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    Posted: 3 years 50 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    I get dozens of recipe requests weekly. Some enquiries are redirected to my recipe page. Others are advised to search my cookbooks. And some, like this one from Isvari Rani Dasi (from India I think), are answered as a blog entry. Isvari wanted me to share my Tamarind Rice recipe. My recipe looks exactly like the picture below. I don't have the original photos from my cookbooks. They are securely kept in a vault at my publishers. My scanner is not working, so I have used a picture from...
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    Posted: 3 years 50 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    So here is the man of the day. Sir Ludwig Guttman. Although his name may be unfamiliar, he’s the man we all have to thank for the Paralympic Games, which concluded in London this evening. Jewish and born in Germany, he escaped the country in 1939 – just in time. Practising as a neurosurgeon at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, he organised the very first ‘Olympic’ games for a few World War Two veterans who had been left disabled by their combat injuries. It was 1948. The...
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    Posted: 3 years 51 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    The Paralympics in London is producing some astonishing displays of physical prowess, some of them in sports we never knew existed. Wheelchair rugby, for instance – a game even rougher than its able-bodied counterpart. Blind Judo? Who would have thought that even possible? And the swimmer Ellie Simmonds (above) has demonstrated her amazing speed in the water, despite being affected by dwarfism. So I was interested in this thoughtful piece by Melanie Phillips, and I thought I’d...
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    Posted: 3 years 51 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    The Paralympics in London is producing some astonishing displays of physical prowess, some of them in sports we never knew existed. Wheelchair rugby, for instance – a game even rougher than its able-bodied counterpart. Blind Judo? Who would have thought that even possible? And the swimmer Ellie Simmonds (above) has demonstrated her amazing speed in the water, despite being affected by dwarfism. So I was interested in this thoughtful piece by Melanie Phillips, and I thought I’d...
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    Posted: 3 years 51 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Oscar Pestorius’ running blades Akhandadhi Das had a Paralympic theme to his Thought for the Day this morning, talking about the old conundrum of physical differential, spiritual equality, and which is ‘real.’ You should be able to hear it in a day or two by going here, as usual: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/today/thought-for-the-day/
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