Thursday, June 28, 2012

Memorable Nainital Pics!!

Before it gets late I want to post some Memorable snap shots from Nainital!

A horse ride for 1 1/2 hr after learning few basics - Almost all by my self , Bful evenings like a scenic wall poster came to life, hospitality and patience owned by many in such places and a warm fuzzy feeling due to all that pleasance around- Surely gonna miss it all in the buzz of the city and the networked Frnds!:( - Nainital - The City Of Lakes

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Horse riding for the very first time!



Sat-tal Lake

Group of ducks

Solitude is bliss at times

Sat-tal(another view)

"Nau"kuchiatal Lake (the lake with 9 corners)- Largest of lakes



and here comes "Naini"Tal-- Dreamy enough to not think abt any thing else in LIFE!

"Water in the middle surrounded by a calm peaceful town, away from the noise and pollution of the city with cool breeze saying "hi" every moment. Serenity at its best and nature and people equally happy with each other!"- Love this pic Nainital Lake

Evening and sunset lakeside can lead to birth of many "Poets"

Its a shahi BOAT I CAN say!!


The colors-- Bangles were awesome there

saw some thing of this sort for the first time here :)

supposedly "Himalaya view" with snow caps which were invisible in FOG and not so visible in the summer!



Plums!


Candle making is famous in Nainital and I couldnt resist buying a bunch! The one in the middle (brown) is my fav!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Frenzy to be a Rapunzel!


She had hair flowing like a river so long.
One can climb down using the tresses so strong!
I always dreamt of me as Rapunzel singing a song.
My lucky Prince Charming always hovering around!



When I was in school I was so particular to have a long plait.
My mom had beautiful curls but I always wanted hair silky straight.
In the ads they show hair like a mirror, clean and bright.
They actually tensed me more and increased my plight!

As days passed I was happy with my hair which was black and thick.
I always was frightened about losing a hair when I was sick!
The mane was not a mirror and didn’t pull a truck or move a brick.
The regular hair care and love for it actually played the trick!

I was proud of my two plaits in the school.
Everyone was jealous and thought they were so cool!
Unless there’s any occasion Mom won’t let me go out with open hair.
I was sad at this and used to think it was pretty unfair!!


She told people eye it with jealousy leading to hair damage.
She used to say, “So my darling tie it and go to avoid the sabotage!”
Huh! Mom and her beliefs, I thought in a fit of rage.
We can never be on same page, It is generation gap I decided calculating her age!!

Years passed and I entered hostel for my graduation.
I was subjected to a 24*7 timetable and a lot of tension!
“I am losing lot of hair,” I cried out in phone one day.
 Mom equally tensed gave all possible tips, tough to follow, easy to say!

In despair I was thinking of some easiest way to maintain good hair.
A friend of mine came for rescue and gave tips for  hair repair.
Along with oil massages, shampoos and other tips to keep it strong,
she told one thing in my case which was perfectly going wrong!

Worn out, frail ,dead hair in my case is due to lot of stress I take.
She asked, “Why can’t I stay happy and smile just for my own sake?”
I wanted healthy long hair and not the parlour ones which really look fake.
I started being confident and happy and wanted to see the difference it will make!


Voila! My hair was stress free and I stopped whining looking at the mirror.
I loved to touch and feel my hair which prior was something like a terror.
My hair is the most precious thing to me than costly diamonds or gems!
My mom shouted in joy when she saw my hair and that was the end of my hair problems!!


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Ye Wasseypur hai Bhayya! Poora dimaag lagake Padhiyyega!!


