Friday, June 15, 2007

Enjoying the Mango Season with Alphonso Mangoes...

Mango is the king of fruits and Alphonso (a) Hapus is the best type of mango. Anyone tasting these delicious mangoes will vouch for that.Alphonso mangoes are bred in Maharashtra and are world famous. I love the saffron (kesari) colour and the unique smell of these mangoes which seem to invite a person to eat them. Perhaps thats why I eat only Hapus mangoes and not any other variety. I am often teased at for this, but my loyalty towards hapus mangoes is still going on strong. The lazy person that I am, I prefer to simply cut the mango and eat the slices. But, if someone takes the time to make aamras (mango pulp), then I will be the first to attack it. A combination of rotis/puris with aamras is excellent.For the past few years I missed out on eating Alphonso mangoes due to non-availability in the south, but now all supermarkets down south are stocking this variety thanks to hot competition amongst them. So, this summer was spent eating delicious hapus mangoes and going back down memory lane. Ok folks, see you all in the next post,the mangoes in the fridge are waiting to be attacked by me.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Supermarkets and Queues

I visited a Supermarket for shopping for the regular quota of fruits and vegetables. Since I visited the place at off-peak time,thankfully, there were few people around.There was one lady standing ahead of me at the bill counter,so obviously my turn was next. Suddenly from nowhere, a plump middle aged man who seemed to be well off barged in. I noticed it but kept quiet thinking maybe he is not aware of the queue. He also looked at me but did not stand behind me in the queue. Instead,after the lady's turn was over, this man pushed himself and gave his basket to the billing guy. I told him very courteously (though i did not want to sound courteous at all )"Sir, I am the next in queue. Please follow the queue". Immediately he frowned and then went off.

Generally, when we break even small rules, we are advised to behave with sense and not like illiterate people. But what to do if a literate and middle aged person does such acts? This has become a common sight everywhere nowadays. If an educated person behaves this way, why should we always say illiterate people do not follow rules? Agreed its a small matter, but definitely not one to be ignored.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A big Hello

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. I hope to write posts regularly about the daily happenings in my life. Thanks for stopping by and please do visit often.