--000-- Important statement - Some of those who are calling themselves as my so-called friends on the basis of acquaintance which has happened in a short duration of past time, behaved with me in past in a manner which was crossing over the limits of friendship in that time, vexatious, objectionable even after the frequent admonitions given by me, so I do not consider them as my friends who crosses over the limits of friendship. So I am not duty-bound to publish or answer their comments which are given on any of my blogs, or to answer their email, or to accept their friend invite on any of the social website like facebook, or to answer their messages sent through the comment form on blog. So please take a kind note that if it will be found out that the abovementioned persons tried to contact with me directly or indirectly by any types of means mentioned before or through any other person by incuring him / her inbetween or by maknig fake profile through it or by any other means, through the blog or through any other medium or if it will be found out that they have done any type of act which is vexatious for me, then proper action will be taken on it. Also by all this incidence the decision is taken that the right of publishing all the suspicious seeming comments given on the blog and the right of answering any of the suspicious seeming messages coming through the comment form is reserved, readers please take a kind note of it. ----- 00000 ----- महत्त्वाचे निवेदन - भूतकाळातील थोडक्या कालावधीकरता झालेल्या माझ्या ओळखीच्या आधारावर स्वतःला माझे तथाकथित मित्र म्हणवून घेणार्‍या काही जणांनी पूर्वी मी वारंवार समज दिल्यानंतरही, माझ्याशी तत्कालीन पद्धतीच्या मैत्रीच्या मर्यादा ओलांडणारे, मनस्ताप देणारे, आक्षेपार्ह वर्तन केले, त्यामुळे अशा मैत्रीच्या मर्यादा ओलांडणार्‍यांना मी माझे मित्र मानत नाही. त्यामुळे माझ्या कोणत्याही ब्लॉगवर आलेल्या त्यांच्या कॉमेंट्स प्रकाशित करणे किंवा त्यांना उत्तर देणे, किंवा त्यांच्या इमेलला उत्तर देणे, किंवा त्यांच्या फेसबुकसारख्या कोणत्याही सोशल वेबसाईटवर आलेल्या फ्रेंड इन्व्हाईटला ऍक्सेप्ट करणे, किंवा त्यांनी ब्लॉगवरील कॉमेंट फॉर्मद्वारा पाठवलेल्या निरोपाला उत्तर देणे यासाठी मी बांधील नाही. त्यामुळे उपरोल्लेखित व्यक्तिंनी आधी उल्लेख केलेल्या कोणत्याही प्रकारे किंवा दुसर्‍या एखाद्या व्यक्तीला मध्ये घालून तिच्याद्वारे किंवा बनावट प्रोफाईल तयार करून त्याद्वारे किंवा इतर कोणत्याही प्रकारे, ब्लॉग किंवा इतर कोणत्याही माध्यमातून माझ्याशी प्रत्यक्ष वा अप्रत्यक्ष प्रकारे संपर्क साधण्याचा प्रयत्न केल्याचे आढळल्यास किंवा मला मनस्ताप होईल अशा प्रकारचे कोणतेही कृत्य त्यांनी केल्याचे आढळल्यास, त्यावर योग्य ती कारवाई करण्यात येईल याची कृपया नोंद घ्यावी. तसेच या सर्व प्रकारामुळे ब्लॉगवर आलेल्या संशयास्पद वाटणार्‍या सर्व कॉमेंट्स प्रकाशित करण्याचे आणि कॉमेंट्स फॉर्मद्वारे आलेल्या संशयास्पद वाटणार्‍या कोणत्याही निरोपाला उत्तर देण्याचे अधिकार राखून ठेवण्याचा निर्णय घेण्यात आला आहे, याची वाचकांनी कृपया नोंद घ्यावी. --000--

Friday, October 23, 2015

Some More Please

     When I came home I saw the door locked with a big lock. I took my key and opened the door. 'Now all will come one by one in some time and ask for something to eat. It's snack time.' I thought. But I was too tired to do something complicated with it's time consuming recipe.

     Till that time came in all others one by one and asked me in tired mood, 'What's there for eating?'

     I answered, "I will prepare something in just few minutes." I looked in the fridge, put out the packet of mashed potato's snacks having shape of smiles.

     I added oil in a pan and kept that pan on flame. Then I took mashed Potato's smile shaped snacks one by one and deep fried it till it turned to golden colour.

     Then I took some other ingredients for making canapes.

     Let's see the recipe of canape.

