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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wooden bird house for sale

I designed and painted this wooden house for small birds like Indian Robin, bulbul, house sparrow and humming birds. It is far far better than the metallic ones as in summer metallic ones absorb heat and can cause harm to the eggs and babies. The babies may die because of high inside temperature. Where as the wooden bird house protect them from the scorching heat and helps in maintaining the optimum temperature inside the bird house. The muddy look attract birds more.

Don't imprison them in cages but give them a house. Give them home and not prison! As the number of trees are less so where they will make nests? You can give them a small space in your balcony and garden where they can lay eggs and rear their babies till they fly. The chirping of the birds will make your morning more pleasing.

To attract more birds you can place water bowl, food grains and some other eatables in another bowl.
They will soon make a nest as it is nesting period for most of the birds.

(For purchasing this bird house please write an email to chandrikashubham@gmail.com)   

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Creative Pottery!

In my balcony garden some pots need to be replaced so I decided to bring some new ones. I went to that market place where there were some good pottery shops. I was amazed to see the variety of designs they had! White fat hen and brown duck were new designs which I saw for the first time. Snail, frog, conch and tortoise were available in different colors. The rectangular and circular shaped pots were of different sizes, shapes and colors.


I liked these pottery animals and bought them. I put the plastic pots containing beautiful plants in them which fit in perfectly. Still a thought is pondering my mind which animals are these?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ice cream only!

I took my plate and reviewed the tempting dishes displayed in a buffet. Alas! I was invited in a party on the day when I had fast. I could not even taste the yummy recipes and had to survive only on fruits, milk products and sweet besan products. I didn't take salty food on the fasting days. In party, there were no fruit platter. In sweets there were gulabjamuns and kheer. Both I couldn't take because they contained maida (refined wheat flour) and rice. The only option left with me was ice cream. But there was only ice in the huge bowl and no ice cream.
"Please bring the ice cream." I asked the waiter.
"It is coming in a few minutes." He replied.
I waited patiently. And there was no other option except to wait. The waiter put the bowl of ice cream. There was no ice cream scoop for serving rather a large spoon, may be to decrease ice cream consumption.  I took the serving spoon and fill it with ice cream from the bowl. The ice cream was so sticky that it didn't come out of the serving spoon even after applying little force three four times on the spoon. I applied more force and finally some of it drop on my plate. Wow! I got some! I was delighted like a child. I repeated this not so interesting phenomenon six times. I found a seat for myself and enjoyed the ice cream.
My belly was not filled. I decided to take more. I took my plate and went near the ice cream counter. A middle aged man was trying to get some ice cream out of it but he didn't. He wiped the ice cream from serving spoon with his finger. Oh God! If he was a non vegetarian and had eaten meat with his hands and didn't washed it. What should I do? 
I took the serving spoon filled it with ice cream and emptied it again on one side of bowl. Now I could use it for serving ice cream as I had cleaned it with ice cream. For the first time, I used ice cream as a utensil cleaner agent! I took some more ice cream by applying some little force again and again on the spoon till ice cream dropped on my plate. When I turned around to go to my seat eleven persons were eagerly waiting to hold that spoon from which ice cream did not come out without applying trick!     

Monday, April 27, 2015

Scary earthquake

"Yesterday, I was coloring a clown. Suddenly my table started shaking. I bent down but there was nobody. It was very scary. My granny told me earthquake was coming. We all have to take stairs and go down." Baby 'G' told the kid 'V'.
"So, you came out of the building?" He asked.
"Ya, What you were doing at that time?"
"I was in the toilet."
"Then what did you do?"
"What one does in the toilet?"
"I mean whether you took stairs and came out of the tower or remained in the toilet?"
"I was in the dilemma as what to do? Before I decided tremors ended."

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Morning cuppa

Everyday, I take my morning cuppa in my balcony because I love to watch nature. The wind, sky, clouds, rain, trees, flowers, birds and sun are my best pals. I never get bored of with them. The spectacular view of the park in the society is eye catching, although from some height as my flat is on the third floor. It’s my daily routine to have my morning cuppa in the balcony to start my day with a celebration of life i.e. a date with the nature!

