Nature-lovers, who seek absolute peace and tranquility in the lap of mother, free of filth as well as unpolluted fresh air enjoy adventure tourism. India has got pretty good options as far as water sports, and if you do not fear water, then you have got real exciting watery packages.

  • Island destination like - Andaman & Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal and Lakshwadeep in the Arabian Sea.
  • Water adventures is Goa - where amateurs can also get professional help to get the watery taste.
  • Ganga - Rishikesh in Uttaranchal is a popular spot for White Water Rafting, an extreme and never-ending thrills in the untamed rivers.

This issue details about three adventurous Water Sports:

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Lentil and Beans Soup
Chicken-Mushroom-Barley Soup
Satay Sticks – Snack
Spicy Chicken Wings


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DIARRHOEA Home Remedies


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Kayaking is just like backpacking on an off beaten path, except that this time your adventure is on the sea. This sport provides the best opportunity for sports lovers to come close to nature. While canoeing presents quiet a unique combination of exploration.

Canoes and Kayaks are made to glide through water and because of their conical ends they are easy to maneuver on water.

Regions In India

The major Kayaking and canoeing sites in India include:

  • the beaches of Goa
  • the beached in Karnataka
  • the beaches in Kerala
  Kayaking and Canoeing In Uttaranchal:
  Check out the state of Uttaranchal where White Water Canoeing can be combined with moderate hiking and a naturalist holiday in the forest. For whitewater kayaking, the suitable areas are Rishikesh, Dakpathar and the Ramganga in Corbett National Park. For the ones who seek a little more adventure, kayaking can be a good option. The degree of difficulty while Kayaking would depend on the river gradient and its rapids.

White water rafting is quite a recent sport in India. The snow-fed mountain rivers winding down from the mighty Himalayas make northern India one of the best regions for this adventure.

Inexperienced and beginners have their choice of tranquil waters, with the assurance of a passage through magnificent riverside panorama. Some rapids hit Colorado 8 (the highest is 10) on the scale, but most are on the 4 to 6 grade. The main regions for this sport are Ladakh, Garhwal and the rivers of Himachal Pradesh.

  A Zestful Journey on the untamed Rivers of Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Indus, Zanskar and Teesta

The natural bounty of the river will leads you towards more of excitement, fun and challenges with its rumbling roars, white foams, the holes, the river banks, and the pristine waves. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in the world for white water rafting sport, with many rapids that gratifies the body and spirit of the adventure lover. White water rafting in India is almost exclusively confined to the Himalayan rivers in the north, which flows down towards the south of India, meandering between densely green mountains, and through steep ravine. Rivers such as the Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Indus, Zanskar and Teesta offer `raft-worthy' rapids, and a trip down a river can be a great way to see the countryside.

  Escapade awaits on the River of Himalayas, Ladakh, Garhwal and the rivers of Himachal Pradesh

Whitewater rafting in rivers of Himalayas offers complete vacations for modern life adventure -- encircling a world of activities, both on the river and off. The prime factor, is still the immense whitewater that trends through the regions of picturesque mountains. North India offers one of the broadest arrays of river experiences available anywhere in the world, from mild to wild with everything in between. But for many of today's enthusiast, that's just the beginning.

Some other rivers for white water rafting expeditions are river Tons, Spiti, Sutlej, Chandra Bhaga, Narmada, Subansari, Sarda. Indian has also launched rafting operations on the Kali River in Dandeli National Park in Karnataka.


The water sport of sailing is like an idyllic cruise where you can play with the winds, crossing seas and get to know nature in a better way. The adventure of boating and sailing has ample scope on seas of Indian sub continental. If you have a fantasy of sailing on translucent waters, encompassing isolated islands, then India makes a perfect destination to quench your lust as a mariner enthusiast. This water sport has an edge over other water sports, as not much skill is required to sail a boat and can be accessed in a very reasonable price - a most thrilling sport for your entire family.

