Showing posts from May, 2012

Facts About Indian Tea

Few days ago I wrote about deputy chairman planning commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia declaring tea as a national drink of India. It is time to take a look at some interesting facts about Indian tea. Readers of this post can include some more facts in the comment box.

1. The most common word for tea in India is 'Chai' (चाय) or 'Cha' (चा). Like many words in Indian dictionary Chai has too come from Persian language which is derived from Chinese Mandarin Language. So Many people who think Chai is an India word or never had payed attention about this fact that it is actually a Persian word where tea is known as 'Chay'.

2. Most commonly used spices for masala tea are ginger, cardamom, cloves, fennel and basil leafs.

3. Except southern India where coffee is very popular rest of India enjoys variety of spice tea.

4. India used to be largest producer of tea few years ago. Now China has taken number one position. China and India produce more than half of the world'…

Satyamev Jayate: The Truth

Everybody is talking about it, everybody is raving about it. Aamir Khan's show 'Satyamev Jayate' created a lot of buzz everywhere. Though the format of the show is not new but talking on female foeticide by a superstar on national entertainment channel is the real differentiator. It has started a nationwide debate on social evils and also raised many question.
We all have experienced and seen that Aamir does not do things just for the sake of it. He puts his heart and soul in the project. Satyamev Jayate is no exception. Promotion of this show is also phenomenon. Every media is talking about it and everybody is saying that it has redefined the nature of entertainment channels. Ok right, not going to raise doubt on this. But is 'Satyamev Jayate' or Superstar 'Aamir Khan' really going to take social issues further? Or 'Satyamev Jayate' will become one more programme like others? When the show finally gets over what will happen? A new show will repla…

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks Ravi Akula for making me a part of this Versatile blogger award. I am delighted.

Now there are certain rules to be followed:
1. Create a new post
2. Thank the lovely person who nominated you for the award
3. Pass it on to the fellow bloggers
4. State 7 random facts about you
5. Claim and post the award pic

Now I am passing the versatile blogger award to my dearest fellow bloggers,
1. Raghav
2. Magiceye
3. Bhavana
4. Time River
5. Himanshu Rajput
6. Ramakant Pradhan
7. Tatsat Banerjee
8. Geetali
9. Andy David
10. Deeps Paul

Now the random 7 facts about me:
1. Presently I am in Delhi NCR and working with one of the leading news channel
2. Love good music of every genre but do not a die hard fan of any singer or composer.
3. Crazy about movies and try to watch one film a day. Sometimes it is possible and hard luck.
4. Always open for suggestions
5. I love to travel. Photography is one of my hobby
6. Not a…