LOVE, LOVE and LOVE ONLY!!!!


LOVE, LOVE and LOVE ONLY!!!!


EIGHT LOVE BONDS


·      She was the one who started loving you even before seeing you and never stopped loving ever after.-MOTHER


·      If there is something that have been accomplished by you today it is built only with the power of his Love –FATHER


·      The first ever fighter in your life for every sweet nothings yet a “second mother” or a “father like” Love – SIBLINGS


·      They share & care , knows you in & out , gibble-gabble, a Love beyond blood and always there in need indeed – FRIENDS


·      If you are a “Romeo” she is your “Juliet “ ever loving, if you are a “Tom” she is your “jerry” ever conflicting, always as your better half – SPOUSE


·      Ever since they step into the world ,they shrink your huge wide world into an one point focus by their innocent  love –CHILD


·      Knitted &knotted love through ancestral blood they always partake in every good & bad events of your life –KIN


·      Her Love & Nurture revealed your caliber, molded  your character and enlightened your future – TEACHER


These Love bonds is what make our Life alive & beautiful .Few bonds may be missed /forsaken in one’s life creating temporary pain and permanent scar .Yet “Love is more joyous than Hurt is painful “ so keep spreading and drench everyone with

           LOVE, LOVE AND LOVE ONLY!!!!
  

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Mother India speaks for a cleaner & greener India


Mother India speaks for a cleaner & greener India



Dear Children,

“Each one of you make a difference together we make a CHANGE”
  • ·       Disregard using plastics…that is really choking me!!

  • ·       Spitting is action of making someone feel extremely ashamed. My child, I know you will not do it on me anytime from now.

  • ·       Mommy cannot be happy to see her children hungry and deprived .Plant, Plant and plant even more. So I can give you variety of food abundantly.

  • ·       I can’t let you fall sick by letting you drink unclean water. Preserve water resources by segregating drainage from them

  • ·       Construct toilets on highways and tourist places my child ,because one can’t avoid answering the call of nature.

  • ·       My dear, teamwork always leads to success .Every street form a team to clean your place once every week.

  • ·       I will be glad to see if you can stop littering and place a trash bin in your areas for safe disposal  of waste

  • Mark my words and make to it and that will turn into treasured blessings & priceless gift forever.


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Actions "ACT" too


                              Actions "ACT" too




Adhering to the trivial truth “Our very thoughts turn into words and thus actions” we always encourage our children to speak good words and ensure that their actions are right every now and then.

           But how many times have we also focused on guiding them to zoom in deeply into the words/actions of other person and conceive the underlying thought (motive) behind that person??

    Illustrations from epic Ramayana will give a much clear picture on why it is crucial?

  • ·       If at all Queen Kaikeyi had the vision to unravel the thoughts behind the words of Mantharai, LordRama would not have gone to forest and King Dasaratha would have lived a longer life.

  • ·       When Ravana disguised as Old Sadhu and seek Bhiksha from Sitaji, had she been able to understand the motive behind it she would not have been kidnapped.

It may be difficult for tender hearts to grasp it initially but it is slowly possible .A  kidnapper cannot influence a child by giving a chocolate/ice cream/toy and a molester cannot trick a child with manipulated words when the child understand Actions may  “Act “& Words  may “Wobble”

Here goes the famous tamil adage,

“கண்ணால் காண்பதும் பொய்
 காதால் கேட்பதும் பொய்
தீர விசாரிப்பதே மெய்”


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Home made Ginger garlic paste

Home made Ginger garlic paste: 


Ginger garlic paste is predominantly used in cooking Indian food.Though it is readily available  in stores the flavors are much better when it is homemade.This paste can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks

Ingredients:

Ginger           - 1/2 cup (peeled and chopped clove size)
garlic             - 1/2 cup 
salt                 -1/4 tsp
oil                  - 2 tsp



Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time     :   15 min   

Method:

  • In a mixer blend ginger and garlic coarsely.
  • Add the salt and oil to it now and blend again until smooth.(oil is added to avoid the change in color after few days)
  • Store it in a clean container and refrigerate it. Use a clean dry spoon to take the paste for use.
Making Ginger garlic paste ahead ease our work while cooking food  and saves time and money .Moreover  it adds better flavor to our food than the store brought one.

