Crossing Borders...

"Panchi ,nadiya , pawan ke jhoke ,koi sarhad na inhe roke..Sarhad insano ke liye hain, socho tumne aur maine kya paya insan hoke"....by Javed Akhtar for a song in the film Refugee, 2000. ( What did you or I gain by being human when we cannot cross borders unlike the birds, winds or rivers who cannot be stopped....) A legend of oral traditions holds that Lahore, known in ancient times as Lavapuri (City of Lava in Sanskrit), was founded by Prince Lava, the son of Sita and Rama, the Hindu gods. To this day, Lahore Fort has a vacant temple dedicated to Lava (also pronounced Loh, hence Loh-awar or "The Fort of Loh"). Lahore Fort ...pre independance The oldest known description of Lahore was wri

An Apple a Day ....

I received a lovely basket of Bicoloured Apples as part of European Apple Day for a promotional campaign in the U.A.E .. I began to think what could I prepare with these lovely apples, of course after tasting some them myself. They were delicious and with each bite , crunchy and sweet, and each bite took me to my childhood… As a child, I did not like apples. My favorite fruit was bananas of which I would eat a dozen a day! My sister, Suparna, would love apples and could eat them at any time. She would especially love green apples ..as they were a bit sour . My aunt (Taiji) would prepare a special Apple Crumble for her . Apple crumble is of British origin. It became popular during the Ssecon

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