The Peri Peri magic – Nando’s , Nehru Place

The peri peri sauce and it’s magical flavour is the soul of this place … Easy to locate in Epicuria , situated right opposite to Dhaba by cladridge ..
They have ample of choice in term of Non veg food and alchoholic​ beverages .. Veg option are limited but you can find the right thing to order ..Even they have kept a Kid’s special burger .

First glance at menu make you think , ” oh they are expensive “, but when they inform that with meal you can take unlimited soft drinks /frozen yogurt /peri peri sauce from a self serving counter . You feel just the opposite -” Dude , it’s a jackpot deal ” .
So we tried garlic bread (which was a bun ) , Veg platter with rice and exotic veggie and pasta . Serving size was cool and prep time was 10-12 min . During which you can sip coke /sprite /Fanta as much as you can .

Taste was ok considering veg dishes , as the place USP is chicken .. Icing on cake was they provided colors and drawing sheet to my kid . He got totally engaged in it and we parallely enjoyed our meal after long .

Overall : One time must visit for veggie’s to try this concept and non-veggie seems to be a regular repeat customers .


Cost for 2: INR 800
Table reservations : Must on weekends during dinner time .
Kid’s Menu : Burger specially for them .
Service : Quick and very appreciative
Theme : South African music and ambaince is prominent
Parking : In Nehru place metro station ample is available .
PS: Ask for your royalty card and you will get Free Burger /Chicken on every 3rd visit on bill above 300 INR .

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Fighter always wins !! Paralympics 2016

{This post is dedicated to the 19-member  contingent which represented India in Paralympics 2016  in Rio , Brazil .}download-1

In a country where normal athlete find it difficult to qualify for Olympic games due to infinite reasons related to our country’s  infrastructure , political and bureaucratic hurdles . These  special 19 have shown will power of Iron , to overcome situations on & off field and made it to participate in topmost games .

Among these , Luck + Dedication brought home 4 medal winners namely  Mariyappan Thangavelu (men’s T42 high jump) & Devendra Jhajharia (men’s F46 javelin throw) who  won gold  , while Deepa Malik (women’s F53 shot put) and Varun Singh Bhati (men’s T42 high jump) had bagged a silver and bronze respectively.

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Hats off to all the participants of these games and all other ” specially abled ”  Athletes who overcome natural/ Man Made tragedy in their respective life to rise and shine setting example for billions like us .

Because we know –  God Only Helps Those Who Help Themselves .

So, keep going TEAM INDIA ..We all are proud of you and will support forever  🙂

This  beautiful dedication  of Javed Akhtar Sahib seems a match to salute their courage and sung their story well :

” Zidagi Hai To Khwab Hain,download
Khwab Hai To Manzilain Hain,

Manzilain Hai To Faasle Hain,
Faasle Hai To Raaste Hain,
Raaste Hai To Mushkilain Hain,
Mushkilain Hain To Hausla Hain,

Hausla Hai To Vishwas Hai,

Kyonki Fighter Hamesha Jeet-ta Hai.”

 

{ Rough English Translation } –

When there is Life , it bound to have some Dreams  

When there are Dreams , there are Destinations ( Goals )  

When there are Destinations  , then there are distances 

For those distances , there are roads 

If there are roads , they bound to have difficulties

For those difficulties , they have courage

And with this courage , comes the confidence

That no matter what happens , a true fighter always wins !!  

 

THE OTHER LIFE – Changing Destiny

Was it a dream come true or nightmare about to begin. May be CATCH 22 is the perfect phrase to define her state now.
Its 4:15 pm and in next 6 minute after 11 km she have to take a right turn on MG road and just in front of next traffic camera have to be performed the biggest act of her life . She was trying to keep the car at 45 Kmph speed as asked in the E- mail. But her mind and heart was running faster than speed of light. Every Blink of eye was taking her back to her meeting with IG of RAW held 5 days before, exactly when she turned 32.

 
It was her day of duty , yes in her career of 8 years with police force , it was her probably 8th leave which was forced upon by her Ex- Military dad , 2 Super charged kids and AMIT her better better half . They decided to go out for picnic without any RED SIREN chasing them. Anaya, the youngest IPS Officer appointed at age of 24 was an ideal for hundreds of citizens. She was known for managing her job and personal life well.

