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Making Sphegatti Indian way

I am not going to write a detailed recipe … 

Simply make tamato curry the usual way

Boil Sphegatti for ten to fifteen minutes 

Mix both 

You have wonderful Sphegatti ready 

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Guacamole a must try snack for Indian taste buds 

First time I saw these in USA supermarkets I am clueless of these fruits. But in frenzy to try new things I bought a bag of these Avocados from Costco. Still clueless what to do with them. They stayed on shelf for a week and became ripe and ripe Avocados looked gross to me. I couldn’t bring myself to try anything with them. My wife is more conservative when it comes to food. She didn’t even pretended to acknowledge their presence but moved them to fridge. After two weeks on a fine Sunday they were relocated to trash. 

Things might have stayed same if not for a visit to Chipotle with cousin. I loved Guacamole. I my God I don’t believe it is not Indian version of some Chat. 

Then did some Google search about guacamole recipe. Surprise! It is made from Avocados. 

To be careful this time got only one Avocado from tradersjoe. Followed instructions. Did video search about how to peel this fruit. 

Pretty easy and delicious awesome evening snack. Loved it with tortilla and even Karappoosa. 

Recipe 

Just cut onions add Avocado squeeze a fresh lemon add coriander leaves. Optionally add a pinch of salt a d couple of green chilies. Mash it to your liking a d eat with tortillas. 

Usually takes 30 minutes 

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Aditya 999 – Story (UnOfficial)

So, it is more or less clear Balakrishna is coming up with Aditya 999 movie.

What to expect in the movie?

  1. Grand graphics. From Bahubali and to some extent Gautami Putra Satakrani Telugu directors figured out a way to include decent graphics cost effectively. Thus we can expect the same grand graphics from Aditya 999.
  2. A great historical war (again with grand graphics, weapons & galore). Aditya 369 the past is more or less with literary wars and internal skirmishes. But Aditya 999 can take us to a time frame with grand war. A caution, Indian cinema never figured out a way to show fighting between Muslim and Hindu kings. It is too sensitive to touch. So they completely made it either one sided or ignored it. For example in Aditya 369 Srikrishna devaraya didn’t go to war, not even to Gajapatulu. In Gautami Putra Satakarni we were taken to pre-muslim era. I know from reliable sources one of the top four heros rejected making a movie on Chatrapati Shivaji, thinking he will loose Muslim fanbase permanently. So we may need to take Aditya 999 into a pre-muslim era. Couple of things come to my mind.  a) Srikakulandhra Mahanishnu era. b) Hala Satavahana era. c) Rani Rudrama era. d) Dasa Raja yudhdha era. e) Srikrishna Devaraya Vs Gajapti yudhdham era.
  3. But if director is more serious, they can take a hit on our caste system. The better era for this is Budhistic era. How come whole of Andhra and Telangana converted to Budhism. We could simply concentrate on one simple incident and show the worst of rigid caste system. One of the titles of most of our Kings are “Varnasrama dharma rakshana” Or something similar to this. What is the impact of it if it is literally implemented?
  4. Now the future session. We need to come up with something good. We could show future Amaravati city. And where will it lead Telugu folks.
  5. But what is this Aditya 999 machine? We know Aditya 369 is time machine. And hero clearly gave his disapproval for its purpose. What could the genius scientist comes up with? He comes up with a timeMachine + Parallel universe travel machine. So not only they can go to past and future, but also to different parallel universes. So the director can take more artistic freedom. Things don’t need to be same.
  6. Also Aditya 999 can actually come to current time from future. Because of incidents in previous film, the professor wants to take extra security. He includes DNA recognition into the machine. So only hero (or one of his descendants ) can actually operate the machine. So in future the villain   kills everybody in hero’s lineage including the small kids and those in womb. (similar to Aswathama killing all Pandavas); The only way left for dying head of the house, is to go past and get help from where all this started. This is where Mokshagna take over mantle from Balakrishna who comes back from future. Mokshagna goes to future a little earlier than villain kills and saves everybody.
  7. We need a disturbance (or trouble, or problem) in current time. and it must be connect to past and future sessions. Perhaps same villain lineage. (Our folks love it)
  8. Grand climax.
  9. We could keep Kodi pandaalu as one of connecting point to all three times. Past, current and future could be played with virtual cocks! Once the movie released we could release a game on mobiles to make more money on advertisements. A better game!
  10. One of the problems with previous movie and Telugu folks didn’t mind much. But we could improve it now. It is never one person’s job to create something so big as time machine. There must be an army of employee to work on it. It could still be one person who designs finishes. The others involves may not even know where that component is going. But in the end it requires an army to finish such great/big projects. And it needs lot of money. So our scientist could invest in stocks after first movie and make hell a lot of money. Hell, he could even have a super computer which invests in stocks and makes money for him. He could even call it some funny relevant name e.g.. Lukky (indeed)
  11. (updated on Jan 29th 2017) – on point ‘2’ above we talked about the past where Aditya 999 should take us. On ‘9’ we talked about how Kodi Pandaalu could be connecting between all three timelines. (Past, future and present). That leaves us with only one beautiful option. The past hero and gang goes to Palnati time! When the Kodi pandaalu is being organized Nagamma Vs Brahmanaidu. Actually Brahmanaidu’s kodi wins the competition then villain uses some invisible weapon to freeze Brahmanaidu kodi and thus Nagamma Kodi wins to the shocking surprise of everybody. This is why history is so vague about how Nagamma Kodi inspite of being so pathetic when compared to Brahmanaidu Kodi wins the competition. The ones who sang Palnati Yudhdham later doesn’t know about invisible weapon and they assumed something fishy being done by Nagamma and settled to poison knife theory.
  12. Palnati yudhdham being the past timeline also solves us villain problem beautifully. The body guard of Nagamma is Veerabhadra. He is the one who is present on all three timelines. Past/Present/Future. He is internal servant of Nagamma and her descendants. Nagamma gives him sanjeevani secret she gets from an Himalayan saint. But he need to go into cryogenic sleep and can wake up only once for 500 years. To make things more interesting he is the one who visits Nagamma in the past and gives Sanjeevani (which is nothing but some advanced medicine, cryogenic engine from future) to her to save her, but Nagamma instead gives it to Veerabhadra. At the time of giving Sanjeevini secret Veerabhadra is not aware that he is the Yogi figure from history. He fulfills his own destiny making him immortal for 1500 years. There is a cult of Nagamma to protect Veerabhadra in cryogenic sleep.
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Who is the Sankranthi winner?

