Khana Khazana!!!

For those of you who are wondering whether this post is about Sanjeev Kapoor’s show or the release of some new cookbook – no, it is not. This post reflects my memories of a beautiful day spent amidst wonderful people with enthusiasm overflowing and spirits running high. I am referring to a day of contradictions for me, last Saturday, when the first half of the day was super cool, and the next half full of terror, thanks to the blasts. For now, I prefer to dwell on the happy memories of the first half of the day, which we celebrated as Khana Khazana day in office.

What we had to do was – cook. In office. We were given a time limit of 45 minutes, within which every team had to cook anything it wanted to. The condition was – teamwork, the involvement of all the members of the team. Honestly, it was an amazing experience! Creativity and co-operation knew no bounds, and happiness overflowed. I never imagined it would be sooooooooo much fun! I am sure Chef Gusteau’s (of the Ratatouille fame) eyes would have welled up with tears on seeing us that day!! 🙂

Well, to cut a long story short, the office looked more like a buzzing hive of activity, very much similar to a restaurant kitchen during rush hour, with everyone doing something or the other. Cutting, cleaning, mixing, crushing, stuffing, decorating – all of us did our part. The result was an amazingly creative array of dishes. Each team had kept its dishes a secret from the others, and so it was a wonderful surprise. And, food looks very different and pretty, arranged in between computers and files. 🙂

Our team made 6 dishes – Bhel, Curd raita, Jhalmuri (a dish from Calcutta), Triple Layer Pudding, French rolls, and French Salad. Everything turned out yummmmmylicious, especially the pudding, and everything became IS to WAS in 5 minutes flat after the judge (our Operations Manager) had judged. 🙂 To peethify a bit, my team won the first prize!! 🙂

I am happy to be back here, and it is not only because of such occasions. It is more about the feelings that I have for this place and its people. 🙂

I leave you with a few glimpses of the occasion:



Filed under Friendship, My pics, Occasions, Work

9 responses to “Khana Khazana!!!

  1. Oh! Nice way to load pictures, I see:) I always have problems with uploading pictures and audio clips on blog. Am always not so tech-savvy :)And btw something seems to be wrong with my computer. I couldn’t see this post until now while your post timing says 11:55 PM yesterday night 😦 Strange

    when there are a lot of pics, i find a slideshow better. hey, me too not so tech savvy and all.. i just scrape by with the bare minimum of technology. 🙂

    there’s nothing wrong with your computer. i had written part of this post yesterday night and saved it in drafts, but i completed and posted it today wonly. 😀 that’s why yesterday’s date.. btw have rectified the date now. 🙂

  2. Arv

    Hi… looks nice… I should see if this works in my office sometime… 🙂

    congrats on the win…

    take care… Cheers…

    thanks! yep, do try it out, and lemme know how it went.. 🙂

  3. Congrats !!
    Such activities are fun right ? The food looks awesome.
    Probably it is good idea to increase the delay a bit the pictures are moving too swiftly. I am failing to see the food properly …(if not tasting 😦 ) 😀
    just a thought …

    thengew! 🙂 the food tasted awesome as well. 😛
    yes, i agree with you. such activities are fun, and help in bringing people closer together…
    as for delaying the slide movements, will look into it asap. thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

  4. hey this is cheating..glimpse is not enough, we got to get a taste of it too

    🙂 sure.. but for that, you need to come down to ahmedabad..

  5. s w a t

    Triple layer pudding looks yummylicious and im considering a trip to ahmedabad! NOW!

    it tasted yummylicious as well.. 😀 in fact, it was what i loved the most.. u are most welgum to come to abad.. 🙂

  6. Veens

    They all look yummilicious! :))

    all of them were tasty, actually! 🙂

  7. Quite a contrast to what I wrote a while back. While people are fed up of cooking day in and day out on one end of the world, at the other , people do it for fun … ! 🙂

    everything becomes boring when done on a routine basis.. 🙂 for us, it was pure fun.. would love to check out what you wrote,btw. 🙂

  8. How the hell did I miss this post 😐

    I WANT FRENCH SALAD (with extra Kiwis 😛 ) NOW 😐

    Belated congrajoolasans 🙂

    Now i know, why you were raring to go back to Manmeet and Shilpi 🙂 🙂 🙂

    well, better late than never!! tanq!!! 🙂

    as for the salad, you have to come down to A’bad for that..

    yes, it is the beautiful things that we share that draws me to this place.. 🙂 apart from occasions like these, that is… 😛

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