Friday, May 17, 2013

Master Chef - Kitchen ke super star and the Wow of it

Watching the cookery contest Master Chef - Kitchen ke super star on Star plus, I get the feel how passionate people are about Cooking, which is so clearly visible from the faces of the contestants. Presently Cooking contests, Cookery Blogs, interest of watching cookery shows and curiosity of people to do some magic in their kitchen has taken many hearts and thoughts by storm. Not that there was no kitchen at home, or no proper food in houses, or no eateries in towns and cities, or that people were not passionate about food, or many reasons that can crop up in one’s mind cannot contradict the fact about the rising craze for food.

Earlier there were only traditional food cooked in homes. But the broad horizon and people moving out to different parts of the world has brought in into the minds of mixing and matching different culinary to delight the palate. Thus cooking is not restricted to one’s kitchen these days, but men and women have taken a fascination of cooking up varieties of dishes, so that people can enjoy food in all forms of and not be stuck to traditional ones only. Fusion cooking makes a wide range of difference to the culinary taste.

Cooking gives pleasure to some. They like to innovate and feed people and get pleasure. You can be anywhere in the world, but food of your choice is available. This shows how cooking has crossed boundaries and become accessible.

At the thought, “If cooking would have been like politics where would it have landed”? Oh! God, there would have been chaos. Thank the Almighty, cooking is allowed to everyone and no word of “Rights” can catch it.

Watching the contestants in Master Chef - Kitchen ke super star contest is a delight. So many dishes cooked and just see the innovation that is displayed by participants. Wish the contestants the very best but then one has to come out as the WINNER. And the judges – they are simply wonderful!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chit funds, Probity and The People

The word “Chit fund” is making rounds in India very recently, mainly in the States of Bengal and Orissa (Odisha). Many people in both the states have been very keen in investing their money in “Chit funds” who have made big names, and, come up with promises to give back hefty returns for their investments. But all these promises have fallen flat when after running these financial institutions, they have not kept their promises and have shut down the shop to their investors once and for all.

There are people who are literate enough to know that they are investing for their greed, to earn more at higher rate of interests. But many poor people, having fallen in this trap, have lost their hard earned money, and are just out of their minds, know not what to do in such a situation with many committing suicide.
The word “Probity” has worked wonders for those running the “Chit funds”. But, always a word is not enough to be the Guarantor. Before investing into something that is totally Private, better to check up, and understand the pros and cons.

It is really a sorry state of affairs that people have become so money-minded these days. There are so many Nationalised and Government banks in this country where the Reserve Bank of India is there at the head and monitor. This builds confidence in people. Rate of interests are fixed and one can remain assured that their money is not running into some fraudulent hands. Knowing all this people make a fool of themselves, either their greed overcomes their mental balance or a thought to get rich overnight leads them to invest in “Chit funds” that promise high returns which to a cool mind can say, “This will bring trouble later on”.

Who is to blame when the “Chit funds” Dupe the people:

·         It can be the People
·         It can be their Ignorance
·         It can be their Temptation
·         It can be the Alluring Schemes
·         It can be their thought of Savings

The people who have lost their money have been trapped by the “Chit fund” promoters in their “Ponzi Schemes”. The warning bell has already rung and if after all this people don’t become aware they will run into trouble again.

Read more here: Chit FundPonzi Scheme