24 February 2006

Broadway Kochi.


Never knew there is a Broadway in Kochi until e2dee told me. There is some quiet charm about it. I loved the place, walked up and down twice through it. there is a lot of activity but pretty quiet, very strange. Went to your place e2dee, Found that I've been there before, Some Kerala Tourism chap took me while I was shooting for 'God's own country' campaign. Too early for vegetable cutlet. My food provider ( I refuse to call them waiters. I never order food I request food) told me that vegetabill cutlait will be available only at 'panirandu mani' I had a very yumms yumms masala dosai and a perfet cup of strong kaapee after a long time. I couldn't go back there to taste the cutlet, had a bus to catch.


I was sitting where the water bottle is. You get home made pickle and masalas there. lots of good stuff on sale. Tempting but Couldn't afford to add weight to my baggage. Struck a conversation with a couple. the lady said its a fav. hangout for college girls (perhaps St. Thresa's ) I said OWEEE, sad I am leaving in the afternoon.
I'll Come up with a blog on fort kochi in Blunt Knife soon.

18 comments:

Patty said...

Rauf! Glad you're back.

Very nice photos.

Lorraine said...

Hi Rauf,
I love the photos, it's nice to hear about your great escapade :)

wildpic said...

okie ... good beginning, weg-cutlat makes the story move without an ending for now ...

Chinna said...

the lady at the spice shop is a marwari?
love the old world charm of the restaurant.

Rauf said...

Thanks Patty, more coming, still not out of my laziness, just want to do nothing for a day or two

Rauf said...

Lots of Stories to tell Lorraine, just hoping that I don't forget them.

Rauf said...

Forgetting details already Suresh, I think I'll forget every thing by the time I post my stories.

Hattigrace said...

Hey Rauf, Nice to hear from you again. All is well in Pensacola. We had a whole day of sunshine. Was just wonderous.

Check out www.womengonemild.blogspot.com for more of my life.

New Orleans in so much pain still. Very toxic there. Many people lost jobs and the air is full of mold.

Love your photos and verbage. Take care and welcome home.

Rauf said...

Thats a Gujrati Spice shop Chinna, There are two of them on Broadway, perhaps more down the road. Spice market is near Jew Town in fort Cochin.

Rauf said...

Enjoy the Sun Hattigrace, Sad to hear about New Orleans, I am a traditional Jazz addict. A couple of radio stations too have disappeared. Really sad that we fail to learn lessons from such tragedies.

Sure I'll check your blog Hattigrace.

e2d said...

RAUF!RAUF!RAUF!!!
Ok thats me jumping up and down with glee.This has to be THE BEST treat EVER!!!!No words to express my surprise and joy in seeing this picture.Thats my FREAKIN(pardon the language) HOME!!!God!!
Ok...so that place is the best place--right about the old world charm, my mom buys all the spices from that shop.I spent a good amount of time in that cafe during college ..St Teresa's it is.Too bad you missed out on the crowd..nothing old world about them though.
Cant wait to see the pics on Fort Kochi...my favourite place...typical hippie hangout(my kind of place lol),the jew street- the antique shops etc etc...definitely takes u back in time.
SOOOPER POST!!!

Imemine said...

Yes, India! My kind of continent!

Rauf said...

Thank you Imemine, All bitter sweet memories, pretty chaotic, I love watching people, in villages mostly. I'll post some country side pictures, I have not touched Rajasthan or my Himalayan treks in my blogs so far, too many old pictures to scan, need some strength and inspiration to do that, i have all the time though, just lazy I am.

Rauf said...

Its like home for me too e2dees, My very dear friend Sathyaraj is in Eda kochi, Pallurthy, I keep going there when ever I like,
spent a day with him this time, Another very dear friend Asokan spent his lifetime there, chain of memories linked, Friends in Kakkanad too.
I just keep walking in the deserted streets in the evenings. Aimlessly I keep taking boats to vypin and mattancherry. chumma going up and down, even today Ernakulam boat jetty ride is only 3 rupees, so i hop from one boat to another. My friends call me 'Prantham manshan'
I love those boat rides.
I'll post the boat ride pictures soon e2dees.
kicking myself for not taking pictures of St.thresa's gates were closed and too many boards there, computer college this that.
Sorry couldn't go back for veg cutlet. perhaps next time, Actually this was on my way back from Thattakkadu.

Lorraine said...

I would be right there with my camera, and oooo just spotted a Book Depot, oh I'd be in there for hours :)

Rauf said...

It gets crowded in the evenings Lorraine, been there once before, this was in the morning. Yea I love hanging in book stores too

David said...

your pictures are stunigly beautiful - i believe your soul is beautiful too.
peace my friend

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