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First in 2009

Wish you ALL A Prosperous and Happy New Year !!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be happy and successful ...

Have a Successful Year ahead !!!2009 HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR

"Everything in life is temporary. Darkness of the night; or a bright day. Even sunrise is temporary; so is sunset. So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won't last forever. And if things are going bad, don't worry. Because it won't last forever either. Everything passes by"

Have a great life ahead !!! .

A year has passed, since i started blogging, though I started the blog long back but started writing only a year back. What a great enlightening journey it has been ! In the beginning..i was a complete novice..not that i am an expert now, but then i didnt know any short what is D or P:) that, and if got some comment,didnt know that i must acknowledge it, then my daughter sat with me and to…

Premio Dardos

Thanks Shalom for this premio award ! And I feel realy honoured as this award is about "acknowledging the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day." Wow ! And when I think of values..Shalom is the first one who comes to my mind, in all my posts, I have seen her comments always advocating the right thing but since she has herself given it to me....
I would like to give it to---
Destination Infinity
Mardhi Manini
Smriti' world and

Then on 10th Dec. I got this award from Shalom.....and on 13th by Starry nights and on 16th Dec. by Pixie for my Anoobhooti .This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friends…

Butterfly Award

Thanx Deeplydip , Your Stylogue is the one I turn to, when i need some fresh air:)
I was awarded with this Deeplydips.. on 29th Nov.It was a birth day gift to me( as mine falls on 30th. Appreciaion always works as inspiration to me to be regular on my blog,Thank you Deeplydip for liking my blog !
The Rules are:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
Starry nights

and Tulip and Piper..though presently both of them are absent in the blog world , I wrote this post earlier, Now Mishy is back:)

I LOVE your blog

Now a christmas gift from Amrita.she has really spread cheer and happiness in my life, I believe that.......

Faith makes all things possible;
Hope makes all things work but
love is the only thing which makes all things beautiful.

This one brings a broad smile to my face..... Thank You Amrita ! feels nice to be loved by a fellow Chennaite:) and the feeling is cordially reciprocated with a big hug:), its a christmas gift to me and here are no rules:), so I wud like to give it to........
Deeply dip......I just love ur stylogue, my daily dose:).
Cess: I love ur MMJ:)
Maddy: I like ur pictures very much:).
Nidhie : I like reading the serious topics here. Shalom; Love ur righteousness in life.

I have given a few names here, but I love all the bloggs on my blogg roll, otherwise they wouldnt be here:)

A cup , "Bloggers for World Peace"and proximade

I have received this award from Reflections for my food blog...Meri Rasoi ( means my Kitchen) and its exactly that. I write everything as I prepare it.
This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
It makes me feel really good as thats the aim of my blog.
So I would like to deliver it to.....

My space
Frankly speaking.



And now two gifts from PIXIE and Deeplydip.... A cup and a placquard for world peace...I never won a cup in my life:) so one more wish granted b…


why india?......This question must be haunting many...........
Because we are Gujratis, Marathis, Punjabis, Bengalis, Malyalee....not INDIANS.
* Because our leaders protect themselves with 350 police personell & 50 cars. Who cares about the common man.
* Because politicians will run to console families of slain terrorists merely to earn some brownie points.
* Because we are scared...........scared to execute one measely convicted terrorist.
* Because we elect a PM who is more of an academician than an administrator.
* Because we believe that social equality can be achieved not by teaching a man how to fish but by providing him fish for days to come.
* Because democracy in India enables us to condemn anything & everything whereas the propounders of the Magna Carta restrict speech against God & the Queen.
* Because for most of us, nation building is restricted to compiling the Indian Cricket team.
* Because we let Mandir & Masjid run our daily lives not roti,kapda or ma…


BalikaBadhu....This is the serial quite popular now..a..days, so when i went home, and heard everybody talking about it, I had to see it.It started very nicely..about child marriages and its bad effects. But what is it with indian TV that they are hardly able to maintain the story line and standards. That child bride and her antics were quite interesting,novel and natural, specially the girls..Anandi..Fuli

now suddenly the focus has shifted to the marriage of a young girl to an aged man. And here the treatment goes haywire. The young girl Gehna is wed to an old.....or i wud say middle aged rich man whose wife has died. Gehna has no other special attribute except that she is beautiful and young and chosen for her beauty. her parents are poor, taken more loans than they can pay for,I mean they are literally on the road. So the rich man gives them pots of money to take care of their loan and rest of the family.

Here the girl doesnt resent her parents....who sold her(her language), or who…

Few lovely quotes ,ending with a Joke

People often say that motivation doesn't last.Well, neither does bathing,that's why we recommend it daily.~Zig Ziglar~

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving forourselves." Gautam Buddha

Difficulties dont come into ur life to destroy u but to help u realise your hidden potential and power, let difficulties know you are more difficult.

So many options...poison,sleeping pillss,hanging, jumping from building,lying on train track, but i chose plastics...slow and sure.

Personally, I'm always ready to learn,although I do not always like being taught.~Sir Winston Churchill~

Good relationship are like trees, they demand attention and care in the beginning but once they blossom, they provide you shade in all the situations of life.

If you are feeling depressed , if you are feeling sick then i know what is wrong with you, you are suffering form the defficiency of Vitamin ME.

