The Ultimate Ways to Keep Yourself Happy Throughout


Living a happy life has become one of the most challenging tasks for every individual. Work pressure, competition, unhealthy lifestyle, unhappy relationship are some of the major reasons behind people’s unhappiness and frustration. Some people prefer to hide their pain whereas some focus too much on it. To be very frank, no person on the entire universe is fully satisfied and happy with their life. However, it is certainly not possible to shoo away all the bad and terrific experiences from life, but it is always possible not to take them as a beast of burden ever. Life is a beautiful journey. We must not spoil it for unnecessary things, instead we should know how to celebrate this precious gift that God has given to all of us. There are numerous small things that can rapidly change our mood and generate our inner happiness. For instance the innocent smile of a child can make our day the most beautiful one… isn’t it?

Stated below are certain simple yet unique ways which can be followed to lead a happy and joyous life.

  • Do anything and everything that makes you happy 

This is the first and foremost way of living a positive life. Previously I used to think a lot about other people’s suggestions and advices. But at the end of the day I realised that none has that ability to decide and find my happiness. Thus it’s your life, do whatever you love to do. Try not to involve yourself into an unhealthy lifestyle, because unhealthy lifestyle including smoking, drinking and partying can only give you temporary happiness. Ensure to surround yourself with positive and refreshing atmosphere.

  • Focus on your hobbies

Every person is blessed with certain creativities. Some can sing nicely, some can paint excellently, whereas some can dance beautifully and so on. Try to find out your hobby. For instance if you are good at singing, then make yourself busy with the activity. You can easily understand that no negative thought can ever bring you down if you keep yourself busy with the activities. Instead you will automatically have a positive attitude towards your life, and you will simply start to love it again.

  • Spend your time with natural

According to my personal experience, I can say that spending quality time with nature can mysteriously boost up your mood. Nature is something that can provide peace to our soul and mind. Have a walk around your garden area. Indulge yourself into the beautiful floral essences and greeneries. Enjoy the freshness of nature as much as you can.

  • Be thankful

None of us are satisfied with our lives. We want more and more amount of comfort, luxury and peace. But it is always advisable to be thankful for whatever you have in your life. You are lucky enough because you have been blessed with such a beautiful life! Make use of it and try to find happiness in every simple thing. Who knows maybe some people desires a lifestyle just like you maintain or even some get jealous of it too. So start pride yourself, be thankful for whatever you have achieved in your life.

  • Shoo away toxic people

It is true that there are lot of people who simply love to irritate you and try their level best to make you unhappy. If you ever find such person then never allow them to ruin your life. Simply kick them away. Because unhappy, unsuccessful and complexed minded people can never appreciate anything in life. They prefer to live a negative life and want others to follow the same rule as well.


All the aforementioned suggestions are comparatively easy as well as simple, and every people who are in search of living a happy life can follow them throughout.


If you have more suggestions on the topic, then do share them with all of us. To know more about my thoughts, reflections, stay tuned for the upcoming posts.

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The Letter of a Betrayed Wife

Dear Self,

I know you are not OK… and it’s perfectly alright not to be OK sometimes. But do you know how strong you are? You have the ability to fight with the storm. Did you ever thought that you could be able to handle the situation in this manner? But you did. 

I know you cry every night, not for that person, but for yourself, for your parents. They were so excited about your marriage, they gave their everything to organise a grand wedding only for you. They thought they found a son, they loved him more than a son. But they were never worth of experiencing such level of disrespect especially from that heartless person. You held yourself responsible for everything. So many people are celebrating their marriage anniversary, people are getting married as well.Deep inside somewhere you are upset and it’s natural because you are a human. It’s more natural because just a year back, today all your marriage preparations were almost over and you were counting the days of your wedding day. You were excited and so were your near ones.


