Monday, January 18, 2016

A Long Awaited Journey

Medak, a place I wanted to visit as I came to this city after my marriage nineteen years back. Finally it was materialised last week. The destination was the Medak Cathedral which is one of the largest churches in Asia. Here is what I saw en route and there.

Mama with her baby

A nosy buffalo

A peacock running away. In fact there was an ostentation of them. On seeing the camera they scurried for cover like celebrities fleeing away from the paparazzi. 

The Cathedral

In a pensive mood, seems he too has problems to solve

These two were in good fellowship

Our next stop was the Medak fort. A mute spectator to many historical events, the formidable fort evoked fear and my young one clasped his big brother's hand. 

A parting shot from the fort. 

I love travelling, especially long drives. All through the journey I offered to drive but my hubby refused to give me the vehicle. While coming back on the highway he asked me to drive for some time. My children grumbled about my slow driving, but the vehicles were rushing past at an intimidating speed that I drove slower than usual. Ten minutes into driving we smelt burning rubber clanging sound. It was the front right wheel. It was torn in many parts. We were rattled by the thought that had it been my hubby who was driving at a great speed anything could have happened. Amazing are the ways that God takes care of us. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

                                      MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Friday, November 6, 2015

Beauty with Brains

Cleopatra, a name that evokes the image of a beautiful lady famous for her associations with high ranking Romans of her times. Her beauty has been eulogised so much. Recently from one of my students I heard a new fact about her. (Learning is a never ending process.) She was a formidable scholar who knew seven languages. Besides, she was a naval commander too. Indeed she was an intelligent lady whose brainy factor was eclipsed by the interesting factors. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Strange Love

Rain, you come down pouring,
When kids run out roaring,
You pat them, tickle them and splash on them
With cool arms extended you invite them to play
They laugh and run into your arms and back to shelter
The mirth of the innocent is worth watching
Rain knows the time when schools get over
The elders rant in dismay
But, rain loves kids and kids love rain
A strange kind of love!

Friday, May 15, 2015


Second year of workshop for B Ed. We were asked to make a presentation of library along with some drawings of furniture in library. Me being very poor in drawing did this to hide the flaws. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Stay Cool with this Summer Drink

Two days back I made a drink with raw mangoes. It is called 'Aam Ka Panna'. It has good cooling effect. I decided to share the recipe with my cousins through whatsapp. While sending, the phone edited it without my notice and sent it as 'Sam Ka Panna'. This type of mistake happens when the smart phone considers itself smarter than us.

Coming back to aam ka panna, it is an Indian drink which has heat resistant properties. It prevents the loss of sodium and iron from body due to excessive sweating. It is considered to be a tonic too. Here is how I made it. 

Cook 3 small raw mangoes in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles. Once cool, squeeze out the pulp and grind it in a blender or hand blend it. Add four glasses of cold water and strain. Add sugar as required, rock salt (I used ordinary salt) cumin (jeera) powder and if needed a little pepper powder. Some add mint leaves to it. The refreshing drink is ready.