Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real.     – Amy Grant

The talk of the town is BLACK…

Black is abstract yet attracts……it’s secretive yet seductive..

Black is evil yet powerful…. it’s whimsical yet magical

Black is arrogant yet elegant,…….conceals yet reveals

Black is death,Black is rebirth ;Black is old,Black is bold

Black is absence of all colors yet it completes the picture

*******How I wish, I might have had a complete transformation into an elegant yet mischievous, wicked-witch wearing an all black attire from head to toe don with a crooked nose, pointy hat  to cast a spell on Blogadda team and cause a magical mayhem ( turning them into frogs ( Bwahaaaa..aa) 😉 ) for not fulfilling my desperate wish of having a great weekend at Goa(it would have been my first time in the entire  lifetime to visit Mumbai and Goa as well) with some awesome bloggers, that would have added some zest to my anyways boring life. Look , how BLACK my inner-self can be ..( He he ).Do I sound as a narcissist? Aah! My unyielding desire to grab the spotlight got flushed away in the downpours. It was a complete Black Out and I lost all my zest of participating in other contests. Though, I  thought of skipping this one too, but, since I had already drafted it before #zestupyourlife post(except the the paragraphs in Azure ) ,so , pushed myself hard to post it .

 Call me a black sheep of your(Blogadda) family or blacklist me because of the BLACK speculation above … I could not resist putting down my feelings in Black and White….. Swearing hard this time not to participate in any of the contests even though how luscious or heart captivating are  the dishes being served by Blogadda, because I know, once again my Black luck ….eesh…sorry… Bad luck shall stand tall as a demon in front of my winning deal and my small little heart shall have to bear the thunderous pain..********

So ,here are the BLACK-LISTED items … Oh!! sorry again.. here is the list of BLACK items( tangible or intangible, believable or unbelievable) I desire  …

BLACK desire #1    BLACK ROSE

black rose

Nature again… of course it cannot be BLACK.. but Black makes it complete. I am talking about the Black beauty of the garden. Red roses are said to be romantic and yellow graces the friendship . How about a Black Rose ? Have you ever thought of proposing someone with a Black rose.. So unusual .. isn’t it? But I like unusual things, incidents and people. Although, I have bushes of Red , yellow, orange , white and pink roses in my garden ,I still wish to have atleast one bush of Black Rose among them as their friend.

BLACK desire #2    Predominate the BLACK PLANET


Not only the humans segregate the evil , the bad, as BLACK, but even the celestial family has a black sheep among them . THE BAD GUY …THE PLANET SATURN which is said to  bring in bad luck and bad omens with him .It is said to be “the malefic amongst the malefic ”  . I strongly desire to have the super power to control this BLACK Planet and position it in such a house  where the BLACK turns into the colors of integrity, fame, spirituality,love ,success and all the positives in one’s life.

BLACK desire #3     BLACK Beauty Spot

black beauty spot

 A question which intrigues me many a times, is whether  the beautiful ladies are generously gifted with the beauty spot or the beauty spot makes them genuinely beautiful… still digging the grey matter …Another wierd desire … How I wish,I would have had a mesmerizing black beauty spot on my chin to flaunt my charm which could escort  me  to the queue of beautiful ladies ( of course with the same heart as I have now which is as pure as a dew drop.)

BLACK desire #4    BLACK vodka

Black vodka

Adhering to style and sophistication,liberation is #whattheBlack desire of my heart is. I wish to chill out with my friends someday having few shots of black vodka and booze out. Party hard,laugh out loud- so much so that the Black curtain drops in front of the toil and troubles; dance,as if I am the queen of hearts;live every moment,as if I will die tomorrow. Liberate , liberate and  liberate…

BLACK desire #5   BLACK Apple IPAD

Black Ipad

Don’t Blackball me for not being a gadget geek. I don’t change my gadgets with the change of seasons. This is the reason why every eye  ogling at me has an expression that I am completely behind the times.Let me share  a secret with you that I am deeply ,madly in love..hmmm.. in love love…. with the lean, the thin ,the powerful , the BLACK Apple IPAD .It’s possession will enthrall me to the core.

