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Starting 2018 with one and only Positive Vibes

Starting 2018 with one and only Positive Vibes

Thanks Aval Vikatan (leading Tamil Magazine. Part of Ananda Vikatan) for letting me start my New Year with more energy and positivity.

When you think its waste,

It’s absolutely waste

When you think its precious,

It’s absolutely precious

It’s up to you and your thoughts,

Bring out the best.


Here comes my “Waste to Taste” recipes (recipes from leftover food), which is getting overwhelming response all over Tamil Nadu. These beautiful post cards from public to Aval Vikatan (shared by Team Aval Vikatan) about my recipes gives me more energy, positivity, happiness and taking it as Award to my hard work. I am sure I would try hard to give out my best and thanks all for the support and making me happy.

English Version of Post Card 1 – Deepa’s Waste to Taste recipes from Aval Vikatan, is being more useful. I am gonna try and taste all these dishes one by one – Vatsala Sadhasivan.

English Version of Post Card 2 – Preparing food by putting all over efforts, and at times it becomes leftover and gets wasted. But now onwards we could make tasty food from these leftovers. And so this book is being a Boon to all of us – Chellaiya

 

Today’s Kids and Their Lifestyle – Madraasi Scribbles

Today’s Kids and Their Lifestyle – Madraasi Scribbles

I have seen most of the kids even Just a year-old ones, playing with Electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, laptops … may be during travel or at home. Nowadays we parent, when we need to do our work peacefully or spend our time happily, we just give any of our electronic gadgets to keep them happy (away from us).

Do we ever think is it good for them? Do they get everything that we enjoyed in our childhood? Are they in good health and really happy? These are questions that arise to me, today when we were discussing about a candy man, who use to come along the streets with candy by playing music, we as kids used to rush for candy once we hear the music. He would wrap the candy in the form of watch, bangle, bracelet or chain as we wish. When we were discussing about that my daughter has experienced this but my son never experienced and now the concept is almost gone .

Not only with others, it also happened with me. Being a mother of two kids – daughter (10 yrs) and son (5 yrs). I would say that there are many fabulous and interesting things that my son missed than my daughter and my daughter missed than me ?

Where does it all go –

                                A Beautiful sand castle, where we dig doors and hold the hands through it.

                                A wooden and mud kitchen set, where leaves and flowers as a dish.

                                A gang of kids playing games – hide and seek, hopscotch, snake and ladders (thayam), stick fighting (kambu suthuthal), pallankuzhi, kho-kho, Killi (similar to cricket ?), Gusthi (similar to wrestling ?).

                                Having Koottanchoru (everyone brings an ingredient that is possible by them, all cooks together with the assistance of the elder and eat for lunch sitting together)

                                A street (all the people of that street) assemble together in a central place of their street, have fun and later watch movie and have fun together during the late nights of the weekend.

                                                                         And the list keeps going ……………………….

But today, there exists summer classes, kids stay inside the home watching cartoons or playing with their gadgets, which results in the lack of vitamin-D, due to the lack of sunlight. Completely engaged with electronic gadgets makes them more and more intelligent and talent, but not physically active.

Kids below 3 years, engaging themselves with gadgets and cartoons, takes time to speak but with early sight problems, poor conduct with sunlight, as they are happy in their world and we (parents) are busy in our world.

From my view, just like that I feel kids can engage with electronic gadgets but not the whole time. Enjoy the indoor games but not all time. Let them shout, run, dance, cycle but with care, as childhood is the most precious stage to make memories for the whole life ?  

 

 

Open Letter to My Grandfather – 2017

Open Letter to My Grandfather – 2017

Miss the hands that holds me,

Miss the feet that walked with me,

Miss the hugs that boosts load of energy,

Miss the hands that feed me,

Miss the love that was very pure,

Miss the songs that you sing for me,

Miss the story that gives confidence to me

I DON’T MISS YOU BUT I MISS ME.

Open letter to my Grandfather

14 years of this journey is being very challenging, with so many changes in me, finally I miss me. At times, I feel happy for the way of thorns, sands, glass pieces that I have crossed, looking forward for the beautiful greenery and flowers on the way, but it looks like a water in the dessert or remains temporary. Finally got to know that “Life is a Battlefield” and glad that you taught me the survival. But this year with a heavy heart, there are many rumblings in my heart with the question, “Why all these happened again?”, hopefully looking forward for the answers and the time to heal everything and wish my garden bloom with beautiful flowers again. The only thing I wish this year was like giving a tight hug to you, lying on your shoulder, broke out my pains as tears, with a good sleep on your lap, so that all my pains, sorrow and worries vanishes in a second. I am sure it would never happen, because there is no one to replace you.

Happy for giving a beautiful, lovely, secured and happiest childhood which no one would had in their lifetime and still staying with me even when everyone say you are no more.