December 31, 2012

Rajastani rangela

Cute little Aarifa, classmate of my niece and daughter of our neighbour dressed up in Rajastani costume for her Annual celebrations in school while my niece dressed up as Marathi girl.

The Red and yellow mixed costume makes her look so pretty and cute with the traditional Rajastani jewellery.

Rangoli in white

The colour of purity

On the foggy morning of sankasti.when i selected the rangoli i got to known that we ran out of colours so I thought of this plain white rangoli to welcome the Lord my SIL have drawn this Rangoli...

December 30, 2012

Colourful colours

Hi all,
Wishing you all a happy holiday...yeah last weekend of this year 2012...hope you are all having fun
Colourful lamps are speaking in the month of Margali (December) at my doorstep.The cute butterflies are fluttering,while the lamps are lighting Bright....

December 28, 2012

Shave or crave my prince

This post is a part of the 'Shave or Crave' movement in association with
"Prabha the groom wants to meet you the park restaurant today evening"mom told when i was etting ready to office.somehow mom convinced me to meet him.

I was sitting in a restaurant waiting for him.a tall young chap came to and introduced himself as the groom.He was good looking but most of his face was covered with his beard.he had a casual chat.
he was talking about my chilhood days.then  recalled the good old school days.

when i was listening with astonishment he revealed me that he is my childhood buddy who went abroad for higher studies.
Then he asked me "How do I look now?

"Hmmm...Its a tough question indeed,because Most of your face is wrapped with your beard.I can only see your eyes"

"So will you marry me???"He raised his next question

"Hmmm" i nodded my head.

"What does this Hmmm mean?Are you thinking or reciprocating my love?" he shot another question.

"Hmmm yes baba yes" i replied.

He was so excited and jumped in joy throwing his hand in air.when he leaned forward for a hug,his bushy beard Pricked my cheek red.ahhhhhhhhh ouch.....i let out a loud cry,which dragged everyones attention towards us.That was such a embarrasing moment for him.

"I Guess you need a Razor rather than a hug or kiss right now"i murmured.

Then i showed him a clean shaved men strolling with his girl in the garden of the restaurant.then he started to move.

when can we meet next?" he asked curiously.

"After you shave your bushy beard"

"Hey you..." but he understood my feelings and from then on no more stubbling....

"Prabha wake up,its getting late"

"Oops Anothet dream huh...."i shook my head and got up to get ready for office.

This post is a part of the 'Shave or Crave' movement in association with

December 25, 2012

Roses at my threshold

Rangoli Rangoli roses...
my threshold full of flowers...

Poo Kolam

Does flowers bloom only in the plants and tress? who said  come to my house you can see the colourful roses that had blossomed in my threshold to welcome you ...

Rangoli on Christmas

Wishing all my lovable friends and readers of my blog a very happy and Merry christmas

December 14, 2012

Curly Wurly Hair Straightning...

Thank you Sunsilk

My neighbour's Daughter and my childhood friend trisha.she loves my hair more then hers,as i got a long silky hair.Her hair is short and curly.Most of the her friends call her with a nick like curly wurly,sparrow nest,springy hairy,amazon forest etc,which made her upset and made her feel jealousy of my hair.

she got a great attraction for my hair.but her astonishment slowly turned into whenever she gets an opportunity to comb my hair,she silently chops off few strands of  my hair.Initially i didnt realise that.Later i found her chopping my hair everytime she combs my to avoid this kinda situations i started  praising her hair.

she told me that her hair doesnt look good like mine,so i told her hair will look more beautiful than mine if it is straight.from then she started experimenting all kinda hair straightning methods.In those days there is no parlours avail for hair she asked me for some tips to straighten her hair. i told her to try keeping some heavy books on her hair lying on the ground or tie some heavy things to hair.She tried in that way also for a week but that didnt work out.

Then one day when went to beach she started collecting pebbles while others are collecting shells.she asked me to help her in collecting that time i wondered why is she collecting stones.

The next day when i visited her she was tying the pebbles to her hair.when i asked her the reason.she told that she is straightning her hair using the pebbles,but that also didnt work work.
again she came back to me asking for a new way.

