I have never done a Google search on palak paneer, but today I did. My lab mates finally mustered the will to come talk to me, and palak paneer was their choice of topic. After a fifteen minute long discussion on Indian food and spices, and some insights on vegetarianism, I had two friends with strange sounding but sweet names! Small talk and casual conversations tend to stay longer in my memory here. Perhaps, I am yearning for more people who understand the language I speak!