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    You an aunty ?!:hearteyes:

    A major character in an American serial drama, goes overboard in the caribbean sea, gets washed ashore and marries a Prince. The prince gets bored with her in a few years, goes ahead and drops her in the ocean again, and she washes ashore in USA, and remarries her husband. I am not making this up at all. All of it delivered over several episodes. Total Deadpan ! How many viewers might have rolled on their living room carpets laughing their heads off at that. [ I blame @SinghManisha for this recollection; she made me think about American Soap Operas with her recent post titled One Life to Live]

    Comic relief, whether explicitly meant or covertly delivered to those receptive minds, come from both stand-up theater, and the small screen daytime dramas. Daytime dramas can put characters in a coma, when they demand exorbitant raises in contract renewal negotiations, and write in episodes where other characters would come to the bedside where the purported comatose character is laid out, and bemoan the loss and wonder if someone ought to pull the plug. Living room all across america would be voting whether to pull or let her come back to life.
     
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    That is a half eaten shakshuka

    When we go to the grand museums in Europe, I look at frames of the art as much (if not more intently) as the art itself. Very few frames are "originals"; many are modern reproductions, antiqued (much like making a blue jean pair of pants softer and take on a look of an old pair of jeans) to look like they are of the same period as the painting.

    That brass underplate (saucer) is a nice frame for the colors in the middle.

    Shakshuka is a middle eastern (yemeni) poached egg. Imagine Rasam in a gentle simmer, and you gently pour the eggwhite at the middle of the simmering rasam, and as the white disc forms, and gets larger and larger, you continue pouring the yoke into its center. The perfectly poached egg would float in the liquid sauce.
     
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    RFLOL!!
    I recalled the Shakira lyrics from “Hips don’t lie”:
    Your post in positivity is so sweet I could really go and call it a finest post. It would certainly provoke thoughts in girls on all the variety of things that jellified their knees. :kissingheart:
     
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    It is always entertaining to see how comments in posts stir up really odd responses. :clap2:
    In grocery stores (of America) at the checkout, we get the choice of either paper bag or a plastic one; and a guillotine cartoon has this comment:" Paper or Plastic? "
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    In a recent forum-post I had wondered about absent-husbands and the contribution of their absence to the harmony in a marriage, when the aforesaid absent-dH is somewhat detested/unliked/distasteful/etc.. The evidence of this in real life cases is scant. Such boons of absent bH's (bad husbands) to the happiness of the spouse seems to be held private and enjoyed in secrecy.

    In one court case (navy husband, stay-at-home-wife), there was this brief:
    In a nutshell, it is the case of the petitioner-husband that he is a defence personnel working as Executive Officer in Indian Naval Ship at Mumbai and his marriage with the respondent-wife was solemnized on 8th May 2008 at Hotel Presidency, Bhubaneswar as per Hindu rites and custom. On the very next day of the marriage i.e. on 9th May 2008, the respondent-wife forced the petitioner-husband twice to consummate the marriage which was not possible as the parents and relations were present in the house. Since the petitioner- husband refrained himself from the persuasions of the respondent-wife, she became furious and behaved with her husband in a very discourteous manner. When the petitioner- husband asked the respondent-wife about the reasons for her abnormal behaviour, she replied that she wanted a child immediately so that she would establish her legal rights. The respondent-wife insulted the petitioner-husband before others saying that the petitioner-husband was an impotent person and require medical checkup which caused humiliation to the petitioner-husband. Though on subsequent occasions, there was sexual intercourse between the parties but the respondent-wife was not satisfied and she always wanted vigorous sex which was avoided by the petitioner-husband. The abnormal, violent and aggressive behaviour of the respondent-wife came to the knowledge of the neighbours. Within a few days of marriage, the respondent-wife threatened to commit suicide which caused panic to the petitioner-husband and he became perturbed. The respondent-wife brought false allegations against her mother-in- law that she was always watching T.V. and not helping her in the household work.
    Ordinary enough dispute. The divorce was granted on the first petition with a 30 lakh lump-sum alimony to the wife. Husband appeals to reduce the alimony, and that was successful, but only a little bit. The sum was reduced to 25 lakhs.
     
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    The man who saved millions from starvation

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    Norman Borlaug
    Who saved millions from starvation by inventing strains of wheat that resists adverse conditions, and fungal diseases.

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    Although Norman Borlaug's work went on to increase cereal grain yields all over the world, and he got lauded (Nobel Prize) for all that, the side effect was the loss of variety, and bio-diversity -- that come with a huge risk.
     
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    I saw this old NYT piece linked in a recent comment on BBC (what is the right age to quit math?) about foisting mathematics on everybody in school, job-market, and in all gates-of-entry to opportunities.

    In an op-ed for the New York Times, Andrew Hacker a political science professor of more than 45 years at Queens College, writes that a typical American school day finds "six million high school students and two million college freshman struggling with algebra".

    And this forced struggle with maths, Prof Hacker says, "is not just stupid, it's cruel".
    "There are about 7% of human beings who have a kind of natural aptitude for math," he notes. "For the rest, it's sheer torture, for no purpose."​

    And BBC was courting reader stories with this kwestin:
    Was studying maths heaven or hell for you?
    Send us your stories and we will publish a selection.
    Your contact details
    Name:
    Your E-mail address (required):
    Town & Country:
    Your telephone number:
    Comments (required):
     
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    Thank you, @Amulet and @Novalis for enabling me to think about my love-hate relationship with maths.

    One of my math-related subject professors at university would give us really hard homework problems. At best we'd be able to crack a part of it. One day he handed out the homework sheet and seeing our faces all become pale as we walked out of class reading through the sheet - he said:

    'Remember, pain builds character'

    I've loved this quote and have told it to myself in so many different situations. :)
     
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    Netherlands is literally translated to "Paises Bajos" in Spanish.

     

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