Then i suggested her to  cellotape her hair.One day she asked whether she can iron her hair with the iron box to straighten the hair.i was shocked.but luckily we didnt try that way.

She followed all kinda silly ways to straighten her hair but nothing helped her.After trying all the silly ways finally i found a salon for her where she got her hair straightened and looked really gorgeous...

She is nomore a curly wurly.....

December 11, 2012

Birthday Rangoli

On the occasion of the Birthday of an angel,my threshold is adored with a colourful Rangoli.
That angel is none other than Prabha the Great....

November 13, 2012

Happy Deepavali

                                                Wishing you all a very happy Diwali

November 8, 2012

Tip of the Day

  To get rid of mice or rats just sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats.They will run away.

Shell craft

Shell craft that i made using the shells that i collected in the beach

Shell bird(without Flash)

Shell bird(with Flash)

Shell craft birds

Cute shell birds

November 7, 2012

Tip of the Day

  For Peeling the skin of sweet potatoes quickly,Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.

November 6, 2012

Tip of the Day

  To remove ink from clothes Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely,then wash.

November 5, 2012

Tip of the Day

  Skin one potato from one side only before boiling to boil potatoes quickly.

November 4, 2012

Tip of the Day

  Chew gum to avoid tears while cutting onions.

November 3, 2012

Tip of the Day

  Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking to avoid smell of cabbage while cooking.

November 2, 2012

Tip of the Day

  Soak lemons in hot water for one hour,and then juice them,to get maximum juice out of lemons.

Celebrating Karva chauth

This year i celebrated Karva chauth with more josh...
Happy Karva chuth to all...
Here are some of the pics of the happy moments of the wonderful day

November 1, 2012

Tip of the Day

  Apply one teaspoon of vinegar to hair before washing to give a shine look.

October 31, 2012

Tip of the Day

  Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes to whiten white clothes

October 30, 2012

Tip of the Day

  Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour to remove chewing gum from clothes.

October 29, 2012

Tip of the Day

Clean the mirror with spirit,it shines like new.

October 28, 2012

Tip of the Day

Boil water first before freezing to get pure and clean ice.

October 27, 2012

Tip of the Day

To get rid of ants Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

October 26, 2012

Tip of the Day

Dust face powder to remove oil stains from silk sarees.

October 25, 2012

Tip of the Day

Clean silver jewellery with toothpaste. It will shine like new.

October 24, 2012

Tip of he Day

Use a slice of bread to remove tiny glass pieces from floor.

October 23, 2012

Tip of the Day

Stick Peacock feathers on the wall to get rid of lizards from home.

October 22, 2012

Tip of the Day

 Preserve apple slices from browning by placing in pineapple juice. Store it in the refrigerator, it will remain for long and yield a delightful flavor.

October 21, 2012

Tip of the Day

By keeping a piece of asafetida in the chilies/Chili powder container you can store them for long.

October 20, 2012

Tip of the Day

Fry ginger-garlic paste in oil before grinding and store in the same oil.

October 19, 2012

Tip of the Day

Keep nuts in the freezer to avoid spoilage.

October 18, 2012

Tip of the Day

Store dried herbs and spices is in a cool, dark cupboard as heat is bad for them.

October 17, 2012

Tip of the Day

Put Fried papads chips and biscuits in a polythene bag and store them in a refrigerator to keep them fresh.

October 16, 2012

Tip of the Day

Wrap paneer in blotting paper before storing in the refrigerator.

October 15, 2012

Tip of the Day

While storing green chilies,remove the stems. This will help them to stay fresh.

October 14, 2012

Wooden Rat

Hello Everybody,
Happy and joyful Monday...
just peeped in to say a quick Hello and a simply intro about my Checho,the wooden rat made by me..

Wooden rat

Tip of the Day

Wash the eggs and put them slowly in a container full of lime water to preserve for a long period and will not get spoiled.

October 13, 2012


Tip of the Day

Keep coriander leaves them in a muslin cloth bag in the refrigerator. They will remain fresh for a longer time

October 12, 2012

Tip of the Day

Wrap Fruits & vegetables in newspaper while storing them in the fridge.It will keep them fresh for a longer period.

