- 750g. fresh or 450 g.
frozen mustard greens (Sarson
ka saag) - 1 tbsp. ginger, chopped
- 6 green chillis,
- 1 tsp. salt,
or to taste
- 2-4 tbsp. Cornmeal (Makkai
- 1\2 cup ghee
- 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
- 1 tsp. ginger, roughly chopped
- 2 green chilies, chopped
- butter for
If fresh mustard
greens are used, remove any
coarse stalks, chop
finely and wash thoroughly in a
few changes of water. Thaw the frozen
mustard greens, if used.
2. Place mustard greens,
chilies, gingerand salt in a
heavy based saucepan and cook over
low heat for about an hour or
until the leaves are very tender, stirring occasionally. (
The leaves will release water
during cooking. Add more water if it
dries up quickly.)
3. During cookingmash the leaves with a saag masher or a
wooden spoon against the sides of the saucepan.
(alternatively put the cooked greens in batches in a
food processor or blender and blend to apuree without adding more water. 4. Add cornmeal and stir hard to mix
the ingredients. Stirring continuously
cook for 10-15 minutes or
until thick and creamy.
5. Heat ghee or
butter in a small frying pan add
finely sliced garlic and ginger and fry to a light golden
color, Add green chilies, stir once and add to saag. Cook
over low heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring constantly.
6. Transfer saag to serving dish, add
butter, if wished, stir once to melt the
butter with the heat of the saag Serve at once.
7. Serve with hot
Makkai ki Roti
a look back at the nine best spaceflight stories of 2009
Colbert Reaches Space (sort of)
Early in 2009, NASA faced a surprising, if hilarious,
challenger this year in the form of comedian Stephen
Colbert. As host of the faux conservative television news
show "The Colbert Report," Colbert urged his online fandom
to use a write-in option for a NASA naming contest involving
a new International Space Station module. He amassed 230,000
votes ... and won.
8. Japan Leaps Onto the Spaceship Scene
Japan flexed its space power by launching its first space
freighter to ISS in 2009, and in doing so offered a
for the upcoming post-shuttle era. The unmanned - and
disposable - H-2 Transfer Vehicle (HTV) launched in
September atop a brand-new H-2B rocket and required the
first-ever capture of a free-flying spacecraft by the space
station. Astronauts the station's robotic arm to pluck grab
the cargo ship and attach it to their outpost during its
The HTV also represents the only freighter currently capable
of delivering cargo for use inside the space station, as
well as exterior platform experiments.
7. Space Population Boom, then Bust
The 11-year-old International Space Station hit its highest
crew — six people — and then dipped down to a skeleton crew
of two during the course of the year. It also experienced
temporary crowding to reach its highest occupancy ever (13
people) when seven astronauts from NASA's shuttle Endeavour
joined the six-man crew aboard the space station in
June.Such boom-bust population surges herald a busy future
for the space station, which has received a life extension
beyond its original 2016 retirement date.
6. Space Debris Hits Overdrive
crash of two satellites
in orbit — and the resulting swarms of space junk created in
the collision — sparked new efforts to tackle the growing
problem of human trash in space. The collision not only
increased the risk of damage to satellites and astronauts in
orbit, but also uncovered gaps in collision avoidance
monitoring systems and spurred new looks into orbital
clean-up efforts. About 800 satellites crowd the orbital
lanes above the Earth, along with more than 20,000 pieces of
space junk such as dead satellites, spent rockets, and even
tools that escaped astronauts during spacewalks. That has
prompted the U.S. Strategic Command to consider upgrading
its ability to track pieces of orbital debris. It has also
encouraged government agencies and private researchers to
imagine ways of cleaning up the cloud of debris.
5. Commercial Spaceflight Makes Strides
Space continues to transform from the final frontier into a
new business opportunity for many entrepreneurs. Two of the
biggest names in the private space sector, Virgin Galactic
and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), each took steps
this year toward realizing their respective visions of
putting more people into space.
4. Rover Woes on Mars
The big story on Mars this year has been Spirit, one of
NASA's hardworking twin Mars rovers, which became mired deep
in sandy Martian dirt back in April. That led to an
agonizing saga of on-again, off-again attempts by rover
free the robot
from its sand trap throughout the year, which may continue
3. Moon Smack: NASA's LCROSS Fizzles, then Flashes
NASA's moon-smashing plans seemed simple — send the LCROSS
crashing into a crater
near the lunar south pole and watch for signs of water-ice
within the impact plumes. Some initial buzz trailed off into
confusion as hopeful scientists and members of the public
failed to see any debris plume from the impact on Oct. 9,
despite the many telescopes pointed at the site. But
redemption was right around the corner, as scientists sifted
through data from LCROSS and its sister Lunar Reconnaissance
2. Welcome Back, Hubble
It was a mission so risky, NASA had a second space shuttle
on standby as a rescue ship. But the seven astronauts of the
shuttle Atlantis successfully overhauled the 19-year-old
Hubble Space Telescope after a marathon of five back-to-back
spacewalks in five days. They added new instruments, and
revived broken cameras, to leave the observatory more
powerful than ever. The calculated gamble not only succeeded
in restoring Hubble's vision, but actually improved its
sight. Hubble can now peer back in time to 500 million years
after the theoretical Big Bang that started the universe, or
about 13.2 billion years ago. That should keep Hubble
huggers happy well into 2010 and beyond.
