Sunday, 28 March 2021

Holika Dahan

 


Happy Holi !!!


Like last year this year also there are restrictions on the Holi celebrations due to covid.


Holika Dahan is performed to mark victory of good over evil.


It is beleived that King Hiranyakashyap asked his sister Holika for help, who had a special garment that prevented her from being harmed by fire. She sat on a bonfire with Prahlad, as the fire ignited, the garment flew from Holika and covered Prahlad. Holika was burnt to death, Prahlad came out unharmed.

Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha - half human and half lion, at dusk (when it was neither day nor night), took Hiranyakashyap at a doorstep (which was neither indoors nor outdoors), placed him on his lap (which was neither land, water nor air), and then killed the king with his lion claws (which were neither a handheld weapon nor a launched weapon).


Lets pray together that all our evils, ego and bad habits and negativity burn in this holy fire forever. We and our loved ones live a happy and prosperous life.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Ponk Wadas

Ponk wadas yes....sounds interesting.

Ponk is the fresh Jowar grains and Ponk Wadas are the wadas made with jowar grains. Its the most healthy snacks in Surat. This green tender Jowar (sorghum) grain is available only during winter season in Surat, I have been told. There are numerous stalls specially selling these Ponk wadas there. No I did not travel to Surat for this but a very dear friend of mine specially sent this from Surat to me in Delhi. My friend specially arranged this pack of Ponk (sorghum), which is generally exported. Come lets explore how it was packed as the whole process was educating, exciting and very interesting.



I received it in this cloth bag.



Inside the cloth bag the sorghum were nicely mixed and packed with good quality wheat flour in a paper bag. This keeps the grain fresh and tender.And it can last for few days.


Then I nicely sieved the sorghum and separated the atta and then washed it repeatedly with water until its clean.

After cleaning is done it can be eaten as such (the taste is good) or as bhel or as wadas. Like I made it.And trust me the taste was very special, which I have not tasted before ever. Its simply awesome and delicious. I am blessed to have such a caring friend, Thanks !!!





Sunday, 14 February 2021

Love is in the Air

 Happy Valentine Day to All


Enjoy your day with your soulmate, best friend or yourself 

(Love yourself, pamper yourself, you are worth it)

 

I believe 365 days are valentine day if you respect and care for your partner.

 What's most important is pure feelings.Love can be with anyone.

 


Dog Lover's distributed this new dog house and comfy mattress for the street dogs so that they dont shiver in the cold anymore

 
 

Comfort assured for the little one's

 

 Simba enjoying hot milk and bread in the evening

 

 

 


Saturday, 30 January 2021

The Elixir Of Life

 My 2021 started on a good note.I received this wonderful hamper from Dalmia Tea.




I love to drink tea and I don't mind a couple of cups of a good tea.It gives me inspiration and motivates me to deliver my best.

I love all these variants of tea sent but what stands out the most is their newly launched most finest collection - Darjeeling Tea bags.

The first sip of this tea reminds me of the tea gardens, the greenery and freshness , its simply amazing.

If you are a tea lover like me then its a must try once in lifetime.



Hope Dalmia Tea sends me much more such surprises.


Sunday, 3 January 2021

A Beautiful Offering In New Year

 We meet so many people in our lives.Some leave an impact and others come and go.One such lovely friend I met, not exactly met but communicated and I feel connected to her. We share same birthday date and our thoughts and feelings gel together. Anna Brijbala you are a wonderful person and a great friend. Yesterday she shared this beautiful offering for the new year - an invitation created by her daughter and son yesterday on New Year’s Day.

It reminds me of Sound of Music. Its impactful, refreshing and revitalizing. 

The bond between the brother and sister reminds me of my similar bond with my brother.

My brother is very creative and has love for animation and camera. He beleives in perfection and does not rest until he achieves the desired goal.


I wish Tara & her brother all the best.


Friday, 1 January 2021

2021

 Happy New Year

2021



I wish this year we get more reasons to smile and celebrate.

Celebrate Life.

Please dont hurt anyone, their feelings.

Trust in God

Have Patience


Spread Cheer and Good will