Omigosh Omicron? Pish posh! Mask up and be merry.

The baraat/groom’s procession leads to the wedding venue. This groom is in a decorated car. Some grooms mount white horses. Photo by the author.

Weddings are big deals in India. They’re occasions when you had better accept that rich is rich and poor is poor and that inequality exists, big time.

The divide starts right with the groom's procession, in which these women carry the lighted umbrellas that illuminate the grooms’ procession.

I don’t…

Good mornings are made of these, breakfast with deep-fried cheese

Paneer is a soft cheese made by curdling milk with an acid, such as lemon juice or vinegar. It doesn’t melt and is soft and spongy.

It is eaten fresh or as in this case, deep-fried after marinading in chickpea batter — powdered chickpea flour, salt, turmeric, and chili powder.

Left, oval bowl: chickpea powder, salt, turmeric, chili powder, and water to mix. Right, round plate: cubes of paneer cheese. Photo by the author.

I just read Gratitude Jar! by R. Rangan PhD.

I loved Dr. Rangan’s story, and the thought of his jar, which sits on his kitchen table with slips of paper with the names of people and the things they are thankful for, made me smile.

However, I misread the title…

Shri Jesus to Shri Rama to JD Rockefeller, where does my mind wander?

Photo from author’s collection. My dad and my late mother with our relatives outside a Hindu temple* in South India.

Even if we are just 0.0000001% of infinity, we’re infinite too. Infinitely kind and good.

What if we were to think of ourselves as a fraction of an infinity instead of finite lump of clay from The Infinite?

The argument between an Arian bishop and Bishop Nicholas: is Jesus equal to God?

In Santa Claus and St. Nicholas, Filiz Özer talks about how St…

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3xTop Writer. Jamshedpur, India. Dentist, mom of 2 girls, lives in a joint family, in love with the written word.

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