October 11, 2012

Tip of the Day

Put a couple of cloves to the container of the dry fruits.

October 10, 2012

Tip of the Day

Cover mushrooms with a damp cloth or keep them in a paper bag with holes poked in the bag.This will keep them dry.

October 9, 2012

Tip of the Day

Store flour in an airtight container and refrigerate it as it doubles their storage time.

October 8, 2012

Tip of the day

Preserve ripe Bananas in plastic bags.You can freeze them whole, peeled.

October 7, 2012

Tip of the Day - 33

Store nuts & seeds in the freezer.both shelled and unshelled,Nuts in the shell crack more easily when frozen.

October 6, 2012

Tip of the Day - 32

Charcoal briquets or a box of baking soda will eliminate odours in the
refrigerator and freezer. Briquets may be reused after boiling for two minutes and allowing to dry.

October 5, 2012

Tip of the Day - 31

A bowl of vinegar in the oven or microwave will remove odours.

October 4, 2012

Tip of the Day - 30

Green peas - Preserve them by keeping them packed in polythene bags in the freezer.Store green peas for 2 years; all you have to do is to tie the shelled green peas in a cloth and dip in boiling water for three minutes. Then dip in chilled water for three minutes. Dry under the fan till the extra moisture is removed and then pack into airtight jars or sealed packets. Freeze & use them when peas are too costly.

Tip of the Day - 29

Preserve your pulses & spices by sprinkling Asafotida over them.

October 3, 2012

Tip of the Day - 28

 For storing eggs for longer time say for about 30-40 days you should apply any cooking oil with the help of brush on the egg shells

October 2, 2012

Little boy

Caricature by me

October 1, 2012

Tip of the Day - 27

CAKE- Place 1/2 apple in the cake box to the cut edge of a cake, it will keep the cake from drying out and getting stale.

Tip of the Day - 26

Too many peeled potatoes - Cover them with cold water to which a few drops of vinegar has been added. Keep them refrigerated and they will last for 3 or 4 days.

September 30, 2012

Tip of the Day - 25

Preserve Tamarind by sprinkling salt in it so as to keep the worms away.

September 28, 2012

Tip of the Day - 24

Preserve milk, yogurt, cream twice as long by transferring them from cartons to airtight glass jars before refridgerating.

September 27, 2012

Tip of the Day - 23

 Preserve freshness of leafy vegetables by keeping them in cotton bags instead of polythene bags .

Memories of the past

Dolls made out of Ice cream paper
Today while cleaning the room,i found this dolls in my old note school days after having ice cream i just struck the papers in my note book as a memory of that day.These cute dolls brought back the good old memories of the past and those innocent happy days...

Tip of the Day - 22

 Add Cardamom to the milk while boiling it will preserve the milk from turning sour for a longer period.

செல்ல குட்டி

உன்னை  என்
பொறுக்கி  எடுத்ததால்
பொறுக்கி தான்.!!! 

September 26, 2012

Tip of the day - 21

 Preserve the tomatoes by placing them in the chiller tray just beneath the deep freeze of the refrigerator.

Tip of the Day - 20

How to preserve Lemon???here is a simple way...

Preserve Lemon by rubbing a little coconut oil on them and place them in an open tray in the refrigerator. They will keep them fresh for atleast 10 days.

September 25, 2012

Tip of the Day - 19

 Preserve poppy seeds and sesame seeds in the refrigerator to prevent them from going rancid.

September 24, 2012

Tip of the Day - 18

 Use tissue paper to take off extra oil from eatables.

September 23, 2012

Tip of the Day - 17

while Deep frying sweets and savouries for festivals.drop a small ball of tamarind in the oil to save oil.

September 21, 2012

Tip of the Day - 16

Fry sooji(Rawa) slightly and store in a air tight container.It keeps rawa fresh and away from worms.

September 20, 2012

Tip of the Day - 15

Monsoons our shoes will get wet easily.

  To dry our wet shoes,stuff newspaper inside the shoes,it will absorb the water quickly.

September 18, 2012

Tip of the Day - 14

Wanna clean yor mirror???

Use news paper to clean your Mirror.

September 17, 2012

Tip of the Day - 13

Fancy jewels getting fade soon???
Apply clear nail polish on your fancy jewellery to avoid fading.

