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Khichdi Of Pulkistan

Is the glorification of khichdi another way of celebrating the first anniversary of demonetisation?

Khichdi Of Pulkistan
Khichdi Of Pulkistan
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2017-11-04T11:56:54+05:30

I always knew this. Now, it is out in the open. The self-appointed upholders of Bharatiya culture are sick in the stomach, so sick that they can only have khi­chdi. Who else but a sick person would say khichdi is great? It is like saying lime tea is the greatest Indian drink. Sure, some people have khichdi when they have a running stomach, but most of us, proud citizens of India that is Bharat, have reasonably good digestion. As a Malayali, I need around 25 dishes to call a reasonably good vegetarian meal great. We call this a sadya. And when we offer a sadya to our good Lord Parthasarathy at Aranmula, the number of dishes goes up to 64. Can a khichdi-eater even visualise a banana leaf with parippu, sambar, payasams of many hues, moru and rasam coming one after another, while a world of side dishes remain all around with rice in the middle of the leaf? No way. A sadya would be as incomprehensible to the sick khichdi-eater as our beautiful national song Vande Mataram is to that party spokesperson who turned pulakita yaminim into Pulkistan, some sort of a homeland of the...

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