~ Songs Which Brought The World Together

No matter from which continent, country,  or community you are, you got connected to these exceptional songs. It hardly matters whether you fully understand the lyrics or language in these songs!! The emotions, conviction, and feelings in song hailed the world community and brought them together.

Here is collection of some songs. List will be updated in future…

It’s One world…Feel Connected!!

 (Miss you MJ <3……Special thanks  from all guitar lovers across the world to MJ & team! )

(This clip is during recording the song , but it is more popular than original video below!)

(………..Speechless!)

Sources: Youtube, google search.

~ Recipes for Famous Indian Chutney

Indian chutney  is like Condiments in western cuisine.  . It has a mixture of Spices, vegetables, fruits, etc. It is generally served with Indian thali, snacks, starter or to add taste. Preservatives are added if you have to keep it for long. But, to avoid adding preservatives, it is generally served fresh along with  meal.

Chantey can be dry, like paste or slurry depending upon the type and dish you are serving.

Typically you can serve cutney with : Sandwiches, Omelettes, Burger, Indian Snacks, Indian thali or any food with Nan/Roti/chapatti/tortilla/puri, Bread,etc. Many Indian dishes comes with traditioanal fixed/prescribed  chutney.

 Science: It is a mixture of vegetables or fruits and spices. It not only adds taste but also provides required minerals, protein and salt suppliments.

Different types of Indian chutneys are : Mint, tomato, Onion, Coconut, Red chilli, Green chili, Mango, Lime, Garlic, Yogurt, Ginger, Peanut, Tamarind, etc.

 Watch some famous chutney recipes :

 How to make Coconut Chutney

Different delicious chutney information and recipes

Onion chutney

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney by Manjula (North Indian Style)

Tomato & onion chutney (South Indian Style)

Coconut Chutney

Peanut Garlic Chutney ( Maharastrian Style)

Brinjal Chutney

Tarmarind Capsicum Chutney

Tamarind Chutney by Manjula

Peanut “Chanadal” Chutney ( South Indian Style)

Cheese chutney

Sweet and Sour Dry Mango Chutney

Dry Pomegranate Chutney

Mint Chutney

Green chutney for snacks

Green Chili Chutney

Coriander Chutney

You can find more as per you taste….Enjoy!

Image credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chutney

Sources: Google search, Youtube, Wikipedia, and other links in the post.

~ Best Indian Speakers at TED Talks

About TED Talks :

“Technology, Entertainment, Design “ in short TED is a non-profit organization devoted to organizing conferences across the world and bring together prominent personalities in the field of Technology, Entertainment and Design. Their motto is providing platform to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Here, I will collect impressive talks at TED conferences from Indian origin speakers. Kindly keep visiting frequently for updates. Many talks given below are among all-time “TOP 1000 TED Talks “ list.

 Watch Part-2 : New TED Talks from Indian Speakers (listed among top 1000 Best TED talks)

Robot that fly ….and cooperate

(Prof. Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania-US)

Learning From A Barefoot Movement

( By: Mr. Bunker Roy. This is  “One of the most viewed talks” at TED)

East Vs West – The Myths That Mystify

(Devdutt Pattanaik- Doctor, mythologist & Chief Belief Officer at Future Group)

The Thrilling Potential Of SixthSense Technology

(Pranav Mistry (http://www.pranavmistry.com – PhD Student at MIT,USA)

Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry Demo SixthSense

(Researcher at MIT)

Turning Trash Into Toys For Learning

(Mr. Arvind Gupta , Enginner, Toy Innovator- who makes toys from Trash- Website)

A Police Chief With A Difference

(Kiran Bedi-India’s top cop, social activist)

India’s Invisible Innovation

(Nirmalya Kumar, Prof at London Business School)

10 Young Indian Artists To watch

(Ravin Agrawal, Market Investor)

Nandan Nilekani’s Ideas For India’s Future

(Co-founder of Infosys Ltd, Author of “Imagining India”)

India’s Hidden Hotbeds Of Invention

(Anil Kumar Gupta, Researcher-Honey Bee Network)

The Rise Of Cricket, The Rise Of India

(Harsha Bhogle, Sports Anchor, Commentator, Entrepreneur)

The Ancient Ingenuity of Water harvesting

(Anupam Mishra, Smart water Management, India)

Kiran Bir Sethi Teachers Kids To Take Charge

(Founder of Riverside School, Ahmedabad)

UPDATED TALKS (20-Dec-2012):

