Dress right, get hired! Essential tips every woman must keep in mind while dressing for a job interview

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The smallest details can set you apart from your competitors in a job interview, so it’s crucial that you look professional, capable and confident without going overboard.

Do you know that the job interviews you go for actually start much before you even say the word “Hi”? What you say during your interview or how you behave come much later – the first impression is created the moment you walk into a room. From head to toe, what you wear and how you wear it screams out your personality, seriousness for the job, understanding of where you want to work and your attention to detail – or lack thereof.

Many a job has been lost because the interviewee wasn’t dressed right. “You want your ensemble to say ‘I have good judgement, I am responsible, socially adept and it shall take a true visionary like you to hire me,” says Meha Bhargava, founder-CEO, Styl.Inc Image Management Consultants.

The smallest of details can set you apart from your competitors. It’s crucial that you look professional, capable and confident without going overboard. Extremes of any kind, for example, red nails or flashy handbags are a strict no. Be it your first job interview, or your 100th, the fact remains that you want to be hired and the basics shall remain the same for each of your interview.

Here are some useful style tips from Bhargava, whose background as a personality trainer and image consultant with the best of brands stands her in good stead to know what’s needed to start off an interview with the right first impression.

First, what you wear will need to be tweaked according to which stage of your career you’re in and the position for which you’re giving the interview:

1. First Interview: Wear a pair of well-fitted dark trousers teamed with a bright-coloured top and a black blazer. One can take up the attire a notch higher by accessorising a little by wearing decent-sized studded earrings, such as a pair of pearls or white diamonds will be perfect and add a feminine touch.
2. Corporate Interview: Tapered pants are not fit for formal interviews, rather a straight or relaxed fit grey/black/navy trousers teamed with a nice silk cream or pastel-coloured blouse and a matching jacket can work for your look. If you are a little creative, you can colour coordinate your attire or pair neutrals with subtle yet vibrant colours. However, do not over do it.
3. Start-Up Interview: Easy here! Start-ups are usually not run by the older generation and semi-formal can work well for an interview here. Wear well-fitted denims with a smart T-shirt, though with no slogans written on it, and match it with a sporty jacket. It should look effortless.

Tip: Any look can be amped up with the humble blazer or jacket. To portray a formal look or add a dash of perkiness to a casual attire, a blazer works best. Even in the peak of summer, a light jacket can beautifully pull your look together. It spells poise, maturity and conveys professional energy.

Here are some other pointers to keep in mind while dressing for an interview:
* When in doubt, neutral colours are guaranteed to work together.
* Avoid loud jewellery (specially dangling or clattering ones) – you are attending an interview, not heading to a disco night.
* Do not wear heavy make-up. Soft, feminine and everyday make-up is the key.
* Avoid shiny, sequinned or glittered fabrics that can be quite distracting, and portray a negative image.
* Do not wear a revealing top or outfit with a lot of skin on display. It is a strict no-no.
* Teaming up accessories with a watch is a must, for that matter you can still leave out on earrings if you do not feel like wearing them but never forget to wear a watch.
* If not manicured, trim or file your nails to perfection, it speaks volumes.
* Do not walk-in chewing gum in your mouth, trash it before you enter the workplace.
* Keep your hairdo tidy and neat. Do not let it fly around; and if it is too hard to handle tie it up in a chic ponytail.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/fashion/dress-right-get-hired-essential-tips-every-woman-must-keep-in-mind-while-dressing-for-a-job-interview/

Top Wonderful Attractions In Tanzania

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Tanzania is one of the major tourist destinations in the African continent. Millions of travelers visit this country every year. The country offers spectacular landscapes and amazing wildlife at its brim. The country is sure to have a place in any traveler. Tanzania is in every traveler’s bucket list as it is home to some of Africa’s most famous national parks and natural wonders. It captivates the soul of its visitors with beautiful beaches, water activities and many other fascinating wonders. It also has a rich cultural treasure with over 120 tribal groups. Many people have this country as the safari country on their itineraries. Here is a list of major Tanzanian attractions that you can consider while planning a visit to the safari country.


