Thursday, 9 May 2013

Peanuts on the road

For anyone who has ever traveled by local train in India, peanut sellers are a very familiar sight. They come aboard the compartment for the time it takes the train to go from one station to the next and sell these small sachets of roasted, salted peanuts for Rs. 2, 5 or 10 depending on how gullible they think you look.
To me, they are the quintessential flavors of travel, the very essence on being on the road. It is incredible to think how many conversations I have had over buying peanuts on the weekly train in the weekends I catch to  return home from my research institute. Local food and travel are inherently intertwined and the fastest way to get the flavor of a place.



In this blog, I present to you, those who wish to read it, my experiences in my travels, both the mundane
and the exotic. In this blog, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the peanuts on the road.