Omar Wani

March 11, 2021

Galouti kebab and the fork

I've developed a theory: if you can reach a galouti kebab to your mouth with a fork, without breaking it, then it's not the real one. Last evening my tooth was giving me a little trouble and I thanked an old chef for creating these kebabs for the King who had tooth troubles (rather, is referred to as a 'toothless king'). And of course,...
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March 10, 2021

Getting the flavours right at home

I am in Pune after many years. Unable to go out I have the vada paw served right here in the room. With one caveat: the green chilies of Maharashtra are not to be taken lightly! Executive Chef Sachin's garage throws out incredible flavours! First, the vada paw took me back to some memories of college days - spent in Mumbai and Pune. Th...
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March 7, 2021

Live, free

The quest for life begins with the thirst for milk And ends with the thirst for death. In between there are people, books, theories and tools, There are leaders, saints, capitals, the poor and the fools. The distance is largely covered in the blink of eye, And bridge we all along plan for we actually never cross. Some marry. Some don't...
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March 6, 2021

Some qualities of a healer

• to hide the faults of man and the rest of creation- not only from others but even from themselves • to have compassion & forgiveness for even the worst of sins • love and gentleness • truthfulness, honesty, sincerity, devotion, generosity • justice, imposing the 'rights' and preventing the 'wrongs' • humility, staying awake-praying •...
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March 6, 2021

Why do people keep journals?

They want to be read. They want their secrets found out. They have a memory they wish to remember in fine detail. They would like to leave behind a legacy of reading material. They would like to put some fine paper and pens to good use, or not! "They want to write private things, funny things, teachers lessons" says my eight year old S...
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March 6, 2021

A prayer

A prayer Help me keep it simple, my Lord, this life that you have given. I wish to serve with stable hands, a balanced head and a generous heart. I wish to live well, within means, so those who stand beside me are not too proud, nor too embarrassed. And having done my bit for my children, and those I love, help me pass over quietly on ...
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