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  • whiskey on the rocksBut he just smiled at her, and when he was certain he had her attention, asked, "How heavy is my glass?"

    “What?” she was baffled.

  • Raise the dead !The formula for raising the dead, Mrit Sanjivni Mantra, was known to Shukracharya, guru of the Asuras.

    Hindu mythology story of Kach’s resurrections for Devyani

  • Sweet SorrowFunny tragic story: Rejecting Rejection

    A necessary survival skill in the modern world.

    How Rosh learns to deal with his New Zealand job rejection letters…

  • 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!

  • Father talking to son at the Vigeland Statue ParkKids Story: Revenge Best Served Cold

    Hosh meticulously plans his revenge, his tiny brain scheming even as he sleeps.

    Once he decides what to do, it was easy...

  • 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.

  • 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"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."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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!”

  • 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...

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • For Fox Sake, Slow DownFunny Story With Driving Tips: Slow Doon Or Stop?

    With retold joke on how a Scottish traffic cop demonstrates the difference between stopping and slowing down.

  • Learning to DriveInformative Story: Smart Driving

    Drive to the conditions. What conditions and how to do it?

    Car care, car maintenance & smart driving tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Bay Calls The Day"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.

  • 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.