IG of RAW ( Research Intelligence Unit )with Secretary of Defense was waiting for her. She has last meet them 2 years back when they handed over POLICE medal on republic day celebration. So an urgent meeting with them was strange as they were not at all related to Police dept . She was asked to sit and watch the ppt which in next 32 slides covered what “Al burk ‘is all about and how their financial money laundering is funding terror across world and why they need to be stopped now .Then comes part on why she was chosen to be joined the gang and be govt. informer and inflate the group right from the roots . But the toughest part was she has to forgo all her past connection and life to erase her police background and record and provide her with new identity , background and a modified face so she is never traced back . RAW clearly has been observing her heroics and work for past 3 year and has specifically shortlisted her . The energy , motivation , power , honor and intelligence she has shown in her role as IPS has grabbed many eyeballs over the year . She is among top 20 cops in India and Every IG wanted her to be part of their team .But this opportunity was larger than life . RAW deciding to bring a complete outsider for this mission was a strategic move . They planned to do plastic surgery to change her face , train her for over 8 months before introducing into Al bak group .But for complete discretion , she has to start afresh with no strings attached to her past . The mission can last anywhere from 4- 10 years without any surety on how and when this will end .
On the request itself she stuck awful ..Clear out identity?? How’s its possible?? She has a family.. with Tina and jay her world , with Amit the perfect husband , PAPA and so many people who live and breathe for her .Although she is patriot , but she believe in border-less world and really felt that only politicians pull up these borders to bind people and raise conflict and install fear among people and encash on opportunity for lifetime . But beyond this she strongly felt for humanity and knew her action could help contain millions of life . But how can she decide?? Because deep inside she knew she is a team member but no leader . She always run away from taking decision. From deciding to which place to party to color of walls of her house to choosing IPS over IFS . She always has fear of taking wrong decision and regretting for life and fortunately firstly her parents , then AMIT and in office her mentor Dr. Palash has been making choices for her . Even on field , being a DCP she has to take multiple decision on site , but it was always a dark area for her . AND NOW she cannot exchange this weirdest idea or even mention to any of her guide and yet have to make a move which will make her past life go away in few moments .

For 2 days , she tried her best to put happy face ON to her family but inside it was a volcano waiting to erupt . She was completely blank . HOW her husband will live without her who is addicted to sharing BED tea  ? How every  parents teacher meeting was incomplete  without her going with Jay? Who is going to prepare Tina for her party and take her on shopping? Will her father survive this shock of getting separated from her , as she is the only purpose of their life to live on? While her head was knocking around to say NO and move ON but her heart wanted to be part of bigger purpose. Since childhood, she used to get excited hearing stories of freedom fighters and wanted to do something on-line of 007. This was an opportunity which she was living all along; she wanted to be part of larger good. She wanted to do more than writing reports and saluting politicians and catching thief. She wanted to be “HERSELF “.
She lost her sleep and was changing sides entire night running in her mind all the possible scenario but all roads lead to dead-end . She has been called for re-meeting 2 days after and the people behind desk wanted answer. Answer which will be like pressing   FORMAT setting on your phone  and everything is restored to factory setting ; completely blank. The Call of DUTY finally superseded all doubts and she said YES. The Moment which may be she will regret for her entire life but may be help save few hundreds of TINA and JAY.

26th as date was finalized for final show as she was asked to wait for an Email on that date at 6:30 AM. On the day, she got an email which was designed to kill itself within 15 minutes. Email contained how she is going to perform the last part of her current life and how transition will happen. It says –
“Call up office and take leave on medical grounds. Perform you daily household duties as usual. Today at 3:30 PM you will start in your usual office car carrying nothing but your wallet with few ID cards . Drive at a constant speed of approx 45 Kmpl so most of the traffic cam captures car & you. At 14 km ahead stop at petrol pump and buy anything from 24*7 store and pay by card. And then continue to drive and take a right on MG road and just before the red light , make a quick stop near juice counter which is a blind spot for camera and get out of car and put on your “ hijab “ and someone will take you along to a car and deport to training facility . Car and rest will be taken care by us. Do not share this mail or any other details with anyone in your personal or professional contact. In case of any emergency, Speed dial 1 from phone provided by us and mention “ Vikara “ .
After 72 hours of un-decisiveness , the plan was now very clear and she now felt the calling of sleep which she was avoiding so long . So she set alarm for 7:30 am and put her arms over AMIT  to feel the warmth of his body for may be last time in this lifetime. But AMIT switched off the alaram and let her Anaya continue her sleep beyond 7:30 . He left a note saying kids gone to school , he is going office and of course he love her  .

