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The real taste of India… — March 19, 2008

The real taste of India…

Pani Puri Stall 

At the risk of sounding Elitist, I have a confession to make!

I have never had the road-side paani puri or bhel puri or sev-puri or dahi-paapdi or anything for that matter! Or rather, HAD never had any of those, until I ended up having some in the chat street opposite Vardaan Market in Calcutta.

The experience was absolutely exhilarating… And I ended up wondering why hadn’t I tried any of those before. The reason was this perennial paranoia that something will happen to me if I have any of those chaats! It was more of a mental block that I had… every time I saw my friends have those, I would wonder, “Arent they afraid, they will fall sick or catch some God-forsaken disease???”

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