Thursday, November 26, 2009

26/11...didnt forget..didnt forgive

remembering the week where we sat glued to tv, watching our brave commandos policemen soldiers and fireman save people adn risk their lives....cant forget the horror and the fear...the first time when the city that never stops halted for almost a week....praying for those who lost their lives...

Friday, November 6, 2009

love is...

love is always patient and kind
it is never jealous
love is never boastful or conceited
it is not rude or selfish
it does not take offense & is not resentful
Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins
but delights in truth
it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope & to endure whatever comes....

taken from movie : a walk to remember

song of the day : the rose...perfect for the post!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

eggplant lasagna

this is recipe from one of the cookbooks given to me by karthik.......n yes he guided me thru the steps of making it over the weekend wen i was at work...so thanks to him, i made this very tasty dish i never i cud make :)...its quite simple considering the amazing taste!!!!!!! took me an hour to make...so for a novice i think it was good...n its gonna take u even less time m sure...try it...its amazing :)

ingredients :
1 medium size onion (finely chopped)
8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
1 can pasta sauce (26 ounces)
8 ounces lasagna sheets (cooked and drained)
1 small eggplant (sliced in 1/2 inch rounds)
8 ounces cheddar cheese
8 ounces monterey jack cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
 2 tablespoon olive oil (if u dont have olive oil any cooking oil will do)
salt to taste.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Method :                                                                                                                                                   cook and drain the lasagna sheets as per instructions on the packetsprinkle salt on eggplant, let it stand for 10 -15 min. rinse of excess salt & dry the slices of eggplant, apply olive oil and saute the eggplant till brown on both sides. keep it aside on plate.

take 2 tablespoon oil in pan and saute mushroom and onion till they soften. once they are soft put in can of pasta sauce ,basil and oregano and allow it to cook for ten min, keep aside.
mix both the cheese in a bowl and keep aside


          








 In a baking tray, grease the tray with butter, put a layer of 1/3 pasta sauce,1/3 lasagna noodles,1/3 eggplant,1/3 cheese, repeat the entire sequence 3 times (i made only 2 layers as the pan was too big)...bake in oven at 300 degrees for ten min...NJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


sorry folks...the formatting is bad........cant make it right :(
song of the day : crash and burn by savage garden

Thursday, October 29, 2009

diwali 09

finally my exams and assignments r over!!!!!!! n i m free to write about my unique diwali!!!
well i dont know if u guys know or not....that i have got a job for weekends at a south indian restaurant..bhimas...n my luck as it is diwali was on a saturday!!!!!!!!! so essentially what i am trying to say is i was working at bhimas on saturday...

well initially i was not at all happy.....i was like...yeh kya hai!!!!!!!! diwali ke din kaam karneka!!!!!! n i was really missing home n family....so i was feeling little bad.......but as the day progressed....it was fun...watching families come (remembered our families get together at tunga...the only difference was that this time around i was at the other side of the table...i was serving not ordering food)...big groups of people coming....so many groups of indians n non indians...it was nice to see non indians with a red teeka on the forhead...i was like it "sab mandir jaake aaye hai lagta hai :)"
to each guest we all would go n wish them......happy diwali......happy new yr....with a big smile...it was fun to be around indians...i was just exactly at the right place i think.....coz everyone who was celebrating diwali was at artesia...the mood was infectious :)

where else in long beach would i find so many indians at one place....the atmosphere was wonderful at artesia...the next day of diwali...we had a dinner of all the employees at bhimas...which was fun too...had thums up :)...we all had a good interactive session....people i work with are good :) more about it in some post!!!!!! will have to dedicate an entire post to it.....

