March 2005

Feasting High and Low

A bout with jaundice – or even a little tummy ache now and again – certainly doesn’t encourage adventurous eating. But I am happy to say I am back to enjoying the interesting range of cuisines that Bombay has to offer. On the low end of things, the most exciting development has been mine and …

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Bombay Makes Headlines

Bombay (Mumbai) makes the U.S. papers thrice in less than a month. Tale of 2 Cities: Mumbai? or Bombay? “Though the membrane between these two cities is permeable, there are plainly two realms, of Bombayites and Mumbaikars, where one name slips out more readily than the other…”[] Mumbai to Midtown, Chaat Hits the Spot “Asking …

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Finally, the Taj Mahal

The dream is that the rest of India could adhere to the same standards that govern the upkeep of the Taj Mahal. The grounds are well-manicured, with nary a speck of trash, paan (the betel-nut narcotic) is prohibited so as to keep users from spitting its bright red juice all over the monument, and vendors …

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