So it has been a week since our mayor Rob Ford was elected - how? Well, of course I know how, and though everything was pointing to this coming to pass, I actually believed perhaps saner minds would prevail. But then being angry seldom comes with sane minds. And so it came to pass in the US midterms too.

I am not a political junkie or pundit or anything, but these decisions actually impact my life; all our lives in one way or another and so I have a hard time understanding people who decide not to excercise their vote.

Cutting taxes sounds and is a sound idea in principal like managing one's own budget and not using a credit card; but is extremely difficult to excercise and comes with some hard choices. Unlike one's own budget, doing this with a province or country is more far reaching and could have dire consequences. Of course having fewer councillors and thereby reducing the budget seems not such a huge sacrifice, however cutting the budget which then effects say the TTC in Toronto is on the other hand perhaps, not such a sound idea.

The US injected 600billion into their economy yesterday, called the QE 2! Acronym for quantitative easing. Yup, not quite sure what to make of all this. Somehow I feel that we are all kind of responsible for the financial 'crisis'. A lot of us are in a similar position and should be taking a hard look at our own finances and managing them; without of course the benefit of any QE!!

About Ronica Sajnani


Ronica Sajnani was born in Amritsar in the Punjab where she learned to blend the kormas, dahls and halwas of north India from her mother who brought them with her when she married. Her paternal aunts shared the secrets of recipes from Coorg -- sambhar, payasam, pundy (pork) curry, dosai, plantain with coconut. As Ronica began to travel she added intriguing variations to the traditional dishes – a dash of Moscow’s famous vodkas lend a spirited ‘zing’ to her Nimbu-pani. China’s lomein noodles provide a novel alternative to rice with her curries. Middle Eastern food traditions also enrich her table.

What is Ronica Cooking?

Enjoy the blend of kormas, dals and halwas of North India in the comfort of your own home where Ronica will bring her rich cooking skills to your own kitchen or join her in her own gracious home. Ronica offers cooking classes and caters small parties.

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