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Monday, June 23, 2014

Indulge in a Bit of Food Porn

Indulge in this succulent, juicy, melt in the mouth mutton keema, baked to perfection in glassware from .

The mouthwatering aroma fills your senses as you behold the warm dish that holds the manna from heaven.

As soon as you pick a spoonful of keema and place it on your tongue, the divine cocktail of  flavours and blend of spices burst into your mouth, tantalizing and teasing your taste buds.

Slowly and rhythmically as you savour the first layer of baked cheese that melts in your mouth in a golden haze of perfection, your mind cries for more.

As you experience the next layer of soul satisfying rich, brown, granular and soft mutton keema, flavoured with an oriental blend of warm and cold spices of cinnamon and pepper with strong, piquant and savoury ginger and garlic spices, the essential ingredients in an Indian kitchen, you reach out for more, sighing with pleasure.

The dance of the flavours and aroma captures your mind, plays with your senses and leaves your hunger satiated but your treacherous tongue wants more and more of this delicious and aromatic dish that has been baked in a pristine and clear glass dish designed for healthy cooking.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Fathers Day

In a way we all tend to do this as we get older....

At least speaking for hubby and me...

Cloth bags ..check
Going back to organic, natural...check
Walking rather than driving....check
Save electricity check
Prefer home food check
Low salt, low sugar, no oil. Check
Talking of school days. Check
And the last a complete opposite....never buying toys for the kids!!!

पुरानी पेंट रफू करा कर पहनते जाते है,
Branded नई shirt देने पे आँखे दिखाते है,
टूटे चश्मे से ही अख़बार पढने का लुत्फ़ उठाते है,
Topaz के ब्लेड से दाढ़ी बनाते है,
पिताजी आज भी पैसे बचाते है ….

कपड़े का पुराना थैला लिये दूर की मंडी तक जाते है,
बहुत मोल-भाव करके फल-सब्जी लाते है,
आटा नही खरीदते, गेहूँ पिसवाते है,
पिताजी आज भी पैसे बचाते है…

स्टेशन से घर पैदल ही आते है,
रिक्शा लेने से कतराते है,
सेहत का हवाला देते जाते है,
बढती महंगाई पे चिंता जताते है,
पिताजी आज भी पैसे बचाते है .....

पूरी गर्मी पंखे में बिताते है,
सर्दियां आने पर रजाई में दुबक जाते है,
AC/Heater को सेहत का दुश्मन बताते है,
लाइट खुली छूटने पे नाराज हो जाते है,
पिताजी आज भी पैसे बचाते है ....

माँ के हाथ के खाने में रमते जाते है, बाहर खाने में आनाकानी मचाते है,
साफ़-सफाई का हवाला देते जाते है,
मिर्च, मसाले और तेल से घबराते है,
पिताजी आज भी पैसे बचाते है…

गुजरे कल के किस्से सुनाते है,
कैसे ये सब जोड़ा गर्व से बताते है,
पुराने दिनों की याद दिलाते है,
बचत की अहमियत समझाते है,
हमारी हर मांग आज भी,फ़ौरन पूरी करते जाते है,
अब पता लगा ;
पिताजी हमारे लिए ही पैसे बचाते है ...
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sponsored Video hand Eye Coordination or Hand Ear Coordination

Our Better World, a Singapore International Foundation initiative, brings together the magic of stories and the power of people, to change the world. 

The video starts with tennis players describing the importance if hand eye coordination in playing tennis. However what does one do if the eyes are removed from the equation? What if the player is visually impaired? Seems like an impossible task to play tennis right?

Bit Singapore international Foundation along with a few volunteers has taken the initiative to spread the joy of playing tennis  for visually challenged people.

At first many days pass without the players even being able to touch the ball with their racket. But one day there is a thwack and the first hit is made, after which there is no looking back or rather no hearing back.

Just by the sound the ball makes when it hits the court, the players strike at the ball. In their words, without the support of the volunteers, they would never have been able to enjoy playing tennis.

Please do post this and spread the news and credit, with a link back to

Tough Questions

Mamma is Russia bigger or China?

Was Russia divided into parts?

Was the great wall of china broken to bits?

Can I take chess next year ? I want to defeat R in the game.

But you are aldeary (already) learning chess at home.
So what?

Can I take only karate this year?

And some more question about Germany and the wall..

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Sponsored Video - A Mere Tree or a Child

Just as one takes care of a child, the mothers in Bitobe Indonesia take care of a tree. Not because they do not have children but because they have lost their child(ren) to diarrhoea even before they turned 5. The practice in Utari's village is to mark a tree when a child is born and take care of it as one would take care of a child. However when the child dies before the age of 5 due to preventable diseases like diarrhoea all that remains for the parents is the tree.

The video opens with Utari watering a tree, spending time with it and thereafter showing her love for the tree. It is not just any tree. It is her tree, her son who remains after her child passed away, losing life to preventable disease. In the end her husband tells Utari, "sleep well as tomorrow is a big day son, you turn five"

Lifebuoy’s on a mission to help celebrate every child’s fifth birthday, by stopping the spread of preventable diseases which cause 5,000 children under five to die every day.

The simple act of hand washing can prevent many life-threatening diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia.  

In 2013, Lifebuoy adopted Thesgora, India and by teaching healthy hand washing habits, reduced incidents of diarrhoea from 36% to 5%.  This year, they will adopt Bitobe, Indonesia.

Do your part to help children reach their birthday by sharing this video and Utari’s story on social media with #helpachildreach5 “

Post sponsored by Lifebuoy