- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
- Diwali Debacle
- Rare Japanese Lacquer Pipes
- Greek Odyssey
- Quiescence and Hiatus
- Join! It’s Free! Or is It?
Monthly Archives: February 2010
My bosom pal is very excited – she’s going to Colombia, Argentina and Chile! When she told me the news on Wednesday she couldn’t curb her enthusiasm. Her job takes her to some really far flung places – she’s already been … Continue reading
Chefs who got downgraded in restaurant guides have been known to kill themselves. In 2003, Bernard Loiseau, one of France’s most celebrated chefs has apparently committed suicide after his flagship restaurant Cote d’Or, in Burgundy, was downgraded in GaultMillau restaurant guide. … Continue reading
elBulli, on Spain’s north-eastern Catalan coast, repeatedly crowned the world’s best restaurant, will be closed for two years from 2012, its chef Ferran Adria said on January 26, citing fatigue and a need to perfect new recipes. “No meals will … Continue reading
S$4260/- is the price you pay for a first class Singapore/Bangalore/Singapore ticket. But the service you get is as if you’ve paid 50 cents for a bus ride. That’s why I laughed when I read in the papers this morning … Continue reading
I had the good fortune to stay at the Oberoi when I visited Bangalore recently. Located on MG Road, in the heart of the business and shopping districts of Bangalore, the Oberoi has an abundance of greenery that is characteristic … Continue reading
They say if you travel with a friend, at the end of the trip, you’re likely to have become enemies by then. This is largely due to two persons spending an extended period of time together and finding increasing discomfort … Continue reading
Today, especially today, I will try to reflect on the words of Michael Josephson. Josephson is one of the most sought-after and quoted ethicists in the US. Founder and president of Josephson Institute and its CHARACTER COUNTS! project, he has … Continue reading
Tiger, you’ve let me down. I am not sure to whom you were apologizing. You certainly don’t owe me an apology. I’m not Elin Nordegren. Ok, so you cheated on your wife. That has zero impact on my life. I … Continue reading
WE ENVISION A WORLDWIDE COMMUNION of pipe-smokers that is bound together by a shared love for pipe-smoking, mutual respect, and goodwill • We envision a society that respects the informed choice and adult use of smoking tobacco • We envision … Continue reading