January 05, 2014



She is the most important person in my life at present. Whatever I am today, rather whatever we are today, either individually or as a family is largely because of her and the innumerable sacrifices that she makes for us each day, some of which are not valued at times. My dearest mom turned a year older younger yesterday - 4th January and her birthday was a reason that called for a huge celebration. Like those feasts celebrated in the honor of deities and saints, I think it is a perfect occasion for us to be grateful to her for the countless things she has done for us. Moreover, it was a Saturday and the Chillar Party - yes that is what my mom calls us (Da, Bhabi & me) was at home. Most of the day was spent chatting. Bhabi who has been spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately, made Vegetable Pulav and Tomato Raita for lunch. Though it sounds and even looks pretty simple, it was superb. In the evening, we had a photo session... you see my mom just loves being clicked. 

Later all of us, headed to Indira Nagar to have dinner at Punjabi Rasoi which as the same suggests is a North Indian restaurant near the BDA complex. As Da picked up dad on the bike, the rest of us took an auto. Much cheaper compared to other hotels in the vicinity, we used to regularly visit this place in 2012 when Da and Bhabi were staying away from us. While the ambiance may not be the best, the food served here, including their home made pickle is fantastic. The dim lighting meant that I could not click many snaps; however the tasty food more than made up for the disappointment. We ordered Chicken Chaat and Tomato Chicken for starters. While the former has for long, been my favorite, I must say that I enjoyed the latter more. The tender chicken cooked in spicy, delicious gravy stole the show. For the main course, we gorged on Patiala Chicken and Chicken Lababdar with Naan. Meanwhile, the ladies had Panner Tikka and Vegetable Kofta.

Earlier in the day, Da and Bhabi had got cupcakes from Cupcake Noggins; we generally cut cake on our birthdays since we have shifted to Bangalore followed by dinner which is ordered from some nearby restaurant. However, going together to Punjabi Rasoi was a welcome change. We reached home by 9:45 pm at night with Pappa accompanying me and mummy in the rickshaw. We had a small cake cutting ceremony with the birthday girl... yes GIRL doing the honors. We ended the day watching Comedy Nights with Kapil.