The golden sandy beaches along the coastline of India and the lakes in the northern region offer excellent facilities for water sports. Kovalam in Kerala and Goa offer sailing adventures throughout the year.

  Boat sailing, in Mumbai

The western state of Maharashtra extends along the coastal line of the Arabian Sea, with the districts of Mumbai, Raigarh and Ratnagiri offering easy access to the sea and ideal location for boating.

  Boat Sailing in Tamil Nadu

The state of Tamil Nadu facilitates many water sport activities at the Tarsha Sports Complex along with sailing and boating venture like - Double Tube rides, Banana Boat Rides, Speed Boat Rides, Paddle Boat Ride and Para-sailing.

  Boat Sailing in Kerala

Kerala offers some of the most awe-inspiring backwater cruise, drive past the remote villages indulging in the making of coir products or taking up a journey for fish catching. Alappuzha (Alleppey) in Kerala is famous for its backwater charms.

  Boat Sailing in Andaman / Nicobar Islands

The Andaman / Nicobar Islands have been on every sailor's wished itinerary. Boat sailing, exploring of the seashores and spear fishing are some of the other water sport options, where these islands become an outstanding opportunity.

  Boat Sailing in Lakshadweep Islands

Lakshdweep Islands have also got an edge over water sports activities. Water sport institutes with tourist huts is functional at Kadmat and Kavaratti Islands. The institute provides facilities for Scuba Diving, Sailing, Snorkeling. The southernmost isle of the Lakshadweep group, Minicoy has a grand bay that is ideal for sailing, Kalpeni Island also has seas suitable for sailing.


Let’s go fishing! Since time immemorial fishing has been one of the most beloved past time water sport of the people in India. Whether one loves to eat fishes or just for the pleasure and fun purpose, fishing is the best leisure activity one can come across. The Indian coastal areas provide high adventure for trawler fishing while the wide rivers in the hinterland sport an ample variety of fish.

Another kind of fishing related activity is Angling that has important methods of conservation. A good, healthy stock of fish is not the only product of the conservation efforts of anglers, waterside plants, insects, birds, mammals and reptiles also get benefit of eco friendly sport. Weather conditions and climatic changes always affect the breeding times of the fishes, that’s why angling seasons are timed to protect the fish while they are reproducing.

Kashmir is a fisherman’s paradise. Its spring fed rivers and high altitude lakes such as Tso Moriri abound in brown and rainbow Trout. Areas of Himachal and Garhwal region in Uttranchal too are excellent for trout fishing and the best sport season is from May to September.

  Angling & Fishing In Himachal:

The state of Himachal is the ultimate angling destination. Upstream of Rohru in the Pabbar valley region of Himachal, there are several spots that are ideal for fishing. Chirgaon has a trout hatchery, and other common trout fishing sites are- Seema, Mandil, Sandasu, Tikri and Dhamvari; situated near to Rohru. The upper regions of the Beas River in the Kullu valley, and its side streams like the Sarvari, Parbati, Sainj, Hurla and Tirthan - especially in the areas around Aut, Patlikuhl. Katrain, Raison and Largi also make excellent spots for the fishing sport.

  Angling & Fishing In Assam:

Angling is also among the favourite sport of Assam. The major fishing point in the state is River Brahmaputra, yet one can also check out Jia Bhoroli River, Kapili, Manas, and Bhalukpung too for a better game of angling.

  Angling & Fishing In Arunachal Pradesh:

The state of Arunachal Pradesh, Pasighat have a lot of places like Yingkiong, Bodak, Siom, etc., that provide good spots for Fishing and Angling. The Mahseer being a favourite among angles, getting a 20-30 kg over here is not uncommon. The colder waters of the higher reaches of Arunachal have the golden and the rainbow trout and anglers can easily enjoy the traditional but effective methods of fishing while trekking in the jungles of Arunchal.




