Anyway, I missed the Christmas badly, I think I almost forgot time there!!! I am sorry!!
So wishing you all a happy new year,
I am wishing that at least in 2009, India will have cleaner roads, minds and keyboards....
Good news is that I will be soon in Muscat, within next 10 days...yahoo!
Bad news is that I will stay in Muscat only for a short period of time - perhaps 15 days - shit! I have my finals coming in march -o0o- gotta work for that!
I will also soon get my wi-fi USB modem soon which is supposed to look something like this...cool right!
I gave the order today, and that salesman said it will work in my sister's place it better should!!
I am juggling with time at present...so guys and gals take care.....
with less than 30 hours before we enter into the hope filled 2009 I wish everyone a happy and extremely safe new year
oops: I will soon visit all your blogs and will comment........I am just super busy right now! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog!!
After that I saw her in "A room with a view" and David Copperfield. She and Judi Dench are a bliss to together on screen.
She is one of the most versatile and beautiful actress I have ever seen. Though I did not see her in her very old films, she seems very beautiful even though she is old...
She turns 74 today, lets hope that she live many more years and have a peaceful and healthy life.
Once again, Happy Birthday Dame Maggie!
I have lost an astonishing amont of 3 kilos in just a month. The diet is simple and flexible. After years of frustation on weight loss and the info I gathered on dieting has lead me to make my own way of diet. I am fed up with low calorie diets and low carb diets give me energy drains. I am a vegetarian Indian whose staple food is rice with vegetables!
The idea is simple and easy to learn:
in the first whole month just reduce what you are eating, not excessively but notable reduction of what you are eating and a must of 10-15-30 minutes brisk walk - do not use any machines - even treadmill - just walk on the platform. Weight loss may not be seen immediately but you will feel lighter. If you have any signs of weakness or energy drains - STOP THE DIET IMMEDIATELY.
The second month, if you drink fizzy drinks like me - change diet cola - once in a week and give up all the other junk foods, eating fruits is not a must. I am not a fan of calorific calculations - if you want you can go low calorie. Walking of 30-45mins - 1 hour is a must.The weight loss is significant..it is in this month I lost my first 3 kgs.
To help you ease the stress, you can have a break once in every week - that chosen day you can eat whatever you want, but from the third month you will have to stop this.
The third month, is a hardcore month. Increase your fiber levels in the food. No junk food at all - the exercise should include a 15-30 mins additional time to your regular walking. Fruits is a must - at least 1 per day!
The weight loss may occur or may not - If you do not loose your weight, don't be discouraged - measure yourself and you might find your are loosing inches. Don't be obsessive to lose weight fast - it is fatal. So your goal for three months should be a total loss of 5 kilos at the most
After the three months, give yourself a break - eat well and good food but make sure you do not gain weight again!
Start the process all over again when you feel the need!
Other instruction and rules include:
Never miss your walking sessions especially in the first two months.
Take lemon juice with honey every morn b/f eating anything. This reduces the weakness caused by the food reduction and also gives a full feeling.
Drink lots of water! - the most important - nothing less than 4 liters.
Try it! Modify it to your lifestyle and I am sure it will work if you do it with dedication.
HP f4180 is one of those new printers which come with scanner, printer and xerox in it. I have no clue why my Dad bought it (Imagine my surprise when I find this device after I returned from India he bought it when i was away), may be coz of xerox...
Dad got it this August from the Lulu Hypermarket - I am sure he is cheated by some oil haired Malbari salesman...oh poor dad!
Whatever, I print very less - can be said negligible but I scan a hell lot. I have photos, drawings, designs, notebook, articles everything....I need a very good scanner with the best OCR software..but the scanner in this printer is so awkward and useless. It can't recognize any letters from any printed text. And the photos too seem dull so are the drawings. The only fucking facility it gives is xerox which consumes my ink like hell.
I have 2 desktops and one laptop scattered in my house and this printer should be able to to render itself to all the systems, I simply can't figure, even after following all the instructions to network this printer, it doesn't print if the order is not from its main computer. I am really fed up with this whole thing...
I don't know where my old Lexmark and Benq are, if I don't see them soon, this printer is going out of window...
Carrot - 1
Tomato - 1
Onion - 1
Beetroot - few shredded
(all finely chopped)
- Boil the noodles and drain the water and keep aside.
- In a pan, add oil, add rosemary,fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds
- Add onions, carrot and fry.
