Motion sickness is a kind of nausea which happens while travelling in a vehicle or a plane. It is very common to be seen in your kids. It is very to similar to the feeling you experience in a roller coaster and in other similar amusement park rides. It arises when the brain receives visual messages that don’t match with the ones picked up by the body’s motion and balance sensors. Motion sickness progresses from a feeling of uneasiness to sweating and/or dizziness. This is usually quickly followed by nausea and/or vomiting.
Parenting is challenging as well as very rewarding. It changes your meaning of happiness, overnight. If your infant is fed and slept well, that’s happiness. When your toddler starts walking, talking and becoming little independent, that’s happiness. Getting a little window of having a date with your partner seems like a big dream after becoming parents, but after having it for real feels like a big achievement. Well that’s my current level of parenting (I have 2 kids under 3) so still I can’t explain the rest. I think I still have to figure it out in my future life.
But I have witnessed my father’s parenting and on this occasion of Father’s Day I want to dedicate this post to him. He is a strict father still but is also very emotional at times. I remember that me and my brother both were very scared of him. We use to ignore most of the instructions given by my mother and took her lightly but when it came to my father, we never questioned his orders. I think that’s the story of most of the families of our generation.
Father and kids relationship is definitely less of pampering and more of discipline. But does that mean we don’t love each other ? Ofcourse we do a lot and there are few memories of my life which clearly reflects it.
I remember my father was never ever tired of holding us up in his arms while watching Dussera chowkies ( car rally showcasing dramatic eventful life of God) or in local fairs.
He was the one who took us to any new circus or exhibitions coming to our city.
My father use to make us sit in our ‘aangan’ (backyard) for studies. Perfect example of studying under moon light.
Whenever we use to tell him that we need something to drink during outdoor (secretly hoping for some aerated drink) he consistently offered us juice rather than soft drinks, which shows careful selection of healthy drinks and his love for our good health.
He was always so full of energy in organizing our birthdays.
He was the one who didn’t question my will to switch to a new engineering college even after paying full year fee to another institution which was ofcourse, non-refundable fee.
He was the first one who supported my interregional marriage with open heart.
When I had my twins and needed help, he immediately visited us without thinking twice about his health (cardiac) problems.
Not only he did hold me up all the years but also he does same for my kids too. Dia-Diyaan are very fond of their ‘nanu’ (grand father).
He is still taking care of all my Indian financial front with full enthusiasm and giving me support as family.
These are very few memories of our relationship down the lane but it definitely shaped my life. It’s good to have your parents around you as a constant support. I am grateful to my father for providing us the best opportunities and teaching us to become financially independent. I am married to a nice guy but standing before him being financially independent makes me feel more confident. I wish my dad a Very Very Happy Father’s Day.
With summer fast approaching, I really wanted to share one of my favorite beverage for cooling down. Somehow I have always been a big fan of mango and banana. Putting them together to make a healthy smoothy just sounds perfect. This smoothie is a great blend of taste and health. Easy, delicious, refreshing and almost fat-free. I happened to have a supply of bananas and a mango in my kitchen so I thought of turning them into delicious smoothie. Must try for summer.
1 cup cubed peeled ripe mango
3/4 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 medium)
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix mango and banana with some warm milk in a blender. After it turn into smooth paste add milk, honey and vanilla extract to it and mix it again in blender. Put few ice cubes if you want a real cold drink. Process until smooth.
Semolina aloo tikki is one of the most popular street foods of India loved by old ages. This is very popular with road side vendors in north India, the aroma of the hot tikkis are too deviating. This simple and easy recipe uses deep fry technique to get crispy outer layer that covers soft and spicy inner crust of potatoes and spices. Share a joyous moment with your family, with plates of semolina aloo tikki and hot masala chai.
Quantity – 6 pieces
Boiled potatoes – 3 medium size
Cornflour (white) -1 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp
Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
Amchur powder – 1/2 tsp
Green chilli 1 or 2 as per requirement.
Coriander leaves finely chopped 1-2-3 tbsp
Bread crumbs as needed
Oil for deep-frying
In a bowl mix together boiled potatoes, cornflour, green chilli, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, amchur powder, roasted cumin powder and salt. Keep kneading the mixture so it doesn’t have any potato lumps. Divide the mixture equally and make round patty or tikki. Cover the patty with breadcrumbs. Take a deep fry pan and fry it both sides of the tikki by drizzling oil around the patties. Cook until both sides turn golden brown. Fry one patty at a time for better result. Serve hot with tomato sauce.