Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I always wondered what the big hoo-ha was about this movie. I mean ok, its in black and white, has Humphrey Bogar and Ingrid Bergman playing star-crossed lovers, but what is the BIG DEAL?

I finally watched it, and am happy to say that it is quite quite awesome! I mean beyond the qualities mentioned above, it is about Rick Blaine's journey from depression to happiness. Bogart's potrayal of a caustic, cynical, brooding man, who never takes sides, is not passionate about anything, yet has fits of idealism is the most memorable part of the film. He is probably going to replace Clint Eastwood as my ideal man. Ingrid was good too as the woman torn between two men, who she loves , and one tries to imagine the choice she has to make, and its scary!

I shall stop here before I just reveal the entire story, in my blabber. Suffice to say, it is a must watch. And deserves to be on the top of every movie-fan's list!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Omnivore's 100

A List, comprising 100 items, and about food. Yeah, baby, thats something I can sink my teeth into. Found it on an old blogpost at gastronomicalgspot.bogspot.com.


1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Read the first part of Reality in OPAR(author:Leonard Peikoff)

How very interesting :

The three basic axioms can be explained as follows:

There is: existence
something that: identity
I am aware of: consciousness

I thought this book was going to be difficult, it is fantastically easy!!!Here's to a more objectively integrated me in the near future!

Is it wrong to be sexy in India?

Everywhere I go, whether clad in a saree or a skirt, whether at a pooja, wedding or a party. I see men look at me, surreptitiously. I recently learned that this is supposedly because I give out a "sexy" vibe, which sadly intimidates most men!

What exactly qualifies me for this tag:
my deep throated laugh?
my unique way of animated conversation- listening and speaking at once?
my flirting? (well that's a no-brainer)
my intelligence?
my charm?
my innocence?

Well, it might be all of these,or none of these, or some of these qualities. I have realized that I dont care, I am sexy, and I am happy being that way. People who are intimidated can take a hike, for all I care :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My current diet

After reading Rujuta Diwekar's book on eating right, I decided to give her version of a "diet"( if it can be callled that) a try. The results are to be seen, I have great hair, good energy, have developed excellent endurance, and most importantly have lost the kilos.

My daily routine includes:

Getting up at 7 -7.30 am
Eating an apple/drinking a glass of fruit juice
Breakfast at 8.45- 9 am- 1 plate Poha/1 chapati with bhaji
Snack at 11 am- a slice of cheese( regular amul)
Lunch at 1 pm- 2 chapathis with bhaji or 1 cup rice and curry/pulao
Snack at 4-4.30 pm - one handful of peanuts/ chana /vatana
dinner at 7-7.30 pm- one cup sprouted green gram with tomatoes, onions and masala.
sleep at 11.30 pm, max at 12 am

I intend to include curd/ soy milk as an additional snack in the evening from next month onwards.


Starting tomorrow morning I am going to be practicing Suryanamaskar, I hope to reach a healthy level of physical fitness. I also hope to look HOT :)

An animation of the various postures involved, along with appropriate instructions Re: Inhaling and Exhaling of breath.

Also a video with great music:


Monday, December 13, 2010

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

I am reading it while simultaneously re-reading Atlas Shrugged at work!! It's excellent- like eating mint and chocolate ice-cream at the same time :)