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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Rajasthan food, love! :)

Food the next street! You have to take a look at it, and I am sure, you shall be happy after you do. 

Yeah, the Rajasthani style made Jowar Ki Raab was very alluring and it was very nutritious. You have to try this when you are in Rajasthan, or simply make your own by following this recipe http://werecipes.com/hindi/bajra-raab-in-hindi/that I shortlisted for you. Also the next picture, shows you how my cup looked like. tongue emoticon — in Jaipur, Rajasthan.



1. Yeah, the Rajasthani style made Jowar Ki Raab was very alluring and it was very nutritious. You have to try this when you are in Rajasthan, or simply make your own by following this recipe http://werecipes.com/hindi/bajra-raab-in-hindi/ that I shortlisted for you. Also the next picture, shows you how my cup looked like. tongue emoticon




2. Jowar Ki Raab! http://werecipes.com/hindi/bajra-raab-in-hindi/ 



3. Grilled sandwich! This is how he compresses the bread toast with this machine and grills it. He uses butter instead of ghee, and he told me why! Well, I will upload a video for that. Wait for it, okay? tongue emoticon — in Jaipur, Rajasthan.


4. We eat it in our homes, mom's make it the best, and all of us love Gajar Halwa anyway! Love for Gajar ka Halwa!! I found it in every sweets shop in Jaipur, Ajmer and Pushkar (the places that I visited). 


5. Dal Halwa at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 
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6. Breakfast, couldn't be any better with this sight! Mesmerised!!


7. Deeper into the crust! I mean the bread, the spices!  


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8. The street love, near Ajmer Dargah Sharif! Fruits, and the style of chopping them. Artistic!




9. My favourite, Malapua(Dessert). You can find many recipes to prepare it on the internet. Yumm!!




10. Define your love in the comments for the Rajasthani love!


11. Another all time favourite, 'Sohan Halwa'. In Ajmer every other shop had it under the price range of Rs.70-150 per kg, depending on the looks and the size of the shop. While 15 kms from Ajmer, in Pushkar 1 kg of Sohan Halwa was priced straight, Rs. 400 per kg. Oh, regrets. Anyway, I had got it for home from Ajmer only. tongue emoticon



12. Karha hua doodh. Malai settles over, as the milk boils and is on constant heat for hours at a stretch. You can't come home, if you haven't had milk at night! grin emoticon




14. Motichoor ke ladoo. Another favourite of Rajasthani people that we find them not only in their state alone but the country loves them. So does, Big Foodie Forever , I guess. tongue emoticon





15. Yeah, let's go!


16. Tea's variety! Pushkar has these shops, selling different variety of tea leaves. I could remember my visit to Cha Bar instantly! smile emoticon Cheers to the tea lovers!!


17. Breakfast menu! Kachori with kadhi. At, Laxmi Mishthan Bhandaar in Pushkar, Rajasthan.


18.  Loved it, in the chilly morning around the ghats of Pushkar.



Gagandeep Singh Vaid,
for Artist Address


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Faith in songs!

Roads were familiar,
streams were the same.
Heartbroken as she was,
as he left her alone,
under the stars,
to become a star,
in the sky,
to always twinkle for her.
Where in reality,
he was far away from her,
she felt him sitting,
next to him. The reality,
was difficult to take in,
but imaginations gave her,
all she was supposed,
to be left with. With him,
his dreams and faith,
in their undying love;
even when he was gone,
to never return ever again.
He had belonged to her,
as she had belonged to him.

Tears in her eyes,
when reality touched her,
but they shared on the grief,
with love, and it was all,
that had mattered.

'He', not he!

She knew, who her calling was,
he understood who He really was,
that it wasn't he, or about him,
that she dreamt in her wonderland,
it was about a different He, 
another man, that was He!

Walking back, the road,

where he had wished for her presence,
next to him, did he realise,
who He really was, and not he, himself,
as once he had for a point supposed.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Felt but unsaid.

He saw through his eyes.

Her eyes had lots and lots to say,
it was left to him to sense,
of all she had held to convey.

She saw through her eyes.

A heart that beats for someone,
who doesn't follow her lane;
yet knowing that he is a friend,
she doesn't want to break away.

What was it like? Her situation!

In this life, amidst the newer
complexities
she doesn't want to stand betwixt,
in anyway to hurt him.
But she never reflects that,
it is only in her hands,
to bring him light, the way-
to open her heart to him,
all he has wished for,
amidst all the complexities,
but only if he could say to her,
could they convey love
to each-other and let life sail,
in the beauty of acceptance,
and countless dreams.

He had waited for her to say, 
as she waited for him to say.
Only time did sway,
until they walked away.

Monday, 19 January 2015

to thee, my thoughts.

unknown of thy roads of glory
how far shall thee go
oh dearest lady?
wait, look within
what beautifies your dreams
and follow your path
as your instincts say to thee.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Stars!

yeah, the stars played their games.
they gleamed to her first in the starry night.
he was waiting to catch the visibility of the star,
deceived as he was, his star didn't turn up,
he kept waiting for her all night, 
watching the night full of stars,
then she turned up and he smiled,
he had met her but in his dream,
that travelled too far, to his star.

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Only if..you had patience..

