The Great Railway Aloo Puri Bazaar

Table for Three

The Great Railway Aloo Puri Bazaar

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza

Table for Three was conceived over coffee by the three of us: Saugato Banerjee, Priya Barve, and Aniruddha Ganguly. On Sundays, after we’d be done discussing movies, work, and politics – we’d inevitably start talking about food. And get all misty-eyed and hungry. Then one of us suggested we take this beyond just conversations and share our experiences of our delicious meals and travels.


t’s summer. The time of the year many of us visit our favourite (and not-so-favourite) relatives. An oft-repeated saying overheard at the airline terminals is that the queues, of late, have begun resembling those at the railway stations. For those of us of an earlier vintage, we know exactly what this means. Growing up distinctly middle-class in a Socialist era with one airline carrier meant that I took my first flight at age 10. By then I had journeyed thousands of kilometres across the length and breadth of the country, courtesy the railways.