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Food Safari… In search of Madurai jigarthanda

September 15, 2012


Sheikh Abdul Qader is not an easy man to miss. For one, he runs the most famous jigarthanda store in Madurai, the rather immodestly (if obviously) named Famous Jigarthanda. Secondly, when this affable 50-year-old smiles, as he is wont to whenever he speaks, he reveals a mouth only partially filled with teeth, which are all […]

Food Safari… In search of Srivilliputtur palgova

June 23, 2012


For four years now, Selvam – a journeyman of medium height, swarthy and stocky – has been showing up for work at a house a quarter-kilometre from the Andal temple. His station, which overlooks the street and which he shares with five other workers, is a longish shed with a sextet of small kilns. Like […]