As a vegetarian, I have survived around the world without having to eat meat. There has been occasions due to the lack of understanding of the contents or the culture, I have inadvertently eaten meat, Like in Thai Dishes, fish sauce is a common ingredient, even if only vegetables were used to make up the […]Read more "What would you order if you are a vegetarian stuck outside of India? what countries apart from India are vegetarian friendly?"
What really happens in your mind, when you listen to the song, say a latest number, At your peak musical experience you go into a state of transcendence, of dissolved boundaries where they seemed to escape the limitations of their bodies and become one with the sounds they were hearing. These very deep and moving […]Read more "Why you can’t stop listening to the same song again and again?"
15-20 years ago when you were younger you would have probably muttered at some point of time, wow look at all those stars, that was the dipper, that was the Orion and the belt had the betelgeuse, You always know where the pole star was and always knew how to spot venus just at the […]Read more "Light Pollution, why our children will never see stars if they look up the sky!"
Coffee beans, how should one be roasted? Would it have to drum roasted in a fancy European nineteenth century machine, the way coffee beans were traditionally roasted? Or should they be roasted in speed in an air roaster? In the world of coffee this seems to be the most debated topic. So what is the […]Read more "How do you like your coffee beans?"
Most of us associate classical musicians especially singers with their voice. There have been proponents and geniuses who have had poor vocal skills, but their contributions is respected even till date, some even more than the prominent singers!Some of them even have gone and mentored world-class talent. . To give you an example I can […]Read more "Curious case of Semmangudi, a Carnatic genius with a cacophony."
Food habits of any group of people are a product of availability, physical environment and religious beliefs. In a coastal place like West Bengal where fish used to be available in abundance, the Brahmins of Bengal embraced fish eating given its availability, wide variety and taste. I make some general observations about food habits of Bengali Brahmins, […]Read more "Ever wonder why Brahmins in Bengal ate fish, but never ate chicken?"
There are two things unique about Singlish, the English creole has loan words from hokkien, teochew and Malay used everyday. Then there are sentence constructions and words in English such as fetch and drop used as the same world, influenced by Hokkien again. Before we look at some phrases, let us see how the sentences […]Read more "Singlish – there is more to it than just ‘lah’ and ‘lor’!"