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One-two sentences recipes Dum Aloo

One-two sentences recipes Dum Aloo

Fennel Seeds (Saunf) is a strange ingredient in cooking. Most of us in South India know it is as something to be eaten after a meal. But it does add a definite flavour to dishes if added in small quantities. This Dum Aloo, the main flavourful...

Posted on 23-Sep-2019

The many ways we Indians say, “I love you” without actually saying it

The many ways we Indians say, “I love you” without actually saying it

Most psychology books are written by Western authors and these authors only look at the Western culture and assume the rest of the world is the same too. When we Indians read these books, we understand the cultural differences and wonder how to...

Posted on 14-Sep-2019

Do affirmations work?

Do affirmations work?

Affirmations are thoughts you consciously repeat to your self desiring a specific outcome. These are curious. Do they work? Sometimes they seem to and at other times they produce no results. I also believe affirmations work where we have control over...

Posted on 13-Sep-2019

A Self-awareness Question What am I lacking in life?

A Self-awareness Question: What am I lacking in life?

What am I lacking in life?

You have it, but not enough. That is what a lack would mean. You have money, education, security, relationship etc but not as much as you think you should have. 
Most of our human misery comes from a sense of lacking....

Posted on 11-Sep-2019

Giving instructions to children and others - The Waiter Principle

Giving instructions to children and others - The Waiter Principle

As part of daily living, all of us are in a position to give instructions to others and we would like those instructions to be followed without any variation. Children have to be given instructions on many issues, seniors at home have to be...

Posted on 10-Sep-2019

One-two sentences recipes Mirchi ka Saalan

One-two sentences recipes Mirchi ka Saalan

Many cities are known for their local delicacies. One of the delicacies Hyderabad is known for is Mirchi Ka Saalan. You will rarely find it on any menu in Hotels outside Hyderabad. Those of us who eat in restaurants are used to the onion/tomato...

Posted on 09-Sep-2019

One-two sentences recipes Palak Paneer

One-two sentences recipes Palak Paneer

I often find that cooking is made to seem unnecessarily complicated. The recipes sometimes seem more complicated than the cooking itself. I am trying to write a one-line or max two-lines recipes. These are tested by me. Quantity of ingredients unless...

Posted on 01-Aug-2019

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Political defections are not new. They have been there for decades. At one time, I remember a whole cabinet changed their colours overnight. The anti-defection law came in pretty late in our democracy...

Posted on 31-Jul-2019