#FoodGyaan : INDIAN SWEETS

They say one must never stop learning. Whether you are five or fifty, new things must be learnt. There is no end to knowledge. There is also no scarcity of it. Life lessons are everywhere. In the movies you see, in the articles you read, in the conversations you have and in the experiences you gather. There is also a lot to be learnt from the food we eat (Yes ! You read that right !) This feature is dedicated to simple things we have learnt from Indian Sweets – Laddoos and Jalebis 🙂

  1. LADDOO

 

Laddoo

Laddoo, this tiny sphere of deliciousness can be made using a multitude of ingredients namely coconut, dates, fluor, dry fruits and even chocolate. Whatever the ingredients may be, one thing is common – each and every laddoo is a flavour bomb exploding in your mouth. This makes us wonder, how can so much goodness be packed into such a small delicacy ? It must be because good things come in small packages !

2. JALEBI

 

Jalebi

If you live in India or have ever visited the place, tasting a pipin hot Jalebi is inevitable. If you haven’t yet, stop reading this and go indulge in some right now ! Do it !

When someone is eating this oh so scrumptious sweet, they’re mostly feeling blissful and savouring each bite. But sometimes in the midst of it all its shape makes you wonder about the age-old adage – What goes around comes around. They say you reap what you sow, your actions come back to haunt you and if you work hard now, you will enjoy the fruits of your labour later. Other oft repeated sayings include – Do unto others as you would have others do unto you and also the slight more colourful – Karma is a b**ch.

 

READER FEATURE 

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GoT GYAAN – II

In continuation to GoT Gyaan.

  • “Fear cuts deeper than swords.”

            — Syrio Forel, A Game of Thrones

We are all phobic to something or the other that makes us miss out on fun and certainly deprives us of some excitement we could’ve had be it water sports due to aquaphobia or bungee jumping due to agoraphobia. But I must say a little encouragement and that spontaneous rush of courage when faced with a fearful situation is all that it takes to overcome it…really! The more you hesitate, the harder it becomes to do what you fear. Like Nike’s tagline –Just do it! To sum it all up, the only thing we should fear is fear itself! Need more gyaan particular to your fear? Leave a comment (without any fear).

**Spoilers**

  • “If there are rocks to starboard and a storm to port, a wise captain steers a third course”

              — Asha Greyjoy, A Feast for Crows

All of us have felt that we were squashed between a rock and a hard place at some point or other, with no escape in sight. At times like these, it is best to take a step back and look at your situation afresh. You might just find a way out. Don’t let yourself be victimised by any situation, take full charge! Remember, the situation is always in your hands. It’s up to you if you want to make it or break it! Don’t shy away from help though.

  • “Words are wind. They cannot hurt you. Let them wash over you.”

            — Brienne of Tarth, A Feast for Crows

Haven’t we all met people who criticise us or try to bring us down for no apparent reason than out of malice, perceived superiority or simple boredom? Yup, that’s society! Believe me, if you start listening, or worse believing everything people tell you, you’ll go crazy! Best hear it from one ear and take it out the other we say. But yes, do take constructive criticism from your mentors, family and close friends, because these are the people who actually care and whose opinion makes a difference in making you a better person! People bringing you down? Don’t stay down, leave a comment! Being a psychology student, I believe in not judging people but empathising with them.

  • “No man ever truly knows what he can do unless he dares to leap.”

            — Euron Greyjoy, A Feast for Crows

Many people are diffident with respect to new situations. It’s human. But you’ll never know what lies at the other side of the rainbow unless you go have a look, would you? Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You may not find a pot of gold every time, but it’ll make you braver and you won’t regret that you couldn’t even muster a teeny tiny bit of courage. Don’t agree with me? Post your counterviews below.

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