Oh!! Now I am having a total of 6 desires including to be a BLACK wicked witch…  🙂 He he..( I added this desire after #Zestupyourlife contest) It’s entirely within  your discretion to consider any five of the above. 

P.S  Blogadda Team  – Requesting to  take everything on a lighter note. I don’t have any intentions to hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings.

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This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at


 It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. – J. K. Rowling…..…                                     And even more to stand up to your life partner.

Her mind was shuddered yet she was poised; She was empty handed yet she had no regrets; Her heart bled yet she kept smiling….

Though the spiritual charisma of Lavanya charmed me, looking at her, I always felt that there is an inundation in her which is desperately seeking an appropriate outlet. Probing her for a number of times she agreed to unveil the emotional whips and lashes she surpassed bravely.

She is a true Mardaani

After getting married to Lucknow based Niketan, Lavanya accepted every new person in the family with an open heart and mind, handled every situation very calmly,but what was getting above her head were those abusive snide remarks from her husband every now and then .It was even more horrible when her father-in-law’s sweet coated remarks aggravated the situation every time. The scoffing rate went higher day by day. The only way to keep the relationship pacing was to IGNORE and AVOID. So, she did that, but at every ignorance her soul was awarded an extra scar. Still nothing stopped. It grew even more gruesome. Indirect physical abuse was their next trick. Sweet with words and  posing that they are taking care of her they gave the medicine while she got hurt one day. That medicine left  her unconscious for two full days.. and when she regained her consciousness, she overheard the conversation  of her husband with her father-in -law.


Her husband (to his father) I have fulfilled the last wish of mummy (who has been bedridden since last 4 years) by getting married although I never wanted a wife in my life. Moreover, she hasn’t brought any gold or cash along with her ,so  is useless for us “Aurat to waise bhi pair ki jooti hoti hai ” . From now onwards she is just a toy to play… And if you also feel like playing with her you can, while I am not here…

It was like a horrendous nightmare for her… Those spine chilling, filthy words gave a head rush once again… But from that moment onwards she had to be alert and even more calm and normal to handle the situation. She posed to be sleeping for some more time to plan to save herself. After some time she stood up from the bed, behaved normally so as to hide about her being aware of the reality.

In the evening she took permission to go to the temple for some time so that she can talk to her parents who could help her come out of  this problem. But, they were in Hyderabad for few days.. After talking to their daughter they started off  immediately from there so as to reach her as soon as possible. Lavanya mustered all her courage and thought of buying red pepper powder to keep along with her to help her face any kind catastrophe.

As soon as she stepped back into her house an unexpected  pandemonium broke out. Her husband quickly bolted the room from inside where her father-in – law was already present. Her sixth sense warned her of something unusual. She quickly took out the red pepper powder and threw in the eyes of both father and son. They went wild,snarled at her, pulled her hairs, tried groping her, but, suddenly in between all this, Niketan left Lavanya with his father in the room and bolted from outside.

Here I interrupted her to ask, that Why Niketan went outside the room?

Lavanya said, all the pepper powder she flung must have went into his eyes so he might have gone to splash his eyes with water.

That shameless old ba****d came forward to yank her clothes away. He was successful in pinning her down.His every pore oozed out brutality. She shrieked in agony ,she wailed,she squawked and fearfully begged for a few minutes, but within fraction of seconds a spurt of vigor recharged every single pore of her body. A sadistic smile curled her lips up. She was transformed into a powerhouse ready to burst.She kicked that old man between his shins with full force umpteen times till he fell flat. Now she stood up, tried opening the other door(back door) which was luckily not bolted from outside.To rescue herself, she quickly took her wallet, ran towards the taxi stand, took a taxi to the railway station and boarded one of the trains which was about to leave in a minute. Along with the departure of  the train  from the Lucknow station,the anger, the fear,the deep gasps of breath,the incessant flow of tears,the sweat on her face;all slowly took a tranquil tone. Explicitly etched on her face was the sense of relief to have fought with grit and quick wit against the beasts in the human skin.

After inquiring with her co-passengers, she informed her parents  that she has boarded the train for Nainital and asked them to take a route to that city. She was safe, but it took her eight months to regain  her emotional balance. she filed a complaint with the police and fought for her rights.

