Posts resume next week — here’s the hint!

Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Hearty Channukah, Splendid Saturnalia, and Carefree Kwanzaa to you!

Sorry for the radio silence – been out at my parents’ house in the middle of nowhere, and Internet is a rare commodity. Posts resume next week! It may be up a little late, since my computer unexpectedly broke yesterday, to my unbridled joy and amusement.

Anyway, here’s your hint:
The most effective use of a pestle in Indian history.

(submit guesses here, please!)