What a well-off couple learned from cutting consumer habits

A software engineer and professional fundraiser in Boston decided four years ago to purge some of their consumerist habits to save more than 70 percent of their salaries. The result was a big move to rural Vermont and the release this month of the book, “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.” NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports. Continue reading What a well-off couple learned from cutting consumer habits

सालगिरह मुबारक पाकिस्तान…

बचपन से 15 अगस्त को स्कूल में होता था…बड़ा हुआ तो कॉलेज में जाने लगा…या फिर आस पास के किसी स्कूल या पिता जी के दफ्तर में…नौकरी में आया तो हर बार 15 अगस्त को दफ्तर में रहा…सुबह से देशभक्ति के नाम के झूठे नारे टीवी पर चलवाता रहा…लाल किले से किसी ने किसी धोखेबाज़ की ठगी को लाइव दिखवाता रहा…भाषणों का विश्लेषण करने के … Continue reading सालगिरह मुबारक पाकिस्तान…

Designated Smoking Corner – Nina Sangma

Hey! Non-smokers! Leave Us the Hell Alone! Every time i go to watch a movie at the nearest mall, even before the film starts i’m welcomed by some crudely cut montages of people talking about how smoking is injurious to health, with a suicidal voice over claiming smokers are sure to die of some deserved cancer of the lungs. I don’t think so! I think … Continue reading Designated Smoking Corner – Nina Sangma

Nude Wednesday in Holland and a one night stand in Germany – Nina Sangma

What does being naked in front of other naked strangers feel like? Liberating to say the least. I may not have the body of a Victoria’s Secret model but it’s safe to say mine wasn’t the worst that day. At least it’s a great way to save on therapy money. Seriously, shedding your clothes in public is the best for of catharsis. Just for that, … Continue reading Nude Wednesday in Holland and a one night stand in Germany – Nina Sangma

Fish curry with a side order of porn – Nina Sangma

  Till you’ve been to a male strip club or clube de mulheres in more refined terms, courtesy your best friend’s mother, life will have had little meaning. All that throbbing testosterone in one night will give you a head rush to put it mildly. But if you aren’t as lucky to get this sort of orientation to brasileiros, you may want to hit the … Continue reading Fish curry with a side order of porn – Nina Sangma

Romans, Punjab’s lost tribe – Nina Sangma

The first thing that hit me when I reached Rome was the familiar big city grime and filth. But Rome is unlike any other city in the world. It has a dark, angry quality to it. I couldn’t put my finger on why the city made me uncomfortable. Was it the passive aggression I was exposed to? Months after I’d returned it hit me like … Continue reading Romans, Punjab’s lost tribe – Nina Sangma

Why Venice will be special – Nina Sangma

I’m told I’m a magnet for crazy. I attract them in any shape or form. You know when they tell you a place is defined by its people, believe them. And when you’re a c-magnet like me, you’ll find crazy walking down the street. So why should the fact that I was lost and dragging a suitcase the size of Istanbul in Venice be out … Continue reading Why Venice will be special – Nina Sangma