It was my honor to have lived with that woman for a month.I salute to her valor and sense of wisdom.My senses went numb knowing that such beasts are living and living with pride..  Every time I listen to such episodes my soul squeals to geld such fiends to the same hawk and buzzard they put women into.

SHE IS A TRUE MARDAANI . She inspired me to never avoid a single abuse. STOP it on the first step..Raise your voice so much so that even the deaf can hear..

P.S I don’t have her pic right now with me.



Hindustani har bolo ke munh hamne suni kahani hai

Khoob ladi mardaani wo to “MARDAANI ” wali RANI  hai…..

This is written as a part of I am Mardaani activity exclusively at for Indian Bloggers




AT&T chief engineer and Electrical Review writer John J. Carty projected in his “Prophets Column” in 1891 after the invention of the Telephone by Graham Bell


Someday we will build up a world telephone system, making necessary to all peoples the use of a common language or common understanding of languages, which will join all the people of the earth into one brotherhood. There will be heard throughout the earth a great voice coming out of the ether which will proclaim, ‘Peace on earth, good will towards men.”

the predictions then made to connect to each other came out to be so true ..Not just getting connected with one at a time and not just through plain words ..Now you can actually connect with people face to face with all your emotions and expressions that will actually make you feel …So CloseConnected…HOW?? through Wechat ..

(WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed byTencent in China, first released in January 2011. The app is available on AndroidiPhoneBlackBerryWindows Phone, and Symbian platforms.Thai, Vietnamese, and Russian. WeChat is supported on Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, and 4G data networks. WeChat provides multimedia communication with text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messaging, broadcast (one-to-many) messaging, photo/video sharing, location sharing, and contact information exchange. WeChat supports social networking via shared streaming content feeds and location-based social plug-ins (‘Shake’, ‘Look Around’, and ‘Drift Bottle’) to chat with and connect with local and international WeChat users.)  COURTESY  WIKIPEDIA


KOffee Klatch –  Garden resteraunt – 4:00 pm .

I was there before time ,moreover I was  eager to have the hands on experience of using Wechat which I had downloaded just before coming here.I quickly got connected to my best buddy  through Wechat .

 ME : Where are you ?

Best Buddy : Hey ,I am glued in the traffic jam.Trying hard  to be out .

ME : Oh GOD, why does this happen only with me  ?

(Along with waiting for him I started fiddling with WeChat)

I thought let me try the feature of Drift bottle  and see what happens .I selected  “THROW “ with the text message “Oh God ,Why is it always that everything happening with me is so Odd ?” After a few seconds I got a reply


GOD : “Why are you so disturbed ,my child ..Whatever happens ,happens for our own good.When I saw the bottle drifting I thought it must me somebody’s secret Wishlist and I could at least fulfill few wishes but there was a question and you know what?  I hate Questions ,Bachha ..

ME : Who is this?

GOD : I am the one to whom you prayed few seconds ago,THE ALMIGHTY.

As soon as I realized that HE was on the other side,I had goosebumps, I was literally jumping with thrill ..In all the excitement I didn’t know when and how the “SHAKE “feature of the WeChat worked . I then chose one and sent the greetings to him .


Khush to tum aaj bahut hoge ,kyonki maine tab ye nahi banaya hota to tum aaj itna khush nahi hote ,haain!!  reply came from the other side.

ME : who is this ?

 BELL :   I am Bell ,Graham Bell...,

** It actually got connected to the spirit of Graham Bell..**

ME : Aah!! With all due respect, Sir ,may I know how are you able to chat in Hindi ?

GRAHAM BELL  : I am a great fan of Amitabh Bachhan. I watch his movies religiously and I learnt it from there.Isn’t it cool ? 

ME :** dumbstruck  ** . Ye..yes’s uber cool .

Before I could  disconnect, there was another message ping.

Year 2013 is linked with Venus,beauty, luxury and entertainment; no wonder then that women are from Venus, or so they say! Hi this is  Sanjay Jumaani ,the famous Numerologist.

I was so excited to talk to him …

ME : Hi Sanjay , a quick question..Could you tell me Why I am always pooled into Odds.?

