An Anti-Facebook Rant

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I am going absolutely nuts with Facebook. Can't believe I hate it so much. Here's why I hate Facebook... Strike 1 - I absolutely hate the new messy design. Usually, I take my time to start appreciating new versions of products. Finally, I do get adjusted and start to like them. However, the new Facebook look n ...

Mommas rule in India!

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What do you think of this random article in the New York Times (no less) about the influence of Indian mothers on their sons ? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/business/global/04indiamom.html?_r=2&ref=business I don't quite know what to think. On one side, it seems nice that Indian mothers supposedly have so much power. But, it also implies that Indian men are a bunch ...

Time to Change my Theme Again

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I have been generally very happy with my old Misty Look theme. But seeing my friends experiment with their themes, inspired me to try out something new too. Nothing too drastic. Still the same white background, just went for something that looked a little more crisper (Pressrow theme by Chris Pearson). I also just went ahead ...

Going mmmmm… for the Subway Cookie

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My sweetie company gives me monthly coupons, which I can reimburse at selected eating joints in my office building. Unfortunately, the options include : Beijing Bites (totally yucky, Indianized Chinese food. Eat only if you have a very strong stomach) Pathankot (the parathas are not too bad, but otherwise boring North-Indian food) Gauri Shankar (super-blech unhygienically prepared food), and Subway When ...

Snubnose Trying on a Tie-Dye T-shirt of her own Making

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In her school, as part of the Holi celebrations, all students were asked to bring a white t-shirt to school, which they would tie-dye. The snubnose dutifully took her t-shirt to school and came back with such a fabulously coloured t-shirt that I was quite surprised. Here are some shots of her preening in front of ...

Fine Dining at Herbs & Spice

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I have been eating at Herbs and Spice in Indra Nagar since it opened years ago in a small bungalow off CMH and 100 Ft road. At that time, I really used to enjoy the small rustic-style, relaxed ambience, and the awesome food and desserts. This time, when my mom came to visit, we decided to ...

The Last Patriot

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In my quest for ever more thrilling novels, I came across The Last Patriot by Brad Thor. I had previously read another of his novels (The State of the Union), and I did not find it particularly blog-worthy. However, The Last Patriot is definitely good material for my blog. In this story, former Navy SEAL Scot ...

Reached an impasse with the Snubnose

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The snubnose's teachers tell me that she is extremely gifted in music, dancing and arts. However, she needs to be encouraged to read more books to improve her vocabulary, which is not as extensive as her class-mates. Basically, the problem is this...she learns just enough words to make her needs / desires known to us. And ...