Monday, December 01, 2008

Its all about fun,food and life being so so unpredictable,.....:-(

Its 8:30 am ,cold and chilly typical Delhi winter morning,Advay is still sleeping,Pallavi my younger sis already left for work,i just finished my morning cup of tea ,reading newspaper,checking mail ,blog hopping and finally come to this post,...:-),..its been more than a month since i am here,as told in my previous post i was really skeptical how i gonna adjust here,..cause this is the first time i have stayed here for so long,..previously i was always here for vacations,shopping or to meet relatives,..but relocating means totally different thing,..but now after staying for more than a month i feel Delhi is not that bad,not that scary,....:-) ya its true there is pollution,never ending traffic,scary bus drivers but after reaching home warmth of home made tea and food prepared by my mom,sis or even sometimes me...end of day sharing how the day was with each other,...enjoying movie with sis,...watching Advay
play with his mausis
,....all this overcomes the fatigue ,tiredness,and end of day however tired we all are we are still fresh..because we know there is someone waiting for us at home.,..this warmth wa not there is Singapore ,this is something which is irreplaceable.
Last weekend i went Sarojini nagar and Delhi haat with Pallavi and Advay...it was so difficult to manage Advay in Sarojini nagar market,he was running everywhere in all directions,talking to strangers,climbing on stairs,...then and there i decided next time i am going i wont be getting him,he wanted to walk and believe me suddenly it was so crowded that there was no space to walk,..after shopping we went Delhi Haat for DASTKAR EXHIBITION
..which was really good
,artisans from different states of India had displayed crafts and handmade artefact's ,check out the earthen vessels made by tribal people below
,200 plus varieties of Rajma better known as kidney bean was something new for me,..:-)
and so was paper made form elephant poo :-)
these puppets from Rajasthan have their own story to tell..all dressed up ready fro act,...
Upstairs there were many stalls of wood work from all the states
which included of photo frames,
swing which i really liked
bed mattress and furniture,handmade made entirely of cane,again something new for me,and they look so perfect
chhaya art
Pottery workshop going on ,...
made from natural products,so many varieties,such myriad culture,..INDIA for sure is real colourful, and after such tiring day who wont like to eat ,Delhi haat has food joints of all the states ,we stopped at ,manipur joint or food stall...and this is what we ordered but before that few pics of Advay enjoying at puppet stall
Chicken momos,
Chicken thukpa,
Chilli mushroom stir fry
and Fish thali
,...for dinner we packed moghlai parantha
from west bengal joint which resemble so much like MALAY street food murtabak. ,enjoyed moghlai parantha which was more like murtabak for me with hot tea,...what a end to eventful and tiring day ,,,coming to the recipe of the pic which i shared in the previous post,,,,,
PAUSE,.........

i was on with this post since a week,in between Mumbai 26/11 happened ,i was shocked and shattered ,here i was praising all about Delhi and how well i have settled here,..and i was scared unnecessary,India is safe and secure..butMumbai 26/11 really disheartened and shocked me ,...i mean life is so unpredictable,..its true i was scared before coming to Delhi but then i had settled down also,..i had forgotten all about the serial bomb blast which had rocked Delhi on September 13th, the recent terrorist attack of Mumbai on 26th of November has again left me uncertain about the future and has forced me to think whether it was really right decision to come back to India ,is India really safe for our children,.....and many other unanswered questions,....
So many innocent people got killed who had just gone to enjoy,to meet their friends or just to eat,watching live news coverage throughout could feel the pain of innocent people who were trapped and really felt bad for those who lost their loved ones during the terrorist attack,...i pray to God
to give strength to all those who lost their loved ones in the Mumbai 26/11 terrorist attack on hotel Taj Mahal Palace ,Oberoi Trident and CST railway station.,....thats all frens,...will catch up with u all soon,..take care,,,,

32 comments:

Adlak's tiny world said...

Hi Priyanka (guess this must be yr name sorry if I am not right.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice words.
Yr advay is so cute and smart and hope u love and enoying yr stay in Delhi.
Lets keep in touch thro blogs.

Asha said...

Elephant Poo paper sounds great to me!! ;D

Take care. Advay looks happy there! :))

Sunshinemom said...