well so coming back to diwali....at the end of the day...i was very tired...after a very hectic day we went for  geeta's bday celebration, cake was very tasty.....at pranav et al's home they had kept 27 bhog prasad....i had vada pav after a long long time....it was a fun filled day...lots of laughter....lots of interaction....good people coming....apart from missing crackers n rangoli n everyone from my big noisy family.....the weekend went quite well!!!!!!!!! had a fun filled, unique diwali :) :)

song of the day : nickelback, far away....loved the lyrics....very beautiful

Saturday, October 17, 2009

happy diwali!!!!!!!!!!! n saal mubarak :) :) :)


jus want to wish all of u a very happy diwali and a prosperous new yr!!!!!!
happy diwali to one n all......not a lot to write at the moment...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

bhalera bhinda (stuffed okra)

ingredients :
washed and dry okra, chopped into 2 big pieces and a vertical slit made (to fill the filling)










for the filling :
roasted and crushed peanuts  1 cup
chopped cilantro and crushed coconuts 1 cup
green chilly paste, garlic paste, ginger paste
red chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder,
salt to taste, lemon juice ( 2 teaspoon) , pinch of sugar.
oil (1 tablespoon for binding)
Optional : chickpea floor (besan) 2 table spoons
Oil for cooking 2 tablespoon

Method:
if u using chickpea flour then u need to roast it first and add red chilly powder, turmeric and cumin- coriander powder while it is getting roasted. once it turns dark yellow and u get the aroma of roasted flour stop it and remove it in a plate (coz other wise the flour will get burnt even if u turn off the stove coz the vessel will still be hot)

for the filling :
mix ground peanuts, ground coconut, chopped cilantro.
add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin cilantro powder, salt, lemon juice, sugar, ginger garlic n chilly paste.mix everything nicely.

now fill the stuffing in the okra.
take some oil in a pan, add hing (asofoetida one pinch) to the oil and add the stuffed okra to the oil.
stir it every five to ten min so that okra does not get stuck to the pan. add some oil if u feel the okra is too dry.

cover the pan with a lid with water so that okra gets cooked in steam if you feel its taking longer than necessary to cook. Ideally it should be ready in 20 - 25 min.


once the okra is cooked, you can add the roasted chickpea flour n stir the okra while it is getting cooked..

optional : u can add potatoes to the okra...if u do first saute the  sliced patatoes in oil (add salt chilly powder n turmeric powder to potatoes as its getting cooked)

the only reason chickpea flour is optional is it soaks up a lot of oil...so if u using it in stuffing then u ll use oil four times more than u do for the stuffing without the flour...so its a good idea to sprinkle some after the okra is cooked.
song of the day :

Thursday, October 8, 2009

from my bday in india- to my bday in california....7th oct 2009

well this yr that was a new experience....my bday celebrations began much earlier than usual n lasted much later than usual....my bday lasted for more than 24 hours...thanks to being in california!!!!!!

i received my first bday wish at 12 pm 6th oct...as it was 12 am 7th in india...n the first poeple to wish me were anu, mitu n mayur...thank u so much folks :) :) you began my bday with a bang!!!!!!!

then as the history goes i have some or the other exam on my bday...nt his one was no exception!!!!! i had a biostat quiz, so i was studing for it on the eve of my bday....
then my as the clock stuck 12...my friends from LB came to our apt with cake n gifts!!!! was a very pleasant surprise :) :) had fun with chintan sunil naimish rakesh ravi pranav darshit....n of course my dear roommates rushika teju krishma n bhoomi...
calls form india had begun from 11 30 pm only!!!!! spoke with mom dad mitu devang (he is in san diego though) ushma, aniket (he sure called dot at 12 :) perfect timing )n sunjyot.....clicked pics...ate cake!!!!!
chatted with friends almost thru the night :) :)
got up arnd 11...studied for the quiz.....went for lecture wearing my fav salwar khameez....
quiz went well (as expected....lol) splurged on snickers n mini pretzels...have been wanting to eat them since some time...n i thought wat better day than bday to buy it!!!!!!

