Friday, November 14, 2008

Vaya con Dios (Go with God)...!

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You and I will meet again,when we're least expecting it,
One day in some far off place,I will recognize your face,
I won't say goodbye my friend, for you and I will meet again!

(*To a dearest friend who defined friendship*)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I have a small fish tank at home with two gold fish in it.Three weeks had passed since I cleaned the tank. The water was becoming dirty and cloudy. So today I managed ( i had to :) )to find time to clean the tank. And while transfering back the fish to the clean tank I overheard one fish telling the other "long time no see!!"

Monday, August 20, 2007

Nando's...! Cooking...!

Nando's,the South African restaurant chain, which serves Portugese food, is opening soon their branch at The Avenues,Kuwait. Now I do not have to plead with my wife to buy and carry their sauces, especially my fav pepper sauce all the way from South Africa. The first time I had food at Nandos was at their branch at Emperor's Palace Casino in Joberg,South Africa.The next time was at the Nando's at Pretoria.Peri-Peri ...very hot and spicy..Guess they will be rolling out the less hot and spicy version for Kuwaitis.The normal Indian spicy food is too hot for the Arabs... Wonder what will happen to them if they try the Very Hot flavour ones at Nando's? :)

Last friday I was in a cooking mood.Almost all the Indian restaurants in Kuwait have only Biriyani on their Friday Lunch menu. Biriyani is too heavy for me.So I decided to cook some rice and chicken. I have experimented with chicken but wasn't satisfied with the recipe I was following. So there I was searching for a different chicken curry recipe when I came across a simple Tuna recipe.I have never before tried my hand at cooking any dish with Tuna.So I skipped the chicken and settled on Tuna. And then I found out that I had no fresh tomatoes, no chillies in the fridge.Improvise...improvise... And improvise I instead of fresh tomatoes, I put in Tomato Paste. Chilly paste instead of fresh green chillies. And a few generous splashes of my favorite Nando's Traditional Pepper Sauce! And the dish came out well...I was surprised and a little proud.

That was one perfect dish. Not bad, eh? Now what am I going to cook this Friday?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

At last...!

I had been negelcting my blog all these months. I am not sure whether it could be called neglect. I had started on many topics but then I never completed any. There were so many subjects I felt so strongly about...but left them all unfinished. Today I decided it's time I stopped this lackadaisical attempts, this I sat myself down and started writing...

I had joined a social networking site, after hesitating for months. I was pleasantly surprised that within few days my friends' list started growing. Not so fast..but growing... slowly! Old school mates, collegemates, ex-colleagues, new friends... they still keep dropping in.....And then one day I came across a very nice person who is now a very special friend. We started off talking about "Ijaazat" - my fav hindi movie. And then we found out that we had too many mutual friends... in due course I made her listen to a few heavy metal/rock songs too ( I couldn't resist that!)...and she still listens to them...Hmm! so much for the one who was prejudiced against rock music.(maybe it's time I introduced her to the heavy heavy metal songs!!! * grinning evilly* ) Always smiling...cheerful's to you Prenitha (raising a toast!) Wonder why we never met when i was at Trivandrum? Thank you for being a very good friend.

I have been listening to Roger Waters (in the flesh -live DVD ) and Megadeth (Greatest Hits) continuously..! One creates a psychedelic world with his philosophical lyrics, guitar riffs,elaborate musical arrangements, but mellow all together music that really takes you away while the other talks about war, destruction, governments, politics with a heavy sound..addictive...highly addictive both of them...!

I am trying out Wordpress. I will be posting both at my old blog and the new Wordpress blog.The header photo for the Wordpress blog was taken by me at South Africa during my vacation last year.

That brings me to my photography. I think I am among the rare few who still uses the old film based SLRs. I still haven't found a good digital picture which can beat the resolution of a emulsion film picture. Well many may disagree. The studios here in Kuwait doesn't stock any ISO 400 and above film rolls here in kuwait. I' m asking my friends who had gone on vacation to India to bring me a few ISO 200 and ISO 400 films.

I read someting today in the newspaper which irritated me...but i can't remember what that news item was..! But then that is a subject for another post.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


The screenshot of one Orkut profile. Never knew we had so many cuisines....