Selous Game Reserve

Selous is the largest of its kind in Africa. It is a UNESCO World Site and covers 55,000 km². The reserve features rolling open plains and grassy woodlands which makes it the paradise home to large population of elephants and one third of all the wild dogs in the world. You can also see the animals like lions, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalos and antelopes in the reserve. The best way to explore the reserve is to take a boat safari. The southern part of the reserve is thick forest which is therefore not available for visitors. But the available land is a lively and green place with large open grassland, woodlands, rivers, hills and plains. There are over 350 species of birds.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is the largest and most popular of Tanzania’s national parks. It spreads over an area of 14,763 km². And it features the best views of the wild life of Africa. It has billions of wild inhabitants including wildbeests, zebras and gazelle. There are also large populations of predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals and hyenas. The park attracts thousands of tourists each year. It is spectacular to watch the annual migration of the species in search of grasslands. There are nearly 500 species of birds in the park.

Zanzibar Beaches

Zanzibar consists of islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. This island has been an important trading center, a melting pot of African, Indian and Arab influences for centuries. Zanzibar’s major tourist attraction is Stone Town. The Stone House features whitewashed coral rag houses and is a UNESCO World Heritage Town. Another major attraction is its scenic beauty. It has beautiful  white sandy beaches. This island has some of the best beaches in the world. Visitors can enjoy here the soft white sand and clear shallow water and traditional boats. It also offers some of the best diving spots in the world as it features lush coral reefs and a diverse marine life including dolphins, turtles, whale shark and manta-rays. It is also known as the ‘The Spice Island’ with many spice plantations.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire spreads over an area of 2,850 km² and its name comes from the Tarangire river that crosses through it. The river side fills with large groups of animals during dry season especially. The park features open plains with baobab trees and tree climbing African pythons. The park has large population of elephants too. Other major animal species include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and elands. The park is also excellent for bird watching and it has more than 300 species of birds. These species include buzzards, vultures, herons, storks, kites, falcons and eagles.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Top Wonderful Attractions In TanzaniaMount Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano and is Africa’s highest peak and also the world’s highest free standing mountain. It situates at a height of 5,892 meters above sea level. Even though it is near the equator it is snow clad. The mountain is a major tourist attraction for mountaineers and trekkers from all over the globe. The mountain is also suitable for climbing at any time of the year. IT also falls under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its highest point is Uhuru Peak which is one of the Seven Summits of the world. The slopes of the mountain’s rain forest are home has populations of buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants and eland. The alpine region has several bird species.

Lake Manyara National Park

This is a small park but amazingly scenic and splurging with flora and fauna. It spreads over an area of 330 km². It is home to several habitats like the rift wall, the ground water forest, acacia woodland, open grassland, the lake shore, swamps, and the lake Manyara. The grass plains are the habitats of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra herds and giraffes and the acacia woodland is the habitat of tree climbing lions and large tusked elephants. It is also home to around 300 different species of migratory birds. You can see flamingos all over the lake.

Ngorongoro  Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the home to the Ngorongoro Crater which is a wide unbroken volcanic crater ring. The age of this crater is about 2.5 million years. The crater is home to abundant species of animals. This place is also referred to as the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. Ngorongoro Crater is also the remaining habitat of the endangered Black Rhino. The crater has a permanent supply of water which is why it has such abundant animal species finding shelter in the region . Another major attraction in this site is the Olduvai Gorge which had several archaeological excavations revealing ancient skull and bone fragments. Major species found in the region include lions, elephants, rhinos, Thomson’s gazelles, buffaloes, wildebeests, hippos and zebras.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha is the second largest national park in Tanzania. But it is the least accessible one. As a result major part of it is still a secret. Ruaha is spectacular spreading over a huge plateau and the Great Ruaha River. The park is home to around 10,000 elephants, lions, leopards, impala, giraffes, cheetah, wild dogs, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, and more than  400 bird species. Those who are visiting the park facing the challenge of its remoteness is lucky to see the real wilderness with less crowd and more beauty.

