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Mumbai: Persian ‘Gulp’!

..By:Aditya Neela Dilip Nimkar

 

 

My passion for two things is known to all, travelling and food. In fact, I am of the opinion that food is a journey in itself. There are several ingredients which travel from various corners of the world and mix with each other, become tastiest cuisine and get themselves served in your platter. For many among us, travelling is indulging in local delicacies. Surprisingly, not every land which has been a producer of a certain food item is best known for it’s preparation. A particular food item which has been a specialty of a particular country actually tastes better in some other corners of the world. Apart from noodles no food of Mainland China is popular worldwide, but if you travel to India, you will find Chinese food has become an integral part of Indian street food culture. But let me warn you, the Chinese food you eat at Indian streets has no Mandarin connection. It is collaborated with Indian spices and becomes a totally new dish. Chinese Bhel is popular dish in India, which is an Indian version of Indian food item ‘Bhel’ with help of Chinese ingredients. Well, if you are travelling to Mumbai ever, you should definitely visit Irani cafes.

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HAMPI : Poetry inscribed in boulders

15 March 2016

..By Aditya Nimkar

Hampi– a place where dreams are carved on the stones, History has an encounter with the contemporary world, a place where the tale of prosperity is inscribed in ruins that still stand tall revealing glories of the bygone age. Hampi not only boasts about a strong mythological background but it also takes pride in the cultural and historical significance that it holds. Erstwhile, this place was known as Kishkindha. As per the holy Indian epic Ramayana, Kishkinda was a kingdom of Vaanaras (Monkeys or forest- dwellers), birthplace of Hanuman, Baali and Sugreeva had fight and Shri Rama helped Sugreeva to become king.This is the same place where Shri Rama met another exemplary devotee Shabri, who used to dwell near Pampa Lake. The word ‘Hampi’ is derived from the word ‘Pampa’.

MORNING AT METROPOLIS
MORNING AT METROPOLIS

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