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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lutyen's Delhi

I was in New Delhi for 3 days last week. As I was driving from the Airport to Trans Yamuna area I passed through the stylish South Delhi where all the embassy's are located and then onto Rashtrapati Bhavan, South Block, India Gate, Parliament House etc. I couldn't resist the temptation to stop frequently and click pictures. It was early evening and there was a bit of smog in the air and sun was not visible. But still could click some fairly good pictures.
India Gate:  It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Rashtrapati Bhavan: It is a 340 room mansion where the President of India lives.It was the erstwhile residence of the British viceroy and was designed and built by Edwin Landseer Lutyens - the brilliant British Architect.
A smoggy view of Rashtrapati Bhavan ( where the President of India resides)
North Block where the Defence Ministry is located- above & below.



Views of India gate - above & below
Sprawling lush green lawns around India Gate
Battery operated rikshas to ferry tourists around South Delhi
Purana Quila - is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi. Now in a dilapidated state.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Our Grand Daughter Nandita

Our second grand daughter Nandita was born on 14th October 2013 at Boise USA.She is our daughter Bhavana's second daughter. Here are some initial pics of Nandita.
First Pics of Nandita clicked at the Hospital
First pics clicked at the Hospital- above & below
Mira proudly holding her baby sister Nandita - at home
Sleeping like a baby :)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chef's Special

I have donned a Chef's Cap these past few weeks. My wife Shobha is away in Boise, Idaho (USA) to be with our daughter who is expecting her second baby. I have taken over the mantle of home management. I have started experimenting with a few dishes at home to cater to my palate and tummy. The results are posted below: Not a bad effort I think :) What do you think ?
This has also been keeping me away from blogging.
Pongal
Instant Sevai (noodles)
Paneer Pulao
Tomato Onion Raita
South Indian Flavored decoction coffee
Onion Uppuma
Beans Carrot Poriyal
Capsicum-Potato-Carrot Poriyal
Tomato Capsicum Sambar
Tomato Rice

Vendakkai (Lady's Finger) Fry

Lobia (black eyed peas) curry
Omelette
Egg Biriyani
Tomato Onion Uthappam
Cabbage Molakootal
Puliseri & Cabbage-Carrot Poriyal
Jeera rice
Navarattan Dal