A Vagabond

 

Through a veil of stupor,

He looks at the world around him;

Where he was born, how, and why he came here,

He no longer remembers.

With callused feet and hands,

tattered clothes covering his black, thick body,

Black, untidy, unkempt hair covering his head,

Heavily drugged, with a sleep fuddled mind,

He walks ahead,

Out Into the udnknown.

Hunger, thirst, pain, agony, misery

No longer bother him.

Even Death feels too scared to come near him,

let alone look into the red, bloodshot eyes,

of this frightful vagabond…

 

 

Angels and Demons

blue sky

Demons of December
And January
Have gone.
Gone
with them are pollution,
Smog, chills, mist, and fog
Angels of February
Are coming in
with their clear blue skies,
Bobbing flowers and soothing breezes…

Come,
Let’s celebrate,
My dear Friends.
Enjoy being alive,
Even if
It is only
For a little while
For this too
Shall pass
And Harsh Summer
will be in…

One Sunny Day

A few days ago, I had written about a few puppies whom I hoped to see again in better circumstances. See link below.

https://jasbirchatterjeephotoblog.wordpress.com/2019/12/31/beware-dogs-live-here/

Well, yesterday, on 19 January 2020, I finally got the chance to see them again. Their puzzled Dad, a stray dog, watched as I clicked their pics. See them below.

This only proves that like humans, some dogs are luckier and get all those things in life that one can only dream about.

Leafy Petals

A lot of trees are shedding leaves these days in Delhi (January 2020)

Winter is at its peak, but it will be on its way out by next month end. So trees are getting ready too…

See some more pics below.

They remind me of the lovely lyrics from Cliff Richard’s song ‘Evergreen Tree,’ “Oh Darling, I love you so, don’t you know that I’ll be true/ Till the leaves turn blue/On the evergreen tree…”

Mooli Bhurji – A Simple Radish Recipe

It’s winter time in Delhi now and white radish is easily available. It is fresh, soft, juicy, and not very bitter. Try out this easy and simple recipe of white radish bhurji. It will take you just 5 minutes and this includes peeling and grating of radish as well.

Ingredients : 3 white radish (grated), 2 tablespoons of green peas, 2 tablespoons of oil, one whole red chilly, a teaspoonful of whole mustard seeds, some green coriander for garnishing. A pinch of turmeric, hing, red chilli powder, and salt as per taste.

Method: Take a karahi and add oil. When it becomes hot, add mustard seeds. Allow them to splutter. Then add turmeric, hing and grated radish. Stir for a minute or two. Then add chilli powder and salt. Stir again for a few seconds.Your bhurji should be ready now and you can test this by pressing some grated radish between your fingers. If it is still not soft enough, let it cook some more till it is done. Garnish with green coriander. See below. Enjoy. Have it with chapati or parantha.

1. In the karahi

Garnish with green coriander