Movie Name : Gangs Of Wasseypur

Producer: Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra


Director: Anurag Kashyap

Starring: Jaideep Ahlawat
Manoj Bajpai
Richa Chadda
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Jameel Khan
Syed Zeeshan Quadri
Aditya Kumar
Reemma Sen

Music: Sneha Khanwalkar(soundtrack)

Lyrics: Varun Grover, Piyush Mishra

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Ratings : 4/5
Reviewed by Afshan Shaik

Film Released on: 22 June 2012

[Planet bollywood link to be updated soon]

Image source : here

As and when I heard that this movie is based in Wasseypur/Dhanbad of Bihar I thought its again a stereotypic political drama of a Gupta or a Choudhary family of Bihar but unexpectedly it’s a conflict started ages back during pre independence era between Khans and Qureshis with a rich Singh who enters in the story and acts as a pendulum provoking both the parties for his own benefits. The movie opens with the opening sequence of Kyuki saans bhi kabhi bahu thi being watched by villagers and then BAM, the gun shots follow engaging you in to the story!  Anurag Kashyap intelligently wanted to show so many social elements and ailments in the long duration of 160min. He succeeded in gripping the audiences’ attention but as there’s a lot on your platter you go haywire at times while seriously watching the movie trying to connect all the dots. Nevertheless the movie doesn’t fail to impress the mass. The story telling is excellent and I actually observed that few people were crouching on their couch so as to concentrate on the dialogues! The elements of ruthlessness and hatred unlike many other Mafia movies are damn natural. Major mention should be the characters sketched by Anurag which will be imprinted in your mind. Jaideep Ahlawat who is Shahid khan in the movie loots the trains and becomes a forever enemy of Qureshis when Britishers were still ruling in India. Post independence he works for Ramadhir singh. The characters are so raw and natural that they enter in to your skin. While watching the first half I didnt realise there was no full length song and the way initial (pre/post independence) story unfolds I felt like am watching pages out of Malgudi days! Manoj Bajpayee is the heart of the movie. Be it Bhiku matre or Veerendra pratap singh this man is terrific and seems as if he is in love with every role he plays. As Sardar khan the dialogues he delivered will be remembered forever by viewers.

“mere Jindagi ka Ek hi Maksad hai! Badla .  Marunga nai, uski “Keh Ke loonga” ! The keh ke loonga song has already become a cult!

“Hamare bête Daanis ko kuch hojata na to itna goli maarte ki aapka driver bi khaali khokha bech bech ke raiz hojaata”

The humor and subtle moral filled shayris in songs are also worth mentioning.

“Garibi tod deti hai jo risste khaas hote hain
Aur paraaye apne hote hain jab paise paas hote hain
Aey.. har yaar wafadaar nahi hota
Har patthar chamakdar nahi hota
Na jaane ban mein kitne phool khile hain
Har phool khushbudar nahi hota”

Music by Sneha Khanwalkar  (Oye lucky lucky fame who also hosts sound trippin) added spice and sparkle to the already lively Bihar. Another Manoj who added magic is Manoj Tiwari the famous Bhojpuri Hero . He sang Jiya ho Bihar ke laala. Tigmanshu Dhuliya is a surprise package. No other person could have done justice to the Ramadhir singh’s role!Richa Chadda(also a Oyelucky lucky fame) who acted as a lady with strong jigar and Kaleja steals the show as Sardar Khan’s wife Najma Khatoon. The way she threatens her husband and then finally accepts the fact that he cant control his lust and requests him to eat properly so that he doesn’t spoil the family’s name outside is just hilarious! Piyush Mishra’s narrative is a great relief and brings you again in to the movie in case you are drifted due to continuous plots and generations! He plays a convincing role as Sardar Khan’s advisor cum well wisher! Nawazuddin Siddiqui  who is actually Faizal Khan is dynamic, funny and as per the script may have a major role in GOW II !Reema Sen a Bengali who charms our Sardar Khan has a short but good  role where she is perfectly shown as an enticing lady! Other than that there’s no much scope for acting! MY personal favourite song is O womaniya which keeps playing in the background. If you google and know the translation it effectively describes what all a woman should and should not do. I just loved this song. Music/ songs blended along with the action scenes and dialogues some times which was a perfect mix! This movie is definitely not for the moral police and social workers who cannot digest the cuss words and protest saying movies should have a cause or moral. It’s a realistic story which just has a thin line between facts and imaginations! 



