Monday, 30 January 2023



Today, the January 30th the death Anniversary of our Father of the Nation is observed as Martyr's day. This day is  also known as Shaheed Diwas, and  is observed every year  to pay homage to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the nation's independence.

On this day the nation celebrates Martyrs' Day by paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi. The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and the three Service Chiefs (Army, Air Force, And Navy) pay their respects to the father of the nation.

The significance of Shaheed Diwas lies in the fact that Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the 'Father of the Nation', led major movements against British rule through a non-violent approach. His death anniversary is observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day, and his philosophy was based on the principles of non-violence, the fight for truth (satyagraha), and political and individual freedom (Swaraj)

 The sole purpose of celebrating Martyr’s Day is to pay tribute to the true sons of this country who sacrificed their lives for the country and to protect the sovereignty of the country, regardless of their lives. Salute to such heroes, salute to their devotion towards the country. Let us remember the martyrs of the country under the name of Happy Martyrs Day Wishes 2023.

Sunday, 29 January 2023



 Ridge Gourd is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, zinc, iron, riboflavin, magnesium and thiamine. It is rich in dietary fiber. Ridge gourd is a vegetable that is usually less used when compared to other vegetables. It goes by various names like “Turai” in Hindi, “Jhinge” in Bengali, “Beerakaya” in Telugu and “Peerkangaai” in Tamil. It is a green fleshy vegetable having an inherently bland taste.  Many practitioners of naturopathy and traditional medicine also recommend the use of ridge gourd in the treatment of jaundice and other conditions that affect the liver. Including it in your diet is also believed to help treat ulcers and indigestion.

The main necessity to include ridge gourd is that it is inherently low in calories and is packed with dietary fibres that digest and absorb the fat properly. Now that means it'll keep you satiated for long, and prevent you from bingeing on junk food!

One more major benefit of eating ridge gourd is improved vision. A  lot of vitamin A in Ridge gourd is in the form of beta carotene which contributes to improving vision even at an older age. They help prevent macular degeneration, partial blindness and other eye diseases. Being a valuable antioxidant, beta keratin frees the nerves and visible blood vessels of the eye from toxins, thereby protecting the eyes from harmful free radicals.

You may not  have time to prepare dishes  with lengthy process using ridge gourd, Here is a  short & simple recipe of delicious ridge gourd curry. Have it regularly and be healthy.

    Incorporating ridge gourd as part of the daily diet in small portions in salads, juices, stir-fries, dals or curries works wonders in promoting blood flow to skin cells, remedying infections, acne, dark spots, for soft, clear and radiant skin.

    Apart from taking it in the diet , it  is also used as loofah which clears all the dead cells and provides a supple and glowing skin. The ridge gourd, which grows on a vine, takes 100 to 180 days to mature into a loofah sponge. The ridge gourd scrub can be used  gently all over the body & Rinse off. Hang on the wall to air dry  it and keep the Loofah safe and hygienic.
    Ridge gourd peel is used to prepare chutney in South Indian homes.  You can try after watching this.

    Saturday, 28 January 2023



    We all do few things as a daily routine, many things as a system, certain things as habits and a little time for hobbies. 

    Many  of these  things directly or  indirectly  contribute  to our better  future and society at large.

    Among these we love to do various activities  to improve the place we live in.

    Here are the 5 simple things that I like to do that contributes to a better society.

    1. Learn  DIY 

    2.  Opting for electric bikes. Roof top solar panel for our house hold power needs.

    3.  Spending   some regular time as a volunteer for a good cause

    4. To be an inspiring tutor and  make  the students as responsible citizens of tomorrow

    5.  As a blogger would like to write about the positive  things  that happens around , so that it impacts the readers and motivates them to work towards building a positive environment. 

    (This  blogpost is a part of Blogchatter Bloghop)

    Friday, 27 January 2023


      1. Sieve flour

    2. Rub fat into flour

    3. Add salt and water and make  a dough

    4. Keep aside for at least half an hour.

    5. Knead well. Divide into even sized portions. Roll out. Smear melted fat

    6. Sprinkle a little flour over. Fold into two and roll out into round of triangular shapes.

    7. Heat griddle and bake each paratha for a minute. Add fat around the edges and a little on top. Turnover and fry both sides.

