Succumb to Suck Umb

Mango, the King of Fruits! Juicy, aromatic, delicious!

And messy too! Especially, if you suck the small ripe ones whole, after poking a hole at one end, softening the fruit from all sides, and then squeezing out the pulp, as if out of a juice box. In the old days, our elders say, it was best shared around a bucket, with the mangoes chilling in cold water.  Ice also works very well. Now-a-days you can (at)tempt yourself to eat it in a tub. Just Kidding😉 Too messy, Too cold!

Amb (umb) is the north Indian word for mango. And ambi is the baby mango: green, raw, and sour! Healthy and more sour than any sour candy/toffee I have ever known. It can also be had salty and red peppery. Sour and Spicy!

Come May, we kids used to go hunting for mangoes, wrap the spices in paper, a knife for cutting and sharing slices, and loads of chattering. Pure joys delighted us … especially the time a farmer yelled, chased, and we got away from an orchard near my grandparents home.

After that we always had a mango tree in one or the other friends/ family homes. Most of the time, we loved the musical Koyal bird, that filled the summer air around the huge child-friendly, mango trees. It was easy to succumb to temptations n suck umb, literally ‘hanging around’ the tree with friends.

Daily Prompt: Succumb

Advertisements

Bread Crumbs on the floor: trash or inspiration?

via Daily Prompt: Crumb

Imagine kids playing on the floor with bread crumbs. Simple enough but not in a mental hospital of the early twentieth century. Systems weren’t made to nurture the child, but to discipline them, even the mentally handicapped. The staff at the hospital complained about how gross and nasty it was, the nature of kids playing with bread crumbs on the floor!
There comes along Maria who has a soft heart for children, a great motivation to learn, and subsequently to teach: at any cost. She is, on the contrary, inspired by the same sight that had sickened the nurses.

Using that inspiration, she goes onto making a wholesome education program for little children, which we know today as the Montessori pre-school, and she detailed her philosophy and research in several books, to substantiate her beliefs in the potential of self-education by little children.
Doctor Maria Montessori, a pioneer female engineer, and then a doctor by choice, followed her dreams against many an opposition, from family and professionals alike.
There is a known incident about her parents arguing and she took a step stool, put it in their midst, stood up on it and held their hands together tightly.  She won many a war like that with her silent strength and courage to face the conservative men of her time, even practising on cadavers alone at night, since it wasnt okay for women to do such things in front of men. Hats off!

🙏Happy World Peace Day!
I’d be happy with a few crumbs of peace😉 too!

 

Go Nuts in d’Kitchen!

via Daily Prompt: Penchant

When you have as many hobbies and interests as me, then you cannot but miss the award for the best housewife or mother in the world. Reason is, one tends to have a penchant for Maximum results through One recipe!

Afterall, one is Jack n Jill of all trades, master of none! Thus, in the kitchen, garden, and  home; one must save energy, money, and time. Think! Thunk! Thunked!💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡💡

Putting two – three things together in one recipe: like extra vegetables in lentils/sambar, herbs in omelet, and variety of nuts and seeds in the same health bar/laddoo ball.

Blending a traditional recipe and a modern one, this is what I came up with: cup or handful each of figs and dates; same measure of roasted walnuts and almonds; one cup total or handful of roasted flaxseed, chia, and poppy; peanuts to taste and for mixability; as well as one shredded dry coconut. Grind well in blender, roll into one inch ball, and protect with saran wrap/cling-film. Refrigerate.

Have one every morning, especially in the winter or health-re-build stage. Or send it for that student or career making child, who has even less time than you!

Disclaimer: All herbal remedies must be at your own risk or after consultation with your doctor.

Spicy is Nicey!

Spicy is very nicey!
Capsaicin is pricelessy.

Risk-reducing stroke, heart,
n damaging LDL for a start.

Regulates sugar in sweetnation                                                      diabetes; n fights inflammation.

Aids in longevity this way,
Will make cancer prevention sway.

Healthier heart in a trance,
Sexy or not, good for romance.

Sweating steams calories away,                                                                           thus, lose weight not your mind.

