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All Firsts

Just a quick post!

D and I are going on a trip to visit relatives. Places on the itinerary – Ahmedabad and New Delhi.

Will be visiting both places for the first time. :)

Will be staying a long duration [one week] with SIL and her family in Ahmedabad for the first time. :cool:

Will be boarding an aeroplane for the first time. Shudder!! :?

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Recipe:- Puli Pithe

Sankranti means transmigration of Sun from one zodiac sign to the other. Due to the geography and size of India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background and location. In West Bengal, Sankranti, also known as Poush Sankranti after the Bengali month in which it falls, is celebrated as a harvest festival Poush Parbon. The freshly harvested paddy along with the date palm syrup in form of jaggery is used in the preparation of a variety of traditional Bengali sweets.

One such sweet is the famous Pithe. After many years all the members of my family were together on Sankranti and it was decided to make pithes to celebrate the day. [My interests were solely getting a new thing to blog about and to eat :D :D]

Pithes are of various types: Ranga alur pithe (made of sweet potato), chandrapulli,puli pithe (made of coconut), gokul pithe and patishapta (sort of  pancakes). The recipe I am going to describe is a stuffed kind of pithe, Puli  Pithe. Puli basically signifies the shape of the sweet.

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Incredible India!

A prestigious school in my city is taking its middle and high school students on an Educational Tour to Europe. For this they are taking around 1 lakh rupees from the parents interested in sending their kids on that tour. And strangely people are giving it to the school administration willingly. I do not understand that why do the students need to go to Europe for learning? What sort of education does the school want to impart by taking them to Europe? Till class 10th all students study History under CBSE board and 80% of it comprises of Indian History. Rest is just World Wars, Dark Ages, Renaissance and Industrial Revolution as far as I recall.

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Dance Dance

Destination Infinity has tagged me to make a list of my top five favourite Fast Furious and Danceable songs. Among all the bloggers he tagged I think I am the only one who has not done it yet :) So here the songs which make me break into dance. Five is too less. I will do ten songs :D I love fast and dance songs!

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Real or Fake Essay?

This is a guest post by Nomad (my sister). Since she is on a break, she wrote this in an email to me and asked me to post it on my blog so that people can read her views on an email forward that many of us may have received some time in our inbox. She said :-

Forward this to people, so that eventually the creator of this joke will read my opinion. Or put in on blog.

So here it goes. Tell us your opinion and view point in the comments section!

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Machismo and Crying

Recently, I had a discussion on crying with Prateek and he declared that guys who cry are not sensitive but sissy. And he even wrote a blog post “Guys don’t cry” to explain his stand. In his post he has cited 5 reasons why guys should not cry in the form of 5 situations. Like a guy should not cry for love or when someone dies etc etc. Anyway, as I strongly disagree to this conservative/orthodox belief, I decided to express my views and ask readers & visitors their opinions. There is an opinion poll at the end of the post. Do participate!

Three types of tears are generated by the human eye. Basal tears protect the eye and keep it moist. Reflex tears flush out the eye when it becomes irritated. And emotional tears flow in response to sadness, distress, or physical pain.

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Funny Stuff and Best Post

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Vishesh aka the Smiley Man tagged me to do the Smiley Tag. His rules are :-

So all you have to do is post some funny pics/write something which will make people smile and/or laugh. And ya you have to begin the post with a line of smileys like how I have done

Now, I don’t have skills of writing humor like Dinesh or Nikhil. So I will stick to posting funny videos and images. (You can check out my humorous posts under the tag HUMOR on my side bar)

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