Housewives as Chefs ? Times of India dt 10th Feb had this interesting article, the onlhy one in the 4 news papers that caught my eye HOMEMAKERS NEW STAR CHEFS AT HOTELS Here is what the paper said Home cooked food is entering 5 star menus at the same time as 5 star food is entering homes. Confused? I don’t blame u, read on . In a unique gastronomical agreement between hotels and 5 star chefs,there is no written agreement, and there is tradeoff between the two. It captures the trend,of high paying guests at 5 stars wanting to taste home made food while housewives want to serve 5 star food at home !!! Taj Gateway Hotels has 20 homemakers on its payroll, who cook homestyle food of their region. They are on a monthly contract and work 5 to 6 hours and make 6 to 8 varities , and each variety enough for 12 people. Since the homemakers were uncomfortable with the big vessels of the 5 stars, the hotel bought them vessels like the ones they have at home, and also their brand of spices and other masalas. This food is not for room service but served in the restaurant, as it has to be fresh and piping hot, including rotis, which we make at home, not the tandoori rotis that the hotels serve. I think this is a wonderful trend, whereby both the sides profit. The guests at the hotel get to eat sindhi Marwari, gujerati food, and the homemakers learn the 5 star ways of cooking, and the families at home are happy with the change in the daily menu for the better. In fact this idea I had for many years, but in a different way. There is a Punjabi neighbor who makes wonderful Chole and rajma, we love it, and they love our sindhi kari. But I can tell u, the ladies are loathe to share secrets, and we husband suffer in the bargain. We get tired of eating the same 6/8 types of breakfasts, and the same style of veggies etc. if the ladies cooperated , I used to say to harsha, suppose the sindhi Marwari, Punjabi and gujerati or a south Indian, all these people show each other in the neighbourhood their favouirtie dishes, each house would become a 5 star, I could be having some lovely dosas, dhoklas, and other things, and they could be having our sindhi curry, and other sindhi specalities, and life would be so tasty and fun eh ! It would cut down on eating out in each family, saving so much money, its jus tthat at times ladies cant stand each other in the neighbourhood. That is understandable, each has their own behaviours, but if we ignore that for a common cause and put aside those differences, life would be heaven eh ! Similarly what if shopkeepers too had cooperation among themselves they would earn money, so what if they are fierce competitiors eh ! Just imagine the current scenario, where all the showrooms of say sarees have their sales at the same time, the customer does not know whom to visit and what to buy from whom. This way the shops sell, well not at a loss, but say a modest profit, but the customers are scattered everywhere. Let us see this from kamalji angle. Say 4 showrooms , ABC and D get toether. So Suppose they split it this way A – sale from say 1st to 7th, B the next 7 days, and so on with C and D When A has sales, the others sell at full prices, so A makes money. And BCD give their garments at a fixed price to A for selling during the sale time. All customers flock to A, and A mints money, while the other 3 have little or no sales. Now when B has a sale, the other 3 keep full prices, and now all the three give B their goods to sell in its sale, and so on. This way, each gets their chance to milk the public legitimately, and at the same time their old goods are being sold by the competitor, and what remains unsold is returned to the respective shopkeeper.Win win for all eh ! This I was reminded of an incident, where two friends put up the same stall of oranges on the roadside standing a little distance apart. The first fellow quoted 30 per kg, the customer would bargain, he would refuse. So when they went to the other fellow, he quoted 25/- and everyone bought form the 25/- chap without a bargain, not realizing it was available in the market for 20. The comparison made them buy from this fellow. So the 25 buck fellow had the sales and the profits, thanks to the 30 bucks fellow. Next day they reversed the rates and the other chap minted the money. No competition, just cooperation among two competitors and the milked the profits. HAHA So ladies and gentlemen, what do u hve to say to this idea of mine, I am curius to know. Burp !!! 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