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Monday, 18 January 2021
If you thought doctors working in hospitals during Covid are brave men, read about the fishermen of Kerela.
The year was August 2018. The worst floods hit Kerela and the fishermen risked their lives to save people of Kerela. This book is a tribute to those fishermen
The first is the case of Annama. She had 38-year-old physically challenged son, 71-year-old husband who was a diabetic and 96-year-old mother in law. Her house was not only full of water but due to the rains water still flooded their house. Her son,mother in law and husband were all washed away since they were too weak to hold on to something. Fishermen rescued her. But she did not want to leave the dead bodies behind.
Three dead bodies were removed that day. The water according to Annamma was chilling cold. There were a lot of furniture which was wiped away. Despite being hurt fisherman removed the bodies. The boats and the fisherman were from Alappuzha. Annamma still has no answer to a question: Why did these fishermen risk their lives?
Another story is about Saju. His father was unwell but as soon as he heard about the tragedy he decided to help in the rescue. About 18 boats were arranged. Men from costal areas always carried a plastic bag which had toothbrush soap and change of clothes. This they kept in case they were stranded during a flood,. But Sanju had no such thing.
In many areas, the rescuers could not understand which is a road and which is a river. There were over six feet of running water. There was an aged man with an oxygen cylinder. They had to transport him also with the cylinder into the boat in a vertical position. They managed it despite the boat shaking so much.
As you can see the stories show the courage of the fisherman. Writing is simple . This is a non-fiction book costing 299 rs.
Sunday, 10 January 2021
Sanjeev Kapoor was born in Ambala and he has a Diploma in hotel management. Before I get to the book there are lesser-known facts about Sanjeev.
Indian cooking is best done over a slow flame. I would agree with that having done cooking.
He also plays the drums. Vikas Khanna also a chef has jamming sessions with him.
Padma Sri award was conferred on him. Would you believe if I told you he almost took up architecture and planning? Good thing he did not.
The only time Sanjeev cooks is when there are guests. Then also he does not cook the same dish twice.
The book is available only in hardcover. At the outset, the measurements of the various ingredients are given.
It is divided into six parts. The first is snacks starters and soups. The dahi shorba is just mouth-watering to read. Imagine how tasty they will be on your tongue.Then there is the Pistewala murg. This is in pistachio curry. If you are sea food foodie there are lobsters and crab recipes. The prawns used are shelled. So one has to look for shelled prawns.
The chicken recipes follow next. Some of the recipes have has cinnamon green cardamons and cloves. Mustard seeds and coriander powder is also put in it.
The 4th and 5th section is mutton and vegetable section. Next comes the accompaniments section. In case you like pickle, they are in this section. The mango pickle has fenugreek in it. There is also the spicy mango pickle. This pickle will last for one year if kept well.
If you have a sweet tooth the last section has sweet recipes. Does strawberry phirni sound ? Mysore Pak is an Indian delicacy . This recipe is given here.
For non-Indians the names of Hindi ingredients are given in English. The price is Rs 270.
Overall the recipes are easy to understand.
Friday, 8 January 2021
Sunday, 3 January 2021
This is Bosh first novel. We all know the life of NBA players. But what about the lives of their loved
The book starts with a drug bust by a S.W.A.T. It looked straight out of a movie.
Bosh is wrongly accused. The theme of the book seems to be injustice done to Boch.Injustice to her by the legal system. Being jailed without an arrest warrant is a crime. Bosh tells this to the judge.
Bosh did a lot for her son Chris. Using her money to get Chris into the NBA. But Chris threw her out of the house. In a way, Bosh must have felt betrayed.
A lot of Bosh life in college, meeting husband. If you don't enjoy basketball you can skip some pages.
Old photos are given. Poerty is also given which is awesome.
My take on this is that the writing is simple. Story is about struggle of a mother. The emotions of the mother is written wonderfully.
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