Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Shahi Sheer Khurma Doodle Recipe."

As the Crescent moon of Ramzan shines, one thing I fondly remember is sheer khurma. The more you have the more you want it. You can prepare it with special Ramzan vermicelli available in stores during the festive month .or even ready made Bambino vermicelli. For Blogadda's contest the procedure to make it is all doodled below. Read , eat and enjoy :)


Vermicelli--250 gram

Milk--1 litre

Dates--1 cup

Almonds-1 cup

Cashew nuts-1 cup

Kishmish- 1/2cup

Khoya--150 gram

Sugar-- 1/4 cup

Saffron--few strands

Cardamom Green powder--small pinch

Coconut-- 1 cup


Cardamom green--2

Pistachio-- 6-10 no’s

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Sheer Khurma!


The above images are of  real Sheer khurma made by mom On  Eid-ul-Fitr(Ramzan).

My Doodle recipe is a part of Easy Doodle Recipe contest at in association with

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"If only people were smarter than the apps!"

Can any one behave smart when they face danger? Can you use your brain and think when you are surrounded by robbers? Can any one show valor when they are being tortured by rapists Nine out of ten times , it is tough to show courage when fear fills our heart. 

During such moments rather than using our own brain it is advisable to inform our near and dear about the situation. Some times even doing that seems a far fetched step , but pressing one button and alerting our parents , friends and getting our location tracked will for sure make us little confident. That's where the Smart  Suraksha app comes in to picture.It helps us do the same and we can face the situation with a renewed courage

I wish she had "Smart Suraksha" with her. This is what I thought when I read about this app. Its not just about a particular "woman." I feel every woman or to that matter every man must have this app installed in the mobile. I wish the girl who was molested in Guwahati had this feature in the mobile. Not that she would have fought back the monsters by a single click but she definitely would have gained little courage to face them. I wish all the women who face anti social elements and criminals day in, day out have the facility to use this android app. When the surrounding public behave dumb at least smart apps like these come to our rescue.

I think by using this app the frequency of  eve teasing cases , robberies ,rapes and other crimes can be reduced. It will come handy to those employees who stay in office till late in the night and travel in cabs. This app will be like a virtual protective shield in their hands. Not that they become super women and fight back using their mobiles but they can stay assured that they are near to their well wishers.

Not long back a fellow employee was robbed by an auto rickshaw driver . She was beaten up and her belongings , wallet , ATM card and every thing was seized and she was pushed out of the auto in an area far flunged from office. She was clueless and helpless. Other than crying and shouting out her plight to those who approached her after the robbery she could do nothing else. If only she had a smart app she would have tried to inform people by using it.  

People who are bullied every day, people who get ragged in a vulgar way, people who work in  unsafe areas and get scared to travel back home. I wish each and every one install the smart suraksha app on their mobiles and stay safe.

May be just may be the crime rate will be reduced when one starts using this app. This is my wishful thinking and I am praying my wish gets fulfilled.

Of course the thing which I am not sure of is, will people get time to even grab their mobiles ?  Every one has to be quick and witty to at least click the button! I wish suraksha app becomes available on IOS too :)

Lastly a poem written by me for everyone.

"If only people were smarter than the apps.

  If only every one had the courage to face the mobs.

 If only wits , actions and bravery over powered the fear.

 If only we had super powers we would have saved a tear.

If only every one was loved , protected and fathered.

If only instead of an app a fellow human being bothered!"

I am participating in the Seeking Smart Suraksha contest at in association with Smart Suraksha App.

Note from "blogadda"The Smart Suraksha App is an Android Application that aims at making the women feel safe. This App, at the press of a single button, sends your message of help to five pre-chosen contacts from your contact list. An additional feature of this app is that along with your message for help, it also sends across your location even if the GPS on your cellphone is switched off. Thus, the women can be reassured that there is help available at all times.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Living a "Life!"

Distant hill tops always look smooth and shiny.
When you actually climb them you become sad and whiny.
You wish to see your destination so soon.
From where you stand beautiful is the moon!

To see and meet the God is not an easy task.
It is equally difficult to see the face behind the mask.
It takes time to realize ,what you have is a curse or a boon.
At times it is important to bluff yourself and act like a toon!

Not every one can understand you or your intentions.
Not needed that you will always have the right premonitions.
Human craft is the work of god but not the way it functions.
When in doubt don't take the support of assumptions!

The priorities in life keep changing with every bend and a turn.
When you are unsure wait for the moment to pass and do not run.
Preserve your "trust" for the selected few and do not distribute it to all.
If you are taken for granted  try to be strong and do not wait for a pal!

Gone are the days when people spoke in a respectable manner.
Welcome to the era of confusion and the selfish demenour.
It is tough to blend with every one and wear a smile.
It is tough to meticulously plan a counter attack or a wile!

The calculations you do will never be equal to others' equations.
For the equations others frame you can never find the solutions.
For complex problems, theorems and axioms there is no dearth.
This is the fact you have to live with from birth till death.

"When God Spoke to Me!"

Is it for the love of God, you do what you do? Or is it your hunger to wake up something sleeping within you? What do you mean to do with th...