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September 7th, 2016

If you can’t beat ’em…

…join ’em.

Arre! What’s with the boring “join’em” reply.

If beetles are decimating your crops, what do you do?

Yes! You eat ’em.

This is such a great story in so many ways.

Sensible.

Free.

Abundant.

Non-pesticide-y.

Presumably nutritious?

Aren’t beetles supposed to be chock full of something or other that’s good for you? Though, as a vegetarian, AND a squeamish human being to boot, am not sure I could “binge” on these things, the way the Kakoti family does:

A quintal = 100kg divided by 30 (days in April) = 3.33 kg per day divided by 7 […]

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March 8th, 2016

Happy Womens Day – just hang on while I sell the wife on Facebook

There are some mornings when I open my morning newspapers here in Delhi and think “Gosh, April Fool’s Day already…” & then I realise, no, just another day in dear old India.

Trust this lady is also now suing for divorce.

Makes more sense, darling, that fretting about this chump defaming your family.

October 25th, 2015

Best excuse ever

For sheer inventiveness, it doesn’t get much better, you have to admit.

“Sorry, m’lud, can’t come to court, because I’ve got to get there on foot, since I have renounced the world, and it’s 2200 km away so that will take me 8 months to walk!”

Fab excuse.

I’m a tad confused about the rights & wrongs of the monk’s crime, to be honest. But suffice it to say that I’m all for walking, and hats off to him for tackling 10-12km per day.

#onlyinIndia

January 1st, 2015

Cardigans & mufflers for the gods

There is a time for everything, and New Year’s Day is perhaps not the time to go shooting off into a tirade or a vent, as is sometimes my wont. (Though I have posted my rubbish photo of the day – check it out and you will see what I mean. Swachh Bharat & all that).

But by and large, today is a day for taking time to savour all that is delightful about India.

Like this story of the gods wearing mufflers and cardigans and shawls, against our bitter Delhi winter.

Too gorgeous.

“Clad in woollens from top to […]

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