You thought 3rd February, 2017 will change your life and you will be addressed as one of the happiest couples. Yes that day changed your life, but not as you thought! The person whom you made your world simply betrayed you. One day you discovered the truth. You were shattered, you did not had any clue what to do, because it was your first terrible experience. You pleaded him, requested him and even warned him regarding the matter. But he was least bothered and continued his affair. You were becoming an irritating person to that man whom you loved unconditionally, believed blindly. The second chance didn’t worked. You realised that you were never been actually loved by that man. He didn’t gave you the respect that you deserved. He was simply betraying you throughout. He simply made fake promises. He acted as an irresponsible man who didn’t know how to treat a wife. Instead he was more tend to spend his time with another married woman having a 7 years old boy! He started meeting her. He started to fix his Sunday programs with her instead of giving you time. You failed to realise what actually “a newly married couple” means. Because he never made you realise what actually a happily married life is all about!


You left him, you rejected him immediately. It’s not that easy to return and live a normal life after breaking up the marriage because you are an Indian woman who belong from an upper middle class family. But you decided to live your own life, with respect, with happiness and with peace. People will sympathise you, may be they will wisphere behind your back as well. But remember they can never feel the situation and the pain that you have went through.


You have full right to live your life. That person was never of your standard. Love is a beautiful feeling. But you wasted it on a wrong person unknowingly. Now you are free from that nightmare. Yes it’s never an easy task to forget those horrible 274 days. The days can never be erased from your life. But remember you are beautiful from heart and most importantly you are educated. You know how to live your life. Time heals everything, but the harsh truth is that time don’t have the ability to erase those days.


It’s time to focus more on your happiness. Start to pride yourself, because you are worth it.


Love,

Yourself

Gokul Pithe – The Simplest Recipe

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Though Makar Sankranti is over, but the winter essence is still alive. And if you want to enjoy the season to the fullest, then celebrating it with some more seasonal desserts is definitely a must! Jaggery, also known as khejur gur is specially available during the winter season. This natural sweetening element has been used for years to make many lip smacking desserts. Gokul Pithe is one such dessert that you can prepare by using the seasonal jaggery.

I’m going to share the entire cooking procedure of Gokul Pithe. As I always suggest, do organize and keep all the ingredients before you start to prepare the sweet dish for your loved ones.

Ingredients

For staffing

  • 4 cups grated coconut
  • 200gm Khoya Kheer
  • 3 cups jaggery (slightly melted)
  • Dry fruits according to preference
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder

Batter

  • ½ cup Semolina
  • 2 cups flour
  • Milk – as required to make the batter thick

Syrup

  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 11/3 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Jaggery

Refined Oil as required for deep fry.

Procedure

  • Batter – Prepare the batter by mixing semolina, flour and milk. Don’t pour the milk at once in order to avoid inconsistency. Make sure there is no bubble presented in the batter. Check its thickness, when done keep it aside for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Staffing – This step includes the same procedure of making the staffing of Patishapta. Take a non-stick pan; roast the grated coconut, khoya kheer, cardamom powder, jaggery and dry fruits under medium flame. Stir the mixture constantly. After sometimes you will find the mixture is becoming sticky. Turn the gas off and keep it aside.
  • Syrup – Take a sauce pan; pour water, sugar, jaggery. Let it boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the gas.

Heat the oil. Take the coconut mixture, and make small oval shaped balls with it. Coat the oval shaped coconut balls with the prepared batter by dipping them into it. Deep fry the balls until they turn brown.

Drain the excess oil and put the fried balls into the warm syrup and give a standing time of about half an hour before serving

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And your Gokul Pithe is ready. Enjoy this mouthwatering dessert with your loved ones and make the winter evenings a memorable one!

Don’t forget to share your feedback with me as well. Stay tuned for such interesting posts…!! 🙂

 

First Anniversary Celebration – An Unfulfilled Wish!

First Anniversary Celebration – An unfulfilled wish!

I always believed that my life was just like another fairy tale. Being the only daughter, I was always treated as a little princess by my lovely parents. They compromised everything just to make me happy. I expected the same from the love of my life (now a nightmare). I too had a dream just like other simple girls. I too wanted to be treated as a queen by my better half. I always had a dream of spending my married life without any worries, because I believed that the person with whom I’ve decided to tie the knot will be there every time and stand by my side always. However, it is not possible for God to fulfill every dream of so many people…isn’t it?

