Wednesday, July 13, 2005

My struggle between Spice and Salad

If any of you share the same city of origin that i do (delhi), you would understand how pampered we are with paranthas and slurpy ghee on top as breakfast. The concept of spending time cooking and eating and then "b-rping" explicitly, Eating seemed like a stand alone activity and the concept of to-go seemed preposterous. I remember bickering about the "taste" in food and how critical it was to get food down my throat into my stomach.

Took me a while to start adapting (still adapting !) to the different concept of food here in the US where taste is secondary and occasional.

What matters is healthy and quick. The concept of *to-go* .box lunches and people sipping on soda during conference calls is so entirely different. Yes it does sound convenient in the land of opportunity, where people are driven by fast paced lives, but a "Salad" for lunch, seems like I am eating for name sake. It seems like my brain sent me a signal "Dude, its time for lunch, go Grab something", and then I realize, shucks I'd have to eat again, let me do a Salad.

I do understand that some food choices should be health driven, but food is like Gas in your car, if you put premium, the car will do better. And the fact that my concept of good gas is tasty food makes it so hard to afford good gas in terms of convenience (money is not the concern).

That's what ticks my thought every time I step out for lunch. Really, its the "Quest" for taste in the land of opportunity.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

30 Minutes of zero judgement

Have you ever noticed that every time your senses are invoked, you see something, hear something, you indulge in judgement, as to whether the sight is good or bad, or hyperlinked to another sight you had the other day.

Subconciously and constantly we subject ourself to judging everything that comes across us. Also, consider that in this vicious cycle of judgement we are giving zero idle time to our brains and souls. In this cycle of judging everything that comes by , arent' we missing judging ourselves.

Think about how much this unnecessarily contributes to the stress in our lives, besides genuine issues we need to deal with as humans in a society

How much comfort you would gain if you could spend just 30 minutes of non judgement every day, just drawing a blank, giving our mind and soul a break. I can gaurentee you, that its life altering, and the true way of stress management.

The solutions for a lot of stress that we endure, is with ourselves, and the sooner we realize it the better.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Silly use of English

Coming from a country like India, where the British influence is so immense and English is taught right from the text book, I always get amused at some of the use of english that I get to hear in the US, see below:

Do you *see* what I am *saying* ? :

Dude how can i see what you are saying, I'd rather see what is visible and *hear* what you are saying :)

How do I kill time ? :

You murderer : You'll end up *DOING* time after killing it

I want to do you ? :


I guess there is much more. But i gotta go now