**He asked for my birthday and after calculating for a while**

SANJAY JUMAANI  :  You are number 8 ..Number 8 is not considered to be an auspicious number .They have to keep doing the hard work .Luck does not favor them so easily .He gave some suggestions to make my life path easier .

GRAHAM BELL :Khush to tum aaj bahut hoge ,kyonki maine tab ye nahi banayaa hota to tum aaj itna khush nahi hote .. he interrupted. 

All this was getting on to my nerves  as my best buddy hasn’t shown me up till now.I texted again.

ME : Where are you ?? 

BEST BUDDY : I ‘ll catch you soon .He gauged the level of my anger and within seconds on my mobile screen  there was a beautiful pic of both of us where he had offered me roses on the friendship day .He shared it  through the feature “Moments”of WeChat.That cooled me down a bit and I smiled coyly.


Helloo!! How are you?  message from another new person  

ME :Now who is this?

 PSY  : I am PSY…

ME : Sorry ,I couldn’t recognize you ..Who PSY ???

PSY : Hey !! Gangnam Style …Now ,did you spot me ?And Why are you sounding so dull? Is anything bothering you ?

ME : I am trying to figure out that  “Why I am always delving into odds?”

PSY : OOOh!! Why do think so much ? Just chill …Enjoy in Gangnam Style …throw your worries away …The new way to get connected anywhere anytime is WeChat and the new way to enjoy is in Gangnam style.

GRAHAM BELL : ( jumbled in the conversation )”Khush to tum aaj bahut hoge ,per maine tab ye nahi banaaya hota to tum aaj  itna khush nahi hote ,haain!! 

eeesh!! I was about to disconnect the Wechat ,but my buddy’s voice popped up ,stop ,stop.. Wait…but it wasn’t from my mobile .I looked up and found that he was standing next to me . I heaved in relief,disconnected the chat kept my mobile in my bag and went along with him to have some Kodak moments .


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This post is written for Indibloggers Wechat contest.

Dream Big Dream Beyond

IIM  ?? No ; Gold medallist ??  No ; son of a business tycoon ?? No …. Yet while turning the leaves of the chronicle of his life you can find the success Signature on his Dreams of this self made man.Dreams never tag the elite eyes, they could shape up in anyone’s – rich or poor , literate or illiterate , mature or immature.

The tolls of  the temple bell, a Bhajan buzzing on FM ,the spicy aroma from the  mobile food stalls of the street corner, the steam from the spouts of the kettles brewing the first tea of the day , the thud of the rolled newspaper inside the balconies, few cyclists on the streets ,the school and college buses moving to their destinations …everything was just the same though the city was new to me ..I was searching for someone who could prepare some delicacies  for my twenty-five  to thirty guests as I was about to throw a party for my colleagues and subordinates after I got transferred here. And it was a chance that I asked for help at my nearby restaurant cum sweet shop . Mr. khandelwal , sethji ( as his employees use to call him) sorted out my problem  and sent a cook at my place .The party was wonderful and everybody out there complimented me for the arrangements and  the finger licking food.

After the party was over I called the cook, talked to him for a while and appreciated his work . He was overwhelmed with my behavior and promised  to cook for my house parties .His name was Gopal.

Gopal had just been like a family member after he shouldered the responsibility of catering  few of the house parties. While his looks doesn’t orchestrate with his abilities , his culinary artistry proffers an undaunted gleam and grin on his face.Shabby clothes ,dishevelled hair never repressed him to stand among the high profile people.Fulfilling the orders which Sethji use to bring was his only job but  fulfilling his dreams was his only goal in life. 

“Focussed mind  and determination  are the two indispensable tools to grapple with the odds during the journey towards success.”

I spin on my toes for the whole day round, be it the sunny, scorching ,piercing heat,be it the swishes of humid breeze,be it the chilling and biting winters and the heat of my stove never simmers down before midnight at every tick of the date on the calender.People deliberately halts at this restaurant  just to savor the meal I prepare and tickle their taste buds with the flavors I add into my dishes and yet Sethji never pay me enough to make my both ends meet, so how  can I even think of fulfilling the dreams of my family,my wife has to ponder a hundred times before buying a saree for herself ,I want my children to study in a decent English medium school so that they don’t suffer for being uneducated as I am . Gopal kept whining for at least half an hour in front of me.

