Category Archives: Eid

Marathon plan Update

Standard

Not too disappointing I would say! For someone with a chair job and very less physical movement on a regular basis, this was a welcome change. Waking up early in the morning was difficult but I managed it somehow. Here I should add that having a partner ‘in crime’ helps for providing moral support as is required in such cases!! A quick session of yoga that includes basic hand and breathing exercises, six rounds of Surya Namaskar and a few laps of alternate walking/jogging was all that I had planned for. After a few days, I decided to give myself a break of two days since the weather outside was cold and rainy and I didn’t want to lose my Marathon plans to some over enthusiastic and yet lousy decision!

Breakfast was the constant Omlette and paranthas and I included more of fruits and curds in my diet to reduce my hunger cravings!

I feel good and fit already. Though there is a long way to go when it comes to stamina. Marathon is still a distant dream!

 

And it is Bakr-Eid today. Hope you all have a good time!

Advertisements

Eid Greetings to all…!

Standard

Month long fasts and prayers have come to an end. During this holy month “The Quran” was revealed and therefore, muslims offer prayers, read Quran and give alms to poor people. They celebrate Eid-ul-fitr to mark its end with festivity in full swing.

 

 

 

Men offer special prayers in the mosque during the holy month.

 

 

 

 

 

Markets brighten up with colorful stuff for people to shop around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men, women, children all buy new clothes and jewellery for  the festive occasion.

 

 

 

 

Variety of sweets and savories, especially the fine vermicelli are sold out during the Eid festival. These vermicelli are used to make the special “Seviyan” on the special day.

 

 

 

 

 

“Haleem”, the most sought after delicacy of this season. Made only  during “Ramadan” is a complete meal in itself with broken-wheat, meat,  spices, dry fruits and clarified butter. It tastes heavenly when served hot  with fried onions and lemon juice. Streets, shops, restaturants are  flooded with people from all sects to savour this dish.