Stuffed Capsicums (Bell Pepper) / Bharwan Shimla Mirch

This Bharvan Shimla Mirch ki Sabji (Stuffed Capsicums/Bell Pepper) is a great dish to cook during parties, considering that once all the preparations are done, the capsicums are stuffed and placed on baking tray in oven, all you have to do is bake them for 10 minutes while you are entertaining guests, and voila – the bharwan shimla mirch is served.  Because this dish tends to be on the dry side, I would prefer to serve it as an appetizer, or with another gravy/curry on the side.

Humor - English as Official Language

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as 'Euro-English'.

In the first year, 's' will replace the soft 'c'.  Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.  The hard 'c' will be dropped in favour of 'k'.  This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.  There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome 'ph' will be replaced with 'f'.  This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

Brain Teasers Riddle Quiz Questions


1.   A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.  Which room is safest for him?

2.  A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for Over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.  How can this be?

3.   What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

4.  Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

5.   This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.


1.   The third. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.
2.   The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it and hung it up to dry.
3.   Charcoal
4.   Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!
5.   The letter "e," which is the most common letter in the English language, does not appear once in the long paragraph

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Note:  I received this in a forwarded e-mail.  I do not know where it originated or who came up with it!

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Poetry: Teardrops in this Rain

Was feeling really low one day ... and then wrote this when I couldn't hold the feelings inside anymore...

Teardrops in this Rain...

I see the rain falling down as I fall down on my knee,
And I wonder if just now God cried along with me.
‘Coz I know it hurts Him if His children are in pain;
And I wonder if He is expressing by teardrops in this rain.

Tell me what you want God, tell me about your plans,
I’ll try my best to change myself, just give me one more chance.
Tell me God if my prayers are reaching you or are in vain;
‘Coz I am sending you my apologies through teardrops in this rain.

I’m sorry for everything God, I request you to forgive me,
Don’t test me more, not any more; I’m already lost in this sea.
I’ve been feeling so suffocated I don’t know if I’m still sane;
‘Coz I’m sitting here and talking to my teardrops in this rain.

I see the clear sky God and wonder when you’ll do that to my soul,
Bring out the best in me God and tell me what should be my goal.
You know all the thoughts running in my mind, my heart, and my brain;
You know the wound, the reason, and the cure for teardrops in this rain.

I’ll keep my word, I’ll prove myself, I’ll forever be sincere,
All you have to do is promise me God that you’ll always be near.
I am searching for you God from behind my window pane;
‘Coz I don’t know if you’re able to see my teardrops in this rain . . .

~ 1st September 2009
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Pass The Parcel Game | Passing The Parcel Game Forfeit Cards

(Image from MS Clip Art)

Pass the parcel is a fun game to play when having an afternoon tea-party, evening dinner get-together with family, children's birthday party, on any occasion such as New Years, outdoors at a weekend picnic, or a casual meetup with friends and family. Adding forfeits is a great idea to make it challenging and interesting for people of all ages.