Life ReLived Week#01

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I’m excited to be underway with Life ReLived again.

As I begun to work up with this project, it was not much of a fun but soon I started enjoying it.. Playing with photos, write stuff and whatever you feel like to do..

 

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New beginning with #2012

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Sorry readers, was busy past few days with studies and other stuff,so didn’t get time to write something here.With the year #2011 ending down #2012 rising up, I guess everyone must have started planning about the forthcoming year.. Thinking about how you are gonna start your New Year, writing down your New Year Resolutions, dreaming about how will it be by the end of next year.Its same here.. I too have planned some resolutions, some dreams and somethings I want to achieve in the upcoming year.

It’s the time of year for reflections on what we’ve done and what we intend (though both take us out of the moment). I keep seeing references to bucket lists, which seem related to that reflection on doing and intending so I’ve been reflecting on such lists and wondering again whether I should have one and why I can’t seem to get too interested.

They usually seem to involve places that must be visited or hair-raising things to do like sky diving and snorkeling—or inventing the new sport of sky diving in snorkeling gear into the ocean –or seeing some long list of famous sites or countries, etc. And the idea is that you won’t end up feeling satisfied with your life if you haven’t completed your list. I think its better keeping it simple and make a to-do thing for the upcoming year.

My Bucket List for #2012

  • Enjoy each and every moment spent with family and friends.
  • Learn PROFESSIONAL COOKING.
  • Make new friends.
  • Learn speaking a new language.
  • Stop hating some exceptional people
  • Try to  lend a helping hand to the needful.
  • Reduce ‘student’ stress by squeezing Yoga into my day
  • BRING OUT THE BEST IN ME

“Life ReLived” my yearlong project

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Hello readers, I have been getting lots of e-mails and you all are wanting to know what Life ReLived actually is.. It is basically a more modern and more cleaner version of the old school scrapbooking. I have planned to make a digital as well as paper version of the scrapbook.

Through this project, I want to document my life through pics, mementos and many other things.. Its basically collection of moments from my life which I don’t want to forget which I am sharing in a simple yet meaningful way.

So how do I feel about this project and my approach after almost two months? The biggest thing I love about this coming album is that it really shows the progression of time. I am excited to see what it looks like at the end of the year. I am excited to start at the beginning and have in my hands a snapshot of 365 days in my life

I like that it is very low-pressure. If I don’t happen to take a photo on a particular day I am just grabbing a piece of paper collected from the mail, printed from online, etc., or substituting in a photo from the same time period (within two or three days is my limit).

In all, it’s a wonderful way to look back at the year and sparks so many great memories.

Simplest Recipe of all time: Choco Chip Cookie

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Crunchy,delicious  and yummy choco chip cookies.. Easy to make and can be made EVERYDAY. Its funt to make cookies but when chocolate is added to it, it takes the cookies to a whole new level. Perfect for any time breakfast (like I do)

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate chips: 3/4 cup
  • Refined flour (maida): 3/4 cup
  • Soda bicarbonate: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cocoa powder: 2 tablespoons
  • Butter,softene: 60 grams
  • Sugar: 15 teaspoons
  • Walnut kernels,coarsely chopped:1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Buttermilk: 1/2 cup

Method:

Preheat oven to 180˚C. Grease a baking tray. Sieve refined flour with baking soda, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add butter and mix lightly. Add sugar, walnuts, vanilla essence and half cup of chocolate chips and mix. Add buttermilk and mix into a batter of thick yet dropping consistency. Drop spoonsful of the batter onto the greased tray keeping sufficient distance between each. Place the remaining chocolate chips over each cookie. Bake in the preheated oven for about twenty minutes. Turn them onto a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight tin.

For those who want to decorate them, you can use chocolate ganache , drizzle it all around the cookies. Enjoy cooking

A friendship week..

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This post is dedicated to my most closest friend Saurabh Khandagale.

This week has started with thoughts and memories of friends.. So this week is dedicated to all my friends who are as important to me in life as chocolates are.. And this week having  my best friend’s birthday it adds a lot more to this week.

