Some of my worst and best memories are flavoured with the same scents… funny na ? At least 10,000 known ‘smells’, in this shared space we call Life.
I have lived in some extreme places – coastal, jungle, urban, mountain, island ; through a Mumbai riot stuck in first floor Kebab-Korner.
Kebab Korner was freshly painted, new enamel and incense sticks mingled with the seasoned masalas, crushed pineapple..
A mob had gathered outside the restaurant. Mumbai riots, and it was late night. No one knew there would be a riot ; I would have stayed home !
“ Match Box hai kya… pooch raha hai..”, ( do you have a match box, they are asking ) , our restaurant- waiter whispered to the five or six of us, in that tiny eatery. The mob outside were asking for matches to burn down this Joint.
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