Only if you had patience enough to peek into her heart, 
could you lighten your thoughtful aperture,
because she deserves better, she deserves every respect, 
she deserves your love. Only if you could have patience enough,
to peek into the heart, who prays day and night for you,
for your goodness and success, the one who cares for,
every step you put, she is there for you. Today, when she needs you,
when she needs your love, you deny her of that respect.
Only if you had patience enough to peek into her heartiest being..
could you realise, what it was to love..

My identity!

Who am I?
What defines my identity?
I am to the world,
whatever they see in me,
but I know, in your eyes,
I would be always special.
I know, you would never,
judge me. You have known me,
in and out. You have known,
my weaknesses, you have every 
idea, when I am hurt, when I am broken.
I care for you, for your eyes to smile,
I wish for you, my heart seeks,
for your touch, your hands on my head,
you give me your blessings dear mother,
like every day, i have seen you,
i have got the courage,
to stand to my words. been alone,
all this while, when i look back,
you are there. my identity is,
what you understand of my soul,
i am what you see, i am all yours.

Yours truly

Your loving son.

"हिन्दी मे अन्य भाषाओ के शब्दो का प्रचलन हिन्दी के लिए आशीर्वाद है या अभिशाप! "

हिन्दी हमारी मात्र भाषा है, ये तो हम भारतीय बहुत खूब जानते है! हिन्दी वह भाषा भी है जो हमारे देश को एक बनाती है! भाषा मे यह शमता है की ये केवल हमे अपनी बोली की सुंदरता और मिठास ही नही, बल्कि प्यार और प्रेरणा के भाव से भी न्युक्त करवाती है! हिन्दी एक एसी ही भाषा है, जो दिलो को केवल जोड़ती ही नही, बलकी बोली की सुंदरता का आभास करवाती है! हम किसी भी धर्म के या मझहब़के क्यों ना हो, हिन्दी भाषा हमे एक कर ही देती है! चाहे हम माने या ना माने, लेकिन हिन्दी भाषा से ही हमारी पहचान विश्व मे होती है! यह हम सभ भारतीयो के लिए बहुत फक्र की बात है!  
 अब बात आती है की हिन्दी भाषा क्या बदलती जा रही है? की क्या हम अपनी मात्र भाषा की रक्षा नही कर पा रहे? यह सवाल हमेशा पूछे जाते है, और उनपर काफ़ी चर्चा समय दर समय होती रहती है! हर एक व्यक्ति की सोच अलग रहती है, लेकिन बहुत व्यक्तियो की सोच एक जगह आकर मिलती है! ये विचार बहुत भिन्न भिन्न हो सकते है! मैने भी अपने मित्रो से इस विशय पर बात की, और उनके विचार जाने! हमारी सोच कभी मिलती तो कभी बहस होने जैसी स्तिथि आती! अंत मे हमे महसूस हुआ की हिन्दी भाषा की आज की तारीक़ मे क्या महत्वपूरयता है, और हिन्दी हमारे लिए कितनी अहम् है!  
 मेरी सोच से हिन्दी भाषा समय के साथ एक बदली से गुज़रती जा रही है! जैसे-जैसे भाषा का इस्तेमाल हमारे घरो से लेकर हमारे परिवेश मे होता आया है, ये बदली भी साथ ही साथ आई है! जब भारत की राजधानी देल्ही की बात आती है, तो यहा पर हमारे देश के अलग अलग भागो मे से हमारे भाई बंधु घूमने आते है! कई भाई बंदू यहा पर काम ढूंड लेते है और यहाँ पर ही बॅस जाते है! उनको हिन्दी सीखने मे समय लगता है और बहुत वक़्त उनका हिन्दी बोलने का लेह अलग हो जाता है, क्योंकि ये लेह उनका अपने शहेर का अपनाया हुआ होता है! हम सभ साथ रहते है, तो एक दूसरे से ही सीखते है, तो बहुत समय एक दूसरे के बोलने की लेह अपना लेते है! इसमे कोई दोराय नही है! उधारण के लिए हम, खरीबोली, हिन्दुस्तानी, ब्रज और अवधि बोली मे भी अंतर कर सकते है! जगह-जगह मे एक ही भाषा बोलने मे लेह और तरीके का फ़रक होता है! यह हिन्दी के लिए एक आशीर्वाद है, की भारत जैसे बड़े देश मे, अलग-अलग राज्यो के लोग हिन्दी को अपना रहे है, और एकाग्रता के भाव को व्यक्त कर रहे है! यह भी कहना ग़लत नही होगा की हिन्दी अपने आप मे अलग-अलग भाषाओ के जोड़ से बनी है! जैसे की अरबी, फ़ारसी और उर्दू के लव्ज़ भी हिन्दी मे आते है! देखा जाए तो भारत मे कई जगहो मे हिन्दी सिर्फ़ उर्दू और अँग्रेज़ी की वेसखियो पर ही कायम है! यह सच भी है की आजकल का युवा, सटीक हिन्दी समझ नही पाता! आज का युवा, हिन्दी को अन्य भाषाओ का मेल बना देता है! यह बोलने मे ज़्यादा आसान लगती है, और हर व्यक्ति को समझ भी अच्छे से जाती है! ये हिन्दी भाषा के लिए आशीर्वाद है!
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