Tuesday, 22 May 2018

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”

This is written for #mobiistar for Indiblogger

 It was at last JashneRekhta2017 festival, Wherein  I was part of core Volunteers team third time in a row. I was stationed at information desk right opposite to the Guest lounge. On the second day
of the festival, there was a discussion on Manto. The panellist for the discussion was RJ Sayema,
Actress Nandita Dass and Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqi. A couple of minutes before the program I saw my favourite RJ Sayema,  I felt the urge to capture a precious moment.



It was as if a dream comes true.  Here I am talking about none other than the sweet, melodious chirpy RJ Sayema. She was right in front of me smiling giggling at her usual self. Her eyes speak a lot even when she is not talking in her melodious voice. Me, the crazy admirer, went speechless.  I walked up to her and asked if she would oblige me with a selfie with her.

 She needed no persuasion and quickly agreed for the same. The result of the camera was nothing as compared to the moments that we shared. The interaction that started with knowing names quickly turned to literature. I was basking in the warmth that oozed at that moment. The microphone broke the spell by calling out her name. It was the time for her to make the much-awaited presence on the stage. She left me there filled with the Joy and pride of Knowing her in flesh and blood.


I wish I could reverse the time and freeze the moments I had with her, making them last till eternity. That moment explained me the true meaning of the phrase " time and tide wait for none. I remain even today left with a priceless shot that I took in my phone. Though not perfect but still the picture is the best frozen moment in time and will always remain so. Each time I look at the shot it fills my heart with Joy. In the words of John Keats, " a thing of beauty is a joy forever "

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Why your mother is the strongest woman you will ever know

Why your mother is the strongest woman you will ever know


 
She used to be 22; figuring out that never-ending cycle of what she’s supposed to be doing with her life. She used to be 15; obsessing every day how to look more perfect than yesterday. Your mom had a whole other life before you came into it. She had own hobbies and aspirations, just like you have today, and she probably even had a huge crush on someone else who wasn’t your dad.
 
Whether you are close to your mom or not, you can’t necessarily deny how much she has done for you. You can’t deny the times when you were out with your friends while your mom was busy cleaning the whole house by herself when she would rather be resting or even be out with her own friends for a change. You can’t ignore the times when she would come home from an eight-hour-long tiring day, staying on her feet for another extra hour just to cook you dinner before you retire for the day.
 
Your mom is the complete definition of a strong woman. She cooks, she cleans, and she works tirelessly to help put a roof over your head. But that’s only the half of it.
 
Your mother is outstanding because of the motivation she tells herself every day during the tough times she feels like she can’t take it anymore. She is amazing because she is the heart of the family who knows exactly how to keep everybody calm and focused. She is one of a kind because the type of love she offers is something no one else can provide.
 
Its that type of love that only comes through with great mental capacity when her body is about to give out but her mind still tells her to hang in there for the last few seconds. The type where the phrase ‘I love you no matter what’ comes to life every single day when her patience becomes stronger than her pride.
 
No one can compare to the strength of a mother. She not only exceeds the physicality of her the capacities when taking care of you, your sister and/or brother, and your dad at the same time. Though, the very thing that has always my curiosity and inspiration is the constant question that’s been lingering in my head for a while now. That question is, how in the world could a human being can handle all the physical and mental stress and responsibilities when taking care of somebody else other than themselves?
 
I guess no one will be able to answer this question. I have great respect for every mother out there because of this. As a young adolescent woman in her 20s trying to figure out where her life is going to go and still having to take care of herself in the process; I really could not imagine myself taking of any children right now, or anyone else.
 
That is why I respect to be very woman who has mastered how to love unconditionally, any human being who knows how to put others before themselves for a change, and an individual who knows the difference between loving someone for who they are and loving the idea of who they want them to be. Happy Mother’s Day.
 
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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Flavours of South...sadly has no flavours







As the weekend was almost there on Friday evening I was in no mood to cook something for myself, on the other hand, I was not feeling like to eat usual north Indian food. Hence I thought to order something in South Indian. I was looking for some restaurant in the close by So, I zero down my selection to Flavours of South, considering I will defiantly get some relishing South Indian treat today. I placed an order for Combo2 which has ( 2 Vada+2Idlis+ Masala Dosa+ Uma + Rava Kesari). However, I was highly disappointed because the Masala Dosa and Upma had a pathetic taste and odour. The Idlis were also very hard and with bad odour.  The sambar was nothing else but a watery mix of some vegetables in it. I more I was excited about the food equally more I was disappointed and upset, ultimately I have to throw away most of the food. If the restaurant really wants to stay in the trade they seriously have to look into their kitchen and make major amendments.


Food: 2/5 Ambience: 2/5 Value for money: 1.5/5 Service: 2/5







Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Neel Giri's - which offer good South Indian food




 Although I have been to this place earlier as well with my friends. However, yesterday I placed an order for south Indian Mini Tiffin, Although the restaurant also serves north Indian and Chinese, which are just average. The ambience is again just average like any small restaurant in your vicinity, but they serve superb south Indian food. About yesterday's food, everything was fine apart from rasam & Kesari Baath, it seems the rasam was more a liquid mix of red chilis with some salt and turmeric the was no other taste in it, talking about Kesari Baath it seems as if it is just cooked semolina with a pinch of  kesar to it rest there was no sweetness. Authorities of the restaurant really have to look into this. Also as a suggestion, I would like to say the restaurant needs a change in ambience or a complete makeover to attract more business.

Food: 3/5
Ambience: 2.5/5
Value for money: 3/5
Service: 2.5/5




Sunday, 6 May 2018

A Chilli...which is Yellow- The Yellow Chilli

A Chilli...which is Yellow- The Yellow Chilli 






Well, I went there for a  birthday party. This seems out to be a perfect option for the purpose.  Courteous and well-mannered staff with equally nice ambience and good taste.Amongst the many items which we ordered veg manchow soup was really good.Dal makhni has perfect taste and texture and so was the Paneer dhaniya Adraki All the dishes - ( raita, shahi paneer, dal makhni, mix veg, gobhi, and assorted pieces of bread.) seems out to be the perfect blend of spices. Ice cream and gulab jamun were the perfect desserts. And a perfect end to a tasteful evening! Overall very nice experience and would like to go there again to try more dishes. Lastly just want to add a point as feedback, if they work little on the lighting of the restaurant it will be great.

Ambience-3.5/5
Food-4/5
Service-4/5
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