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Early Childhood pampered by our parents

This is the time we don't understand the value of money and more often than not, we are also pampered by our parents and relatives.

Education - Key to success

We continue to live on our parents efforts but build a foundation for our career. Education and Graduation dependent on individuals interest and affordability.

We have started earning after graduation!!

Well, we are less dependent on our parents, now that we have started earning. Starting a family and Pampering our children is part of this phase.

Older we are, Wiser we get

We get older, children start schooling.Time to think about loan payments, savings for retirement, we earn, spend on necessities and we save the rest.

Finally the day has arrived and start enjoying retirement

Retirement reduces our needs but not expenses. The extras that we saved supplement the social security and pension and keep us flying till the END!!.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Delhi - Design, Drive and Connect

Delhi has been through thick and thin and has all along been the eye of the subcontinent. It has been invaded, conquered and ruled by Moghuls for a long time. The city has adapted to various designs by different rulers at different times. New Delhi is a well designed city with wide roads and good bus and cab services. Delhi has two ring roads, the inner and outer ring roads. Delhi is served by 4 National Highways. To combat pollution, Delhi has designed most of its public transportation to run on CNG gas. Delhi and its suburbs are designed to grow; grow while at the same time ensuring the people live a comfortable life. Delhi's suburbs include Noida, Gurgoan (Financial Hub). Highway 8 connects the nation's capital Delhi with the India's financial capital and Gateway of India, Mumbai while Highway 2 connects Delhi with Kolkata.

Being the capital city, its people are driven by Patriotism. Students are carried away by the interest to become IAS and IPS officers. Young entrepreneurs are driven by the interest to make their dreams and vision come true. What more does a nation need than their citizens wanting to create jobs and opportunities for themselves and others? Delhi's wide roads make it a pleasure to drive. My Indica takes me everywhere in Delhi. It is a reliable, easy to manoeuvre compact car.  Public Transportation is provided by Delhi Transport Corporation (Buses) and more recently the Delhi Metro (Rapid Transit System) and the ring railway. Delhi Metro opened in 2002 and is being modernized. Indian Railway train services connect Delhi with other cities in India.

The city has managed to preserve the ancient architecture. Delhi connects with all major cities in India by Rail, Road and Air. Its international airport connects Delhi with all major cities across the world. It is a diverse city with people from various religions, beliefs. All major festivals are celebrated in the city like Deepavalli, Christmas, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi etc. It is no wonder Delhi represents India. It has hundreds of restaurants catering to the needs of the people in the city. Food served in these restaurants is not limited to various Indian food like South Indian, Gujarati, Bengali, Mughlai and North Indian tastes but also serves Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Italian and other international cuisines.

 Just like Delhi, Tata Motors is #madeofgreat. Tata Motors produces most economical passenger vehicle as well as highly sophisticated vehicles like Jaguar and Landrover as well as small and large commercial vehicles like Buses and Trucks. Though Tata Motors paid more for their acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover and that too just before a major recession, they held their nerve and made it a great asset which now produces good profits for the company. That's what makes it #madeofgreat.

Note: This blog is written for Tata Motors.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sago Payasam (Kheer)

Sago Payasam is one of the ancient south Indian Kheer variety. I wanted to try a modified version of my favorite with a sugar free instead of sugar.

This is what I tried (I went back to my trusted recipe book for a starting point):

Sago - 2 to 3 tbl spoons
Sugar Free Natura - 6 tbl spoons
Milk - small cup
Cardamom - 2
Cashewnut - 4 to 8
Raisins - 8
Kesari powder - pinch (optional)

In 2 tbl spoons of Ghee, fry the sago to a reddish brown. Add about 100 ml of water and stir at once to prevent lumping. When Sago is cooked well, add Sugarfree natura. Mix well and let sugarfree dissolve. Remove from fire, add powdered cardomam and kesari powder. Saffrons can be added as flavouring to milk and mix well with Payasam. Fry the cashewnuts and raisins in a tablespoon of ghee and add. If available, milk can be used in place of water for boiling sago.

There you go. I couldn't believe that the Kheer will be so tasty.

Note: This post is written for Sugar Free Dessert Challenge.