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the wait

waiting for the phone to ring...
waiting for a new mail in my inbox
waiting for a new comment on my FB pics....

the wait seems interminable...
each sec seems like ages...
when will i c the name flashing on my phone that i long to see...
when will the i hear the voice i need to hear...

these are lives complexities...
that even in this super connected world...
there are times u long for someone to near...
they make you even more lonely..
as u know they are a phone call away...
but you are not sure if indeed they are a phone call away...

these mental distances may break us...
wen you see them everywhere in the virtual world
but still are unable to reach the person u long to reach...

man has conquered physical distances...
he has made the smaller place...where every corner of the world can be reached..
when will man conquer the mind...
when will man be able to abolish the deep chasms that develop..
wish there was a technology that would fill in the chasms or direct us towards a easier sol…

panang curry

after repeated success of my green curry, i was motivated to try something new...n of course panang curry is the curry i love to order wen in restaurants so i was like....lemme give it a shot.....i did substitute some ingredients with what was available in my kitchen...but the results were fabulous...so here I proudly present to u "PANANG CURRY"..

ingredients: (for the paste)

3 red chillies (fresh or dry)1 medium sized onion1tbsp ginger1 tbsp garlic1 tbsp fresh cilantro (coriander)1/4 cup  roasted peanuts1 tsp lemon juice1tsp coriander-cumin powder1 tsp black pepperred chilly powder (if u like it more spicy or if u dont have red chillies)salt to tastepinch of sugar and pinch of black rock salt ie sanchal (instead of soysauce which is a substitute for shrimp paste )
mix all the ingredients in a chopper to make a thick paste....

for curry:

1/2 chopped onionchopped mushrooms (optional)mix vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, french beans etc)tofu2 (500 ml) can coconut milk1…

dear ravi

You are not the air that I breathe,
you are the sweet scent that drifts upon it

You are not the sounds that I hear,
you are the music of my life

You are not the food that I need,
you are the nourishment of my soul

You are not my will to survive,
you are my reason for living

It is with you that I experience
the wonders of the world

It is with you that I triumph
over the challenges in my path

It is your partnership that will lead me
to the fulfillment of my dreams

It is your friendship that guides me
as I grow and learn

It is your patience and wisdom
that calms my restless nature

It is through you that I know my true self

I do not take you for granted,
I cherish you

I do not need you
I choose you

I choose you today in witness
of all the people who love us

I choose you tomorrow
in the privacy of our hearts

I choose you in strength and weakness

I choose you in health and sickness

I choose you in joy and sorrow

I will choose you, over all others, every day
for all the days of my life


- Rebecca W.


i know this post is coupl…

my 60 hour long bday begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well well well...what can i say..this is true...my bday has begun in India 7th oct midnight!! got phone call from my better half and his friends who were together celebrating anshu's bday....so the wishes have started...
I am officially celebrating my bday till 8th oct midnight in LA!!!!!!!! feel like on top of the world right now....totally lucky...of course there are always BUTs N IFs and this birthday is no different...missing mom dad mitu ravi and all my wonderful friends....but there us always a silver lining too...m happy m with rushika :) gonna make most of it...
n again there is a BUT...have a complex submission tomo...so m busy trying to study, thinking a topic for my thesis (depending on which is gonna be the literature search which is due tomo) and put a rein on my mind not imagining all sorts of things i should be doing or would have done if I was in india or if I didnt have this submission to be completed....also there is a midterm exam to be completed...but thats due…

india trip

The trip to india has been most eventful till now….i have not been able to post more on my blog coz I have been busy meeting relatives friends, shopping, doing some or the other wedding related work, working in the clinic… its been fun so far…just now the fun is reducing as ravi’s return date is getting delayed….n now somehow after all these months, m falling short of patience….the wait is tougher than I anticipated…n I m somehow finding it irritating that almost anyone I meet has met ravi…be it some far off cousin, or family friends even our bai…n they all say such wonderful things to say..n kind of sympathize with me that I have not met him that it gets irritating….. Shopping was fun in amdavad…especially coz rushika was there too…that made wedding shopping easier n more fun…almost done with most shopping….spending time with mom…meeting masi n noella…n meeting most of ravi’s relatives n friends….it was a fun filled hectic ten days, with lots of wonderful moments to cherish n remember…

memories

memories are wonderful...in a moment they transport us back in time, and have the ability to turn the worst day into a bearable one, making us smile when nothing seems to be going our way....n the best thing is one thing leads to other...n one memory to other.....something about the present links to the past and reminds us of the beautiful days spent with our family and friends :)

pav bhaji: one of my favourite dishes...and each time i eat it, it reminds me of my dad's hand made pav bhaji and pav bhaji from vaishali in jam nagar, with amazing chutney...just loved it..enjoyed it with ronak didi n namrata...

