Thursday, February 4, 2010

India Trip : Day 1 : Post 1

Well, there are several ways to do this - thematically, by color, by type of food but in the interest of linear narrative (sadly much maligned), the CC is gonna narrate chronologically (or borderline chronologically - sometimes you gotta shake things up a bit for artistic reasons!)

Qu'est que c'est?

A steaming cup of masala chai (and a newspaper, natch!) to wake you up. Laced with spices (cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper) and a hefty dose of ginger, if there's a defining drink of the pan-Indian experience, it's this one.

Fractious in all other respects, Indians of all ages, sexes, classes and stripes consume endless cups of this elixir at all hours of the day. (Mathematicians of all stripes will undoubtedly observe the quintuplet of universal quantifiers in the last statement.)

And, it's pretty safe to drink even on the street because the tea is boiled - so there!

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