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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

On Valentines Day

We are together
you and me
and that is what matters most to me 
Come rain or hail or sun
your love is my  safest canopy.

To me your love is lease of life
To me your love is the prettiest sight
Do 'I' need  help when 'YOU' are there?
your arms are the crutch
on which I rely  

Oh! look at that distant glorious sight
See  that horizon that meets the eye .
Where the sky engulfs the earth 
I am the earth and  you the sky 

When we are  together, you and me
The world then smiles and so do we
Under your caressing looks
I breathed
Under your caring eyes I hope to die..

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Destiny's child

Chained to destiny? Yes I am.
Born a woman, a child with shackles
A human with no desires , a human with no choice
A human without a right, a human without any might.
But not a human without any pride.

Destiny ruled my being, destiny ruled my breath
Destiny defined for me, the path on which  to tread
Destiny guided me, destiny steered  me
I was chained lest I may stray.

But destiny could not kill that spark
Which burnt in my head not in my heart
I was destiny's child
Brought up in the wild.

Destiny is but written by others
It's not my will of survival
These chains and shackles are mere material,
 Strength is but not mortal.

It  breaks the chains, I fly soaring high
And cling to it with  my life
It is for me the last twig
To swim the rising tide.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Doodh barraa/'wadaa

Doodh baraa ( as vadaa in dahi vadaa) 

I so glad that this post is featured on  ttp://
 in their Diwali special page 


maida 2 katories 
water ----to be used as and when required
ghee ---for deep frying 

milk----2 ltrs
raisins----for garnishing 
chironji---- for garnishing 
Sugar Free Natura to be used as per taste buds


Mix water to maida and make a mixture of dropping consistency
Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in the kadahi add the maida,  and water mixture and cook on a low flame stirring vigorously so that no lump is formed



 Now quickly spread this dough on a ghee smeared plate / thaali and flatten with your palms or a spatula .Before it cools cut into diamond shapes like burfi keep it slightly thinner than a burfi ---it should be like the thickness of Kaju katli  .Let it cool now deep  fry in ghee and keep aside .

Boil the milk till it thickens. Consistency should be  slightly   less than  that of rabri , Add sugar  and allow it to cool .

After about an hour add the diamonds  just for a dip say for 10 mts this is so  that the milk enters the barras  and  they become slightly sweet ----but maintaining their crispness Take the barraas  out of the milk and keep aside

In the meanwhile make some more thickened milk and add raisins and chironji seeds, green cardamom powder  to it

Before serving  place the pieces on a plate and spread the left over milk as well as the dry fruit rabri.                                              

Serve  warm some people prefer chilled too   ,

note ----though made in pure ghee it is not heavy on calories because the barraas  do not absorb much ghee as they are made out of already cooked dough and to add to this we can also use  Sugar Free Natura reduciing the calories

This post finds a place in ttp:// in their Diwali special page 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Shiva in a dancing pose

A painting of mine oil on Canvas done many many years ago ( 1970) copied it from a magazine Thought I could share it here on the occasion of Shivaratri

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Some thoughts On """This Republic Day """

It's sixty-eight  years since the first . 
  Is there a change for the better ?
 Or have things gone from bad to worse
 This Republic Day ? 
That was just two years after  independence
 We were inexperienced and naive 
Its now past sixty-seven  why are we 
Still experimenting?till this Republic day ? .
Am I writing this as a passerby
 Or am I just an onlooker  ?
Am I also not responsible for 
   This Republic day ?

We are honoring them who have toiled
 But they are only a handful
Let us together toil and   glorify our nation
 To be honored equally every Republic Day .

snippets again ---hindi shayari

 दिखा कोई  इक शाम दरीचों के बीच से ऐसे
जैसे बूँद आबे हयात की आ  पड़ी हो मुझपे
जाने कैसे उसकी नज़रे मुड़  गयी मेरी ओर
कैसा था वो आलम. कैसे झूम  उठा मेरा  मन मोर।

क्या  ऐसे ही दिल है लगता किसी
अजनबी अनजाने से ?
क्या इसको ही कहते है इश्क़

 चलो पूछे हम जमाने से


गर राह में मिल जाएं  तो 
देख लेना हमको भी कभी 
ये न कहना
 अजनबियों से  आँखे मिलाना अच्छा नहीं 

दिल ही दिल में चाहते हो हमको 
ये मालूम है 
पर ये कहते हो क्यों ? कि 
दिल का लगाना अच्छा नहीं ?

कर के हमको याद 
आँखे तुम्हारी नम हुई 
पर आँखों से यु  रूमालों का लगाना
 अच्छा नहीं  


कही राह चलते चलते
मेरी हसरतो में रहते रहते
मिल जाओ रूबरू तुम
चाहे रुखसत ही करते करते