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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Good Bye 2014

On the eve of New Year I always evaluate the year. In 2014, I became author of two books 'Simple Vastu' and 'Saral Vastu'. This is the biggest achievement of my life in this year. I am working hard to write some more books on different topics. Hope to release more books in 2015.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

pK or oK

"Poster of pK was controversial." Mr. 'V' said.
"Poster of oK is even more controversial." Mr. 'B' said.
"In pK, nude Aamir Khan was holding a tape recorder."
"In oK, nude Poonam Rai is holding a small camera."


Sunday, December 28, 2014

New recipe

I tried out a new recipe of sweet potato and fenugreek leaves veg. It turned out to be very delicious as sweet potato are sweet and fenugreek leaves are bitter. Both balances the taste of each other. I like this dish so much that I can't resist myself from sharing this recipe.
Ingredients :
Sweet potato (roasted) - 3 or 4
Fenugreek leaves finely chopped - 2 cups
Green chilly (chopped) - 1
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric, salt, red chilly - To taste
Recipe : Peel roasted sweet potatoes and cut them in pieces. Put some oil in pan. Heat it and add cumin seeds to it. Add sweet potatoes and feenugreek leaves. Add spices and salt. Cover it and cook it on low flame for sometime. Serve hot.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Diet plan for earth worms

"In my flower pot a earth worm came in manure or along with some nursery plant from nursery. Now it has multiplied itself and given so many babies." I said.
"Wow! That's nice! Feed them red worms." Mrs. 'P' said.
"From where I can get the red worms?"
"I do not know but red worms are the best food for them. You can give grind-ed egg shell to them."
"I do not eat eggs. I have to ask some friend of mine."
"You can give tea leaves to them after preparing tea. But don't forget to wash them."
"I don't drink tea. I will ask my neighbors may be they are generous to give tea leaves for the earthworms."
"Sweet, spicy food and milk products should not be given to them." She instructed me further.
"I was thinking of giving vegetable peels to them."
"Ya. That's good for them."
"But I am bit confused whether I should give them vegetable peels in breakfast, lunch or dinner. Won't it be better if I make a diet plan for them?" I asked wittily.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Green Tikkis with green chutney

I updated this photo on my Facebook. 
Mrs. 'N' commented - Looks yummy! Write the recipe also.
I said - The main ingredient is leftover hotchpotch. Do you still want to know its recipe?
Mrs. 'N' commented - Hahaha......Lovely. It is the magic of your hands. In our region, naulakkha kabab is made with the left over of nine days.
I said - Sounds interesting. I will try it some day. The recipe of green tikki is as follows:-
Ingredients : 3 cups of left over hotchpotch
3-4 slice (Bread crumbs)
One small piece grated ginger
1/3 katori boiled peas
1/2 katori chopped coriander leaves
Coriander powder, red chilli, black pepper and salt to taste
Method : Mix them well to make dough. Grated cheese and mashed boiled potatoes are optional which can be added in the dough. You can add extra breadcrumbs to get the desired consistency. Make round balls,swallow fry them. Flatten them on tava by gently pressing them. Garnish them with chopped tomatoes, boiled chickpeas, curd and green coriander chutney. Serve hot.

Monday, November 3, 2014

"3/4" Love

Chetan Bhagat:
"5" Point Someone
"3" Mistakes of my Life
"2" States
"1" Night at a Call Centre
"½" Girlfriend
......
......Next Book:"¼" Brain ????????

Somebody else status I shared on my facebook as I find it interesting.
Mrs. 'P' commented on this status - Arre missed 3/4!!!!
I commented - 3/4 Love will be Chetan Bhagat's next novel. Story in brief - Hero falls in love. Heroine died in bomb blast. She is not present in his life but in memories. He falls in love again. His 1/4 brain is still busy in remembering her so he is only 3/4 in love with his new girl friend. 
Mrs. 'P' - Goli maro chetan bhagat ko. ;)You r better than him.:) When is your novel coming out?
I commented - Coming Soon ..........:)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Govardhan Puja 2014

"Next day to Diwali, Govardhan Deity is prepared with cow dung. I with my team shape it. Its face, hands and legs are created. We don't forget to make fingers of all the limbs. It is then decorated with khil and flowers. We worship it with milk, sweets, kadhi, bajara khichadi, puri and lots of vegetables." I explained.
"Must be an interesting experience!" Mr. 'Y' said.
"Ya. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this. With this only one thing is left that I have to do now. Fly a plane!"
"hahaha"

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Things that I want to do!

"You know painting, embroidery, cooking, stitching, yoga, vasushastra, astrology and many more things. You have tried everything!" Mr. 'Y' said to me.
"Nah Nah!" I could only utter hearing my praise.
"Then prepare a list of things you have not done till now."
"I have not tried two things yet. One is have not prepared cow dung cakes and other is that I have not flied an aircraft."
"hahaha."

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diwali 2014

"What is your email id?" I asked my Facebook and evening walker friend.
"Why do you need it? She inquired as well as told her email id.
"I want to send a joke to you."
"OK. My husband has heart attack on Monday morning. Two stents has been inserted in his body through surgery. He is better now and will be discharged today."
"Oho! Do you need any help?"
"The total bill is of Rs. 10 lacs. I have paid Rs. 8 lacs. I am in short of Rs. 2 lacs. I have asked some of my relatives and friends for help. Will you be able to pay me if I fall short of some money? I need the money today itself before the discharge from the hospital."

I was driving towards the mall for Diwali shopping - for buying new clothes, purses, shoes, candles and other decorative items for my house. My purse had handsome amount of cash drawn a few hours before from ATM. I could not withdraw more amount from ATM. I couldn't withdraw cash from the banks as they were closed by now. The next day was Diwali and a bank holiday. I either could do shopping or help her.
"Ya sure." I assured her and turned my car towards the house.

