Thursday, May 5, 2011

Magical day....

 “We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams."

A childhood is what anyone wants to remember and my childhood was always with him..

Mom says..

 When he was born, I dint like him, I  feared that all the love, my mom showed on me would become less by his entry in my life.. I showed it on him..  In the hospital, I pinched him on his forehead the first time I saw him…

Later when he was learning to walk, I used to push him every time he stood up with the support.. So every time he stood up to walk, He always looked around to ensuring I’m nowhere near… One day I knocked him so hard tat he had two stitches on his forehead..

He was no less….
My mom used to bang me every time I hit him.. So every time before I do something him, he used to scream hard and cry out loud.. My mom would come running to rescue him, thinking I did something to him…
He used to smile at me when she left.. And that is when Our fight used to start..
We used to fight with pillows, belts, drumsticks, books, and what not.. Used to throw everything we found nearby on one another…

One day my mom was busy and she told me to take him somewhere.. I don’t remember where exactly, probably to the school (he was in pre kg) which was a street next to our home.. That is when the magic happened..

When we both started to walk, with his tiny little hands he caught my finger... At that moment, for the first time, I felt the love for my brother in my heart and felt his trust on me…I was surprised at myself and all the reasons for the fights with him looked silly at that moment.. The jealousy in me had vanished… The feeling was a mixture of love, surprise, and responsibility… I walked ahead like a responsible sister who is supposed to take her bother safely to his school..  

Probably after that day till today I love him as much as I love my mother or probably more then that.. :) 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hope :)

“Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?”

What hope means??

Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay,
Hope is gentle cold breeze on a hot summer day..

Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough,
hope is seeking more when others think u had enough..

What hope means??

Hope is dreaming of tomorrow,
Hope is simmering under sorrow..

Hope is sparkles when tears in our eyes,
Hope is a beautiful thing & beautiful things never dies..

What hope means??

Hope is as light as a feather,
Hope keeps all of us together..

Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost,
hope is the last thing ever lost.... 

-Vineet Bansal

LIFE ...


Life is what you make of it not what you want it to be.
Life can change in a split second you can do nothing but to just watch.
Life is the wind blows in Whirling way, Life is the winter and Life is spring
Life is all living in hope, Life is Life because of Hope..

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quick Vegetable Pulao


1 cup Rice (Chawal)
2 cup Water
200 gms Cauliflower (Phool gobi) Florets
2 small Potato (Aloo)
1/2 cup fresh Peas (Matar)
1 large Onion (Pyaj)
3-4 black Cardamoms (Elaichi)
1/2 tsp Red chilli (Lal Mirchi) Powder
1 x 1 inch Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini)
2-4 Cloves (Lavang)
4 tblsp Oil
1 tsp Salt (Namak)

How to make quick vegetable pulao:
  • Wash and soak the rice for 1 hour, drain and keep aside.
  • Slice the onion finely and chop the potatoes into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown, add all the vegetables, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms.
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes, add little water and cook till the potatoes and peas are half cooked.
  • Then add the drained rice, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water and boil.
  • When the water starts boiling, reduce the flame and cover and cook till the rice is done.

Quick Kheer


500 ml Milk (Doodh)
250 gms Rice (Chawal)
200 gms Sugar (Cheeni)
50 gms Ghee
3 tblsp chopped Nuts

How to make quick kheer:
  • Pick and wash the rice.
  • Soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain completely.
  • Melt the ghee in a pan, add the drained rice and saute for 5-7 minutes on a medium flame.
  • add the milk and cook on a low flame till the milk is reduced to 3/4th its original quantity.
  • Add the sugar and simmer further till the milk is reduced to half its original quantity.
  • Garnish with nuts.