When Star Wars R2-D2 & Aurebesh Became My Partner in Crime

As soon as the term ‘ Star Wars’ pops in my mind, I’m completely immersed into the iconic Star Wars universe.

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…and things get really dark when you get a printout on the dining table in the Aurebesh Language – The Language of the Galaxy.73b5bf7bca8823d477e9500e63f4b539

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To my surprise, when I looked here and there to see what my cousin is upto, a sound of R2-D2 surprised me. When I went in the direction of the sound, my cousin enthralled me with his new Star Wars Special Edition Notebook that actually had more than 1,100 images of Star Wars, an e-book on Star Wars and even Star Wars Comic.

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However, what took my breath away was the Aurebesh Font in the Notebook and the emergence of a sound like Artoo-Deetoo. Not to miss the glowing red backlit keys as well.

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Well, those who are wondering what the font mean, let me tell you it says – ‘May the Force Be with you.’

Ever since we two were kids, we imagined ourselves as the citizen of Coruscant and often used to communicate in the Aurebesh language – The language of the Galaxy.

Together, we lived in the secret world where I was Princess Leia and he was the Darth Vader. We enjoyed playing the character and often behaved in a similar away at home and even used our own signs to communicate with each other.

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It was my dream to control the dark side and to my surprise, my cousin had given the access to the Empire.

However, for a change, the dark Star Wars Special Edition Notebook has inspired me to be a little bit quirky – fulfilling my destiny in the real world.

And for that I really need a R2-D2

No, not because, R2-D2 is the……

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But Because,

R2-D2 is the one who can actually go to the neighbors and give them the 1 katora sabzi etc which my mom tells me to give…

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Can go and flush the toilet when every time one of the family member yells why I didn’t flush

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R2-D2 can come to my rescue every time the kids asks me to play the Guitar…

You never know they’ll love the electronic beeps and whistles he adds in between.

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R2D2 Turntable FTW

A DJ night On the New Years Eve with R2D2 as DJ -Just imagine the beeps and the baby sound…

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R2-D2 CCTV Camera to Scare Robbers and Thieves

Just imagine the sound of this droid, it is surely going to bring the entire colony on its toes.

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And Finally this, to Irritate the most Annoying Character in my Colony

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Besides, I’m so inspired by the Star Wars Special Edition Notebook ,that I’m planning to mail my office team with the Aurebesh font –  Well, its finally time to #AwakenYourForce

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Wondering the reaction of the boss..

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The HP Star Wars Notebook has already got me excited. How about you? Eager to know more? Well, simply check here or tweet #AwakenYourForce and get ready to fulfil your destiny in the dark side. See you there!

Dink Ke Laddu aka Gond Ke Laddoo – The Perfect Dessert For the Winters!

The winters are here and so is my granny – A perfect time for the family get together, gossips, and of course a time to relish the favorite food and desserts! While, throughout the year we love munching the desserts cooked by my mom, the moment my granny is at home we cannot stop but nag her constantly to prepare the Dink Ke Laddu aka Gond Ke Laddoo.

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Sweet and very delicious, it is one of my favorite Indian desserts. Interestingly, it is also quite healthy. So, nobody can actually raise their eyebrows when you eat 2 laddoos instead of just one. However, being on a diet (particularly sugar free) I decided not to bug my granny to prepare my beloved Dink Ke Laddu but she never fails to surprise me. Well, she actually prepared the Dink Ke Laddu popularly known as Gond Ke Laddoo by the all new Sugarfree Natura.

Here, I share the recipe of Gond Ke Laddu / Dink Ke Laddu post my Granny Announced that she has an Alternative for my Diet as well as sweet tooth

Ingredients for 15 Laddoos:

Gond 200 gm

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Wheat Flour 100 gm

Ghee 250 gm

Sugar Free Natura 200 gm

Dry Fruits – We used Almond, Cashew nut, Walnut, Pista,

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Coconut Dry (sliced) 100 gm

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Method – How to Prepare Dink Ke Laddu / Gond Ke Laddu:

Tip – If the pieces of Gond are large in size the n break it into smaller pieces.

Add ghee in the kadai (pan) and heat it. Pour the gaund in the heated ghee.  The pieces will puff up like popcorn. Further, heat it in low flame so that the dink is cooked thoroughly even from the inside. Take it out and keep aside to cool.

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In the same ghee, now add all the dry fruits that you want in the laddoo and heat in low flame for few minutes.

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Roast the coconut as well

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Next, remove the dry fruits and pour the wheat flour and khaskhas in the kadai and heat it till it turns slightly brown. Make sure you stir it continuously.

Mix the Sugarfree Natura, fried dry fruits, dink and the roasted wheat flour in the kadai or a big bowl. Make sure you fuse the mixture quite well so that the sugar spreads equally throughout the mixture of gaund, dry fruits and the flour. The measure of the Sugar Free Natura is same as that of the powdered sugar you add normally Yes, cheeni jaisa naap, cheeni jaisa swaad.

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Now take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a round ball to get the desired Gaund Ke Laddu. You can also make Gaund Ke Barfi if you wish too instead of making the laddoos.

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Eat it right then and store the rest in air tight container.

Well, this recipe made up by my Granny not just satisfied my sweet tooth but also ensured that my sugar free diet remains active and alive.

Gond Ke Laddu or Dink Ke Laddu is even given to ladies after the delivery so that the body of the nursing mother recovers fast. Since, the laddu has lot of nutritional values it is often consumed with milk in the breakfast during the winters to produce heat in the body.