I am from Punjab, North India. And our philosophy of life can be summed up in these 3 words : Eat, Drink and be Merry 😂🍷😂
India is such a beautiful, big and a diverse country. I love my India, with all its challenges.
I love to travel – if you have been following my blog – I have already been to 4 continents in 4 months 😇 4 Months 4 Continents 💕 And I love people from all parts of the world. But to live – only India 🇮🇳
People from different parts of the country look different, eat different, speak different 😇 In 1980s I used to work for a Swedish company and we had a Swede (Hans Eriksson) posted in India for a couple of years. We used to travel together a lot. And I used to tell him that Chennai (then Madras) is as foreign to me as to him😂
After I had got my engineering degree in 1970, I left home and North india for my first job at Ranchi, a city in eastern part of India. And I was so surprised to find that people from other parts of the country lived so simply. Later when I traveled to South India– living was equally simple there. That is compared to North India.
I remember so vividly: My boss had invited us for a meal at his place after my marriage and I was so surprised how simple and spartan his home was. He was 3-4 rungs higher than me but my home was better furnished. And I had almost felt guilty.
I love life and I love people. And I was so intrigued with this vast difference in life style in one country.
We are a big family – 6 siblings and we have been eating, drinking and being merry for 67 years 😇🙏 Three of my sisters are historians and one of them did her PhD from London. She is very bright 😎 Once I had mentioned to her this big difference in life style in North and South India. She gave me an historical back ground to this and that was so amazing.
She told me that most invasions in India happened from North West. And people from Punjab were always first to be looted and their homes plundered. So over a period of time they realised the futility of saving and started to live for the day. Eat, Drink and be Merry.
And Punjabis are very large hearted people, especially Sikhs. And they are very hard working people. They are there all over the world and doing well, with love and laughter❤️😂
I was born in Amritsar, Punjab — Foodies paradise 😂 All my siblings are great cooks. I am the only one who doesn’t🤣 Our mom’s cooking was divine, filled with love. Though we live in different parts of the country, we do meet often. And when we are together- most of the time (not mine 😊) goes in planning and preparing meals 🥘🥪🌮🥙🥐🍳🥗😂😂
10 foods/restaurants which are a must visit in Amritsar👇 For me langar (community meal at Golden Temple) is a must and my favourite restaurant is number 8, Kesar da Dhaba I love their Lachha Parantha with Dal Makhani and Alu Parantha with Lassi ( my father’s favourite too and I make it an exception to my vegan diet😊)
Would love to hear from you about people and culture from your part of the world ..