Banana Walnut Cupcake and Elections 2014

Natural light 24-70mm

I love my country, India.

I don’t know why, and I don’t want to analyze it. All I know is that it hurts when people say ‘The system is such a mess’, or ‘There is so much corruption’, while not realizing that corruption is not * there *,  It is * here *. We ARE the system. We ARE the pool that the corrupt come from.

2014 saw the election of a new Govt. and I want to share the new experiences, surprises and lessons that I learnt.

[Please note: The cartoons were made by me, using an online tool]

Surprise. Surprise. 

I was very surprised by watching otherwise-subdued men/women,  thunderously voice and defend their opinions on facebook. 

Et Tu Brutus?

Your political inclination might make you lose some acquaintances but never real friends.

Be a Good Citizen, Beta

Opinions and Knowledge looks very sexy but it needs to be married with implementation. Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about politics -> You can still contribute to your country by being a good citizen (for example, I voted :))

 Success Has Many Fathers and Friends

When you succeed, watch the flock that follows you. Never let go of friends who knew you, when you were a lesser mortal. 

Who’s Your Daddy?

You were born in the wrong family.

Banana walnut cupcake

My favourite flavour of cupcake/cake/bread !!
No pictures, sorry. 

Ingredients

  1. 2-3 Old RIPE bananas! (didi and i would call it चूहा , as kids)
  2. 1 cup maida/wheat flour
  3. 1 cup walnuts crushed, and coat them in the flour
  4. 0.5 cup powdered sugar
  5. 2-3 pinchs of baking soda
  6. 2-3 pinchs of baking powder
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 stick of butter 8 oz
  9. Rose water if you dont have vanilla flavour. 1.5 spoons

Method ( I don’t have pictures)

  1. Whip the butter
  2. Whip the sugar
  3. Whip whip whip
  4. Whip the eggs
  5. Whip Whip Whip
  6. Add the baking soda, powder, rose water
  7. Mash the bananas and add it. 
  8. Whip a little more
  9. Add the maida. 
Now stop! Don’t whip
Apparently you have to cut and fold. Cut and fold. Do that 10 times 

  1. Now add the walnuts and cut and fold
  2. Heat your oven to 350F
  3. Put the mixture into the cupcake holders
  4. Keep it in the oven for 25 mins or till a knife stuck into it comes out clean. Murderrrrr. 
Warning: Sugar makes you fat! 

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