A few hours later, she called me up and told the amount she was short of. I helped her. With moist eyes she hugged me and said, "You made my Diwali!"

Monday, October 20, 2014

Say NO to crackers

Birds are easily frightened with the loud noise of crackers. Fireworks lasting for hours are torture for birds. Fireworks can cause health damage to birds. They can be shocked which can cause even their death.
Birds can lose their direction of flight for quite some time because of the unexpected glare of rockets. Birds that get near to exploding fireworks become victims of burns and eye damage.
Celebrate a cracker free Diwali and say NO to fire crackers and BUY a home for a pair of birds.
Bird houses/ nest boxes are available in different sizes for all charming birds living in or near your locality.
Contact – Chandrika Shubham

Email- chandrikashubham@gmail.com

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vanilla Sundae

"I have sent the photos of all the bird houses designed by me to you. Which one you like the most?" I asked a teenager.
"All are beautiful. I liked the vanilla sundae the most." He replied.
"Vanilla Sundae is a ice cream."
"It is a color mixture. You can Google it."
"Such a strange name of color I heard for the first time!"

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bird House available in Gurgaon

Hello Readers.
I have just started a new business of designing bird houses. Here are some of the bird houses designed by me. 

Bird house/ Nest box for various birds like wabbler, humming bird, Indian robin, jungle babbler, Indian myna, tree pie, hornbill etc. are available for sale. Decorate your garden and balcony with bird house and hear the chirping of happy and free birds. 

Interested in buying write a mail to me at chandrikashubham@gmail.com


 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I hate rains!

"Oh my God! Rain will start. I hate rain! I hate them!!" A teenager girl said.
"We all love rains as we live in that area where it hardly rains. Then why do you hate them?" A middle aged lady asked her.
"She is afraid that clouds might pee on her." I said. ;)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Teacher's Day!

I am thankful to Microsoft Word for patiently correcting my spellings and grammatical mistakes without screaming and shouting at me. Happy Teacher's Day! ;)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Vastu books are available online!


Dear readers,
My books 'Saral Vastu' and 'Simple Vastu' are available online. You can buy at amazon.in and bookadda.com. Grab your copy now!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cinderella's shoe!

I found Cinderella's shoe in the park. :)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Moving Broom Shop

Actually I clicked a moving BROOM Shop. On examining the results I was amused to find out how a scooter could be used as a TRUCK! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tunnel of fragrance

Right now, I am walking through the tunnel of fragrance.

Hope u all are spreading the fragrance of your words through posts on your blog. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My family

My family
Then: I, my husband n my two kids!
Now: I, my hubby, my kid n my maid!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

My First Book - Dedicated to my mother! :)

My first book 'Simple Vastu' is dedicated to my mother who taught me to read and write! :) This is 575th post! :))

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Simple Vastu by Chandrika Shubham

This is the cover page of book authored by me. Simple Vastu is my first book on Vastushastra, ancient science of constructing buildings and houses. I hope my readers like it!:)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Author me!

My books 'Simple Vastu' and 'Saral Vastu' were released by Mr. K. K. Saxena, President, Delhi Book Fair Publishers Association in Delhi World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan. Mr. Rajeev Jain, Publisher of my books and owner of Vayu Education of India was also present in this function. Simple Vastu is in English whereas Saral Vastu is in Hindi. They contain detailed information about highlights of ancient architecture techniques and complete information about all Vastu rules. They contain line drawings for better understanding. Attractive and helpful tips to increase business and Vastu rules for continuous flow of money are included. Low cost Vastushastra remedies for healthy and tension free life. Vastu rules for success in career are also included. And threw light on the importance of Vastu in modern life style.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Aloo Tikki

I love experimenting with different cooking ingredients. This time I prepared aloo tikki with moong dal filling. Soaked moong dal for some hours. Boiled it till tender. Strained water from it. In other pan, poured oil and heated it. Put grated ginger and chopped green chilies. Added spices and then dal in it. Heated it till dry. Filled it in aloo tikki before frying.

Try this recipe and serve it hot with chick pea veg, coriander chutney and curd. And enjoy!  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists!


Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, a Mumbai based organisation to financially help the artists who have lost their arms due to one or the other reasons and make paintings using their feet or mouth. Envelops and calenders made from the pics of such beautiful paintings.
Hats off to such artists!
Website- http://www.imfpa.co.in/

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Old vase! New style!

Doing flower arrangements is my passion. In my free time I love to play with them. This time pink gerberas and white chrysanthemums. I used one of an old vase to make this arrangement. Earlier this vase was not used as a container for water but some other liquid. This container was used during my granny's time!

Any guess what this vase was earlier?
                                                                                                                                                                

Friday, January 24, 2014

Concentration in meditation!

"What are you reading? I am feeling sleepy please switch off the light." A teenager said to me.
"Spiritual reading!" I replied.
"What's that?" He inquired.
I started reading loudly. "Sit silently in a quiet room for one or two hours. Close your eyes and concentrate on the point between the eyebrows. Withdraw the mind and the senses from the external objects. Be still."
"Oh! That!! Our teacher has also told us that if we concentrate our mind then we see different lights. If we see black light it means our concentration is poor. Seeing red colour means our mind is somewhat concentrated. It increases if we see orange colour. On concentrating more we see yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet lights consecutively. Seeing white colour means our mind is concentrated excellently.

Dear readers, which light do you see on concentrating your mind?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bonfire!

Bonfire to beat the cold! I am enjoying it. :)

Happy New Year to all readers! :) I bit late to say that! :p