  • 1 1/2 Cups Dried Broad Beans
  • 1 Cup Dried Borlotti Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Lentils
  • 1 Large Carrot, Chopped
  • 1 Medium, Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Head Savoy Cabbage, Shredded
  • 1 Cup Chopped Pancetta
  • 8 Oz Mushrooms, Cleaned And Sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dash Red Pepper Flakes
  • 9 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 7 Oz Small Pasta Such As Tubettini
  • 1 Cup Grated Pecorino Cheese

Method of cooking:

  • Soak the dried beans in water overnight. Drain and rinse. Cook the beans in a large pot of water until tender. Drain.
  • In a large pot, heat the oil, and cook the pancetta, onions, carrots, mushrooms, celery and garlic until vegetables are tender. Pour in the boiling water into the vegetable mixture.
  • Add the cooked beans and cabbage, and mix well. Add the seasoning and cook for about 10 minutes longer. Add the pasta and cooked until it is tender. Serve hot, offering the cheese to top.



  • 2 1/2 Qts. Water
  • Lbs. Chicken Parts
  • 1 1/2 C. Sliced Celery
  • 1 1/2 C. Sliced Carrots
  • 1/2 C. Chopped Onion
  • 2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 Tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Lb. Mushrooms
  • 3/4 C. Uncooked Barley

Method of cooking:

  • Place water, chicken, celery, carrot, onion, salt, thyme, bay leaf and pepper in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, rinse, pat dry and slice mushrooms (should make about 5 1/2 cups); set aside.
  • Strain chicken and vegetables, reserving broth. Remove chicken meat from the bones; cut the chicken into cubes.



  • 1/2 Cup Paneer, Cut Into 12 Mm. 1/2 inch Cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Baby Corn, Cut Into 25 Mm. 1 inch Pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Green Or Red Capsicum, Cut Into 12 Mm., 1/2 inch Cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
To be mixed into a marinade

  • 2 Teaspoons Curry Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
For the peanut sauce

  • 2 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Soya Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • Salt To Taste

Method to make Peanut Sauce:

Combine all the ingredients in a pan with ½ cup of water. Mix well. Bring the sauce to a boil. Remove and keep aside.

How to proceed

  • In a large bowl, combine the paneer, baby corn, capsicum and the prepared marinade and toss well.
  • Arrange a piece of paneer, capsicum and baby corn on a toothpick. Repeat for the remaining vegetables to make approximately 15 sticks.
  • Heat the oil on a tava, griddle and sauté the satay sticks on all sides till the vegetables brown lightly, approximately 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Server Hot with Peanut Butter



  • 8 Chicken Wings
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves-Cut Into Slivers
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Lemon Wedges


  • Make small but sharp cuts on the skin of each chicken wing and slide a sliver of garlic into it. Brush the wings generously with olive oil. In a large bowl, stir the paprika, chilli powder and the oregano and season with plenty of salt and pepper. Add the chicken wings and toss it together until lightly coated in the mixture.
  • Cook the chicken wings on a medium grill for about 15 minutes until they are cooked through, with a slightly blackened yet crispy skin.

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The T.sonic 610 not only looks good, but it also sounds great, as you'll soon discover for yourself using the high-quality earphones that are provided with the unit. The T.sonic 610 also comes with a huge amount of extra features as standard. Using the AB repeat function, allows you to continuously replay a designated section of a track; this is a handy feature and can be used as a language-learning tool by replaying sections of a voice recording to help you learn new phrases. In addition, you can record memos to yourself or from others using the digital recorder. With an FM radio built-in (ability to preset 20 channels), you can always listen to your favorite radio station. This, the latest in the T.sonic MP3 player range is a definite must-have to fulfill your digital lifestyle.

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Chevrolet is not new to India – tracing Chevrolet in our sub continent

Maharajas, freedom fighters and the common man – the Chevrolet has ferried them all. The bowtie has been an integral part of India’s automotive landscape from the early twenties till today.

Chevrolet came to India in 1928. An office was set up in Bombay with an assembly plant constructed in Sewree. General Motors (GM), Chevrolet’s parent company, was the first automobile company to open an assembly plant in India.

