Mangosteen….Nothing like Mango!

This one has a more striking name than features….

May be not related to mango but it is called the ‘queen’ of tropical fruits

just like Mango is the ‘king of fruits’….

The purple exterior reveals a pure white somewhat tangy fruit…

And again Mangosteen is native to South Asia…

Somehow, never seen it back home.

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Lychee’s cousin “Rambutan”

That’s a very unusual fruit again…it looks somewhat like “lychee”,  but this one is hairy on the exterior.

Surprisingly, this fruit is native to tropical Southeast Asia and commonly grown throughout Indonesia , Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

But I saw this first in the US so it features on my list of unique things I’ve found here.

Sugarcane in a packet!

Shivani Pandey

Sugarcane

Living in India who has not heard of sugarcane?

I remember having sugarcane juice, ‘Ganne ka Ras’ as a child, which is a rarity to find in Delhi nowadays!

In the good old days, we had hawkers selling sugarcane pieces called ‘ganderi’ outside the school that we used to relish so much…

But I  could never imagine an 8 or 10 inch piece of sugarcane being sold in a packet….

And I always thought India was the largest producer of sugarcane but that’s not true, it’s actually Brazil that produces the highest amount of sugarcane in the world.

 

Unique Fruit…the dragon fruit!

 

 

It’s been almost two months of living in the US…and I’m still exploring it  ….I realize that on each trip to the same destination you encounter something different and something unusual.

This time around I have made a collection of quite a few things that we don’t get back in India or things that are done differently here.

let’s begin a series to find things that we do not see or get in our country… and what can be better than food to start with …

here are some foods that are either not available in India or have a different name there….the first in the series is dragon fruit…

this one really caught my eye! Look at the those striking colours and contours ….Must say it’s yummy too and very healthy.

 

 

 

 

ONE A DAY !!! HUES OF VICTORY…

Since times immemorial men have descended the steps of a mighty gateway (Buland Darwaza),at the gate of a Sufi saint’s shrine,commemorating victory in war! Obeisance, surrender, victory and celebration! 

Hues of Victory

From the series titled Life…Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

The artist has experimented with photography on canvas that so relates with the theme which explores dream consciousness in life. Canvases depictvarious life forms and their aspirations. There are portraits, landscapes, flowers and monuments that the artist encountered while travelling to the inner core of the country that is so living and thriving.

ONE A DAY !!! COLOURS OF MY HEART

The one walking away from the scene is her reality. She stands symbolizing the dream she is… colourful, carefree and ethereal!

Colours of my Heart

From the series titled Life…Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

The artist has experimented with photography on canvas that so relateswith the theme which explores dream consciousness in life. Canvases depictvarious life forms and their aspirations. There are portraits, landscapes, flowers and monuments that the artist encountered while travelling to the inner core of the country that is so living and thriving.

ONE A DAY !!! CYCLE OF CHANGE…

In the beginning was change, in the end will be change, and change is cyclical. So where do we begin and where do end? Ask a question tonight as you dream!

Cycle of Change

From the series titled Life…Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

The artist has experimented with photography on canvas that so relateswith the theme which explores dream consciousness in life. Canvases depictvarious life forms and their aspirations. There are portraits, landscapes, flowers and monuments that the artist encountered while travelling to the inner core of the country that is so living and thriving.