It was the first thought that came to her as she woke up. He was gone. and soon his bedroom , the house in whose eastern corner it sat , and the tiny garden outside with its gnarled old red hibiscus and the half grown mango tree they had planted together , all those would be gone as well . it was the strangest feeling ever . and the feeling raising goosebumps will she wished clock to slow down or even shut down before hitting 4:30 . But things went on and so does she as per plan decided on Email .

And getting back to present she took the turn and at juice counter she was replaced by a totally burned Dead body and the car moved along hitting the Gasoline Truck standing ideal at side of road and BOOM. Explosion happened as planned . For her , It took 2 hours to reach the Training facility at RAW where Plastic surgeons were on standby to operate ASAP. But she asked for 2 minutes and switched on to evening NEWS. Her Car, the explosion, her artifact in-car, her professional life moments, her personal life moments , her relatives and were all over the news. As per Fire Dept and Police it looks like a leaked CNG kit which exploded and burnt the car and the truck with the passenger beyond recognition. That’s how RAW planned it all the way. But she was searching for her family in the news footage but unable to find them on any channel . She so desperately wanted to ensure that her family don’t broke down and take this incident easily. She knew Amit and PAPA always stand up and handle situations . They will surely take it as GOD’s will and makes kids understand the same .How badly she wanted to say good-bye to her husband today when he went for the office , how eagerly she wanted to hug kids tightly like there was not tomorrow . But she was strictly asked to behave as she does on normal day . BUT NOW , So she requested to make a last phone call . She asked the Lady office with her to call her husband number , put phone on speaker and pretend to be news journalist trying to gather their reaction.

“ Hello , Sir this Manjula from Times Now “
Voice of Loud Crying coming from the background
“Sir , I have just one question to ask . Please sir, just one “
Only background Voice of falling emotions and people sobering can be heard. She was able to identify the one of her kids. She is the mother; she can sense her kids especially when they are in pain for millions of km away.
“Sir, How do you wish to remember your wife DCP Anaya “
And phone went silent; She jumped to check if it has got disconnected. But in a moment, She heard a sobering Male Voice of her father saying “ AMIT , Even I can’t put a brave face in front of kids ” .. ”  I am feeling there is cloud of emotions about to burst inside me . This can’t be our destiny ”  .and the line went dead .

“ Is I am going to regret this decision for life ??? “ is the question which going to hunt her for no one knows how long … But there is no going back , as she is already inside the OT gearing up for all new undefined  identity .

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All roads , No destination !

Yes !!! Every blog must start with  ” About the Author” Post .

I also planned to do so but if explaining about oneself in words was so easy , why in this world have people had wrote millions of ” Express Yourself ” , ” Way to communicate ” type books . So rather than talking about me , let’s talk what this blog will be covering as we say in business terms ” $ Straight to the point $” .. As name implies , it’s just going to have my view biased or unbiased , as i see the world and its subject matter through my 2 god gifted eyes and 2 optician gifted one (Spectacles) .

It can vary from wild of the imaginative fantasy to deep-rooted superstitions taboo . But few keywords which are going to appear again and again are FOOD , Travel and Solar ; The things which occupy 90 % ..or at least 60% of 24 hrs of my day ( Yes , they keep flashing in my dreams too ) .

So get ready for a roller coaster ride and read  each post on your own risk becaz the subject and theme can vary widely based on mood swing as it’s not a book to follow sequence or Chapterisation ,  but a blog whose title reflect it’s going to be ” MY SIDE , MY VIEW ” ..

In short it’s a boat without any sail just flowing with the tide with no destination to reach but to enjoy the waves and view’s …

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