Monthly Archives: March 2015

Palak Paneer – Cottage cheese in spinach gravy

This is a evergreen vegetarian dish, cooked in every household of North to Central India. It is served in family gatherings, weddings and as special treat for sunday lunch or dinner. Paneer = Cottage cheese, is not so humble an … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Ephemeral

So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memory – John Williams My entry to Weekly Photo Challenge

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Flower Power

Earth laughs in flowers -Ralph Waldo Emerson Smiling in the grass, a splash of yellow, as I walked by my heart mellows. For Justine’s Eclectic Corner #8, Nikon 5100, non-filtered.

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There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes – Richard Buckminster Fuller I have yet to learn the mechanics of a DSLR 😉 But this capture was surprising ! In the process of trying … Continue reading

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Katla petir Kalia – Deep-fried Catla fish in spicy tomato gravy

Macher Kalia, is the second most favorite fish after Illish /Hilsa recipes. A Bengali can not only cook and eat fish, but can also dream, talk, walk and feel a fish 😉 😀 It is sacrilege if Macher Kalia is … Continue reading

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Daughter by Court order

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel The book – Daughter by Court order, the protagonist is a girl /woman, Aranya, fighting for her rightful place in the family. A … Continue reading

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 India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay. – Shashi Tharoor Kicking off my Reading page … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Wall

Having hit a wall, the next logical step is to bang our heads against it. – Stephen Harper Ignoring the poor quality of images, those are historical walls located in Amritsar, India. Images were shot through point -and -shoot camera. … Continue reading

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 We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play. – Charles Schaefer I met this 8 year old girl on a recent journey by train. She constantly squabbled … Continue reading

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Chana saag Kofta – Steamed chickpea greens dumplings in gravy

‘Chane ka saag’ = Chickpea greens, are the tender leafy shoot of the chickpea bush/ plant. It is usually found in the markets during the mid to end of the winter months. In Delhi markets it is a rarity. But … Continue reading

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