I was all ears to his complaints and along with that whirlpool of ideas started somersaulting inside my head .After weighing the consequences of  all the ideas I picked two to share as a  piece of advice with him which would help him come out of this clutter.

I threw  the dice of my advice and now it was his turn to exercise his sharp intellect and  move his tokens swiftly to come out with a win win situation.

Gopal said,I will have to take the action against the sea of troubles or else the troubles will gulp me down and I will have no other option except to grunt and sweat.OF COURSE it’s quite a big risk of leaving the job of permanent monthly salary,that too in an emotional pang without any planning. I will be bare handed if there are no orders in a particular month.your advice is precious .Taking the calculated risk will be wise enough.

“Creative approach and strong work ethics  always lead to positive results.”

After a few months he visited and was quite overwhelmed and indebted towards me. You know what happened Di (sister) (as he use to call me),I followed your advice and started taking one or two party orders of around seventy-five  to hundred people at a stretch separately during the spare time .Though Sethji grumbled but I was determined enough to bring about this change.My team of four is now completely trained to work during part time along with me. And you know what?   People love my way of preparing the food.They relish the cuisines sprinkled with the magic of my fingers .I have started earning some extra bugs along with  the fixed salary from Sethji. One day I will leave his job and will take the orders independently , though I am not educated still I know I can do it. 

His voice went even more husky ,crystal clear drops clustered in his eyes ,a satiating smile was a bit hesitating to spread on his face,While he narrated his past two month story . All the B-School pass outs would fizzle in front of this uneducated man who is self motivated, proactive, who did not seek for anybody’s permission to chase his passion. He has a mature vision to take calculated risks.

“To see every event as an opportunity and accepting the challenges with an open mind is undoubtedly the ladder towards success.”

And after some time when I met him  he said that now he has completely left his job. He is leading eight teams who prepare lunch and dinner for formal and informal parties,marriages and festivals ranging from a hundred persons to five thousand persons at a time.Recently they triumphantly fulfilled the lunch and dinner orders for the IPL team who visited the city during the matches.

His graph of growth is ascending in leaps and bounds .His humble beginnings offers inspiration to many around him .

Each one of us has an entrepreneur inside us. Vision to recognize it and courage to pull it out is essential for being successful.I reminisced the title of one of the books of Robert Schuller  “TOUGH TIMES NEVER LASTS BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO “  and gave  a positive nod in his admiration.

I wish to get my story published in Chicken Soup for the Indian Entrepreneurs Soul in association with

Beautiful Braids with beautiful Ends..

Thick long black mermaids ,

cascades down the waist,

their subtle fall, their balletic bounce,

an ounce of health, beauty an ounce.

A cheval’s glass succors a glance,

I take the liberty to preen and prance..

The tresses, the curls, blush,

when Mom runs her fingers with a soft magical touch,

her grandiose pampering therapies ,

au reste the midas touch of granny’s modus operandi,

all set my hair to be proud-crested…

Oh!! Those  golden adolescent days

When I emulated french  and fishtail sexy braids…..


It was one lurid sunset in my life, 

de Novo atmosphere along with even more strife,

The black,the lustrous , lost their supple,left marred,

ticklish to see them lying spiritless,scarred…

the extraneous whims to restore the elegance

all in vain, left them with frizz and  rough split ends…

the water hit hard ,braids turned thin

With a heavy heart I made the scissors win

How I wish I had a rescue system like DOVE

How I wish I would not have to sacrifice my first LOVE….

Long Lustrous shimmering braids were my passion ,

Once upon a time they were my proudest possession, 

They  always make me feel nostalgic

But do you think it’s too late for the magic??

NO .. NO..of course not!!

 A true bond which brings together split ends,

it stood the test of time as true cherished friends,

Soft  tender texture With DOVE rescue system 






Tell your friends NEVER SPLIT EVER


Beauty with brains symbolizes an extraordinary woman ,similarly Health with taste symbolizes an extraordinary dish…if it’s green ,it’s fibrous, it’s Mom’s Signature dish and moreover prepared in FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL   then how come HEALTH could be far away from you..