Increases pain in mouth,
Reduces pain elsewheres.

Promotes digestion woohoo!
Fights infection for you!

and for starver emptiness,
leading to happy fullness.

Clearing congestion in
Nose, arteries, and skin.

Excess takes numbers away,
Adding years to life’s way!
Spicy

is

Nicey!

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

pic credits: google search

Dental-Demi-Gods!

Lets first learn: How Its Made -Toothbrush – YouTube

This one promises to be better: BOIE! Let’s find out.

Boie USA: The Toothbrush of the future by Boie USA — Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1549048159/boie-usa-the-toothbrush-of-the-future

Oops! What’s this?!

IMG_9984

Note:
One line tells all😉 “its still material that will take up room in the womb of our earth!” Are there better options?

Back to Old-fashioned good sense: neem branch. Bitter, but true to earth and good for gum-teeth health! I wish neem grew everywhere so I could try.

If you survived this post so far, I have a special tip for you:

Become a caring dentist,

do cost -effective treatments,

take over colgate, the big ones

and

save the Earth and LIVES!

After all, so many health issues are related to teeth and what/how we EAT!

Save the Planet from self-styled Dental Demi-Gods!

Thank you

Toothbrush

Lessons I learned from WordPress in absentia

Welcome to all my new follows! Thank you for stopping by and reading. Please know that I love getting to know my WordPress friends. Look forward to getting to know you through interactions.

Limiting ourselves in different ways, helps us grow. Strange but true. I try this on a daily basis for different “I cant live without xyz” thoughts. Lessons I learned from WordPress in absentia:

*Number one is that I am NOT indispensible on WordPress! Nor in Life: it carries on without me just fine, ambling along at work, at home, in a park, and so on.

* Taper your Meddle-ing instincts in other peoples’ affairs, what they do, is right for them🙏

Create a Paragon Of excellence, I tell the students, such that “you are the best you can be;” even if you Blossom into a fool 🤡(shakespearen clown) or a gorgeous phool फूल 🌺(flower).

* Focus  on 35 mm🙌🏽. We people are all budding photographers, in or out of focus; partly because its so easy to do so with📷 not 📽. No developing. No prints. No waste of resources. No waste of money on printing and mailing. WWHD? What Would Hitchcock Do? WWRKD? What Would Raj Kapoor Do?

* Puncture your own ego once in a while, you might feel better when Flat😉!

* After all, chaos must give way to Order, even if it had a Trumpian / Putin/ Modi flavour.

That’s the sum Total of my thoughts this week. I must say that I am Relieved that I’m through this weeks many prompts😄! There sometimes ten days in a w👀k.

Tolerance Radiates, Intolerance does too!

“Tolerance Radiates love and peace, whereas, Intolerance radiates anger and bloodshed.Thinkinkadia.

One day, I was driving slow on a right turn and did not pick up much speed because within two hundred yards, there was another right turn. And then I was in a busy shopping complex, so maintained a low speed till I parked.

It was the first day of winter break, and we had decided to go to a park for a walk and breakfast. As my family was ready to step out, I heard a honk and a man signaling me to step out.

I did and the man started yelling about my driving skills and how I was deliberately going too slow. Right away the teacher mind kicks in, so I do not defend myself and I just listen to him.

When he paused, I answered, that there was a posted speed limit and I thought I was within that.

When people are angry, they repeat the same thing over and over, till the steam runs out. So I listened, apologized for the inconvenience. Finally, he said something less angry, but just enough to hint that he was grumpy and not giving in.

That’s when I decided to end it Infused with love and respect. I said, “Sir, I have heard you, understood you, explained to you, and apologized. (Pause) Have a wonderful day and I wish you a Merry Christmas.”

After absorbing all that I tripped on my dogs leash within two minutes of getting my family from the car, dislocated my thumb, and spent a packet getting it fixed. One month of healing and a small price to pay for Peace.
I chose it as a safer option versus a potential social Detonate-ing experience.

Q: When you meet an angry person, what do you hear?

