Gluttony on my India Trip – Part 1: Bombay

Every time I visit India, I eat a lot. A few years ago during a visit, I gained 7 pounds in three weeks. Since then, every time I visit India, all everyone wants to know is what I ate and how much weight I gained. Well this time around, I gained nearly 5 pounds in…

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What’s Nuts? Gelatin in Nuts

No matter how many blog posts I write and the topics I write about, the most visited page on this site is my post about gelatin in yogurt. Now I found an even more confounding mechanism for innocuous delivery of gelatin via another food that doesn’t need it – dry roasted peanuts. Yes, you read…

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Kathakali Show – Thekkady, Kerala

Here are some pictures from a Kathakali performance in Thekkady. It started off with a demonstration of eye movements and facial expressions: That was followed by a performance including live music depicting a story of a demoness trying to seduce a god but eventually failing:

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Abraham’s Spice Garden – Thekkady, Kerala

Here are some pictures from Abraham’s Spice Garden in Thekkady. We got a wonderful and extremely informative tour from the owner Abraham. We tasted various herbs and spices as we walked along the garden and even tried the nectar from several flowers. This was my son’s favorite destination during the entire trip. Several of the…

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2019 Tesla US Market Share

I’ve been keeping track of Tesla’s market share in the US for a while. In 2018, Tesla had a 53% market share in plugin vehicles, 80% market share of pure electrics and closed in on the sales of the top luxury brands. In 2019, as Tesla expanded Model 3 sales internationally, it maintained constant total…

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