Wednesday, 15 August 2007

A tryst with Destiny

The world 's largest democracy is celebrating its 60th birthday today quoting from our first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru; "long years ago India made a tryst with destiny" It was a long hard struggle against our colonial rulers, the British and on August 15, 1947, "at the stroke of the midnight hour, India awoke to freedom"
Here are a few pictures of my land. Which is rather doing injustice to it because India is so vast, myriad and multicultural and multifaceted that its difficult to capture it in any form.

Kanyakumari, the southern most tip of India

Left- a beach in Kerala

Right-The Mysore Palace

Left -Charminar of Hyderabad

Right - Gateway of India in Mumbai (Bombay)

Scenes from Rajasthan, a palace and a folk dancer

Above are pictures from Kashmir

There is so much more to my country.
Today is a day of national celebration. There are parades and festivities everywhere. If I had the skill I would have posted some utube videos.

Its been raining since 2 days so its cool. I am gong to cook chole which is a chickpea stew with onions, garlic, tomatoes and spices, and paneer parathas (never tried them before) and in the evening I could get take away dosas (rice/lentil pancakes with veggies and stew) or just make omelets depending on the weather.
PS; The paneer parathas turned out great. Shared with pastor Shay who turned up for a visit. Later on Sunila (his wife) brought us a dish of chicken biriyani (aromatic rice with spicey chicken) I 'm saving that for dinner. Wish all of you friends from blogland could come along too.
Maybe we should all get together for an International Blogland Potluck.

2 Fertilize my soul:

Becky Wolfe said...

Wow - a truly beautiful place. Thanks for sharing all those photos so those of us from 'across the big pond' can have a look into your world. And I always love when you discuss foods. I imagined trying to do it here but it just doesn't have the same ring as all your exotic foods.

Vittal said...

Happy Independence Day!

It’s soooo unfair that you talk about paneer parathas, chole , Dosas and leave us drooling here! Thank God – You were kind enough NOT to show the pictures this time! :)