Entries by unny

India Trip 2017

I went to India for two months starting in January, 2017. My priorities were to relax and visit family and friends. It was a success! Here are a few thoughts and pictures of my trip. I didn’t take many photos, as I find that taking pictures interrupts the flow of what is happening. And what […]

Unny’s next steps in animal advocacy

I recorded a podcast about my next steps in animal advocacy, and below is the transcript. Unny: Hi! My name is Unny Nambudiripad, and I’m here to talk about my next steps in animal advocacy. I am here with Julie Knopp. Julie, do you want to say a few things about yourself? Julie: First of […]

For my 40th birthday

Thursday marks my 40th birthday! I’m going to celebrate with a small group of friends, but the big event I’m planning is Twin Cities Veg Fest. Please join me! It’s on October 29 and 30 from 11 am to 4 pm in Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. And it’s free […]

Butternut squash – bean – corn soup

Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped onions 1 tbsp minced garlic 4 cups butternut squash, chopped 1 tbsp dried basil 1/4 tsp cayenne powder 1 tsp ground black pepper 4 cups vegetable broth 1 can (15 oz) of pinto beans 1 can (15 oz) of corn Instructions In a large pot, heat the […]


I did my first triathlon today! How I came to run the triathlon: In my late teens, I was an avid runner and racer. It was a central passion. Much of what I learned about perseverance, focus, and resilience, I learned from running. As I got older, other areas of my life took priority. Commuting by […]

Cashew queso

Ingredients 1 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced (keeps seeds if you want more heat) 1 cup cashews 2 cups veg broth (I prefer Rapunzel) 2 tablespoons miso (I use whatever miso I have around) 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ancho pepper (or […]

I like animals

It is still a work in process, but here is my parody of Kimya Dawson’s I Like Animals. My friend Dustin performed this at my house once. Here’s the original lyrics. I wake up in the morning I think of all that I can do To help animals: flyering, postering, tabling too It’s all to […]

How to organize your email

Here’s the system I use to go through my email every day. I like it because it keeps me organized, and it helps me respond to tasks that are a) urgent, b) important, and c) easy tasks. This helps reduce stress. If you have a large amount of emails already in your inbox, you may […]