Currently browsing category

Random Musings : My view of life, Page 2

Sledging : Has it done any good to Aussies? : Prashant Mendiratta

Australia cricket team over the past 2 decades has become infamous for verbally insulting and intimidating opposition players. The close-in fielders do trash talking in attempt to break the batsman’s concentration, thereby causing him to make mistakes. Sledging that started as a harmless banter reached such epic proportions that people started comparing sledging with mental disintegration. Indians have always been at the receiving end of sledging till the 2007–08 Indian tour of Australia when Harbhajan Singh gave it back to Aussies by calling Andrew Symonds a Monkey. Has it worked for Aussies, this time. The answer is clear NO. Australia team  has been on loosing …


Cuisines of the world in your plate : Prashant Mendiratta

Food and Beverage industry is finally getting its due in New Delhi. We have fine dinning restaurants of the best cuisines in the word and best of wines to pair it with. Top 10 cuisines in the world as I see are : 1. Indian (Tandoori & Mughlai) 2. Indian South Indian 3. Indian Coastal You can’t describe in words the wonders of Indian cuisine; the most sophisticated and diverse cuisine in the world. People around the word swear by Murg Malai Kabab, Rara Gosht and Naan. Indian food is usually very spicy and best eaten with hands; though all top indian restaurants provide cutlery. Unlike …


smalltalk1

What do you small talk about? : Prashant Mendiratta

Often while travelling in a metro or in a party or in networking luncheons during conferences, person next to you tries to engage in a small talk. This talk could be about weather, cricket. Usually such conversations have no informative or a functional value.  The main purpose of this small …


Booze Benefits – Hiccups ! : Prashant Mendiratta

Contrary to many health claims; drinking alcohol has no health benefits. It is a big publicity propaganda that obviously beneifts cash rich corporates that equates daily moderate drinking with eating an apple a day. Drinking induces fatigue and drinking at little as half a drink could cause your nerve cells to die. …


Quality of life : Prashant Mendiratta

I am sure for most of the people quality of life means different things. God created every one equal but yet every person goes on to become a unique person as driven by the environment and challenges. I feel life is a pure maths; you are a sum product of …


Badminton, how it all started : Prashant Mendiratta

Come winters and you start hogging. You start frequenting your favorite chinese joints like sidewok, moet, mainland china and the extra pounds that you have been adding keep hidden under layers of clothing in Delhi winters. Come the onset of summers and you start shedding extra layers of clothes and …


The after effects of playing badminton : Prashant Mendiratta

Ofcourse one would say that you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and in general happy after a hard game of badminton. Sometimes a game of badminton shows you interesting stuff that you least expected. Few days ago; on our way back home after few hard games of badminton in which I lost 2 and …