4 December 2016

Stay calm

So I am on vacation and nothing much to write . There is one thing I learnt this vacation and that is

The best way to treat few humans  is to keep silent or else you will lose your peace .

Out of all , there is one more thing - if you have lost interest on something or someone that's the end .Gone is gone ! Avoiding something in your life is very difficult for a human . Nobody will do it that easily unless they are hurt or done with it .If you ever learn to let go things that's the best thing you are doing to yourself . You save your energy, time, happiness, peace , thoughts !

So know what to do when and stay happy in life ! You have only one life and love it with positive and happy people ! If you feel you are surrounded by negativity try being positive by reading books, painting, watching birds, going for a walk or whatever you like and it will definitely help you . 

2 December 2016

He !

Behind this kid today
There were days he wanted
A school bag,
A pair of shoes,
Few nice clothes,
Good food ,
A Little money to live
He has wondered
Will he ever have a life anymore
But there was nobody who helped him
They thought he only wanted money
And won't even talk to him
Today he has all these
Not a pair , but many
But , what he does with all he has
He keeps a little for him
And gives the rest to the kids
Outside the world
There are still many ! !

He does it all because that kid
Is still alive in him !

29 November 2016

Orange !

So these days I am reading so much of books than writing . I do a painting everyday and read one story . So here is something that I drew . Should be writing something soon !


17 November 2016

Circuit !

Sometimes when you sit at home , without talking to anyone there are so many thoughts coming in .  how nice life was or how nice it is going to be ? Can it be like this ? Like that? What's next ? Will this be the condition always ? So many things flashes in your head .
Such a circuit passed through my head as well !
I drew whatever came in and connected them in the way I want !
A circuit designed by me !


9 November 2016

What did I do ?

So while I was waiting to see trump or Hilary ?

There came a flash news: 500 's and 1000 notes can't be used henceforth ! Banks and ATMs won't work for two days . I was left with two 500 rupee note . That's all !!

So what did I do ?

I had people sending me this news , videos and meme to my what's app ! Really got pissed off. This is why I don't get into the group what's app tradition .

Secondly, my relatives called me to advice me

Third , whichever channel I see people screaming and shouting about the same thing .

Fourth, gold rate has increased  , if you want to change your jewellery sell it now shilpa !

I saw my neighbors yapping , my relatives complaining about this, few were saying this is too bad . 1000s of phone calls at home.

What did I do ?

All the shops were closed . The road was quite . Nobody was at home . All went out in search of change .

I was the happiest ! Wow what a peace if I am left alone at home .

First thing I did - took a 500 rupee note and kept it in my currency collection , and that's for my kid . I would say when I went India once this happened and show him/ her the old 500 rupee note .

I made a yummy bisi bele bath with cauliflower , carrot, potato, and cashews. Made a gooseberry salad to add beauty to tummy ! Ate nicely !! Yum

Slept in the afternoon , made a good cup of coffee !

The best part out of all is , people at home asked me can you give me coins ? And I did . My coin collection helped them . I have te habit of collecting coins in naveens perfume bottle and that was a life saver for many . Never under estimate the power of coins ! !

Posting the pic of my coffee , lunch and coins !!!

Btw, trump won !!



2 November 2016

Sketch

So the sketch pen craze is still on ! Here are two of the sketch arts . Cockroaches yet to draw:)


26 October 2016

Daughter- in - law 's !

So this is for all the daughter in laws out there who have a lovely mother in law and a more lovely mother in law . I had thoughts of this post for a long time but never got a reason or time . I had to think so much before writing this , because this is a very sensitive relationship.
So here we go , few girls have their parents , few don't have both , few have any one of the parent , few would have but parents would be separated , so there are so many situations and so many issues .
I basically want to make it short and write just a little . Few things that I have learned in my life are below . This is a must to be followed . But , before I start I must say , if you have an understanding husband there is nothing else you would need in this world and I have that one kind of a man with me ! !

Few things that you can follow to avoid problems at home .

1. Never tell to your mother in law what is happening in your house . If it's something good, that's fine . But don't complain about your parents, relatives , cousins anybody . It will come back to you one day . There are chances she tells , you don't go to your house . So , save your people !
2. Never interfere in the finance part . Though you know how much money your husband sends her or it might be even you , never give it with your hand . She might tell you enjoy all the money my son earns and you are the decision maker .So don't get into this mess !
3. If you live abroad, whenever you call her ask about her sisters/ brothers .Because for her only after her sisters and brothers her son , daughter in law, husband etc comes to picture . Don't expect her to enquire about people at your  home :)
4. Whenever you see her , buy something for her , at least few apples .Never go empty handed .
5. Just listen to whatever she says , it's up to you whether you take it to your world or not , but yea listen with a smile !

