‘Kalamindas’ comes to mind
with the pink cotton candy
or fairy floss elsewhere called,
for which the fervour, rather frenzy
spun out of control,
to make up for the nervous energy
expended over plays and histories,
facts and figures
all within tight confines and strictures.
There were the crushed ice lollies
to soothe the peppery palates
after some caustic condiments
to accompany the ‘dholpuris’
or the ‘de chine’ guavas
dipped in hot salty chillies.
So the gustatory adventures
with some ‘in vivo’ learning thrown in
fun after all, seriousness not excepting!
30 December 2017.