Literary Lion: “Edge” – Sliding down the edge – Scary and humorous memories

Many years back, October to March have been months of picnics and trekkings of small hills or cliffs.We used to backpack food ingredients, stoves and utensils. Trek the hills and find shady resorts or go down the valleys and camp at water points. There, we unpacked the items, prepared food on gas or on woods collected from around and thus enjoy the whole day cooking and viewing nature’s glory.

The treks or passages for climbing or descending used to be much slippery sometimes, as the miners used to blast surrounding hills for limestone, etc. So, it required much attention and carefulness while on those outings.

One of our companions had some slight neurotic disorder due to which his steps used to waver during conflict circumstances. Particularly whenever he reached an edge, he used to falter and take indecisive steps leading to a slip down the hill. The edges of cliffs or hills used to be much loose and soft. But, in most cases, you will not go down as there were rocks and bushes all around to protect you from going down. So, we used to enjoy a lot experiencing those slips and slides and never got scary. That fellow had more falls and sometimes got wet with mud waters, but always used to be smiling and enjoying.

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This post is in response to the blogging event of literary lion hosted by Laura Gabrielle Feasey.

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Tasty Thursdays – A Healthy liquid recipe known as “Rasam” or “Charu”

Rasam is one of the most popular recipes that are consumed in Southern India, more so in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It is known as Charu in Andhra regions which is spelt as ‘chaaru’.

I wanted to introduce this great recipe to all of you, as it is most beneficial for your digestion process. It aids in digesting the food more properly and perfectly and ensures free motions without any constipation problems.

This post is in response to the tasty thursdays blogging event. You can view others’ posts and the posts by organiser of this event by clicking this link.

chaaru is boiling and ready

chaaru is boiling and ready

Rasam or Charu recipe

It is very easy to prepare it within 10 minutes.

  • Take 1 litre water in a bowl.
  • Add 50 grams of tamarind into it.
  • Add one spoon salt, one-third-spoon of turmeric powder, some curry leaves. If curry leaves are not available, you can add coriander leaves after boiling of Rasam at the end.
  • Add 2 spoonfuls of coriander powder and 2 spoonfuls of rasam powder available in market.
  • Now, light the stove and heat the rasam water with all its ingredients in it.
  • When the preparation reaches boiling point, let it boil for two more minutes and remove from the flame.
  • Now you can top the preparation with a fry of mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing (asafoetida).

Now, your recipe is ready for serve.

You can prepare the rasam powder in home also. For this purpose, you need to dry fry some red chillies, 10 grains of black pepper, some coriander seeds, a little bit of tur dal (yellow pigeon peas) and chickpeas and grind them in the mixer.

Literary Lion – “Sun” – Sun is the Energy for Life

This post is in response to the blogging event of “Literary Lion” sponsored by Laura Gabrielle Feasey each fortnight. This event serves as an inspiration to writers to weave their stories, poetry or essays around a prompt provided by the literary lion. This fortnight’s prompt is “Sun”.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

The Sun emerges from behind the mountains and clouds of Darkness sprouting like an orange surrounded by lots of floating pink feathers and radiant glows of pink and then transforming into a yellow ball emitting golden rays of hope and promises of new life into the world.

The whole nature awakens with freshness and fragrance of flowers and greenery of grass, plants and leaves. The birds singing chirping tunes, welcoming the Sun, sitting on the wires, roofs of buildings and branches of trees. The temple bells celebrating the occasion spreading melodious tunes throughout the air. Holy people rendering  grand reception with folded hands, offering waters and prayers, thereby purifying their bodies in the bliss of those golden rays. The whole world springs to life and activity.

Sun is the energy for our life

Sun provides the most essential Vitamin D for our body. Sunlight protects us from all diseases and viral bacteria. He provides the light without which one can not survive. He is one of the 5 essential elements of our body. All life on earth is possible because of his presence. So many seers regard him as the physical form of God.

One who does not avail these blissful moments of early hours of sun rise is deprived of many benefits and may be prone to diseases. So, awake early and try to benefit from all these plus points of beautiful sunrise and start your day with freshness and recharged energy.