Jul 18 2012

A tribute to Rajesh Khanna, the Superstar

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Rajesh Khanna (1942-2012) , the first superstar of Bollywood lives on in our hearts. This is a small musical tribute from me to him. May his soul rest in peace.

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May 8 2012

Troll Comics: The Artist

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May 4 2012

Troll Comics: Clueless

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Mar 22 2012

Troll Comics: Meaning of ‘Pimp’

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Mar 20 2012

Troll Comics: I am so FAT!

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Mar 20 2012

Troll Comics: Hot look!

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Jan 1 2011

Roochster’s New Year Resolutions 2011

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1) To lose weight… atleast 10 kgs! (Yearly resolution, hopefully this time it should work!)

2) To earn more (Keeping in mind how things are getting so expensive and also the fact that I need to buy a lot of stuff for myself)

3) To learn more (Knowledge is always good even though experience is a good teacher.)

4) To stop biting my nails (It’s been a resolution since I knew what nails meant I think!)

5) To get better at photography (I’m damn good at portraits but I need to get better at Event photography)

6) To fall in love and get married (I hope my sapnon ka rajkumar finally comes this year!)

7) To stop taking people’s shit (Yeah, I get super emotional and then words don’t come out which makes me listen to more shit!)

8 ) To learn to cook (Important!)

9) To wear more girly clothes (Even though I’m a tomboy at heart)

10) To stop being selfish (I realize I’ve been very selfish this year and even hated myself because of it.)

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Nov 17 2010

Being Human

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As most of you already know, I am crazy about Salman Khan and I love him too much. I hope he knows that a fan called Ruchi Mehta atleast exists who loves him unconditionally since so many years!

Anyway, I’ve been following him on Twitter and one of his updates said that Being Human (Salman Khan Foundation) Tshirts were available at Cotton World so I just had to get myself one!

Salman, I love you!

P.S- Being Human tshirts are available at all the Cotton World stores. I got mine for only Rs. 480. Go grab yours! (No, I am not working for Being Human. I just love Salman Khan and I believe what he’s doing is awesome!)

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Aug 16 2010

The Hidden Village, Atgaon

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On India’s 63rd Independence Day, the Roly-poly Gang a.k.a , K, S, F & R (me) set out to explore “The Hidden Village” located at Atgaon in Maharashtra.  By the way this sad name (Roly-Poly Gang) was thought of by none other than Mr. K!

Being a Sunday, we were lucky enough to catch an empty train from C.S.T (earlier, and still known as V.T). Tony, the owner of The Hidden Village, instructed us to take a Kasara fast train and get off at Atgaon station from where a rickshaw driver called Sudham would come and pick us up. [People who are too cool for trains can go by car also!]

We were super duper excited about this trip, more so ‘cause it’s a very different place from any other we’ve been to! The moment we entered, there was this old stone which had “Hidden Village” engraved on it and trees all around. A little wooden bridge connected the entrance to the resort. The weather was awesome! It kept drizzling from time to time. We were greeted by a big black turkey that made funny sounds along with its follower turkeys. There was also a little lamb under a big hay basket. We couldn’t wait to start our day and were quite hungry so we jaldi se ate breakfast- anda bhurji, matki, roti and chai and headed to our room. Ashok was the guy in charge there.

Our cottage was sweet. 2 rooms with 2 double beds, 2 clean bathrooms, a tv and a refrigerator. Quite fancy for a place I thought was like a typical village. Each cottage had an open shower and a stone tub outside which I thought was quite cool!

On seeing the beauty around me, I quickly removed my camera from my bag and started clicking while K made sheesha for us. S as usual was posing away to glory. All 3 of them wanted to chill for some time while I wanted to explore the place and get pictures of the strangest creatures and other things with my camera. I was super restless! It was lunch time at 2 and I was hoping I’d get to eat some junk food, even though I knew we’d get only home type of food. They made gobi, chana, chicken, dal, roti, rice, chhaas & kheer. F and K enjoyed eating their chicken while S and I somehow tried to enjoy eating our veg food. It was quite spicy!

We were prepared to get into the water right after lunch, especially under the awesome waterfall! The feeling was great… being in the running river. There was also a small space where those Garra Rufas or Doctor Fish come and nibble on your feet… but the rainy season is not the best time for them so I couldn’t get my Fish Spa! F, S and K didn’t really care much about it…they were just chilling in the water. The waterfall was strong! It’s like getting a back massage or something. The water comes with so much force! Oh and something really funny happened. K and I saw ducks on the other end of the river and we started flapping our arms on the water like them. That must’ve scared the ducks ‘cause they came flying towards us and in turn scared the shit out of us!  Hahahah it was kinda funny now that I think about it! We were all running for our lives! As soon as that happened, we were out and headed back to our cottage. We didn’t spend much time in the river unfortunately. It was soon snacks time at 5ish and so they sent us Poha and Chai to our room and we happily ate!