Both Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna came up with their 150 & 100 th movies before us for this Sankranthi.

So who is the winner?

From the collections, Chiranjeevi is clear winner. Of course two things helped him apart from the zeal of his fans. It is wonderful to watch fans go all gala over his comeback. a) The movie released a day earlier got almost double number of theaters than Balakrishna film on the first day. b) in USA the T-Mobile offer of 2$ movie ticket contributed healthily towards first day collections. After the first day Balakrishna never got a chance to meet the collections.

But Balakrishna fans don’t need to read too much into collections. This movie had all reasons for them to celebrate. This is one movie Balakrishna has been waiting for a decade or more, a movie which will attract neutral (and partially sympathetic) audience. Everybody can now wait for Aditya 999! (or Aditya 1116 is better isn’t it?)

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How to understand this madness of Chiru Vs Balayya or Khaidi 150 Vs Satakarni

The majority of the Telugu folks across the globe are ignoring the upcoming Sankranthi movies, but at the same time vocal minority proactively taking things to peak madness regarding the upcoming two movies of this Sankranthi 2017. One is Khaidi No. 150 coming from Chiranjeevi the other is Gautami Putra Satakarni coming from Balakrishna.

For any sane person this doesn’t make any logical sense. So, how to understand this insane mass hysteria?

To understand this, we need to look at human beings at all places, not only Telugu folks. Human beings always need some roll model, be it gods, heroes, knights or kings. May be it is something we inherited from animals, follow the strong, emulate the strong, survival instinct. Those who followed strong, those who emulated the strong survived and passed their jeans successfully, along with the jeans the same traits passed on.

What if we don’t want to be part of this madness? May be we will become extinct just like countless others in the past for millions of years. Better thing to do is to redirect our energies to some other exciting thing. So what is that better positive thing? (Leave a comment with your ideas….)

And the Yandamoori Vs Nagababu Vs Varma episode. Any publicity is good publicity. People should talk about us, what they talk doesn’t matter. I believe this is a simple marketing gimmick. A well scripted, acted, played one. Best thing is ignore it. don’t become part of it (Alas! Just like I did in this para)

Movie is powerful tool. A society which uses it carefully, advances exponentially. For the past fifty years, Telugu movies played commendable role in the progress of our Telugu society. Every decade they played vital role in directing Telugu energies. They have subtle narrative of our manifest destiny. One of the reasons for BIMARU states backwardness is lack of independent movie industry! But now for the Telugu movies, the path seems to be diverging away from its overall positive role in setting future narrative, and the gap is increasing. I hope  our creative directors will take things in right direction by following their heart, by being independent, by being calculated capitalistic. Let us keep watching the movies and be part of our tribe!