As a child we always wanted to grow…


yesterday I saw RU BARU ,its literal meaning is...face to face... a very different concept which I havent seen earlier. The story unfolds like this...
Nikhil (Randeep dont ask me who is he;) of the many exes of Sushmita sen), gets up in the morning...very busy, as he has a presentation,his live-in girl friend Tara (Shahana Goswami) wants him to go to India with her and meet her parents, and then come to her show at Theatre, as usual a busy morning and as ocupied he is with his clients..he is a little irritated, says no to going India, then presentation is not succesful and when he take a taxi to go to the driver engages him into a conversation telling him..whatever u want to now, life may not give u a chance again..since u love ur it., but then he doesnt like the show much and then they have a tiff in the restaurant dining out, Tara goes out alone, he wants to stop her, but she doesnt listen, and boards a taxi.........…


I always like to do tags..cant say why..may be it tells me that someone remembers me and wants to know about me....may be it gives me the feeling of wanted..whatever:), but i enjoy doing them...but yes for the complicated ones, my daughter has to do a little here and a little there:), but then my daughter has always been a perfect helper and assistant to me and continues to do so,inspite of being busy with job & that order only..:) and because i want to enjoy every thing in life i am doing all the tags slowly at my always delayed:(.

Hiphop grand mom tagged me for this....

My oldest memory:

I have many.....but the oldest one is ..where have this very hazy picture of me and my grandmother (daadi) going to Neemsaar( a pilgrimage) going on a Riksha and falling down and one more of watching GANGAJAMUNA with my daadi and younger sister sitting just in front of the screen and getting scared by fight scenes:), And u will be surprised to know that in the same hall, my…


With reference to my last post and after reading so many blogs about terrorist attack, I have seen that everybody is puzzled,scared ,enraged, confused looking for a solution. But for a problem so grave we cant have any overnight solution, but after thinking a lot I have come to the conclusion that for a long term solution......we must start a JIHAD that....
In whatever professions we are..we will do our jobs most sincerely and honestly.
We will take all the decisions in our life, thinking about the right values, not personal interests.
We shall not take or give bribe even if our work is delayed.
We shall not take short cuts in life..never.
We shall vote,come what may.
we shall never shirk from the responsibilities.
If we spread these values and people start following it.....there will be a drastic change in everything.. terrorist cant bribe anyone to get info or entry,cant take any arms,weapon inside, leaders will be accountable and doing their job seriously, all states will prosper…


So much has been written about them everywhere that nothing new I could add, still some questions are popping up in everyone's mind,, I got few very valid questions and points in my email, and i want to share them with you........
The audacity, planning and flawless execution of this attack has really shamed India - its intelligence agencies, navy, government (central & state), home ministry and what not. the terrorists have made a mockery of a great nation considered to be moving towards a superpower in the next few decades. How is it that an entire team of terrorists could enter Mumbai by sea and the navy does not get a wind of it. Were they sleeping away to glory? How is it that MOSSAD warns us of these attacks and inspite of that we don’t react forget getting intelligence before other agencies like MOSSAD. This is not the first time either. When Mr. Rajiv Gandhi & Ms Indira Gandhi were assassinated MOSSAD had provided intelligence as well only to be ignored by our ‘in…

Tagged -differently

SWARNA tagged me long back annd i am sorry swarna that i am doing it so late..what with my vacations and all that......and whenevr i find something complicated, procastrination takes over me:) I just hope that i am able to do it now, lets start..........

The rules are simple:
Answer the questions below and do a Google image search on your answer,pick a picture from the results on the first page, with minimal explanation

The age you will be in your next birthday:
53.........I know u must be thinking of me ancient:) This is me.. still hungry for knowledge:)

2. A place you’d like to travel to:

Jwalaji..near Dharamsala....for a long time i have been wanting to visit all three--Chamunda,jwalaji, and Chitpoorni and then Vaisnomata:).

3. Your Favorite place:

Home.. at a hill station.....a small cottage ( a wishful dream for me:), i would love to live in natural surroundings, away from the hustle bustle with few possessions, near to nature and go

4. Your favorite food/drink:

I am confused....I do…


In the last one month I have seen many movies , but I got lazy and didnt write anything about them but Yesterday I saw Jodha Akbar and loved almost everything about it.....yeah everything even Aishwarya:)...though there is one scene where any other good actress would have done where she watches Hritikexercising, her face doesnt show much, but over all she is very sweet everywhere and Hritik is flawless as usual.
BUT what pained me a lot and made me sad was watching Rajput killing in the beginning, and the character of Bhaironsingh..Jodha's father..such a spineless person, Rajput are not like that, and what made it worse was, KulbhushanKharbanda..may be if it was played by some other good actor.would have been tolerable. In worst circumstances, Rajput may bow, but they never loose their dignity and here this person was looking like a peon and the same about her mother...Suhasinimulay..i cant imagine a Rajputani suggesting her daughter to cheat--Rajput are known f…


I am back after along vacation or should I say from a lot of pampering and attention:). When even after 32 yrs of marriage, i get so much of love, affection and caring from my family, I know what is family and why one should do everything for this.Its really worth it.To give and take this type of love, everybody has to do a lot, but the end result is that we get more than we bargained for:).For me it works as a tonic and very refreshing to know that there are whole lot of people who love u so much, and it gives me strength to love many more people without expecting the same love in return.
One more thing i would like to say is that normally people think that film star cant be good politicians..but here is an home town is her constituency and i was very pleasantly surprised to listen to what people say about her......she has done the most for that place, she is a working politician.....she is very polite and in spite of being a glamorous heroine, she travels w…