September 15, 2012

Tip of the Day - 12

Worrying about chipping nails???
Massage your nails with Almond oil to keep your nails from chipping.

September 14, 2012

No more Soakinggg....

"What do you think of when you hear the words - Soak No More! Do you feel that you're soaked in work and the daily grind? Or do you always find yourself soaked in rain when you need it the least? You could write a story, a poem or narrate an incident - get crazy and get creative!" A contest Hosted by Surf Excel Matic on Indiblogger."

Th word Soaking reminds many things like soaking in Rain,Love,affection etc to others but to me it reminds me of my here is goes like this....

Soaked in Fear
 I was born as a normal child and was walking normal until i got attacked by polio.After treatment and physiotheraphy i was able to walk with the help of a stick.One of my school teacher seen me struggling to walk with a stick so she suggested my parents to consult a known doctor for further treatment so that i can walk normally.My parents are so happy so they admitted me in hospital.doctors told us that i need to undergo few surgeries.I got very scared,but my parents convinced me explaining me about the outcome of surgeries.Five Major surgeries were done continuously.I underwent all the painful surgeries.Me and my parents were eagerly waiting for the Bandages to be removed.But the doctors fixed date for another surgery,which shocked me.when we asked them the reason,they told, its necessary to make me walk.So another painful surgery i underwent with a hope.

Soaked in Frustration & Anger
After the surgery the doctors told that it got failed so i need to undergo few more surgeries,which means another six months i have to in bed and we cannot expect the positive results too.I lost hope in them and their treatment.The worst part is my condition became more worst than earlier.i lost the strength in my legs to stand.My life has been shifted to wheel chair.I got totally soaked in frustration.

I couldnt able to tolerate the pain and frustration.Life on wheels is an unexpected one,but i have to...tears welled from eyes but i have no option as my parents tried all the positive ways to cure me,but in vain.only tears remained.I couldnt able to concentrate in parents were upset seeing my condition.eventhough iam soaked in tears and pain i couldnt cry in front of my tears will make them feel guilt for my i stopped crying but its not the solution for my issues.

worrying or crying wont take me decided to continue my studies.I concentrated on my studies and passed my board exams with flying is too far from my place so i joined in through distance education so that i can work and earn something for my i started taking tuitions for school students.After completion of my graduation,my friends were started hunting for job.Everyday we discuss about the experience of attending interviews.Two of my friends got job in a small company while others were still in the hunting of my friend's uncle asked me to refer my friends for front office people for his i refered my friends to join in the boutique.

All my friends joined in job except me.I dont want to trouble someone daily to take me to the interviews.while i was thinking of what to do???i got an idea of Recruitment consultancy.So i started my consultancy with Zero experience and experience.From then No more soaking in my life...i was successfully giving jobs to the i am happy and satisfied.No more Soaking in Pain...

This is post is written for the Indiblogger Soak no more Contest...
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Tip of the Day - 11

Snacks getting soggy? add some rock salt in your homemade snacks to keep it crispy & crunchy for a long period.Now taste the crispy snacks till you empty the container...

September 13, 2012

Tip of the Day - 10

Don't know how to preserve rice from worms???
Its very simple,just take a handful of neem leaves and dry it under the sun.when its dry add this dried neem leaves to the rice container.The neem leaves keeps the worms at bay...

September 12, 2012

Tip of the Day - 9

Happy wednesday to all of you...
here comes another tip to keep your fridge,out of odours...
Dip a piece of cotton in vinegar and keep it in a corner of the refrigerator to keep it away from bad odours.

September 11, 2012

Tip of the Day - 8

In winter salt gets watering..A very simple tip to avoid watering...

Put a pinch of rice in a salt container to avoid watering.

September 10, 2012

Tip of the Day - 7

Hello and a Happy Monday to you... We are experiencing some cool showers here in chennai today.
Happy Monsoon....
Tip of the Day:-
Does your currency notes or important paper got stains of oil???dont is a simple tip for you,use it when necessary

Use Talcum powder to remove oil stains from currency notes.

