Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kewpies Restaurant Kolkata

Last weekend we had a wonderful time dining out at Kewpies.
we were celebrating a special event and my eldest brother in law decided to take us out for dinner. It was pretty late almost 9 pm...we decided to take a chance and drop in to Kewpies. We were extremely lucky, we found a table for 6 without booking in advance!

Kewpies offers traditional Bengali delicacies. We ordered non-veg thalis and since two of us were vegetarians we ordered some yummy vegeration preparations as well.

The non-veg thali included-Luchi, rice, kasa mutton, dab chingri, aloo dum, pappad, chatni, fish fry. For desert we opted for -nalen gurer rossogolla, mishti doi and misthi paan.

Vegetarian dishes were great too - yummy mochhar dalna and delicious cholar dal.

The food was simply delicious... It was served on earthern ware...very ethnic...the ambience was great...lovely paintings...beautiful furnishings..very warm and homely.

We had a great time. And most of all the price is very reasonable for the quality of food offered.

Located at 2 Elgin road (and very close to Forum) ...it is easy to reach. It is open till 11 pm. It would be advisable to book your table in advance.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Life That I Have

I love this poem -

The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

--Leo Marks

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Carnival of Healing #163 : Just About Everything

It is with great pleasure that I host the carnival of Healing #163. The Carnival is a weekly round-up of personal blog posts on the topics of holistic health, wellness, spirituality, and self-empowerment.It is managed by About.com's Guide to Holistic Healing, Phylameana Iila Desy.

Whenever I feel negative or depressed, I get a lot of inspiration from the affirmations, articles, and valuable advice posted at the Holistic Healing of About.com by Phylameana lila Desy. I feel there are a lot of people like me who could benefit from the information and advice present there.

I begin the Carnival with a poem that has inspired me always.This poem is by Rabindranath Tagore who was a Bengali poet.He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.This poem is from Gitanjali (Offering of Songs, published in English in (1910)

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.
--Rabindranath Tagore

To me this prayer is as relevant today as it was when it was published. The poem asks us to not limit ourselves to what we think is 'possible' but to go beyond and achieve even more.

With this thought, here is a collection of blogs and articles. I hope you have as much pleasure going through these as I did.These articles have suggestions and insights in making your dreams come true, achieving the impossible, and dreaming big.

"Workplace motivation: Kindle positive thoughts" is an indepth article about creating conditions for people to motivate themselves.

Another very inspiring article about being positive.

This article on Active Listening is about becoming an active listener. How well you listen has a major impact on your relationships. Read on at : http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm

Donald presents Self Motivation: How to Motivate Yourself posted at Life Optimizer.

Chris Edgar presents Finishing With The "Finish Line Mentality" posted at Purpose Power Coaching.

Take a moment to go through these inspirational messages that will surely put you in a peaceful frame of mind

Dream big. This article talks about key values practiced by big dreamers.

Do You Want to Win at the Game of Life? asks Daylle Deanna Schwartz.

How You Can Use Your Emotions for Personal Transformation is another inspirational article by Alexander De Foe

care2 is an online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.A little goes a long way.

Achievement begins with a dream. Another very motivational piece.

Along with a positive attitude, it is important that we eat right in order to achieve what we want. A fit and healthy body with a good immunity system helps in warding off diseases.
Jeff Sullivan discusses how to overcome the ill effects of Alcohol at Alcohol Cause or Cure Insomnia?

Here is a very nice piece on Achieving the impossible - Noelkingsley

That's all for this Carnival!
Last week’s carnival was hosted by Steve at How I Healed.
Next week Dr. Kelli at The Angel Whisperer's Blog will be hosting the carnival.

Visit the healing carnival archive page for past carnival hosts.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Carnival of Healing

On the 8th of this month, I will be hosting the Carnival of Healing.

Carnival of Healing is a weekly round-up of personal blog posts on the topics of holistic health, wellness, spirituality, and self empowerment.