human rights organisation, has said, authorities responded to the November Mumbai attacks by tightening security legislation which includes “sweeping and broad definitions of acts of terrorism and of membership of terrorist organisations.”

It’s official: Salman-Katrina have broken up

Mumbai,May 28: It’s been almost a year since the tense strains of the Salman-Katrina relationship have been visible to the public, and now, after months of speculation over the outcome of this growing tension, the couple has finally called it quits.

This breakup seems to have been in the pipeline for a while now, since rumours of both Salman’s and Katrina’s relationships with the likes of Asin and Ranbir Kapoor have made headlines for the last few months.

US ‘misused’ Bible to sell ‘holy’ war on terror

Washington, May 28: Religious authorities have lashed out at the former US administration’s recently-exposed manipulation of the Holy Scriptures to glorify their ‘anti-terror’ campaign.

The former officials have been revealed to have quoted biblical verses out of their context in the classified reports which would be submitted for high-level consideration, Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

Calling wife ugly may become offence in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, May 28: Calling one’s wife ugly may soon be considered an offence under a Malaysian law that seeks to protect a woman both physically and emotionally.

One of the clauses proposed to be amended in the Domestic Violence Act 1994 pertains to emotional violence against women who are currently only protected against physical abuse, the Star newspaper said Thursday.

Women’s Development Department director-general Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said emotional violence was a form of abuse that scars women deeply and lowers their self-esteem, dignity and self-confidence.

West Bengal cyclone toll reaches 100, situation grim

Kolkata, May 28: The death count in floods triggered by Cyclone Aila reached 100 in West Bengal on Wednesday as the Sunderbans faced a severe drinking water crisis and lack of civic amenities led to protests in Kolkata.
Two days after the cyclone pummeled coastal areas of the state, uprooting trees, snapping power cables and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake, vast areas remained submerged affecting 4.6 million people as victims complained of lack of relief.

Deccan Chargers reach Hyderabad to a rousing welcome

Hyderabad, May 28: Deccan Chargers, the winners of the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa, arrived here Wednesday night to a rousing welcome from fans.

The fans were, however, disappointed a bit as only three players – Tirumalsetti Suman, Harmeet Singh and Shoaib Ahmed – arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

The crowd was hoping to catch a glimpse of captain Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Herschelle Gibbs, R.P. Singh and Rohit Sharma, who played key roles in the team’s victory.

India asks Oz to ensure security of students

New Delhi, May 28: Expressing outrage at the attack on its students in Melbourne, India has asked Australia to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Foreign minister S M Krishna reminded Australia about its responsibility to ensure the well-being and security of Indian students studying in that country.

“I have been appalled at the attack on our students in Melbourne,” Krishna said in a statement here while commenting on the assault on four Indian students, one of whom is battling for life in a hospital there.

No change in TDP’s stand on Telangana

Hyderabad, May 28: Telugu Desam’s two-day Mahanadu began with its president, N. Chandrababu Naidu, making it clear that there is no change in its stand on separate Telangana.

Inaugurating the annual meeting, Mr. Naidu sought to put at rest speculation that the party could reverse its stand towards Telangana in the wake of the poll debacle. He ruled out the possibility of such a change asserting how it was included in the manifesto after a long debate.

‘Pak has 60 nuke bombs, is building more’

Washington, May 28: Pakistan with about 60 nuclear warheads; primarily targeted towards India, is continuing production of fissile material for weapons and adding to its weapons production facilities and delivery vehicles, a US Congressional report has said.

The latest report by Congressional Research Service (CRS) – a research wing of the US Congress which prepares reports for Congressmen – has confirmed the recent statements and media reports that Pakistan was expanding its nuclear arsenal.

Lick your lips, a mango bonanza is in town

Hyderabad, May 28: With an impressive array of 229 varieties of the ‘king of fruits’, the Annual Mango Show organised by the Horticultural Department took off, much to the delight of curious visitors and invitees alike.

Earlier slated to be inaugurated by the Chief Minister, the event instead saw reappointed Minister for Agriculture, N Raghuveera Reddy take the dais as chief guest for the function at Public Gardens on Tuesday. The three-day event at Jubilee Hall would showcase some of the finest produce from orchards and farms spread over 4.83 lakh hectares in the State.

Photos show rape and sex abuse in Iraq jails

London, May 28: Photographs of Iraqi prisoner abuse which US President Barack Obama does not want released include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Thursday.

The images are among photographs included in a 2004 report into prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison conducted by US Major General Antonio Taguba.

Taguba included allegations of rape and sexual abuse in his report, and on Wednesday he confirmed to the Daily Telegraph that images supporting those allegations were also in the file.

Photos show rape and sex abuse in Iraq jails

London, May 28: Photographs of Iraqi prisoner abuse which US President Barack Obama does not want released include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Thursday.

The images are among photographs included in a 2004 report into prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison conducted by US Major General Antonio Taguba.

Taguba included allegations of rape and sexual abuse in his report, and on Wednesday he confirmed to the Daily Telegraph that images supporting those allegations were also in the file.

Internet Serves Da’wah in Brazil

Brasilia, May 28: In a vast country like Brazil, the inte is emerging as the most effective tool to spread the message of Islam, says a leading Muslim scholar in the South American nation.

“The inte is one of the most successful contemporary da`wah tools,” Al-Sadiq Al-Othmani, head of the Islamic Affairs Department at the Center of Islamic Da’wah in Latin America, told.

“That’s why I encourage scholars to spread the word to broader masses through the web, especially in such a vast country.”

CM angry over encroachments

New Delhi: After the trifurcation issue, MCD officials were on the receiving end of the CM’s displeasure on Tuesday for the increasing encroachments and unauthorised constructions springing up in Delhi.

The review meeting, which saw the entire top brass of the civic authority as well as NDMC turn up, also had issues relating to Commonwealth Games 2010 such as removal of hoardings, encroachments and improvement of sanitation as other main topics of discussion.

City boy gets 98.6% in CBSE

Mumbai,May 27: It’s an irony of sorts that, while the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) pass percentage for the Chennai region – which includes Mumbai has been inching upwards over the last three years, the pass percentage for Maharashtra is marginally lower than what it was in earlier years.

The CBSE Board announced its results for the Class X board examinations in three regions, Chennai, Ajmer and Panchkula, on Tuesday.

Mumbai cong to fund Slumdog kids’ homes

Mumbai,May 27: : The Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) led by Kripashankar Singh will bear the cost of the two Mhada tenements to be allotted to Slumdog Millionaire child stars-Mohammed Azharuddin and Rubina Qureshi. Each tenement has a carpet area of 180 sq ft and costs Rs 3 lakh.

The decision was taken in New Delhi. Speaking to TOI, Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh said, “I requested CM Ashok Chavan to expedite the process of allotting houses to these actors.

Govt names directors of six new IITs

New Delhi,May 27: The government on Tuesday announced the names of directors of six new IITs five months after TOI first reported the matter.

While U B Desai will be director of IIT, Hyderabad, M K Surappa will head the one in Ropar. Sudhir Kumar Jain will head the one in Gandhinagar, Madhusudan Chakraborty in Bhubaneswar and Anil Bhowmick in Patna. Prem Kumar Kalra will be the director of the IIT located in Rajasthan.

HRD ministry sources said that the Cabinet clearance has been secured and the new directors have been given the appointment letters.