calls kept coming thru the day...received calls from chitra mohini raja sachin bamasi ba palakididi rushi sudeep mayur sujalben....cud not take some calls as i was in lecture....sorry folks...will call u back over the weekend surely.....got some scraps on orkut...these were very special coz i had deleted my bday from orkut...n i got some very pleasant surprises...some of my old school friends actually remembered my bday!!!!!!!! got scraps from prassana himali arshad lynette pallavi shravanthi atul n jaimin...u all guys rock!!!!! u dont know how special i felt that u rememebered my bday n wished me....
also on FB friends sent wall posts....arvind adarsh shikha vikjiju sujalben ishan geeta teja payal n chintan...thanks u people too :)
got emails from aditya n macwin...n lots of sweet cards from chitra...n chits loved ur gift...its very special :)

all in all turning 26 was fun...had a very nice bday...now how i feel being 26 is another question.....lol...sure got to write an entire post abt it !!!!!!!!!!!

love this song....hopefully someday someone will play this song for me :)


Monday, September 28, 2009

dont know....

dont know why i think abt u..
dont know why u can make me smile
dont know why i feel like i feel
dont know why i remember u wen i am happy
dont know why i remember wen u sad
dont know why i wanna share everything with u
dont know why i feel i have a right on u
dont know why i see u in my dreams
dont know why the i wish the dreams i saw came true
dont know why u cant feel the same
dont know why i cant be ur stressbuster
dont know why i cant make u smile
dont know why i cant talk wit u
dont know why i worry
dont know why am afraid of u
dont know if being away is fine
dont know if not talking helps
dont know how much distance is fine
dont know if its good to be jealous
dont know if its good to express my mind
dont know if its good to care
dont know what creates the distances
dont know what erases the distance
dont know what am going to do tomorrow
dont know whats good for health
dont know what makes me ME
dont know why i am writing this!!!!!!

lol....heard the song dont know why i love u....n i thought lemme see...how many "dont knows" can i come up with....not a bad try i think :) :)

song of the day:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

vicky cristina barcelona


i saw this movie soemtime back. ideally i should be writing this post in the movie review...but i am writing this here because i have more to say abt the theme of the movie rather than the movie itself!!!!

i didnt like this movie as a movie!!!!! what i want to say it is, it was not entertaining in anyway nor we feel that the movie makes a lot of sense while watching it...and neither can we gather where is it leading to...and if u dont give the movie a second thought u ll jus forget u ever saw it....
many of u might want to watch the movie for Penelope Cruz (she got an oscar for this one)...

well as the story goes, vicki and christina are childhood friends...they are best friends and love and care for each other a lot...but besides their friendship they have nothing in common...
vicky (rebecca hall) is a grounded, practical girl who is stable, happy in the life she has chosen (meaning the job she does and with regards to the fiance (doug) she has chosen), cristina (scarlett johannson) is more of risk taker and believing in everlasting romantic love types....and she feels she has shd explore her artistic talent (she has made a 12 min movie abt love!!!!!!)

so now vicky is invited by a relative (or friend) to visit barcelona n stay with them for the summer....n she takes along cristina too...this is a good break from routine for both these girls who are looking forward to spending a quite summer....

the summer gets interesting when the girls meet juan antonio (javier bardem) who is an artist who has been in limelight in the art world for his nasty divorce with maria elena (penelope cruz) at an art gallery.It so happens that juan is in the same restaurant as vicky and cristina for dinner later in evening and he walks up to them and invites both of them for a weekend of sightseeing, wine and making love to oviedo....

cristina who is getting out of an old relationship agrees easily and overrides vicki's words of caution and pulls her along with her to oviedo....there cristina falls ill and so vicki is left to do sightseeing with juan....after an initial coldness she gets to see juan and develops liking for him...and at the end of the evening, she makes love with him and after that she feels she missed something in life till now, which she never realized and that juan is her love not her doug!!!but of course vicky being vicky that she cant leave doug and she does not even get a chance to speak anything with juan the next day as they return to barcelona....

cristina has no idea what went on between juan and vicky, and she agrees to meet juan wen he asks her out after returning to barcelona....slowly they both like each other a lot and she moves with into his house with him...she enjoys being with juan, his art circle friends and she feels she has found what she was looking for, her love, her way of expressing her artistic side, her freedom etc etc...around this time vicky remains out of touch with juan never even telling him how she feels for him until they meet accidently at library and he tells her she never sought her after returning to barcelona coz he thought she might not want him and that he was not her type of guy and coz she was engaged...and he also tells her that now after getting to knwo cristina he really likes her...so now vicky keeps her mouth shut abt her feelings...

