The Kitchen Vedantist

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Living with Compromise

Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati playing chaupar

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I guess I’ll feel better after writing this.Try looking at it standing where I am.

So here I’m, desperately combating senility, on my nth effort to start a blog and get it going. Finally, I think I have found stuff I’ll be able to write regularly- or at least randomly-about. Finally I think I would be able to play audio from my blog without having to turn it into a video file, something I’ve wanted for a long time. Now I can happily start posting away to my share of cyber immortality.But wait, what about the title? Child’s play to the more imaginative blogger, but not so to someone as verbally challenged as me. Sure, stuff that sounded nice to the ears did pop up, but nothing that connects with the nature of my ramblings. Much brainstorming later, I find something that made sense and sounded good too.

Climax-anticlimax if you will- now. That title I thought fitted my blog to a T, even as Parvati and Siv, word and meaning, is taken. Taken- like it happens for men who’re rich, handsome, not gay and not too shy.

But why? Here it is. The Kitchen Philosopher. Woe upon me, I can’t see the connection between title and content. Can you? Too late, anyway.

Now what’s THIS BLOG to do with kitchen or vedanta, you may ask. No connection with kitchen or vedanta per se. Kitchen vedanta is the translation of a Malayalam word ‘adukkalavedantam’ (adukkkala= kitchen) coined before the time of women empowerment and politically correct speech.

So that’s where it fits. No more than ramblings about books, music, life- could be anything as long as it is strictly impractical.

Come to think of it, I shouldn’t really feel bad about this. Someone else thought this was a good title too. And the guy has got style- I must give it to him. But god, what two unlike people to think up the same title!


August 20, 2010 - Posted by | humor, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. For what it’s worth, I think you picked the best cyber-venue for your blog: WordPress. I’ve found it to be the most blogger-friendly of blog places on the net, and this has been determined through experimentation: blogspot,, Myspace and even Facebook among them.

    Secondly, I disagree that you’re verbally challenged. So far, I haven’t seen any evidence of that. I also wonder, given the process you’ve outlined, whether you have so much going on in your mind that it’s hard to get focused on one thing. If so, we share a trait here. Or maybe I’m just projecting, based upon the fact that I too struggle to come up with adequate titles for my blogs. Or for anything for that matter.

    Anyway – cheers! Too bad that other guy had dibs on the name. Kitchen Vedantist seems a bit more creative anyway. 🙂

    Comment by wolfshadesblog | August 25, 2010 | Reply

  2. Yes, sometimes there’s just so much going on I find it hard to focus. It could also be a case of the processor between my ears not being fast enough.:) I’m amazed to find so many people out there who can process so much of information so fast and come up with sassy posts very regularly. Also, English is not my mother tongue. Thus I constantly worry about finding the right word for the right thought.

    I agree with you about WordPress- am new here and yet to figure out all the features. But I absolutely dig what I’ve found so far!

    Comment by umavvs | August 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. Keep it up, woman! You have a voice that wants to be heard.

    Comment by lynnbiederstadt | August 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks Lynn..sure will keep it going as far as it goes…:)

      Comment by umavvs | August 31, 2010 | Reply

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