Moong Dal Pancakes

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Ingredients

1 cup Moong Dal (with skin)
1 tbsp Urad Dal
1 tsp Ginger Paste
½ tsp Green Chilli Paste
½ cup Crumbled Paneer
1/8th tsp Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp Red Chilly Powder
Salt, to taste
Chat masala, to sprinkle
Oil, to shallow-fry

Who says pancakes are major entity on breakfast platter only? Have you ever tried making this protein-rich ‘Moong Dal Pancakes’ for an evening snack to make your tea-time wonderful??!!! If not, try it out now…

Preparation

  1. Soak moong dal and urad dal together in plenty of water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Drain excess water out of it completely and grind them with ¼ cup water to make a smooth batter.
  3. Take it out in a bowl and add other ingredients.
  4. Whisk the batter for a while and heat a flat non-stick griddle on the other side.
  5. Brush the surface with few drops of oil.
  6. Spread a dollop of batter on a pan and cook it for nearly 3-4 mins.
  7. Flip it around and cook for few more mins till you find brown spots on both the sides.
  8. Transfer it to a serving plate, spread crumbled paneer over it and sprinkle a pinch of chat masala on paneer layer.
  9. Serve hot as an evening snack 🙂

By SJ

Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies Recipe

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Cakey on the outside and fudgey in the middle, here is the best recipe for a perfect double chocolate mocha brownie. These are very rich, very chocolatey, and very good in taste. Try it and share your results as comments below.

Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies preparation

  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt very well. Keep aside.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler. When its melted, add coffee powder and powdered sugar and mix very well.
  3. Add in the whisked eggs and stir.
  4. Later, fold in the flour-cocoa mixture spoon by spoon until well incorporated.
  5. Butter and line up a square cake tin. Transfer the batter to the tin and bake for 40-50 mints or until the brownies passes the skewer test (see below).
  6. When the brownie is done, transfer the tin to a wire rack and let it cool.
  7. Later, on a cutting board, cut the brownies in to 16 square pieces.
  8. Serve with Ice cream!

PS : What is Skewer test?

  • Using a fork /a cocktail stick / a skewer or a toothpick poke the top of the cake slightly towards the middle. If it comes up with some wet batter or crumbs or stickiness on it, then it means the cake needs to baked for some more time. If the toothpick is dry, then the cake is done.

by Athira Sooraj

Three-month deadline set for states to appoint real estate regulator

 

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has notified the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, in its entirety setting a three-month deadline starting May 1 for all state governments to appoint a Real Estate Regulatory Authority, issue the regulations and enforce the legislation.

Builders, of both new as well as ongoing projects (the ones that have not received completion certificate), will have to mandatorily register their project with the Authority within this period. The three-month deadline is also applicable to real estate agents who also have to register themselves with the Authority.

Terming the Act as the “most far reaching pro-consumer and pro-industry initiative,” Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday that it is the responsibility of Chief Ministers of all states to ensure that the Act and other institutional infrastructure is in place by then or risk facing a backlash from the people referring to potential PILs in court against non-implementation.

Stating that 60 Sections of RERA were brought into force a year ago, Naidu added, “ The remaining 32 Sections of the Act have been notified last night. These include sections relating to registration of ongoing projects that have not received completion certificate and penalties for non-compliance which would be effective from first of next month.”

So far, only 13 states and union territories have notified rules under RERA while another 15 have prepared draft rules. There is no information about any progress from the three states of Goa, Manipur and West Bengal while the north eastern states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland have sought

legal opinion due to issues in the land-holding pattern. Similarly, only Madhya Pradesh has appointed a state-level Regulatory Authority so far. Twenty one states have either appointed an interim Regulatory Authority or are in advanced state of appointing an Authority while the rest have made no progress on this front.

Naidu had earlier in a meeting of housing secretaries and chief secretaries of all states warned the states against diluting their RERA rules to facilitate builders to the detriment of home-buyers. He had said that “any compromise with the Act will have serious implications.”

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Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/business/three-month-deadline-set-for-states-to-appoint-real-estate-regulator-4621669/

Unniyappam

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Unniyappam is a very popular Kerala snack prepared from rice, sugar, jaggery and ghee. Keralites prepare it mainly during some festivals like Vishu, or during family rituals and functions. If you start eating it, you feel like having more.

