Thursday, January 24, 2008

Where the mind is without fear....

WHERE the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

On this occasion of Indian Republic day....when thoughts on freedom and patriotism are in the air .... it is this invocation , that passes my mind....these powerful words written by the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. These words of wisdom are beyond time and are relevant today as it was at its birth. It speaks of that heaven of freedom, which each of us can aspire to achieve... freedom from our own fears and low self esteem...


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Why not celebrate our republic day with a quick tricolored sandwich.....


What you need:


bread slices 4
grated carrot 1/2 cup
cream cheese spread
boiled potato 1 thinly sliced
coriander leaves a bunch
garlic 2 cloves
baby onions 2-3
green chilly 1-2
grated coconut 2tbsp
ginger shredded 1tsp
pepper 1 pinch
salt to taste
lime juice 1tsp

Method:

To make coriander chutney, grind together , coriander leaves, garlic ginger , green chillies , baby onions, grated coconut and enough salt.squeeze in the lime juice.

Discard the brown sides of the bread . spread coriander chutney on one slice. cover with the second slice of bread. On the top of the 2nd slice , spread cream cheese and arrange the sliced potatoes. sprinkle pepper. cover with yet another slice. now spread the grated carrots on the top of the third slice.sprinkle salt n pepper(optional). cover with the final slice and your tricolored sandwich in ready!




I submit this post to theme of the week-orange white green.

10 comments:

Asha said...

What a beautiful phrase to read, really makes you proud that he is one of us!:))

Lovely sandwich too. Have a fun weekend sweetie.

Bharathy said...

I second asha! :)..
Well written!!

Healthy sandwich!:)..

Keep posting!

Pooja said...

Hi nanditha,
Thats really yummy sandwitches... I love all form of sandwitch , and your is loaded with many stuffs... i can eat many in one sitting :P .
thanks for sharing dear. I am glad to read the whole article you have here.
btw, i got your email , thanks for reminder dear.

Nags said...

this is exactly what i had in mind :) good you did it :) Thanks for dropping by, Nanditha :)

Susan said...

A mind without fear is a very free mind, indeed.

Your pretty sandwich is so much healthier than the blueberry & strawberry cheesecake I will be making this July 4th. ; )

Best Wishes, Nanditha, on this important day!

Kalyan said...

This is really nice...you are surely having a way with your words & your recipes...I just don't know, which one to like more....yummy!

Cynthia said...

Happy Republic my dear. It is only just now that I realised that it's two blogs you have :) Love the creativity in the colours of your flag.

Dhivya said...

hey good idea.i am a new blogger plz do see my blog and encourage me

Maddy said...

as pradip would recall, that was our school prayer...i can still remember tehwords...

rv said...

Great looking sandwich:) good writing:)