Thursday

Has it sunk in and MBP

The minute you switch on the television..there is all this talk about conserving energy..water..basically all natural resources. There are shows talking about 'green earth'..recycling....using a bike to hit nearby spots....organic living...and so much...but my question is does this really sink in with the masses?? From my observation....there are basically 2 sorts of people...one type is the person who is proactive..makes it a point to learn something new..when given an information...makes changes..for this person..conservation comes to a certain level naturally...unfortunately i do not find too many of these people in my vicinity. Then there are people who are basically oblivious to the wastage. You may might as well die screaming about conserving energy...using solar lights..wastage of water..but these morons..take the high road. i guess... so short-sighted in their view..their point is ..i have it right now..so i will do as i please...i guess only when they open their pipes and no freakin water flows thru will they get the point.

Why am i so mad..well...this has been building up in me for a few years and i just felt like writing. I live in a neighbourhood..where 80% of the nut-jobs insist on turning on their porch lights on all night!! What a waste..seriously..and nope!..it is not solar lights...and then many insist on watering their lawns everyday!! Why can't you alternate the days...and honestly...in my opinion..grass is over-rated. Yes..it is nice and green...but it is boring..blah!..no character....all the homes are rows and rows of grass...and people spending gallons of water on them...and also valuable gas on mowing the lawn. People may think i have a case of sour-grapes esp. about the lawn...but i think having a small patch in the front might be ok...but to have a backyard full of grass is just a waste of land and resources. Why not grow veggies..or if that is a royal pain...go ahead and lay a nice tennis court or do something fun on it...why is there so much of grass!!

This months Nupur who blogs at the famous One Hot Stove is hosting the MBP and her theme is less is more which was started by Coffee who blogs at Spicecafe . What a lovely concept Nupur...and i am waiting for the round-up to bookmark all the entries to try em out.

My inspiration is from Kajal's website . I really like her detailed pictures and her simple and straight-forward way of explaining her recipes..and not to mention all the recipes make my mouth water :). I had bookmarked her red-chilly pickle a long back and guess what!! it fit in the MBP theme. So here is the recipe of Raita marcha....


I am giving the link to her recipe . The only change i made is i added some jalapenos..as i was short of the red-chilly. It was just delicious....

18 comments:

Laavanya said...

Rajitha, I totally get what you mean... it frustrates me too when someone wastes so much water/electricity. If everybody made some small/moderate changes now it will prevent us from needing something rather extreme later....

That chilli pickle looks delicious!!

sra said...

My gas connection got cut as I hadn't ordered a cylinder in over 6 months - on one hand you talk of fuel conservation and on another, kill the connections of people like me who don't use much fuel. I don't know the reason but I think it's silly to punish someone who's not using up precious resources.

Nupur said...

Ooh, that is too mouthwatering for words! Thanks for a great entry.

Richa said...

nice to know u r doing ur part ;)
the pickle looks yummy!

Raaga said...

Lovely pickle.

I hear you girl... in our complex, nobody turns off the fans in the lift when they get out. Or they allow their kids to play with the lift buttons... hold it open... they have no regard for the trees/plants... can throw their garbage right out their kitchen window... I was on my way to an important meeting... and I missed the falling garbage by 2 secs... you can imagine.

Rachel said...

Well said...I couldn't agree with you more on grass being boring!!!

the pickle looks fiery!!

Seema said...

Looks nice & sure tasted yum too!

Jayashree said...

Girl, that's some rant against GRASS....Am glad you got that out of your system....
Beautiful pickle...

TBC said...

You have another post already! :D
I've never made a pickle before. This one's so simple! I too like the pictorials that Kajal has for every post.
Your achaar has a lovely red color!

Sig said...

You sure it is not sour-grapes? :D But I know what you mean, lawns are soo boring!
The pickle looks great btw.....

Cynthia said...

The photograph of the pickle is exceptional attractive.

I too love Kajal's blog and appreciate the time she takes to give us step by step pics.

I agree with you about the grass!

Srivalli said...

Rajitha, just like you to rant like this..hehehh...but thats so true right why waste so much for just grass..they can actually grow something right...maybe you can invite them over or meet them and discuss on this??..now I am not joking ok..I mean it seriously...

Poonam said...

That is a spicy entry! with you on your conservation thoughts!

Kumudha said...

Great post!

I really feel so sick when so much water is wasted for the lawns across united states.

There are thousands of people without drinking water, and here people want to keep their lawn "green"

Shreya said...

just amazing.. love the colours.. great to know your thoughts.. nice post..

Shreya said...

just amazing.. love the colours.. great to know your thoughts.. nice post..

Poonam said...

What a vibrant color combination!

Poonam said...

Wow, the panna cotta looks mouth-watering!