Leap of faith From seminary to trade union movement

first_img COMMENT The passing away of a quintessential rebel SHARE COMMENTS death politics PM Modi condoles Fernandes demise George Fernandes, former defence minister (file photo) Former Defence Minister George Fernandes studied at a Christian seminary to become a priest but went on to become a trade union leader whose word was gospel for lakhs of workers, said 89-year-old banker Ranjit Bhanu.Bhanu is the Chairman of the New India Co-Operative Bank Ltd, which was co-founded by Fernandes in 1968. Till the end of March, 2018, the bank had deposits of ₹2,547 crore and advances of ₹1,168 crore.Bhanu, who is also a criminal lawyer and a trade unionist, recounting the veteran leader’s qualities said ‘simplicity thy name is George’. India has lost a unique leader, he cannot be compared with others. He started his career as a trade union leader but he rose to prominence when he defeated senior Congress leader S K Patil in Parliamentary elections of 1967. Patil was known as the uncrowned king of Mumbai due to his grip over the city, he said. Welfare of workersBhanu added that in 1967, Fernandes was invited to visit West Germany where he was inspired by the model of the German Labour Bank, which was a bridge between workers and businessmen. It lead to the formation of the Bombay Labour Co operative Bank Ltd in 1968, which today has metomorphosed into the New India Co-Operative Bank and continues to work for the welfare of the worker and the businessman.A friend of Fernandes and political analyst, Nagesh Kesari said that the former Defence Minister was not only a good orator but a principled leader, who had great ability to rally the workers for a cause. He could engage across the political spectrum but never deviated from his principles.General Secretary of the Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (HMKP), Subash Malgi, who has been his associate for the last 55 years said that while participating in the Indian railway strike in 1974, Fernandes was in a dilemma while standing for the presidentship of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF), which was the largest rail union in the country.Leadership of the AIRF was pivotal for a successful strike but for that to happen, Fernandes, who also the Chairman of the Socialist Party had to fight his own comrade and party’s General Secretary, Peter Alvares. Fernandes was hesitant but when he realised that the rail workers’ solidarity was at stake, he filed the nomination papers.center_img January 29, 2019 Engine that powered Konkan Railway SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on George Fernandes passes away after prolonged illness RELATED peoplelast_img read more

A truly Malaysian Swiss roll

first_img Eat And Drink 08 Jul 2019 Five highlights of hotel’s food promotion – Eat & Drink Corporate News 10 Jul 2019 China’s egg prices surge as swine fever boosts demand for chickens I had to retrieve her old textbooks in order to find this recipe.Without any oil or baking powder in the batter, the cake’s light and fluffy texture is achieved by whisking air into the eggs. It is important to whisk until the eggs turn almost completely white. THE bahulu gulung, also known as kaya Swiss roll or Hainanese kaya roll, is usually available at old kopitiam eateries, alongside the butter cake, kaya puff and other Hainanese confectionery.A good kaya Swiss roll is a rare find these days as many old-timers have passed away and the tradition of making this sweet treat is not carried on by the next generation. Central Region , Retro recipe Tags / Keywords: Whisk eggs with castor sugar until white and fluffy.  This is where a stand mixer comes in handy. While it usually takes about 15 minutes with an electric hand mixer, or about half an hour by hand, it is just five minutes with a stand mixer. Ingredients for the kaya Swiss roll include castor sugar, large eggs, all-purpose flour, vanilla, icing sugar and kaya. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star Unroll the cake and spread kaya all over it.center_img When the cake is done, it needs to be turned out onto dusted parchment paper and rolled while still hot. This extra step creates creases in the sheet cake so it won’t crack as it cools down. After the cake is filled, roll it into a tight coil and wrap in parchment to cool completely.Kaya Swiss Roll (Bahulu Gulung)Ingredients:3 large eggs85g castor sugar85g all-purpose flour1 tsp vanilla1 tsp warm water1 tbs icing sugar1 tbs cooking oil125g kayaMethod:1. Preheat oven to 225°C.2. Line 25x38cm (10x15inch) baking tray with parchment paper and grease with 1 tablespoon cooking oil.3. Whisk eggs with castor sugar until white and fluffy, about 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 15 minutes with a hand mixer.4. Sift flour and gently fold into egg batter in small batches. Add warm water in the last batch and fold in until well incorporated.5. Pour batter into a baking tray and spread out evenly into the corners, levelling the top.6. Bake in centre rack of the oven for 8 minutes until top is lightly golden.7. While the cake is baking, place parchment paper on a damp towel and dust with icing sugar.8. When the cake is ready, remove from oven and turn over onto the dusted parchment.9. Peel off bottom parchment and trim away any jagged edges if necessary.10. While the cake is still hot, pre- roll cake to prevent cracks.11. Unroll the cake and spread kaya all over it.12. With the help of the parchment paper, roll cake again into a tight coil. Keep cake wrapped in parchment to cool.13. Cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) slices and serve. While the Swiss roll from other regions may be filled with fruit, jam, whipped cream and/or buttercream, the bahulu gulung is truly Malaysian because it is filled with kaya. Make sure you use the freshest kaya you can get for best results, or better still, make your own.Bahulu gulung was the first cake that my sister baked when she studied home science in secondary school. Related News Tempeh Recipes 19h ago Recipes For Simple Sardines And Exotic Tempeh For best results, use the freshest kaya you can get, or make your own. Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.thestar.com.my/metro/eat-and-drink/2019/07/13/a-truly-malaysian-swiss-roll/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:5501:55  {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related Newslast_img read more

