Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Perils of being a Punjabi in Delhi

The other day I was coming back from my cousin's place, and in the way I saw a sweets shop. I happily entered and asked for lassi. But they didn't have it. The owner said, "we dont keep lassi". I was quite disappointed, since I had asked with high hopes. And he's not the only one - most halwais in Delhi don't keep lassi. The youth of Delhi drinks less of lassi (and other traditional Indian drinks) and more of Coke/Pepsi/liquor (and also cigarettes and vehicular smoke).

For a lassi-loving Punjabi, this isn't less than punishment.

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