Indian Thinker – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

(Guru/Yogi. Runs ISHA Foundation - Non-profit, non-religious organization)

To Give Without Reason (Feeding old & ill homeless people) 

(Mr. Narayanan Krishan Social Activist and Founder of Akashaya Trust , Madurai,India)

Sources: TED Talks, YouTube, Wikipedia and others hyper-links provided in post. Image credit- wikipedia

~ India’s help to Eurozone / US economic crisis

Western countries always debate how Asia/India is taking their jobs and business. This current recession has given other perspective to this debate. India is playing a role of saviour or rescuer during this Eurozone and US recession in whatever possible way. India has announced help to Eurozone crisis management programme, giving orders/contracts worth billions to European/US companies and opened its multi-billion dollar retail and aviation market for western companies. It is a much needed crisis management package for west and may be long term opportunity for India.

  • $ 10 billion to IMF for Eurozone crisis     

 In 1991, there was a time when India was in deep crisis, India “flew down 67 tonnes of gold to Europe to get $600 millions to tide over a dire import payment crisis”. Now after 20 year  time has changed, India is keen to help European crisis.

Currently Indian economy is 10th largest in the world (by nominal GDP) and 3rd largest (by purchasing power parity-PPP). India is the 9th largest exporter and 10th largest importer in the world.

Indian booming economy was not that affected by European crisis as expected and it is grew at 5.5% in June-2012 . In September 2012, Indian government announced “big bang reforms” to improve economic growth further . More on Indian economy here

 As a committed member of IMF, India offered $10 billion USD to tackle current European crisis  India will contribute this to IMF crisis management fund which was formed to lift Eurozone from crisis.

  •  $10 to 11 billion deal with France (Europe)

In January 2012, India gave contract to France for supply of 126 jets.  This will create jobs in Europe as suppliers will also get orders or sub-contracts for their products.

  •  Indian Contract saves Boeing and 25,000 American Jobs

In June 2011, Government of India approved $ 1.9 billion  deal to purchase aircraft from Boeing-USA. This will save about 25000 jobs in Boeing-US. In terms of creation of new jobs, about 22000 jobs will be created in US after India signed new $4.1 billion deal with Boeing

  •  In 2012, India opened $450 billion Indian Retail Market for European and US companies

India retails sector is ranked top 5 in the world with economic value estimation of $450 billion market. It account for about 15% of India’s GDP and is fastest growing retail market in the world with population of over 1 billion.

In September 2012, India announced new Retail reforms to by allowing foreign companies to open stores and business in one of the most booming sectors in India. Many foreign companies such as IKEA, Wall-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco Plc can now open their stores in India.

European furniture giant IKEA has already decided to invest $1.9 billion in India with its plan to  open 25 stores soon. In June 2012, IKEA announced it has applied for permission to invest $1.9 billion in India and set up 25 retail stores. IKEA is officially entered in India after Government has cleared its proposal .

Wall-Mark will also join the party soon by opening its stores across India after this government decision of allowing foreign companies in India’s huge Retail sector .

Thus, India is creating jobs in crisis affected countries like at Eurozone and US by either helping them by giving cash for crisis management  fund or by allowing their companies to enter in Indian market. Also, look at the timing of all these decisions. It all happened after 2008 Eurozone and US economic crisis.

I hope now western countries will not blame Indian/Asians for taking their jobs. India is actually creating or helping to retain their jobs in their worst crisis time!

This is truly 21st century’s Globalized world. I am amazed to see so much have changed in last two decades! I guess this is what they called in Globalization – the world has become flat!

~ What India Gave To the World

 While thinking how to start and write about the topic, I found this excellent BBC documentary “What Ancients Did For Us” episode on India. It saved my time to collect few important inventions/ discoveries and write it down.

You can watch documentary as YouTube clip at the bottom of this post. The team visited various places in India, collected the information and actually tried to imitate in their workshop to prove how ancient Indians invented these technologies and how they used it.

