Chai, chai, garam chai, chai garam, garam chai…

Amritsari masala tea is dang fine

A charismatic chaiwallah whips up a batch with pomp and circumstance. Spicy with plenty of kali mirch and elaichi. Accha hei.

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Chai lounge

Mujhe garam chai chahiye

By the pool [!] at a hotel in Bikaner; tea, served on a beat up wooden deck chair.

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Lazy, hazy Saturday…

After being sick with flu and angry with government bureaucracy and the idiocy of JPMorgan Chase Bank for the past week, I woke up today feeling halfway decent. Outside, a thick smog hung low in the air, giving Delhi an otherworldly though rather beautiful aura.

Here is a receipt/log of my morning, courtesy of Mastercard’s archetype for describing life:

Auto rickshaw to Khan Market Rs. 50
Latest copy of Tehelka Rs. 20
Masala chai latte Rs. 86
Chicken tikka roll Rs. 70
Walking with purchases to Lodi Gardens, listening to iPod and eventually stumbling on teenage lover graffiti on 600-year-old monuments Priceless


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