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So there! My blog dons a new look. I'd been thinking from quite sometime now, to re-set the entire thing. After all, one's taste does change every once in a while.  So now I have a more earthy touch here with earthy colors, and Grandma's quilt for that added comfort. 

Do you like it? Temme if so!

A PSALM OF LIFE-What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist

This is one of my favorite poems. Reading through India After Gandhi, I realized how much we can learn from the lives of great men, which is when the line "...Lives of great men all remind us, We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time..." came floating into my head.  I thought I'd share this beautiful poem here. A great, meaningful and thoughtful piece of work by H.W.Longfellow.

(Sourced from here)

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,  Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.


Some people come into our lives for a very short period, and in that time-frame, leave a lasting impression. Manjanna was one such gentleman. Enter the place at lunchtime on any given day, you'd be greeted by people already waiting for seats, stewards at express speed serving meals and clearing tables, and in the midst of them all, Manjanna (more popular as Giri Manja) multitasking - managing the cash counter, finding seats for customers, personally going to every customer to ensure he/she is satisfied, taking orders on phone, etc. It was probably the stress of it all that took its toll.
Recounting a few instances:

PRAWN HINGA-UDDA/HOOMAN, the Quintessential Konkani dish!

Writing the previous post made me drool, over and over again. Recently we made this usual prawn curry (called "hooman/human in Konkani) at home which turned out quite good (ahem!). So I thought why not put it up here. For a change I had even remembered to take a few pictures at every step. No, this won't turn into a food blog for the simple reason that I don't know enough things to make as yet. However a few things we love will be put up here, and what better than this simple, tasty dish to begin with! So here goes: