The last time he saw her …

 

WOW: The Last Time He Saw Her

 

Ram was staying at a posh house facing the sea. Every evening he went for a walk for a beach and one fine day he saw a very similar looking face he had seen many years ago

He went back and started checking his old photos. His mother gave a shout… Ram, it’s getting late for dinner .. Ram said Ma I am a bit busy I will join a bit late… He was rushing through his photos and found a similar face. His old college friend Sneha… He decided to meet her and say hi…

But he knew her from her younger days as they were neighbors and she was a crazy girl. He remembered her cheating by throwing sand in his face and since then he never spoke to her. She became his enemy and she had gotten into a fight with him and literally punched his face… Last time he saw her she was learning Kickboxing…

Last time he saw her she was in the same engineering college as he was. Ram used to run away from her. Last time he saw her she was a wreck, boring, totally unorganized and aloof, She had become fat eating due to constant stress.

He managed to connect with her on Facebook and he couldn’t believe that she was the one as now she was changed… Beautiful, working and had been to many foreign countries. He met her over a coffee and he just couldn’t take off her eyes. They really didn’t know where to start but. But last time he saw her he owed her a chocolate and this time he gave her one as a start of their friendship journey

Ram couldn’t sleep that night. He stood in his balcony and was thinking about Sneha. Why? The whole world was behind him but why was he was having a special bond for her which he never knew. His friends told him that he has fallen for Sneha…

Last time he saw her in school they became friends and they shared a white rose

Last time he saw her in college he gave her a yellow rose as he wanted to mark his friendship with her as he always saw she had something in her

Last time he saw her on their farewell day he wanted to give her a pink rose as he started to feel for her and didn’t know what it was. But he had seen her broken and frustrated. Sneha had distanced herself from him.

Last time he saw her in a coffee shop after 5 years he knew he wanted to hold her hand forever. He went over to his garden and plucked a rose and yes this time it was red… As Ram saw the rose he had a smile at the corner of his face.

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What If…

 

What If, I wish I could get a 55 inch TV. I always wished for one.. only if it was available for the cost of half the size of the TV

What if only I could visit the whole world sitting on a Genie..

What if I could become an astronaut for a day and feel what it looks to be in space.

What if only buying a house in Beverly hills was just like doing street shopping..

What if  I could act with George Clooney

What if I could become Krishna and make all the ladies run behind me..

What if My house could be a Caravan..

What if I could have the power to reverse the clocks

What if I could get a chance to be goddess like that in Television serials

What if my life was like Bunty Aur Babli

What if I was a Sun who could wake up a romantic couple..

What if I was ocean , just so that I could kiss the rocks..

What if I could just be a Spider man and save the world…….

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Surprise at the door !!!

 

 

Sandhya, Rahul, and Diya were a happy and small family living in Mumbai’s suburbs. Life has always been busy with a little time to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Life was so hectic with home and office that wishing was just a mere tick in the box…

Unfortunately, both their birthdays had always come on weekdays giving them little time to celebrate. But this time was different. Sandhya’s birthday was upcoming and this time it was on  Saturday. Rahul’s Mom called him and said

Hope you remember its Sandhya’s birthday today… This time at least do something different … Rahul suddenly thought that 5 years have passed by and life has just taken a roller coaster ride. Sandhya, as usual, got up early in the morning and was doing her routine. But something was eating her. Rahul had not wished her since morning.

Everyone except him had wished her. She was feeling a weird churning in her stomach. Rahul was continuously on phone talking to someone. Sandhya was so tempted to find what he is all up to as Saturday was a typical grocery shopping day and Diya had her drawing classes. In the late afternoon around 3 pm, Sandhya was getting ready to go to the market. Rahul came in and said that he is not wanting to cone today as he had to meet his friend and that he had committed. For Sandhya, this one hour was the only time she was getting to spend with Rahul alone as Diya would be in her class. Him not coming today sounded very weird for Sandhya. She said bye and set out to the market.

All while in the auto rickshaw Sandhya was thinking what was wrong today… As Sandhya was away. Rahul Felt very guilty that he never even made an attempt to make even one Birthday special for Sandhya. He quickly called his friend who works for an event management company and arranged a surprise for her. He had never done it before except for Diya’s birthday.

It was 5 in the evening and Sandhya was on her way home. She was so upset that the one man for whom she had done everything didn’t even bother to wish her. As she walked to her apartment she found lots of shoes at her doorstep. She thought for a second if something went wrong. Her heart was pounding at an unthinkable rate.