The pun and humor intended in the Hunter’s gun and also the light humor while Faizal flirts with Huma Qureshi and Sardar flirts with Durga or operates the dysfunctional bombs and guns is hilarious. Reviews say that this style is like Quentin Tarantino’s and few scenes are parallel to God Father’s! Whatever might be the similarities, Kashyap’s hardwork shows and its both the mother and father of all native revenge drama kinda movies! The film is enjoyable along with love, lust , music, anger, dark secrets, powerful dialogues, revenge, foolery and much more! The film doesn’t leave you over whelmed. You kinda leave the theatre feeling empty probably due to the lingering GOW II ! As Kashyap has set a bench mark, there is lot of expectation from the sequel! Bollywood has finally come out of the conventional comfort zone and can compete with Hollywood as we have filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Vishal  Bharadwaj likes!

Lastly, viewers are loving “haillloo” and this punch line“Ye Wasseypur hai Bhaiyya! Yehaan Kabootar bhi ek Pankh se udta hai aur dusre se apna Ijjat bachata hai”!:)

I leave you with my fav song below!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Half Baked Head---(17)

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Friday, June 15, 2012

"Ah-Poetry Review"!


 Poems are written when you are ecstatic, when you have to express something with lot of intensity and you are falling short of words and just conveying it through speech will not do justice to that expression. Whenever you read a poem you instantly go back in to your memory lanes or start pondering or  just smile broad or get lost in thoughts. Poems ignite many kind of feelings in you. Being a poet (not sure if my  poems are still amateur;-) )  I loved reading this book but frankly even before jotting down the detailed review I must say I won’t be doing justice to this book review as I was not able to finish it. The name of the book is so apt – “Ah poetry!” It is loaded with so many beautiful poems (more than 150) that I was not able to finish all of them in a week. Frankly reading a poem and feeling it depends on your mood and reviewing poems- my god!! Initially I thought it’s an easy task as they are just poems, but ,hell  NO.Reviewing is all together a big challenge because a poem can only be felt or expressed. Reviewing the poem is not a cake walk and with so many poets and too many poems you will be bewildered as to whom and what to praise!


I loved many poems but excuse me for handpicking few favourite poems in this review, which I could understand instantly and these poems were effortless and easily felt. Many have written real heavy and intense ones of blood, war, religion, failed relationships etcetera but having read the poems of this genre many a times I liked a different genre this time. The best thing about this book is it is contemporary with many genres, all clubbed in a single book. Some people have weaved stories around poems and some let out their personal stories hidden between the lines and some didn’t mind expressing them directly. Once I almost finished reading the poems I felt like I read too many stories. That was a good feel!


Now I want to list out few poems which I enjoyed. It doesn’t mean the other poems are bad. It just means that some are too huge and heavy that I couldn’t sink in what all is written in this short span of time. Some were too strong and intellectual for my level of understanding :)

First poem which caught my attention was written by Ajinkya.H.Raut. He wrote a poem "Relationship in a Box" which describes that few relation ships which don’t work make you feel like you are trapped in a box with that person and there is no progress or love in that relation . The poem is not dumped with heavy emotions but still can make you thoughtful! Akshat Gupta wrote a poem “A Pocket full of memories”. It easily makes you remember some fond or cold or lost memories but my favourite poem is “A Billionaire” written by him which describes a person who is a billionaire but still a pauper as he is drowned in his desires, thoughts and dreams about that only person whom he couldn’t get. I loved the way the poem flowed! I also liked Amanpreet Singh’s  "Vacant Horizons". It’s touchy!

