Drumstick (scientific name: Moringa oleifera) is also known as shevaga in Marathi, shajan in Hindi, murungai in Tamil, muringnga in Malayalam, and munagakaya in Telugu. Drumstick is well-suited as a superfood that beats chronic diseases or as a vital component in traditional medicine.
Drumstick pods and leaves are a source…
Jackfruit is a large, fleshy fruit that tends to have a meaty consistency. It is native to India and is consumed in various ways across the country. …
Dalia or broken wheat is a popular, delicious, and healthy breakfast of an average Indian household. It is power-packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, and Vitamin B. It can help in regulating body weight and is easy to digest.
Dalia can be cooked in various ways — including both sweet…
The Winter season adds various types of vegetables in our plate. Fresh green peas or garden peas or matar (in Hindi) is one of them. It is a small spherical seed of the pod fruit Pisum sativum which contains several seeds. …
I walked this life such,
that I could not see where I was going,
so last I was on the zig-zag paths,
that I didn't even recognize my own home,
The heart was robbed so many times,
that I could not even see who was mine,
O God! bring light to this dark night,
so I could find my path! my home!
कुछ यूं तय किया जिन्दगी का सफर
कि मंजिल की पहचान हो न सकी
राहों की भूल भूलैया में भूले इस कदर
कि अपने घर की पहचान हो न सकी
इस नादान दिल को दुनिया ने इतना ठगा
कि अपनों की पहचान हो न सकी
ए खुदा ! इस अंधेरी रात को कर रौशन
मुझे राह दिखा, मेरी मंजिल का पता बता।।
Once I would kiss her skin,
once I would caress her hair,
once I was wrapped around her hand,
once I’d dry out on a line in the sun!
But…times have changed,
base I am now,
nothing but a dirty rag to clean the floor,
thrown around to dry,
and the floor is my…
The goals are vague like a dream,
the roads I walk on are unpaved,
prickly thorns line it,
and these I must pick!
I haven't sailed through the dark storms of struggle,
how can I claim that success tastes sweet?
how do I tell you what I have accomplished,
when I am yet to attain it!
This poem was originally published in Hindi by the author. Here is the original —
मंज़िलें स्वप्न सी हैं
राहें अभी बाकी हैं
कांटे ही कांटे हैं इस रास्तें पर
जिन्हें चुनना अभी भी बाकी है
संघर्षों के तूफान से तो
अभी गुज़रे ही नहीं
सफलता का मीठा फल कैसा है?
चखना अभी बाकी है
जीवन की उपलब्धि को व्यक्त कैसे करें
जब उसे पाना अभी बाकी है।।
Amaranth grain or Ram Dana is considered a Rajgira (or a royal grain) due to its medicinal properties. The word “amaranth” is actually derived from the sanskrit word “amar” which means immortal! Botanically it is not a cereal. …
Mushrooms are regarded as nature’s hidden treasure or a wonderful gift. They are packed with vitamins and are very low in calories. They are known for being a rich source of potassium and selenium, two key metals needed for the healthy functioning of our body.
Mushroom is usually cultivated by…
It was a beautiful sunny winter afternoon when we went to my aunt’s house for lunch. She cooked a simple meal for us with a special — “broccoli soup”. It was a green, rich, and creamy soup. I found it both delicious and peculiar, tasting it for the first time…