Wednesday, May 26, 2010
12 O’clock Break with Thanda Sherbat
This is all about the break I’m enjoying just at the strike of noon. Break for what? Absolutely nothing special.
Why is the temperature climbing with every new sunrise? The Met department finds it hard to answer. Everyday Met chart reads something new...from hot, to hotter, to hottest...as days are scrambling by.
Repeating the word ‘Hot’ reminds of one of the hot ladies of Bollywood, the hot and sexy Mallika Sherawat. I don’t have any fascination for this madam, but news about her is always Hot. From Holly to Bolly, I don’t think she’ll like the word Wood going all alone...not for the sake of sanyas...
How can you side-line Rakhi Sawant, another Hot Prodigy and wave maker of the small screen. She will feel hurt if she is ticked as Limited to the television, for she has advanced her step to the movie world...her Swayamvar falling apart...
It’s the heat that’s making all this noise in my life. The temperature is crossing limits...from 42 to 43, then one step further and then another. And yesterday it reached 45 degrees. The hot breeze that’s blowing across Delhi and whole of North India is making life so difficult. A glass of something thanda (cool) is the need of the hour.
Though the AC is running non-stop, a step into the kitchen is more like moving into a blast furnace.
How I wish someone could make a glass of nimbu pani for me. ‘Self help is the best help’ I tell me wee self. I look at the clock and the 2 hands are stuck at 12 at the moment. In a jiffy I think...a drinks break...I can enjoy.
I take all that I require and come back to my cool room. If I go on ranting about how to make a glass of fresh lime juice you may make fun of me. ‘Simple yaar, don’t bore us’. No descriptions but only writing my feelings as I complete my task.
Of course. The task of making my glass of cold drink.
No more rants...
As I squeeze the juice of half the lime into the glass of water, yes cold water, I can find the seeds going down...drown, drowning and completely drowned. That makes my task easier. I take the spoon and carefully pull them out and keep them in an empty saucer. I had measured my sugar and salt, so it is easy to pour both into the glass and stir till they vanished. Checked for the balance in taste. 'Absolutely fabulous', said my tastebuds.
Now what else, added 3 ice cubes and a sip. The ice-cubes swimming draped in their transparent dress. I sip and let the Cool go down slowly, and I feel, ‘What a relief’. I go on sipping and the ice cubes start getting smaller and smaller. By the time I finish with the last drop the ice has melted completely.
Benefit of my afternoon break, made me feel fresh and cool for sometime...till my lunch hour came knocking at my door.