Little about Kottarakkara unniyappam

When writing a post about Uniyappam, it will always remain incomplete if I miss about Kottarakkara temple because its the main offering in Kottarakkara Ganapathy Temple in Kerala.

Cooked with secret ingredients (the priests are willing to disclose the ingredients, but quantity of each ingredient is a secret) the Kottarakkara unniyappam has a special taste. This sweetness attracts devotees around the globe. Irrespective of caste and creed people queue before the temple for getting it.

It is believed that unniyappam was the first offering given to the Lord Ganapati after the installation by Perunthachan ( an ancient legendary carpenter, architect, woodcarver and sculptor from Kerala, India) and custom is till continuing.

There is also another myth behind this offering in the temple. The King of Kottarakkara who was not having children, offered to cover Lord Ganapathy with unniyappams, if he is blessed with a son. With God’s grace he got a son and when the King tried to fulfill his promise, with how many ever unniyappams cooked, it was not sufficient to cover Ganapathi. The King became sorrow and prayed to Ganapati that he will give it as offerings from sun rise to sun set and that started Udayastmana Pooja of the temple. Unniyappam is given to those believers who offer adoration on the days of this pooja and all the Udayastamana Poojas till 2026 have been booked because it will fulfill your wishes!

Ingredients

Raw Rice : 2 cup
All purpose flour (Maida) : ½ cup
Banana : 2 medium sized
Jaggery : 3/4 cup
Coconut bits : 2 tbsp (chopped)
Sesame seeds : ½ tsp
Cardamom powder : 3/4 tsp
Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
Ghee : 1 tbsp
Water : 3/4 cup
Oil : for frying

Preparation

  1. Rinse and soak rice overnight in water for around 4-5 hours.
  2. Drain the water and grind it to a semi coarse batter.
  3. Grind the bananas (preferably palayamkodan pazham / Dwarf Cavendish) to thin paste.
  4. Add the melted jaggery (strain it, if it has impurities) to the ground banana and make it into a fine paste.
  5. Mix together rice batter, maida, banana – jaggery paste well.
  6. Add water little by little, but the batter should be semi thick (not be too thin nor too thick) with dropping consistency.
  7. Fry the coconut bits in the ghee and keep it aside.
  8. Add the fried coconut bits, sesame seeds, cardamom powder and baking soda to the batter.
  9. Keep it Idle for 30-45 minutes.
  10. Heat oil is paniyaram pan /unniyappam kara / appachatti, and when the oil is hot, lower the flame to medium.
  11. Drop tablespoons of batter to the pan and fill the pits with the batter up to a little more than 3/4th full.
  12. When the bottom get a golden dark brown, turn the  unniyappam with a spoon and cook the other side too.
  13. Once cooked, remove and drain on a kitchen towel.

by Jameela Beevi

Breadfruit / SheemaChakka / Kadachakka curry

Bread fruit / Kadachakka : 1/2kg
Shallots : 5 nos vertically sliced
Tomato : 1 medium vertically sliced
Curry leaves : 2strings
Grated coconut : 1cup
Green chilly : 3 vertically sliced
cumin seeds : one pinch
Coriander powder : 1tsp
Chilly powder : 2tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2tsp
Garam masala : 1/4tsp
Salt : as needed
Water : 2cup
Oil : 2tbsp

Breadfruit popularly known as Kadachakka or Sheema chakka is a popular fruit in south India. Its even a staple food in many tropical countries. In Indonesia and Malaysia, it is called sukun while in the South Indian state like  Kerala and coastal Karnataka, it is known as kada chakka and deegujje, respectively. Breadfruit has roughly 25% carbohydrates and 70% water with an average amount of vitamin C (20 mg/100 g) and small amounts of minerals like pottassium, zinc etc.

This is a recipe for breadfruit curry (kadachakka varutharacha curry).

