Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spice Cream

A blazing hot day. On Fergusson Road, around lunchtime. I see an interesting sign: Zaika Spicecream. As an Icecream aficionado, needless to say- I'm tempted to go inside and see what it's about.

I see strange icecream flavors. Lavang. Star Anise. Spicy and strangely, Indian. I order a scoop, taste tentatively- and - love it!

Cheesy, heady, rich, cold and fun. And for a change, what I like about this whole icecream experience is that they aren't aping anything western. An Indian product, innovative and unique.

I don't think I can eat packs of the stuff, though- will be too much. But this icecream is worth trying, guys: let's encourage good taste and originality that is Indian!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April's Fool

Mother Nature has a sense of humor if today's weather is to be believed. Blue sky, bright sunshine, not too hot, and wonderful summer smells everywhere- like mogra and chapha in the terrace, if you know what I mean. Fools you into thinking everyday is gonna be like this one, but nope it ain't, be rest assured on that one. So enjoy this one while it lasts, guys!

As a FaceBook friend says (just to show you guys that I've not gone bonkers and there is atleast one more soul who agrees with me):

"Bright summer sunshine tempered by a cool breeze that gusts every now and then... Oh - to be lying on a chatai in the cool shade of a mango tree, reading Wodehouse, eating kairee slices with tikhat/meeth and washing it down with ice-cold panha! Yes, I can confirm that summer is here in all its glory! :)"

This is as good as summer gets. I couldn't have said it better. Beware though, and April Fool!