Friday, November 30, 2012

Gangnam Style!

It was on one of the weekends that Yashi caught me watching some music videos on Youtube. I had been watching Psy's song "Gangnam Style" and I noticed Yashi watching it too, with her eyes wide open. I was about to switch to Rafi's songs when Yashi said “Satyle”! No wonder Gangnam style is the biggest viral sensation of 2012!
When I had the time to, I did some reading on Psy and his song. Some trivia -
  • Psy is Park Jae-sang. Psy is short form or reference to the word “psycho."
  • What is Gangnam Style?
Gangnam, a district in South Korea with a bizarre concentration of the country’s wealth. It's generally agreed that Psy's most famous song is a not-so-subtle jab at Gangnam's excesses.
"People who are actually from Gangnam never proclaim that they are – it's only the posers and wannabes that put on these airs and say that they are ‘Gangnam Style' – so this song is actually poking fun at those kinds of people who are trying so hard to be something that they're not," Psy said.
  • Oppan Gangnam Style is the most liked Youtube video since being posted in July 2012. On September 20, Gangnam Style was recognised by Guinness Records as the most "liked" video in YouTube history.
  • Rapper Psy has become the first South Korean musician to make it to number one in the UK with his single Gangnam Style.
  • Celebrities have caught on too. From Nelly Furtado to Britney Spears to our very own Amitabh Bacchan have got down to the Gangnam Style riding the invisible horse!
What about you? Check out the video today, you won't be disappointed! The music is catchy and you can't watch the video once. The next time that you're watching it, you will find yourself doing the dance trot! Oppan Gangnam Style :-)
Put together from several sites on the internet

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


2 tablespoons rice powder, roasted till color turns slightly brown
1 cup leftover rice - optional
3/4 litre milk
Raisins/nuts as needed
Sugar as needed
Bring milk to a boil
Add some water to rice powder and make a paste. You can mix the rice powder directly but that may give you lumps so best to avoid it.
Add the paste to the boiling milk and simmer. Keep stirring else phirni may stick to bottom of the vessel. When it has reached a desired consistency switch off flame, it will thicken further on cooling, add sugar and raisins and nuts. Mix well. Serve chilled or serve warm for quick comfort!