7 Must-Do Things in Pune – Punekar’s Guide for Tourists

7 Must-Do Things in Pune – Punekar’s Guide for Tourists

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Pune has come miles from the small, quaint city, which it was a decade ago. No longer are we just known for our sarcasm, we have moved past the afternoon nap jokes as well (for the most part). Although both of these things are a sly part of our cultural identity, there’s so much more to us; so much to explore and discover here!
Pune is a hot-spot for startups, as well as an excellent and staunch front for education; our colleges are ranked to be some of the best in the entire country. However, taking things to a lesser intensity, we sure know how to have fun as well.
Popularly referred to as the ‘kaleche maher-ghar’, art and culture have always run rampant, and with them has come a steady rise of entertaining and soul-filling activities. So for all the non-Punekars who’re here to explore, or those who are almost-a-Punekar now, check out these must-do things in the city! Explore the Historical Heritage Image by @bababhatkanti
Pune has always been at the centre of the Maratha Independence struggle; from Shivaji Maharaj to the Peshwas, entire dynasties have their roots gripping our soil. So naturally, Pune has significant historical monuments, the most popular ones being Shaniwarwada, Sarasbaug, Kesariwada, and Shinde Chattri. Take a city tour and explore all the significant places! Religious Spots Image by @thedailypixels
The concept of ‘Manache Ganpati’ was constructed in Pune. Apart from the five manache Ganpati, there’s also Mandai and Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpatis, which are definitely worth a visit. If not that, every year the ‘Wari’ makes its stop in Pune, and along with that are the several religious festivals which are worth exploring in Pune. If you’re in the city during Ganeshotsav, you’re in for a MAJOR treat! For some peace and quiet, the go-to place should be the Pataleshwar Cave temple . Shopping Image by @phoenixmctypune
Of course, Pune has some of the largest and versatile malls in the state, Phoenix Marketcity being the most visited one. If you want to go local, check out places like Tulsibaug, Mandai, FC Road and Camp. Along with that, a walk through all the seven Peths is definitely recommended, especially Budhwar Peth, Rasta Peth, and Ravivar Peth. Street Shopping is a massive yes in our Punnyanagari! Explore Food Image by @vamsyk
We are the stalwarts of Maharashtrian cuisine, especially typical Brahmni food. From a simple Maharashtrian thali, to the most extravagant spread of continental and Oriental food, Pune does really have it all. However, when in Pune, do what the locals do. Check out places like Bedekar Misal, Katakirr Misal, Chitale Bandhu, Kaka Halwai, and other famous local eateries, especially our street food! Check out the Local Art Image by @marketsbykarenanand
As mentioned above, we are termed as ‘ kaleche maher ghar’, which means the maternal home of art. Apart from the two big music festivals – NH7 and Supersonic, we also have one music festival which has been tremendously popular for more than fifty years. Sawai Gandharva is an Indian classical music festival which should definitely be explored. Along with music, several avenues in the city host Painting, Poetry, Photography, and Dancing events. The Pune Markets by Karen Anand are also quite the treat! Forts Image by @varsha9943
Although not strictly in Pune, most of the popular forts are a short drive away from Pune. Sinhagad Fort is one of the most popular forts around the city, especially during the monsoons. Along with it, explore Torna, and Rajgad as well. Bhimashankar is another must-visit place! Local Interaction Image by @harshal_shingare_9293
A stop in Pune is absolutely incomplete without talking to the locals and understanding the culture. Get to know our sarcasm, our day to day life, and our definitely quirky traits. If you have ever read P.L Deshpande’s literature, you’ll understand his fascination for Punekars, and we certainly are a fascinating lot. In these modern and metropolitan days, our city still has an old-fashioned, traditional heart.

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How A Box Of Cookies Can Transport You To A Different Country