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Milagu thakkali kuzhambu

Milagu thakkali kuzhambu(Sun berry gravy)

A green tiny fruit  called milagu thakkali(sun berry) from the greens manathakkali keerai has natural healing properties for ulcers like the leaves. This is cooked with garlic, tamarind and spices to make a tangy flavoured curry that can be served over  Rice.



Ingredients:

Milagu thakkali      - 1 cup
shallots                   - 1 cup
garlic                      -10-12 cloves
tamarind                 -1 lemon sized ball
salt                          -to taste
chili powder            -11/2 tsp
cumin powder         -11/2 tsp
turmeric                  -1/4 tsp

oil                           - 3tbsp(sesame oil)

To Temper:

sesame oil              - 100 ml
mustard seeds         -1/2 tsp
urad dhal                 -1/2 tsp
fenugreek seeds      -1/2 tsp

Preparation time:30 min
Cooking time     :15 min

Method:

  • Soak tamarind (1 lemon sized ball) in  a cup of water for 30 minutes.Take tamarind juice out of it and discard the waste .
  • Discard the stem of milagu thakkali and wash it thoroughly

  • In a blender grind the shallots into a coarse paste.

  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Then temper with urad dhal and fenugreek seeds

  • Add the washed milagu thakkali to it and saute well in oil for 2 minutes


  • add adequate salt,chili powder and turmeric and fry for few seconds.

  • Put the garlic cloves to it and saute for another 2 minutes

  • Now put the blend shallots paste.

  • Follow it with tamarind juice and another 3/4 cup of water to it.

  • When it starts boiling sprinkle cumin powder to it and cover the cooker with lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

  • Once the pressure goes off open the lid check it for consistency.
  • Serve hot with steamed Rice.
                                        

Serves   :4

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PENGUIN ISLAND

PENGUIN ISLAND


Things Needed:

  • Flat board
  • Any plastic bowl
  • Cotton
  • water color
  • cello tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

For Penguins:

  • Foam balls
  • wiggly eyes
  • yellow black and orange color paper
  • black & white color

Method:

  • On a flat surface stick the plastic bowl with open side on the board using a cello tape and glue with cotton all over.







Color blue on few areas to appear like water here and there.
  • Color the foam ball with black color for the black part &white color for the white part of penguin.
                                   
use yellow color for beak, orange for feet and black color for feathers

                                 

Place the penguins randomly  on the board and glue it.Penguin island is ready !!!!
                                   




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Cauliflower Stir Fry(South Indian style)

Cauliflower Stir Fry(South Indian style)

Cauliflower stir fry is a simple South Indian dish that is usually served as a side with Rice and curry variety for lunch.

Ingredients:


Cauliflower                       -1 small 
onion                                 -1/2 finely chopped
garlic                                 -1 clove finely chopped
ginger                                -1/2 tsp finely chopped
green chili                         -1 chopped
mustard seeds                    -1/2 tsp
urad dhal/split black gram-1/2 tsp
cumin seeds                       -1/2 tsp
curry leaves                       -few finely chopped
hing/asafoetida                  -1 pinch
turmeric                             -1/8 tsp
salt                                     -to taste
chili powder                       -3/4 tsp
oil                                       -2
cilantro                               -to garnish





Preparation time:10 min
Cooking time     :15-20 min


Method:

  • In a pan heat oil and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Follow it with urad dhal, cumin seeds,chopped curry leaves, garlic,ginger, green chili and little turmeric.

  • Add onions and fry until transparent.

  • Add chopped cauliflower and adequate salt to it and fry on high for 2 minutes.Then simmer and cook for 10 minutes stirring for every few minutes.

  • Add chili powder and stir well. Fry for another 5 minutes (or until well done) on low.


  • Garnish with cilantro.Cauliflower stir fry is ready to serve.

Serves 3

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