problem brews for cristina and juan when maria elena, juan;s psychotic ex wife tries to commit suicide and juan has to get her home and take care of her as she has no one to take care of her in the world....christina is very supportive and does not mind it...slowly as she gets to know maria elena she finds out that she is in fact quite a nice person and they become good friends....and so much so that she does not mind intimacy growing between juan and maria elena as well...and as maria elena says "juan and i love each other a lot.....but there is something missing in the relationship that keeps them apart" (something to this effect) and that something is fulfilled by cristina so as long as cristina is with them they dont fight and all 3 develop a mutually satisfying relationship....

this is jus half the movie story.......and i dont wanna spoil it for u by telling the second half....well what interested me was the end!!!!!! which had a lot of ideas we cud take home with us if we thought enuf....the movie ends with vicky getting married to doug, cristina returning to usa with vicky and juan and maria elena fighting and going apart once again....basically they all return to where it began!!!!!! square one...with vicky feeling it was practical not to be too demanding of life and to accept things that naturally comes ur way.,....cristina not knowing what she exactly wanted out of life...and juan and maria elena not developing a mutually satisfying relationship....

what i take home is, if u want to make any change in ur life, you gotta be the one making it....here vicky thinks getting juan into her life is gonna change it (make it more interesting and adventurous!!!!), juan and maria think cristina can make their relationship better....and cristina thinks being with juan and in spain where she has her freedom etc etc can make her life better, where she can express herself...

but as they all find out, thats not the case...other person or situation cannot change ur life..these are all extrinsic factors...unless u take it up to urself to change ur attitude in life and towards life, things are not gonna be any different even if u r in a situation u think is best for u!!! coz in sometime the questions are going to return.....what am i doing....something is missing....why do i u feel trapped....and makes u wonder why is ur life the way it is...why cant it be other way round....and again u ll pack ur bags and look for some new adventure!!!!!!

So let us not waste time in asking these questions....let us not wait for someone else to change our life for us....introspect...let us know our own weakness...try and rectify it....let us know where we need to change our point of view...sometimes is better to accept things, and sometimes its better to fight for what we want...so let us keep our discrimination power with us...let us try to make the best of the situation we are in...dont be afraid to speak our mind, express ourselves...dont be afraid to take risk....just take our life in our hands...be in charge of the situation...and most of all keep the key of happiness in our hands!!!!!

song of the day

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

once again...its greys anatomy time :) :)

today rushika and i started watching the the greys anatomy season 1 episode 1 again......well enjoyed it even though i have seen the entire series twice already....n i owe it big time to aniket for making the cds for me....at times when the days seem long...wen i have nothing to do...and when no one is around, these cds sure get me thru :) :) :)

well well...i think i wud love to write the review for each episode...lemme start with the first one and lets see how i follow it up or not!!!!!!!!!

so now as the first episode goes...the interns get introduced to each other and dr bailey!!!!! (love her 5 rules)
meredith realizes that her one night stand derek, is actually her boss and that she is not gonna get rid of him easily....
cristina and meredith begin their acquantaince with sharing secret, bugging each other, and then sorting it out!!!! wow an awful lot to happen within first 48 hours of meeting each other.....
george has managed to rub dr burke the wrong way.....almost killed a patient and earned the title of 007 (licensed to kill) which is gonna stick to him forever now......
meredith and george have begun to face what its like to become a surgeon...saving a life...telling the family that their loved one didnt make it etc etc...
and we learn that, meredith mom the great ellis grey, has alzeimer's disease which has advanced quite a bit.....

my favourite dialogues are :
burke to george "you never promise a family member a good result, the only one who can do that is GOD and i have not seen him hold a scalpel lately".

meredith to derek "that was wonderful, you cut cadavers.....but u dont know whats its like to do such a procedure.....its such a high!!!!! i dont know why people do drugs" (these are not the exact wordings but i guess u got the meaning)

song of the day :

Monday, September 21, 2009

As I've Matured...