After some more sheesha and feeling clean after a good bath, we headed to play some games. At the Hidden Village you’ll find a Games room which has Pool, T.T and Carrom. The good thing was that since it was Sunday evening, almost everyone had left. We had the entire Games room to ourselves! Good fun! We played T.T, Pool and Carrom after sooo long! The only sad part was that there was no fan there and it was very hot!

It wasn’t time for dinner yet so we headed back to our room, this time with the help of the resort people and their torches, since it was quite dark. S was fattoing already and thought it would be better if we sat in the room and ate; but we thought it was better to go back down and eat as there would be a lot of stuff for them to get to our room.

So we went down for dinner at about 8 30. For veg there was bhindi, cauliflower, dal, roti, rice; and for non-veg there was fish. I didn’t like the sabjis at all so I asked them if they could get dahi. Unfortunately the dahi was sour! We felt bad wasting it. The thing is that these people make the food with so much love and there’s always one person standing there to see if everything is ok, that you end up feeling really bad for wasting food.

But anyway, dinner was over and we proceeded to our room again. I slipped on the way because of my stupid slippers! By the time we reached it was only 9 30. We were wondering what to do for the rest of the night considering we didn’t really have any games or anything for time pass. We had sheesha, music and ourselves for conversations and that’s it. Of course, there were insects there too flying around and annoying us. Luckily we had Odomos to protect ourselves from the giant-sized mosquitoes. They gave us Odomos and Kachhua also.  F was already sleepy and went to sleep at 10! She came back an hour later though. The funny thing is that we thought we’d get bored and probably be asleep by 11 considering there was nothing to do really. But somehow we bonded and were up till 1 a.m talking! S and K told us about their love story which was very sweet! K also killed 2 big grasshoppers with his CAT shoes!

After getting good sleep at night, we woke up to leave. I didn’t want to, to be honest. I was loving the place. Oh and I also spotted a small snake crawling pretty close to where our cottage was… Scary! We quickly walked to the eating area and waited for the chai & biscuits to come but it was getting too late. We had a train at 8:40 and the next one at 10:25 and Fash had to get to work. So we had a few quick bites, paid up for the stay, food and thanked Ashok and the others and left in a hurry.

One thing I must say… The people working there took really good care of us. In fact, they were awake for us even at night and made sure we were happy with everything. Great service and great ambience! Ok the food was not my kind of food, but I guess it was just for a day so it’s fine. Next time I go there I’ll make sure someone or the other gets games or something for entertainment!

On reaching CST, S, K and I were hungry so we went to Radio Club for breakfast. Ate like bhukkads! Felt nice to be back to aamchi Mumbai but this one day trip was a much needed change. I will definitely want to go there again! 🙂

Psst!  Raj Parekh! Thanks to you I got to know about The Hidden Village. Awesome experience!

Website- www.hiddenvillage.in

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Jul 5 2010

Chocolate Treat- Raapchik Recipe

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Ok, let me tell you that I’m a foodie but I hate cooking! So, me making something out of choice is actually surprising for most people who know me. I make things that are super easy, and no sweat! Today I made this random dessert which I call Chocolate treat. This I made after my friend Komal told me her mom made Brownies with biscuits.Toh maine socha, chal I’ll also try making a raapchik dessert! My recipe is super easy!

Ingredients (Serves 4):

–          1 packet of Butter Biscuits/ Parle G Biscuits/ Nice Biscuits/ Oreo Cookies (10-12 biscuits)

–          1 tbspn Amul Butter

–          1 cup milk

–          Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup/ Nutella

How to make?

–          Crush the biscuits and turn them to powder in your mixer/grinder. Leave 1 for garnishing for later.

–          Take a bowl. Add 1 table spoon of butter, 1 cup milk, Hershy’s chocolate syrup (depends on how chocolaty you want it to be) and the powdered biscuits.

–          Heat it on the gas for a minute so that the butter settles down and it’s easier to mix.

–          Now put the bowl in your microwave/oven for about 4-5 minutes. Remove it only when you feel your chocolate treat is in a cake-like form and not liquid.

–          Once it feels a little hard, crush the biscuit you saved and make designs with your Hershey’s syrup/Nutella.

What it tastes like:

Hard on the outside and soft on the inside, Chocolate treat tastes best when it’s hot and can be had with Vanilla ice cream.

Responses from family:

Brother– This is the first time I’ve liked something you made!

Dad– Hmmm nice!

Mom– She had a fast and still took a bite and was impressed that I made it in the microwave by myself, willingly!

If you plan to try this, do let me know how yours tasted! 🙂

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