I have the least interest in the person that this book talks about, except that her exploits tell the sad story of the land that I care most about. IfI have the least interest in the person that this book talks about, except that her exploits tell the sad story of the land that I care most about. If I ever read this book that will be following the principle 'Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer'. She is a constant reminder of how utterly spineless, and brainless our society has become. During one of my long conversations about India in my college days, a classmate of mine came up with the theory that after being under British rule for over a century and half, Indians got used to servitude and readily pay obedience to authority. May be he was right! and who better to boss around us than a white skinned European. All you need to colonize India is a pretty woman to charm the prince. Shameless Indians!...more
I came across a user review of another Jad Adams book on Amazon. I think it was 'The Dynasty' or some such title that deals with the subject of the ruling family of India. The user deplored that the throne is not handed over to the members of the dynastic family, and that they had to fight to grab control of power. The person considered that this fight for power is a great sacrifice that the family made for the nation. I was shocked to the very core after reading that review. Goes to show the amount of brainwashing that Indians go through. ...more
Few thoughts: When Julia couldn't cut onions as fast as other guys in her first cooking class, she comes home and chops a whole lot of onWorth a watch.
Few thoughts: When Julia couldn't cut onions as fast as other guys in her first cooking class, she comes home and chops a whole lot of onions till sh masters the art. That scene with a pile of chopped onions, screams aloud the importance of hard work and determination. Julie's character shows this trait too; she works really hard.
When Julie was cooking a dish for an important guest, it gets burnt because she falls asleep; I'm surprised that the electric oven that Julie was using didn't have a timer; It's a little hard to believe for that time and place.
[24/2/10:] Was watching Friends, the episode where Janis walks into Monica's kitchen while Monica was cooking lobster. Reminded me of the lobster scene from this movie. When I was watching the movie, I realized how much torture those poor animals go through before they end up on the dining table. I promised myself never to eat a lobster again; Had it a bunch of times in Montreal because it's Vicky's favorite dish. For that matter, there is no non-veg dish that doesn't involve cruelty to animals, is there? even with the 'humane killings'. Anyway, that reminds me again that I should actually stop eating non-veg. Several attempts that I made in the past weren't completely successful. They lasted for different durations, ranging from several months to several years....more