Monday, October 01, 2007

Joy Hind

Weather Forecast For Today? Very Mishti

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON

No, these pictures were not taken on Indian soil. They were taken a few days ago, in Dandenong, a suburb in the south-east of Melbourne. You want Bollywood DVDs? This is the place. Indian gossip magazines? Ditto. Indian sweets, classic Bengali "mishti". Ditto again. Bangles? Ditto. An Indian meal? Mate, you've come to the right place. There's everything here except an Indian government and an Indian cricket team.

TRANSLATION: ``Mishti'' literally means sweet in Bengali. ``Mishti doi'' is sweet yoghurt, and ``mishti'' is a generic term for finger-lickin' Indian sweets.


Catmoves said...

Melbourne's got it all. (Especially the race tracks, Aussie Rules and the best pasties in the world.) Now Indian Food? Eat well, my friend.

Cuckoo said...

Glad to see something Indian in Melbourne though Sydney has plenty of them. Made me smile. :-)

Do you know there is a place Singapore called Little India which actually looks like India ? And many of the train stations are Indian named?
@Catmoves:Try Indian butter Chicken. You'll love it.

Merisi said...

I know a place just like this one in Washington DC (better, I knew: the whole little shopping center has been bulldozzed). I rented "Monsoon Wedding" there on DVD, even before the movie arrived in the American movie houses. And the spices, oh how I miss a store like that here in Vienna. Haven't found one yet.

Dan Mega said...

Hey David- pardon my lack of culture, but whats Mishti?

I know that I've read about this before but I'm forgetting. AND I'm too lazy to Google it, ha.

Anonymous said...

Interesting post and pictures.

wes said...

I can see there is also something else named 'Little India'. Will pass through the place one of these days.

Pijush said...

Waow.. thats nice, Try some Tanduri - Kebabs and Chicken Tikka Masala.