Thursday, July 2, 2015

Country life

 ~ A journey through Indian countryside ~
(Relishing peace, harmony and loads of 
organic food)

 Indian countrysides are perfect retreats to 
decipher the simple joys  of life. Away 
          from the hustle bustle of city, countryside          
 amidst its lush greenery, gorgeous landscapes
 and farm to table foods is truly a visual and
 culinary heaven for an urban dweller.Before 
bidding adieu to summertime(and daughter's 
summer vacations) I desperately wanted some 
days of peace, tranquility and a boost up for 
 upcoming projects ahead. The calmness 
is perfect for brainstorming new ideas too..


My better half traces his roots to a beautiful 
countryside in the Northern plains but having spent
 his growing up years in a chic  boarding schools 
and college, his  acquaintance to the earthy smell
 of land and winds is as limited as mine. 
So finally after all these years we decided to visit
 his farm. My father in law, a septuagenarian,
 has  beautifully managed the farmlands, thrice
 a week he drives from home to the farms to look
 after the crops.

Farm life

His entire team ( the farmhands) were so happy 
to see us around and like a young enthusiastic
 teenager they were  eager to show us every 
corner - the corn, millet and veggie fields, 
stretches of vegetable patches,the goat shed,
 the barn and of course the mango grove.The 
entire walk was filled with anecdotes  of
 yesteryears and  how FIL would climb the 
 trees and  pick raw mangoes and  jamuns that 
he can't even dare to taste now.           

Mango grove

Over the  conversation I came to know that 
he had been suffering with severe sensitivity of
 teeth since several months !! I had the perfect 
solution to it - Sensodyne, that could not only 
relieve  sensitivity but could also relieve the 
associated tooth pain.Luckily I had one along 
with a spare toothbrush in my vanity kit and 
surely I wanted him to use  it immediately 
                         and feel the difference.                               


Capturing  natural surroundings is nothing 
less than a charm for me. The best part about
 this photowalk was that I could pick up all the 
booties that I liked. FIL showed me the
 melon vines and the phalsa shrubs that had 
popped up at many places here and there. We 
picked up a few,  gladly he too was able to relish 
some - thanks to the Sensodyne effect. I handed the 
basket full of Phalsas to the farm help who was all 
eager to make phalsa sherbat for us. Mother in law 
was so happy, dad would be sipping his favorite 
sherbat after ages today. I was sure that regular 
brushing with Sensodyne would turn this sip into 
a big glassful soon. 

I was so glad to pick up loads of mangoes and 
 jamuns,we relished some farm fresh and rest were
   wrapped in newpaper for being transported to our
 city dwelling. My brain had started running crazy
 for all the icy delicacies that i could  make with
 the fruits. Before the day ended the farm helps
 made a hearty lunch of the freshest produce- hot
 chappatis with jackfruit curry, sauteed okra and 
freshly sourced gur (jaggery). The fresh mango juice
 flavored ice gola (crushed ice)dessert truly won my
 heart.I am glad that Sensodyne helped FIL in trying 
some gola too !! The sun was setting in and loads of 
fresh produce was ready in the boot space to be
 driven  off to the city. Truly a day well spent 
with wonderful memories to cherish for lifetime. 

Fresh !!

Isn't it lovely how sometimes life unfolds itself,with
so much fresh produce in hand,  I am still thinking 
about the farm life and recipes to incorporate
 fresh produce.

If you have some Sensodyne story , do share with us 
 we would love to hear from you. 

Whats more you can know the sensitivity of
 your teeth  by just clicking this link. 


  1. Good post! I am also going to write a blog post about this... thanks
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  2. Indian Foods are very spicy and very tasty. Thanks for sharing...!
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