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I came across this beautiful website http://kcdecals.blogspot.in/ which shares some beautiful ways to decorate your wall. Its an official blog of KakshyaaChitra Arts (manufacturers and suppliers of wall decals) .

Check it out !!

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Being Human

Live for today, for tomorrow is not yet known.

 

 

Dream a little, cos’ dreams make life worth living.

 

 

Make a wish, someone might just hear you.

 

 

Believe in yourself, believe that you are made for greatness.

 

 

Make some mistakes, for you have yet to learn.

 

 

Learn to forgive, become the greater person.

 

 

Inspire others, for they might be on their last shreds of hope.

 

 

Make some friends, you will need them in your life.

 

 

Show some kindness, your actions do unto you.

 

 

Care for others, cos’ caring makes you human.

 

 

Make others smile, their smiles are unspoken blessings.

 

 

Show some love, love is all that you live for.

 

 

 

Be a Human, because that’s what you have been born for.

 

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Childhood Memories

I so miss those days when festivals were all about fun, party , delicacies, friends, play , new dresses and long holidays. Wow!! What a time that was… We celebrated almost every single festival , be it  Holi , Diwali , Eid , Christmas, Janamashtmi , Guru Nanak Jayanti etc , etc , etc..

Every single festival has story linked to it. Like on Dussera, we use to dress up as Ram , Laxman and Bharat . Mummy made bow and arrows for us which we  hang on our shoulders. Also she used to make crowns as we were supposed to be Kings .. *Smiles* .. Papa and Mummy design Ravana out of sticks, chart papers and hang crackers on it. In evening , at the time of Ravana Dahana, one among the three of us get the golden opportunity to kill Ravana by lighting fire …. Those were the best days of my life *So Miss them *

Since past few years we are away from home , but my parents  created Ravana for our tenant’s kids. Sharing a few pictures..

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Celebrating Dussehra

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Jai Ambe Maa

mata jinko yad kare woh log nirale hote hai

Mata jinka nam pukare kismatwale hote hai

Chalo bulawa aaya hai mata ne bulaya hai

Unnchhe parvat pe rani ma ne darbar lagaya hai

Chalo bulawa aaya hain, mata ne bulaya hain,

Sare jag me ek thikana sare gham ke maro kaa

Rasta dekh rahi hai mata apani aankh ke taro kaa

Mast hawao kaa ek jhonka yeh sandesa laya hai

Chalo bulawa aaya hain, mata ne bulaya hain

Jai Mata Di kehte jao aane janey walo ko

Chalte jao tum mat dekho apne pao ke chhalo ko

Jisne jitna dard saha hai utna chain bhi paya hai

Chalo bulawa aaya hai mata ne bulaya hai,

Vaishno devi ke mandir me log muraden pate hai

Woh rote rote aate hain, hanste hanste jate hain

mai bhi mang ke dekhu, jisne jo manga woh paya hain

Chalo bulawa aaya hai, mata ne bulaya hai,

Toh prem se bolo, jai mata dee

Sare bolo, jai mata dee,

Jai mata dee, jai mata dee

Vaishno rani, jai mata dee

Hum pe kalyani, jai mata dee

Ma bholi bhali, jai mata dee

Ma shero wali, jai mata dee

Jholi bhar deti, jai mata dee

Sankat har leti, jai mata dee, jai mata dee…..

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I can’t wait to buy a nikon D5100 SLR camera. Without good pictures my blogging experience gets really boring at times.

 

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The second on my wishlist is IPhone 5 which is bieng launched today in San Francisco. I am a huge fan of apple products though I will not deny that they are not easy to handle. I had battery issues with my IPhone 2G and there is no service available in India for 2G phones.

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Aloo Gobhi Capsicum

I always believed that life after marriage doesn’t change… But I was wrong as it does . But I have been enjoying that change all through instead of just few times when it completely freaked me out. Earlier I was never bothered about my breakfasts and lunches. I just used to grab anything and eat. But now every morning the first question in my mind is what to prepare for our tiffins. Though V is not particular to carry a lunch box daily to office, but we still prefer to have home cooked meals. We are served various varieties in our respective canteens, but that we relish only once in few days.

Mostly I give chapattis, vegetable, curd and sweet in tiffin. The vegetable could be a dry or a curry. I ma sharing here aloo-gobhi-capsicum recipe which is quick to make and can be enjoyed with chapati,paratha or puri.

Servings: 2
Potato : 2, cut in small pieces and nicely washed
Cauliflower : 8 small florets
Capsicum : 1 , cut in small pieces.
Onion : 1 medium , chopped
Tomato : 1 medium
Green chillies : 2
Garam Masala: 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Leaves : finely chopped for garnishing.
ginger : optional
Garlic : optional
Chilly powder: optional
Coriander powder : optional

Put oil in a pan and let it heat. Add in onions and stir till they become light brown . Put around half teaspoon turmeric powder and stir (I often put chopped garlic and ginger also as it gives a new dimension to the dish) . Put in all the vegetables and add salt per taste. If you like it spicy, you can also add red chilly powder and coriander powder . I sometimes even add about half teaspoon curry powder just to bring in that extra taste. Put the lid and cook on low flame for about 5 minutes. Check If the potatoes are partially cooked (75%). Add in chopped tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes with the lid on. Once the cooking is complete, remove the lid and bhunofy the dish on medium high flame. I personally feel this is the most important part for this dish. All the moisture is evaporated and the dish is completely dry. Also when cooking on high flame while regularly stirring it , please assure it doesn’t get over cooked or stick to the pan. Once done , just sprinkle a little garam masala and season it with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.

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