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The Thirsty Crow

February 26, 2012

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The Original Story Once, there was a crow who was very thirsty. The crow flew in all directions in search of water, but nowhere the water could be found. At last, he saw a pot in a garden. There was a little water but his beak could not reach to it. The crow saw some […]

The Opportunist….

February 25, 2012

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My addition in bold.   A group of people were waiting in a hall. There was a half filled glass. “I see that the glass is half empty that makes me pessimist!”, said the first. “I see that the glass is half full, implies that I am optimist!”, said the second. The third person drank […]

On the way down

February 25, 2012

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I consider the original joke derogatory to the Sikhs. The original joke is in tact with my modifications in bold.   A man was standing on the roof a high-rise building. Suddenly another man comes and says “Sardar Banta Singh, your daughter Santo has committed suicide.” Grieved, he jumps. This is the thought sequence as […]

Chicken-Spinach à la Arvind!

February 17, 2012

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This is a favorite dish of my friend Julian Hewlett. Julian! Monsieur, c’est la recette au Poulet aux épinards-à la Arvind!! Bon apetit, mon ami! Cooking time: About 60 minutes Ingredients: Boneless Chicken (or just simply remove the bones) : 400 gm Spinach: 400 gm Diced Tomatoes: 250 gm Ginger (trimmed): 10 gm Ginger Paste: 40 gm Garlic Paste: 60 gm […]

Mixed beans curry

February 5, 2012

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Preparation time: 8 hours Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients: Brown Chickpeas: 150 gm Red Kidney Beans (Rajma): 150 gm French Beans (Green Beans): 100 gm Vegetable Oil (Sunflower / Peanut): 1 tablespoon Black Mustard Seeds (Rai): 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds: 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon Powdered Coriander Seeds: 2 teaspoons Red Chili: 1/2 teaspoon Diced Ginger: […]

Ginger Garlic Chutney

February 5, 2012

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Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Ingredients: Ginger – 50 gm Garlic Cloves – 50 gm Onion – 100 gm Tomatoes – 100 gm Green Chili – 25 gm Salt – to taste (1 teaspoon) Vegetable Oil (Olive Oil / Sesame Oil) – 1.5 teaspoon Dice ginger, Onion, Green Chili  and tomatoes. Process […]