Amit Charles aka Scribbler's poems are also effortless. The way he wrote "Ammamma Puttu and the Summer Rain" reflected nativity and reminded me my days with granny. It  reflected innocence, childhood and many memories! I was lot touched by Anand Madhukar’s “Letter to my Father”. By the end of the poem I literally let out a sigh and couldn’t read any poems further for a while.

Anantha R a engineer in Cognizant finally made me laugh J I loved the way he wrote “I’m Ready for marriage”. This man can tickle your funny bone! His other two poems “Sangameswar’s new Roti maker” is equally funny and you can almost visualise the whole poem! He explained recession effectively in his poem “Communists or Democrats”. Another person whose poems I loved a lot is Anu Cowlagi. I liked all her poems. “Shower of Love” describes the tender mother’s love. “Perspectives” is amazingly written describing media as a new terrorism. Liked her last poem in the book “Time” as well. One more thing I need to mention here is most of these poets write blogs. I have gone through few of them and really loved many of their other works and poems!

I was touched by Baljeet Randhawa’s  “Do trust my silence?” . Nothing to describe it. You must read to feel it. Spare her a thought by Dolly Singh is good! Hiral Trivedi’s short poems are good. Krishna Dasani’s "Modern Myth V. Eternal Truth" is too good and you feel relieved by the end of it! Loved Leenuka Reddy’s “Meandering lines” which describes kismat is not connected due to the criss cross lines on the palm but by holding each others palmsJ Nishant Singh’s April’s Wing is again a journey to childhood. Thanks to Nivedita aka Devenita Er who finally cleared the confusion I had about a word “Haiku.” Pravaas Ranjan aka V@@S’s short crisp and clear poems were good . For instance he wrote a poem.

Road
I presume that I walk alone
But still I see, a road constantly
Walking with me. 

There were many such good poems by him.

The way Prerana Choudhury described poetry just before her poems started is good!
Some poems described the nature , rains  and coffee during rains so nicely that I could almost get a whiff of hot chocolate coffee like Rohan Sen’s “I can smell the Coffee When it rains” which describes rain,coffee and meeting an impressive stranger J There are many such poems describing nature beautifully! Shashank Mishra’s “Those papers in my Drawer” will instantly flash many images in your mind’s eye! Loved it. Liked Shigufta Uzma’s  “The Changing Prefixes and Suffixes” which describes marriage, change of surname and mocks it which you feel is aptly done and last but not the least I want to end it with Yamini Periwal’s “Invincible.” A poem filled with positivity and can make you confident. Loved it in and out. Kudos to Yamini. So the book ends with Yamini Periwal’s poems but when I was closing the book I felt the poetic saga is never ending! I know I missed out many names here. I want to repeat this again thatI had to skip some poems on terrorism, wars, attacks , blood etc as they were falling too heavy on my brain. As of now I loved the breezy ones! Some other time when I re-open the book I would love to read and understand the missed out poems. All in all it has been a great learning experience to me and quite a challenging task to review this book. As I finished writing this my feeling  is "Aaah- I can write it!" :) After reading this book I feel like refining my own poems and writing few fresh ones.Lastly few images should have been added in the book which would have made them more realistic. Thanks to Blogadda for giving this amazing opportunity and for making me float in the “POETIC CLOUD” this whole week. This book definitely can be treasured! Kudos to all the poets who are a part of it and would love to see their individual books soon!!


“The whole week I was floating in a poetic cloud.
  Sometimes I frowned, sometimes I laughed loud!
 Sometimes I thought for long, at times I was moved.
By the end of the week my brain has many poetic seeds sowed!!”

Thank You again BlogaddaJ

This review is a part of the Book Reviews Program at BlogAdda.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Half Baked Head---(16)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Of Rancid Acid, superhit shit and much more!

