The Kitchen Vedantist

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A Conversation from Long Back

Dude

“You called?”

“No”

“But you’re laughing”

(Dude when I call and leave a message you seldom call back. And now when I  hadn’t really called you call out of the blue. How am I expected to react?)

I didn’t say that.

“Here I was so bored I was hoping to find at least a cat to talk to”

“Hmm”

Don’t know what he found so amusing in it. The next day he presented himself with a big grin “Here’s a cat you can talk to”

July 31, 2012 Posted by | communication | , , , | Leave a comment

Living with Compromise

Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati playing chaupar

Image via Wikipedia

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 | , , , , , , | 4 Comments