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Category Archives: The good life

08 April, 2009

Attach bacon to your hard-drive

And other ways to use BACON to make your life incredible and amazing

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 2:04 AM

01 April, 2009

Mutton Glutton

NYT Article: How I Learned to Love Goat Meat

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 11:30 PM

19 March, 2009

John Waters’ home and..

.. his collection of “vintage knick-knacks, fab furnishings, collectible art, one-of-a-kind porn, and plastic food” and LOTS of books!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Blogs | The good life at 1:48 AM

01 February, 2009

Come Hungry

A gastronomic walking excursion in NYC with writer Calvin Trillin.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 8:05 PM

21 January, 2009

For Some Vicarious Retail Therapy…

... check out the world’s largest malls.

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 7:52 PM

29 December, 2008

Celebrating Bling

Or rather, celebrity bling.

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 1:20 AM

24 November, 2008

Gastronomic desires

Enjoy the best Tx BBQ in the world and wash it down with extreme beer

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 5:04 AM

Literary Tastings

Perhaps now we know why Monica got Leaves of Grass from her paramour. (My pick - Walden)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment | The good life at 5:02 AM

05 June, 2008

Invited to the UN food summit?

Mind it - likely no lobsters this time. Empathetic PETA will be happy! ;)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 7:51 AM

23 May, 2008

Heaven’s Gate

Pico Iyer writes about Ladakh.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 6:59 PM

07 April, 2008

No sex please

Just selling condoms—with a free demonstration!

Posted by Yazad Jal in The good life | The visual arts at 1:32 AM

19 March, 2008

Got some money to spend?

Go for a 20 minute date with Scarlett (~$2,030 per minute) and treat her to some bubbly - expensive bubbly!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 12:24 AM

01 March, 2008

America’s Tastiest Streets

America’s seven best streets for exquisite food you can actually afford.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 4:47 PM

18 November, 2007

Take your pick

Carbonated Fruit with Carbonated Yogurt or Caffeinated Donuts with Caffeinated Beer! - via

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 8:27 PM

12 November, 2007

Calories Shmalories

Just dig in.. Japan’s Pizza Hut’s Double Roll - 646 Calories Per Slice

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 5:01 AM

14 September, 2007

A private jet needs a private runway

Google founders enjoy a NASA-run federally managed runway, minutes from their offices, for their private jet.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 3:44 AM

25 August, 2007

Fish, Octopus, & Squid Icecream..

..top the list but there’s more - not 31 but 101 “frightening” flavors. (- via Smoke Signals.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 5:18 PM

18 July, 2007

Teetotalers and Limits

Do you make your teetotaler friends uncomfortable while drinking? Stop at three.

Posted by Gautam in Miscellaneous | The good life at 11:02 AM

27 June, 2007

Imitation a form of flattery?

Not in business - she’s filing suit over the imitation of not only the menu but the entire ambiance and experience.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 11:28 PM

12 June, 2007

Tsukiji Fish Market

It’s well over two million square feet in area and handles over two million kilos of seafood a day. The Japanese sure love their sushi.

Posted by Gautam in The good life at 12:50 PM

08 June, 2007

Death…

...in so many yummy ways.

Posted by Gautam in The good life | The visual arts at 9:54 AM

30 May, 2007

Where are you on the Global Rich List?

Find out! (Via Mint.)

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 4:05 PM

29 May, 2007

A feast for the foodie!

A “No holds barred, no deviations” molecular gastronomy tasting menu. (- via BB)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 12:01 AM

23 May, 2007

Street Food in Peril?

Not if the Supreme Court has its way. And it’ll be safer too.

Posted by Gautam in Economics | Politics | The good life at 10:16 AM

01 May, 2007

Mile High Meal

Well, not a mile high but dining 150ft up can be quite daunting.

