26 Jan 2010

Colaba Causeway (Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg)




The fork.

In a Mumbai Udipi restaurant, people eat Dosa with a spoon and fork. I also recently discovered in an old issue of National Geographic that the table fork was first used in Constantinople. A princess from the Byzantium introduced the cutlery to Venice and from there its use spread across the world. And the Malayalam word for fork is Mul or thorns.

This picture was clicked outside a restaurant on Colaba Causeway. The Colaba Causeway is a good stretch to eat and drink. It's also a melting pot of cultures. You will even find Malabari shopkeepers here who speak basic Arabic, Swahili and Arhamic. The stretch is best described in the book Shantaram. Shantaram, the character from the 80s, loved to walk up and down this stretch and it looks like it hasn't changed much since then.

Here's a picture I clicked last year that I'm sure you will find much more interesting than a fork. Click here.

1 comment:

bythewindowsill said...

the other pic is definately interesting. :P
and a dosa with a spoon... I cannot comprehend it. :D :D

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