As I've Matured...
I've learned to not sweat the petty things, and not pet the sweaty things.



I've learned age is a very high price to pay for maturity.


I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.


I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and
all the less important ones just never go away.

And the real pains in the ass are permanent.



I've learned that we are responsible for what we do,

unless we are celebrities.




I've learned that 99% of the time when something isn't working

in your house, one of your kids did it



I've learned that there is a fine line between genius and insanity.


I've learned that artificial intelligence is no match for natural

stupidity.




I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just

jackasses.



I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.


I've learned that it is not what you wear; it is how you take it off.


I've learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you're finished.


I've learned that depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.


I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others -

they are more screwed up than you think.



I've learned that one good turn gets most of the blankets.


I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is

stalk them and hope they panic and give in...



I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.


this beautiful forward made me smile.....simple words with deep meanings...n some funny too...
loved it...its not my brain child!!!!!!!!!! dont think i cud write something so profound so simply....



Sunday, September 20, 2009

musings of a tired mind.......

sometimes i wonder why dont we fall in love with a photograph.....
photograph is so soothing to the eye....
so pleasant on the eye..
our days get brightened and clouds of despair shy away
makes us smile wen we are depressed
we can talk with it for hours and it wud jus listen,
we cud hold out our heart and it wud not reject,
jus keeps on smiling...as if it can see u too
as if it understands what we are saying

why is man so complex
turns simplest of situation into a nightmare
always runnnign after whats not to be found
and dont value what we have got,
why are we like the musk dear, running all around for the musk
not realizing that the fragrance comes from within

why dont we value what we have got,
whats the difference between the animals and us!!!!!
does elephant realize the value of ivory,
do the sheep know the value of the wool,
have the bees ever tasted honey???

we wander for love and peace and happiness....
but we fail to recognise it even when handed on the platter,
no wonder we are the smartest creatures on the planet..
we plan, plan and plan some more...
after all thats all we can ever do!!!!!!!
try and plan for an imaginary wonderful tomorrow
and hope that tomorrow comes soon enough.....

jus dont knwo what went thru me now!!!!!!!!but m feelign good after this :) :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

distant dream...

its nice to hear ur voice,
feels good to hear u laugh,
its difficult not being able to hold ur hand.....
its very difficult when i cant reach out to u...
never imagined life could be so cruel....
but if u promise u there at the end of tunnel..
i can walk thru the storm n face the thunder to come to u..
i dont mind the silence,
i dont mind the distance,
if i know at the end of the road u waiting for me.....
the road seems unsurmountable
very steep and high,
m afraid to look down,
feel dizzy of the heights,
i know u there not to catch me now, or to hold me now
but is the hope there,
that someday u ll stand by me if we make it thru...
its tough wading thru the ocean,
the tides are against us,
nothing seems right except the tiny flicker of light at the end...
i want to believe in rainbows,
and i want to find my pot of gold..
it seems like a mirage though
like a distant dream..
waiting for the sun to come up,
and waiting for the snow to melt,
so that the earth can nourish the seed,
and the help the leaves to uncurl....

came up with this poem after reading a forward!!!!!!!!
its not a peom actually, coz none of the words rhyme..LOL....
and i was never into writing poems or songs...
jus giving it a shot!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

reached USA...

its been a couple of days i have reached NY now....had nice relaxed weekend...it was good that palakdidi was home from manhattan....got to spend some good time with her....feels good meeting ba who has recovered wonderfully post angioplasty....its good to see the way she has bounced back....

mostly we are goin to visit philadelphia over the next weekend....
and flying to SF on 6th after celebrating raksha bandhan....mota mama is coming to NY with mami sachika n sashreek on 29th july...awaiting their arrival....
this trip surely is gonna be one of its kind....gonna be tying rakhi's to saahill n sashrik for the first time....n also to raja in a long long time.....

more later
ciao :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

11th july...7/11

this day comes every yr....n will keep coming every yr...we cannot erase from the calender even if we wished....i just hope not many dates join the fatal date list....it is a reminder of what happened 3 yrs back...reminder of what the world is turning into....