Experiencing the gentle wind on my face energises me, awakens me and relaxes my mind to the full. Fatigue, boredom, frustrations all evaporate as soon as the soothing breeze caresses my body. Creative thoughts and innovative ideas start hitting the mind as soon as it is delightfully relaxed with the beauty of environment. Not only it calms down my mind but also refreshes my soul. 

I take three deep breaths to inhale fresh oxygen which rejuvenates mind to such an extent that it is relaxed through out the day. I look up at the sky to enjoy the blue vastness or the ever changing shapes of clouds. Luckily, sometimes dark clouds pouring rain to nourish the mother Earth and cleanse the dirt suspended in between. Life is ever changing like the sky!

Stunned with the magical beauty, I view different shades of greenery from pale green to dark green in the park. The swinging tree branches depicts that they are too in a festive mood. Rainbow colour floral beds are the feast for my eyes. They bloom irrespective of thorns and hardships. The chirping of birds like Indian myna, Tree pie, Humming bird, Seven sisters, Parrot, Sun bird blends so well with the whispers of the wind in the trees. The birds too seem to enjoy life like a big occasion. Seeing them I can’t control myself and start singing songs to express how beautiful life is!

The orange ball slowly rising, glowing and becoming brighter giving me a warm hug and energising me to face all the difficulties with strength without being getting effected by them. The sun moves with its own grace while I drink not only the warm liquid in my mug but also that is pouring from the sky feeling warmth inside as well as outside.

A morning cuppa with nature is a blessing for the whole day! It is a soul uplifting experience.


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nine year old blogger

The most delightful experience in Indiblooger Meet at Gurgaon was to meet a young girl who blogs. She is only nine years old. She writes about her school experiences. In the pic above one can see her mother standing beside her. Her mother encourages her to write and blog about her life. Blogging at such a young age amazed me! I hope to you also! :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Aditi Singh Sharma

I heard Aditi Singh Sharma live for the first time in Indiblogger Meet 2015 in Nautanki Mahal of Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon. She sang 'Suraj Dooba hai' from the movie 'Roy' which I liked the most. Her voice is amazing. Her costume is wonderful. The special effects made the event even more special.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Biggest IndiBlogger Meet 2015

I attended the biggest Indi blogger Meet at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. This is the group photo of all the Indibloggers present in this function. Can you recognize me? ;)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cooked by my mother

"What do you like to eat?" I asked a kid.
"Paranthas." The kid replied.
"Which parantha? Aloo, gobhi, cheese, onion, peas??"
"Paranthas cooked by my mother." 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Kundalini Awakening

"What is Kundalini awakening?" One of my yoga student asked me.
"Kundalini is dormant spiritual energy that lies in every human being. It is described as a coiled serpent within us waiting to be awakened. It is awakened for union with God. Kundalini awakening results in deep meditation, bliss and enlightenment." I replied.
"I have heard that one's Kundalini awakens just before experiencing God and when one reaches the highest level? Is it true?"
"Kundalini awakening is the first step of spiritual journey which later on results in Samadhi."
"How does one come to know that one's Kundalini is awakened? I mean to say what are the symptoms of Kundalini awakening?"
"After Kundalini is awakened, one can feel the throbbing at the base of spine, involuntary body movements and choking in throat while meditating."
"Have you ever experienced any of these?"
"One of my student had a very unique experience just after practicing concentration exercises, pranayams and meditation for only three months - tears started flowing out of his eyes while meditating. What to say about seeing inner lights and hearing inner sounds!" I smiled like a child.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Magical warm water

From the past six months I was suffering from gastric problems. The pain was shifting sometimes around the navel, sometimes in lower left abdomen and sometimes above the navel on left side. The pain was not subsiding even after my regular control over my diet. I was taking light food like khichadi and porridge, fruits, buttermilk and curd. I took homeopathy medicines thrice a day. They too gave me temporary relief but as soon as I stopped taking those medicines the pain reappeared.

