Saturday, August 26, 2006

Happy Vinayaka Chathurthi !



Shubh Ganesh chathurthi to all of you!





Monday, August 21, 2006

Myriad Hues: Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna! "Never Say Goodbye"







A movie which is on it's way to become a Blockbuster,with a clear cut Message " Marry only,If you are truly in Love.."

I was curious about this Movie..finally,did get to see,it is difficult to point fingers..something seems to be wrong somewhere, which ultimately leaves you confused about the rights and wrongs ..despite the excellent cinematography and the melodrama which keeps you awe stuck to a certain extent & strangely enough the star cast keeps you glued to your seats for the whole duration of the film.

“Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna” the title seems to convey that one should linger on to the past memories and Never Say Good bye, makes me wonder if that’s an healthy enough message to advocate, while most counsellors keep harping on, not holding on to the Past, to let go and focus on the Present.

The three course treat starts on a pretty positive note, quite a bit of glitz and dazzle while our favorite veterans sizzle on the screen; To start with, SRK (Dev),despite being stuck in a floundering marriage promotes the institution to a stranger who is having last minute jitters.

As we move on the entrĂ©e the plot thickens while wrestling with a complex issue of how 2 strangers who end up as friends stuck in a unhappy marital bond get drawn to each other and after some half hearted attempts at trying to make their respective marriages work – head on for a extra marital fling with all caution thrown to the wind. Once into it, get sucked big time by guilt, fearing no scope to harness this love any further and kind of decide to continue running on both the tracks.

Just when we think the dessert would be a refreshingly better experience, nope, it’s time for the 21st century spouses to shoo out the cheating spouses while the sad lovers get further apart, each thinking that the other has been magnanimously accepted “for what they are, the way they are”. ;) The separated lovers rejected and feeling dejected spend time alone for many years without bothering to communicate – strange after seeing how adept they are at communicating, funny on how they silently assume things.

Considering the umpteen times the characters keep bumping into each other so often, strangely they cease to have such luck while suffering pangs of loneliness for almost 3 years.

Just when it was getting a bit too much for our brains to fathom – a stroke of luck brings them back this time with the consent and blessing of their generous ex-spouses, driving away any thoughts of remorse or shame.

If I were to rate this item on the menu, would give it a 3 stars after all it did keep us entertained and intellectually alert on the happenings in this weird world ...:))

Valuable Lesson " Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna " To my Blogging world ;)

Hope, you'll have fun reading my take on KANK.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

HAPPY SRI KRISHNA JAYANTHI (Krishnaashtami) !




Celebrating The Birth Anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna...with Some of My Sweet Blogs..:)








Wishing you all a Happy Janmaashtami !

Monday, August 14, 2006

Celebrating The spirit of Independence!



Red-Garden's Musings!


A few things to share from Bangalore:- The Exotic Visual Treat at LalBagh! (Red-Garden of Bangalore)












Every Year ,The Beautiful Horticultural show , is something which will be taking Bangaloreans down the memory lane......Lalbagh, The famous Botanical garden in Bangalore is enriched with variety of native and exotic flora .Lalbagh today probably has the most diversified collection of trees and plants of any botanical garden in the world.

Apart from having probably, the finest collection of trees and plants, It is also a favourite venue for the famous Annual flower shows conducted Bi-Annually.

Horticultural shows are organized every year in January and August on the occasion of the Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations respectively at the 18, 000 sq. ft. Glasshouse in Lalbagh.The Glass House, was originally modelled on London's Crystal Palace .(later re-modelled with a different layout) The Horticulture Department,this year is presenting the flower show with the ‘Peace and Culture’ theme.A Peace Globe with all the continents ,made out of hundreds of roses, can be sighted in keeping up with the Theme & with a dove on top sending the message of peace .

Talking about it's History ,Initially it was commissioned as a Private Garden in 1760 by Hyder Ali, Lalbagh stretches over 240 acres and has a wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical plants. The Garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and later by the Indian horticulture dept, with further extensions and additions with more exotic species of plants.

It has earned a pride of place among the gardens of the world and it is regarded as one of the best gardens in the East for its layout, scientific treasure and scenic beauty.Despite rapid industrialization & Information Technology boom in Bangalore, also known as 'India's Silicon Valley',it is still a city of Parks and Gardens. Lalbagh is still very much a vital lung space of Bangalore, preserving its flora and fauna with great care.
















Sunday, August 13, 2006

Funny pics

Got these cute pics in my mailbox....thought of sharing them with you all...






Thursday, August 10, 2006

MasalaPuri chaat!




A homely fare of chaat..for a wintery evening!!

Unfortunately, no one can be told about the experience of Masala puri - you have to eat it for yourself ....:)



For puris:( can use store bought ones).
Maida, salt ,cooking soda and ajwain.



For MasalaPeas:

Soak the peas for 3-4 hours.Pressure cook and add Jeera powder, (1-2)green chilli paste and Kala Namak and a pinch of sugar.
For serving:
Mix in the puris and masala peas and serve with sev, finely cut onions and coriander/mint leaves garnish & serve hot with your choice of the combination of sweet or hot sauces.
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