These are the simplest 5 points that I feel can be maintained . Few might like it , and others would say I am a bad daughter in law but I don't mind . There will definitely be someone who would have felt the same .

The best part is believe your husband, he knows her better than you . At least for a minimum of 25 years he would have been with her . Never ignore his words ( only if your husband is one kind of as I told ) the rest I don't know .

I wish you all have a great mother in law and you all live a happy life .

Too much of anything is not good !!

25 October 2016

Visualize life !

To accomplish something in life you have to think big . You can never think small and accomplish something big . The saying ' leap of faith' yes you have to have that faith and think of having something you want . You keep dreaming of it no you won't get it , to accomplish you have to work for it . You can't go and eat a sandwich and say I want it ! Hopeless !
Keep visualizing and work hard for it , you will definitely get what you want! Everything is possible if you badly need it ! ! 

22 October 2016

Funky monkey and the colored feather !

Few of my sketch art . These days it's funky colorful school days thoughts ! Happens , right ?


Hey funky monkey 
Don't hang around 
Your make up would vanish 
And your hair clip would fall off 
Listen to kili singing la la la 
And dance dub dub ! 




Oh beautiful ! 
Would you give me a feather? 
I promise I will keep it safe 
Between the pages of my book ! 


19 October 2016

Coins

Childhood hobbies ! Everybody would have definitely had a hobby . Whether you still collect them or not is with you !
So mine was collecting coins , stamps , feathers, car models, shells so many . I have been so active from my childhood and I still do all these . I have the habit of writing diaries too :) I used to collect fishes also . When the gushes deliver babies I exchange it and buy the fishes which I like . I still have 70 fishes in my house at Dubai .
Today I decided to open my old school bag and looked into my coin collection . Thought of taking a pic of few coins and posting it here .

I am still stuck in my childhood !

Did you like it ? What all were your hobbies ? Do you still continue ? So many question .

Anyhow bye for now !


17 October 2016

Tail and the tongue !

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue 


What is wonderful quote !

So this is what I thought today . How loyal a dog is ?I don't think even humans could be that loyal and lovable  . But obviously I am not comparing a dog and a human . Just posting what I feel .

You see your dog after 10 years still they will come to you with the same love . But do they have a family like us ? Brother , sister , cousins . Lol no ! But we have everything but won't know the value of it ! That's the truth.

I wish humans had the loyalty, love  and friendship that a dog has !

I have no idea why I thought about a dog at 12 am but yea our thoughts are like monkeys !!

What do you think ? I think wagging tail is better than a license less tongue 

2 October 2016

2016 Navarathri

So here we go !

This is the bomma golu I set this year .

Top step is always dedicated to panchamuga hanuman , murugan and ambal.

Second step this yet has the arupadai veedu set

Third step has the nava graham set and few random gods

Fourth step has balambigai and krishna with chattiyar chattichi, kalasam and few other small idols

The last step is always dedicated to the varalakshmi and ashtalakshmi . I keep these  in the bottom step so that it will be easy to do data saraswathi pooja .

On the floor I have kept kacheri set , stage show. It's an induction stove box I converted to a stage by sticking red velvet paper :)

On the side, I kept two steps

Top has the ardhanari with karthigai pengal.

Bottom step has some random dolls . I named them the twin step !!

I kept a small park , farm and some fishes in a bowl so that I kids can enjoy watching it .

Hope you all liked it . Let me know what you liked the most ?









28 September 2016

Idols 2016

So before the Navarathri starts day after tomorrow thought of posting the new idols I bought for this year . Once the steps are set with decorations I will be posting a blog in detail .

Whenever I buy these idols I think my grandchildren's will say one day these are all the old idols which my grandma collected from India  ! Though I don't know where they will live or where i will be , I believe they will cherish all these !

I know I am thinking too much but still happens :) At times you should think too much and feel happy !

Arupadai veedu 

Annapoorni 

Navagraham

Kacheri 

Murugan with valli deivanai 

Ardhanarishwar

Balambigai and krishna 

Samayapuram Mariyamman

25 September 2016

Adyantha prabhu!

Navarathri or Dasara is one of the most celebrated festival in India . It's a time of enjoyment . I love being in India during this time . I love decorating and inviting people home . The best part is everyday is like a red carpet !

