"In a 2008 report, consultant geologist Richard Barker estimated the potential value of just seven of our minerals, including gold, copper, iron and molybdenum at $140 billion. The Southland lignite field was valued at another $100 billion."
"And that was just onshore resources in 2008. Obviously the stakes and values are a lot higher now.”
The missing God meant BIG trouble for him, little Josh thought, given his mischief-making track record.
Funny story with a retold joke on how kids think...
“Come back to me quickly. You can have your Kingdom of Heaven,” she impulsively spoke her thoughts aloud to him.
He winced and thought a little. Then answered with great sadness, “But I can’t go on that journey anymore. I have nothing left to pay the fare.”
Story with cooking tips: Egg Bhurji
Isha teaches Hosh how to cook a spicy Indian scrambled eggs recipe.
The quick & easy Anda Bhurji is a simple student food
Isha teaches Hosh Coconut Balls dessert recipe.
Cheap & simple, yet all her guests love this dish.
Cooking story with tips on how to make this quick, easy sweet
Our education system has become a race. A race amongst all sorts of participants. Fast and slow, bright and dumb.
And it’s not always the fast or bright who get to win this race. Like in the old Aesopian fable about a race between a hare and a tortoise.
"Really?" Josh was discovering a whole new world, "Do birds have no dicks at all?"
"Some birds have them," answered Rosh, "and they use them too. Males of ostriches, cassowaries, kiwi, geese, and some species of swans and ducks, do not use cloaca for reproduction. They have a phallus."
"From next week, you are going to join Karate lessons," he said after Josh had finished speaking.
"You will at least learn to defend yourself, if you can't learn to keep out of trouble in the first place."
Isha teaches how to cook Aloo Jira, cumin spiced fried potatoes.
Eaten as delicious nibbles or mains with yoghurt.
Quick, simple & healthy Indian cooking recipe
"Year after year, the fern flourished, and the bamboo just lay hidden beneath the soil, wanting simply to be forgotten. But I did not forget it, and I would not quit on it.”
"Then one fine morning, a tiny bamboo sprout peeked shyly out of the earth. Compared to the fern, it was so small and insignificant, so unsure of itself.”