- Add the flavor that came with noodles
- Add the boiled noodles and mix.
- Garnish with the beetroot.
Side dish - optional
With the fear of further attacks on other major cities like Hyderabad, "strict" measures have been taken to ensure that no one with anything like coins or key chains or nail files are allowed inside into places like airports and railway stations!
So, as it happens always, I have travel in such hard times as we are not ""allowed"" to stay in the house of the deceased...after the final ceremony of my grandma we head homes - but wait you can't go to your homes straight from the house of deceased. Beautiful! Fuck those Bramins
So travelling nearly for 12 hours in the blessed Indian railways to go to my home, with just a half an hour away from home we have decided to spend sometime in hotel....24 hours fucking hell
And at all these ports - 3 railway stations , I was checked thoroughly by pot bellied cops to big booped dogs... especially at the Hyderabad railway station I was even asked to remove my shoes and belt...
what annoys me is that only just a handful of people really going through all these tests the rest simply go from the sides of the metal detector door and the cops don't even say a thing! Fuck the system, not to mention if the guy is someone known to cops!
On the whole, the security measures kept to prevent any further attacks is nothing but a show by the Indian government...the are inefficient and idiotic.
So once in the train another cop waves the metal detector in to air, I never knew that air has metallic weapons!!! he is supposed to check us not air - all the while he was doing that waving thing , he was talking to someone on mobile-- Am I @@~#$ - eww! Indians Indians!
If such a situation continues we can never be efficient - and become a more easy target to the terrorists - and the cops - fire them all from all over the India - get them spanked or whatever - fuck them to hell until they take their job more seriously!
So this is from the hotel's Cafe with cute (but dirty - like someone threw up or cummed on this keyboard) Logitech keyboard - that's for now as I have buy Dettol to wash my hands!
In my next post I will tell you what happened on my grandma's final ceremony day and how happy the others are and how unhappy I am about the whole thing!!
Then there are those things which hang between these two categories (like edible underwear... my GF's fetish)
But I came across this weird thing - categorized under edible things - believe me, it took 15 mintues to cut it with my spoons and other 15 minutes to chew...
What is it? The box says a Turkish Delight - Lourak something something.
It is nothing but, sweetened cornflour - and hardened by something - you can use it as brick.
AW! My teeth!
Now that is not something which applies to the cafe keyboard I'm typing on but on the whole, the whole city looks a lot neater and clean.
Coming to the other art where Indians top (no! not reproducing -in that they top even rats!) is their driving skills! It was just yesterday when I thought of the whole two hours I spent in an auto rickshaw, I will end up dying and meet my freshly dead granny! The whole vehicles seem to pour on my little auto - I get so fucking scared that there were butterflies in my stomach!
I am so happy that Angryin not living here - she would have at least gone in coma if not worse...The driver managed to get through two huge traffic jams to take me to the destination. He must be having super driving skills - at least he knows how to crawl his vehicle
Many of the Indians are black, some significant are brown and some few are white! In here, the pollution is sop high that it turns everyone black - creating a perma-dermis of grime and what not!Apart from blackening, I am literally choking to death when I am stepping on the roads... my poor lungs!!
these people are those who conduct prayers - they are priests!
I don't like this kind of people - coz- if I ever had to communicate with god, I know how to do it! Not someone who has read some mantras and going act like an service provider No thanks! - It is me and god - if he ever exists in the first place, so just get it that I don't like pundits/priests/ bramins
To conduct the death ceremonies of my granny, a pundit (unusually of my age) has asked to get a large list of things which also includes stuff like "cow shit"...
Now, to say the whole list had cost us somewhere 5000 (RO 50) - instead would not it be nice if we spend those money to some orphans kids?!
Instead of filling this priest's ass and he cannot even know / tell me if my granny's soul is happy or not?
I hate Ritualistic nature of Hinduism...
Iam stuck wit a very loose keyboard in this petite cafeso forgive me for the mistakes!
and yesd it is fucking cold here in and soo foggyI can't see a thing!
Enjoy your holidays
I' be backsoon
This visit to India is something which I wish gets over fast as I want to be back in Muscat as soon as possible.
I think, if all goes well I will be back within 4 weeks.
SO guys, au revoir till then
Hope you will like the post, which I have written and will be posted. I am surely going to miss you all gals and guys! I think I have weaved myself so much into the Muscat’s Blogging community that life becomes blank fuck without commuting with you all people!
