“The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tasty but not too spicy?
Nunoz, Bavdhan. Pune
Pune is home to a large number of African and Iranian
students who attend Pune University. Pune University is close to where I live,
about 4 kms. Students live nearby. India always had people from Iran and Africa
living and visiting for business and higher studies for many years. In fact, for the last several hundred years
if not a few millennia. In the recent
past, post Indian Independence in 1947, Pune has attracted students for higher
education in the arts and sciences. A number
of Iranian restaurants called “Irani Hotel/Cafe”s have been serving bun musca(
bun and margarine/butter), bun- omelet, baked beans, black tea with lemon, scrambled
goat brains ( yes.), milk tea and a
large variety of snacks and foods for very affordable prices. ( About eight to ten of us with big appetites
go for breakfast and get fed for
about INR 1000 or 20 USD). Goodluck Café is favorite.
But now there is a new breed of Iranian restaurants. These cater to students from Iran. Mostly meat dishes not easily available in
Indian restarunts. Beef, Mutton based. Also not as spicy as Indian food. Chelo
Ghosht( Rice and beef), Kubideh( skewers of lamb), and many traditional Iranian
preparations are served. Nunoz is down
the street from my house. Good eating!