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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Carpe Diem # 549 Dream.

        Khalil Gibran had for sure dreams too, did he fullfill his dreams ... I don't know, but I think he did. In his "Sand and Foam" we can read several 'verses' about dreams and I love to share a few of them here for your inspiration.

[...] "How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth?" [...]

[...] "The flowers of spring are winter’s dreams related at the breakfast table of the angels". [...]

[...] "I would not be the least among men with dreams and the desire to fulfill them, rather than the greatest with no dreams and no desires".[...]Quoted from original.

These Haiku  take you to the other world, all full of colorful  and scented flowers. Here is my small effort.                                                    

                                                             Vast green land,lillies
                                                       soft  perfumed, blooming in clusters
                                                                soothing in my dream.

                                                               Red are cherries' clusters
                                                    With bright splendour in moon lit night
                                                            ah! it was a dream.

Written in response to Carpe Diem prompt no. # 549   Dream.

12 ways to be relaxed and peaceful.

1. Don't worry .Worrying is the least productive of all our thoughts.
2.Don't let fears preoccupy your thoughts.Fears will make you restless.
3. Don't hold grudges against anyone. They will not lead you anywhere.
4.Take on one problem at one time. You will mess up tackling all at one time.
5. Don't take your problems to bed with you. They are unhealthy companions for good sleep.

6.Don't take on your head to solve others' problems.They can manage their own affairs.

7.Don't live in the past. It is gone and will never come back. Be happy in the present.

8.Be a good listener. Only by listening to others, you can take the correct route.

9.Do not indulge in self pity. This is the most regressive step, which will lead you no where.

10.Don't compare yourself with others. Every  one has their own convictions and ideas.

11.Always have a positive approach. Have strength and determination.Grumbling will not take you anywhere.

12. Count your blessings. Don't forget even the small ones; all add up to large ones.


Written for Write Tribe Pro Blogger week 4 day 30.


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Haiku Shukaan # 20 Tears


                                                                    Image result for free images of crying baby
                                                                           Baby's teary eyes
                                                                melt, thumping heart
                                                                          cry not  sweetie.
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                                                                         Shed no tear,
                                                                    it  is a precious  pearl .
                                                                           A God's gift.!
                                                               Image result for images of tears
                                                                         A treasured tear
                                                               God's precious gift  to mankind.
                                                                       Why waste them!!                                                          
                                                               Image result for images of rain                                   
                                                                       Tears  from Heaven
                                                               bring  joy, happiness, pleasure,
                                                                        to thirsty earth.

Written for Carpe Diem  Prompt # Tears
Pic courtesy google



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Friday, 29 August 2014

12 truths of life

                                                              12 truths of life

                                        1st truth
           No body is real in the world except mother.

                                       2nd truth
                     A poor person has no friends.

                                       3rd truth
                     People do not like good thoughts.
                              They like good looks.

                                     4th truth
                      People respect the money.
                                Not the person....

                                      5th truth
                       The person you love the most
                             Will hurt you the most.

                                      6th truth
                             The truth is simple, but
                    the moment YOU try to explain it...
                            It becomes difficult.

                                    7th truth
          When you are happy, you enjoy the music.
        When you are sad, you understand the lyrics.

                                     8th truth
                   Two things define you in life
                             Your Patience
                    ' When you have nothing'
                              Your Attitude
                    'When you have everything'.

                                  9th Truth
                Whatever we hear is an opinion
                              Not a  Fact.
                Whatever we see is  a perspective.

                                 10th truth
                Anyone who does'nt take
                        In small matters,
        Cannot be trusted  in large ones either. 

                               11th Truth
       Men occasionally stumble upon the 
      But most of them pick themselves up
                As if nothing has happened.

                             12th Truth
         Never forget what people tell you when 
                        They are angry 
        That's when the Truth comes out.

     Written for Write Tribe Pro Blogger week 4 day28
      Quotes taken from google.         







Thursday, 28 August 2014

Why did he fail?

 Mohan appeared for the 10th class board  exam. He was very happy that he did all his papers very well. When the result  came, he  had failed. He insisted that there was some error and the Social Studies paper should be got  rechecked. An application for rechecking was submitted. His answers in the examination paper are given below. You decide whether the paper was correctly marked.
 Q1.In which battle did Tipu Sultan die?
Ans. In the last battle.
Q2.Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Ans.  At the bottom of the page.
Q3.What is the main  reason  for divorce?
Ans.  Marriage
Q4.In which State does the Ganges river flow?
Ans. In a  liquid State.
Q5. When was Mahatma Gandhi born?
Ans. On his birthday.
Q6. Where does the Rashtrapati stay?
Ans In his house.
 His father  could  not read  more. He  told his son  sarcastically, "You have made me proud." The son answered,"After all I  belong to your blood".

Written for Write Tribe Pro Blogger  week 4  Day 27.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Punjabi food for my Malyali husband.

After reading Nabanita's interesting post, how she cooked Bengali food for her U.P.ite hubby, I got an inspiration to cook Punjabi food for my Keralite husband. Before I start I must state that he used  to  love Kerala food  so much that he hardly liked something else. This was the situation fifty five years ago, when we got married.Now he relishes Punjabi cuisine. Of course many times he becomes nostalgic and craves for Kerala food, which my Malyali daughter in law makes with great finesse. 
  I will write a recipe for  Cholle Bhature, which is his most favorite dish.
Cholle(White Chana)
1 Cholle  big ones     1 cup
2.Cooking soda    1/4th tea spoon
3. Black masalas  (black pepper, amchur, coriander powder, garam masala)
                               all combined 1 table spoon.
4. Tea leaves  tied in  clean hanky    1 table spoon                              
5.Salt  to taste.
6. Tomato    1.
7.Onion      1
8 Cooking oil   3to 4 table spoons
9.Coriander leaves  1/2 sprig finely cut.

This is a time saving recipe, made in a very simple method, and awesome to taste)

1. I don't soak cholle in water at night. 
Wash the cholle very well. Put them in an air tight
casserole. Boil 3 cups of water and add to the cholle. Add baking soda and tightly close the casserole. The cholle will be very well soaked and ready for cooking, within an hour.
2.Add the cholle in a pressure cooker, add the tied tea leaves, all the masalas, ginger and salt. Boil for about 10 minutes on slow heat.
3. Remove from the heat and lightly mash the cholle. They should neither be too watery nor too dry.
4 Keep on medium gas and slowly add the oil.  Mix lightly.
5. Remove and put them in a serving dish. Add roundly cut tomato, onion, green chillies and coriander  leaves and serve. 

Bhature  Ingredients
1. Maida  3 cups
2. Baking powder  i/4 teaspoon
3. Soda          1 pinch
4 Potatoes     3 small
5.Oil for deep frying
6.Salt  1 pinch
7 Curds    3 table spoons.
 Mix the maida, soda and baking powder very well.
Boil the potatoes and mash them in the maida . Add the curd and salt.Add 1 spoon of oil and mix like bread crumbs.
Now add water slowly and make a firm dough. Keep the dough covered with a cloth for about an hour. Keep oil for heating.
Make a  roll, slightly bigger than a  chappati and fry  in medium hot oil on both sides like a puri.

Written for Write Tribe Pro Bloggers Week 4  day 26
Pic courtesy google