     Ingredients -
  • Deep fried golden coloured smile shapes
  • Metkut Raita - (Metkut Powder is a common traditional Maharashtrian taste enhancer which is easily available in grocery shops) - The Metkut Raita is made by mixing Metkut powder, curd, some red chilli powder for taste and some salt for taste which was having consistency like that of a paste.

  • Sprouted Mung Seeds (Moong seeds)
  • Tomato pieces

     That's all! Now see the steps for the easy recipe -

  • I took the deep fried golden coloured potato smile shapes in a dish.

  • Then I spread Metkut Raita on each smile shape.

  • Then I added Sprouted Mung seeds on Metkut Raita spread. (The Sprouted Mung seeds without anything added to it.)

  • Then I decorated it with piece of Tomato on each piece.

     What a colourful dish it was! Not only colourful, but also healthy dish! The dish was ready within minutes. When I served the dishes, the eagerly waiting faces of my family brightened immediately. When they ate the canapes, they smiled saying, "Delicious! Some more please!"

     And I smiled too by seeing their smiling faces.

Note - This post is written as an entry for contest - "Let’s Put A Smile On That Face"  

Note - The opinions in this blog post may differ from the blog author’s personal opinions because this post is specifically written for the contest. Before eating or using any packed food, reading all the information on that pack of food and taking information about it’s ingredients and the effects of those ingredients on health is suggested. Also close observation of any packed food before further use is suggested.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Real Togetherness

     I live in a city which is considered as smart city in developing India. The people living in this smart city are trying to keep pace with new development and for that they use smart phones and other digital facilities. Using smart phones, tablets, computers and taking benefit of digital world is not bad until a certain limit, but when people get addicted to it, it becomes reason of worry. It is not good to see people who always stick to their smart phones for keeping contact with distant people, but while doing that they simply ignore real people in front of them. Unfortunately many people are so addicted to virtual world that they have lost the real communication in real world. It is not much surprising that even people in same family communicate with each other with their smart phones sitting in different rooms of the same house. So there is strong need of breaking these shackles of the digital world. It is necessary for people to connect with other persons in person, by feeling and sharing real emotions in the real world with them.

     'When we will break free from the clutches of our smart phones and build meaningful relationships with our kith and kin in the real world, that will be the 'Real Togetherness' for us,' that is what I meant when I use these words 'Real Togetherness'. And I feel that it is the nature which helps us to do something together for building our relationships for 'Real Togetherness' in many ways. It might be a simple nature trail or a event like planting plants, seeds or a trek on some hill or a visit to the jungle or a trip to the green hill in rainy season or some other event related to nature which brings the people together.

     When we go close to the nature with some activities related to it, nature gives us experience of some differences, some work together, some fights, some giggles, some help offered to others, some cries, some smiles and finally enjoyment of our work done together with our kith and kin and it is the “Real Togetherness” for me.

     I participate in activities related to nature with my family, friends and relatives and it really helps us bring together. In rainy season we try to participate in planting event and it is a fun while doing work in soil. Also every year our family and relatives went to the ‘Hurada Party’ which is kept on the occasion of cutting of “Jawar” grains (i.e. hurada) on one of my friend’s farm. Roasting the seeds of Jawar and eating it with curd, chutney with a group of people and drinking juice of sugarcane with it, is such a fun that one must experience it really! Also in our society we take flower arrangement shows and competition for best plants grown in pots on our terraces. I remember a seven year old kid asking question about how roots of plants hold the soil and when I answered him with practical while planting a plant in big pot, that kid saw how roots hold the lumps of soil and got the real answer in real world, which was a thrilling experience for him. Thus nature helps us to do something together for 'Real Togetherness' in many ways. Go to nature!

Note – This post is written as an entry for campaign “What does Real Togetherness mean to you?”

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Let’s Put A Smile On That Face

     A gloomy child in home becomes a reason of worry in home. I have experienced it myself many times. Now it's a routine that my seven-year-old nephew Arnav and my five-year-old niece Prachiti behave in a sulky manner when their mother leaves them with us while going to her office tour for eight to ten days. Though we all try to keep these kids happy, they do not like to part from their mother for so many days. This time also there was no difference. Prachiti was asking me, "Why mother goes away for so many days?"

     I tried to change subject, "It's her work and she can't stop that. But have you seen the crayons that your grandfather brought for you and Arnav? Now you can paint your picture with more shades of colours. Let us see who completes the new picture first. You paint your picture and I will make some dish for you. What do you want to eat?"

