Archive for July 2008

Kaka Kronicles, episode #8


It’s been a long while, but this inspired me to resurrect these noble, quintessentially Chennai birds. ps: Kashmiri Pulao – a very fancy pulao from Kashmir whose recipe includes a huge assortment of dry fruits and nuts. It is a dish that every one loves to see in a restaurant menu, but nobody actually orders it, and even if they do, people rarely finish eating it.

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Back from the brink


The wordpress editor feels like heaven right now, with angels playing Beethoven on ethereal harps and other things like that. It feels like crisp onion rava masala from Saravana Bhavan. It feels like the “Ga Ma Ni Da Ma” section of Reeti Gowlai. It feels like how Andy Dufresne felt when he escapes from Shawshank prison. Stop. Rewind. Explain So why all this unbridled adulation? Astute readers might have noticed […]

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Toronto mein Pronto

One would expect Pronto: –adverb Informal. promptly; quickly. Right? In Toronto, Pronto: –noun A flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is usually made with whole-wheat flour, pan fried in ghee or cooking oil, and often stuffed with vegetables, especially boiled potatoes, radish or cauliflower and/or paneer (Indian cheese). So I find myself in Toronto, Ontario, which is actually an extension of Amritsar (sort of like Niagarey wale Gali) […]

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Unreal Estate


It is a bright, hot day in July, and the clocks were striking for better pay. I have been busy watching, in one go, 3 seasons of Battlestar Galactica, and today morning, while putting on a shirt that felt distinctly uncottony, I was wondering whether Battlestar Cottonica was at war with the Nylons. Not good at all. And in this state of mind , I find myself apartment hunting in […]

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