Well, take care ppl!
Keep blogging, keep visiting, keep commenting!
The saints who prmised a cure within a week failed...I am not surprised.
Her hands now have gone into a strange tinge of blue-green ( My fears of complete clotting of blood/ stopping of circulation of blood have come true ) and she has lost weight.
Only improvement is that the attacks of that old woman have reduced.
She now talks and walks but she is extremely weak and can be seen crying at many times because of the pain in her hands.
She is on medicines too. The doctors of Sama have said that the pain is the indication of the unblocking of nerves/ veins in her hands. (I can't rely on them either!)
She is going to leave to India, for better treatement (-wonder if it is again some saints or some good dcotors-).
Poor lady! lets hope to see her better soon!
So, by evening I find myself in Sana Fashions, holding a basket and perhaps looking like a dog who is suffering from claustrophobia - my mom has decided to see everything that fits her grandson and is busy imagining him in them while hogging brains of two salesmen all the time talking to Dad on mobile, who is struck in traffic jam...telling him the color, texture etc...
She was seeking my opinion too, I asked her to call Sis instead of pestering me! My attention drifted as an Indian mother (faux-jeune) and her daughter (some 13-15) entered into the row!
They too were shopping some winter clothes and when I heard English accent of that daughter - it was American - I was impressed...on quiet observation of her accent, she was trying to speak like Americans - now why would someone want to do such a thing?
You are an Indian - not an American - you simply don't need to copy their accent! That would mean self disrespect - one more thing, one must encourage people to speak in their mother language
Take my family for example, apart from Telugu which is our mother language (and also the largest spoken language of India, after Hindi)
I know: Hindi, French, Gujarati, English
Mom knows: Hindi, English, bit of Tamil
Dad knows: Hindi, Sanskrit, French n English
Sis knows: Hindi, English and Gujarati
despite this we never anything speak other than Telugu in day today life, and when we talk the other languages all we bother is a correct pronunciation and grammar.
Many Indian parents think it is fashionable to speak English (with grammatical and pronunciation mistakes that give me suicidal thoughts) with their kids but they don't understand how stupid they are...use English when needed but not for everything!
English is essential when in interaction with other people who doesn't know your mother tongue!
WHY am I blabbering all this? SPEAK in your language - your mother tongue, because every 2 weeks one language dies - it should not be your mother tongue! Got it! So speak it!
And yes getting back to shopping, we got a nice cute dark green sewn sweater, a skull cap and some socks...after a hell of 2 hrs n 45 mins, I am out of a cloth cage!
written on Dec 9Th - 11pm
your nose will begin to itch.
Law of the Workshop:
Law of the Telephone:
Law of the Alibi:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because
you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were
in will start to move faster than the one you are in now. (works every
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone
Law of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know
increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
Law of the Result:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't
work, it will.
Law of Bio mechanics:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional
to the reach.
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the
aisle arrive last.
Law of Coffee:
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss
will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
Murphy's Law of Lockers:
If there are only two people in a locker room,
they will have adjacent lockers..
Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets:
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich
of landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the
newness and cost of the carpet/rug.
Law of Logical Argument:
Anything is possible if you don't know what you
are talking about.
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Ceremonies required after the death of my grandma are already done. There will be one more ceremony which will be conducted on 11th day after the death.
Every one born/ first related to the person died has to attend this ceremony. My dad could not come, though he will be in holidays as he has get a paper permitting him to travel has t be signed by GD - and GD in somewhere in Germany!
The return dates are not yet decided and we are thinking of buying tickets from India. I think we will return somewhere in Jan.
I hope all goes well in India, cox the atmosphere is very depressive and my mom is both physically and emotionally very fragile.
The worst part is I CAN'T CRY!!
In India, if someone dies, everyone has to cry, I feel sad at heart but simply my eyes don't show it! It s is so bad if you are a social gathering and everyone is crying - I can't, they will stare at me like hell!
It is not something funny - they think I am inert to such things. Actually I am not - I feel sad my grandma died - but I can't shed a tear...
Am I the only one with such weird thing?
1) Me n my grandma (dad's mom)
Don't I look cute! I was only 6 months at that time. Bobby is the name given by her. She has named every grand-child of her with names starting with "B"
This is in the garden behind our house. Grandma was obsessed with gardening.(By the time I grew up, the garden wasn't this full and vibrant) she maintained 3 gardens with the house. All of them cleverly designed and grown.