When you call nature it may or may not give what you want. ya ya ya Jordan says O ecofriendly nature ke rakshak mai bhi hu nature in a shrilly voice merely asking to protect him! Previously there used to be so many trees and greenery around that I used to feel that nature is just a call/ a shout away and when nature calls you you can even hide behind it safely and it never will mind. Infact the output of the nature call can be used by it as manure , but with increasing suburbs, cosmos, metros, flyovers etc etc what you see every where are skyscrappers, big complexes, multiplexes with plush tiles, shining mirror like floor and roof and clean toilets. Yep crystal clean unless until theres a humongous crowd or if the whole housekeeping staff is on sick leave.[Theres every possibility to take leave once in a while taken in to account the stench they bear. I salute them]. So by now you must have got an idea what am gonna scribble here. Actually the topic itself is so crappy (shitty) and bothering me from many days that I cant resist loading the crap on my blog[inspired by subtitles in starmovies where they use crap when the actor says shit; -)]

You buy a ticket worth 200/ in multiplex and so you expect every thing to be luxurious and clean with some lavender or rose scented aroma around the toilets. You never complain and girls actually spend hours in the rest room as we all know adjusting  their hair , reapplying the make up etc etc. They dont mind even standing in queues and complain that water flow is less or the bolt is not working etc. Enough disclosure of this luxurious life. Lets take a reality check now!

Have any of you visited Indian public toilet , any time ? During that long road journey or when you are out side on a crowded road and have the urge to release, other wise your bladder may blast or your anus may get sealed or you may just do it in your clothes. Yes every one in life would have been in such a dirty "Oh god please let me hold for half hr more " kind of embarassing situation! right ?

Unfortunately I also have been in such situations once or twice. Do not sigh thinking that am writing this being a girl. Being a girl its a more horrendous experience  (for obvious reasons) when ever I visit a public toilet .(Everyone has to face the natures wrath/ curse  once in a while. After all am also in the group of humans who polluted her)It takes me atleast 1/2 day to control the puke and 2days to forget the aghast experience! One such experience recently happened friends in our own Rajdhani "Dilli". Now I realised the meaning of "The Delhi Belly" . The toilets are 10x dirty than those I saw in small towns , bus stops of villages or even the railway stations of hyderabad etc
The above image is of a very clean toilet compared to many!!I wont and cant upload the "Much real" images!

They say Delhi has the best metro service. Delhi prides on having one of the best airports in the world but can Delhi proudly say "It has the cleanest public toilets in the country?" or for that matter can any place in India announce this with out slightest hesitation ? A BIG NO! 
They proudly write it all in bold that
Urinals:  1/-
L***** : 2/- 

It gets much more crappier when you find no water around you. Thats when you wish some Tsunami strikes or a flood comes and washes away all the sins and shit !If its a over crowded  remote tourist place its understandable. But its DELHI- the capital city and that  particular area was devoid of vehicles / crowds . A less crowded  newly constructed metro station. I thought atleast it would be clean as it is new but I was proven wrong as I entered inside and used my dupatta and hanky and what not to cover my flaring nostrils. There were so many tons of shit around that if it can be used as construction material you can use it to  build NAGARJUNA SAGAR DAM!!God answered my prayers when I found an empty mug with water and a lavatory with less shit in it. You cant just ignore these observations. Can you? but you can definitely act as if you just entered a garden full of blooming roses. [ok yellow roses :( ] so as to save your self from the mental trauma. Don't make your minds eye so firm coz there are chances of going bonkers and plucking a rose . My bad ,even the nearest MC D (at Chandni chowk)had  no bath room and there was no Hotel near by and I had to enter the yellow blooming garden as I felt I may soon have to be admitted in hospital if I resist more but  I felt my admission is gonna happen  for sure when I entered. The funniest thing is I saw the collectors taking 4-5 rs/ - from a person who took it little long ! If those meager 1 rs or 2rs are not sufficient to maintain the toilets, why cant they charge some 10 to 20/- and maintain it ? I think our corrupted leaders can spare some amount from their pockets for the  maintenance of public toilets. Come on man!! Please don't save money even in the matters of shit . Soon the country will be so full of shit that every one has to buy a private jet like Ambani and fly from A to B.

