Monday, June 25, 2007

The Memory Remains, Part II

Another memory that I linger on most of the time was my experience with Premalayam, a non-profit governmental organization (NGO). They concentrate more on medical camps, sanitation, and education. Well education is definitely the cure for all the misery that people incur upon them. So, I guess Premalayam's idelogy is well thought off and executed.

Premalayam targets the most backward and extremely sluggish part of the Hyderabad. When people think of Hyderabad first thing that comes into their minds is a booming high tech city, a rich and rising middle class and not to forget well to do NRIs. But its not the same everywhere. What I saw at Premalayam's volunteer programs was like an eye opener.

No doubt India is making tremendous progress, but the entire globalization wave which is sweeping India, is limited to the metros. That too certain parts of the metros. Well you wouldnt be wrong to state that 5 percent of India is becoming America while the rest 95 percent is becoming Somalia.

Well coming back to the topic, this was a sanitation drive, where we were suppose to clean an entire village and educate the locals on basic sanitation. For someone like me it was next to impossible as I had no command over telgu the native language, but I still tried my best.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

ISKCON Temple - West Virginia

Lake of Traquility *

Lake of Tranquility

Facade - Palace of Gold

Click on the photopraghs to see a nicer more enhanced version :).

* Didnt know the name of the lake so just decided to name it something. I hope i did justice to this amazing lake right in the middle of nowhere.

This place was visited by me on 20th of June, 2006.

Shaan of Moulana Ali AS

I Heard this during a bayan:

Rasulallah (SA) on his trip to the seven heavens during Mehraaj was told by Allah Subhanahu that every farishta in every heaven had the intense desire to do deedar of Moulana Ali AS and hence Allah has made one Farishta ( an angel) that resembles Moula Ali AS on each of the seven heaven :).

Pardon my english it was hard to translate.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


This following verse from Rang De Basanti summarizes the attitude towards life:

hone hone de nasha khone khone ko hai kya
ek saans mein pee ja zara zindagi chadha
hai yeh toh ek jashan tu thirakne de kadam
abhi saanson mein hai dam abhi chalne de sitam


get high there is nothing to loose
enjoy life like an adrenalin rush
becuase its a celebration so dance
as we are still alive and kicking

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lamest Electronic Game

Check this link out to view the Lamest Electronic Game every built.

Recipe 101

How to make Bhindi ( lady finger) in the most optimized ( least time) way:

well i will tell u how to make Bhindi ..this steps are optimized to save time too

all u do is cutt the bhindi in small pieces
chop the head and tail offf
take a kadayee heat oil
let it heat for some time
add some jeera and cummins seeds

while the oil is heating cutt onions
and add those onions + garlic + green chillies + red chillies + salt depending on taste

let them simmer for sometime
while the the onions and spices are frying
cutt the bhindi in small pieces
chop off the head and tail

enough time for the onions to turn golden brown
when they turn brown add the bhindi to the fry
mix it like there is no tomorrow ....

let the entire thing fry for 10 minutes at high stove....when u see the bhindi turn slightly black from green ..serve it hot ....can add some potatoes too with it ...this is ur bhindi fry ...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Status of Woman in Islam

Well to begin blogging on this very tabooed topic let me start with a few quotes on women from my Moulana Ali AS:

Engage in marriage; because this is the tradition of the Prophet (saw) of Allah. - Moulana Ali(as)

Women are like flowers. They should be treated gently, kindly, and with affection. - Moulana Ali(as)

Act moderately with women in every instance. Speak to them nicely in order that their deeds become good. - Moulana Ali AS (as)

On the right is the shrine of Moulana Ali AS located in wartorn Najaf, Iraq. Moulana Ali AS was the cousin brother of Prophet Mohammed (SA) and the first male to adopt Islam.