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MALAYSIA heaven of food….

INDIAN CUISINE

Malaysia is known as the food paradise. There are many different races,religion which have different culture,food,clothes and customs.Today I am going to share some facts that I know about Indian cuisine in Malaysia.In Malaysia indians are 2,700,000, 7.3% of the Malaysian population (2010)[1).There are some food that I like the most.

banana-leafFirst and foremost,the most favourite  food of mine is the banana leaf rice.Many of us think that why they use banana leaf right.Eating on banana leaves is a custom that dates back thousands of years, however its benefits are still relevant today.Banana leaves are packed with plant-based compounds called polyphenols such as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, which is also found in green tea. Polyphenols are natural antioxidants that battle free radicals and prevent diseases. The food on banana leaf absorbs the polyphenols from the leaves, so that you get the benefit of the nutrition.Other than that,Banana leaves have a waxy coating that has a subtle but distinct flavour. When hot food is placed on the leaves, the wax melts and lends its flavour to the food, making it taste better. Next,many people use plastic or Styrofoam plates when they need disposable utensils, however banana leaves are a much more eco-friendly option. They decompose in a very short time, unlike plastic, which takes hundreds of years to biodegrade.These are some advantages of using banana leaf. Normally banana leaf rice menu has all the six flavours which is very important for humans called as (arunsuvvai).A full set of banana leaf rice contains payasam as the dessert and this usually be the great deal for lunch.You can have vegetarian or non-vege items on your banana leaf rice.

250px-dosai_chutney_hotel_saravana_bhavan  Dosai is a kind of pancake made from a fermented batter.Its main ingredients are rice and black gram. Dosai is a typical part of the South Indian diet and popular all over the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally, Dosai is served hot along with sambar and chutney. It can be consumed with idli podi as well.Dosa is high in carbohydrates and contains no added sugars or saturated fats.It is also a good source of protein. The fermentation process increases the vitamin B and vitamin C content.Dosai can be stuffed with fillings of vegetables and sauces to make a quick meal. They are served with  side dish which varies according to personal preferences.

idli_sambarIdli is a traditional breakfast in South India and popular in Malysia. Idli is a savoury cake.The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.this is totally a fat free dish. Idlis are often served with sambar but this varies greatly by region and personal taste. Idlis are also  served with chutnies (coconut based), kaara chutney (onion based) or any curry .

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Social Networking Website

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     A large number of internet users have joined social networking websites.A social network service is an online service,site that building and reflecting social relations among people. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user which known often as a profile,his or her social links and a variety of additional services.

     In this modern era,social networking websites have been growing up popular and more popular.This has led to a large number of members.

    Having social networking sites have been a must for youths nowadays.This has pros and cons. One of the advantages is when attempting to plan meetings with colleagues or friends, having access to social networking sites expands the available times and places in which meetings can occur. Individuals can meet each other and chat over Facebook, or open a video chat through Google+. Rather than having to travel to specific locations, or try to work times out in which everyone is near a central location, people can plan to meet at times that work for all of their schedules.

     Other than that,one can keep in touch with their family members.Keeping in contact with family through the phone or even over email presents a challenge. Instead, social networking sites allow the individual to share their day to day life in a secure but public forum, which family can watch and experience. Facebook, for example, allows people to share events, images, and thoughts in real time, during the course of any day. Family and friends can then experience all the things that someone does, and comment on them. Then, they share in the experience, rather than just being “informed” about them during weekly phone calls.

     Next, social networking websites sometimes helps to catch and convict criminals.
People often do not think of the consequences of what they post of these social sites. Pictures of themselves doing illegal things, or even bragging posts about crimes they have committed are all things that law enforcement use to persecute these criminals. They also use these sites to identify and solve existing cases.

      On the other hand, a disadvantage  of social networking websites is addiction to social network. A survey showed that people under the age of 25 have more chance to addict social networks and two-third of the students who use social media have already shown some addiction. Fifty percent of people between the age of 25 and 35, admitted that they are so attached to social networks that they even use them during office hours. Besides, children can also become attached to social media, if there is no parental guidance.

Involving ourselves actively in social networking websites can make us lose our valuable time .This is straight forward and you all know about this. When you enter into any social networking site, you will be addicted to those communities. So you definitely lose your valuable time. In early days, kids go out and play which help to build their physical activities. But, nowadays most of the kids addicted to social networking sites and they always sit in front of the laptop. So here, they lose their valuable time.

To put in a nutshell, there are always pros and cons of it. As a wise social network user, we are the one who should be rational ,choose only what we need and manage our time consumption.

  • “The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another, but they are so distant, so very far apart, that they cannot feel the warmth of each other, even though they are made of burning.”
    —Beth Revis, Across the Universe
  • “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’”
    ―Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
  • “‘To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.’”
    —Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  • . “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
    I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”
    —Lord Byron, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”enhanced-buzz-wide-28080-1429716660-23

The Nature Quotes that I like the most…