She was a farmer, businesswoman, investor and knew French! She died in 2005 coz of cancer.
2) My sis
So that was my sis somewhere in early 90s. She looks so much like her son right Look at her hands, I am gonna make her look this page! LOL!
I am surrounded by more than 100 photos. I am continuously scanning, photoshopping them. Some need so much work to be done! So lot of work to keep me busy throughout night.
If you also have got old photos, do scan them in to PC and upload them to Picasa or Flickr...
If I get time...I will post some more pics soon!
And here is a funny clip
No intentions of discrimination/ offense guys! Only for just a laugh!
I love my Sony W120 - it is awesome!
I got this from KMT under a winter offer for 85 OR.
I am so excited I dunno what to write!
From the time I installed Google analytics (thanks to Angry for that),this is the most popular keyword leading to my blog! Almost everyday someone hits my blog with this keyword!
I have never mentioned anything with the call girls yet (wonder if I ever used the word *girl* in my blog) and Google is not the only engine leading to me with this keyword but also ask.com and yahoo too.
Some other weird keywords which lead to me:
- Numbers of Ruwi call girls
- Muscat fuck
- What are the thing do you find in Muscat? - humans and hills
- Night fucking in Oman
- Chemical toilets - Can someone explain!
- Best broadband connection in Tiruvulla - No mine isn't best n certainly not in Tiruvulla
- Different people live in Muscat - we're not buffaloes to look same.
- Filipino in Muscat- there are many, I wonder if any blog!
- Hai hai girls - this blog belongs to Bye Bye Boy..
- m v stolt valor in muscat
- prepone periods+homeremedies(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Apart from the above shit, I love Google Analytics. It is awesome and simple! I love to see where my readers are from and what do they read! So till now, the most famous post is of JUDI DENCH followed by my near death experience.
Do tell us about the weird keywords you come by...it is fun knowing!
Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, November 30, 2008; A19
What I say: Manmohan, Simply delcare a war on Pakistan under the suspision of terrorism. If Bush can do it! You can too! Whats more you can even prove unlike Bush!
Almost all the tests have been done and the doctors find no fault with her. She is having hard time as she has feed her baby boy. Lucky her husband and mother-in-law are there to help her. She is not allowed to take any solid food and is living on fruit juices and milk. Which is nearly hell!
She has asthma problem long back but that was completely healed right in Oman. It is her second year in India,and this is the first time she is staying completely in hospital.
She is unable to talk at present. All she does is to moan "um"(yes) and "umuh"(no).
My mom is upset and she can't leave for India right now as her (and mine) visa has to be renewed.
I hope my sis will get well soon!
A friend of mine texted me that Omantel is not blocking any of the pornographic blogs! For the time being! I believe it is again one of the "technical problems". I am checking the sites! (Am I gross?)
He is true! Guys my advice is to download some stuff....and keep if you know what I am talking about!
Have a gr8 time! ;)
REMIND YOU THE BLOGS ARE UNBLOCKED NOT THE SITES!!
I was roaming around those very places yesteryear. The Taj and Victoria Terminal. I have so many friends in Mumbai and happy that they are safe and I am also worried about Daniel...I hope he is safe.
And what is more distubing is the fact that this horrible hits in 26th. This is not the first time 26 has troubled India - last time it was Tsunami..and many other small unfortunate events.
With nearly 3 police dead and many other people (100 n counting) dead, I don't understand what these terroists want or why are they doing this shit!
And yeah where is that Raj Thackray? I don't see him anywhere..where is this Mumbai fanatic?
I am rolling on my bed! HAHa
at 3:48 am
and yea, Youtube looks awesome wit widescreen !
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yup! I am named after a Saint!
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? After watching Brokeback Mountain...for 2 days!!
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I love my handwriting!! I feel mine is the best!!
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I am a vegan!
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? I am a kid!
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I don't think so!!
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Not much! But I love reading or listening to it!
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS. I have no probs with tonsils
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? NO, NO, NO
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I am having Oatmeal........
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Umm...yes if mom is there
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Ask my friends!!!
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? I literally can't remember the last time I ate an ice cream! Vanilla I think is my fave
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Height!
