Sunday, November 17, 2013

Maggi Reinvented (Maggi Ki Tikki)

Here's an excellent new way to enjoy our fav. Maggi with a twist.
"Maggi ki Tikki"
1. Boil Maggi
2. Boil all vegitables u you usually put in Vegitable maggi e.g carrot and peas except onion and tomato.
3. Once boiled drain the water and mix maggi with bouled vegitables.
4. Add raw onion, coriander and tomato.
5. add Maggi masala, salt, chat masala etc and most imp approx 2 spoons of corn flour so that it doesn't break.
6. Mix all well, don't mash
7. Shape it in the form of tikki and put it in a flat pan wd just a lil oil.
8. cook toss cook and serve!
Thanks to my good friend who gave me this great recipe. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Home 0

The woods are lovely, dark and deep..
And to hell with the promises, I no longer want to keep..
There are many more miles there..
But 'Home 0' says the milestone here..
The walk on the hills, throws the stress in the ditch..
The chill of the winds, puts a new life within...
The simplicity of life, gives one the heavenly feel..
Silence all around and peace inside..
The lap of nature is where my head lies, who needs winds when you can close eyes and fly highh...
This is where the home is.. This is where i'll fall asleep..

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Zindagi mano doraha pe aa kar thum gayi ho jaise...
Ek raha pe jane ki izzazt nhin, dusri pe jane ko dil nhin...
Dard ka khel bhi nirala hai..
Ek taraf pana aur dusre pe de jana hai..
Aaina rakh diya ho samne mano jaise..
Kabhi muskurate hain to kabhi ro lete hain..
Khin dur ek raha aur nazar aati hai..
Ghor andhere ke aage ek loh nazar aati hai..
Jana aasan nhin aur kal ki khabhar nhin..
Ek khushnuma kal ya gum ka tarana hai..
Is doraha se aage jana hai..
Thoda dard le jana hai aur thoda de jana hai...
Is Doraha se aage jana hai...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Bahut Waqt Guzar gya hai...

Bahut waqt guzar gya hai..
Bhool gayi hongi wo sadke, wo seediyan hume ab to..
Tehle the kabhi jahan, khushiyan aur gum baatein the jahan..

Hawa to aaj bhi waise hi chalti hongi, badlon ki mehfil ab bhi yuh hi sajti hogi..
Bus badal gaye honge usse mehsus karne wale wahan..

Ek daur mano beet gya ho jaise, sochta hun wo naye log honge kaise..
Kya sochte honge wo, kitna badal gya hoga ab to wahan..
Kya koyi hoga jo mehsus karta hoga un hawaon ko apni khidki pe baithe..
Un pahadon pe baithe, door us suraj ko dhulte dekhta hoga..

saal dar saal un kamro ne naye chehre dekhe hain, jhulte gungunate madhosh kayi deewane dekhe hain..

kya badla hoga wahan, kisi na kisi padhaku ke kamre pe imtehaan se ek raat pehle lagti hogi mehfil padne walo ki..
aur subah jaldi uthkar padhne ki kasme khane wale so rahe honge ab bhi wahan...

Shaklein badli hongi ya dil badal gaye honge wahan...
Soch kar darr lagta hai ki wo vadiyan khin haar to nhin gayi hongi..
Daudti bhagte is naye daur ne kahin badal to na di hongi wo subah ka ehsaas wo baarish ki pyaas..

Ajeeb lagta hai yeh sochkar ki kitne hi log aate hain aur kuch saal mein chale jate hain wahan..
chod jaate hain kayi kisse, aur le jaatein hain saikdon yaadein..

Par kya mehsus karte honge wo jo har saal inhe aate dekhte hain aur kuch saal baad alvida kar fir se lag jate hain kuch naye logon ki zindagi sawarne...

Bahut waqt guzar gya hai par yaad aati hain wo galiyan..

Chole bhaturon pe tootna aur cafe ki rasoi mein piche se ghusna..
chai ki chuski aur sharma ji ki maggi..
Anshu ka dhabha aur wakna ki coffee..
theke pe nautanki aur billu ki chutiyapanti..
Fest ke wo 3 din aur exam ki wo raatein..
Lecture se kalti aur doston sang masti..

Bahut waqt guzar gya hai...
Ab to bhool gaye honge hume wahan...
Bahut Waqt guzar gya hai...

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Bus Yunhi Baithe Raho Saath...

बस यूँही बैठे रहो साथ , और उम्र बीत जाये ...

ना तुम कुछ कहो , ना हम, और फिर भी दिल की बात हो जाये ...

दो चार पल सुकून से जी लें , थोडा हस लें, थोडा गुनगुना लें ..

घड़ियाँ ये इत्मिनान की फिर हो न हो , लम्हा ये तनहा फिर हो न हो ...

बस यूँही चलते रहो साथ, और ज़िन्दगी बीत जाये ....

[Bus yunhi baithe raho saath, Aur umar beet jaye..

Na tum kuch kaho, na hum, aur fir bhi dil ki baat ho jaye.

do chaar pal sukoon se jee le, thoda hus lein, thoda gungunaa lein..

Ghadiyan yeh itminan ki fir ho na ho, lamha yeh tanha fir ho na ho..

Bus yunhi chalte raho saath, aur zindagi beet jaye... ]

Monday, May 6, 2013

Art - A camouflage of emotions!

