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Will we take a leap by the next leap year?

Today is the 29th of February and it will arrive again after 4 years. Here is my wish list of 10 things that I would like to see by 29th February, 2016:

1. World: The US would stop interfering in the matters of other countries and mind its own economy.


2. India: India would be free from poverty, illiteracy, and corruption.


3. Pune: The city continues to maintain its reputation of an educational and cultural centre.


4. Politics: No comments!


5. Economics: The share market would not be in such a dismal state.


6. Healthcare: The VIPs in India would stop going to foreign countries for medical treatment.


7. Technology: Apple would launch its products in India at same time as it does in other parts of the world.


8. Entertainment: Bollywood would stop copying ideas, stories, scenes from Hollywood and Tollywood.


9. Sports: The Indian Cricket Team would not be dependent on some other team to lose a game in order to qualify to the next level.

10. Environment: People would act responsibly to save the environment!

What would you like to see changed by the next leap year?


Street Colors

1. Colorful crockery at a street-side stall, Khandala


2. Colorful balloons in a fun fair, Pune


3. Colorful footwear, FC Road, Pune


4. Cute footwear, FC Road, Pune

Misal Pav at Balgandharva Ahaar Cafeteria

As mentioned in my earlier post, फडतरे मिसळ सेंटर, कोल्हापूर – जमलं न्हाय राव!, Misal Pav is my favorite breakfast item and Balgandharva Ahaar Cafeteria is one of my preferred places to enjoy it. The Balgandharva Ahaar Cafeteria is located behind the Balgandharva Theatre and is open to all, not just the theatre audience.

Well, if you are looking for a luxurious ambience, this is certainly not the place. However, I like the place because it is so open.It’s amazing how quiet the place is even after being so close to the J.M. Road.

I place an order for a misal pav and within a few minutes, the dish is here. As soon as the waiter places the dish on the table, I ask him for extra onion & lemon, no matter how much is already on the plate :-) And yes, an extra pair of bread please.

Doesn’t it look tempting? There goes the first bite in the mouth and it gives the same pleasure every time! I enjoy the Misal Pav along with all the extras that I has asked for and follow it up with a cup of tea.

I would love to spend another hour here. However, I noticed a ‘puneri paati’ hung right in front of me asking me to leave.

The waiter brings the bill and the total cost is Rs. 43/-

Misal Pav: Rs. 30

Extra Pav: Rs. 6

Tea: Rs. 10

The Misal Pav here is a must try for all Misal and spicy food lovers. I’m sure there would be other places in Pune serving equally good or even better Misal. Let me know if you know of any. I’ll be happy to try it.