“A year and more old in Pune, I am now quite a veteran. Moving here from Delhi has been a paradigm shift in many ways. Be it the headscarf-countered pollution the city has or the sweetness of the vegetable gravies, I am bowled over by the somersaults the place has brought to my being.” 14 February 2010
I am now several years years old in Pune, though I sometimes alternate with time spent in Delhi. Here are some mad musings as I go along further exploring life in – as the railway station claims – ‘the Macroman City’.
So, who authors this place?
Yours truly, Deboshree, Debo, Debby. And there are 94 more names. (Check with extended family for reference.)
I am not the recipe type, you know…
Who said this is a recipe blog? One look at my kitchen and you will know I am the last person you want to come to for food. All I can get you is Maggi noodles and a blog dedicated to Maggi would be stretching it I believe…
So, what is this place about then?
Living alone in Pune after a lifetime in saddi Delhi. The weirdos I meet along the way and the couple of good souls. Packing bags for a quick vacation and eating out some random nights. The dogs and cats and horses of the place. Poetry that arrives on horseback when rain pitter patters on the glass window. A stray moment stolen in Delhi. Stories that the two cities weave in my mind -
Alright, alright, but why paneer and pulao? You almost got me confused.
My apologies. It’s just that I was praying for some food to come my way one hungry afternoon last year and magically, paneer and pulao came to my platter via a little restaurant near my flat. I decided to grant them the ode they deserved.
Oh well, maybe I’ll tag along.
Thank you, thank you. Pune’s worth it.
What you should know about this place:
- We moved to Delhi for a bit in 2011. We were then called “Saddi Delhi”, a name arrived at through debate and discussion. Samples below:
“Of Paneer, Pulao and Pune” Moves to Delhi: Suggestions Please!
As things stand, I will be moving back to Delhi in a while. Not for good I hope, for there are many untied strings left to settle here in Pune, but I will be unable to capture the city lights for some months. I have been wondering:
* Should I continue posting here when I am in Delhi? Wouldn’t the title be a misfit?
* Should I start a new blog under a Delhi-cized name and continue my tales there?
* Should I allow this blog to go on a sabbatical and revisit when I am back in Pune?
I haven’t arrived at a solution yet. If you have a suggestion in this regard, please do drop in a comment below. Much appreciated!
- P&P is what “Of Paneer, Pulao and Pune” is fondly called and yes, he loves the name!
- R refers to the better half, the good man in Pune who loves me.
Thanks a lot for dropping by and we hope to see you around often!