Saturday, December 13, 2014

Few Things About Me

Even though I mostly write my posts from my experience, I find that I reveal very little about my actual personality on this blog. To know more about myself continue reading…
Here are the ten things you don’t know about me so far.
1.        My name starts with ‘A’ and ends with ‘A’. It’s a 7 letter name. A_____A. (I know now you all try to complete it with all your wild guesses :p )
2.       I live in India and my state is Tamilnadu. I love to be addressed as a tamil girl. My city is surrounded by full of nature, mountains and greens. (lucky to be here).
3.       I like to watch cartoons. My all time favorite is Heidi (the alps girl). I like popeye, kid vs kat, chota bheem, tom & jerry, Scooby doo. (Still like a kid :D)
4.      I am graduated in computer applications. Before I choose this field, I have an aim to be an archaeologist. We don’t have much college offering that course in my state. So I have no options left to take except computer applications. To be my surprise, computers are not boring machines. Eventually I started loving them. As a software professional, there is nothing to wonder that I designed this blog on my own according to my taste :P
5.       I dint use to talk very much to people. I like to think more than talking. There are a lot of times in my life, I dint talk where it’s needed. Even in group discussion of my interview, I spoke only one sentence because after all it is group discussion everyone must get a chance to tell their views. Lol
6.      I love to hug my blanket and sleep, yeah you read it right. It’s my blanket (soooo softy). Usually girls love to hug a teddy bear or pillow and sleep. With a blanket it sounds odd for many.
7.       I am addicted to reading and learning. I like to learn about new things often. Reading ebooks and novels are my favorite time pass.
8.      I am short tempered. I only get anger reasonably and when things go wrong. It depends upon what I said and what they did.
9.      I like to do things perfect. I always start to work well planned and complete it on time. being punctual is what I like. It gets you tension-free and satisfaction.
10.   I find my happiness mostly in small things. Tiny things never failed to amuse me. Like even a donkey is cute when its small :D


Monday, December 8, 2014

Heart Feelings 23

I don’t follow anyone in this world,
I was busy making my own footsteps
For others to follow…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Raising Wings

Its warm and dark inside,
Wrapped and trapped with the threads of life,
Without the fear of danger,
Rests inside the shield of nature,
As a dead corpse lie in,
Kept on the hibernation state,
Not for long to find a way,
To head out for free in hay,
Broken the barriers of the shell,
Gracefully terminated from temporary sleep,
Groomed up to an extent of charm,
Spreading out the angel wings that flutter,
Raised towards the deep blue sky,
To show the hope in life before it dies.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rice Pakora / Pakoda / Crispy Rice Balls

Rice (boiled) – 1 cup
Rice flour – 1 tspn
Gram flour – 2 tspn
Asafoetida – 2 pinch
Curry leaves – few strands
Coriander leaves – few strands
Shallots (finely chopped) – 7 nos
Red chilly powder – ½ tspn
Green chilly – 2 nos
Oil to fry
Salt as required
Take leftover rice / boiled rice in a bowl.
Add chopped shallots, rice flour, gram flour, red chilly powder, chopped green chillies, asafetida, salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves and sprinkle some water to it.
Knead it and make small balls out of it.
Heat oil in a frying pan.
Deep fry the balls until golden brown.
Serve it with easy mint chutney.
Easy Mint Chutney
Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves – 1cup
Lemon juice – 2 tspn
Green chilly – 2 nos
Cumin powder – 1 tspn
Salt to taste
Water – 1 tblspn
Grind all the above ingredients under easy mint chutney into a coarse paste.
Tastes well with pakodas, samosas and snacks.


Friday, November 21, 2014

A Secret Heart - Part 12

After a week, Maya came to airport with her parents to receive prithvi’s family. She was not interested in meeting them. But her mom insists her to do so. On the other hand, prithvi informed his mom that he has some important work to finish in his office and promised her that he will come to India on next flight. He dropped his mom in airport and rushed to his office.
Maya’s parents felt disappointed to see prithvi’s mom coming alone as they were eager to meet prithvi. Prithvi’s mom liked maya so much. Maya’s simple nature and traditional behavior never failed to attract anyone including prithvi’s mom.
They made the arrangements for engagement. Next day prithvi started to India. On his way to India, his mind was occupied by maya’s thought. He felt sad. But he had no other option now than marrying the girl as per his mom’s wish.
After getting ready, he reached the place of engagement on time. Everything was ready and settled. He rolled his eyes to locate the girl but he dint find her. After few minutes, maya slowly walked towards him. He felt her standing close to him. Both of them were nervous to see each other.
Prithvi took the ring and turned towards her with heavy heart. Maya raised her left hand to get the ring in her finger with teary eyes and she holds another ring in her right hand. Prithvi was too tensed and he dropped the ring on floor. He bent down to take the ring. At the same time, by mistake maya dropped the ring which she holds on prithvi’s head.
Prithvi’s thoughts were triggered the first meeting with maya in the bus. He looked up to see the girl and saw maya standing before him with worried look. Prithvi was excited to see maya and shouted “Mayaaaaaaaaaaa” in joy. Maya looked prithvi and she was speechless. She couldn’t believe her own eyes.
Everyone around them gave a confused look like what’s happening? Maya and prithvi hugged each other in happiness. Finally they exchanged the rings and officially get engaged.

                                                “True Love Never Fails”

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dowry - A Criminal Act

Dowry the most common word you hear in India before a marriage is confirmed, unfamiliar in many countries. Dowry is the payment of cash or jewels (gold & silver) given by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’s family along with the bride.
In India, dowry is like bribing the groom’s family to accept a bride. The dowry amount differs according to the financial position of the girl’s family, her age, her beauty, her color, number of siblings and family background.
Nowadays the increasing trend is specifying their dowry needs in the horoscope of the groom. I am shocked to see 5 lakhs, 100 pouns of gold jewels expected as dowry in horoscopes of the boy.
What they do with those huge amount of jewels and cash? Why do they expect it from a girl’s family? Don’t they have self-ability to earn those to live a happy life?  To the extreme, many in-laws torture and kill the girl to get more and more from her family to fulfill their money needs.
They deposit the money in bank and jewels in locker safely (without using, then what’s the purpose of getting it). In many situations, the wealth and respect of the girl’s family is calculated by the dowry they give. I totally hate it.
According to me, anything I can get in exchange of cash or goods are considered least value, at particular times zero value (not so important thing) in life except for the daily needs and I don’t want to buy a boy in return of cash.
Guys don’t sell yourself in the name of dowry. Don’t get dowry as you are worth more than that money can buy. Don’t measure your values with the piece of papers and metals. I compare dowry system to master slave relationship. One who gives is always a master and one who gets is always a slave. Now it’s upto you to decide whether to be a slave or not.
According to Indian law, giving and getting dowry (do worry) is a criminal act. Don’t be criminals.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Heart Feelings 22

Life game starts,
In auto play mode,
With no rewinds of the past,
No fast forward of future,
Stuck up by the errors in present,
Waiting to end,
Till the game is over.