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Grace-ful Ice: Safari

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It’s the time of year where Live Ice Carvings are performed at the Grace building.

The artists from Okamoto Studio show their talents in giving a shape to the just plain big rectangle ice bars to a stunning animals (2016), the dinosaur (2015), microcosmos (2014) etc.

Here are the photos taken during this event on 12th December 2016 at Grace building, New York City. Because of the good weather these crafts are still good in shape unlike last year where it melted the very day because of high temperature.

If you’re in the city & reading this now, you still have time left to see these beautiful Ice animals before it melts down.

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Deers – Crafting in progress

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Lion King – Crafting in progress

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Zebra – Crafting in progress

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Crafting the details…

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Crafting the details…

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Small birds – Crafting in progress

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Oh!!! Not in the eyes!!!

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Crafting the details…

After the final shape…

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Some moments that I found very funny when this crafting was in progress! View it in full size to see if you can find it fun 🙂

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The New York Times reported that Mr & Mrs Bhargav witnessed this event at Grace plaza on 12/12/16

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Anu cheering heyyy woww at the end of ice crafting 😉

Thank you for visiting 🙂


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Dinosaurs – Graceful Ice 2015


You may very well remember Ice Sculpture – Microcosmos photos that I’ve shared last year. This year the theme was Dinosaurs! Jurassic Park movie is what I could recall when I looked at the notice last week.

The sad part about the Ice carving this year is the weather 😦 Last year the weather was so cold that the ice carvings lasted for two nights! But this year due to warm weather, the ice carvings melted overnight and many people couldn’t see the carvings!

The Okamoto Studio artists did a great job as they did last year! Here are the photos of the Dinosaurs, people were so happy about this event and I could see from the way people showed eagerness to watch this event that age doesn’t have a limit to enjoy watching the Dinosaurs and to get excitement!

These pics were taken using my mobile, so keep the expectations low and enjoy the pics & a short video too 🙂

Click on images to view in full screen 🙂

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Day 2 night! The last one that stood still!


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The Winter Palace


As the Holiday season begins, so are the celebrations!

Places are decorated with all their favorite Xmas Trees, Lights, Santa, Snow man and so on.

Here at Saks Fifth Avenue, their building is decorated with the theme ‘The Winter Palace’ for this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Here is the short video of the spectacular light & music show that happens at every evening. Don’t miss to witness it if you’re visiting NYC.

First few seconds are the Tallest Xmas tree at Rockefeller center.


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My Dubsmash Videos


When the dubsmash fever started, I was not affected by that. I didn’t watch any dubsmash videos until it started flowing more and more in whatsappp fwds. On a boring day I thought to watch the fwd videos and opened one of my friends, Baalaji’s video… haha.. it was very nice and I’d watched that video several times repeatedly. Inspired by that, I’d downloaded the Dubsmash app and tried my first dubsmash, then searched for some favorite dialogues and now there are a bunch of short videos. I didn’t want to spam everyone’s whatsapp with my videos so thought to make this post with all videos so anyone interested can watch it 🙂

So, here you go…

Starting from my first dubsmash

First proper dubsmash, My favorite dialogue from, House of Cards

Anybody there to watch these videos? Anybody?

What? Can’t hear what you’re saying? Can’t keep quiet?

This is my Game!

Group dubsmash with Praveen & Prasanna, trolling Kalyan Jeweler ad

Clubbed with some – 1

Clubbed with some – 2

Try with an emotional dialogue

What? You didn’t like the emotional expression? enna ma neenga?

Nehru mathiri

Mr.White

you’re so…

See… I’m going in my way…

I can read your mind voice, you must be asking me this… yes, I’m…

Fear?

Anniyan

Friend… Love…

Still sleeping?

Very good boy

Sriram’s first dubsmash, trolling me?!!

no.. laugh at him… come on, Laugh…

Hope you’d enjoyed the videos 😀

Oh! Wait.. what?? You didn’t like??

Waiting to read your comments… yeah… I’m waiting


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Arachu vitta Vengaya Sambhar / Grinded Onion Sambhar


Vengaya sambhar is one of my favorite sambhar variety. 🙂 It use to be our sambhar variety on Sundays in my childhood until l went out of hometown for my studies. After a long time I felt like eating this particular sambhar and thought to prepare it. I had asked my sister to send me the recipe and got it immediately with my mom’s recorded whatsapp voice message.

