A chance meeting...

Tue 27 November 2012 by Ajay Shekhawat

Last wednesday (2012/11/21) I was working from our San Francisco office. Afterwards, a friend and I decided to grab some drinks and then head home. We checked out a couple of bars, and they all seemed dead; so we headed to a bar ("Cantina") where they make a ...

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A year later....

Wed 25 April 2012 by Ajay Shekhawat

Just a short update. Almost a year to the day I got him the accordion, I ran into Dillard at the corner of Sutter and Stockton. He wasn't looking too happy, though he had earned about $10 or so. I took a quick video:

As with most such situations ...

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Following up with Dillard

Sat 30 April 2011 by Ajay Shekhawat

( Read the previous post for the first part of the story )

One week later, I decided to follow up with Dillard and see how he was doing. I will admit it: deep down inside my heart I dreaded doing this. What if I had been wrong about him? My biggest ...

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An accordion for Dillard

Sun 24 April 2011 by Ajay Shekhawat

I ran into Dillard not long after I moved into my current apartment, near the intersection of 14th and Sanchez streets in San Francisco. It had taken me 8 months to find an apartment that I really liked, and I loved the neighborhood too. It's one of those quintessential ...

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Time-saving experiments

Sat 25 December 2010 by Ajay Shekhawat

In North Indian cuisine, sometimes the initial preparatory steps are all the same. Many recipes start thusly:

  1. Chop some onions finely, and (optional) some jalapeƱo peppers
  2. Heat a couple of tbsp of oil, add the above, fry till the onions are done
  3. Meanwhile, puree some garlic and ginger (equal parts ...

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