What my Father in law Bought to take back to India ?

I have to be very nice about him in case he comes across this article some day 🙂 . My father is law is active sports guy .He runs in marathon in Pune and comes number 1 -3, Unlike us who have been planning to run marathon for years, Several whatsapp group were created and fizzled out .He wakes up every morning at 5 and goes to PYC gym.He is currently preparing for Syracuse ironman on june 18 2017   Recently they were visiting here and we did shop . Some of things he mentioned are not readily available in India, If they are,  they are not that great quality .Most of them are sport related Here is the list Cycling Pants and Shirts He is preparing for triathlon. He did not get good pants and shirts that professionals use for cycling . You know most of us wear loose t-shirts and pants for cycling, Thats no good , Too much resistance , You need tight clothing . Wristband which measures running miles , swim laps and cycling runs ,After spending quite some time researching for it , We bought this Garmin Vivoactive HR . We have too many fight over which one we should buy . Good Running Shoes We actually went to roadrunnerstore , Its Pretty cool how they measure everything and give you custom shoes and soles . He really loved it . Here is what I learned that day If you want good running shoes , Your should buy these saucony OR brooks shoes . There are several others but these are the best and designed...

How to entertain and make your parents comfortable visiting from India

My mom stays with me every year and this is one of the first year we have our own house . Its kind of amazing and deeply satisfying when your parents stay with you in your house. No more “reach home by 8 PM”  🙂 ..May be that still holds true.. I bought several things for my mom but here are things that have been immensely invaluable to make them feel like home I short , pura paisa vasool 🙂 You want to make your parent feel like home and more important ” Entertain them some way ” , Otherwise they will run away to India OR if  they stay , you will have to hear this dialogues many times a day like “yaha to culture hi nahi hia” “India me kitne log dikhete hia , yaha to dikhte hia nahi” “tum log yaha ake Indian culture bhool gaye ho ” Here you go from most useful on top to less useful in bottom Plastic Step Tool  Most indian women are short and american home are just no made for them . My mom would constantly call  me Beta , can you help me get that stupid jar from top shelf , Jar that has one of the fancy dals that you rarely use , Its so rare that even you forgot you got that from that Patel brothers. This stool is  a big savior , Its get used heavily in our household, My mom likes it so much , she uses it to sit down to do puja . My wife uses it to put replace bulbs ....

Why I replaced Instant Pot with Indian pressure cooker ?

We recently bought a house in edison NJ and our best friend Prashanti gave us this Instant Pot as housewarming gift , In fact she gave the same gift to her sister in law when she got married recently . Seeing her talking about instant pot is like taking your kid to disneyland,  its so exciting , She is like , I am telling you guys, its amazing, its amazing .We were not quite excited as she was but man she was right , She gave it 2 or 3 other Indian house households and everyone loves it. So after 2 months of Instant pot use, I really feel bad about Indian pressure cooker we grew up with , We have finally lost , It so sad to see Indian pressure cookers going away just like VHS , CDs, walkman into oblivion . If you cook in Prestige/ Hawkins Indian style pressure cooker , you are going to love Instant Pot . ” Jo biwi se kar pyar , wo prestige se kaise kare inkar ” , still remember that old cheesy hindi ad , ***Since I published this article, Several people have bought this cooker  on what people are buying*** ***this 8 quart large instant pot dropped from 179 to 120 feb 28 2017*** Problem with prestige style indian cooker is you have to watch the siti or whistle ( valve ) all the time , Instant pot has time that is huge benefit and safe for kids and entire family You  can make any damn thing with this insta pot , in fact it replaced pretty much all the stoves...