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Colors of Rangoli

Stumbled into this little restaurant the other day. We wandered into a place that was like eating in someone's garden, wood tables flushed into potted greenery and a dozen windchimes tinkling in the breeze. The radio played light jazz and the food was simple and authentic; it's not everyday you find a restaurant that sells Chinese-North Indian in a garden setting. Funny part was, the place had been open for a month, and it was a few blocks down from our place, but nobody knew it was there till we stumbled.

Rangoli is the equivalent of a kolam. A kolam is a drawing made on the floor of entrances, as a gesture of welcome. It's made of colored rice flour, or rice grains, and the configurations they're used to form can be complex, but always beautiful. Deepavali (Divali, Indian Festival of Lights, etc) is up early next month. I have a few days off. All sorts of papers and assignments stuffed for this week. Today, I am calm. Tomorrow, I panic.


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Oct. 22nd, 2002 09:49 am (UTC)
Sushi? Isn't that what fishermen use as bait to catch larger fish? ;o)
Oct. 23rd, 2002 11:32 am (UTC)
Sushi good! Sushi tasty! And if it happens not to be tasty, that's what the soy sauce and wasabe are for.
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