Preparation of Kadachakka Curry

  1. Peel and cut the breadfruit in to small cubic pieces and clean them well.
  2. Pressure cook the cleaned pieces along with 1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder, water and salt until one whistle and turn off the flame.
  3. In a pan pour 1 tbsp oil, add grated coconut, onion, cumin seeds, one spring curry leaves and saute till the coconut turns brown.
  4. Lower the flame and add coriander powder, remaining turmeric powder, chilly powder, warm it for another 3 minutes and turn off the flame.
  5. Cool the  ingredients in the pan and transfer it to a mixer and blend it in to a thick paste .
  6. Meanwhile in a second pan add 2 tbsp coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds, then add onion, curry leaves, green chillies, tomato and saute till tomatoes become soft.
  7. Transfer the kadachakka along with water and the blended thick paste to the second pan and add the garam masala.
  8. Allow this mix to boil for around 10 minutes.
  9. Serve the kadachakka curry along with Rice, AppamIdiyappam etc.

Tips

  • While cleaning, remove the brown part of bread fruit also.
  • Add water accordingly to make the gravy.

By cini p moideen

Top Places In Georgia To Visit

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Georgia is one of the beautiful countries in Europe. It was not a popular destination in the past. But today Georgia has been attracting more and more people who are drawn in by the spectacular landscape and rich cultural and historic colors. Tradition and modernity both blends here to provide some amazing experience to visitors. Tbilisi is the capital city of Georgia and is a very beautiful destination itself. The land features fertile valleys, antique towns, secluded monasteries, coastal jungles, semi-desert plains or spectacular glacial mountain peaks. The Georgian cuisine too has a magic of attracting several people to this silent but beautiful country. Here, we can take a look at the beautiful Georgian attractions that you can visit.

Top Places In Georgia To VisitTbilisi

Tbilisi is the capital city of Georgia and also the flourishing modern center of the country. The city is great to explore and is rich in history. This place is where the modern meets the old. The city resides at the banks of the Mtkvari River. The district of Old Tbilisi is in the heart of the city. The Old Town features magnificent Byzantine churches, timber balconies and many striking modern arts. Other major attraction here is the Narikala. The Vake district is popular for public fountains and beautiful parks. Tbilisi is in short a masterpiece of Georgian culture, history, and architecture. Other major attractions worth visiting the traditional markets, wine shops, the Narikala Fortress, the Kartvlis Deda statue, Tbilisi Botanical Garden and the Sameba Cathedral.

Batumi

Batumi is Georgia’s maritime capital. It is a beautiful resort city on the country’s Black Sea coast. The city features several fancy skyscrapers on the sea side. The surroundings of the city are green lush hills and mountains. It is also one of the wettest places in Europe. One of the major attraction here is the Batumi Botanical Garden with huge palms, bamboo and citrus trees, rhododendron forests and plant species from all over the world. This place is a lively tropical paradise in Europe. The beaches here are sunny, lively and stunning with variety of sculptures lining the shores.

Vardzia

Vardzia is Georgia’s biggest and one of the most famous cave monastery. It is a magnificent place with hundreds of medieval cave dwellings, chapels, wine cellars, a bakery, a pharmacy and a cemetery. Still today the monastery is active with few monks. Its construction was started in the 12th century under the order of Queen Tamar. She ordered the construction of its main religious building, the Church of the Dormition.The church has the Queen’s portrait inside. The monastery rests on the Mount Erusheti. The Church is an architectural master piece with murals and iconostasis of the blend of Oriental, Byzantine and Romanesque styles.

Sighnaghi

Signagi is a romantic little town near the Alazani Valley. The place is a spectacular old town which looks more Itlaian. The place features cobblestoned streets, antique architecture and awesome natural scenes. It is also one of the best places to visit in Gworgia to experience the amazing food and drink of the country. You can also have the foods and dishes from the local vegetables and home-made wine. Several wineries in Signagi offer wine tastings. One of the major historic attraction in the city include the bulwarks of the crumbling town wall and its 23 towers, the spire of the St Giorgi church and the Bodbe Convent. The city offers stunning views of the wine growing valleys that are feast to the eyes.

