The porter

He was a porter on the trains. For twenty years, his job was to carry people’s luggage to the trains, make sure it stays on the train and get it back to them. It was like having your own butler on the move. It was a difficult job, sure, but it was a job. It… Read More »

Mutter Paneer

  Mutter(or Matar) Paneer is a dish with green peas and cottage cheese as its primary ingredients. There are several variants of this dish, today I will share my recipe for the simpler variant with no frills. Ingredients Vegetables: Green peas(baby peas work equally well) – 250gms Cottage cheese - 250 gms Tomatoes – 2 medium… Read More »

Feminism, misogyny & perception

It is not surprising that a 90 second ad can cause enough furore to be reported on mainstream news(at least on their website). But it did. Why? Lets see the ad first: To quickly summarize, woman gives man tough deadline at work, then heads home and gets cooking. Man’s wife calls him later asking him… Read More »

North Korea vs Us

  How are we, the educated, democratized, open & liberal society different from the dictatorial hell that North Korea is? The often cited difference is freedom. To keep things simple, lets say freedom comprises of the following elements: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of choice & freedom of thought. Supposedly, in North Korea, you have… Read More »

We are weasel people, living in a weasel world

  The urban dictionary defines a weasel as a “shifty, scheming person that will do whatever they need to to escape whatever they fear in the moment”. There are sufficient examples of weasels, or weasel-like behaviour in today’s society. Corporate culture is overrun by weasels. Public space is overrun by weasels. Anyone who lives in a… Read More »