September 9, 2012

Tip of the Day - 6

Super sunday's super tip...
Our silver wares turn dull after sometime od usuage.we keep worrying how to clean comes a solution,
Clean ur silver wares and ornaments with sacred ash.It will shine like new in a minute.

September 8, 2012

Tip of the Day - 5

Does your fridge smells badly with odours???

Just keep a piece of lime inside the refridgerator.It keeps the bad odours at bay...

September 5, 2012

Tip of the Day - 4

While Grinding the urad dhall add a boiled potato and grind.This makes the vada crispier and takes less oil for frying...What an idea na??? So follow this tip when you make vada next time...Happy cooking...

September 4, 2012

Shopping at my fingertips

Everyone loves shopping,especially girls.Am i right???We shop for hours and hours and at the end of every shopping we still feel that we forgot to buy something.Aren't we?


In such cases online shopping comes for the rescue.many people told me that online shopping is not a reliable i use to buy only Pizza's online.At that time i got a gift voucher from women's web to shop at zivame.I had a very good shopping experience with zivame The experience i had shopping with zivame has gave me some guts to go for online shopping.From then on,I have been hooked to shop online and my shopping cart is always full.

Online shopping is a boon for a person in wheel chair like me.One can just enjoy the pleasure of shopping just by sitting on the couch of our living room, sipping the hot sizzling coffee or lying on the bed.

Apart from zivame,I found few other sites but,unfortunately i did not have credit card to place my order in those that time i found snapdeal.My first experience at snapdeal was a order for a surprise Gift to my little  sister.She had told me that she didnt get Lakme Perfect radiance in her place and asked me to get one,so that she will collect it when she visits next time.So i was surfing net and found the product in snap deal with a discount.So i paid online and placed my order.I got the shipping details to my mail and was eagerly waitin for the call from my sister.She was so surprised and excited to receive it.She was so happy and thanked me for sending her a pleasant surprise and smiles her way.It could have not been possible without online shopping.Then i went ahead and started purchasing various things ranging from home appliances to groceries. It is easier to sit in the comfort of my home and do shopping without getting tired.

But the most memorable experience was when i ordered a clutch at snapdeal for myself.which got delivered to me in 3 days neatly packed in a carton safe guarding the product with a Thermocol  Pieces inside.Iam quite impressed with the way it is packed.I am quite excited and very much satisfied with my purchase.Once i didnt get the product delivery on time so i cancelled the order and they refunded my cash back.They provided a very good customer service.
Recently I wanted a Jhula for my little krishna on the janmastami.but i didnt know where exactly i will get the i asked my friend in Mathura to send a jhula before janmastami.My friend ordered it through online using the net banking system and it reached me safely just on the day of the Krishna janmastami.That was a surprise gift for me and happy memory to cherish.How easier shopping has became huh???

Now a days i dont need to strain myself to go to shops and wait in queue for billing or to carry those heavy shopping bags.Everything comes to my doorsteps with just a click.I don't even need to trouble my mom or friends to shop for me at timesShopping is at my finger tips to choose various range of products.It helps to save most of my time too.Another interesting thing about online shopping that attracts everyone is the cash on delivery,Debit card payments, wonderful discounts, exchange offers,free shipping etc,...which brings a broad smile and gives a pleasant experience of shopping.Many sites like Snapdeal,Snap fish,hushbabies,crazeal etc gives a good deal for the i can buy or send anything to anyone just by sitting at my home.

Another wonderful and memorable experience is a cycle as birthday gift to my little could have seen their excitement on receiving the parcel.My niece and nephew are enjoying the ride on it happily.Not just buying alone,we can also sell our products online.Is n't it a cool idea???I wanted to sell few of my paintings so i tried selling them online by posting a free ad at OLX and Quickr.surprisingly I got a tremondous response and they all got sold out soon.I even pay all my bills through online only.

Eventhough i miss the touch and feel experience,i prefer online shopping is one of the best service that everyone should experience. It helps to buy anything at any time for anyone from being anywhere.So shopping is just a click away.

This post is a part of the contest at Blogadda in association with Snapdeal

Tip of the Day - 3

Love desserts???Does your cake sticks to the pan often??? I have a great tip for dessert lovers.