So letz hit the kitchen platform..


BESAN (Gram flour)              1cup

GREEN LEAVES( Fenugreek) 100gms

OATS                                    2tbsp

GINGER (grated)                   1tsp(change the qty as per your taste)

GARLIC ( crushed)                1tsp( change the qty as per your taste)

ASEFOETIDA                         a pinch

CUMIN SEEDS(JEERA)            1/2 tsp

CELERY (AJWAIN)                  1/2 tsp

RED CHILLI POWDER             1/2 tsp


CHAT MASALA                         1tsp

SALT                                        to taste

Water                                     to prepare batter


1. Take Besan(Gram flour) in a bowl and slowly add water to prepare the batter of proper consistency so that it spreads easily .


2. Add chopped green leaves,oats and all the spices along with the salt as per your taste and mix well.


3. Heat 2 tbsp of FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL and add it into the batter.

3 . Heat the pan ,put some oil on it and then a large spoon full of batter .Spread slowly to make it round.


4. Cook from both the sides applying some FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH oil .


Serve with red sauce or green chutney..


1..Instead of Fenugreek leaves you can use spinach,coriander leaves,mint leaves according to your choice.

2..You can add grated onions as well ,if you like.

3..If you are  not so fond of oats you can avoid them too but I would advise not to.

4..You can stuff it too, with paneer filling .

So what are you waiting for …Lip -smacking HEALTHY, FIBROUS breakfast should be on the Dining table tomorrow..ENJOY!!! 🙂

Note: All rights reserved for the recipe and the clicks.DO NOT COPY..



  • Decreases Cholesterol: Rice bran oil reduces blood triglycerides, which are the fat molecules in the blood. Low levels of triglycerides result in low levels of cholesterol.
  • Helps protect from heart diseases: Rice Bran oil is high in Oryzanol content. This helps maintain HDL (Good cholesterol) and LDL (Bad cholesterol) in the blood which prevents heart diseases.
  • Helps clean blood vessels:  A balanced ratio of PUFA and MUFA in rice bran oil keeps the production of bad cholesterol in check, which keep blood vessels clean.
  • Provides balanced nutrition: The body requires two kinds of fatty acids- one that provides energy and the other that is required for biological processes. Rice bran oil contains a balanced proportion of both, that helps the body receive balanced nutrition.
  • Helps prevent cancer: Tocotrienols and Phytosterols+ are anti-mutagenic elements found in rice bran oil that help prevent cancer.
  • Helps to have better skin: Squalene is an organic compound naturally produced by human skin cells and is natural moisturizer. Rice bran oil contains good amounts of it which prevent ageing of the skin.
  • Makes nervous system healthier: Vitamin E is essential for normal neurological functioning. Rice bran oil is a good source of natural Vitamin E and thus helps in developing a healthier nervous system.
  • Enhances the immune system: Antioxidants improve health by fighting free radicals that harm the immune system. Rice bran oil has natural antioxidants that help build stronger immunity.
  • Helps develop better hormonal health: Ferulic acid contents in rice bran oil have been found to have good effects on the concentration of endocrine hormones.
  • Less-oily healthy food: Cooking oils become sticky due to oxidation during frying. But rice bran oil is highly stable which keeps it non-sticky and the food absorbs less oil.

**fortune rice bran

This post is a part of Healthy & Tasty Recipe Contest with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil &


A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. -Thomas Keller

Good taste and health comes in a combo with the Fortune product RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL..It’s been a couple of days since my previous oil canisters have been replaced by the nutritive healthy one –FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL(extra benefit of saving a penny too).

Let’s have a quick overview of the benefits of using this NOT-SO-STICKY health oil…

fortune rice bran

Your heart feels lighter and happier as it reduces cholesterol,Natural moisturizing contents prevents aging of the skin,your nervous system is overjoyed to have a full dose of Vitamin E ,the soldiers of the immune system gets activated with the natural antioxidants and lots more..

Let’s see what my kitchen has in store for you…One or two ??