with ronakdidi and namrata  : reminds me of the amazing time we spent on the two wheeler....eating all junk food...masala soda, chocolate milkshake and sandwich....searching for egg (coz not all shops sold eggs) to make bhurji for dinner....amazing time i had only thanks two these two wonderful friends :)

movies: reminds me of all the fun time i had in pune n pimpri n jamnagar w…

vegetable thai red curry

after successfully making thai green curry, I decided to try my hand at thai red curry.....n well once again, it was a really simple dish..made with ingredients present in our homes on a daily basis, n it turned out quite tasty...m just proud of myself :)
it is quite similar to thai green curry with the some changes in the making of the curry paste...

for making the red curry paste u need:
1 medium sized onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp hot chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tomato
250 ml coconut milk
1 tbsp dania jeera powder (ground coriander and cumin seeds)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

method
mix all the ingredients in the food processor.

for the curry (serves 6)
1 medium chopped onion
mushrooms
tofu
red bell pepper
mixed vegetables
750 ml coconut milk
oil to cook
salt to taste.

method:
saute onions mushrooms and red bell pepper in oil, add salt to taste...
once tender, add the curry …

Is this my life???

life's totally topsy turvy...
soon m gonna be someone's wife...
i cant believe
that is this is actually my life

a week before...
life was different..
just had to study n work...
n wish for somebody near...

now actually someones around
and i cant stop smiling...
unexpected stuff happens
heard all the time...

this is the first time
unexpected happiness falls my way...
now i believe in serendipity!!!!
believe that there is a rainbow....
and a pot of gold at the end of it too....

i believe as in movies....
its not the end until its happy :)
feel like i m hallucinating
or m dreaming..
my feet dont touch the ground...
m floating in my own world...
totally carefree...totally unconcerned

all i had wished for..
is suddenly coming true...
years of patience now bearing fruit...
could not have expected for anything better..
and m glad someone up there thinks i do deserve this

my life was never this joyous or this happy...
and i keep wondering..
is this actually my life...
every day is a b…

childhood friends

As childhood friends we grew up together,
Swearing to be friends forever and ever.
Sometimes we would argue and fight,
other times we would laugh and stay up all night.

we went from playing with games and toys,
to talking and dreaming about different boys.
my thoughts and feelings to you i would confide,
never having anything to hide

friends we do remain,
things changing and things staying the same.
to each other we still listen and share,
about each other, we will always care.
            - mindy carpenter

this is dedicated to all my friends :)
m sorry i didnt have pics of all of u..else i wud have put all of the pics on the collage
love u all..each one of u has made a difference to my life in ur own sweet way...and has a special place in my heart which is specially reserved for u...now n always..

song of the day : I ll be there for you...Friends title track... NJOY!!

hope..

HOPE- a very strong four letter word...keeps us going even under the worst circumstances....the only thing we have when nothing goes right.... this word gives us the strength to keep moving on, courage to fight for ourselves when we dotn even know who are we fighting against, Hope makes a army of 300 fight against 30,000....hoping that storm destroyed half the enemies fleet....when our loved ones are away, we can do nothing but hope they are alright....when our exam doesnt go well....we just hope all our guesses are correct....how many times a day do we hope.....is there even a second when we leave it....got late for a bus, hope its 5 min late too!
          going out to shop, hope it does not rain.....getting married, hope all works well....recently broke up, hope that we can move on.......           What happens when this word gives way......too much on stake on this mere four lettered word....sometimes its just not strong enough to shoulder the responsibility.......is there an altern…

thai vegetable green curry

Since the day toby got rushika and me the thai green curry last week, I wanted to make some....well the lack of time proved to the biggest hurdle till now....today i was at home, and decided to make it...when i did not find the thai curry paste at the grocery store, i was dejected but then i thought, lemme check how exactly do they make the paste and how easy or difficult it is to find the necessary ingredients for it.....and as it turned out...its very easy to make the thai curry paste...all the ingredients are present in our homes almost 365 days a yr....no special, typical ingredient is needed!!!!!!!!!!!!
so here is the simple and yummy (my roommates n friends were the judges)

the vegetable thai green curry:
the thai green curry paste:
2 green chillies.1 tbsp ginger paste.1 tbsp garlic paste3/4 cup finely chopped onion1 1/2 cup chopped coriander2 tbsp coconut milk1/4 tsp ground cumin (jeera)*1/2 tsp ground coriander powder (dhania)*1/2 tsp white/black pepper1/2 tsp soy sauce1 tsp s…

Religion..

this is in response to vishal's post "NO FAITH".
I dont quite agree to some points he has made in his post, n i would like to give my opinion on the topic he has written. My opinions have come around from what I have seen, and heard for better part of my life.
      One of the things he mentions is that, religion was created for power. I kind of have a different opinion of it. I believe religions were created for finding the peace of mind (i know, its ironical, that in todays times the very purpose of how the religion might have come in existence is lost, but i believe that this is the reason it came about to be). I dont know about hinduism, how it came about to be, n i believe no one does, thats why its called "sanatan dharma" meaning, it was always there, no one knows who started it. But as far as most other religions go we do know a particular who was an inspiration to it. But my question is, did Jesus say follow me, or i want to start a religion called chri…

Tribute to Masterblaster!!!!!!!

