August 27, 2009

want to relax quickly...??

Nowadays We are very busy into our day to day life. We are under mental stress all the time. So there is need for our mind to be relaxed.Here are some tips for quick relaxation.

1]Take a deep breath – This can be done at anytime of the day and at any place. One can do while sitting at one’s desk. Let more oxygen into your body system. You will feel refreshed and relaxed completely. It eases out all tensions and frustrations. It does not require much effort

2] Go for a walk – Some fresh air will help you to relax and divert the mind. Apart from providing some physical exercise, a walk can also ensure a change in scene. It can be soothing on the nerves

3]A mental break – Few visualisations, imagery can divert the mind from the drudgery of work. They do not require much effort and will relax you both physically and mentally. The mind gets fresh and functions in a more alert manner

4]Change in outlook – Look at a given situation differently. Perhaps the way you are looking maybe causing much stress. Why not perceive it differently, search for different solutions, which may reduce the stress and tension. Be flexible in your
outlook. Receive new ideas, which can resolve the problem on hand easily

5]Progressive muscle relaxation – Relaxing all the muscles can reduce the physical and mental strain you are experiencing. The PMR technique can be carried out in the precincts of your office room and even while in a meeting you can relax th
e muscles.

August 22, 2009

How to preapare GANPATI BAPPA'S favourite prasad i.e. Ukadiche Modak


½ cup Rice Flour
½ cup Water
2 tsp Ghee
A pinch of Salt

For the filling:

1 cup Coconut, shredded
½ cup Jaggery, grated
1 tsp Poppy Seeds, roasted

1 tsp Cardamom Powder

For the filling:
1) Heat a pan and put jaggery in it
2) When jaggery starts melting, add 1 tsp Ghee and coconut to it
3) Mix well and cook on medium heat for 5-6 mins
4) Add cardamom powder and roasted poppy seeds
5) Filling is ready, keep aside to cool

For the covering:
1) Boil ½ cup water, add ghee to it
2) Add rice flour to boiling water and miz well stirring continuously
3) Add salt, mix well and cook covered for 2-3 mins
4) Remove from heat and knead well into a soft flour when its hot
This dough is called Ukad and hence the name!

Putting it all together:
1) Divide the dough into small balls
2) Roll each ball to size of puris
3) Place this on the palm and add some filling to it
4) Bring together the ends in form of plates and form a tip and seal
5) Repeat the procedure for rest of the modaks

6) Put these modaks in a steamer/cooker

August 15, 2009


First of all, Happy Independence day to all my fellow Indians. Independence! being an independent is really big thing. It's the hardest thing to achieve and more on that to maintain it!! Our great freedom fighters struggled so much to achieve it and now off course it's our responsibility to maintain this freedom.

I am proud to be an Indian! Really, unanimity in diversity has flourished in this country!! So many religions, so many languages, so many cultures
, so many regions, so many festivals, so many people... but there is something which binds these all diversities into one bunch called India.

August 2, 2009


A Friend
A friend is the one who tells you the truth
regardless of the cost,
A friend will help you find the thing's
you'd given up as lost

A friend will never put you down
or make you feel alone,
He'll smile and try t
o comfort you
'cause together you have grown

A friend is the one who picks you up
when you've fallen on the ground,
A friend is the one whose voice at night
is a welcome, warming sound

So when you think you're on your own
and wish you had a helping hand,
Remember, a friend is the one who,
when you cry, will always understand

Because the world is full of people
who will laughingly pretend,
But, when it's said
and done
you're lucky if you've got a friend ...