Every single day I hear of people complaining about how traffic policemen mete out injustice on the roads, how people are being fined for wrong things and how many others get away with so much yet the cops turn a blind eye to them. I can’t say I have been on the receiving end of this lashing but I must say there are times … Continue reading Are there different rules for matatus?
We’re all still buzzing after President Barrack Obama’s visit to our city. Social media is abuzz and everyone who had a chance to meet him is letting everyone know that they did. As they should! I’d have gone wild as well, and I even toyed with the idea of getting a professional to photoshop me with him, and then thought the better of it. I … Continue reading Well, thanks Obama!
In case you’re wondering what’s going on, it’s been in the news quite a bit, and also it’s been going pretty viral on social media, that Maggi noodles have been banned in India because they tested for high levels of MSG, therefore making them unfit for human consumption. A nation almost fell apart at this because Maggi Noodles in India are huge! I know this … Continue reading Modi and the Maggi Noodles
The National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) released ten safety and security tips. Now I’m not sure if this is something they did a long time ago and it was being publicized on social media or it was hastily written by a very uninformed person in the wake of the Garissa tragedy that we are still trying to come to terms with. The two tips that … Continue reading Is this how you manage disaster?
I wrote this last week for the Star newspaper in my weekly column The Extreme Side (Life With a Pinch of Masala). A lot of people shared negativity about the Garissa attacks. I hope you will share this to get the message across. Thanks Kamal ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* This massive tragedy is the only thing we are talking about and rightfully so. We lost a hundred … Continue reading World Attention for Garissa Attacks
A couple of weeks ago, I read an article about a woman who decided to marry a guest instead at the altar. Yes. A guest. She was in the middle of the varmala ceremony (garland ceremony that is performed just before the marriage rituals) when the groom had an epileptic seizure. During the melee of trying to get the twenty five year old groom some … Continue reading Kids, this is how I met your mother.
Let me start from the top. For many years, I’ve abused my body and not looked after myself. The scales have tipped to gasp-inducing digits that one day I finally sat down aghast at what was going on with my life and decided to take control of it. For many years, in fact for as long as I have known both these lovely ladies, … Continue reading I owe a public apology to Valentine Njoroge and Andrea Bohnstedt.
A survey shows that almost sixty seven percent of people who visit your bathroom will definitely have a quick poke-around at your cabinets. This does not make them obnoxious. It makes them inquisitive, but perhaps borderline obnoxious. Then you have people who annoyingly turn up with other people to your sit-down dinner and you have a pre-planned set up with proper place settings and menu. … Continue reading Are you a good guest or an obnoxious one?
We could hear her walking to her Art Room from far away. We also knew she’d have a straight back and arms clasped behind her back as she walked in her gorgeous heels. Those who knew her will nod in agreement and those who didn’t know her will know that that’s how Sheila Choda was. She was the epitome of class and elegance making every … Continue reading Goodbyes are hard and this was the hardest ever…
Mid December last year (gosh, that sounds like a long time ago) I took my kids to the cinemas to watch a much-awaited Bollywood movie P.K. that starred superstar Aamir Khan. A few months before the released first-look posters caused quite a stir with Amir Khan posing stark naked with just a transistor radio to give him decency. I’m yet to understand why that caused … Continue reading Banning Movies Because of Religious Sentiment