Monday, August 20, 2012

The Onion and the Cutting Edge


Just found out that there is Cutting Edge Technology involved  in the stable cutting on Onions.  Masterchef Vikas Khanna who along with TechGuru Rajiv Makhni presided over the recent Indiblogger Nokia Apptasting Meet, dedicated a part of the evening to the onion cutting algorithm.

We normally cut both ends of the Onion, and then cut away, which sometimes makes the Onion slip. The thing to do is to keep the root side uncut, and hold on to the onion with that . The root texture keeps things stable, and both you and the Onion learn to go back to your roots. 

This is a photo by photoblogger Pankaja Date, showing Vikas Khanna cutting the Onion, and Rajiv Makhni and an assistant checking out some flaw in their cutting edge technology.....   

Naturally, it inspired this :

Its Body in whorls,
Its Mind in a whirl,
an onion
traumatized and falling apart...

And she puts
a reassuring hand
on its  Root Knot,
saying,
"You must remain connected
with your Root,
whether you
Are falling to pieces,
Really cut up,
or showing someone 
a Slice of your life...."

And a blushing tomato
watching this, sighed,
saying,
"Kaash ! mai Root Hoti !...." 

15 comments:

  1. wow! i will never cease to be amazed at the verses you come up with!!! and btw , wishing i had been able to attend the indiblogger meet :(

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    1. Anuradha, Thank you , and yes, wish you could have come !

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  2. What a sharp reminder of an evening at the land's end!

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    1. USP, Thank you, and I thought the photo highlighting the onion and the tech types having cutting edge trouble with the wires was too funny ....

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    1. Corinne, thank you ! And the evening was so much fun with all of you there !

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  4. Ha ha! You're right - you've finally found the only common link between Foodie and Techie - the cutting edge! Nice verse for the event too! Do read my blogpost on the event too!

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    1. Gopinath Mavinkurve, Thank you ! And I yes , I did go over, and check out your post ! And Commented !

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  5. You are the ultimate in poetry, Suranga. I never cease to marvel at your felicity with words and verses. I am sure that if there were a prize for the best round-up of the meet, this would get it!

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    1. Zephyr, thank you for all these lovely words and you are too kind. On hearing that i have a poetry blog, they asked me to do a poem (then and there) on Vikas Khanna. I told them I'd have to write it out. Then the Onions program happened. I wrote this poem there itself at the table, on a sheet that Corinne kindly gave me, and Mr Khanna was quietly given the poem by me just after the Indiblogger cake was cut. Some of the Indiblogeshwaries also read it there and , like Mr Khanna, also told me to blog it !

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  6. This is fabulous............exactly how many poets reside in you to be able to conjure something like this at the drop of a hat?

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    1. Blogwati Gee, Thank you ! I dont know how many poets reside, but space is certainly no problem....:-)

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  7. And we thought the link between food and tech was Instagram! Amazing, just amazing!

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