|HAVE A ZEST(FULL) JULY WITH INDIA4U|
|July beauty tips and tricks from India4U
No matter how old you are you would like to look young and smart. There are a number of beauty tricks that can take the years off you.
These beauty tips will make you look young and you will start feeling young too. Read the simple tips given below for a younger and smarter look:
- Stand straight and erect. This will make you look a lot thinner and look younger too. This will also increase your confidence as well.
- Wear your hair below your chin. Side-swept bangs and hair just below the chin will make you look younger.
- The shade of lipstick you use can add or take off years. Do not use lipsticks in shades of brown.
- After you are thirty do not over pluck your eyebrows, as they may not grow back as quickly as they did earlier.
- Get your teeth whitened. Get the stains of coffee, tea or wine removed and you will look much younger.
- Get a good night's sleep. If you do not sleep well your eyes will look puffy and your skin will look shallow and dull and your face will sag.
|New Career Paths in India|
"Many young Indians are now looking for something more creative." And are daring to break the mold
Much has been made of India's booming economy, and all the new jobs opening up at American software companies, and call centers. But those careers don't tell the whole story.
Software and wireless companies provide the most coveted jobs in India, but many young Indians are now looking for something more creative.
College grads are chasing dream jobs that may not have even existed for their parents' generation, and making a good living while they're at it.
An mind boggling review for the next genre who are following quirky career paths that might sound more L.A. than Mumbai, B'lore or Chennai!
Make others dance to your tunes:
Dance today has been elevated from just a recreational activity or a performing art to a much sought-after profession, called choreography.
In fact, choreography is more than just dancing. It is the art of creating stylized movements in space to express human feelings and emotions, in various dimensions.
Choreography and choreographers have today spread to almost every field of entertainment. The four major areas among these are: film and music video choreography; fashion choreography; event choreography; and conventional dance choreography.
Film and music video choreography involves directing complete song and dance sequences for feature films or for music companies. Film and video choreographers get to make artists; actors and actresses dance to their tunes.
There are plenty of job opportunities for choreographers today. They can work with television and film studios, theatre companies, modeling agencies and event management companies. Most choreographers, however, choose to work on a freelance basis with different directors/ choreographers. And the best way to start off would be by assisting an established choreographer.
Choreographers may start with Rs.5000 to Rs.8000 a month, depending on the area of work. A more popular choreographer can earn a lot more. Remuneration depends largely upon the choreographer's standing. They have to be really good dancers and only the very talented prosper and earn money and fame.
Today when entertainment means big business, as is, the future is extremely bright for those with nimble feet!
A passion for dancing, coupled with an element of inborn talent for form and visualization are among the essential personal attributes required for becoming a Choreographer. In fact, if you have a special aptitude, it can be recognized and tapped early on so that guidance from professionals can nurture and develop the skill.
Besides talent and the skill at dancing, you should also have a knack for teaching dance.
|Super foods, You and India4U|
Accomplish your vision and passion in life with Super foods, will, grit and India4U
You are never too old or young to start with Super foods!
What is Super Foods all about?
Super Foods puts the tools to accomplish this in your hands - and on your plate! You'll have more energy, greater resistance to disease, and a healthier overall lifestyle now and for the future.
Almost every scientist in the world knows that our modern diet is not serving us well.
More and more of us are succumbing to chronic diseases as a result of our diet. Cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and glaucoma are just some of the examples.
If you can regularly include in your diet the nutrients found in certain foods, the super foods, you will instantly begin to improve your health and well-being and increase your lifespan.
You are never too young or too old to start enjoying the benefits of Super Foods.
The top ten power foods are Berries, Citrus, Whole grains, Tea, Vegetables, Salmon, legumes, Nuts and seeds, lean proteins, tea and olive oil.
Black chicken from China that is becoming more popular in USA is currently added to the list.! So eat the power foods and carry on your passion with power!
|Power food recipe - Lean meat|
Chicken rice casserole: American and Indian style
8 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
8 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
8 3 cups skinned, diced and cooked chicken
8 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans drained and rinsed or 100gms diced green beans,
8 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts or cashew nut 10gms chopped
8 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken or celery soup
8 1 cup mayonnaise
8 1 (6-ounce) box long-grain wild rice (600gms rice), cooked according to package directions
8 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese or grated paneer. Add Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or a rice cooker with required water.
Heat butter or oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. (Add ginger garlic paste with garam masala powder if you like the spicy taste and fry till brown) Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.
Add all remaining ingredients to bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.
Pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly or pour into the rice cooker and cook for twenty to thirty minutes. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.
|July Health tips from India4U|
A hectic lifestyle makes it easy to skip a meal or just grab less-than-nutritious food on the run. But a busy day doesn't have to stand in the way of great health.
A multivitamin is great insurance for days when you do miss a meal or two, but real food should always be your primary source of nutrients.
Keep these 10 foods on hand at all times, and you'll be able to whip up a delicious meal or snack that will keep your energy up and your immune system strong.