15. RED OR PINK? how about green?
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My weight
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? I don't miss anyone!! I am a loneliness lover
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Yes :)
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? White
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Dosa with dal
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My neighbor's conversation with my mom........
22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Green
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Bakery, Blue for men!
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My Girlfriend...........
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yes!
26.FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Cricket.....I feel nice to see so many FOOLS at once! LOL
27. HAIR COLOR? Black! I am thinking of dyeing brown
28. EYE COLOR? Black
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No.
30. FAVORITE FOOD? I any anything tasty
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Tragedies......luv them
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Quantum of Solace..........left it midway
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? White
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Both!!
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Badam Kheer
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I don't understand this question!
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND. I don't understand this question!
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? The Best of Speaking Tree
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I am using a gel-mouse pad! Spent nearly 2 rials!
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? America's Next Top Model
42. FAVORITE SOUND. Glass clinking
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Rolling Stones
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Been to Ibri! Not that far - right
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? None!
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Hyderabad ,India
Ok who ever reads this, THEY ARE TAGGED! Enjoy making the list! HAHA
This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
The year is 1908.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1908 :
************ ********* ********* ******
The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles
Of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower
The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.
The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place atHOME
Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
Were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used
Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from
Entering into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada, was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea
Hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.' ( Shocking? DUH! )
Eighteen percent of households had at least
One full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !
Awesome! Right! I stole it from Multiply
I had my first French class at CFO (Center Franco Omanais or
Living somewhere luxuriously in Gulf doesn't mean that one should booze, smoke and fuck around more than 10 girls....wherever we live, we must try our best to uphold the trust our parents had kept in us...one who fails so, is worthless. Sigh! I feel so sad that my friends don't understand this simple truth.........
Why? I don't know. May be I wanted a break from my from my monotonous life.
So I get into this mood, I like roaming about....I decided to go to Juma Suq, it is nearest to my house and I wanted to be near to my house after the freaking things happening to me on roads!!!
Well I went to Juma Suq, nothing much to buy, what I will buy - abayas? I roamed and roamed and bought couple of Omani perfumes, I love perfumes especially the strong Omani scents!
I also bought myself a couple of shorts and track pants - I am really amazed to find my size in a suq normally don't find them even in CC or Lulu. They were damn cheap so I wouldn't care even if they didn't last longer. My neighbors met me in the suq, they were too buying clothes, so we all had popcorn and drinks (me -Diet) and had great time walking in the wadis.
So by midday I am in the house. And then.....going against the normal Indian Television Science, one Channel showed a fave movie of mine! I enjoyed the movie and to add cream to this wonderful day I was asked to babysit my neighbor's son....Ok I love babysitting and children until they don't harm my laptop and books! So I spent the whole evening with this 7 year old cutie and taught him how to type and blah blah!! Its fun whatever!
I had really good sleep yesterday, I was asleep before 12pm - I can't believe it!!!! Without aspirins or cold pads or anything - sleep! Ah! I am so happy today...
I hope you too had a gr8 weekend
I didn't get time to blog from morning as I was struck with a job-work (yea I work part time) on "TCP/IP name resolution"...I am near to banging my head!
For Manchurian Coftas:
Cabbage - 1 medium shredded
Carrot - 2 medium finely shredded
Corn flour - 1 cup
Green Chilli paste - 1 tsp
Garlic Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Oil - for deep-frying
Tomato sauce - 1 cup
Onions - 1 cup finely chopped/ shredded
Soya sauce - 1-2 tbsp
Chili sauce - 1/2 cup
Chili paste - 1 tsp
Garlic Ginger paste - 1 tsp
1. After chopping/ shredding the cabbage, add salted water and quench the cabbage to remove the excess water
2. In a bowl, add the quenched cabbage and carrot and mix well. Add pepper and salt to taste and add green chili paste and garlic paste
3. Add cornflour <
4. Deep fry these coftas until crispy and golden brown.
Tomato Chili Sauce
1. In a pan, add 2 tbsp of Oil
2. Add onion pieces and saute them till brown
3. Add soya sauce, Ajinomoto, tomato sauce, chili paste, ginger garlic paste and chili sauce.
4. Mix well until the sauce thickens
Pour the sauce over the Manchurian Coftas just before serving.
1. I am not that fave of tomato sauce, so I used half cup tomato sauce and half cup fresh tomato paste...it didn't alter the taste
2. I am far too lazy to blend chili paste and garlic paste separately so I made Chili-Ginger-Garlic paste. Do NOT use the pastes available in the market! They are not good in taste.