    Thursday, 26 January 2023

    भारतभूषण अग्रवाल - प्रयोगवाद के प्रमुख कवि


    भारतभूषण अग्रवाल का जन्म सथुरा में तुलसी जयंती के दिन हुआ।  उन्होंने आगरा विश्वविद्यालय से अंग्रेजी साहित्य में एम. ए. की परीक्षा उत्तीर्ण की और बाद में दिल्ली विश्व-विद्यालय से पी.एच.डू का उपाधि प्राप्त की। आजीविका के लिए उन्होंने रुचि के अनेक कार्य किए। सर्वप्रथम उन्होंने समाज सेवक पत्रिका (कलकत्ता से प्रकाशित) का संपादन किया।  1942 से 1947 ई तक उद्योग व्यवस्था में उच्च पदस्थ कर्मचारी के रूप में हाथरस के एक मिल में कार्य किया। अज्ञेय द्वारा संपादित त्रैमासिक प्रतीक (इलहाबाद) के संपादन विभाग में कार्य  करने के बाद आकाशवाणी के प्रयाग, लखनऊ, भोपाल और नई दिल्ली केन्द्रों पर पहले स्क्रिप्ट-लेखन और बाद में कार्यक्रम-अधिकारी और साहित्य अकादमी में सहायक सचिव के पद पर 1960 से 1974 तक कार्य किया। उच्च अध्ययन संस्थान, शिमला में अपने निधन से पूर्व कुछ समय के लिए फैलो रहे।  उनका निधन 23 जून 1975 ई. को शिमला में हुआ॥

    भारतभूषण अग्रवाल प्रथमतः कवि थे, किंतु उन्होंने नाटक, उपन्यास, निबंध, आलोचना, बालसाहित्य आदि गद्य का विधाओं मे लिखकर अपनी प्रतिभा को प्रमाणित किया।  वे प्रयोगवाद के प्रमुख कवि थे। उन्होंने अपने व्यंग्य और हास्य से परिपूर्ण मुक्तक लिखकर  हिन्दी के काव्य-साहित्य को एक नई विधा दी। मौलिक लेखन के अलावा रवीन्द्रनाथ ठाकुर के नाटकों और कविताओं का सुन्दर अनुवाद करके अपनी अनुवादकला का सहज परिचय दिया। उनकी प्रमुख रचनाओं मे छवि के बंधन, जागते रहो, तारसप्तक, सहयोगी संकलन, मुक्तिमार्ग, ओ अप्रस्तुत मन, कागज के फूल, अनुपस्थित लोग, एक उठा हुआ हाथ आदि प्रमुख हैं॥

    Wednesday, 25 January 2023


    Marcopolo, Columbus and Hiuen Tsang were the famous travellers whom we quickly remember and link when talking about travel. 

    On the National tourism day today, travel, travellers, tourism and the impact of it on the lives of the people and the country we live in are analysed and much talked about as way to reminiscences and restore the purpose behind it.

    On this route, lets us first  finalise " why we need to travel"?

    Traveling is important in life because it will open you up to a new way of living and being. You will experience new connections with people and places and immerse in different cultures, which can help widen your perspective. So much learning and personal growth can come from traveling.
    Being able to shift our perspective and have an open mind and experience a different way of life through the activity of travel, we can move forward living life to the fullest. We can have more appreciation for what we have and for life. 
      Shakespeare  in the TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA writes about the 

    "Advantage of travelling" as:

    He cannot be a perfect man,

    Not being tried and tutor'd in the world;

    Experience is by industry achieved,

    And perfected by the swift course of time.

    Thus travel is important  in life as it will widen your perspective, get you out of your comfort zone and allow you to experience all that life has to offer. It will test you in all kinds of ways, teaching you to trust and surrender to the unknown and follow your excitement.

    Tuesday, 24 January 2023



     Clean and cleaning are the works that enhance and add healthy and beauty touch to the house we live in.

    The clean look obtained as a result of the process of cleaning aids to show case the décor of the house in a lively way without which any expensive art &décor is of no value.


    There are loads of cleaning agents in the market specified for toilet, floor, kitchen, drain, and glass cleaners.

    More to it Air fresheners, insecticides, mosquito repellents can be used in addition to the initial cleaning process for an overall clean experience.

    Cleaning is a necessary work to be carried out on a regular basis for the standard advantage of good health and outlook of the place we live in. Here are the few pointers which will ease the process:


    1.      Start with balconies and verandahs. Clean out downspouts and gutters.

    2.      Check for handrails and grab bars

    3.      Wipe down garbage containers regularly with detergent and bleach to prevent insect infestation.

    4.      Use safe cleaning and pest control products; ensure they are kept away from little hands.

    5.      Washing soda works wonders on grease and grime.

    6.      If cleaning is not really your thing, outsource. Call in house -keeping  professionals who promise to leave your home spanking clean.

    7.      Sign up for an annual pest control service to keep your home pest free

    8.      Annual maintenance contracts for AC, water purifiers and other appliances ensure they stay in top working conditions.

    Remember that good health begins at home. A little effort will ensure that your home will be clean &glossy and consequently you will stay healthy.

    Monday, 23 January 2023



    Manipur also known as the land of Radha and Krishna, in the best of traditions, has gifted to India's classical dance repertoire her lyrical Ras Leela dance that re -enacts the love story of Radha and Krishna.

