Free online classes are such a blessing. I can never stay motivated enough/carve out the time to do all the coursework etc but it’s great for getting resources. Just sign up for a class and pick which lectures seem relevant to you and listen to them when you’re free. Download the pdf’s and read those on your morning train commute. A lot of these classes have a lot of people who do that, and the professors are aware and okay with it because they just like wanna help you self educate. It’s great.


സദ്യ (Sadya)

A variety of vegetarian dishes traditionally served on a banana leaf in Kerala, India….The main dish is plain boiled rice, served along with other dishes collectively called Kootan (കൂട്ടാന്‍) which include curries like Parippu, Sambar, Rasam, Pulisseri and others like Kaalan, Avial, Thoran, Olan, Pachadi, Mango pickle, Naranga curry, as well as Papadum, Banana, plain Yogurt or Buttermilk, and plantain chips. The traditional dessert called Payasam served at the end of the meal is of many kinds and usually three or more are served. The ‘Kootan’ are made with different vegetables and have different flavours; some say the reason for including so many dishes in the Sadya is to ensure that the diners will like at least two or three dishes. (x)



Blood Splatter: Quentin Tarantino

  1. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
  2. Django Unchained (2012)

Tarantino enjoys the red and white contrast. And I love the blood on the cotton because of the message it sends.