on this day almost 200 hundred innocent people lost their lives in 7 MUMBAI LOCAL TRAIN BOMB BLASTS...destinies of 200 families changed in a fraction of second....

let us remember the victims and their families in our prayers....

also this day is a reminder of how unpredictable life is...your loved one who goes to office or college might not turn up in the evening....let us learn to appreciate our life, our family and friends....

let us live life completely...
let us learn to set right priorities....
let us not get disappointed easily...
let us be thankful to god for giving us each new beautiful day....
let us learn to be happy...
let us smile more often and make others smile :)
lets see the silver lining...
lets see the glass half full...
let us live each day such that we wud not regret our actions....
lets learn to see all the good things happened to us and be thankful for it...
lets not lose hope in ourselves and in goodness of others...
let us celebrate life...

song of the day....I HOPE U DANCE.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Excerpt from the Speech given by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis.


Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life, where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.


One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends.Do we really need to get so worked up? It's ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices.


Start Enjoying from this moment......
good quote : Its A Beginning!
Don't be Serious, Be Sincere!

Friday, July 3, 2009

love and marriage...

A student asks a teacher, "What is love?"

The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the wheat field and choose the biggest wheat and come back.

But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."

The student went to the field, go thru first row, he saw one big wheat, but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later.

Then he saw another bigger one... But may be there is an even bigger one waiting for him.

Later, when he finished more than half of the wheat field, he start to realize that the wheat is not as big as the previous one he saw, he know he has missed the biggest one, and he regretted.

So, he ended up went back to the teacher with empty hand.

The teacher told him, "...this is love... You keep looking for a better one, but when later you realise, you have already miss the person...."


"What is marriage then?" the student asked.

The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the corn field and choose the biggest corn and come back. But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."

The student went to the corn field, this time he is careful not to repeat the previous mistake, when he reach the middle of the field, he has picked one medium corn that he feel satisfy, and come back to the teacher.

The teacher told him, "this time you bring back a corn.... You look for one that is just nice, and you have faith and believe this is the best one you get.... This is marriage."*

Thursday, May 28, 2009

think....

think, when you can think.....
don't think when you cannot think...
But don't think, that you cannot think...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Start where you stand.....

Start where you stand and never mind the past,
The past wont help you in beginning new,
If you have left it all behind at last
Why, that's enough, you're done with it, you're through;
This is another chapter inthe book,
This is another race that you have planned,
Don't give the vanished days a backward look,
Start where you stand.

The world won't care about your old defeats
If you can start anew and win success,
The future is your time, and the time is fleet
And there is much of work and strain and stress;
Forget the buried woes and dead despairs,
Here is a brand new trial right at hand,
The future is for him who does and dares,
Start where you stand.

Old failures will not halt, or old triumphs aid,
Today's the thing, tomorrow soon will be;
Get in the flight and face it unafraid,
And leave the past to ancient history;
What has been, has been; yesterday is dead
And by it you are neither blessed nor banned,
Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead,
Start where you stand..

-Berton braley

Friday, March 13, 2009

BEGIN AGAIN...

Begin again..

Begin to see yourself as you were
When you were the happiest and strongest you've ever been.
Begin to remember what worked for you
(and what worked against you),
And try to capture the magic again.

Begin to remember how natural it was when you were a child-
To live a lifetime each day.

Begin to forget the baggage you have carried with you
For years:
The problem that don't matter anymore,
The tears that cried themselves away,
And the worries that are going to wash away
On the shore of tomorrow's new beginnings.

Tomorrow tells us it will be here every new day of our lives;
And if we will be wise, We will turn away from the problems of the past
And give the future- and ourselves -a chance
To become the best of friends.
Sometimes all it takes is a wish in the heart to let yourself...
Begin again...

-Collin McCarty

song of the day: radha kaise na jale...love saroj khan's choreography and very well executed by aamir khan and gracy singh...lyrics is cute n fun..