I don't know what i am about to write in this post, i do have an idea, something that a movie and a conversation made me think about writing this.

A few days back when i first saw the trailer of this movie called "Bombay Talkies" , i was dead sure i'll watch it, even though the collection of 4 stories as shown in the trailer were not something extraordinary but just the feel that our Bollywood is celebrating its 100 years and a movie where in almost all singers and all actors have played some role or other made me to watch it.

So after finally getting tickets to the 9PM show and seats that i am not really fan of i saw it. The movie may not be extraordinary as expected, but it sure made me feel comfortable watching it and did infact brought a smile on my face. There is this song at the end which starts with still from 60's movies and goes till present day movies is really something. {So hold on to your seats even after you see THE END on the screen}

Lately i have stopped putting any movie reviews on Facebook mainly because i like almost every film, and don't use the logic-illogical conditions after watching it, secondly i feel it totally depends on how one wants to interpret a movie, the state of their mind when they are watching it and no generic rating of a movie will suit everyone and thirdly the ghosts of my blunder with the great words i used for this really old stupid movie take a dig at me.

Post the movie, a discussion with a friend who saw the movie but didn't like it that much and was expecting something different from it led to following overflow of feelings as to what is my interpretation of the 4 short stories shown in the movie:

The 1st and the 3rd story depicted the acceptability part of Bollywood and there openness to the present world. Usually the type of movies that a few years back people used to say are 'Ahead of their times" but not anymore its the reality of present day  and people are coming out and are accepting Homo sexuality and talks about sex but carefully showing the reluctance of older generation to these things.

2nd one was more about how Rich and Poor celebrate Bollywood, stories, life and small little things.

while the last one depicted this country's love and passion for movies and film stars. Also how every household has Bollywood in its core.

well like i said, I puked out the emotions :P

But the crux is I feel things and keep my brains out but people in the hope of getting value for their money keep asking for more as if the starts will tear the screen and come out to entertain people.
Movies are of different kinds, not all can be funny, romantic some can be thought provoking or even end on a note where they keep you thinking and leave the end to interpretation.

Then again its not necessary to hate it, you either like it or not, you either understand it or not there's nothing wrong with saying that you didn't get the concept of the movie rather then being a pseudo intellectual and telling people you loved it and that it was a remarkable film even though you didn't get whatever the shit it was (Something that happened too much after Aamir khan's Dhobhi ghat, many didn't understand the movie but how can they say they hate or didn't understand afterall it was an Aamir Khan movie :P )

Time and again i have accepted i don't understand much of English music especially the one where lyrics is not clear and looking for lyrics and trying to listen it again and again to get it is too much pain and i loose the interest if i have to go through that much pain.

Lyrics should be crystal clear and heart touching for me to to like it and that too in 1-2 go, I have not been a big fan of keeping track of artists or albums i have often loved the music even if the lyrics are in some other language i don't understand.

Movies and TV shows have always been an important part of my life and many a time life changing, the irony is even i always took this stuff for granted and movies were often a means of pass time. while in reality they have been one of the most important lessons of my life.

So i still don't know whats all the shit i wrote above was about but i started writing and it just kept flowing...

Happy Birthday Bollywood, keep rocking!

I completely forgot the Art part of the title, a few days back roaming around the streets of Hauz khas Village, with a friend we decided to see this art exhibition, although i was least interested but i still saw some of the work without interpreting any of it. Until the artist herself started the conversation as a discussion to my question as to what was going on in her mind when she made all this stuff, what followed was this extreme enlightening, intellectual conversation with this wonderful person from Dehradun and that was her first exhibition and we were the only lucky ones she had this discussion with and we started discussing the differences in interpretation of her art work.

So i might have just took a shot at one of her paintings in general without any real interest, never knew that actually made sense...


Friday, April 5, 2013


Standing with my head resting on the window of my house on 6th floor, silence all around and the street light peeking through the trees, the cool breeze hitting my face and the effect going all the way till my toes taking all the stress out and worries fading away! Pure Bliss!!! Life is beautiful, just close ur eyes & feel it!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Unlimited Dreams, Limited Possibilities!

No, It's not a motivational post rather a post from a confused, slightly demotivated mind.

A 2+ year long project comes to an end and standing at the exit gate I feel as i don't know anything else.

Clueless as to which road to take next, what to do & how to do it.

2 years back i was at the same crossroad but i was like a fresher then. I just went with the flow, soon got so occupied with it,  started loving the work, and the confidence level was up the roof.

The journey soon became rewarding with client appreciations, awards & promotion & above all the feel that you are an important part of this project.

There are unlimited dreams & number of roads in front of me but I am not a fresher anymore no matter how much i would want to try doing something new but the years of exp., the salary level and the line of work restricts the possibilities...

The confidence level are definitely not at its peak but they haven't hit rock bottom thanks to the work ex.

All i know is there aren't any shortcuts and i can't keep on sitting waiting for same kind of work.

But making choices is what i am not good at and more over without actually exploring anything assuming that there are so many choices is a mistake i love to do. :P

But hey i am JUIT wale, kuch na kuch to kar hi lenge...

And like my fav. quote goes -  "This too shall pass..."

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ek Aur Din...

Ek Aur Raat Guzar Gayi, Ek Aur Savera Shuru Hua...
Ek Aur Din Jee Liye, Ek Aur Din Maut Ke Karib Hua...