Kamal Nath govt would even transfer land sky BJP on transfer of

first_img Next Kamal Nath govt would even transfer land & sky: BJP on transfer of police dogs, handlers in MPThe Congress government’s latest move of transferring the dog-squad has drawn scathing criticism from BJP which is using the opportunity to attack the Kamal Nath government in Madhy Pradesh.advertisement Asian News International BhopalJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 12:22 IST Three sniffers, one each from Chhindwara, Satna and Betul have been shifted to CM Kamal Nath’s house in Bhopal. (File photo: PTI)In a move that has invoked sharp criticism from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, the Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has issued an order transferring 46 police dog handlers across the state along with their canines.According to the order, handlers of tracker, sniffer and narco dogs from 23 Battalion Dog Squad have been given new postings in different districts of the state and have been ordered to rejoin immediately along with their dogs.In the latest postings, three sniffers, one each from Chhindwara, Satna and Betul have been shifted to Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s house in Bhopal.The latest step of transferring the dog-squad has drawn scathing criticism from rival BJP which is using the opportunity to attack the government.Taking a dig at the MP government, the BJP’s state vice president Vijesh Lunawat tweeted, “The Great Kamal Nath government did not spare even dogs from the transfer business. Dog squad transferred in Madhya Pradesh.”BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma invoked the issue of transfer of dogs to allege that the Congress government would even sell land and sky if they could.”Congress government should have at least left the dogs. The police department has transferred dogs en masse. If it was possible for Kamal Nath government and someone was ready to pay the price, they would even transfer land and sky,” Sharma said in a tweet in Hindi.On Friday, the BJP cornered the Madhya Pradesh government for erroneously issuing transfer order of a ‘Sarpanch’ instead of Panchayat Secretary.Referring to a July 5 order of Rewa District Panchayat, Devtalab MLA Girish Gautam said that instead of transferring Rewa district panchayat Shivpura’s in-charge Vibha Dwivedi, Sarpanch Bihari Lal Patel was transferred.”The minister has become so busy that he has transferred a Sarpanch instead of Panchayat Secretary,” he said.It may be noted that a Sarpanch is elected by people and is not entitled to be transferred by the state government.The BJP has in the past alleged that a “transfer racket” was flourishing in the government under Chief Minister Kamal Nath.”A transfer racket is flourishing in the Congress government under Kamal Nath and officials are at the centre of it. They are engaged in seat sale. Officials bid for seats. Congress is not running a government but a ‘hawala udyog’,” the BJP MLA from Narela Vishwas Sarang had alleged in June this year.READ | Mumbai Police officer saves dog from drowning during floods. Big salute, says InternetALSO READ | In one tweet, Rahul Gandhi mocks Indian Army, Yoga Day, dogsALSO WATCH | Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah slam Rahul Gandhi for mocking Yoga DayFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Dog SquadFollow Madhya Pradeshlast_img read more