Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bhelwalla at Horniman Circle

- By Deepa Krishnan

Bhelpuri is a great leveller. I clicked this photo at Horniman Circle, at the heart of the financial district.
This bhelwalla has bankers and moneymakers queuing up for chana and bhel, alongside courier boys and labourers.
The new Starbucks is just across the street from the bhelwalla.
Inside Starbucks, it's a completely different world. I spotted SoBo teenagers doing a group-study thing, over expensive lattes, with fancy cell phones nearby. There were groups of foreigners with ipads and laptops. A security guard / doorman stood outside. It was a little upscale haven where the real world couldn't rudely intrude.

1 comment:

Haddock said...

Aha.... nothing like a freshly mixed BhelPuri to make your juices flowing. I would rather have a coffee (or chai) from the road side dhaba than the Starbucks.