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  • 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

  • The Statue of Jesus Christ on the Cross in 798 Art Zone BeijingMath books and flash cards were spread out all over the room. Little Josh was hard at work.

    Isha was pleasantly surprised. She quietly closed his door, and backed away, not wanting to disturb him.

  • Not funny Eagle'I am afraid to take this leap of faith. You say that the eagle alone can look into the sun. And the sun rejuvenates its eyes. But I am weak and fearful."

    "If I am no eagle, the sun will scorch mine. And smite them down for my arrogance."

  • 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…

  • Praying BoyInsightful story: Repaying Parental Debt

    Can it never be repaid?

    How is this ancestral debt, which a common man can’t repay even by true service of the parents?

  • 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.

  • Dung beetles"Render unto Caesar," he waved her away, "the things that are Caesar's, and unto yourself whatever else is left."

    "Is that right," she raged, "I'll render unto you a caesarean share all right. I do your shopping from tomorrow."

  • 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...

  • When is our Ordeal going to be Over? (the Surreal Swallows Series Continued)"Don't start chirping," offered Josh, "until you're completely out of shit. Singing Hallelujahs can be dangerous in the wrong places and at the wrong times."

    "And... not everyone who shits on you is your enemy."

  • 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.”

  • Gold is Where You Find ItAn estimated 50,000 marchers joined one of the biggest protests in Auckland for decades on the 1st of May 2010 asking the Government to stay away from mining on conservation land.

    The government was forced to back down. It promised that no mining will be allowed on conservation estate.

  • Mine Mine Mine Mine MineMr. Brownlee had said, "We acknowledge mining is an emotive issue."

    "But we hope a rational conversation can now take place about the potential for utilizing more of the country's valuable natural resources for the greater good.”

  • Shafts of light"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.”