Last Word, Miscellany, Opinions

My ( final) Thoughts on Elections 2016


Thank the American God it's over. What we have now is One Nation Under God. It says so, right there, see? United States. United. Capital U. How can it be anything but united? Small u. Four years ago, I wrote an article about the US Elections. I said racism had a major part to play.… Continue reading My ( final) Thoughts on Elections 2016

Last Word, Writing

A Post About ME


I started off by writing a major told-you-so post about #Trump and #Elections2016. Wanna read what I wrote? Head over to the bottom of this post. I'll put it there in italics. Not that it matters. We can only look ahead now. No use, as no one in my family used to say, whining because… Continue reading A Post About ME

Peeved Punjabi, Writing

My experience with Social Media in 2015


2015 was the year I invested in a "social presence". Here is my honest review and my responses to the current state. Facebook provides the bulk of my traffic, followed by WordPress. Facebook has destroyed the concept of Friend and totally diminished and warped the meaning of the word "like". I received connection requests from… Continue reading My experience with Social Media in 2015

Last Word, Miscellany

The Return of Fish


It's Thursday and time for some more work with mirrors and and smoke, maybe some steam. For steam is healthy they say. You have saunas where your toxins become toxouts and steam irons where the wrinkles in your clothes become more becoming creases. Remember to use distilled water for the steam iron. I learned that… Continue reading The Return of Fish

Miscellany, Writing

Insights


WordPress tells me that Wednesday is the best day for readers of #SloWord. 28% of the readers come to #SloWord and read what is there to be read on #SloWord on Wednesdays. It also tells me that 9% of the readers read #SloWord at 11:00pm. It would be reasonable to say then #SloWord helps some… Continue reading Insights

Miscellany, Peeved Punjabi

#Oscars


So we had the annual, actually, the 87th Annual, dress-up-and-make-political-speeches-thank-god-my-family-the-cast-and-crew-for-an-amazing-film extravanganza. It was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and featured a confusing opening song-and-dance. Well produced it may have been, but it was confusing. To me, at least, and my opinion is all that matters to me. Two reasons I stopped watching it: 1. Neil… Continue reading #Oscars

Miscellany, Slo-Man

Women’s Equality Day


As is customary on such formal occasions the responsibility for writing a commemorative post devolves upon The Slo-Man. August is a grand old month. Not only does the first whisper of cooler climes caress your cheek as you walk to work, but  August brings the first jackets, the last languorous look at lighted evenings before… Continue reading Women’s Equality Day

Miscellany, Peeved Punjabi

The Hypocratic Process


So America can now collectively pat it's back and congratulate itself on a job well done. What a lesson for those pesky racists! The first rule of public life is - never be found out. Publicly. You can have a string of prior convictions for the same offence, but as long as the general public… Continue reading The Hypocratic Process

Peeved Punjabi, Recipes & Food

No Aloo? No point!


So this is it then. The end of civilization as we know it. The thin edge of the wedge. The most unkindest cut of all. Remember that song we used to play, Sam? It's almost over. The end of the world is nigh. There was a time when I lived in Calcutta (Kolkata, if Bengali… Continue reading No Aloo? No point!

Miscellany, Slo-Man

If its over


The Slo-Man spent a large portion of his time trapped in hotels in the US during the course of a bruising and ultimately fatal Republican nomination battle. As his American friends and relatives would say, the Republican nomination race was a “train wreck”. And now that the big night is over and Florida, once again,… Continue reading If its over