1. Future of NASA in Doubt
NASA showed renewed vigor by launching five shuttle missions
this year (one more than in 2008) and added the
of a moon rocket prototype into the mix. That determined
showing contrasted with growing rumblings over whether the
U.S. human spaceflight is winding down, or will get a new
chance to shine. For now, NASA will almost certainly look to
both international partners and commercial spaceflight as it
moves forward into 2010. Experts have said a mix of options
may ultimately offer a better guarantee of continued
spaceflight success, even as the White House mulls its
budget request for NASA in the new year.
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Children more likely to catch
swine flu, study suggests
been hard hit by the swine flu virus
Children are twice
as likely as adults to catch swine flu,
according to a joint UK-US study.
Imperial College London
researchers and a team from the US
looked at how the virus spread among
families. In a study of more than
800 people, one in eight people
developed the infection after someone in
their house got it.
But the team also dismissed suggestions
that children may be "super spreaders"
as they were found to be no more
contagious than older people.
Rates of swine flu have tended to be
higher among younger age groups, the
official figures have shown. What is
more, there is thought to be a large
pool of children who have been infected
but not displayed symptoms. This
research, published in the New England
Journal of Medicine, confirmed that
children were more likely to become
infected. The team looked at the
families and household contacts of 216
people infected with swine flu. Of that
group of 600, the under-18s were most
likely to get it - twice as likely as
adults under 50 - while those over the
age of 50 were the least likely.
Infectious However, the overall one in eight
figure for infections was deemed to be
pretty low compared to past pandemics.
The researchers, who were also drawn
from the US-based Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, looked at how
long people remained infectious as well.
They found the average length of time
between one person displaying symptoms
and then someone else in their house
falling ill was 2.6 days. They said it
meant suggestions at the start of the
pandemic that people should stay at home
for up to seven days when ill was
Lead researcher Dr Simon Cauchemez said:
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virus to other people for the first few
days of their illness, keeping people
off work for a week may be unnecessary
and could be detrimental to the
A Department of Health spokesman said:
"All further information continues to
add to our knowledge and understanding
of the virus."
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New Year = A New Opportunity Assalam-O-Alaikum!
Hope you all are hale and hearty to welcome the brand new
year that has dawned.
The past year hasn’t been very rosy for most people across
the world. From financial crunches to alarming state of
global warming, from deaths due to starvation to death by
violence…the past year has definitely been a gloomy one.
While we must learn lessons from the past our focus shall be
on the future. Take the New Year as a brand new opportunity.
The dawn of New Year is like opening of a new book, whose
pages are still blank. We are the ones who will be putting
words on them ourselves.
Let us resolve to take the upcoming year as a year of
opportunities. There are just so many prospects to
accomplish more things, in so many more different fields.
There are so many different activities for us to indulge in.
With so much in our hand, let us resolve today to make the
coming year one of the very best year of our life.
To start with: set the goals. Make goals for every part of
your life so that you can function like a well-oiled
machine. Setting multi-dimensional goals makes one advance
like a balanced wheel that goes around smoothly in every
respect. Set goals for your health and spirit, for your
academic/ professional career, for your relationships, for
your development and for your community as well. Goal
setting requires one to be visionary, or what you can say,
“Back from the Future” thinking.
Writing down the goals is as important as setting them.
Jotting down the goals on paper is needed because it helps
one to be clear and specific about the targets one aims at.
If you can see your target you are more likely to hit it
right. Just take an example from your every day life. When
you go for grocery with the needed grocery items already
written on piece of paper, you save your time in superstore
and pick exactly the required things. Other times when you
go for grocery with items only in your mind you often tend
to forget to pick all the required items and many a times
return home buying some of the non-required items. So start
to adopt the method of “Think on paper”.
Once realistic goals have been jotted down, next chalk out
plan detailing the actions to be taken to achieve the set
targets. It is always better to make sub-goals if your goal
is too high. Because as you advance, forward you will find
happiness and more motivation as you achieve your
So while you embark on your journey of stepping in a brand
new year, stay focused and keep your concentration; you will
reach where you wish.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “Be at war with your vices, at
peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a
So cheers to a new year and another chance for us to set it
Till next time,
Tariq Holy City of Makkah-Ul-Mukarrama
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