Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Touching Story

"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."- Martin Luther

The cover page of  this Sunday’s Times Life( supplement of TOI , New Delhi) had a touching real life story of a mom and her struggle to upbring her daughters. The daughter fulfills her mother’s dreams by becoming Femina Miss India World .I’m talking of no other than Pooja Chopra. The achievement of her transformation from an unwanted to a celeb status should really be credited to her mother’s sacrifices.

The article almost brought tears in my eyes , it is such an agony that there are still so many families who in desire of a son neglect their daughters !!

All I can say is that Mrs Chopra is truly a real ‘Women of Substance’ .

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tangy Tomato Garlic Pasta

One of the easiest pasta that I cook.Kids relish its tangy tomato flavour.Omission of cheese and addition of Curd makes it a healthy low cal recipe.

Ingredients:  3 cups cooked pasta ( pref. Conch / shell) or basic macroni, 4 ripe tomatoes , 1capsicum,7-8 flakes crushed garlic, 2 tsp sour curd, salt , pepper n chilli flakes to taste, ½ tsp oregano, 2 tsp olive oil/any cooking oil.

For Garnishing :  Few cilantro / coriander leaves & 2-3 olives (opt.).


Boil the pasta acoording to the instructions on the packet. Roughly chop the tomatoes & capsicum and keep aside.

Heat a wok and pour in oil. Put crushed garlic and saute for a min. Add the chopped tomatoes n capsicum, saute for another  2 mins. Mix in the boiled pasta along with curd,oregano, salt , pepper n chilly flakes ( opt). Cook for 3-4 mins . Remove from flame & pour in a serving platter.

Garnish with cilantro & sliced olives . Serve hot.

I've contributed this recipe to tarladalal.com also.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Crafts for Kids

Kinderart is a great site with lots of kiddie stuff , resources and crafts projects galore. Many of them are easy to make . Lots of recycled projects too.
It displays one of my recycled project
 ( that i made for Christmas)   too-

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Canvas of life

Over all these years I took out time for only  one of my hobbies - reading. Prior reading was restricted to my subject – Art, Design & Advertising but motherhood changed the path to parenting n kids & slowly diversed to child psychology, dealing with their issues, and never the less their activities crafts n cooking .

When children are born they are like blank sheets of paper on which we parents help to script the preface of the stories of their lives. Its parents who have to lay the foundation stone of their journeys.

Today penning down the first page of my blog makes me  realise that  Almighty has clubbed two blessings together. With a kid He  blessed me with an unending likeness towards KIDS & of course everything related to them.

The Phoenix Rises

 Its beeen ages ( or more precisely 8-10 years since I sat down to write my thoughts n feelings. There used to be times when I was very fond of penning my thoughts (which were sometimes poetries ) into my diary, but then came my career with the long working hours and the hobbies faded away.

After my little princess ( my daughter) Nandika ‘s birth my life began to revolve around her hardly leaving anytime for myself. The joy of motherhood made me forget my career, my hobbies n likings. My world revolved  around my little princess.

Sometimes when she was asleep I used to feel as if  I’m lost but my guardian angel always motivated me . Nandika has  now started going to a formal school leaving a lot of time for myself.

I’m an ardent believer of the saying “ The hands that rock the cradle can rule the world”. So after many years I sit down to revive myself.