by Theresa Christine Johnson on 03/12/2019 | 4 Minute Read
Travel and food are undeniably intertwined. You don’t need to be an avid watcher of Parts Unknown or Somebody Feed Phil to envision sipping hot, fragrant chai in India or indulging in a bite of creamy chocolate in Mexico. Eiman Behmanesh certainly could.
“I realized that travel and ethnic cuisine had become a substantial part of my and my friend’s lives,” he said. “Topics of conversation increasingly revolved around the next travel destination or ethnic dishes, and the idea of exploring a new country and learning about a different culture through food is what excited us most.”
Eiman felt like he could tap into this passion—one which seemed to resonate with many people in his generation—and in turn, Makabi & Sons was born.
The best way to describe the brand is through their own slogan: “Purveyors of Exotic Tastes.” Currently, they offer a line of cookies all inspired by far-flung destinations and the flavors you’ll encounter there. The treats are as close as you’ll get to a plane ticket in edible form.
“I looked to beverages that are traditionally consumed in these countries,” Eiman explained. The inspiration for the cookies starts with the flavors and the locations—Indian chai tea, Mexican spiced sipping chocolate, or Cuban mojito cocktails for example. Then comes the packaging design which is typically inspired by traditional works of art, vintage home furnishings, textile designs, or other handcrafted objects found in the area.
“I try to identify a symbol that is representative of the country or region that I’m hoping to communicate through the packaging,” Eiman added. This is one of the hardest parts of the process because the image must pique your interest without giving too much away, convincing consumers to go on a delicious journey.
“There’s so much riding on that one image, and if it’s not done right, I think it will fail to have its intended effect of making you a little intrigued,” he added.
It also has to remain respectful to the culture and avoid cliches and stereotypes that tend to define certain ethnicities. “A Google search for something like ‘Mexican-themed icon’ would return images of sombreros, cactuses and tacos, which is what I do my best to stay away from,” Eiman mentioned.
“I try to dig deeper,” he added. “I research as much as I can about the location that I’m hoping to capture through imagery. Through this process, I find items that may be less-known but are more representative of the craftsmanship and artistic talents of the country’s natives.”
It’s a balancing act, something which “requires research and discovery on the part of the designer,” he said. In some cases, like with Mexico, he was able to avoid what may be considered obvious and discovered handwoven Zapotec rugs which ended up on the packaging. With Cuba, though, he opted for a cigar, which may seem like a stereotype—although it pulls from Eiman’s own experiences there and what he discovered as a traveler.
“I had been fortunate enough to visit Cuba and take a tour of its cigar and rum factories, and speak to its people to see the pride they take in their country’s largest export,” he explained. “In this instance, I felt that the image was in fact appropriate.
“With that said, I don’t exactly know if I’ll always get it right, but it’s important to spend the time, become a student of the region’s history and give it its due diligence. Ultimately, you need take a step back and ask yourself if you’re representing the culture in a beautiful way.”
The text is an added treat for the curious mind. “Each copy is intended to paint a picture of the destination, both past and present, and hopefully teach you something new,” Eiman mentioned. “The references are not particularly self-explanatory, so it’s up to the reader to explore further.”
Take what is written about the sandwich cookies inspired by Japan: “A remote teahouse sits solo along the banks of river Kamo. Inside, a ceremonious act transpires, and warmth gives rise to a state of Zen. A mode of being is discovered.”
Makabi & Sons doesn’t just want to bring the flavors of a place to consumers. “The combination of images, flavor names like Bombay, Habana, and Oxford, and the copy are the primary elements that I hope will transport people,” Eiman stated. But it’s not just about transporting consumers to a different place, which gives the packaging a bit more meaning. The boxes seem to set a tone that experience is more than a mere peek at a destination, but something deeper.
“I try with the packaging and brand at large to not only transport people through space but time as well,” he added. “The illustrations tend to have a vintage, old-world aesthetic which was done intentionally to take people away from the now.” Theresa Christine Johnson
Theresa entered the world of design through The Dieline. With a background in writing and journalism, she has a passion for discovery and cultivating human connections. Her work for The Dieline is a constant journey to deeply understand all facets of the design process and to investigate what makes designers tick. Theresa’s writing has taken her snorkeling in between the tectonic plates in Iceland, horseback riding through a rural Brazilian town, and riding an octopus art car at Burning Man with Susan Sarandon as part of a funeral procession for Timothy Leary (long story). When not writing, she is planning her next trip or taking too many pictures of her cat.