3. Ajinomoto is optional if you are allergic to it don't use it
4. I added chopped corriander leaves to my sauce to make it more aromatic.
I am on a low-fat,low-carb, low-sodium diet from last one month - It has been well over month that I ate anything tasty! I like Chinese food but no one eats in my family so I called on my neighbor (who loves Chinese food but no one eats Chinese in her family too ) Mrs. Joshi. In fact she was the one who gave this recipe!
Mrs. Joshi is our neighbor from last 7 years, she is like a member of our family. (yep, Gujarati & very good cook) She came to help me out! She and I had fun cooking this recipe. So thanks Mrs.Joshi!
It was yesterday night(around 11 pm ), after coming from my usual walking I was crossing my road and suddenly, a car -god knows from where it popped up - was all ready to smash me. I was frozen and rooted to the road! Of course he did put the breaks and that was like less than a meter away from me.
I think I screamed ! It is not funny...and I cannot understand why the driver found the whole thing soo FUNNY! He was
What the FUCK he wants - to scare people like this on roads! The whole event has lead me to a crazy bodypains -coz of the shock it went through!
I feel so unsafe now on the roads! It gets me worrying where any vehicle will come and hit me!I feel unsafe for those kids and ladies and people on the road! I hope Oman won't turn its(her) drivers in like those in India!
Angry seems so right with these roads and their manners.
The post was written on 17 november 2008
Omantel is going to freak me out. Every now and then, I find some or the other thing blocked. It is not that I cannot go over these filters - but then....I am lazy to do all those settings and programming
I simply like others can't grip waht Omantel is going to do?
I heard Orbit doesn't block anything. May be I should try that
In India, I get my internet from Airtel through bluetooth from my mobile to laptop - I can say it is free (1 rial per month) and unlimited. The speed is something we have to compromise, but I never heard of blocking and unblocking of any sites.
probably I am going wacth nude pics.............grrrrrrr.........I need pictures for my neighbours son............picutes of animals!
Fuck Omantel! What do they want - sexless Omanis and Indians?
AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.
AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.
FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.
A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING, BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN YOU PUSH THEM DOWN THE STAIRS.
I am not sure of exact source but it is from Multiply
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup tamarind paste (thick pulp)
6-8 whole dry red chillies
2 Tbsp urad dal
2 Tbsp channa dal
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1/4th cup peanuts
couple of pinches of hing
2 Tbsp turmeric powder
6-8 green chillies
Curry leaves (fist full)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup sesame seeds (toasted and powdered)
Salt to tast
Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add urad dal, channa dal, peanuts, whole red chilles and fry till light golden brown. Add mustard seeds, hing and fry till mustard seeds start to crackle. Add green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric, tamarind pulp, salt and cook for 10-12 mins on medium flame. When the mixture becomes thick, turn off the heat. Add rice and sesame seeds powder and mix well. Adjust the seasoning and serve.
Notes and tips
Sesame seeds powder is optional. You can add ginger also. Add it along with green chillies and curry leaves. If you are allergic to peanuts you can substitiue with cashewnuts. The rice should not become too soft, each grain of the cooked rice should be seperate and rice should be cold. I usually cook rice for pulihora in a rice cooker and spread it in a plate to cool.
I love this recipe. I always ask my mom to cook it. This time I cooked it with the help of my mom. It did turn out good.
I have changed the recipe, I didn't use urad and Channa Dal (I already have two fillings in teeth and no reason to increase them). I don't like asafoetida (hing) but I have added ginger. And don't add the rice to the seasoned tamarind paste, but add seasoned tamarind paste to the rice. mix slowly in large bowl.
After you have cooked rice, add a pinch of turmeric to the hot rice, this will enhance the color of the rice and add a few curry leaves too for the flavor. Add lemon juice if you want more sourness while eating. I personally like it with curd but one could eat it by itself.
She has sent me the pictures of her baby boy and herself. Dad and Mom are staring unblinkingly at the pictures. They are smiling and giggling to themselves looking at Rose's pictures (Rose is a nick-name he isn't yet named).
Dad: Doesn't Rose look like his mother?
Mom: Yeah she was like him! so much?
Mom: Look at his smile!! He's so cute!
Dad: Yea! So cute!
Me: Where? I don't see him smiling!