This time I went to buy some idols and happened to see this one . Half ganapathy and half hanuman . I asked the shop guy , what idol is this ? He said its "Adhyantha prabhu".

I decided to do a google search and know what is it all about . Posting what I read for you all .

What begins has to end. This is nature. If there is one thing that has no beginning or end it is Almighty. If there is one thing that is beginning and/or end in its self it is Aadhyanta Prabhu Almighty. That is why we pray to Almighty by invoking His name thus: adi, aanadi, antham, anantham, anthadi. Whenever we begin anything we offer our prayers to Vignesh, the deity who protects from all hindrances, hence Vignesh. When the things are achieved ie., Jayam we thank the deity Hanuman and conclude. This is observed in all our endeavors, even in offering daily prayer rule is no exception. There was an intuition on a fine day that in this temple both these two peerless deities (Vignesh and Hanuman) are seen as one like that of Sri Ardhanareeswara an amalgam of Siva and Sakthi, and Sri Shankaranarayanar an amalgam of Siva and Narayana.

The very conception of the fusion of Vinayaka and Anjaneya forms in one icon has a great esoteric significance . It is fortified by the truth of the oft-quoted adage -.begin with Piliayar and end up with Anjaneya, being dinned at the ears of peoplemore often than not. The unique sight of the amalgamation of two potent and highly worshipful deities, invariably sends such thrills in the spines of the viewers that they raise their hands in veneration unknown to themselves.  Needless to emphasise, that prayers offered to this archamurti fetches double benefits, like two flowers obtained at a single pick.

21 September 2016

Happy tummy !

When it comes to food you just have to eat it ! Either find it or you prepare it . I fall in the second category. If I need something badly I will learn it . So for now , it's a simple dish that I wanted to eat in the evening most of the days . It's been years since I stopped eating masala chats . But the sudden madness for masalas popped in and this is what I ended up with
The yummy yummy bhel puri !
Without knowing how to make it , I bought it from a shop for 4 days but I knew I can't do it everyday.

So I decided to do it myself . This recipe was told over the call by Naveen and I made it . I wish I make a huge bowl of bhel puri for him everyday ;)

The easiest way goes here !

-Put some puffed rice in a vessel.

-Cut some onions and tomatoes to add

-Sprinkle some water ! Don't overdo !

-Add salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix .

-For flavors add some coriander leaves and stir the mixture .

Note- curd and  sev are optional! 

Keep your tummy happy and add some meaning to life !!

As always I prepare yummy food for that extra kiss ;)



19 September 2016

My childhood paintings

So today while cleaning my house , this is what I found . I found my school scrap book, my coin collection and the paintings . I remember my parents filing whatever I draw or paint . I wish I definitely do the same when my kids draw. What a beautiful memory it is !

Posting few drawings of mine . I am absolutely feeling happy looking at these . Did you like it ? Which one did you like the most ?










18 September 2016

Our onam

Trying my best to keep it short .

Onam for me is a festival of flowers , food and new dress . I remember drawing the designs for my class on the floor . Only designing was my job the rest my friends would do . Most of the times we have won . Roaming on the backyard for flowers and those small floral designs I make with my brother and sister .Those were the days , childhood .

After growing up its like preparing good food with all the love and eating . Do not wonder, I don't have a traditional Kerela saree . I don't like it .

My favorite part of onam is floral designs and the must be menu , Aviyal ( mouth watering )!!!

Posting few pictures of our onam celebration!

Any festival can be celebrated by anyone . Everyday is a celebration !

Always celebrate with the little you have , life would be happy !!









17 September 2016

White food

So this morning , I woke up early and was so hungry. Tried having an orange but still wanted to eat something soon . Could feel trains inside stomach . Early in the morning no shops are open .

So this is what I did .

Ingredients required
Split Bengal gram
Mustard seeds
Green chilli
Red dry chilli
Curry leaves
Ginger
Salt
Oil
Water
Semolina(white/ brown)

1. Add oil in the pan , add the mustard seeds, ginger, red and green chilli,curry leaves and Bengal gram .
2. Fry it till golden.
3. Pour some water according to the semolina to add .
4. Let the water boil .
5. Add salt and semolina ,keep stirring.

Note : You have to continue stirring until it becomes solid . If you don't keep stirring it forms lumps which will spoil the dish .

Once it's cool . Make it to small ball shapes or triangle , square whatever and steam it in a vessel.

Coconut chutney should go well with it !

I am hungry now !

Try and post in your ideas  . Also let know if you do it in a different way or add extra ingredients.

I am sure that each person prepares in different ways !