Children’s Day

Happy Children’ s Day ©Chitrangadasharan

Happy Children’ s Day!

Why is it that when we think of good and sweet memories, we usually remember our childhood days!!

Even our own children do remember their childhood with fondness, and for the parents, nothing is as enjoyable as the childhood days of their kids.

May be because of the innocence of the children,

May be because the children have a pure heart,

May be the children do not possess negative vibes,

May be the children are compassionate, without the feelings of jealousy, fraudulent behaviour etc.

(So what changes happen, when people grow up, from childhood to adulthood???——-Think it over)

The next time, when you are feeling low, or under stress of some kind, try to spend some time with the children.

Easy Diwali Sweets/ Snacks: Weekend Treats

Coconut Laddoo, ©Chitrangadasharan

You may buy as many sweets and snacks as possible from the market, and even receive sweet boxes from your family and friends. But, it gives immense happiness and satisfaction to make some sweets on your own.

Coconut Laddoo:

This is the easiest sweet to make at home, I believe.

Just cook 100 gm. dried Coconut powder, in 1 litre of milk, on low flame, till the milk reduces completely. Add sugar to taste, around 1-2 tablespoon, and 3-4 green cardamom powder. When slightly cool, make even sized Laddoos.

Methi Mathri ©Chitrangadasharan

Methi Mathri:

Snacks are also important and it’s best to prepare them fresh at home.

2 Cups maida (self raising flour), vegetable oil for the dough, and for frying the Mathris, ajwain, dried methi leaves, salt to taste.

Combine the ingredients and Prepare the dough as you would for namak para. Rest for 15 minutes, roll and fold the mathris, and fry on medium flame.

Have an enjoyable and prosperous festival of Diwali 🪔

It’s That Time of The Year

Diwali decorations ©Chitrangadasharan

Enthusiasm and positive vibes all around,

People busy in decorating their homes,

With renewed hopes and dreams,

Glittering with coloured lights,

Decorated streets and markets,

Busy roads and malls,

Distributing happiness with sweets,

Exchanging positivity with each other,

As The countdown for Diwali,

The Festival of Lights, hopes,

And dreams is close and around.

Diwali decorations ©Chitrangadasharan

Life is Ironic

Sea and Sky, Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

“Life is ironic,

It takes sadness to know what happiness is,

Noise to appreciate silence,

And, absence to value presence.”