    Ras Leela is based on  the legendary love of Radha and Krishna and the devotion of Gopis to Lord Krishna. Performance in a mandap close to  a temple can sometime last all night.

    Shri Govindaji Temple is an important venue for these performances, particularly on the night of Basanta Purnima and Kartika Purnima. This performance here spearheads other performances in the city's various venues.

    If you get a chance to witness this spectacular celebration of dance and music, feel blessed and enjoy the same.

    Sunday, 22 January 2023


    Beetroot is one of the best ways to increase hemoglobin levels. It is not only high in iron content, but also folic acid along with potassium and fibre. Drink beetroot juice every day to ensure a healthy blood count.” is a well known information and it is widely practiced too.

    Beet root is used both in sweet and hot dishes. Halwa, salad, curry are all famous ones prepared using beetroot. The colour of the beetroot is the main attraction for many and because of the colour few disliked it too. This vegetable is available through out the year and the cost of it is also minimal.

    Beets are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that have proven health benefits for everyone. Consuming beets appears to be especially beneficial for people living with diabetes. Beets can help lower the risk of complications that may arise from an unmanaged condition, including nerve damage and eye damage.

    Doctors recommend consuming beetroot can be a safe and natural way to cleanse your liver of toxins when your hormones are imbalanced. Beetroot juice is high in the active ingredient betalains, which reactivate enzymes to remove excess estrogen and restore balance.

    As per a lifestyle coach, one must include beetroots in their diet owing to its high fibre, low calorie and anti-inflammatory properties.  He stressed that raw juice can make for a good pre-workout drink.  Beetroots are a good source of nutrients, fiber, and many plant compounds. Including them in the diet helps improved heart health and enhanced exercise capacity, both of which are attributed to their inorganic nitrate content. 

    Beets are sweet and especially delicious when mixed in salads .Easy to prepare, they can be eaten raw, boiled, or baked. Try this recipe of beet root , read here

    Saturday, 21 January 2023



    This blogpost deals about me and my science teacher and what helped me to score better marks in the same subject. This is for the weekly prompt :Nuggets of wisdom from a favourite teacher.

    In my  high school days , I was much worried and bored in the science class as I'm not good at drawing. As you all know science exams demand diagrams along with answers. Even in the classroom also the teacher will explain an experiment by drawing  a diagram on the black board. She will then ask the students to copy the diagram and  dictate the notes .

    I used to manage some how with regard to diagram in my science note book. But in the exam, only least number of marks were given to my diagram. With this my science score was only average.

    While discussing answers and marks of one of the completed exams, science teacher gave some tips to improve my drawing skill. I did some effort but the outcome was not at all appreciable. She was upset with it .

    One fine day my science teacher called me to the staff room and with my answer sheet in her hands, she in simple words said leave the diagrams and write well what  you know.

    She helped to look at other questions which can be answered without a supporting  diagram. Example  are : the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration, manufacturing cement mortar, derivations, balance the equations, solve the problems and  periodic classification of elements etc.

    From that time I started to focus on science with an improved interest and tried to involve in classroom discussions apart from diagrams.

    My exam preparation was good, especially no worry about diagrams and losing marks on it. I tried to focus on the above said aspect  (questions)that no way needs any diagram. I  slowly found my self comfortable in both the exam and in the science class. My science answer sheets had  no diagrams but better marks.

    I liked this approach towards science and my studies. I carried forward her advice "DO WHAT YOU KNOW WELL" through out my studies. 

    From that incident and  her advice  after being promoted to other class also, Whenever I met her in the school  corridors or outside I use to feel a sense of happiness and loved to talk to her but it never happened.

    She remained my favourite teacher for ever.

    (This blogpost is a part of Blogchatter's BlogHop)

    Friday, 20 January 2023



    Talent refers to a special ability and aptitude that give people an edge in  a particular  field. In sport, science, films business or the arts, people who dominate the world stage all have a gift that makes it easier for them to excel.

    Of course, along with talent there is preparation, hard work and  a certain amount of luck required to achieve success. However, talent is usually a necessary ingredient. Talent is rare, and randomly distributed across the human population, irrespective of pedigree, connections or wealth. Some may call talent an unfair gift. However, it is talent that allows ordinary people to come up in life. Otherwise, rich people would stay rich and poor people poor. Thus, this unfair talent actually makes the world fairer.

    On many occasions talent's stature is below that of someone with connections, hereditary entitlement, pedigree or even experience. To avoid this people designing the system should take talent into account and there by it needs to be identified, trained and rewarded.


      Today, the January 30th t he death Anniversary of our Father of the Nation is observed as Martyr's day.   This day is  also known as S...