Chevrolet Launches - AVEO 1.6 LT LIMITED


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Max. Power (PS)Tested at NABL accredited laboratory


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Valves and Camshaft Type


Fuel Injection System

Sequential Fuel Injection with 32-bit ECM




Ventilated Disc


Self Adjusting Drum




McPherson Struts


Torsion Beam

Front Shock Absorbers

Gas Filled

Rear Shock Absorbers

Gas Filled


 Wheels and Tyres


185/60 R14


14" AlloyOptional



Chrome Radiator Grill


Full Wheel Covers


Trunklid Handle


Grip type Outside Door Handles



Body color

Tinted Glasses


B Pillar Styling Strip


Rear Spoiler with CHMSL




2 Tone Beige Interiors


Parking Brake Button


Full fabric seats


Deluxe Seat Fabric


Inside Door Handles


Soft Feel Finish on Door trim and IP


Wood finish on IP and doors


Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel


Leather Wrapped Gear Knob



 Audio System


Printed on rear windshield


2 DIN Radio MP3




 Comfort and Convenience

Power Steering


Power Windows


Cup Holder


Cigar Lighter


Integrated Headrests on Rear Seat


Engine Check Lamp


Low Fuel Warning Lamp


Rear Defogger with Timer


Battery Saver


AC and Heater


Tiltable Steering Column


Front seat side pocket


Remote Boot Release


Sunglass Holder


Seat Back Shopping Hook


Driver Seat Height Adjust


Internally Adjustable OSRVMs


Heated OSRVM


Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts



 Safety and Security

Central Locking


Front Fog Lamps


Headlamp/Seatbelt/Key Inside Reminder


Car Alarm and Remote Keyless Entry


Dual Air bags with seatbelt pretensioners




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As the monsoons come down on us in all their fury, our cars suffer the brunt of potholes on roads, dirt, grime, and slippery roads. Car care during monsoons is crucial for the better running of your car.


Fine parts of dust get entrenched in the tyres, causing them to skid. For, if the tyres have waned above a particular point, they may wobble. And in tough weather conditions, sturdy tyres would be quite useful.


The wiper blades are better new. Give your vehicle a coat of the anti-rust paint. Instead of ordinary water for your windshield wiper, try using some solution like soap solution for better visibility.


This is the most crucial part of a vehicle. The brakes' calipers must be regularly cleaned and replaced. Most of the times, old, rusty brakes, fail to work as smoothly as they are required to, causing mishaps.

So, this monsoon, make sure your car still looks new, and works better. And off to those long drives then


DIARRHOEA Home Remedies


Buttermilk is one of the most effective home remedies in the treatment of diarrhea. Buttermilk is the residual milk left after the fat has been removed from curd by churning. It helps overcome harmful intestinal flora. The acid in the buttermilk also fights germs and bacteria. Buttermilk may be taken with a pinch of salt three or four times a day for controlling dairrhoea.

Carrot Soup:

Carrot soup is another effective home remedy for diarrhea. It supplies water to combat dehydration; replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, and magnesium; supplies pectin; and coats the intestine to allay inflammation. It also checks the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria and prevents vomiting. Half a kilogram of carrots may be cooked in 150 ml of water until they become soft. The pulp should be strained and enough boiled water added to it to make a litre. Three-quarters of a tablespoon of salt may be added. This soup should be given in small amounts to the patient every half an hour.


Fenugreek leaves are useful in diarrhea. One teaspoon of seeds which have been boiled and fried in butter should be taken with a cup of buttermilk twice daily. The seeds are also beneficial in the treatment of this disease.


In case of diarrhea caused by indigestion, dry or fresh ginger is very useful. A piece of dry ginger should be powdered along with a crystal of rock salt, and quarter of a teaspoon of this powder should be taken with a small piece of jaggery. It will bring quick relief as ginger, being carminative, aids digestion by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract.


