Saturday, February 28, 2009

Roti with Chicken Curry

1/2 kg chicken breast (marinated in curd and spices for 3 hours)
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
3 cardamom pods
spices (season to taste)
1 can tomato paste
1 tsp sugar
1/2 glass milk
3 rotis

Cobra would have been perfect, but the case of Heineken's still there.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shepherd's Pie

1/2 kg beef mince
4 potatoes (mashed)
3 carrots
1 onion
250g peas
250g corn
2 tbsp worcestorshire sauce
1/2 cup broth
salt, pepper and butter

the only bit missing was some Guinness, so Heineken would have to do.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I totally want one of these

I'd be comfortable, warm and look like Obi-wan too. Could there be a better way to lounge?

Monday, February 09, 2009

Give the dog a bone

or the hope of some. I wonder why all and sundry seem so interested in Pak's latest dismissal of some 'dossier' put together by a few Indian mandarins. Its basically a question of realigning their goals.

We recognise that country's broke or is getting there soon enough. Why not offer them a performance linked bonus? The top income tax bracket in India is 33%; I suggest we offer them the top 3%, provided there are no terrorist attacks by their co-religious fundamentalists on Indian soil during the financial year.

Personally, i don't see how bad it could be. Currently I pay taxes and receive crappy government service and worse roads. Giving Zardari and gang a few financial incentives in addition to the largesse from the Pentagon may or may not change the situation; can't be much worse than it is now. For the Pakis, it'll be like getting paid twice from two masters for doing essentially the same job.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Eye off the ball

The wife was in town all of last month, hence the quiet on the blog and the absence of spread analysis. But the break seems to have done some good, took a 100 punt on the angels of anfield at 2.5 to beat the residents of stamford bridge. The pay-off cancelled out all previous losses for the season. God bless the Spaniard.

The weekend could have been better with the correct call of the Super Bowl winners but laziness to workout the right spreads was a refresher course in opportunity cost.

Am betting against the grain for tomorrow and have 10 down on the Lankans beating Dhoni's men at 2.2.