Sprouted Moong(parboiled)           1 cup

Baked beans                                 1/2 cup

Boiled american corn                     1/2 cup

Chopped parboiled vegetables ( capsicum,french beans) 1/2 cup

White sauce                                 1/2 cup

chopped onion                               1 tbsp

red chilli sauce                               1tbsp

Fortune Rice Bran Oil                     2 tbsp

chat masala                                  1/2 tsp

Salt                                                to taste

How to prepare White sauce

Heat 1tbsp butter and 1 tbsp of FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL for 2 mins add 1 1/2 cup of milk(at room temperature) ,2 tbsp grated cheese and salt  to taste  ..I gave a little twist my adding chopped mint leaves .


Put FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL  in a  pan .Saute chopped onions and garlic ,add boiled vegetables ,red chilli sauce  ,salt,chat masala ,corn kernels,baked beans and sprouted moong .Mix well .Then add white sauce and cook for two mins.Serve hot .


You can add mushrooms if you like, you can add red and yellow capsicum to make it colorful ( depends on the availability) Garnish with mint leaves. If you don’t like mint flavor you can use coriander leaves.


P.S There had been a problem in uploading the pics from my mobile for this recipe..I sincerely apologize for that.

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Here comes a delicious and even more healthier cake recipe to relish  with your evening tea.Using FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL has reduced the calories in this dish .So if you are tempted to have more than one slice at a time you need not worry about anything .Just have it..because FORTUNE RICE BRAN HEALTH OIL keeps a check on fat and cholesterol ,takes care of  your skin,your heart ,your nervous system,immunity system and more..


Maida                                     1 1/4cups

Condensed Milk                     200gm

Fortune Rice bran Health oil -1/2cup

Fresh Orange Juice                3/4cup

Walnuts                                8 to 10

Powdered sugar                 1 1/2tsp

Vanilla Essence                    1tsp

Baking Powder                     1tsp

Baking Soda                         1/2tsp

Orange Zest                         2tbsp

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Grease and dust an 8″ cake tin.

3. In a wide bowl, put Fortune Rice Bran Health oil .


Orange juice ,Fortune rice bran health oil,milkmaid

4. Add condensed milk and beat till smooth.

5. Add Orange juice and sugar .blend them well.

6. Add the essence and mix .


7. Mix maida, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl.


8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Sift in the flour slowly to get a smooth consistency

9. Do not over mix. Add chopped walnuts and  zest . mix properly .

10. Pour into the prepared tin.

11. Bake for 40 -45 minutes. Check the cake at 30 minutes.


12. Insert the knife or a toothpick to check .If it comes out clean then your cake is ready.Let it cool.


14. Cut into thin slices and serve with tea.



You can use almonds instead of walnuts.If you wish to change the flavour you can add chopped banana instead of orange juice and zest.


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This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 37; the thirty-seventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is “Truth is stranger than fiction”



Is truth absolute or relative ?

Is truth what you hear or what you see?

Truth alters with time , metamorphoses through minds

TRUTH ; it’s in the very trice…

FICTION ; I cut it slice by slice…

I state my past as facts,as truth ,but future floats as a fiction,

truth reins me , I restrain  the fiction,

but fiction should make sense ,means truth can be nonsensical

or is it so paradoxical?

FICTION : I mold it as per my comfort

I hold it ,erase it, shipshape it~~ till my hoggish heart surfeits,

till my overtaxed  reflexes, relaxes,

It’s like a twilight that enhances every junction,

it’s my creation with core conviction

TRUTH: I tried to mold it ,manipulate it,

but it outshone with poise,

it tunneled through and through,

I had obstinately no choice..

Truth is in the mother -child bond,

It’s in the scare of being forlorn..

Truth could be found in the gleam of the little girl’s  eyes

When she holds tightly her favorite toys..

It disencumbers , sets me free,

I close my eyes , still I can see..

Truth is self -sustained ,no pillars,no foundation

it’s beyond words ,hitherto has no description

TRUTH really is strange , stranger than FICTION…..