You can use fine bread crumbs instead of flour to grease cake pans, this will help to release the cake more quickly.

Sounds nice na???

September 3, 2012

Tip of the Day - 2

Worried of oil skin???No worries...
Take a cube of ice and rub it on your Face....This will make your skin oil free and help your make up Last longer for hours....! isn't it good idea???

September 2, 2012

Tip of the Day - 1

Hey guys have happy Sunday.hope you all are having wonderful weekend...
Here comes a wonderful home maker tip...
henceforth i have planned to post everyday tips...hope you all like this new idea...
you too can share your tips...

Tip of the day:

whenever we boil the milk from refridgerator it turns curdling.
Many of us have faced this kinda problem atleast i right???so here is a solution for that.
Add a pinch of cooking soda to the milk before boiling to avoid curdling. Dont add more than a pinch it will give a salty taste.

August 31, 2012

My dream to visit Melbourn

Won Pen Drive as a Participation gift for the article

This post is a part of Indiblogger contest... to know about Melbourn visit the link

After seeing the contest i was just thinking what to write???thinking so i slept off.when i woke up there was a fairy near my bed.When i looked at her with a puzzle.she spread her hand saying, "Its your time to visit Melbourne now..."

I gave a more puzzled look pulling off the blanket.she pulled my hand and in no time we were flying crossing lands and oceans.she first took me to the Queen victoria market where we had hearty meal.then we flown in air again but this time in hot air ballon.It was so thrilling while flying in the balloon.everything looked tiny from the balloon.then we went to the cricket stadium.

after having a lovely visit to statium we started to fly to our next destination..."Prabha prabha"wake up..courier has come for you..."mom tapped me...

the paper on the table was flipping in the air.
"oh ma...i was visiting melbourne happily,but you invened inbetween"

"coffee is getting cold have it and go...he is waiting there..." 

August 27, 2012

Wedding Anniversary

Wishing my sweet parents a very happy wedding you Mom and Dad...

August 26, 2012

Love or Arranged????

                                                  A real story of a known person
Every one has a dream about their marriage.Ravi,an human resourse professional too dreamt of his soulmate with loads of expectations and wishes.Some prefers Love marriage and some prefers arranged marriage.According to indian culture,arranged marriages are considered to be the best for perfect relationship.
Ravi's parents had showed him the photo of the bride they had seen for him.He was told that,they have analsyed about the girls family background,financial background,education and etc etc...anyhow he didnt love anyone so he agreed to have a lifetime commitment with the girl,with the tag of so called as 'Arranged marriage' Married life was smooth only for an year later it turned out to be bitterAll his dreams about married life got shattered by his wife.she was so adamant and arrogant.they are blessed with a baby boy but that doesnt make any difference in her.still he adjusted for the sake of his son.she wanted to live a hi-five life.ravi couldnt able to fulfill her expectations and so she is...He got compromised for many things but things became worse for at some point of time they decided to split...

She gave him divorce taking a got relieved  from the stress of marriage which he had undergone for around ten years.

He was forced for re-marriage.but this time he was clear about \his marriage,before getting in to the wedlock he wanted to love and understand someone and marry.He fell in love with a girl who met his expectations so they decided to marry.This time also fate played in his life.Luckily before they get married she ran way with someone biding him goodbye and giving him some silly reasons for her doings.

So according to me whether its a love or arranged marriage, their should be a real love,mutual understanding and trust between the couples for a successful marriage.

This post is an entry for the Indiblogger contest Love ya Arranged marriage.
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August 24, 2012

Soak No More....cleans many more

Naughty kids in the garden
Jumping out on the sand
Playing hide and seek
having lots of fun

Building castles
with the mud,
Hands are muddy
Clothes are Dirty

Mom sees beating beating,
dont worry
let us soak.,

Surf Excel se
Soak no more
cleans many more...

This post was written as part of Indiblogger’s ‘Surf Excel Matic #SoakNoMore Contest‘

August 22, 2012

Kinder garden

Sharing some of the pictures of my kinder garden here....

White crysanthemum

A bunch of pink roses
red beauty

Chillies in my garden


August 10, 2012

Happy krishna janmastami....

Wishing you all a very happy krishna janmastami....