To Mothers, Care, and Nurturing

Final

I’m at my wits end about money spinning doctors. The purpose of care stems from selflessness. I believe its most effective too, when it is done from nurturing spirit, like that of a Mother, especially Mother Nature.

I do understand overhead expenses on the infrastructure and technology needed to support the doctors offices for giving care. But, why must non-business people have to pay for their fancy perks?
Considering that we all have professions which need our time, study, skill, and sacrifice. Every skill is important but society judges payment based on popularity of skill set, or supply and demand. A useless numbers game?
None of this logic appeals to teaching or artists. People know it is a giving spirit that does these jobs, so it is literally expected that they do the job for less. And for people who want to keep things simple, nurturing, and giving, it is even less so.
Unless you are greedy for money, or have a brand name, you must not be good enough in your ability to teach or produce artwork?
At the same time, it is very heartening to know, that it is still possible to find people who will share their skill ‘just like that’, spontaneously, simply because you expressed interest. Two years ago, in one trip, I learned how to make a simple leather bag and decorate a leather journal for free, on the spur of the moment, from two giving artists/small business operators. Not that I had to start a business, but because it’s amazing what people can do and I’d like to do it atleast once.
There are places you can find giving people, but it’s a membership, affiliation, association, board of directors, and push for enrollment thing. And that works well, except there’s money involved at some level; either hopes, aspirations, investment, numbers enrolled, or classes.
There some Doctors who will do good in other countries and go above and beyond, in helping human beings just because it is the right thing to do. That is rather an exception, than the rule.
I cannot speak for them, just myself. I try to teach from the spirit, without greed, for the good of, but firm on my expectations from students. No exchange of material things to generate love or reinforce good behaviour. I’m not sure it’s enough, so I just keep plugging along.
Finally, I would like to €mpha$ize dental care: don’t bite off more than you can chew. 😄Flo$£ Dail¥! All traditional knowledge has now been officially trashed by modern trained doctors who will convince you the only thing for you is to get treatment right away from them or people they refer you to.
Being subjected to their wisdom, tools, sales tactics and bills right now😉! Time to test creativity on practical matters. Please excuse my absence until things get better.

On Mother’s Day, I pray for those mothers and children: who are not educated, who understand less of the commercial powers of the world, and who struggle to survive on this same Mother Earth.
Happy Mother’s Day to All!

Better (the) Lifestyle!

Lifestyle bettered!

Wake up reluctant
remote click turn on
sounds of an idiot box
modern term: Smart Box.
Eat from box
unbrushed and unruly of
breaking a fast,
Maybe even bath.
Dragging feet,
Cell ‘n’ games.
Getting ready for school,
Roll off bed
Shirt inside out,
Zipper open,
Backpack at home,
Shoes in bag,
Clothing rag.
Books in hand,
Eyes so sleepy-
Feet uncoordinated.
Creativity suggests laugh,
Let it happen
life is rough.
?Tablet solutions for all!
Pacifier screen in hand,
hyper-senses calming within.
Meals in haste-
emphasizing taste.
Chips and sweets
Updates and tweets.
Lifestyle Millennium!!!
Precious Life and health-
Victimized by convenience
Ease easy into habits;
socially rapid rabids.
Life’s pace is a mace
in our own face.
Better still,
is ignorance-
an unknown ill!
“I know it all” reeks
Confidence so Young
bent yet on the anvil.

Better the Lifestyle.

The 👑 King, 🐓-Less egg

I am Pleased to inform you
That Man has used his intelligence
To distinguish humans in evolution, hence.
Now is ready to relinquish the title mute,
Sliding down the list to extinguish its repute.

The distinguishing quality from other species, you ask?
To make an utter fool of our own species,
Faking Nature: flowers, art, emotions.
And now even food
The egg!

The reason, you ask?
The logic?
Or, ill~ of it.
Simply for,
making it count,
accumulating.
Counting
more numbers of
coloured paper,
with number on it,
made from pulp,
fiber, and
dye.

 

🤔Reference

http://www.theweek.in/authors.html?author=Sarath-Ramesh-Kuniyl