SACHIN TENDULKAR made a world record when he scored 200* at 2nd one day international against South Africa at Gwalior....it took 442 matches in 20 years of his cricketing career to reach this stage..and yet he played more like a 20 yr old than a 36 yr old....he was simply awesome....the feeling u get when u see him get the 200th run cannot be described...it has to be experienced...and all those who have not seen the game are missing something big!!
I saw the match albeit late...and still was biting my nails watching the highlights wondering when he was gonna take that 200th run.....it was a treat to watch the master batsman....maybe I am gonna overuse adjectives coz any number of adjectives will fall short of describing the man, the occasion, the moment in history of cricket!
I dont know much about the techniques in batting so I am not gonna say he batted flawlessly....or that the technique was superb...but I am going to say about the man...how he kept his calm....how he batted tirele…

Congratulations my darling sis

My todays post is dedicated to the newest Dr Fadia...yup..my little sister mithila....m just so proud of her...cant believe it...my baby sis is a doctor! been a long route no doubt...living in karad for 5 n 1/2 yrs is no mean feet...all the students of KIMS must be given additional marks just for living in that place without losing their heads...
        as i write this post, she must be standing there in auditorium full of people wearing the black robe taking the hippocrates oath....m so missing not being there, seeing her graduate....there are tears of joy welling up just imagining the situation...i dont know how i wud be reacting if i were there in person.....anu n ushma are gonna be there with mom n dad....m so jealous of both of u...but am happy she has u guys to share her happy moment with....two sisters required to compensate for the absence of one.....
       she is gonna make a perfect doctor...the way she is a perfect sister, n perfect daughter.......Way to go yet i know til…

5 point someone VS 3 idiots

lemme first say...both are gr8 works of art....in their own areas they both are great...but if i  have to pick one of the two...i will pick 5 point someone...

why i like 5 point someone over 3 idiots
  the subplots in the book are amazing...love the amazing ideas Ryan comes up with, esp the C2D (co operate to dominate)..i was in splits when i read about it....loved the neha - hari love story...the love story unfolds very well...and all the dates are sweet and funny...Ryan's idea about making lip stick holder is just so sweet !the idea that the main characters in the story are 5 point someones....thats unique..the vodka party over the water tank..prof veera with his faith in ryan's abilities..Ryan's successful experimentation with the lubricating engine oil..the manner in which Prof Cherian realizes about his son's deathlongest day of my life part one n two :) just too good....u just cant keep the book down till the endIn 3 idiots :
well the filmmakers still cant believe…

happy valentines day

on the eve of this valentines day.....just one thought crosses my mind...

बस अब बहोत हुआ... तुम जहां भी हो...जो भी हो...मेरे सामने आ जाओ.....मैं थक गयी इंतज़ार करते करते... मेरा विश्वास मेरे नसीब से उठ जाये उसके पहले आ जाओ....मेरे भरोसे को टूटने मत दो...मेरे सामने हो तोह...मुझे अपने दिल की बात कह दो...बहोत miss किया है मैंने तुम्हे......पिछले दस सालों में .....अभी तोह आ जाओ...अपना चेहरा दिखाओ मुझे बस....

song of the day: yeh duriyaan from love aaj kal


just m so tired today....was a very busy day at the restaurant...i don't know...each valentines day i feel happy despite no one being there in my life that every yr i am going closer to the one am gonna meet....but somehow this time hope eludes me...i don't know if m low or just tired...bye good night...

apology..

one of the most underestimated weapon (for the lack of a better word)...its hard to be angry on someone after hearing a heartfelt apology...and the best part is, the words are so powerful and healing that most of the bitter and harsh words are forgotten...and both the people feel better, the one who apologizes and the who is the receiver of the apology...
     i heard somewhere, a lot of law suits can be avoided by something as simple as saying "you are sorry"
it might take a toll on people's ego though...coz a lot of people believe that they never make a mistake...and apologizing also means that you admit you made a mistake...accepting their mistake is what hurts most people more than saying sorry...
    but isnt accepting mistake, saying sorry, and moving beyond a issue better and more fun that ruminating some unpleasant event in your life..and why is saying sorry more difficult to people who know you and are close to u...you dont mind saying sorry to a stranger on the…

I Wonder

I wonder..
if you think about me..what do u think
if you miss me...do u do something about it
if you wish i was there next to u, holding your hand when you are down..
if you can imagine a life without me..
if you can imagine me with someone else..
if you feel the terror that something might be going wrong somewhere and you are too far to do anything about it.
if you feel you made a mistake somewhere down the line
if you wake up in middle of night thinking about me..
if you feel like seeing me smile would erase all your worries..
if you would cross the ocean for me
if you feel you could face anything if i were by your side

I wonder, if you wonder that do I have these thoughts too..

Song of the day: you raise me up by westlife

mayonise jar and some coffee

When things in your life seemalmost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class

and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar.   He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, ef…