Tag Archives: Indian

The Stop Cooking Indian Curry Story Upsets Me

Sunday, August 21st, is Cook a Pot of Curry Day. A brilliant group of Singaporeans set up a facebook page to celebrate curry as our way of life and it already has 17,364 attendees. (Update on 19 August 2011: The … Continue reading

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Thosai at Komala Vilas

I don’t know if Komala Vilas has the best thosai, but I always tend to come back to the original branch located on the main road. It was established in Singapore way back in 1947 and is still going strong. … Continue reading

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Little India: The Jungle Tandoor

There’s an interesting new theme restaurant in Little India, but I am not tempted to try it.  I am suspicious of new fangled stores with gimicks.  They may be fun for kids, but I wonder about the quality of the … Continue reading

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Books: Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance & Family Matters

I really enjoyed these two books by Canadian Indian (Parsi) writer Rohinton Mistry. He is one writer who captures the element of nostalgia so brilliantly. The characters are so well drawn that you feel tenderness for them. I do hope … Continue reading

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Books: Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown is a book by Salman Rushdie who won the booker of bookers for Midnight’s Children. This was an almost 400 page book and I took nearly 3 weeks to finish this. Actually I took more than 2 … Continue reading

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Why Racial Harmony Day Annoys Me

In Singapore I am constantly being reminded about my race. It’s there in every official document and form I fill up – my passport, identity card, school report cards and job interview applications. I could go on. It’s just my … Continue reading

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Silver Ang was Adorable and Brilliant in the role of Vyjayanthi

I don’t watch local TV, but I watched the first 3 episodes of the Tamil TV show, Vyjayanthi and captured some screen shots of it to show you. I had to watch this moment of cross-cultural television history. I was … Continue reading

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Silver Ang plays Vyjayanthi in an Upcoming Tamil TV Show

Update: Read my review of the show I don’t watch local TV, except for the Noose, but now this show that’s breaking cultural barriers has intrigued me. I don’t know why, but stories like these are heartwarming to me. It … Continue reading

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Taboo: 14 Things Not to Do in Singapore

Just thought I’d share a list of cultural norms that I am used to since I have been corrected as I was growing up. I thought visitors here might find the list useful. I would love to hear about the … Continue reading

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Blogger and Google Sued for 6 Million Ringgit, for Scathing Review of Sabah Restaurant

Oh dear.  That was my first thought when I saw the headlines in the Straits Times. Is this even possible? So free opinions are not allowed?  I was quite dismayed. I too comment on meals in a bid to record … Continue reading

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