I wanted to celebrate my first marriage anniversary in a unique way. I thought to surprise my husband with some sparks. But I was simply unaware about the fact that what was actually waiting for me. I made so many plans secretly, but my destiny didn’t allowed me to celebrate my first anniversary. But I don’t want my plans to be ruined so easily. So I preferred to share some of them with you all. There are so many people whose anniversary is just knocking at the door, and they are simply waiting for the day to come and make it a memorable one.

So for you all beautiful couples out there, go through the below mentioned ideas that I personally planned many days ago only to celebrate my special day. I’ll be honored if you accept these ideas as your anniversary gift from my side. Have a look at them –

Arrange a candle light dinner

Candle light dinner is one of the best ways to spend some romantic moments together. You can book a table at any of your preferred restaurant or simply arrange it at your own nest. If you prefer to opt for the restaurant option then make sure to book a table at least couple of weeks in advance. Whatever option you choose, always remember you are going to celebrate that special day, so never compromise any other things that can ruin the entire moment. Communicate, relive those beautiful moments, and don’t let the smart phone interfere at all.

Decorate your bedroom

Bedroom is the place where you have spend so many happy moments together for last 1 year. Apart from grooming and getting yourself as well as your spouse ready for the celebration, never miss to decorate the room too. Purchase red roses, candles, balloons, ribbons from the local shop. Start decorating the room before your sweetheart arrives. If you want you can collect some ideas by browsing over the internet too. You are going to surprise your love, so make the best use of your creativity and spruce up your bedroom as much as you can!

Purchase a gift

The happiness of getting a gift from the most important person on a special day is something that can’t be expressed in words. However, it is not always mandatory only to purchase expensive gifts for your loved one. A bunch of red roses, a collage photo frame or even a simple teddy bear can make your spouse feel like Heaven on Earth! It is always advisable to focus on how you can make your spouse happy instead of focusing too much on purchasing expensive gifts.

Say “I Love You”

These three magical words changed your life a year back…right? So why not relieve those moments again? Give a rose to your darling and express your love. Show how important the person is for you. Tell how much you depend on him. Thank him for making your life a beautiful one, just like the fairy tales! 🙂

So this was how I planned to celebrate my first anniversary. But I’m happy that I’ve got an awesome opportunity to share my thoughts with you all through my blog site.

To know more about my thoughts, stay tuned for other posts! Cheers…!

Egg Kasha – A Simple Yet Delicious Dish

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“Egg” – the crazy term that doubles the hunger of most people around the world. Varieties of recipes have been introduced to transform this tasty thing into tastiest one.  You can make healthy recipes with boiled eggs, or simply have a poached egg with a piece of bread and butter. There are even varieties of egg omelets such as chicken cheese omelet, cheese omelet, plain omelet, potato omelet etc that can be prepared without any hassle. Some people also prefer to include raw eggs to their healthy diet plan.

However, this time I decided to make a simple yet delicious recipe by using eggs. Egg kasha is a common term that is prepared by most of the homemakers, even by the students because the recipe includes some of the simplest cooking procedures. People who can’t cook can even try to make this awesome dish all by themselves, and I bet none will fail!

Let’s have a look at the below mentioned cooking procedure. The whole preparation will hardly take 25 to 30 minutes, but make sure to arrange all the desired ingredients properly before starting the process.

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Potatoes – medium size, cut into cube shape
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 2 tsp chopped green chili
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4 tsp chopped onion
  • 2 tsp onion paste
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 dried chilli
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • Sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 tsp Mustard oil
  • A cup of warm water

Cooking Procedure

  • Boil the eggs and potato for about 10 – 15 minutes. Remove the egg shell and keep aside.
  • Take a non-stick pan and heat the oil under medium flame. Add a pinch of sugar in the oil and let it melt. Sugar helps to enhance the colour of any spicy dish to an extreme level.
  • Add cumin seeds, dry chillis, chopped onion, onion paste, ginger-garlic paste one by one. Mix all the ingredients gently.
  • When you see the spices turning into slightly brown shade after couple of minutes, add chopped tomato, green peas and green chilli. Mix them properly with the other ingredients under medium flame.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes, add coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Mix every ingredient properly. Pour a cup of warm water and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • After sometimes, you will see oil extracting from the curry. Add boiled eggs and potatoes. Make sure to mix the entire spice with the eggs completely. Add a very little amount of warm water and let the entire dish cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the gas, spread some garam masala powder and cover the dish for 2 minutes, which is also called as standing time.
  • And the dish is ready. You can serve it with boiled rice, poori or plain roti.

