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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Jab and Curry

A couple of days ago, Rob, the sound designer on our documentary fell ill: He got mumps! About the same time, Rob, our editor Kyoung-Duk's flatmate fell ill and got mumps!
There was surely something about 'Rob's and mumps, but look at it this way: A whole bunch of us have been cooped up with these two very infectious chaps for two weeks in a 5x5 unventilated edit suite. All the talk about swollen glands and swollen testicles scared us into running to the medical centre for the MMR jab.

After the prick, we had to head somewhere. The Brits seem to love their curry houses and so we ended up in one of those celebrated Bangladeshi run 'Indian' restaurants. The food was OK, but I was surprised to find that they also stacked 'Indian Lager'. Yeah! The Kingfisher - Vijay Mallaya's greatest contribution to India. But strangely I didn't fancy it too much. I think I got used to the stuff here that good old King' tasted too sweet and fruity. Just naan and dhal masala for me.

The place was very typically decorated with cardboard Mughal arches, and pictures of elephants. They also played some Bengali songs low in the background. The chaps were a little confused when I told them I understood as much of it as they did.

3:54 pm


Comments to Jab and Curry

I miss Indian curries, unless I make them.

posted by Blogger satosphere 

1:06 am, December 08, 2004

hmmm....I guess geography allows you to still drink beer.

American Beer sucks while imported one's from Europe are we stick to hard liquor.

posted by Blogger Nilu 

8:38 am, December 08, 2004

Kingfisher we get here smell like cardboard!!! I stopped American brewed beer a long time ago.....the watered down Coors/Bud/Miller is just "Mootha-rum" :-). We have a store here called Total Wine that sells imported beer........and you can make your own six u can get to taste all the ones that you've never heard of b4! The most recent ones I tried was Janacek, Weisenstephaner Original, and Spaten Oktoberfest. Pretty good stuff!

posted by Blogger Raj 

10:27 pm, December 08, 2004

AHHHHH!!! A post where ppl are actually talkin bout BEER, Brilliant.So Nemma Vijay mallya sarakku angeyum full form a kadaikudha? SUper appu

posted by Blogger arvindiyer 

11:22 pm, December 10, 2004

so, did you arrange for veppilai aadai? and considering that you are doing something on media, did you ever wonder making a Ramanarayanan type movie of vellaikaarapasangalum, veppilai aadaiyum?

posted by Blogger Guruprasad 

11:13 pm, December 15, 2004

Talking about variety, there is quite a bit of choice here in Europe. I somehow stick to Aussie stuff though-Fosters. Kinda suits me and my wallet.
Whats with veppilai?

posted by Blogger Anand 

5:19 pm, December 16, 2004

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