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Risotto Gustoso

R,rice,risotto,prawn,food,tasty.heavenly,a-z,a2z, a2z challenge,pravs,praveen,throo da looking glass, through the looking glass, bangalore blog, praveenStarted with frying the garlic and a little Cayenne pepper mix in butter till it hits ur nose. Added the rice soaked in water(did not use any special rice for this)and stir till it loses the starch. Add water (two cups for every one cup rice) and keep it in sim. Meanwhile in the other stove I did the same with prawns (half cook it ) and added salt and chilly flakes at the end. Add the prawns to the risotto and let it cook to get the flavor of the prawns. Stir the risotto occasionally to avoid it sticking to the bottom of the vessel…  While serving sprinkle some parmesan, cheddar, oregano and mixed herbs and some fresh herbs as well. Chilly flakes is your choice. I like mine HOT.

The veggies may skip the prawns part and add other veggies. They just have to be fried with butter and garlic. I usually avoid potatoes to avoid the starch.  (I like eating them in other ways though)

Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge for R.  Also part of April UBC. For more memes click here

Quenching Thirst

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on a hot day
heaven on earth

Taken in the Vedamthangal Bird Sanctuary around 70 kms from Chennai….

Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge for P.  Linked to ABC Wednesday(N) for Night…. Also part of April UBC. For more memes click here

Deer O Dear

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Curiosity in its eyes
another new being
friend or foe?

Poaching has become such a common occurrence these day it’s sad to even think of them being killed for meat.

Taken in the jungles of Bandipur on the way to Ooty, this was a natural view from our vehicle and not a part of the safari.

Exif – 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 400

Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge for D.  Also part of April UBC. For more memes click here

What a squirrel taught me

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 forever hopeful
looking at life
with gleaming eyes

 Life is such a wonderful experience and so short. How and why is it that we, the most intelligent species on this planet (what we believe of course) lose that  gleam in the eye  that was filled with endless adventures and mysteries to be experienced and just let go of everything during the course of our life. Strange isn’t it?

I have always been attracted by squirrels for their boundless energy. Their zest  leaves me wondering if its not always food they are searching for but something eternal just beyond our grasp.

According to popular myths and legend the stripes of a squirrel is the result of Lord Ram (of Ramayana fame)caressing the squirrel after helping in his/her own way by dropping small stones when the bridge to Lanka was being constructed.

Linked to ABC Wednesday(G)with Great Moments………

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Preying Mantis

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Folded legs
Head bowed
preying or praying?

Part of ABC Wednesday (P). For links and more memes click here

EXIF details -

ExposureTime – 1/60 seconds, F/5.6, ISO – 400

Eyes of a killer

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killers eyes
melting its young - 
freeze its foes

Update – Taken at CSI Church, Ooty and this was one weird experience especially after looking at all the ancient gravestones :D

EXIF –   ISO – 100 1/25 f.5.6.   

I dedicate the words Kitty and Killer for ABC Wednesday(K).  For the link and more memes click here

 

A Moments Rest

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A moments rest
For the restless being
To keep fluttering again

Life maybe a constant run but then one needs to stop and appreciate all of it by really knowing the moments.Nothing is as truly alive as a butterfly fluttering from flower to flower.  Yet one needs to stop sometimes and smell the roses or in my case coffee, tea or booze :). Sometimes nature itself comes to a stand still. Even the Lord had to rest on the 7th day right.

After all this thought let me assure you , I follow this only when I work :D.

EXIF – Canon EOS 600D, f/5.6, 1/200 ISO – 400

Linked to Writetribe truly alive

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Day 7 – The Closing

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The last day arrives
The dance comes to an end
Many more to come

Taken in Bandipur Forest. Day 7 of The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013.  For more memes head to this page.

The festival of words comes to a close today. Even the Lord had to take rest on the 7th day ! I started the festival with a dance and today its “curtains down”. It was fun and it’s kept me blogging everyday. Lets see what comes now.

 

Day 6 – Nature – The Lone Tusker

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 Lonely and hungry
Roaming the gigantic woods
The giant walks free

We were very close to this guy and if he had chosen to chase us that would have been a different story altogether. I have heard lone tuskers are more dangerous than the ones in group.

Taken in Bandipur Forest. Day 6 of The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013.  For more memes  head to this page.

 

Day 5 – Nature – Stag in Bandipur Forest

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Standing in the grass
With a magnificent crown
The lord of his herd

Taken in Bandipur Forest. Day 5 of The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013.  For more memes  head to this page.