Sunday, December 27, 2015

Kudala Sangama

Visited Kudala Sangama with family after four long years. Had very less time to but covered comfortably.

     Confluence of Krishna, Ghataprabha and Malaprabha

                         Aikya Linga from above

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Watched Shaandar starring Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. 
Nothing pleasing, just a time pass movie.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Humayun's Tomb

Here is my much awaited visit to Humayun's tomb, was literally dumbfounded with its massive beauty.

 The magnificent tomb

Built by Hamida Begum in 1565, the widow of Humayun, is the first example of Mughal architecture in India. It is also the first garden-tomb on indian subcontinent. This has inspired the construction of Taj Mahal built a century later.

Me in front of the tomb

The two storied mausoleum has the grave of the emperor on the basement floor, with nearly a hundred graves of members of the Royal family in the corner chambers.

You can see several other monuments adjoining the main tomb. Prominent among them is Isa Khan's tomb and mosque. Isa Khan Niyazi was an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court.

Isa Khan's tomb

Isa Khan's mosque

National Gandhi Museum

Visited Gandhi Museum after spending some time near Bapu's samadhi.
National Gandhi Museum is worth visiting, for you find a greater collection of original photographs, journals, audio-visual materials, art pieces, other memorablia connected to Gandhiji, Kasturba and Indian Freedom Struggle.

                                                       Sculpture depicting Dandi March

This is a 6 m tall statue in cement concrete of Mahatma Gandhi based on Nandalal Bose's well know 'motif' in Lino-cut prepared in March 1930 to commemorate the event of Gandhiji leading the historic Dandi March on March 1930 with 78 selected followers from Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad.
He walked for 24 days over 241 miles and broke the Salt Law on 6 April, 1930, on the Dandi sea coast while the whole country and the world watched Salt Satyagraha was the most successful 
example of Non-Violent Civil Disobedience.

Martyrdom gallery has:
  • blood stained dhoti and shawl and the watch worn by Bapu when he was assassinated
  • one of the three bullets which killed him, 
  • urns in which his ashes were carried for immersion into various rivers, the wooden frame in which the main urn was taken to Prayag and the cloth bag in which the ashes were kept for being carried to Prayag and Rameshwaram.


Atlast i visited Rajghat, after a busy work schedule of more than two weeks. 

                                                     Path leading to Gandhiji's samadhi

A chilly morning, absolute silence, serene beauty welcomed the way to Bapu's samadhi.

Samadhi of Bapu

Observed silence for few minutes, lost myself  in his thoughts for a while. Later could observe many tourists, visitors from across the country, school children accompanied by their teachers everyone was eager to pay tribute to the father of the Nation.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Lovely sisters perform

My lovely nieces performed in a program organized by their Guru Vidushi Shrimati Geeta Datar. This happens to be their annual day. They are learning Bharatnatyam for quite a few years, but I am a part of this event for the first time.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Took almost three months to finish reading, though started off during my long train journey to Gwalior.
Liked it. My first from Danielle Steel, would love to read more of her. Though story's centre point is Lily, every other character makes you love them.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


At last got to time to watch PK. Thanks Sony. Entertaining, comedy, few realities of life.
Thumbs up for Amir, well done Anushka.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


A simple movie with a message. Worth watching Big B and Irrfan Khan's acting and Deepika's yet another different avatar.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Creative car

My nephew Sujay's greeting card on my birth day.  He loves to draw and colour, I see few stickers also on it. A creative car!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mattar Paneer

Tried this recipe for the first time. Came out really well.

Here is the recipe I followed, by Vidhu Mittal.

1/2 lb Cottage cheese (paneer), cut into slices
2 cups Green peas (hara mattar), boiled
4 tbsp Vegetable oil
2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
2 Onions, medium-sized, grated
1 tsp Ginger (adrak) paste
3/4 tsp Red chili powder
3/4 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
3 Tomatoes, medium-sized, liquidized
2 tbsp Yogurt (dahi), beaten
2 tbsp Heavy cream
A pinch Sugar
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1 tbsp Cilantro (dhaniya) leaves, chopped

~Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan for 30 seconds; add cottage cheese and fry, on medium heat, on both sides until light brown. Remove, cool, and cut into 1" cubes. Set aside.

~Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan for 30 seconds; add bay leaves, grated onion, and ginger paste; fry until light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add red chili powder and turmeric powder ; mix well. Add liquidized tomato and fry until the oil separates. Add beaten yogurt and fry until oil separates.

~add cream, green peas, and cottage cheese; cook for a minute.

~Add 1 1/2 cups water, salt to taste, and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add garam masala and cilantro leaves; mix. Serve hot.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Republic Day 2015

Happy to be a part of Republic Day celebration at sister's school.
Took me back to my school days.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Can Love Happen Twice?

Once again a beautiful novel though not fully Ravinder's true story. Now I know why his novels are such a hit. For those who wish to read this, please read 'I too had a Love Story' first as 'Can Love Happen Twice?' is like the continuation of it.

Friday, January 2, 2015

I too had a love story

I too had a Love Story, novel by Ravinder Singh, infact his true story is heart touching. Cannot wait to read his second one.