Apocalypse – Population growth or Some Virus?

In 1969 when I was born the world population was at 3.6 billion. In fifty years it has doubled to 7 billion…… Krishnan and I are happy that we didn’t contribute to this growth as we decided not to have any children. The Earth has limited resources and human beings are not only procreating mindlessly, … Read more Apocalypse – Population growth or Some Virus?

A Truly Great Man – leaves too soon :(

I have stayed away from news and politics for almost two weeks now as we were dealing with Krishnan’s health scare… So yesterday when I blogged about the Kalamkari saree, I didn’t know about Manohar Parrikar’s passing away. When the news item popped up, we felt really sad. A good man had gone too soon. … Read more A Truly Great Man – leaves too soon 🙁

Karti – temporarily carted away

I waited till the Delhi Patiala House court judge pronounced his order on Karti Chidambaram.. I don’t usually pray but I was praying that the slimy Abhishek Manu Singhvi didn’t manage to set him free. Karti Chidambaram and his father P. Chidambaram are the icons of CONgress power and they use that power liberally to … Read more Karti – temporarily carted away

Waved out the Microwave

We bought a microwave 15 years back and ever since then, it has been an important appliance in the kitchen. I initially used it just to reheat stuff, then to cook rice. Then I figured out I could steam vegetables in it and then discovered roasting papad and “vadaam” without oil. All was well till … Read more Waved out the Microwave

Nature’s revenge 

An article shared on Facebook today disturbed me tremendously … It’s titled By 2025 half the newborns will be autistic. This is in the US, the world’s most developed nation. This is also the “flu” season. A doctor from AIIMS, the premier medical institution in India said on TV the other day, that the country where … Read more Nature’s revenge 

The demographic dividend is dying :(

Yesterday morning while having breakfast at the hotel we were staying in, I went to get a spoonful of dried fruits – figs and raisins. The raisins were fine, but the figs had been cut into pieces and sugar had been added !! Chennai has this deep addiction to sugar and now increasingly ghee. Obesity … Read more The demographic dividend is dying 🙁