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A nice strong cup of chai (milk tea with cardamom and ginger) | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Chai – An entire country runs on it. And when you consider that the country has over 1 billion people, chances are that Starbucks sales do not even come close to the number of cups of chai served daily in … Continue reading


Making Carrot Halwa (in pictures) | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Introduction
Apart from besan barfi (home made), gaajar (carrot ) halwa remains my favorite Indian dessert. Perhaps because of the way it was prepared in my house. Laboriously, painstakingly, over several hours. The ingredients are simple – the entire preparation takes … Continue reading


College Chicken Curry | Posted on by Anuj Varma

I’ve eaten a lot of chicken curry. Restaurant chicken curry as well as home cooked. Home cooked – as in about 200 different homes. I grew up in the land of chicken curry (India) – and then continued enjoying it … Continue reading


Letter to Sonia, Sheila and Rahul | Posted on by Anuj Varma

The rapes have to stop. Right now. Not tomorrow, not next month, not within a ‘phased timeframe’. Right now.
All that is needed is effective policing – and enforcement of existing laws. Do not hide behind the ‘delay tactic’ of … Continue reading


Arvind Kejriwal – powerful response – at the Noida Sammelan | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Lashing back at Laloo Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav who were (and still are) trying to desperately undermine the LokPal bill. On Feb 27, Arvind Kejriwal explains to Laloo Yadav how he is a public servant – and there is … Continue reading


Sonia breaks her silence – and with it her innocence | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Sonia Gandhi finally broke her silence on Anna Hazare. She defended the draft put forth by her partymen – and asked Anna to do the same. Anyone who has been following this movement knows that the current draft leaves out … Continue reading


Interesting experiences of an NRI (Mohan) who returned to India | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Mohan’s Musings


Pawar–One slap is not enough | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Angry at rising food prices, a man recently resorted to slapping Sharad Pawar (the Agriculture minister linked with more scams than he has hair).
Violence can never be condoned. However, often, one can empathize with the underlying emotions behind the violence. … Continue reading


Buy Stamps–Save Tigers | Posted on by Anuj Varma

This is insane. Is it possible to imagine a world without Tigers?  There’s only 3500 tigers left in the wild. 
Help raise funds to fight this man-made problem. The simplest way to help is to buy US postal stamps featuring … Continue reading


Let there be light! | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Today I met an IITian who is trying to make a difference. When he returned to India (after working in the U.S.), he was obligated to go visit a farmland that he had inherited from his father. On seeing the … Continue reading