See you after Sankranthi with two reviews 🙂

Does people forgive Chiranjeevi and accept him back as a hero rather than a failed politician who settled things only for elite around him and ignored completely about the voters who voted for him.

Does people accept Balakrishna in the most powerful character of recent past even with Director Krish magic?

Fingers crossed.

What do you say?

 

 

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Ten things to expect in Baahubali the conclusion

1. Shivagami true character comes out!

Shivagami

Shivagami, caught between love for her son and responsibility for the kingdom. Which will win? What are all the sins she is going to commit? (read the plural sins here, not sin! In her dialogue she used plural, so it must be multiple sins)

2. Kattappa will die saving Jr. Baahubali

kattappa

It is natural course of action for him to die protecting Jr. Baahubali.

3. The cave up may play an important role in next war strategy.

cave

Not everybody can be Prabhas to climb the waterfall. An army quickly surprise if it used this cave to climb up and surround the enemy!

4. The side next to Shivagami may be important

Bodyguard of Shivagamini, the women with knife is visible for lot of screen time. It may not be only for esthetics purpose. She may actually play an important tiny role in next part. She may die saving Shivagamini.

5. Bijjaladeva may try to kill Shivagamini in sleep

bijjaladeva

6. Devasena may actually be married to Bhallala deva.

devasena

There is one dialogue used by s/o Bhallala deva, ranku – that won’t be used unless Devasena married to Bhallala deva but actually lived with Baahubali. The marriage may be cheating, like sending knife of Bhallaladeva instead of Baahubali’s knife for marriage.

7. Baahubali army may make a stand at Singapuram thieves fort.

8. A better item song.

There is nothing better than an item song to attract repeat mass audience. But first part item song is not upto expectations. Second part may have a better one.

9. The villain in Rana comes out further.

the only scene Rana (Bhallaladeva) is villain in first part is when he let the rope carry away. We may see more such scenes in second part.

10. The movie may release in 3D. A simultaneous international cut with part1 and part2 combined may be released.

 

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iOT – 1 Internet of things what it means for our future?

Internet of Things. The latest of latest jargons. Simply put disconnect machines from their human masters. Let machine communicate themselves. Let machines take predefined decisions based upon the data they receive, while the human masters are immersed heavily in their shopping to heart or workaholicing ;

As tech guy + science fiction fan + a bit of creativity I am trying to guess how this is going to change our simplest of simple lives.

We visit a restaurant ; The glasses there are really bottom less. You drink the fluid and keep the glass over table. Glass communicates to table it opens its bottom – table pushes more fluid to auto-fill the glass.

The buffet wastage is reduced. Buffet is started, the dishes knows how much is consumed how fast it is consumed, the door knows how many foot falls are coming in and their weight, even their previous history. The plates knows who is eating how much and what. The smart monitor in kitchen displays  which dish is required in next five minutes, sixty minutes.

TBC

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from Lion diaries -1

Why do men write literature? Why? Why do they spend so much of time on the abstractness called art? What is good art? And what is not? Just because something survived, will it become good art by default? or it is great art and thus it survived? Is Shakespeare great art just because it survived? Is Vemana, great art just because it survived amidst all improbabilities? What role do I have to play here? As they call me half-man. I never could control my passion for the history of literature. I don’t even remember when and how it started of all these years. I coined so many theories but none could satisfy me, except one but then there is no proof. It is just an abstract idea, just like this art. May be it is really my destiny or karma? What is the proper noun here?

For fifty years I worked alone. I know it is possible. The trio did it in a simple university lab a generation back. Where are they now? Nobody knows for sure. Some say they are stuck in time. Some say they settled in a better time.

After initial fifty years things changed rapidly. Lot of funds miraculously flowed. May be not. If I connect the dots now I know about how things unfolded. At least in those days it was a miracle.

And now I am here. On this journey. A historical journey, with Dharma and its thousand plus crew, with everything modern technology could afford.

Our first stop —

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Are you missing the power of vim on Eclipse?

Are you missing power of VIM in Eclipse?

Here are quick steps to make eclipse work like vim at the same time use eclipse’s power features. Best of both worlds!!

1. Install Vrapper. 

2. Use split editor feature of eclipse. (Window -> Editor -> Toggle Split Editor ) See this help page 

3. Map Ctrl + W from Closing windows to switch Windows!! (Window -> preferences -> General -> Keys)

 

Happy Vimming,

Happy Eclipsing

🙂

 

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బేసిగ్గా నేనొక పుస్తకాల పురుగును.

Read my interview at http://nnivedita.com/portfolio/kiran-kinige-com-telugu-books-portal/

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