She slid the key and She turned The Key In The Lock And Opened The Door.. her heart was saying something but her mind was not accepting it.. As she opened the door, she came into the living room. It was completely dark and silent and suddenly there was a big blast of balloons and the lights came on … there was a whole lot of her friends and Rahul’s friends all singing “Happy Birthday to Sandhya”. It was the most unexpected surprise she had ever expected. Her eyes were all with tears while her face was all blushing.

Rahul walked towards her and gave her a rose wishing her in a more special way. They cut the cake and sang songs. This was like a dream for Sandhya that she had ever thought of something like this. As the day ended Rahul and Sandhya had a sweet corner for themselves in her house while Rahul kissed her hand and said how guilty he was all these years of not to make it special for her and they happily held each other’s hand and gazed at the stars in the sky…

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Some Might Say That It’s Wrong To…

When I think of this Some Might Say That It’s Wrong To… many thoughts come to my mind… some hilarious and some serious. Many instances in life go through different phases and at different places and different situations .. so come let’s have a look at some of the emotions that Some Might Say That It’s Wrong To…

Angry: 

Small kids have multiple ways to fuse your brains… Imagine a kid who has completely messed up his colors and has all the drawing done on him and not on the book .. Oops !!!! Mom is furious .. U have just had a bath and all this now.. how many times would you do this?

Imagine Dad’s white shirt kept for ironing becomes a drawing board…

Imagine if your kid has just started having of washing hand with bubbles and he puts his hand into the toilet … Gosh.. its plight of sight…

Mummy says its wrong to do this and that… and guess what the child does?????

He shows off his dazzling teeth which is just filled with chocolates which he has just gulped without telling his mama ….

Annoying: 

This is a classic case of getting annoyed… all of us likes gaming.. especially candy crush… Nowadays considering that we are just a so not able to live without that .. Imagine a kid peeping in to your game not only that also thinks of it as if he owns it and matches the candies without even asking you.. Ah… Mummy is looking from the opposite seat and nods her head, she says That It’s Wrong To touch others Phone…

 

One old aunty is very much interested in knowing what the handsome hunk is typing to his lady love .. she is making all sorts of tactics to peep into the phone and one stare of her husband says Please it’s shameful … and That It’s Wrong snooping to others phone

 

Hiding: Saas Bahu Saaaga. Every villain either, bua ji or chachi in the house wants to get into CID mode and overhear what the new saas and bahu are up to .. Varna tadka kaise lagega … right when bua ji is peeping via the door , bua sa comes and clears his throat…

Biwi looks like you are jobless It’s Wrong To peep into others room .. Shall I get you spare ears ?? Maybe you may just want to leave it everyone’s room 

 

Surprise

Ah… I remember a scene from Zindagi  Na  Milegi Dobara where the boy announces that he is going to give a surprise to his lady-love who is his mother and accidentally ends up putting it into the hands of his best friend

Some Might Say That It’s Wrong To just give too expensive gift that too in front of your Mother.

Mom thinks… Waah kya surprise hai beta kamse kam bataya hota

 

Situations will keep coming and going but what is important is one to think what is right and wrong and take appropriate actions and stand up for what you think is right and wrong

I remember this beautiful line from Amar Prem movie…

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kahana

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2 never to miss places in China

If you ever plan a trip to China with short duration there 2 never to miss places in my travel recommendation

  1. Disneyland in Shanghai
  2. Great wall of China

My main visit to Disneyland in Shanghai was also because of its one of the largest in the world and huge in the expanse. My 3.5-year-old was already knowing the key characters of Disney which made it exciting for him as well

One tip: Avoid visiting on weekends as the waiting time for rides is too long.

My first experience was also very special after all we get a chance to view the magical place

The first ride was a merry-go-round – which reminds the poem Merry go round the mulberry bush… and of course, the demand of the purple horse was fulfilled

 

Meeting with the Starwars

 

Disney Castle

 

Meeting Winnie the Pooh

Meeting Winnie the Pooh

 

Disney Clock

 

Entrance of Disneyland

 

Beijing:-

Beijing is a very historical place, hence if you are a history person then this is a must visit. I was thoroughly impressed with the Great Wall of China. I call it “A long Beast”. It takes at least half a day hence carry food and water, though there are enough restaurants.