     "We want to eat the snacks from that new packet which Mom has brought for us and kept in the freezer." said Arnav. Prachiti agreed immediately.

     "Okay." I said and saw that packet. It was packet of McCain Smiles. So I had to do nothing much but to just deep fry those snacks. So I took the pan, put oil in it and kept that pan on flame and added the snacks one by one in oil to deep fry it, till it turn to golden colour. The mashed Potato's snacks having shape of smiles were deep fried soon and were ready in dishes in next few minutes.

     I kept those smiles in front of gloomy looking Prachiti and Arnav and told them, "These are the smiles ready for you. Now let us decorate it."

     "I like the sweet taste. Let's decorate it with Coconut, Raisins and Shrikhand Goli." said Prachiti with sudden enthusiasm.

     "I will add Strawberry jam having Strawberry pieces on those smiles for more decoration." said Arnav showing more enthusiasm.

     "Good idea! It will taste different than it's regular salty, slightly spicy taste. Let me give you those things, so that you can do the decoration according to your wish!" I told them and gave them all those things.

     Ingredients - 
  • Deep fried golden coloured smiles
  • Chips of Fresh Coconut  
  • Fresh Grated Coconut
  • Raisins
  • Black Raisins
  • Strawberry jam having large pieces of Strawberry
  • Shrikhand Goli (The famous candy in Maharashtra having sweet and sour taste like that of Shrikhand.)

     And the sweet toothed kids started to decorate their Potato smiles with smile on their own faces. Their grandparents also joined them and helped them decorating the smiles and arranging them in dishes. Let's see, first the golden coloured smiles arranged in a dish.

     Prachiti used Fresh Grated Coconut as a spread on smiles and then added a Shrikhand Goli on it and Black Raisin and Raisins for decoration.

     As Arnav was more enthusiastic he used Strawberry Jam with large piece of Strawberry and Fresh Grated Coconut and a Chip of Fresh Coconut as spread on each smile and decorated it with two Shrikhand Golis and a Black Raisin and a Rasin to give it a contrasting appearance.

     Then for all of us we arranged those smiles in dishes and enjoyed it's fruity spicy taste.

     One thing was sure that while doing all that decoration the kids forgot all their sorrow in just few minutes and smiled with cheerful faces. That was a really precious smile for us!

Note - This post is written as an entry for Contest - "Let’s Put A Smile On That Face" 

Note - The opinions in this blog post may differ from the blog author’s personal opinions because this post is specifically written for the contest. Before eating or using any packed food, reading all the information on that pack of food and taking information about it’s ingredients and the effects of those ingredients on health is suggested. Also close observation of any packed food before further use is suggested.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Deep Desire in My Mind To Get It Immediately!

     Now there is a deep desire in my mind to get the new “LG NEXUS 5X” immediately. Do you know why? This phone is loaded with new features and by seeing those features anyone will crave for it. Now you must be eager to know about it’s features so read it.

  • What I liked is it’s light weight, so it can be carried anywhere anytime. It’s very important for me. It’s 5.2 inch display having Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, that means no more scratches. This device having Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system pleases the mind by it’s world class speed with the help of the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor. Having new standerd USB Type-C charger, it is such a sleek, lightweight phone which is available in different colours! The choice is yours! Smart and fashionable! Easy to carry!

  • What I liked next is it’s powerful faster camera application having lens with f/2.0 aperture which lets more light in and captures sharp images with stunning detail. Even in low-light conditions, its larger 1.55μm pixels capture more light to give sharp detailed images in dimmest conditions. Not only this, the camera shoots videos at 4k resolution to give crisp and high-definition videos. Ah! This is what I was searching for! Now I will not lose a moment while shooting.

  • What I liked most is it’s simplified security – “Nexus Imprint”. The device is having a fingerprint sensor named ‘Nexus Imprint’ which makes it more secure. This fingerprint sensor is placed on the backside of the phone which complements the way one naturally holds the phone. Thus Nexus Imprint turns on the mobile’s screen with just one touch and unlocks the applications quickly, easily and let one breeze through checkout lines. Also by incorporating measurements each time one uses the device, Nexus Imprints gets smarter with every touch. Now no fear of use of phone by other persons. Really a smartphone, isn’t it?

Note – “I am participating in the #ChampIsBack activity at BlogAdda.”

Note - The opinions in this blog post may differ from the blog author’s personal opinions because this post is specifically written for the #ChampIsBack activity.

Note – Smartphone overuse can lead you to addiction! It is suggested to use the smartphone with responsibility.