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Being a Bengali, my second love is potato (aloo), and I hardly can think about cooking any delicious item without using potato! So if you want you can omit potatoes and replace another 3 boiled eggs with them according to your preference. Some also prefer to fry the boiled eggs before cooking them, but to be very frank; I don’t like to fry those white soft eggs at all.

This is how I made the dish for my family. They enjoyed a lot and appreciated it as well. I’m sure you people will also surprise your dear and near ones by making this superb recipe. Don’t forget to share your experience with me too! Stay tuned for more such interesting posts…

Patishapta – Bengali’s Most Preferred Dessert During Winter

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Patishapta is one of the most commonly preferred desserts among the Bengali people. This dessert is prepared during Makar Sankranti, also known as Poush Sankranti. Apart from all other variations of “Pithe, Puli and Payesh” this dessert has gained its popularity to an exceptional level. Now you all must be thinking about what does Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti actually means….right?  Well, this can be simply termed as a traditional Hindu festival and is celebrated when new rice is freshly cultivated, and to enhance the joy of this occasion, women used to prepare mouthwatering sweets with the freshly harvested rice along with other ingredients including date palm jaggery (khejur gur), which is also cultivated during winter.

As I’ve already mentioned about myself that I’m crazy about cooking, so I decided to prepare this sweet dish for the first time. And I thought to start my first blog post by sharing this lip smacking recipe with you all as well.

Though it seems quite difficult to prepare the dish, but if you have all the ingredients ready and organised, then it will hardly take 30 to 45 minutes to complete the entire preparation.

Ingredients required

For filling

  • Grated coconut : 4 cups
  • Jaggery : 2 cups
  • Khoya Kheer : 200 gm
  • Dry fruits as required if preferred (I’ve used cashewnuts)
  • Cardamom Powder : ½ tsp

For batter

  • Refined  flour: 1 ½ cups
  • Semolina: 4 tsp
  • Jaggery : ½ cup (melted)
  • Rice flour : 1/2 cup
  • Milk: 1 Cup
  • Water: As required to make the batter thick
  • Ghee/ refined oil: For making the pan cakes

Procedure

  • Filling: Take a pan and pour the grated coconut, and simply roast it under low flame. Stir continuously. After a couple of minutes, mix the jaggery and stir continuously as well. Mix the other ingredients such as khoya kheer, crushed cashews and cardamom powder together. Make sure all the ingredients have mixed properly. Keep aside and cool completely.
  • Batter: Take a large bowl. Mix all the dry ingredients like refined floor, Semolina, rice flour and jaggery one by one. Pour milk and stir continuously. With the help of water, turn the batter into a thick one. Take care of its consistency as well. Make sure there are no bubbles or lumps presented in the batter. When done, keep aside.

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After the filling and batter is done, take a non stick pan, put 1 tsp of ghee or refined oil. Make sure not to heat the pan too much, as it can turn the batter into crispy or deeply fried one, which is not good for making this sweet dish. Take 1 tsp of batter; spread it over the pan evenly. When it turns slightly brown, put the coconut filling at one side of the batter, and roll the entire portion from both the sides. Repeat the process for making other patishaptas as well.

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And if you want you can garnish the dessert with crushed cashews, and jaggery before serving it to your loved ones.

This is how I made the dish, and as Makar Sankranti is knocking at the door, so you people must start preparing this dish as early as possible too.

Don’t forget to share your feedback with me, and stay tuned for my upcoming posts. Cheers!

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