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Month: March 2011

Class Distinctions in Modern India – A Sequel

Class Distinctions in Modern India – A Sequel

Today I visited the local chemist with Bablu. I wanted change for a 500 Rupees note to pay the auto which would take me to the International Airport later in the afternoon to catch my flight to Dubai. I waited while the shop assistant waited on two young men wearing rough clothes who wanted tablets for a pulled leg muscle. Their medicine cost Rs. 8/-. They tried to pay with a 500 Rupees note and were told in no uncertain…

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Class Distinctions in Modern India

Class Distinctions in Modern India

When we shifted to Juhu last September I went looking for a barber in the locality. I found a good saloon opposite the C-DAC building. I have been using their services ever since. Today I was the first customer after the shop opened and didn’t have to wait. Note that this is an up market, air conditioned UniSex Saloon. Anyway, I was half way through my haircut when I saw a boy enter. Actually I didn’t notice the boy at…

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Goa Bhavan, Juhu

Goa Bhavan, Juhu

We went to Goa Bhavan for dinner today. Goa Bhavan is a guest house for the Govt. of Goa and has a small dining hall where the cook serves rather delicious meals at reasonable rates. The place is not fancy but who cares! The food was good. We had 3 Fish Meals – a plate of rice, a fish curry, fried fish, a small vegetable curry, a small salad, mango pickle and a sharp raita with what tasted and looked…

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