 

The best way to start your walk is via ropeway or cable car and once you finish either you can come back the same route else take Toboggan and have a fun sliding all the way down

 

Ropeway

 

Toboggan ride

 

Great wall of China

 

 

 

If Clouds became a Genie…

Have you ever thought in your wild dreams if clouds ever became a genie… then how would you have seen yourself as…

Well, Arabian nights have always fascinated me so maybe I would love being Aladdin with my magic lamp. I love traveling so Clouds can become my Aeroplane and take me all over the world:)

When I am thirsty it can pour water right into my mouth… Oh!!! I am being a bit lazy…

When my kid wants to have a bubble bath I can just have all the clouds around him making  white lather on his head and face

If I want to eat pasta and Pizza he will take me to Italy to have the most authentic one…

If I want to eat chocolates then he will make a candy rainfall for me…

He would pour the clouds on to my hair like a hot coconut oil giving a nice spa.. god I saved time from going to spa center…

If ever I wanted to see god dancing he would transform clouds into 7 headed Serpents and dance above them. The thunder and lighting and storm would form the background score…

Above all my wish to him would be:-

  1. If ever the world had a water crisis he would make a downpour and free the place out of water problems and
  2. If ever there was a flood disaster he would fight the monster clouds and save the people…

 

Joy of riding!!!

While on an outing to a garden small kids were riding cycle. Some riding fluently some learning, some falling, dads teaching how to ride a cycle and some kids want to race.

Seeing them it took me down memory lane as to how we could rent cycle in our locality for as low as INR 25 Paise for half an hr and 50 paise of 1 hr. I do remember my father running behind me and scolding me when I didn’t press the brakes on time or didn’t see people walking on road etc… but that was learning. The fun moments were when the proficiency became a “JOY of RIDING”.

Incidentally one day one of my friends in the condominium pinged and asked if I would want to join Cycling to Bukit Batok Nature Park, I immediately said yes but had a lot of apprehension in mind. I had not driven cycle for a long time.

Thanks to all cycle companies like ofo, o bike, grab cycles now riding becomes easy and less hassle. Just to try if I could, I took the cycle from my child’s kindergarten back home.

First I wobbled, then braked, then stopped… Hurray!!!!!! I can ride I haven’t forgotten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We set on taking our cycles to Batok Nature Park. The beauty of the riding path is that there are pavements meant for park connectors that make the route less confusing.

We were 4 and as we took off the fun had started… my olden days were flashing in front of my eyes, the laughter, smiles and the shoutings, the traffic, the honks, the falling, getting the puncture fixed.. everything just came up just in front of the eyes within a second…..

Then I realized……

When you are young riding cycle is fun… As you grow older its becomes “Joy of Riding”

 

 

 

Italian connection

When you think of a romantic date a candlelight dinner can never be complete without wine and pasta. Pasta always has been seen as food for special occasions, but in due course, the way the dish is looked at has changed.

My liking to explore pasta got enthusiasm when a little one at home expressed his liking for pasta. Yes, Pasta!!!

There began a journey to the world of colorful kinds of pasta… We know pasta is white which is cream cheese, red which is arrabiatta , pesto which is green… BUT have you ever imagined a pink or orange pasta in front of you

Yes, it’s different to eyes but healthy to eat… So here’s my version of healthy pasta

 

PINK Pasta

  1. Pick Pasta of your choice – Usually, either penne, fusilli or spaghetti is most preferred..

Method:-

  • Boil Pasta in water with oil and bit of salt. Cook it well, strain and run with cold water
  • Sauce:-
    • 2 tbsp of refined flour, saute in butter until the raw fragrance goes,
    • Add 2 cups of milk – I prefer low fat, mix well and add a bit of salt
    • Add crushed pepper and Italian seasoning

Now for the color – Kids like vibrant colors, so healthy always goes colorful. The icing to this is to add a combination of veggies to get the pink …

Carrots+ Beetroots – yes that’s the combo!!!

Beetroot is rich in fibre, exerting favorable effects on bowel function, which may assist in preventing constipation and help to lower cholesterol levels too.

Carrot The health benefits of carrots include reduced cholesterol, lower risk of heart attacks, prevention of certain cancers, improved vision, and reduced signs of premature aging. premature aging. Furthermore, they are rich in vitamin A, C, K, and B8, as well as pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.