Here are some general tips about a beauty diet with SUPERFOODS:
Eat these foods for beauty and follow the beauty diet and you will notice that over a short period of time you are looking better than you did before.
- Vegetables: You should have three to five servings of vegetables daily. Include one serving of raw, leafy greens.
- Do not have more than three-ounce servings a day. Take off all the fat. Try to include two servings of turkey or chicken and a serving of fish a day is ideal.
- Fruits: Have two to three servings everyday. 1/2 cup of chopped or sliced fruit is one serving.
- Dairy: Have at least two servings daily. One serving is eight ounces of milk or yogurt.
- Fats: Salad dressing, cooking oil, butter and mayonnaise should be limited to two servings a day.
|Mumbai Marinated Fish Steaks|
Pomfret Fish steaks, marinated, fried or stuffed-Delivery from Mumbai
Pomfret is another popular fish eaten barbecued, stuffed, fried or curried among the Mumbaites.
Taste Pomfret fried and crisp with India4U. Crispy Fried fish with dal & rice is often a great & comforting meal in an Indian home.
Occasionally, promfrets stuffed with green masala or ground shrimps and fried is a welcome change to tickle your taste buds.!
So here it is, fried all crisp..
8 1 medium to large sized promfret, cleaned well by removing all the internal inedible stuff
8 3 - 4 tbsp rava (semolina)
8 2 - 3 tbsp oil, for frying
8 1 lemon, cut into wedges
For Marinate :
8 1 tsp tandoori masala powder
8 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
8 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
8 1/2 tsp cumin powder
8 1/2 tsp corainder powder
8 Salt, to taste
8 3 cloves garlic, ground to a paste
8 1/2 inch ginger piece, ground to a paste
8 1 tbsp vinegar
Wash the promfret well. Make gashes on both sides of the promfret for the marinade to seep
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Apply marinade to the promfret, rubbing well into the gashes & inside the promfret. Set aside to marinate in the refrigerator for atleast an hour.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan on medium flame. Pour oil into the hot pan.
Coat the promfret with semolina (rava) & place it on the hot pan. Let it fry undisturbed on medium flame for 10 minutes. Flip & turn over the promfret on the other side. Let it fry for 10 minutes more.
Serve hot with lemon wedges.
Promfrets are not available everywhere in the US. You would only find them at local chinese markets. Last week, I was lucky to find a chinese market on my trip to Jersey.
So not looking for a second chance, I just hopped into the market & bought 2 beautiful large sized promfrets. I just could'nt wait to get back home & fry it up.
Pomfret steaks can also be bought and marinated with the same ingredients and fried, barbecued, grilled or cooked in a microwave.
You are sure to experience a surefire taste that is sure to stay for a long, long time in your mouth and in your memories.
Discovers Bordi and Manori, two little villages nestled beside the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway with India4U
There are a couple of places around Mumbai that can be visited in a day and Bordi is one of them.
If you just want some peace and quiet, want to curl up with a good book and spend some time in introspection, then Bordi the place for you.
Towards north of Mumbai lies Bordi, a quiet seaside resort fringed by casuarinas. This is an idyllic little village situated about 3-4 hours away on the Mumbai - Ahmedabad highway.
The Dahanu-Bordi beach stretches across approx. 17kms. The area is famous for its chikoo and other fruit orchards.
You can also visit Udvada, where the sacred flame of the Zoroastrians is kept burning. Bordi is also known for its boarding schools.
Driving to Bordi is the best option. Check out on the condition of the national highway.
Bordi does have a gentle, soothing everydayness to its earthy charm. It feels exactly like home but yet different. It does away with your cares and worries.
You've only to look at the salubrious green fields in the midst of which sit two-storey bungalows, with gardens overflowing with flora of all type.
The ideal way to sit back and enjoy this place is to stay with the locals or to invest in a farmhouse of your own! The perks are plenty. The soil is fertile enough for you
to grow your own greens, potatoes, garlic, spring onions, bhindi (ladyfingers), mangoes, chikoos and great bunches of green bananas. The seafood available is mouthwateringly fresh.
If you leave around 7.00 am then you could be there around 11.00 am (depending on how fast you drive). Stopping for breakfast en route is a good idea.
Nothing like the taste of country eggs and richly buttered warm bread, adhrak (ginger) tea or coffee, which actually has the taste of fresh milk in it rather
than the diluted version we have in the city.
On the way to Bordi is Manori. It has a river running through the village, which irrigates the land. Manori is another quaint hamlet with great bushels of chikoos growing everywhere.
By the time you reach Bordi, it's lunchtime and if you are lucky enough to be staying in a bed and breakfast, then they really will put up a spread for you.
By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai, 145 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Gholwad, 2 kms. Also accessible from Dahanu Rly. Station, 15 kms.
By Road: Mumbai - Bordi, 145 kms. Dahanu-Bordi 15 kms.
State Transport buses ply between Dahanu Road and Bordi.
Self contained rooms- 4 Nos.(2 beds each) and Dormitory (1 block, 10 beds) Tents.
(Except during monsoon)
Check-out Time: 9.00 a.m.