Posted by Gautam in Oddball | The good life at 3:50 PM

22 April, 2007

Reality bites

Ads vs. Reality - False Advertising & Fast Food. (- via Boing Boing)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Oddball | The good life at 3:34 AM

21 April, 2007

Die Young

But die happy, once you’ve completed Esquire’s list of essential life shortening experiences.

Posted by Gautam in The good life at 3:31 PM

5 Minute How To Videos

... at Life Videopedia (via Lifehack).

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in The good life at 12:23 AM

20 April, 2007

Heard of Chef Henderson?

Stephen Dubner of Freakanomics fame writes about the ex-crack dealer and now famed cook.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Arts and entertainment | The good life at 3:36 AM

18 April, 2007

The messenger of love…

...Not. What will he do next?

Posted by Ravages in Business | The good life at 10:10 AM

Street Food in Delhi

The NYT talks of the sterilization and gentrification of street food in Delhi.

Posted by Gautam in Miscellaneous | The good life at 8:12 AM

12 April, 2007

Art. In a Box.

Such pretty bento boxes and the food’s probably great!

Posted by Gautam in The good life at 3:29 PM

29 March, 2007

The end of the world…

... is upon us. Heh. (Via email from Shruti.)

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 7:06 PM

27 March, 2007

Why Do People Succeed?

Pushy mothers and the ability to take CRAP seems to be the answer.

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in The good life at 5:45 PM

26 March, 2007

Plan to visit India?

India travel made easy, via NYT.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 5:09 AM

16 March, 2007

Shisha vs. Cigarettes

Is a shisha/hookah safer than a cigarette? It’s not and one session is the equivalent of one pack.

Posted by Gautam in Science and technology | The good life at 9:11 AM

14 March, 2007

“What do they do, dip them in Viagra?”

Do check out Maggie Van Ostrand’s superb essay on hair. (Via email from Gary Sellers.)

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 2:40 PM

08 March, 2007

The 65 Square Foot House in the Mountains…

...and other really tiny second houses.

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in Oddball | The good life at 7:58 PM

07 March, 2007

Cumin Baron of Calcutta

And he’s looking for a partner.

Posted by Gautam in Oddball | The good life at 10:16 AM

Legal Reviews

“And for the main course tonight we have a special libel lawsuit.” Served cold, of course.

Posted by Gautam in Business | The good life at 10:13 AM

04 March, 2007

Do You Sleep Naked?

If not, maybe you should (via Boing Boing).

Posted by Gaurav Mishra in Oddball | The good life at 9:57 PM

02 March, 2007

Keeping Employees Happy.

Good food is one way, for sure. This from the Google Cafeteria.

Posted by Gautam in Business | The good life at 12:52 PM

01 March, 2007

Are you Hungry?

I know you are, but are you really, really hungry?

Posted by Gautam in Oddball | The good life at 10:12 AM

28 February, 2007

Steaks and Strippers.

While Amit reads Playboy for the articles, here’s someone who visits strip-clubs for <strike>meat</strike> sorry, steaks.

Posted by Gautam in Arts and entertainment | The good life at 9:51 AM

27 February, 2007

The car of your dreams…

...Now available in a virtual world.

Posted by Ravages in Business | Science and technology | The good life at 4:26 PM

Wheel of Food

Spin the wheel and see where you want to go for lunch. (Sorry.. only for the US right now, I think.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 5:17 AM

24 February, 2007

For the foodies

3 websites about the plentiful food choices in Bombay (& Pune.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in The good life at 12:18 AM

23 February, 2007

Carry your idol wherever you go

Tattoo him or her on your body. (Article, slideshow.)

Posted by Amit Varma in The good life at 5:40 PM

22 February, 2007

In The Year 2525

If Man were still Alive. Zager & Evans in 1969....some of it is so uncannily true.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in The good life at 11:35 AM

Put Picture to Calories

In today’s day and age of dieting and 1500 calories per day diets…how much is 200 calories ? Pictorialize it.

Posted by Arzan Sam Wadia in The good life at 11:12 AM