Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Monday, October 12, 2015
Was waiting outside the The Dosa Brothers on 2nd & Market on a beautiful day. The wait time was around 15 minutes. Enough time for a ginger chai. All was good. Out of nowhere, a random lady was walking towards the crowd waiting eagerly for their Dosas. She was yelling explitieves and stormed towards a lady talking on her phone and BOOM - Punches her right on her nose and vanishes in a lightening speed. The rest of the crowd including me was busy on our phones, saving the world, so it took us about 5 seconds to know what happened. The poor lady was shaking and still in shock about what happened. One by one people started to console her and gave her a second to realize what happened. She got dozen hugs from random people all around, all of us apologized for what had happened to her and for the fact that we could not be of any help. A lady even advised her to go talk to her Doctor to make sure this incident does not haunt her in the future. The Dosa lady felt so sorry for her and gave her a free Chai and (ironically) a ‘punch' card coupon for a free Dosa worth $12 and more importantly topped it with a priceless hug and a sorry.
Made me realize that for every single crazy person out there, San Fran balances herself with a dozen kind hearted ones. Good > Crazy.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
"Ganga, lets not get carried away by this. We are going to India for just 3 weeks. I have equally split the times between your house and my house. We stay at my place for 15 days and we stay at yours for 10 days. It sounds totally fair and lets not make this a big deal considering we have stayed in the US for gazillion years without a vacation."
"You will never get it Ganga. It is a different feel. You have to experience to love them. How do I explain to you? Its like having a gol gappa at an restaurant innovatively named as ‘Taj Mahal’ in Chicago vs having it by the streets at Connaught place. It is like listening to Sunidhi Chouhan vs. Shreya Goshal. You know what I mean?"
"Great. I don’t remember you showing so much feeling and emotion towards me in all these years. Keep your food analogies to yourself, and don’t try too hard referencing something from the north. Stick to your Idly/Sambaar and Rajnikanth."
"Sorry Ganga, this is not possible. Either we spend 15 days at ours and 10 days at yours or we are not going at all. I am serious this time. Forget the trip."
"No Ganga. I said No. Lets cancel it. Lets cancel it. Lets not go at all."
"Gowtam…Gowtam…wake up. What are you yelling about? Its 6AM. Go get the milk from outside. I have to get Prinyanka ready for school."