Kazbek

The town of Kazbek is surrounded by peaks that are more than 4,000 meters high.The most stunning attraction here is the Mount Kazbek which is  5,047-metre-high Mount Kazbek. The peak also has a legendary story attached to it. According to the legends this was the mythical stratovolcano to which Prometheus was chained allegedly. Mount Kazbek is also one of the prime hiking destination in the country with grassy slopes, dramatic glaciers and its spectacular shape. The town also has the Tsminda Sameba Church above the village and is the most photogenic location in the country. The snowy peaks of Mount Kazbek  are a favorite place of trekkers and climbers.

Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe on the hills of Shida Kartli in Georgia is believed to have been one of the major political and economic centers Kartli Kingdom. In the present day the town features the beige-brown hills with a series of monolith cave dwellings and winding staircases carved into the rock. The major attraction in the site includes the cathedral complex which dates back to the 10th century. Uplistsikhe literally means the Lord of Fortresses. And several structures of the town traces their origin to Iron Age. And it is definitely a place to visit.

Ushguli

Ushguli is a collection of five villages in the Svaneti region of Georgia and is UNESCO World Heritage List. The town has the best-preserved collection of Svan towers and also mountains surrounding the place offers spectacular views.  The place features fields of cattle and farmsteads. Major attractions in the region include the towns like Zhibiani and Chazhashi, the Shkhara glacier and also an ethnography museum.

Borjomi

Borjomi is the place with a spring which is the source of Borjomi mineral water. The place has a small resort from where one can try the water from the spring itself. The Borjomi water is popular for its salty, sour, sulfuric taste which is a popular water from the past itself. The place also offers spectacular views of the surrounding forests and streams of water meandering through them. It is a preserved national park for its natural wonders. Other major attractions in Borjomi include the Borjomi gorge and the Green Monastery.

Mestia

Mestia is a spectacular hilly town in Svaneti region. The town also features numerous small historic towns with the backdrop of snow clad mountains and hills. These historic towns are under UNESCO lists of World Sites. The most attractive features here include Lekhtagi and Lagami in architectural aspects. Other major attractions include the Chalaadi glacier and the Mountain Ushba. The mountains here offer plenty of adventurous hikes and trekking.

American Apple Pie Recipe

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Apple pie is a dessert of enduring popularity originated in America. There is even a saying America, “as American as apple pie” which means “typically American”. Its a fruit pie (Tart) with main ingredient as apple and served hot or cold, or with ice cream /whipped cream or on its own.

Apple pie preparation

  1. In a large bowl empty 2 1/2 cups of flour and mix in butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add in water, a little by little until the mixture comes together to form a ball.
  3. Knead lightly and put into  a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. For the filling, mix chopped apple, sugar, brown sugar, 1 table spoon flour, lemon rind and cinnamon powder in a bowl and keep aside.
  5. Take out the ball pastry from fridge and divide it into two, one a little larger than the other.
  6. Roll out both to a thickness of 1/8 inch.
  7. Use the smaller circle to cover the base and sides of an 8 inch pie dish. Fill this with the apple mixture.
  8. Cut out stripes of 1/2 inch thickness from the larger circle and place them in a criss-cross manner over the apple filling.
  9. Trim the edges along the dish.
  10. Preheat the oven in 180 degrees.
  11. Brush the top with beaten egg and bake the pie in 180 degrees for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  12. Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve hot with any flavored Ice cream.

Unfortunately I missed my original photographs of this preparation. Thanks to Wikipedia for providing with a beautiful photograph of Apple pie.

by Athira sooraj

Top 10 Things To Do In Munnar

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Munnar is one of the most popular hill station in Kerala and one of the most preferred hill station in South India. One who enters Kerala border would never miss a chance to drop a visit to this wonderful hill station. Munnar is situated at a height of 1600 m above sea level.

Munnar hill station was the summer place of the British. The whole Munnar is adorned with tea plantations, huge mountain ranges, local towns, tea factories, lakes, waterfalls and resorts which all makes it a right out from a picture kind of beauty. The place offers thrilling experiences if you are an adventure lover.

Munnar is a place for delightful activites. It is just that perfect place to have the best cup of tea and kiss the mist. The winters are mild and pleasant here. The weather is almost pleasant throughout the year. The place has a special attraction which is the blooming of the blue flower called the Neelakurinji which blooms every twelve years. Munnar is also home to the highest peak in South India, Anamudi with a height of over 2,695 m. We can check over for some amazing and exciting activites that you can do while you are in Munnar.