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Units of LIFE......

these pics r taken from a calender....love each and every of those pics....
MITOCHONDRIA....powerhouse of the cell....basic unit where energy is produced
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW LIFE.....sperms around the ovum just prior to fertilization
THE NERVES EXITING FROM THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM TO INNERVATE EACH AND EVERY TISSUE...EACH AND EVERY CELL OF OUR BODY...
THE LYMPHOCYTE (white blood corpuscle)....soldier of our body....
CHOLESTROL MOLECULE....FRIEND OR FOE???
ERYTHROCYTES( red blood cells)...tirelessly supplying every cell, every tissue of our body with OXYGEN
song of the day....ironic by alanis morissette...love the lyrics....

Friday, March 6, 2009

kadhi..

this one is for u chitra....i am sorry putting up this recipe almost 2 months after you requested it...but better late than never na :)

i am putting up punjabi kadhi and not gujrati kadhi....

ingredients:
for kadhi:
  1. 1 bowl of curd
  2. 2 tablespoon besan (chick pea flour)
  3. chilly ginger paste
  4. chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste
for tadka:
  1. 1 tablespoon oil
  2. one dried whole chilly
  3. 2 or 3 cloves garlic (crushed/ finely chopped)
  4. rye (mustard seeds)
  5. jeera seeds (cumin seeds)
  6. kadhi patta (curry leaves)
  7. methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
procedure:
for kadhi
  1. add a glass of water to curd and make buttermilk.
  2. add the chick pea flour to the buttermilk along with red chilly powder, chilly ginger paste, turmeric powder and salt
  3. cook the kadhi on medium flame for ten min.
for tadka:
  1. take oil in a small vessel and heat it on medium flame.
  2. once its heated add mustard seeds, mustard seeds will begin to crackle soon if the oil is heated else it might take some time, wait till all of the crackling is over.
  3. add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, dried chilly, curry leaves, crushed garlic in quick succession.
  4. once u feel garlic has turned light brown add this entire mixture to the kadhi which is getting cooked simultaneously on the other flame.
  5. wait till it boils, then your kadhi is ready to be served.
the masala in tadka will be tasty even if a couple of ingredients r missing....i have listed every possible ingredient that can be put and which we routinely put...but if one or two of them r missing, dont worry, go ahead n make the kadhi it will turn out well :)

song of the day:
Affirmation by savage garden......this video is of lyrics n not of the song...love the song for the words....

Saturday, February 28, 2009

JAI HO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

finally m back to my blog....n now i ll be regular (hopefully)....missed u my blog...

first topic after my hibernation is of course SLUMDOG MILLIONARE....loved the movie....n loved the fact it got 8 oscars....thank u Danny Boyle...N thanks to A R RAHMAN n Resul Pookutty for putting making India proud....sorry to the other oscar winners whose videos i cud not find...congrats to the entire Slumdog Millionare team....

JAI HO.....

kids at the red carpet :)


Slumdog cast on red carpet

Resul Pookutty (Best sound Mixing)

DANNY BOYLE

A R RAHMAN...Best music

Best song..JAI HO...A R RAHMAN & GULZAR

Rahman's Oscar performance...

Best Movie..

Rahman's performance at Jay Leno'S Show

Rahman at post oscar party

Sunday, January 11, 2009

happy birthday....


Rahul Dravid wont bring a song to a spectators heart. He can even be sometimes tedious to watch. But he is the kind, whose presence every team is grateful for, in hours of crisis. The true indications of Dravid's greatness come when batting is more than driving on the up, when the ball curls in the air and fizzes off the pitch, and when survival becomes an end in itself. To India's enormous fortune, just about every time a situation has called for a batsman to stand up and be counted, Dravid has been there. Almost always.

Some are born to greatness. Rahul Dravid has acquired it. In some ways that is a greater achievement.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

new arrival...1/1/09

m very excited n happy to announce new arrival in our family.....rujudidi has given birth to a baby boy....so i am masi all over again....m very excited that its a boy...coz i feel there r too many girls in the family...his rashi is G ,S...anyone who comes up with some names pl post it in the next one week....the naming is going to be done on 6th jan....

and of course HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL.....

todays song is for the baby.....n didi....welcome to the family sweetheart...n thank u didi....