Thursday, April 30, 2009

An angel from above!

Image courtesy: google :)

I know not if I belong here
I see those which I could never bear
I know not how they speak in fear
I feel that they are devoid of care!

I was sent with promises of love
They gave me as a gift from above
I was told they'll hold me like a dove
And now am alone, where art thou?

I long to see the womb which held me
Was our bond broken with the cord for thee?
Hold me once, its a heart felt plea
I came for you,couldnt you see?

They called me angel from where I came
A useless birth is what you name
I know we could never be the same
I die an angel today,without a life of shame!

Note: The 'cord' referred in the poem refers to the umblical cord which connects the baby to its mother and is cut off after delivering the child.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Long Live My Friends!

Crispy green mornings and summer shine
Moist small grasses with gleaming dew smile
I wake to walk in this refreshing dawn
And glance at my garden for new beauties born.

Singing along with cuckoos I wander 
And see my butterfly friends yonder
They sweat me with their chasing game
Their colourful wings are what I blame!

The creek on my roadside gave a silvery glow
I sat on its rocky lap and forgot all woes.
Then came along my friendly breeze
Splashing water playfully upto my knees!

My mighty sun's rays patted me to remind
It was time to keep them out of my mind.
The half built sky scrapers now came to my sight
I pray for another day with my friends as I Write!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

പതിവ്രതയായ സന്ധ്യ

ഉഷസ്സും മധ്യാന്ഹവും മെല്ലെ വിട ചൊല്ലവേ
അവര്‍ണ്ണ്യമാം അഴകോടെ അവള്‍ മുഖമുയര്‍ത്തി
ദൂരെ നിന്നെങ്ങോ മടങ്ങിയെത്തും തന്‍ പ്രിയന്‍റെ
നിഴലില്‍ അലിഞ്ഞു ചേര്‍ന്നീടുവാന്‍ !

കാത്തു നിന്നു സൂര്യനും അവളെ ഒരു നോക്ക് കാണാന്‍
ആഴിയിലേക്ക്‌ മടങ്ങാന്‍ ഒരു തെല്ലു വൈകി നിന്നവന്‍
വാതിലുകള്‍ അവനു മുന്‍പിലടഞ്ഞു നിന്നു
അവള്‍ സൂര്യനില്‍ നിന്നും മറഞ്ഞു നിന്നു

പൌര്‍ണമിയായി അവനിന്ന് പുഞ്ചിരിച്ചു
അവളും അവന്‍റെ പ്രഭയില്‍ ശോഭിച്ചു നിന്നു
ആ പുളകത്തില്‍ പ്രപഞ്ചം കോരിത്തരിച്ചു
പ്രേമ സുന്ദരമായി എന്നും ആ നിമിഷം !

കണ്‍കോണിലൂടെ അവള്‍ തിരിച്ചറിഞ്ഞു
ഒരായിരം നക്ഷത്ര നേത്രങ്ങള്‍ പാഞ്ഞെത്തുന്നതും
വിരഹ ദുഖിതയായി അവള്‍ പോയിമറഞ്ഞു
ചന്ദ്രനെ സ്നേഹിച്ച പതിവ്രതയാം സന്ധ്യ അവള്‍ !

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chicken Stir fry With Red Chillies !

As am new to blogging and in experimenting stage, I deleted this post which i wrote sometime back and am reposting it again! Sorry to bother you again with this old post!!

I am not an expert in this field..But once in a while I do expect some magic to happen with a new dish I plan to try. The maximum I do to change a recipe from its original form is adjusting the ingredients to my taste n may be adjust the spice levels too. But today I wanted to have a chinese menu. Am a great lover of chinese and thai food and I can eat it at any time of day!! What I had in mind was a chicken stirfry with lots of soy sauce and red chillies . I tried to google it out as usual but then I had to drop off those recipes because atleast 2 to 3 ingredients in those recipes weren't handy. My cousin sis Maria who usually comes to my rescue at these moments was blasting her friday night in some part of bahrain and I had to close out that option too. I tried to get a recipe from my friend Shabna who recently made achicken and soy sauce dish for her hubby on her first engagement anniversary[isnt that sweet?] .But she was busy with some work and I was out of luck again. Then i decided to take a bold step and thought of giving it a try with the few ingredients I had. Strictly speaking this is my second attempt on inventing something in kitchen.The first was an "Indian style Hot Dog olathu" .I will definitely share its recipe some other day. Back to the recipe part. I am not sure of the quantities I used and I wont say it tasted bad :).It sure did ignite my taste buds a bit. And when the chicken was done I felt ok to go ahead with fried rice, for which i got the recipe from here :
[I made a chicken fried rice as I didnt have beef and prawns :D]

For marinade
Chicken breast cut into thin cubes/strips- half a pound
Dry red wine - 1 tbsp
corn starch- 1 tsp
thick soy sauce- 2tsp

For preparation
Onion- 1
ginger grated- 1tsp
garlic grated - 1/2 tsp
black pepper powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp[ depending on spiciness preferred]
red chillies whole - 7-8 pieces
spiceless chilly powder- 1/2 tsp [ can use red colour a pinch mixed with 2 tsp water and 1/4 tsp corn starch as substitute. I used redchily powder here]
thick soy sauce- 4 tsp
Dry red wine - 1tsp
sugar - 1/2tsp
lime juice - 1/4 tsp
salt- as necessary[soy sauce contains salt]
vegetable oil - 4 tsp


1.Marinate the chicken pieces for half an hour to 1 hour with the marinade mentioned above.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add red chillies..when they start changing colour take them out and add the chicken pieces to the oil...oil will smell slightly of the chillies.. stir fry them for few seconds and remove the chicken from the pan. Add more oil if necessary [abt 1tsp] and saute onion , ginger and garlic. when they turn soft add pepper powder and stir for 30 seconds. Then add the chicken andred chillies kept aside and stir fry for few mintues..add chilly powder/colour and stir for 2 minutes.. then add soy sauce, red wine, sugar,lime juice and stir for 30 seconds..... switch off the stove and garnish with chopped green onions. Serve hot.

Note: I'll be quite happy to hear any suggestions or improvements on this!

What if..will you?

What if the dawn said goodbye today
And never came back to remind a new day
Will you be able to know the difference
When you live unaware of light to night?

What if the storms took few houses along its way
And made some shelterless and starving all day
Will you be able to hear their cries and feel pain
When all you care about is adding more to yourself?

What if the stars dont blink anymore
And if the moon lost its path around us
Will you be able to miss their presence
When your eyes and mind are blurred with lust?

What if the ice melts from the Arctic 
And what if the sun heats Sahara more
Will you ever care for anything but you?
Will you ever live for any future but now?