I really dont understand why India is in such a shitty state specially in the matters of shit. Firstly you can see shit loaded on roads by humans along with a dog's , pig's and donkeys. Some people just don't mind to release it no matter what. It can be a famous hill station , can be Shimla or even Kashmir! Its a challenging task in India to protect historical monuments , waterfalls , at times even shrines. You name it you will get shit where ever you want. I mean how many kilos does one eat per day that he can bring so much out ? Not to mention the variety of commercial products you can see around ranging from baby diaper to you know what. The best solution is every one wearing a diaper which will totally avoid a public toilet visit!
Many are even below the poverty line in our country right ? I guess the amount of shit is not directly proportional to food intake ? or may be some do it once in 3 days ! Dont say "Argh" . No wonder friends. Statistics say that nearly 635 million people dont have access to toilets in India . Half of  the population of India have cell phones in India but no toilets as told by HINDU-  http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2992061.ece
 

There are horrible videos which show human is just another animal ! Such people must be severely punished the way "Aparichitudu" (Aparichit - Vikram) does . Its not about poverty or illiteracy. Its about minimum civic sense. Its about the border line which separates us from pigs/ dogs. Now the people who literally do it on high ways are either drunk or mentally disabled is a open question and altogether a different 
issue! Check the video below where people urinate anywhere and every where!

I seriously pity the scavengers here!!! There are many horrible videos and images which am not uploading here
When ever I enter a hotel or we book a room during travelling or even I enter a cineplex I check the rest room first and feel glad that its clean. Only then we decide to eat/stay in that hotel. But sometimes I am in a situation like above and I come out and just try thinking of any thing just any thing other than that but the horror just attacks my mind. Trust me . I was not able to have dinner after that (the specific Delhi experience). I wanted to fight / shout at the person who is collecting money. I asked him loud, does any one clean the toilets at all? He said , Ya once in a day we do and was giving a silly smile. Many sitting around him seemed like goons. I didn't want to talk to those mud heads !

Not sure when this problem will come to an end. I really appreciate the  condition of some toilets in small towns where I saw women continously cleaning and there was a perennial supply of water through taps!! GOD BLESS THEM. Am ready to even give a 50/ - to them, next time I spot them.

Now coming to some facts and statistics

1.) As U read above more than 600 million people have no access to toilets in India. I thought Slum dog millionare hyped the situation but I guess its all true!

2.) Some statistics even scare saying its better to avoid criminal attacks like below, so dont use public toilets - http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-to-minimise-chances-of-rape-dont-use-public-toilets/20120424.htm. click on <<Read more>> below to continue reading

Monday, June 11, 2012

Girls Gurlzz Gals!! ( A new cartoon)

U might have seen many girls working in office possessing various behavioral traits. Some are sweet. Some are rude, some jealous, some mind their own business. Here goes a typical office atmosphere where U know,  "things" happen. ;) Check the doodle below! Let me know how it is!


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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Half Baked Head---(15)

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Half Baked Head--(14)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Facebook Veggie delight :P


When U go to a sabzi mandi , I mean a vegetable market U look at all vegetables and decide what to buy , which will last for long , what you feel like having that day, which are fresh, which are cheap, prices of which vegetables are sky rocketing that day etc etc. But my topic here is not the Vegetables and know all about them. Its the weird similarity I find between many vegetables being sold or bought home and the Face book Friends. You feel it weird?

Well, let me explain . Usually if a person is suffering from a dangerous disease and all his parts got dysfunctional, paralysed and if he is in coma and can do nothing with out assistance he is called a "Vegetable" as a vegetable doesnt move and functions as we want and responds to the effects!