It’s only been three, almost four years since I met you, but it seems like its been a lifetime. I still remember the first time I met you, we didn’t even feel like talking to. I never really thought that I would get to know you so well, in the beginning I used to make fun of you behind your back and sometimes some really BAD pranks.

It has been so many months since we left school and now we are like going in different directions.

“Wherever you may be, I just wanted to let you know that you are amazing. I wanted to thank you for everything you have ever done for me. You have always been there when I needed you, and you were always by my side when times got rough. I want to thank you for trusting me, and listening to me when I needed you to. I wanted to let you know that everything you do means a lot to me even though it seems as if most of it is trivial and stupid. I wanted to thank you for letting me help you, even though I know that you really know how to do whatever it is that I help you with. ”

Dogs

The pet Saurabh loves the most..

Life ReLived: The beginning…

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In the past few months I had travelled a lot and had some great memories to cherish for lifetime.. But soon the memories were like forgotten. I love playing around with my photos which are not just some moments captured to remember but they are memories to be cherished. I felt that the happy moments which have past need to be some kind of organised and preserved..

 

I have been trying to figure out a simple strategy for myself relating to do a year long project where I am gonna document my life which i want to re-live.I’m focusing on my  daily life as a family. I’m looking at this project as a chance to tell small stories (the small stories that are essentially the big ones when you see them all together). I want to capture little details, conversations, memories.And the next year, 2012 being the last year of my school life I don’t want to forget any of the memories..
Photos & words & the stuff of life is what I am looking to collect and place inside this album.I am not stressing about taking a photo everyday.I am cool with, and looking forward to, adding in other pieces of life: notes, lists, mail,email, etc. Some weeks will be all photos and other weeks will be a mixture of the two.Think the thing that I am really appreciating about this project right now is that it feels laid back. It feels possible and fun.I am not trying to document every little thing. I am trying to capture the essence of the ways in which we live our lives from day to day. Our normal.

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Remembering The Moments

If you aren’t already playing along with similar kind of  project it’s never to late to begin. There’s no rule that says you need to begin in January.

Music is Life!!

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Through the years I have heard various artists,
but I think nothing can replace the melody a certain few
have created. Be it Queen or MJ to even R.D. Burman,
these phenomenal personalities have left their melodious
harmonies for us which no one can ever replace..

Michael Jackson : This man is the ultimate Music Legend in true sense. I would love to dance to his tunes. I remember even trying to imitate his famous moon walk at parties as a child. Be it Thriller or Billie Jean or even Black or White I could just go on and on about his music that I love. It’s very difficult to pick one through such variety and such harmonies that he has left behind for us . His death was a true loss for us all and I honestly would truly miss listening to his harmonies.

R.D Burman : Universally recognized as Pancham Da this musical maestro made an iconic name for himself through his musical talent. Be it romantic numbers like Yeh Sham Mastani or even Pyaar Diwana Hota Hain to even famous dance hits like Duneya Mein Logon Ko to even Dekha Na Haye Re his harmonies have been passed through generations and I still cannot get enough of it. According to me his music started an entire new genre for the Bollywood Industry as a whole.

Queen : This Rock Band made a phenomenal mark for themselves during the 70’s and 80’s . They had many hits to add to their credit but my favorites among all of their songs would have to be “I want to break Free” , “Crazy Little thing called Love” and even “Under Pressure”. The power in the voice and the music is undoubtedly the best I have ever heard.

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Through the years there have been many bands, many voices that have tried to connect to audiences through their musical talent, while I cannot deny that some have made a difference and are even on my playlist in loop, but nothing can beat the above voices that have certainly left a mark in my life!

Music …music is the true melody of life. When you are sad you listen to music, when you are happy you listen to music, when you are in love you express your feelings through music, when you have a heart break music makes you cry. Music is a phenomenal language, a language that universally connects to people’s hearts. To many people in many cultures, music is an important part of their way of life. Ancient Indian Philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Well, that being the definition of music, to me music is something that I can’t do without. It helps me emote in true sense, be it happy, sad or even excited for that matter music defines my very mood.