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  • Revenge Best Not Served

    May 14th 2008 - I Am Jack's Smirking RevengeRevenge isn't best served cold.

    It is best not served at all, Hosh realizes. A lot could have gone wrong...

    An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind!

  • Revenge Best Served Cold

    Father talking to son at the Vigeland Statue ParkRevenge is best served cold, Hosh had heard.

    'If only I could teach him a lesson,' he thought.

    That night as he slept, his tiny brain schemed and conspired…

  • Risk Management - Prevent Avoidable Exposure

    Naked woman in the dManage risk by Risk Management.

    Prevent avoidable exposure as risk can’t be eliminated. It can only be reduced.

    Rosh explains risk using a funny management joke.

  • Rook Vindicates Aesop

    The Crow and the Pitcher"Interestingly again, this wasn’t a one-off bird showing greater intelligence."

    "More than half the birds tested were able to use these three tools in the correct sequence to get to their food..."

  • Roti, Griddle Baked Bread

    Roti"Add pressure to the roti sides with a dry cloth or tea towel and within seconds the roti should start puffing up like a balloon."

    "Squash down where you are pressing and turn. Remove from the pan once the Phulka (Punjabi: ਰੋਟੀ, ਫੂਲਕਾ) puffs up. Place on a plate and brush with butter or ghee, if you wish."

  • Salted Jira Lassi

    Lassi with Dahi ki Malai"Kala Namak is a pungent-smelling, sulfurous-tasting salt, used extensively in South Asian cuisines of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as a condiment," she clarified, "or added to chaats, chutneys, salads, many fruits, raitas and other savory snacks."

    "It is still sodium chloride, but with several sulphurous impurities, lending the salt its color and smell. It's actually not black, but a brownish pink when whole and light purple or pink when ground."

  • Scam - House For Rent

    for-rent-sign"Be careful", said Rosh, "Online advertisements can be scams."

    "Not for rentals," Hosh was skeptical, "Not on reputable websites. I am only looking at adverts from reputable real estate agencies, and that too for accommodation within my own country."

  • Scammed In Santiago

    Money, that's all I Want“If 10,000 pesos is about 20 NZD”, Josh calculated, “he’s just paid a scam artist $160 for a fare that should have been $0.16.”

    “That’s not like taking a 100 pesos for an 80 pesos fare”, Isha was gob smacked by the magnitude of the scam, “that’s taking over a 1,000 times more than was due!”

  • Service Takes Its Toll

    DON'T TOUCHThe Chapel Service takes its toll on little Josh's mind, when he attends one at Hosh's Boarding School one weekend.

    Funny story with retold Christian jokes...

  • Shopping For A Husband

    Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them“Every man loves two women”, Isha flared, “one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.”

    “You’re not a figment of my imagination”, Rosh pacified her, “And you were born a long time ago.”

  • Should Public Assets Be Sold?

    Monopoly“It is like a home is bought by 10 people, and one owner needs some money. So he sells a part of his share to the other owners or new owners and partly cashes his equity out. How can that be bad?”

    "The income from these assets will go overseas to make the foreign investors richer," Isha argued.

  • Slow Doon Or Stop?

    For Fox Sake, Slow DownA sign is posted somewhere for a reason. To keep you and others safe on the road.

    You don’t argue with a sign. You follow it!

  • Smart Driving

    Learning to DriveSmart driving is driving to the conditions.

    What are those conditions and how to do it?

    Informative story with car care, car maintenance & smart driving tips...

  • Spicy Khichdi - Lentils Rice

    Shahjahani KhichdiIsha teaches Hosh how to cook spicy Khichdi - Lentils Rice, a prominent ancient Ayurvedic Satvik diet improvised & served as a popular, convenient comfort food now.

  • Stale Mate

    238_3872Rosh laughed, covered it up with a cough, but did not turn towards her. He feigned a yawn, but she was having none of it today.

    “A yawning man demonstrates his impoliteness,” she giggled from behind him.

    “And a yawning woman – her capabilities,” he fired back.

  • Swimming With The Tide

    Elliott Otters"I'll grant you guys a wish each now, before I go," he said to show them his gratitude, "So long as it is reasonable, you can have anything you want. So tell me, what would you like?"

    "I've never heard a Jinn put a reasonability condition on wishes before granting them!" the contractor laughed.

  • Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Alan Kurdi lifeless body.jpgCan we learn something from the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

    Insightful story on how European Union is working together to provide relief for these tragedies.

  • Tackling Sibling Rivalry

    Playing siblingsBoot them out! Ask them to take their fighting somewhere else where you don't have to hear it.

    When they know you're not going to take sides, the fighting often settles down quickly. A pecking order is quickly established.

    So lead, follow or get out of the way!

  • Tadka Chhaas - Tempered Buttermilk

    A quarter of tadka"Tadka Chaas is a popular variant in yoghurt drinks, as the crunchiness of tempered spices in chaach gives the drink a bit of body, color as well as bite."

    "Tempering is the brief frying of spices (especially in various South Asian cuisines) to release their aroma. It is a popular garnishing technique used in various parts of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan."

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