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An Assamese style mango chutney

Mangoes in Indian summer is ubiquitous. Mango is not a fruit but mermaid of memories and emotions. An avid enthusiast farmer my grandfather planted numerous trees in our huge backyard at home in Assam and every season bestowed upon its best fruits or vegetables. We had different varieties of mangoes in our yard.  Aqua Vintage Mason Jars However, unlike other states of India we don't have a high quality of mangoes yet sufficient enough local mango varieties to satisfy our taste buds. Different shapes, sizes, and colors of mangoes appeal both to my eyes and my heart.  In early summer or late spring, the wind takes out small tender mangoes and how we played with those mangoes with my friends. It transports me home thinking about how my mom used to make raw chutney just with fragmented freshly pluck mint and green chili with a hint of salt, grind them together and hearty chutney was ready in a jiffy. In the sultry summer in Assam when somebody visits you, always off

Humble tribute to Irrfan Khan and my top favorite movies

In an industry like Bollywood, it's all about page three and glamour. But Irrfan Khan defined real, authentic, and was all about abrupt talent. Made his mark in global cinema, yet he was more of an actor than a star. His success is a fruit of resilient and hard work.  Started Jurney from many iconic Indian TV series like "Bharat Ek khoj", "Star Bestseller" "Shrikant" to Global cinema-like Life of Pi, The Warrior, Jurassic World, Inferno, The Namesake watching him on screen is sheer bliss for any moviegoers. Recipient of Padmashree the 4th highest Civilian Award in India Irrfan Khan's impeccable dialogue delivery, exclusive comic timing to soulful and shuttle romance will remain in our hearts forever.  Losing Irrfan Khan untimely on 29th April 2020 is an irreparable loss. Born in Jaipur on 7th January 1967, Irrfan's departure was mourned by the whole nation as a personal loss as he wove path for many. His legacy of one of a kind, so