The below analogy by me is little bit based on this and also the first para and many other observations which I don’t feel like detailing, but once U read I hope U will understand it if at all you are also in the battalion of FB 

So, I felt like writing this article when I was casually checking my FB friends, how many I have and with whom I really am in contact and did match the following with some veg- species like below;) Am not taking any names here ! Read on


Most of the Facebook friends are like vegetables. Dont believe me. See the picture below for a memory revival of few veggies U know (pic may not be clear :P). click on the pic for better resolution

Ø Some face book friends are happy go lucky types. They add you and they are always motivating and they are fresh and good when ever U talk to them even if its after many days or years. They might be buried safe under the soil like a potato but once U uproot them U don’t even have to take steps to preserve them (be in touch with them , keep liking them etc). They will always remember you and when you talk to them they always pass a sunny smile.

Ø Some others are like onions. You get them .Again no need of preservation. They add taste and spice to your life but when you cut them or try to be straight forward with them or get too close to them they emit venom , they may bring tears too (well this is overrated part so U can ignore :P )

Ø Some others are like a curry leaf or kothimeer. They too add spice to your life and the great taste as long as you use them, like them , be after them. Once you forget about them for long (preserve them in refrigerator) they are useless . They get dry. They dont respond to you.No spice, no taste and you have to agree that at times you too get selfish and throw them once U enjoy the effects, the way you do to a curry leaf!

Ø Few others are like those tomatoes! They are bright red and you feel dynamic and glad when you talk to them. They don’t even mind if you play tomatino but at times it may leave a bad odour on you but if you use them ideally they are with you and they can also give taste to any dish U make and be with U :) Their longevity is more even if you forget them!

Ø Few more are like beet root . They leave their color , odour, flavour so bright and pink all over your life and you become a bit like them even if you forget them later! They are healthy nutritous simple and easy with good effects

Ø Some more are like Bhendi (ladies finger) or may be like a cucumber, firm , tall , green, friendly. You preserve and forget about them , they get tasteless and at times emanate a rotten smell even by a poke!

Ø Some more are like leafy vegetables. They are green and make you lot energized but once you forget  they become dry soon and may get rotten and useless.

Ø Some are like milk which may break and get spoilt if not preserved carefully and you keep reheating and rekindling it. Some are eggs which when broken during preservation may not serve well and you feel like throwing them. In real life you may throw them but U keep the FB friends as you think breaking and throwing may be childish but ya if it bothers you to the chore you have the choice to dump! 



 ØFew are hard like coconuts. You can throw many rotten eggs and tomatoes on their walls or  on your walls, they stay rigid and indifferent;)

I can draw many more analogies but I shall stop here so as not to bore U, but I can say some friends are always fresh, out of the fridge when ever U need them and you realise they are walking and talking vegetables:)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Half Baked Head---(13)

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Virgin Mojito!!

Yesterday Night was so cool and relishing with the home made Virgin Mojito made by my husband. I drank to hearts content and asked him to make it again this morning. It was relieving , tasty and it should be tasted must in this hot summer!!

Below are the few shots of Virgin Mojito I had ;) and below them is the recipe. Any one can try it at home rather than spending 100-150 in KFC (crushers) or 400-500 /- if you enjoy it with alcohol .



What we did is, crushed some adequate mint leaves and sugar. In a glass added lime juice and also some sprite for taste (as I had some sprite left in the bottle. It really added taste). Added 1-2 ice cubes and added club soda. mixed well and thats it SIP!!!!! its a aaha feeling;)

Below recipe (googled). Follow the instructions. Very easy to make!!.

Directions:


  1. 1
    In a glass, muddle/crush the mint, sugar, lime juice and Simple Syrup.
  2. 2
    Add ice.
  3. 3
    Top with the ginger ale/club soda/sparkling water.
  4. 4
    FOr the sugar concious, you can exchange the sugar for Splenda (2tsp granulated Splenda) and omit the simple syrup.
  5. 5
    Enjoy!
Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/virgin-mojito-171360#ixzz1woXxRFy0

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