With its distinct aroma, pleasing flavor, cool sensation and medicinal qualities, mint is among the most versatile plants in the herbal kingdom.
In hot summer days, a glass of cold water with lime and a dash of mint in it can be very soothing and cooling
A teaspoonful of mint juice can help get back your healthy appetite.Packed with vitamins and essential minerals, mint helps us to increase resistance against many diseases and maintain a healthy body
A cupful of mint tea in the morning gives you a refreshing start to the day. It helps in digestion if taken after heavy meals..
Minted Iced Tea
This one’s becomes more refreshing the higher the temperature. The key here is to be very generous with the mint leaves. No matter how many you use, you will not create an overpowering mint flavor because you’re pouring minted water over ice and diluting it. So, be generous. Use lots of mint.
15-20 leaves of fresh mint, additional ones for garnish
3 cups boiling water
2 cups of ice
slice of lemon or lime (optional)
Bring the water to a boil.
Meanwhile, tear the mint leaves into halves and put into a teapot (or other pot that can be covered).
Pour boiling water over the leaves and cover for 8-10 minutes.
Fill 2 drinking glasses 3/4 full of ice. Pour the hot, minted water over the ice. Garnish with lemon and fresh mint leaves and serve.
Fashion industry is turning out once again to roll out red carpet for the first edition of Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW 2012).
The three-day fashion extravaganza will start in Jaipur on May 24 till May26, 2012 at the prestigious Marriott, Jaipur, where as many as 30 national and international designers along with 40 top and super models will participate, designers like Shaahid Amir, Rohit Verma, Lina Tipnis, Poonam Patel, Shilpa Marigold, will showcase their collections. India’s top listed ChoreographerAchla Sachdev is taking the lead to provide phenomenal Extravaganza on the Ramp of RFW 2012.
Jaipur being one of the favorite hubs for textile and craft serves the Indian as well as International fashion fraternity with a world class platform to interact with each other. Thus the Rajasthan Fashion Week in Jaipur would be instrumental in promoting the best of fashion design talent from across the country. This event in the Pink City will bring together almost everybody linked to the fashion industry – from models, top designers to choreographers and makeup artists to the fashion connoisseurs.
In view of public demand, railway authorities have decided to provide a temporary halt of Jaipur-Bhopal Express at Bandanwada railway station on Ajmer-Bhilwara section for the next six months, railway sources said on Tuesday.
“The 19711 and 19712 Jaipur-Bhopal Express will stop at Bandanwada station for two minutes from May 1 to October 31,” Western Railways Public Relations Officer Pradip Sharma said. The train will arrive at Bandanwada station at 1720 hrs while the return train will arrive at 2122 hrs, the sources said.
On the occasion of the World Heritage Day today the Jaipur Chapter of Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organized a painting event for school children. Almost 200 children from Saint Xavier and Neerja Modi schools came to the Albert Hall for 2 hours in the morning.
They attempted to sketch and paint the Albert Hall Museum. Some students also painted and sketched other heritage monuments. Later, INTACH will organized a exhibition of the work done by the students today. The participating students were also given away certificates.
Hearing the appeal of Private Schools against ‘Right To Education (RTE)’ act, The Supreme Court show green signal to the Act. After the verdict of SC, the act will be applicable to all Government, non-Government and Private schools with immediate effect from Thursday. According to act, every school will reserve 25 percent seats for students belong to economically weaker sections.
Though, the act would not be applicable on unaided minority schools and boarding schools. The SC said that RTE Act will not apply to those institutions run by minority organisations and which do not receive a single penny as aid either from the government or local bodies. A bench of Chief Justice SH Kapadia, KS Radhakrishnan and Swantanter Kumar pronounced the verdict. It is noted that the bench had reserved its verdict on August 3 last year.
When we talk about tourism in Rajasthan there are many things that strike in our minds. But the most striking feature of Rajasthan tourism is none other than its magnificent forts & palaces.
Rajasthan, the land of kings, is one of the most colorful and vibrant states inIndia. It is internationally famous for its magnificent forts & palaces which are situated in the major cities and towns of the state. There is no any city in this state where you cannot see a monument. Hence, this state is rightly called theLand ofMonuments. Have a look at some of the most popular tourist destinations and forts & palaces in the state which attract tourists from all over the world.
Hawa Mahal (palaceofWind)
Jodhpur, TheSun City
Jaswant Thanda Memorial
All the aforementioned cities and monuments are very popular among tourists. On your Rajasthan tour you would also come across many other magnificent forts & monuments that will mesmerize you with their magnificence and architectural beauty. Golden Fort (Jaisalmer Fort), Kumbhalgarh Fort, Neemrana Fort,FortMandawaCastleand Chittorgarh Fort are also some of the attractions for tourists.
To give a push to the exports from Rajasthan to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and gulf nations, a request for increasing number of flights from the state and the upgardation of Jaipur airport has been made to the civil aviation ministry by commerce and industry ministry.
“A need for making international airport at Jaipur at par with the other international airports in country has been felt for long time. There should be better cargo and passengers facilities. All these issues have been notified to the aviation ministry” said Anand Sharma, Union minister for commerce and industry.