Enjoy the beauty of tea estates

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The tea estates in Munnar stretches like a photograph. A leisure walk through these green aromatic tea gardens and capturing the scenery on your camera is an experience that you must not miss. The sloping plantations are a beauty. The plantations with the labors working in them are an awe watching scene. One of the popular tea estate here is the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate which is also one of the highest tea plantations in the world with an elevation of 7900 ft. The breathtaking view in the slopes are surely  a memorable experience you must have. The old tea factories here are a must visit as they provide you with the knowledge about the tea production. Also one can taste different teas here.

Camping and Trekking

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Munnar is the haven of adventure lovers. The place with the highest mountain ranges in Kerala and in South India is surely not going to disappoint you anyway. Trekking on the hills is nothing but a thrilling experience you can never forget in life. Top Station is the highest place in Munnar and offers the amazing view of the surroundings. The place is full of amazing hills and valleys. One who wishes to get their workout done in a day, can opt for a trekking here. You can also go camping in the Shola National Park if you wish to enjoy the night life over the hills.

Jeep Safari

Want to experience Jeep safari in Munnar ?

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If you are not into the camping and trekking kind of adventure but still needs some excitement, then you are welcomed by jeep safaris. The benefit of Jeep Safaris is that you can know the place a little more. The tour guide will explain you each and every spots on the way. In some dangerous places, the jeep safaris are the only means you can be safe. A trip to Meesappulimalai and Kolukkumalai will give you a jaw dropping experience.

Cycling

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Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the hills and narrow roads of Munnar surrounded by green. You can start on for a trip of enjoying serene natural beauty of Munnar. You can rent bikes from the outlets in the region. On your way you can stop for your own piece of time to enjoy the beauty of the nature. You can stop by the side of lakes and waterfalls and snap pictures if you wish to. Therfore, in conclusion, it is exciting to ride along the hairpin bends and curved roads that are very suitable for cycling.

Gaze at the charming waterfalls

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Munnar is adorned with majestic waterfalls gushing out of nowhere. And there are numerous waterfalls in Munnar. Monsoons are the best time to enjoy the charm of these waterfalls. Some of them are namely Attukal, Lakkam, Chinnakanal, and Thoovanam. Most of them are popular picnic spots too. Attukal waterfalls offers trekking trails around the place. The Thoovanam falls near Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is also a famous natural waterfalls that attracts a number of tourists.

Animal Watching

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Munnar is the haven for nature and wildlife lovers. The thick and dark forests here is home to many species of animals. The biosphere reserves, national park and sanctuaries are a major attraction of Munnar. Eravikulam National Park on the Kannan Devan hills is famous for endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is the safe habitat to elephants, deer and leopards. It shelters the nearly extinct grizzled giant squirrel. Both these places protects several exotic species of flora and fauna.

Boating

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The Mattupetty Dam and Kundala lake offers boating with either paddle boats, speed boats and Shikara. The boating gives you mesmerizing views of the nearby hillocks and lush green forests. The ride through the dam gives a closer glimpse of the dam too. If you are lucky you can also watch elephant herds on the banks. Kundala lake happens to be on the way to Top Station. Kundala dam is an artificial dam and is Asia’s first arch dam. And the ride may offer you an opportunity to watch Neelakurinji flowers which blooms once in 12 years.

Elephant Safari

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A lazy kind of expedition on an elephant is a different experience one can have in Munnar. The Carmelagiri Elephant Park which is located on Mattupetty Road offers elephant rides. The exciting safari through the forests through trekking trails is a must have experience. Apart from the ride, other activities like elephant shower and feeding etc are major attractions here.

Ayurvedic Spa

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De-stressing ayurvedic spas and massage centers are all around Munnar. These massages are one word answers to the relaxation of mind and body. There are various kinds of massages of different price range.

Enjoy the taste of Kerala

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One thing you will never miss while in Kerala is to taste the exotic cuisine of Kerala in the local eateries and restaurants. Your taste buds will never forget the tasting the authentic dishes of Kerala.