I decided to do some home remedies. I searched the net and found that drinking warm water can cure gastric problems. I drank warm water five six times in a day and found amazing relief. Pain and heaviness disappear. I had never thought of that my stomach ache would disappear with just a glass of warm water!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sweater - Dil ki Deal

On a dark winter night it is so easy to get into the bed and it is too difficult to get out of the cozy bed on a foggy morning. Like everybody, I too consider it a tedious job. To be out of bed, going towards main door of my flat to open it, is like to climb Mount Everest without an oxygen mask! Invincible!!
“Ding Dong!”
My maid, Samoli was a live alarm clock. She daily rang the bell sharp at 5:30 a.m. without a minute delay. Her accuracy always surprised me, as she was illiterate and never wore a watch. I wrapped my self in several layers of woolens covering all my body parts except sleepy eyes.
“Ding Dong!”
“Coming!” I screamed with a bit of irritation in my voice.
She had become impatient and couldn’t wait till I protected myself to wrestle with the harsh weather. In a short period of time, she had belled twice; I would definitely scold her. I opened the door and was about to utter some bad words out of my mouth but controlled myself as she was standing in front of me without shawl, sweater, socks and shoes, wearing a plain sari and blouse! Seeing her gave the impression that weather outside the flat is of summer and inside is of winter. My anger evaporated.
“What happened? Why are you wearing such thin clothes as if it is summer season?” I inquired.
She explained, “Last night, when I was going back home it started raining which completely drenched me. I couldn’t dry my clothes as there was no electricity last night. My loving husband gave this to me.” She showed proudly her right hand with a woolen green glove on it.
Phew! A dil in vibrant crimson is patched on it to hide the raveled part. I asked, “He could have given you a shawl as well.”
“All his clothes were also drenched while returning home. Only a pair of gloves was left which was in his inner pocket. I can’t stand and talk as I am getting late for my work in next house.”
She hurriedly went into the kitchen and I in my room. I shuffled my wardrobe to search a suitable sweater for her. I couldn’t find an appropriate one which could give her proper warmth. In one corner of the shelf, I found the sweater knitted by my granny. It is white color with rose flowers patterned on it in a vertical row. My granny had given it to me with her blessings that whenever I would receive my degree of doctorate on that occasion I would wear it. I had kept it for years and yesterday was that day, special very special! But now, my maid needed this sweater more. I made up my mind to order a designer cardigan on Snapdeal at economical price. Its quick delivery would surely make me centre of attraction in the function! I gave my priceless treasure to my maid and asked her to wear it right now. She couldn’t utter a word but her moist eyes were saying more than that. After all it was ‘Dil ki Deal’!


Dear readers, I am participating in the #DilKiDealOnSnapdeal activity at BlogAdda in association with SnapDeal. Hope for the best that I win a prize for this post! J

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spinach recipes

"Most of the recipes you try out have the main ingredient - spinach; like spinach barfi, spinach makki roti, spinach dokla, spinach mor kali, spinach salad, spinach idli, spinach tikki, spinach guliyapas, spinach stuffed chilas, spinach bhujiya. Is spinach your favorite vegetable?" Mrs. 'L' asked.
"No, No, Not at all! Actually I always wish to be like Popeye - The Sailor who eat spinach to gain strength. I try out different recipes in a hope that one day I can also relish spinach like him." ;)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Old advertisement

Yesterday, on a sns I posted Rekha's photo and asked she is going advertisement of which product?
A guy answered - Earrings! :)
Can anyone guess which product is she advertising?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

God gave us the BEST!

I am following Swami Tejomayananda on Facebook. He wrote these words which I felt so true. Therefore, sharing with you.
When I prayed and did not get what I wanted, I felt sad. But God gave me the best – better than I ever dreamt of. - Swami Tejomayananda

Most of the time we prayed for materialistic things and did not get them like the way we desired. Then we feel disappointed. Time flew and after some years we realized that what God did was the best for us. He could see the future more clearly then what we could and gave the better things and options than what we have ever imagined for us. How big is God's heart! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Colors of sky

Whenever I have time I love to watch changing colors of sky. The sky with clouds is always more interesting to observe as it changes with just a blink of my eyes. It amazed me with the variation in patterns, designs, shapes and colors. Whenever I am feeling down, the sky's changing colors give free advice that however may be the worst circumstances they will change just like the sky. Nothing is permanent! Neither happiness nor sadness!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

My videos on Youtube

Now you can watch videos shot by me on Youtube. Right now I have uploaded two videos there.
One is about the bird and its babies and other is about my childhood sewing machine toy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a6uqrQ1ttY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8vZ76wUvWo
More are coming soon. :) You can now follow me on Youtube. :)