So, if you want to try the most tasty vengaya sambhar here is the method to prepare it.

Needed:

3-4 Onions, Yellow Lentil, Split Bengal Gram, Black Gram, 4-6 Red Chillies, Grated coconut, Tamarind, Coriander seeds, mustard, fenugreek.

Preparation steps:

1. Steam half tumbler (or a cup) Yellow lentil for upto 5-6 whistles in pressure cooker.

2. Soak tamarind 15 before cooking begins

3. Saute the split bengal gram, black gram, red chillies (cut it to into pieces), coriander seeds (if coriander seeds are not available use coriander powder), grated coconut together until it turns brownish.

4. Grind it all with some water added

5. Cut onions into thin slices

6. Heat a pan with oil and saute mustard, fenugreek & add the cut onions

7, Stir it until onion color turns yellow

8. Add the tamarind water + add more water to the needed sambhar quantity & add required salt

9. Add the steamed yellow lentil and the grinded items to the pan

10. Boil it for 15-20 minutes

11. Sambhar ready! 🙂

Here is the preparation video of the above dish…

Leave your comment if you try it. Thank you,


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Khuljaye Bachpan – bonding moments


The memories about my childhood always brings about how briskful I was in my childhood. I do not remember the time when I was idle at home & doing nothing coz of my naughtiness and the periodic lessons learnt from my parents.

During my school days, As I come from school, I used to throw my bag aside and get ready to play with my friends. We use to play from 4’o clock till 7’o clock and then on we can able to hear every kids name being called by their parents 😀 And then comes the sound ‘Raajuuuuu’ from my mom, ‘amma fiveeeee minutes maaa’ – I use to shout from the street.

I remember the day I went to our usual grocery store with my mom to buy Kelloggs Cornflakes. As soon as we reached J.K Store, I’d asked Annacchi for cornflakes, he took a big box (it looked big for me then!) I asked him about the car which comes along with the corn flakes for free, he said it is inside the pack. Then before seeing the car, the hen image was on the cornflakes box, as a kid I was shocked and asked him, annacchi… is this veg or non-veg? Why does it have hen image in it? He laughed and said it is veg and doesn’t know why it has that image of hen. My mom touched my head and said good boy, this is how you should check what you are buying and should not buy things without questioning. I was so happy that I got a car and was very eager to go home to open the package and play with that.

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When all my classmates went for a excursion from my school (Sri Sathya Sai Bala Gurukulam) to Jain farms which is near my hometown, Hosur. I was not able to go because of the fees when I think about it now, without being strict or without scolding my my parents made me realize about our situation and made me not even to worry about missing an excursion, at the same time, after few weeks when group photo event was announced in my school, I thought I may not take it, but my mom said to me, this is a life time moment, this time of your life will never come back to you and have me 25 rupees for the photo.

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Able to find me? Second from the top, next to the motta boss 😀

On Wednesdays when I go to M.G.R market with my mom, as a kid I have got scared sometimes when my mom bargains, but guess what? I have never bought anything without bargaining ever since I’d started going to markets and cloth shops alone and with my friends and made my friend Manju scared of my bargaining 😀

The day when my mom gave me 1 rupee for rental cycle to learn to ride cycle, the day I taught my sister to ride scooter, the encouraging nature of my parents to send me out with my friends to Goa! when I was still studying in college and later to Andaman when I started working, never stopped me from doing what I’d loved to do at the same time I have never disappointed my parents by misusing the freedom they gave me. I don’t know if parents of this modern age can be like them, as it was love and affection that had created the bonding relationship and not the money or things they have got for us in our childhood.

On weekdays I go out with my dad with no idea where we were heading to, while going in scooter we’ll decide which direction to go and randomly pick a direction saying, hmm.. last week we went in Bangalore route, let’s take some other road today & we head for 20 kms and come back & find a tender coconut selling person at a good tree shaded place and enjoy the tender coconut, anything we had planned to do in that week will be decided while we ride the scooter and headed back home.

My parents were always a good friend for me till now and I realize it more when I’m staying away from them now. I really want to get back to home sooooooooon to spend time with them.

This is a Kellogg’s Chocos ke saath ‘Khuljaye Bachpan’ contest sponsored by https://www.facebook.com/mychocos hosted by IndiBlogger-Logo-Light-Background-e1350035970796