Mint juice is also beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea. One teaspoon of fresh mint juice, mixed with a teaspoon each of lime juice and honey, can be given thrice daily with excellent results in the treatment of this disease.

Bottle Gourd:

The juice of bottle gourd is a valuable medicine for excessive thirst due to severe diarrhea. A glass of plain juice with a pinch of salt should be taken every day in treating this condition.

Drumstick Leaves:

The juice of fresh leaves of drumstick is also valuable in treating diarrhea. A teaspoon of this juice, mixed with a teaspoon of honey and a glass of tender coconut water, can be given two to three times as a herbal medicine in the treatment of diarrhea.


The pomegranate has proved beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea on account of its astringent properties. It the patient develops weakness due to profuse and continuous purging, he should repeatedly be given about 50ml of pomegranate juice to drink. This will control the diarrhea.

Mango Seeds:

Mango seeds are valuable in diarrhea. The seeds should be collected during the mango season, dried in the shade and powdered, and kept stored for use a medicine when required. A dose of about one and a half to two grams with or without honey, should be administered twice daily.

Sesame Seeds:

Sesame seeds are helpful in the treatment of this condition. Two tablespoons of the seeds should be lightly roasted in a frying pan. They should then be ground into a fine powder and mixed with one tablespoon of cow’s ghee. The mass should be divided into three parts and each part should be taken with half a cup of boiled goat’s milk thrice daily for six days by the patients. It acts as an excellent medicine in this condition.


Turmeric has proved to be another valuable home remedy for diarrhea. It is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It is also a gastric stimulant and tonic. One teaspoon of fresh turmeric rhizome juice or one teaspoon of dry rhizome powder may be taken in one cup of buttermilk or plain water.


Rice is useful in treating diarrhea in children. A teaspoon of powder of charred parboiled rice, mixed with a glass of buttermilk, should be given in doses of thirty grams every half an hour. This will bring excellent results.


A ‘Smart’ Approach

Everyone wants to be smart and trendy, in with the times. That’s the primary reason why the Smart Care Centre in operation at Indore was a big hit ! This motivated Indore Territory to start a similar facility in Ujjain, to take care of the transport hubs in Mahidpur, Ratlam, Neemuch etc. On 25th May 2006, Mr. Tapan Datta, DGM Retail (West) inaugurated the Ujjain centre amidst a large gathering of transporters. The function was followed by an interactive Ask Us session, in which the queries of the transporters were answered to their satisfaction.

Apart from strengthening our Smart Card network, the centre would give a big boost to our HSD sales, as an executive would be stationed there to resolve transporters’ problems and also undertake marketing. The gathering was informed about the availability of the Smart Care Assistant from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the centre to provide information on petromiles achieved, rewards entitlement against petromiles, schemes and value of petromiles, CMS balance, enroute retail outlets etc. Besides, he would also assist them in filling reward redemption forms and in following up for rewards, send monthly statements through e-mail, educate customers on web access/SMS facilities, assist in hotlisting of lost card etc.


Refinery LOBS Project Inaugurated by Petroleum Minister

It was a defining moment for the Refinery when Shri Murli Deora, Hon’ble Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas inaugurated the prestigious LOBS project on 27th May 2006. He was accompanied by the Hon’ble Members of Parliament Shri Gurudas Kamat, Shri Eknath Gaikwad, Shri Mohan Rawale, Hon’ble Minister of State for De-addiction Activities & Social Justice, Shri Chandrakant Handore and Hon’ble MLA Shri Yusuf Abrahani. Shri Ashok Sinha, our C&MD, Shri S A Narayan, Director (HR), Shri S. Radhakrishnan, Director (Marketing), Shri R. K. Singh, Director (Refineries), Shri S. K. Joshi, Director (Finance) and other senior executives graced the occasion.

Set up for the production of superior quality Group II Lube Oil Base Stock, with a capacity of 180 TMT, this plant will meet our requirement for the production of lubricating oils and domestic market.