Sunday, January 18, 2015

Three reasons I love pizza studio

Went to pizza studio last week, a restaurant chain started by an Indian. Here are the three reasons why I love pizza studio

1) The entire process of making the pizza is transparent to the customer

2) The customer gets to customize his pizza as per his needs

3) A pizza is only 8$, enough to feed me and my wife. A good meal for just 4$ per person. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Land of Guns

The right to protect yourself indirectly means there is a chance that a lunatic or a mentally ill person can take your life even though he bought it to 'protect' himself (or his murderous intentions or radical ideology drilled into him carelessly by his local mosque)
The right to protect yourself means that the money gun manufacturers and retailers make is more
important than the lives taken by the guns and ammunition they produce. Looser gun control
means more guns will be sold. In America if you are angry with society for your own deficiencies, it very easy to express yourself. Take one life or many lives, the punishment is the same. 

Toilet Paper

Why in the hell do we use toilet paper in the west. I really dont get it. How can one cut trees to make toilet paper to wipe your ass. Why cant we just use hot water to cleanup after you do your business. If everyone started using water instead of toilet paper like we do in India , it would wipe off a billion dollar industry and also a lot of jobs. Drink coke instead of water and use toilet paper instead of water. Maybe we are saving a lot of water and creating a lot of jobs and making a lot of people very rich.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

America :The Land of Unlimited inflammation

  American food is full of inflammatory ingredients, unlike indian, chinese and italian food.
Indian food is a combination of inflammatory and anti inflammatory ingredients. For example, we have white rice with curry. White rice is highly inflammatory, but curry has ingredients such as garlic, ginger and other spices which counter inflammatory effects of the white rice.Indians also eat yoghurt with rice at the end of the meal to replenish the probiotics required to digest the food.
  Italian food also employs spices and red wine to counter the inflammatory effects of the food.Chines e food has green tea and soy sauce as anti inflammatory ingredients.

Sadly a typical american meal at Mcdonalds or Taco bell does not have any anti inflammatory ingredients.  

America-The Land of zero Inflation

On a recent trip to India, I realized how much the prices for everyday essentials are increasing year over year in India. However in the US, I remember when I first came to this country in 2007, the price of a six inch sub was 5$ and even today it is 5$. America has somehow been able to curb the inflation of prices of food items. From 2007 to 2014 I have witnessed the price of the US Dollar increase from 39 Indian rupees to a dollar to 61 Indian rupees to a dollar

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Three Reasons Why I loved flying Emirates?

Recently I got a chance to travel in emirates airlines from India to the U.S via Dubai. Travelling with emirates was the most rewarding and relaxing airline experience. I have traveled multiple airlines including Jet airways, Lufthansa and Etihad and never felt as good as flying Emirates.

1) Extremely good service.

    All the support staff in the airports as well on board the aircraft were extremely polite. They also allowed me to check in my baggage even though they were couple of kilograms overweight without paying extra charges. I had a very bad experience with Etihad, where they penalized me last year for just being one kilogram over on my checkin baggage allowance.The Arab lady ahead of me in the line was allowed to checkin her baggage even though she was 3 kgs over.The support staff on Etihad seemed to give differential treatment based on nationality.

2) Awesome In flight entertainment

     Their entertainment system contained a large collection of movies and sitcoms which cannot be matched by another airline I have taken. After the 16.5 hour flight from Dubai to Los Angeles, I felt bad, that I did not have enough time to complete watching what I had planned to watch when the flight started.

3) Delicious Food.

     A Middle eastern Airline providing me with a very tasty 'Asian Hindu Meal' floored me completely.I loved that the staff took very good care of my personal preferences.

Emirates left me with such a 'feel good' experience after a 21 hour journey, that they have won my lifelong loyalty and good will.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

India's greatest export

If anyone ever asks me what is India's greatest export. I would definitely say its Hinduism. I am amazed by the number of Americans and Britons whom I have met, who believe in the law of karma and reincarnation

The beauty of Hinduism is that it accepts wholeheartedly the existence of other religions through the following lines in the Gita

"Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me."

Any religion which markets itself saying that I am the only way to God, is not only insulting itself but also God. Its like saying that we can only reach America from India via the Pacific ocean and not the Atlantic Ocean.

Also I would like to add, its only when we try a different path, do we really discover something spectacular .Just like Columbus discovered America when he was actually trying to find a different route to India.

The world offers a wonderful menu of religions, and we as human beings should try and learn from all religions.  Who orders the same sandwich again and again and visit the same the restaurant again and again for every meal.