Thursday, August 28, 2014

Random musings 1

Evening in West Hartford:

It was a great day. Our team won two consecutive matches in the intra-company Cricket Tournament. I was happy and tired due to this physical activity after almost gap of 1 month. It was already noon when we finished playing. I came home and took a nap for some time. I woke up and I was not feeling refreshed. I was tired and empty inside. Suddenly I started feeling lonely. I decided to go for a walk to the Blue Back Square.

Small and neat town of West Hartford has a place called Blue Back Square. This is very lively place. You can find Movie Theatre, Live music, Library, fitness club, restaurants etc. It’s a never ending list. How can I forget to mention about its people. Friendliest neighborhood I ever lived in. Beautiful place beautiful people. When I reach Blue Back Square I realized there is new movie recently released “100 Foot Journey”. The plot has some Indian connection. It triggered my curiosity and I was in the theatre. It was a real treat for eyes and soul. What a beautiful story, great cinematography! It really refreshed me inside out. Lead roles delivered amazing performances. It was nice to see beautiful terrains of France.

Movie finished and when came out of the theatre and some young lady was singing a song “What a beautiful world!”. That was a moment. I am happy that I was present there to experience it.



Music – Daily Tonic:

Sometimes I feel bad that I discovered Madan Mohan’s music very late. Most of his songs are my favorite but I was not aware that he was the creator of those. From last 5 years, Madan Mohan has taken over my love for RD. There is one beautiful connection between Pune and Madan Mohan. Madan Mohan Used to attend Sawai Gandharv Mahostav in Pune regularly. He used to proudly say that this festival is sea of music flowers. I collect music petals from here and try to decorate my songs. Some of my favorites from Madan Mohan are –

Lag Jaa Gale

Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho

Kaise Kate Gi Zindagi -

Dil Dhoondta Hai – Orginal in Madan Mohan voice

Tere Liye, Hum hai jiye

Mutton Memories:

Finally the day has arrived. After lots of hype of “Mutton Paya Dish” from Zaika (www.desizaiqa.com) , yesterday I finally got a chance to have taste of this delicious dish. If you are in new England, you must taste this dish. Normally it takes three days to prepare this dish including marinating the meat. As mentioned in the 100 Foot Journey, food are memories. So true! Now this dish has joined my mutton memories. First one is mutton cooked by my mom, second one is Bengali style mutton prepared by Jayata and third is Mutton raan served in Kareem’s in Gudgaon, Noida, India.

-abhi




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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