Mom: SHUT UP! He is sooo cute!
I love the picture, both my sis and Rose look so alike in this picture. Don't mind the spot on Rose's nose -- it is just a spot of surma/ khol kept to ward of evil looks -- pretty common in India.
Well I am glad that all are fine in India and I would soon join my sis and her family to a tour to Tirupathi -- the costliest temple of the world. Though I am nowhere interested in the temple and in-existent God (I am an atheist who also knows philosophy of Yoga so bear with my two opposite faces) but I love the flora and fauna there. Many plants which are said to be extinct in other parts of the world.
It would also mean I would be travelling by trains till there! I love trains may be because they are aren't present in Oman. Every year we used to take flight till Mumbai and then travel by train for nearly 40 hours up till my native place Yanam. It was kinda long fun ride.
I love the food I get to eat. The people i get to meet and at times the pictures I like to take. And I sleep peacefully in train coz of the rocking sensation. If there is one thing hated in trains, it would be crowd and stinky shit smell at the stations.
However my dad and sis just hate trains! If they want (or have to)to travel they always book themselves in 1st class AC or no train travel. At once I remember me and mom in the general reservation compartment while my sis and dad were in AC compartment. I hate AC compartment coz the time I am in India it will be raining so all the AC compartments smell of socks or rotten eggs. And you don't get anyone to talk or look through those dark glass opaque windows.
IT is nearly 1 am and I am noway near sleep but gotta try! And yeah there had one more accident at Muz'marah Roundabout (Wadi Kabir R/A) and one more at Rawasco in WK. Again none was hurt but had caused a traffic jam! Love these drivers (Indians! Malayalis!) for making me walk from Rawasco through all the dirty gullies (lanes)! Fuck you both ! can't you both just look and drive
written at 12:00 am on Thursday night
1. Sweet about me -- Gabriella Climi
This 20 year old Australian singer is the first to attract me. Her voice is crisp and fresh. I love the song and the music. Though I have a faint feeling of having already heard the music, her singing style is just awesome
2. Womanizer - Britney Spears
Here we go with the famous Britney the bitch. I love this song, though there is lot of voice modulation, it is that bad better than Paris Hilton. There is so much nude scenes to see of Britney which is neither new or exciting coz I have been watching her so from my childhood. One thing is that she is just like the Britney we know in "baby one more time".
Thee vid I posted is an album one!
3. SO What -- Pink
She hits back with this song which is perhaps about her break up with Carey. Whatever it is I love the song and not everybody can for this song. Pink gives me break from all the sad or lovely melodies with song which to my ears sounded like "Shut Up and Drive" of Rihanna
4. Disturbia -- Rihanna
Rihanna is my all-time favorite. This song written by Chris Brown sung beautifully by this lady. I love the bum-bum-e-dum which still humming from the time heard 2 months ago.
5. Miss Independent -- Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo's latest Miss Independent is cool to listen and I love the video. I haven't
yet heard the songs with full attention but I love the beat!
6. If I were a boy --Beyoncé
This lady has been singing sooo much! I think this is her third or fourth release this year. After Upgrade U, Crazy in love and one more with her Jay-Z. Anyway nice song here, with loads of meaning in it! But I wonder why the vid should be in black-n-white.
7. Yesterday -- Leona Lewis
the video has not been yet out. Her latest is "forgive me" which I didn't like at all! This is my favorite sing from this somber singer.
I love French music as much as I do for the English music. These are the present best from the French
8. La roue tourne - Zaho
Zaho's is a french singer who has been singing from 1999 I think. However I know her from her previous single called C'est chelou! No doubt she rocks! Her songs are full of new and kinda mixed appeal. Her voice too is crispy and sexy for me. In this clip Tunisiano sang with her -- he is another French rapper -- it awesome how he plays with the words.
9. Comme il se doit -- Marc Antoine
His last single "tant de besoin de toi" was awesome. I loved it so much that I know the whole song by heart. he doesn't disappoint me with this song either. Love the music, I feel there are some tingles of Asian style.
10. Rayon de soleil -- William Balde
I love this song. It has been released long back but I like to listen it encore! Can anyone tell me which style or genre or era this type of music belongs to? I find it hard to decide on one -- is it 80s style?
But then, there are those who Bobby doesn't understand why they are singing. Example Duffy!! I haven't got a clue what and why is she singing! I feel like killing myself or killing...