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Life, Cooking and Lessons!

We cook everyday. Some days are good, a few bad. And then, a few other is all special. Today, I have been through some deeper thoughts. While cooking pasta, was watching the veggies all cook together with the spices. A thought struck me. It just made perfect sense to relate that to life.

Our life is also like cooking a new recipe. We are all like those different ingredients. Ingredients won't really be good and tasty as it is. Except for a very few ones, all ingredients will taste better when blended with others. It is just like blending our thoughts and minds with meeting new people around and forming new bonds. I look at this part of meeting and forging new relationships as the form of making delicious and scrumptious recipes!  We could picture each of us with a nature that could be related to say, spices, veggies, greens, fruits, herbs, proteins, and what not?

When we cook together, each ingredient brings out its strength and the other tries to camouflage the weakness and th…

Why do we have prejudice and why do we generalize ?

I have been reading a lot of research on racial identification and discrimination issues, socio economic issues and others. It is strange that even in 21st century and that too post 2010 period we are still talking about it ! It makes me wonder what has happened to human mind, or rather the rational and the emotional balance in human mind. Why do we give so much importance to the visually apparent skin tone or the looks? Does that race of a person define anything? People tend to think that race is biological, it is never so. What is in a color that makes one decide the goodness of a person ?

These thoughts have been bothering me for a while and off late, the readings for one of my favorite class (the new one I have taken this summer semester) has triggered more of the spark. Racial discrimination is something we think, we see in the west and far west (Europe and the US). However, that is not the fact. The discrimination in these places would be based on their ethnicity, color…

Things at my end....

I have always thought, I will be regular on my blog but it has not been possible. I pen many thoughts- both in my mind and on the page and leave it incomplete. I have wanted to share about how my very short break between summer courses and end of spring semester just raced past. I have been wanting to do a lot in between this period: a short break of almost 12-15 days. However, I don't even remember how I just forgot that I even had a break time!

We were able to take a short trip to Savannah, GA for two days and that was a beautiful trip. Two days in Savannah cannot be enough to complete the city so we would like to go back once again and enjoy the beautiful and oldest city of Georgia.Then, all set with the shifting arrangements to the new place. All the packing and setting up things took a while and by the time we could realize, my classes began. It is a new and intense course for summer as the entire course has to be completed with a month and the syllabus will need to cover wh…