So Knowing the benefits how do we get the colors… Take the number of carrots more and less of beetroot in the ratio of 1:0.5 to get the perfect pink……

Pink Pasta with spinach

Orange Pasta – Follow the same steps except that there is no Beetroot.

Orange Pasta

 

When emotions get mixed with pasta the below is the abbreviation is what I see. This is my abbreviation of Pasta….

P – Passion

A – Accurate

S – Soulful

T – Timeless

A – Ageless

“Happy meal Always healthy meal”

Swachh Bharat Shining Bharat #BlogToPM

Dear Modiji,

Its truly appreciative effort from your ends to aim to make India a #Swachh Bharat. However, there is much to do..

Every year we see so much written about sanitization, garbage, flooding, bribes, punishment, tougher laws, better access to citizens on basic laws, better transportation etc etc.. but I would like to highlight certain key issues still prevailing in our system.

 

  1. Toilets – 3 years ago was launched India’s biggest cleanliness movement – Swachh Bharat Mission, states were given money to build toilets and monetary incentives to private players to process municipal waste and make compost or generate electricity, we have already passed 2 years from the action date is there any way to gauge how effective the toilet construction exercise has been in bringing about the sanitization behavioural change? In first world countries be it mall or station the toilets are just worth visiting without even a single rupee paid.
    Hence as tourists, it gives a different perspective on cleanliness. Can we ensure that the toilets at tourist places and local places are well kept? at least to make it a good feel for the locals and tourists
  2. Basic Education to Girl child – Can there be a rule in the country that every girl child must have a right to basic education?. Make it compulsory for them to go to schools. Let the  NGO’s be given this fruitful task.
  3.  Fine on trains – It not just the metro or the monorails the local trains that carry lakhs of passengers to work every day, Can there be a system to not eat in trains? First world countries have taken serious steps to ensure that their transport system is neat. Can the govt take steps to educate this in the minds of people and instill a discipline to not eat in trains? Heavy fines must be imposed on those caught

      4. Garbage segregation in the minds of people – While giving importance to segregate wet and dry waste

why not  remove the garbage out of peoples mind

– Educate them about throwing garbage on any roads, especially in front of schools, medical places like hospitals

– Impose a heavy fine on theft and other scrupulous activities. If caught should be punished. Speed up the process. Justice takes too much time.  They must be deterred to behave in that way.

– Impose food and water sanitization. Compulsory washing of hands before cooking or eating

– Traffic signal defaults and over speeding be caught and fined heavily

5. Better roads – Can we have pot-free roads? Can the government ensure that before every rain all the garbage and plastic is taken off roads?  Can the roads be so good that the office commuters don’t face the trouble of traffic jams? Trains can they have closed doors to avoid accidents? Mumbai trains carry lakhs of people. People sitting on the trains, leaning out etc… can this stop?

Can there be shades on the footpath and make it easy for travelers and also protection from rain?Can we look at other international countries the laws, facilities, and life the citizens?

  It must just not be Swachh Bharat it must be  Shining Bharat #BlogToPM

Thank you blogadda for this opportunity

#BlogToPM

Thanks for your consideration # Blog To PM

 

Super foods make Super brains

Super foods make Super brains

 

When it comes to kids it’s always a thought that goes into a moms head… So is mine .. my three years old boy is someone who always keeps me busy..

As elders say eating is not important, what the kids eat is important hence, from a young age it’s important to give foods which will help them stay healthy…

Some foods which I believe as a mom kids can have are below:-

  1. Dal khichdi – Moong dal is protein and Rice has the carb. Mixed with veggies like carrots, beans, pumpkin, cabbage, beetroot, potatoes make a good meal…
  2.  Ghee – Ghee made from cows milk make a good bowel movement. Everyday dabble a spoon either in rice or Chappatis ..
  3. Dry fruits – Cashews, Badam, Pista, Dates, walnuts.. these contain, Vitamins and essential oils which give energy and sharper brains
  4. Oats – A source of high fiber and extremely healthy. Either make it like a porridge with toppings if different fruits like apples and bananas
  5. Eggs- High source of  protein, very good source of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc
  6. Supplements – Fish oil or gummies which contain fish oils of shark or tuna is extremely healthy. This is a good option for veggies…
  7. Milk – High source of calcium and good for bones. You can always make shakes or give the favorite drink of kids like Milo or Horlicks
  8. Raagi – High protein content and very healthy

It’s so amazing to see our kids develop and that they become much smarter and super …..

I love experimenting foods, so do you as well?