Now, wait, I'm not referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's rants about the Commonwealth. This is about India's money power! Her trading partners - Australia and Canada, and the erstwhile mighty Britain too are heading to India, after all the brouhaha over the past few days. Compromised or not, The Times of India's screaming headline, "India's … Continue reading Commonplace… money talks, after all… so what if it’s the Commonwealth Games?
Category: South Asian
Urban Indians’ bombastic attitude… nothing but talk!
"Words are cheap... " is oft stated, and more so, it seems, by India and Indians. Charlie Chaplin went on to say " ... the biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'." Indeed, the Commonwealth Games 2010 may well turn out to be the proverbial 'white elephant', at least for India; to say the least, I'm … Continue reading Urban Indians’ bombastic attitude… nothing but talk!
Kabab Palace, Tempe, AZ… beyond kababs… offers veges & vegan!
Since the Kabab Palace AZ website seems infected with a virus (when I last checked a couple of days ago), I thought of reproducing their menu and flyer images here for those interested in sampling good Indian cuisine in the Greater Phoenix Area. After a visit to their restaurant you can determine whether or not … Continue reading Kabab Palace, Tempe, AZ… beyond kababs… offers veges & vegan!
Mother India beckons me… o’, does she?
My friend and I often ponder about returning to India... someday! In my own mind, though, I believe we are merely flirting with the idea of returning to our motherland... back to Bharat mata. Neither of us are anywhere near the retirement age. Besides, there's every possibility that by the time we do approach it, … Continue reading Mother India beckons me… o’, does she?
An insight into the “DNA of the Tatas”…
On the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2008 in Mumbai on 26th November, a Parsi friend forwarded to me an email he received, which brought tears to my eyes. It documents the role played by Tata employees on duty then at the Taj Mahal hotel. It gives us an insight into the deep … Continue reading An insight into the “DNA of the Tatas”…
Change of season… allergies, aches & pains… home remedies… desi (India) style!
Received the following from a friend, just as I was sipping on my 3-minute home concoction of grated ginger, honey, lemon squeeze & hot water... to relieve my sore throat, and to alleviate that nasty irritation in my Eustachian tube! So... here it is for anyone who wishes to avoid an immediate visit to a … Continue reading Change of season… allergies, aches & pains… home remedies… desi (India) style!
Copper Chimney Worli… Paneer laajavaab!
Not since mid '99 have I eaten the mouth-watering Paneer Musallam at Copper Chimney. However, during the past decade I have heard some close friends rave about it endlessly. Reminiscing not only their frequent meals at the restaurant which was right across from their home, but they also narrate tales about their bavarchi, the ex-chef … Continue reading Copper Chimney Worli… Paneer laajavaab!
Sathvaro Radheshyam No… saath chhuti gayo, for now!
Just called up the Thakkars in the US, but Nilesh & Arpita Thakkar's troupe, who staged the dance-ballet Sathvaro Radheshyam No, has returned to Inda. No shows in the AZ region... sorry! But they may be back next Spring, around April 2010. Something to look forward to, I guess...
Sathvaro Radheshyam No… brought to you in the US by…
It's Sunday and in my determination to locate the sponsors/organizers of the dance ballet production, here's the precise theme information I found:
India Journal’s review of “Sathvaro Radheshyam No”
In my search for the US schedule of this Gujarati production, I finally found at least one review: India Journal's review for the dance ballet. Now I have the names of all the promoters; national: Natwar Thakkar of 999 Enterprises Inc and Hiren Parpani Productions; regional sponsors: Harshida, Harish, Dhanesh Parmar of Dhanraj & Tisha … Continue reading India Journal’s review of “Sathvaro Radheshyam No”