Some of the Indian inventions showed in the documentary are:

  1. Invention of zero – “0” and decimal system

  2. Vedic Mathematics by Bharati Krishna Tirtha

  3. Water clock for accurate measurement

  4. Metal casting and making metal statues

  5. To calculate accurate time, date,  zodiacs, astronomy calculations, etc by building a giant architecture jantar Mantar

  6. Well planned Ancient Indian city in Gujrat State-India

  7. Ancient Indian Toilet and underground sewage system using earthen pipes and bricks

  8. Indian cotton cloths, dyeing techniques and hand-looms machines

  9. Special corrosion free metal alloy to make sword/pillars – Delhi Piller

  10. Ayurveda, means “The knowledge for long life”, it is ancient indian health and medicine practice.

  11. Efforts to make a Perpetual machine

  12. Yoga- Indian methods for physical, mental and spiritual discipline.

  13. Sushruta – Knowledge of Surgery  and its special medical instruments. Sushruta Samhita , Sanskrit redaction text which describes over 300 surgical procedures, 120 surgical instruments, and eight categories of human surgery/ plastic surgery.

  14. Game of Chess – Sanskrit name “Chaturanga

  15. Old Rocket/Missile technology

Apart from this I could recollect now is contribution of an Indian ancient mathematician cum astronomer Aryabhata . He has significant contribution in Trigonometry, Algebra, and Astronomy. Indian government paid tribute to Aryabhata by naming India’s first satellite after his name Aryabhata (Satellite)  in 1975.

Also, Baudhayana , an Indian mathematician during  800 BCE, had calculated the value of  “Pi” and gave us value as “pi“=3.1416.Yajurveda,which deals with geometry / algebra , is one of four Vedas (ancient Hindu scriptures), has appendices or rules (sutras) which were described by four mathematicians in their work:  Mr. Baudhayana (wrote Baudhayana SulbaSutras) , Mr. Apastambha, Mr. Katyayana and Mr. Manava.  In book Shulbha Sutras , Mr. Baudhayana has given various mathematical theorems including similar original theorem way before Pythagorean Theorem was told by European Mathematician.

These are just few discoveries and inventions by Indians, I will discuss more about this topic in future. Please find some my old relevant posts and documentary at Youtube below.

maurya-gi

Mahabharata-Bharat-Map-gi

India (Bharat) Map During Lord Krishna/Mahabharata Era (3228 to 3102 BCE)

My few selected posts on India’s Contribution to Humanity/World:

Handling Unity in Diversity (Multi Religion, cultures, languages) / Inclusiveness approach

Scientific “Vedic” Wisdom:

Innovations / Inventions/ Discoveries:

New Business Management Approach:

Effective “Karma” Principles:

Food Science:

Mathematics :

Astronomy / Understanding of Universe or Life:

Social Life /Sense of Belonging / Civilization / Culture:

HEALTH (Yoga/Meditation) & MEDICINE (Ayurveda) :

Powerful Language:

Watch BBC Documentary- What Ancients (Indians) did For Us

Image Credits: Maurya-“en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maurya_Dynasty_in_265_BCE.jpg” and Mahabharata Map-“en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mahabharata_BharatVarsh.jpg”

Sources: BBC, Google search, Wikipedia, Youtube, and other links mentioned in the post.

~ Delicious Indian Rice “BIRYANI” recipe

Biryani ” is a Hindi name for “Spicy Rice”. It is a mixture of typical spices + vegetable ( + meat/sea food/egg if non-vegetarian dish). You will get different types of Biryani at any Indian restaurant at abroad. Local ingredients and preparation methods give specific aroma and flavour to the local dish. Different  famous Biryani  are  Hydrabadi Biryani,Bombay Biryani,etc.

Biryani  can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian (Meat /Sea food/Egg).

See Different Types of Biryani Recipes (English language)

VEGETARIAN DISH

Vegetable Biryani Mumbai Wedding Style

Veg Biryani Traditional Indian Food

Vegetable Biryani Recipe by Manjula

How To Make Vegetable Biryani : Part-1/2

How To Make Vegetable Biryani : Part-2/2

My Family Style Vegetable Biryani

Spicy Vegetable Hydrabad Style Biryani

NON-VEGETARIAN DISH

Indian Cheken Biryani Recipe

Thalapakkatu ( Some south Indian style) Biryani Recipe

Steam Chicken Biryani Recipe

Shrimp (Prawn) Goan Style Biryani Recipe ( Goa – Western Coastal City)

South Indian Style Chicken Biryani

Malabar (South Indian City) Chicken / Mutton Biryani

Hydrabadi Chicken Biryani

Bombay Non-Vegetarian  Biryani by Sfehmi

Traditional Goat Biryani: Part-1/3

Traditional Goat Biryani : Part 2/3

Traditional Goat Biryani : Part 3/3

Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani

Sources: Wikipedia, Google search, Youtube, and other links mentioned in the post.