Fugu: A Fish Delicacy to Die For

Man always desires delicacies in every sphere of life. It is a passion of mankind to search for delicacies and for this adventure, it is ready to take risks that can cost the life. After all, it must have been a matter of hit and trial for the early man to discover what is edible or what is not. The taste of eating is uppermost in humans and this has led to myriad varieties of culinary arts and methods. In this category is a fish called  “Fugu”, which is delicacy is Japan. It is very costly and but at the …

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Greater Cormorants: Fishing Experts

During these winter months, a number of migratory birds visits India from the countries where winter is very severe and also food availability is low. These annual visitors add colour to the season. Many of the migratory birds are water waders and land in the lakes , big pools and other water bodies. Amongst these are greater Cormorants. They are huge birds and expert fishers. They hunt in groups and there is great jostling and fighting for the catch snatching. In older days the trained Cormorants were used for river fishing in Japan and China. A snare was tied at …

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CHINA RULES THE WORLD IN SUPERCOMPUTERS

The Sunway TaihuLight is the fastest supercomputer as of November 2017 ranked number one in the Top500 list. It has a speed of 93 petaflops on LINPACK benchmark rating (1 petaflop=10 raised by 15) . FLOP stands for “floating point per second”. It is in China and was designed by National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering And Technology. It is located at the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi in Jiangsu province of China. China beat the US in global rankings done by website Top500 which tracks the supercomputers. Benchmark tests are done by experts from Germany and US. Some …

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Rare Foods Series :Yubari Melon 

Yubari melons are the costliest melons around. It is a hybrid melon developed from Earl’s “favorite” and Burpee’s “Spicy” variety. It is raised in the greenhouses in Yūbari. These melons are worth their weight in gold. What makes them so special? These are Prized for its juicy sweetness, perfect spherical shape, extra smooth rind and T-shaped stalks. A couple of melons went for $27000 (17 lakh rupees) last year.

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Code of Controversy

Lui Liu is a painter of Chinese origin and lives in Canada. He mostly paints nudes. His paintings seems to like dreams. Some critics call his paintings magic realism. But he says that magic realism is a genre of writing invented by South American writer most notably Gabriel García Márquez whose novel “Hundred years of solitude” is written in this genre. Lui Liu says that magic realism in strict terms is a way of telling surreal stories in which even dead people converse with living but these do not contain any political message. Lui Liu seems to be a person …

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Wasabi: The Real Stuff is in short supply

There is a Wasabi restaurant in Taj Hotel in Bombay. We can never afford to go to such hotels but heard the name in context of the terrorist attack on the hotel. Actually Wasabi is root stem like ginger and its name is Wasabia Japonica. All this indicates that the whole thing is about Japanese food especially Sushi. Wasabi is used as one of the ingredients in the form of paste of pistachio-green color. It adds the zing to the food. The real thing is in the short supply even in Japan its home itself.  So at most places what …

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All is Energy

Hinduism is very difficult to define. It cannot be confined into strict rules and regulations. It can be amended to suit certain needs. So it is a dynamic system. It is continually evolving. One of the beautiful feature of the system is that both animate and inanimate things are given equal status  and thought to be the extension of the supreme one. The tenet that energy is the supreme cosmic entity has been proved to be true in the scientific experiments. Einstein‘s famous equation states it in beautiful short equation which tells us the energy and matter are inter convertible. …

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