Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Beating the heat - pineapple seller in Karol Bagh

Whew. The mercury is still rising in Delhi. Thank god for pineapples! The salt and spice in the masala balances the sweetness of the fruit perfectly.
You can feel the energy flow into you the minute you bite into them!

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Ideal Boy, then and now

From the publishers Indian Book Depot (Map House) in Sadar Bazaar: these are the behaviours of the Ideal Indian Boy. This old chart is from the 1950's, I think. The National Cadet Corps in one of the boxes was formed in 1946, so this could be late 1940's as well.
Things haven't changed much in 21st century India; the same behaviours are considered ideal. But the chart now has pictures of girls as well. The original chart sold for 30 rupees; right now it is 70 rupees on PVC. Enjoy.