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Visalakshi Ramani

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What a shame little girls are no longer safe in their own homes
with predators prowling the house under the guise of the mother's partner and grand mother's partner!

  • NewsThe Independent
    Argentinian doctors accused of subjecting 11-year-old girl to horrific ordeal in forcing her to have elderly rapist's baby
    Full details of the horrific ordeal to which an 11-year-old girl impregnated by an elderly rapist in Argentina was subjected by doctors intent on ensuring the baby survived for religious reasons have been disclosed by campaigners acting on her behalf. The young girl, who is being called “Lucia” to protect her identity, became pregnant after being raped by her grandmother’s 65-year-old partner, who has since been arrested. Lucia was forced to give birth after authorities in Argentina refused to let her have the abortion to which she was legally entitled - triggering a wave of outrage around the world and reigniting a fierce debate on the country’s restrictive abortion rules.


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I think it is 'The King of all Lentils'..... if not the Queen! :)
yes it is. Pasi Paruppy Payasam , during upavasam, this one is a sure item
Health Benefits of Yellow moong dal
  • They are high in fiber and protein, and low in fat. Eating lentils and other foods that are rich in soluble dietary fiber can help decrease high cholesterol.
  • This dal is very good for pregnant ladies, kids and older people as it is easily digestible.

Visalakshi Ramani

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118. Mung Beans


The mung bean / green gram / golden gram is the seed of Vigna radiata. It is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is widely used in the preparation of both savory and sweet dishes. These are small in size, ovoid in shape, and green in color. The English word mung derives from मूँग – a Hindi word. Many parts of Asia and Southeast Asia use mung bean widely.

Whole cooked mung beans are prepared from dried beans by boiling until they become soft. Mung beans are light yellow in color when their skins are removed. Mung bean paste can be made by de-hulling, cooking, and pulverizing the beans to a dry paste.

In Chinese cuisine, whole mung beans are used to make a dessert, called “sugar water”. In Indonesia, they are made into a popular dessert porridge by cooking the beans with sugar, coconut milk, and a little ginger.

De-hulled mung beans and mung bean paste are made into ice creams and ice pops in Hong Kong. Mung bean paste is used as a common filling for Chinese moon cakes.

In China, the boiled and shelled beans are used as filling in glutinous rice dumplings eaten during the dragon boat festival. The cooked, blended and sweetened mung bean served as a beverage, is popular in many parts of China.

Beans without skins are more commonly used to make soups and gravy rather than the whole mung beans. In Kerala, whole mung beans are boiled to make a dry side dish for the rice gruel kanji.

De-hulled mung beans can be used just as the whole beans for making sweet soups. Steamed whole beans are seasoned with spices and fresh grated coconut in a popular and nutritious preparation called chundal in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

In south and north Indian states, mung beans are made into pancakes. They are soaked in water for 4 to 6 hours and ground into fine paste along with ginger and salt. The pancakes prepared on a very hot griddle are eaten for breakfast. These provide high quality protein, very rare in Indian cuisines.

Pongal (spicy as well sweet) and kichadi are two more recipes are made with rice and mung dal. With coconut milk and jaggery a sweet porridge called payasam can be made. Mung bean paste is a common filling of pastries popular in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Mung beans can be germinated by soaking them in water for a few hours and spreading them in a cool shady place. Mung bean sprouts can be stir fried with spices, ginger and garlic to make a tasty and nutritious dish.

Uncooked bean sprouts are used in filling for spring rolls in Vietnam. Blanched and garnished mung beans is a popular dish in Korea. Mung bean sprouts are the major bean sprouts used in most Asian countries.


Visalakshi Ramani

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A bomb cyclone? Never heard of one before!

  • NewsReuters
    Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest
    As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of a storm dubbed a "bomb cyclone," Nebraska officials were taking in the damage in a state where 64 of the 93 counties have declared emergencies. "This is clearly the most widespread disaster we have had in our state's history," in terms of sheer size, Governor Pete Ricketts told reporters on an afternoon briefing call. State officials said on the call that 290 people had been rescued by the Nebraska State Patrol, National Guard troops, and urban search and rescue teams.


Visalakshi Ramani

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126. Golden Spiral

A golden rectangle where (a+b) / a = golden ratio = 1.618

Golden rectangles yield more and more smaller golden rectangles.

The corners of the golden rectangles joined by a smooth curve
yields the Golden spiral…the most aesthetic curve found in Nature.

An impressive Golden Spiral Staircase.

Golden Spiral in Cactus Plants

Golden Spiral in Rose petal arrangement.

Golden Spiral in Galaxy.

Golden Spiral in a Shell

An elephant’s trunk forms a part of the golden spiral!

A millipede forming a lovely Golden Spiral.

The water sprayed by the lady’s hair follows the
most graceful curve in nature – a golden spiral!

Bidding “Bye Bye” to the Golden Spirals with a
beautiful flower photograph in a Golden Spiral!


Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Anything unusual might be amazing as well!

PHOTOS: Animals under the stars
These stunning shots capture safari animals as you’ve never seen them before - reflected in water under a starry night sky. In Andreas Hemb’s dramatic images, a cute elephant is caught standing next to the lake, a thirsty leopard stops to take a drink and two water buffaloes gaze upon their reflectio

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