Despite all the unpredictability, like you said life is good as long they are loved ones waiting for you at home:) So nice to hear your routine! Whenever I visit Delhi, Sarojini Nagar Market is a must visit place for me:). The pottery looks beautiful !

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hmmm Pics took me on tribal Indain tour. Really nice looking at the delicate, colorful and rich work of art. Amazed to know about the 200 varities of Rajma. Food looks even more colorful and authentic.

sowmya said...

enjoyed your post..good that your are enjoying along with advay..loved to see so many varieties of rajma...

Curry Leaf said...

You took through your new home,the streets and fairs of Delhi and then it was a harsh comeback to reality with the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.Obviously the show must go on..we should make Mumbai even better.
Thanks for visiting my blog.It was very nice of you.Thanks

Prasoon said...

don wry..v cant jus run away frm this..v ll hav to believe r youth n r unity in adverse times..nice pics..delhi is really a nice place..

DEESHA said...

Hey .. lovely snaps there .. Hope you are really adjusting to life out there

Purva Desai said...

I can see you are having best of the time in Delhi and Advay is enjoying with mausis and in the market too...
The market looks really enthnic and traditional....

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thanks for visiting my blog! your blog is real cool...nice recipes u have.. and the market seems so much fun.

LG said...

Life is soo unpredictable but I think we have to stand together rather than blaming each other. I hope to see that happen. Nice pics of Dastakar bazaar. Advay looks very happy with his aunt's.

Aparna said...

Happy to know you are settling in Delhi.
All said and done, there's no other place quite like India where one can be at home (for me at least).
As for terrorism, its not just in India. The whole world is not safe anymore. Unfortunately, this is the legacy our children are growing up with.

Rachel said...

you are back! glad you are settling in..and those are wonderful pictures.

Simran said...

Gosh! This brings back so many memories of Delhi - the winter sun, Delhi Haat food. Hope you enjoy living in my favorite city

Cham said...

Delhi is full of art work! I love the pots and 200 varieties of Radjma! Food re delicious too.

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi..thanx for passing by my blog dear.U got a lovely space.Your son is so cute and I like all that color in Delhi..Do visit my space when time permits..:)

SriLekha said...

hi priyanka
happy to see u after a long time back!
all the pics are so lovely!
hope u all r enjoying there very well and advay to the maximum extent he can!
it is really very nice to see such an exhibition1

Pearlsofeast said...

Glad to see you. Sorry I missed your posts. How are u doing and hope u have settled down.

I also enjoyed Dastakar.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow nice pic priyanka I think Advay is enjoying with his mousi s alot good to see you back and waiting for your tastest recipes
have fun dear

soma said...

Thanks for visiting me
I loved this post of urs. such beautiful pics... all those puppets, furniture, potteries, I feel like going shopping right now. My husband is from jaipur and it reminds me of the bazaar there.

I am from bengal and the mention of moghlai paratha is making me drool.

ur son is super cute and I like ur "notyet100" very optimistic. am adding u to my links too.
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thhanks for sharing those wonderful photos!

srikars kitchen said...

Thxs for sharing dear.. welcome back dear...

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi dear, thanks for stopping by at my blog. Its good, now I could trail back to you. Your blog rocks honey, very colorful, I luv it, will see you around....

Priya said...

Hi dear...am awestuck to see 200+ varieties of rajma...am enjoying ur visit..pottery looks awesome...lastly am drooling over the mugalai parathas..looks delicious..Advay looks cute n too smart..hugs to him..

Mallika said...

It was so scary to watch the happenings in Mumbai. Stay safe in Delhi! You made me homesick for Momos and Thukpa

homecooked said...

Lovely pics dear! I hope you've settled in your new place.

Sharmila said...

Hi Priyanka!Good to know you are settling down .. don't be scared.Everything will be fine. Your son is cute. The last time I visited Sarojini market I had to get an extra bag to load all the stuff I had bought. :-)

Indranee said...

Hope u r enjoying your stay in Delhi...must be cold there already. Lovely collection of snaps!

Dibs said...

Ah! Delhi!

delhibelle said...

sarojini nagar, dill haat, dastkaar..I miss dilli:(

Purva Desai said...

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G.Pavani said...

really ur great yaar..having so many tallent...i love all ur 4blogs very much..