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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

India’s status quo is all wrapped up in glittering, glamorized packages .They even overdo it with colorful satin ribbon bows.Under cover the  ballgame is detrimental  iniquitous,nefarious and what not..

Instead of CHANGE we are in desperate need of about- face..

I exist and so does you.I am the creation of God and so are you..

I as an individual ticks another when my ethos , ideologies match with the other , I evolve into  WE, and we  start walking together..WE form a unit called family ,this family tucks into society and society is one of the major pillars of our country…

Rehashing the above mentioned to bring about any change in the country you have  to start it from the grass root level that is an individual,I.If I can bring about the change in myself then only I can go another step further to change another individual…

The need of an hour is to CHANGE ONESELF(I)If I(individual) expect something from other I have to give it first…If I want youngers to respect me I have to set an example before them by respecting the people around me.As they say Be the change you want to see in this world .”

BLUEPRINTI will have to  self-retrospect ,self- analyse on all five layers ie physically,mentally,intellectually,emotionally,socially whether I  befit and am beneficial for myself,my family,society and thereby for my country by all means.The indubitable approach to achieve the goal is Yoga and meditation which will surely lead to the right coordination of mind body and soul and create a positive aura ..Yoga and meditation should be a compulsory subject in schools and colleges so that the upcoming generation comes out with a well balanced personality.

In addition to EDUCATION, instillation of MORAL VALUES and ETHICSThis is where we are lacking.Books and books all around but still knowledge is missing.We are just providing oodles of information and thus the end result is human being turning out to be emotionless creatures ie machines.

BLUEPRINTNurture the moral values and ethics from the moment the child is in the cradle,the duty of course has to be shouldered by parents and family. It’s their responsibility .”NO GENDER DISCRMINATION”should start from home .Both the girl-child and the boy-child should be  treated equally in all aspects- be it inculcating the moral and ethical sense  and responsibilities towards each member of the family,society ,nature and their country, their education,fulfilling their requests,or prioritizing their choices of food, clothes and other activities.

Strict LAW and JUSTICE system..the present system has gone sick and sterile. The saviors are turned to predators. Right from the lowest division brigade to the highest one each one of them is biased either by the power of position or power of money.The complete circle has gone vicious.

Unequal distribution of money should be stopped.Why ad how the entertainment field is in crores and looking into the agriculture   field we find is still struggling ??

The one who commits heinous crimes is roaming fearlessly  as they know that the law and justice is working as a puppet for them.The ” Aam aadmi” could never get justice .We say “God ,please save us from the Black and white coats” that means don’t put us into any conditions that we ever need to touch the advocate judge,police and doctors.Can you think why ?

BLUEPRINT – We need to fire the corrupt batallion immediately and it  should continue till the dirt is cleaned.The pending cases should  be completed ,the clear cut horrendous criminals should be geld between the same hawk and buzzard.Non-corrupt officers ,quick decisions ,and moreover the victim should not be made to go through the same hell again and again through the cross examination by the opposition advocate.LAWS NEED TO BE CHANGED.The distribution of money in all the fields should be brought to an approximate same level.

Train the minds to be CONSTRUCTIVE not destructive It’s not necessary that every child will be equally capable to grasp the same level of knowledge .The students who does’nt seem to be interested in studying should be shown other constructive paths.

BLUEPRINT   – Train the minds to be constructive whether it is to teach them how to get into agriculture or how to build a space ship or how to sell a product. Its just the matter of being constructive,because an idle mind leads to destruction. so the path has to be enlightened .This should start from the school level when the child starts showing its inclination towards a particular subject or a hobby.Involve them into vocational courses as per their interest and let them blossom.

  strict SCREENING PROCESS to become the LEADER of the country the most illiterates are on the most responsible positions and they are ruining the country or I should say they are acting as termites and eating the roots.

BLUEPRINT -To be an MP,MLA or a member of Gram Panchayat or any of the leading positions in the government of India,  a particular qualification should be decided,  They should be checked that they do not have any criminal records, they should be made to appear for  oral,written tests , and a  series of interviews .The panels should have a common man.Their wealth should be in proportion to income.The extra wealth of the ministers should be collected and put into a trust made for common man and should be used for him.This might help in eradicating lots of problems.

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