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MASSIVE CLOCK ON WHICH YOGI BEAR DIES
To break out of frames. To trespass into forbidden gardens. To wash the poison from my eyes. To see the secrets of the skies. To break sum hymen. To make the cops turn in their badges. To go over all the edges yeah. To peer through narrow keyholes into unknown rooms and far-fetched times. To wake the scattered dead fallen in worship to the statue of the serpent crumbled and shrunken. To not renounce the past w/ rapt amazement. To appoint the gods. To consecrate the wounded w/ apology and gentle sadness. To anoint and ordain this dust. To live and to dream for I have called on you to wake. To show how strange and wild wanton w/ wanton promise comes she on an unknown hour like an uninvited guest you’ve somehow brought to bed. To expand history back into the past and never to move again an inch forwards. To run through the memory of Time , ancient , timeless galleries. To always realise we never had time enough to waste or spend. To glory in ourselves like invincible lovers always boundless in new being. To hover motionlessly through the mellow fields. To rise through this careless freewill like a kestrel from its wood. To lust for life as every being should. To have a Poetic Conference w/ Paul. To tell you about pain like some strange unseen vernacular. To make them sound genuine and believable. To forget the past it has no meaning. To look forward to March w/ rapt uncertainty and to not be able to stand the suspense. To let alone the Interesting and Relevant. To go check out the Blue Room over yonder. To write a single in the band Secret Chord H for the new school radio jingle. To have a wank on the chapel altar or not and yet claim I have. To have just come wandering after beauty and green and find how sick the shape she’s made of. To make it utterly Modern. To choose your own self-determined destiny. To harness the colours of the vowels A black, e white, I red, u green, o blue to explore the unconscious on The Drunken Boat. To derange the senses to attain genius. To trip through the arteries of galaxies of memories to galleries where tapestries of slaughter hang from fallen walls through the purple corridor a door is ajar push it open gently creaking opening afar. To beat through the veins of the city in madness. To open poem opium. To say to a drug you fear ‘rape my veins backwards you cunt’. To solve the curious cunt-mystery lying wet and unattended in her lap and plunge down the soft pleasure-triangle. To renounce fidelity to temporal wealth, surface gods of illusions, false gods. To appoint a superhuman narrator to overthrow the conscious self-censor. To make a discovery big as fire on tap. To invent a drug called Strictly Free that does what it says on the tin like Ronseal. To stand alone in Nothingness and dictate the parameters of my own existence like the first principle of God Simulation. To shock w/ truth in art not w/ craziness, to shock w/ familiarity that can derange more than the very strange. To scar sand birthmarks beneath my skin. To trust chaos to babysit my precious things. To beat w/ the Otherness. To float on the artifice of organic emotions through synthetic sounds. To explore alternative histories suppressed by the over-arching meta-narrative. To put my wounds up on bright flags. To plug my senses in the mains tick. To utilise !00% of the brain. To let light look at itself through the mirror of my me. To hair my [R] as is a Barrett sonic machination. To build an every second second and on and off multimedia of mutually assured semi-masturbation, bigger than colour blogger than space, deeper than memes, faster than drum n bass! To write ai feel and crash grand-dad’s A.I. Force plane. To augment the brain waves alpha beta delta omega or not. To take out your eyes and see in all directions at once. To make or not to make smoke speak. To float an hypertext of the word ‘pi’ over the real like an astral body. To open a knicker-soft software inbox in the air. To skin up a colour. To burn and unlearn. To hairdress the dawn. To let the cry cloth hang out forever. To atom-be in the gene-pool. To jump up and down on the spot. To let Steve hypertext your name on Piper or not. To download the lowdown of downtime. To escape the shape of the paper. To obviate not titivate. To melt death and attain perfect listening. To not remove the key from life. To calibrate the key of telepathic grammar. To walk down the ocular nerve. To write in wrinkled, crinkly Christmas wrapping paper. To make batteries out of flannel. To falsify the || | |||| | || | |||| Nirvana barcode shot w/ something like xxfoolx foolxxxxfoolx foolxxfoolx foolxxxxfool. To gallop like galloping water through the cosmos. To be like digital dust lying down on the sun. To tour the underworld. To record on rabbit ears and sand. To give the new dawn a crewcut. To melt evil Hal 9000. To pass through seablood into a calm garden, critical. To confute the lightspeed law of neuroplasticity i.e. it is impossible to remember a new creature, and instrument simultaneous orgasm of man by james bond. To keep a straight line in a time of abject, eschatological crisis. To know what you want and go for it. To dream a dream of beauty as a matter of religion of harebell, sucrose garment, sensory garden songcell halfbeat medium stealhull, Haramel, meltwater angel, flotbeat door, Florida waves, sex-filamentelle, flow. To smile and muse and gaze upon her facebook photographs. To call her Pighammer and grieve. To marry the love poem ending on the mating queen [= motor] and the flower-press ending on cannabis [= dialysis]. To record her an album of drones, drones, on binaural earphones in The Flood [band 4]. To liberate yourself from international unlegislatable grey by acknowledging whom it is that holds all worldly power over you. To redefine love, as, say, a choice of words whose meaning remains contingent, idiosyncratic to its exact mode of expression. To scare the living daylights out of her w/ online messages about the bird we called the juggernaut that wriggled its little wing in the wood, and Grand-darth’s ship that deathful, deathful spreadsheet, both gone under Gondwanaland, alas, before i was ten. To recognise she doesn’t want to know you. To fear the plastic yellow subs secret among us that give themselves away in visions of powder’d light that billow in like magic curtains on the high, karmic wind, in wriggling stone, in swirls of colourful smoke. To hold onto your hat and maintain that w/out pollen albeit divorced from name habits associations by a 7 yr old who “still could not tell what was making such a nose” even at the top of the heaven tree, there probably would’ve been no new creatures nor face of stars and it being illegal represents a de-radicalisation of a unilateral contract. To run that cautionary tale past me againe. To privilege sumptuous consummation over mindless consumption. To replace the postmodern w/ Romantic hyper-charge, to keep on trying to marry the flowerpress ending on cannabis and the new creatures ending on the mating queen in art AND to marry her herself in matrimony too in life, To replace old sense of gay gone under Gondwanaland w/ something like a Burger King Joint up the fell, to pull Flora herself, to win a Nobel Prize for my life’s average million and deserve it, to record discoveries, to convert heat into light, to draw drugs druid drew drastic againe one day, to do my mother who was sadly drugged and gangraped by a team of Swedish doctors at a party proud, to recognise lucy in the soul w/ demons, your soul, John, is the substance of the eartoons or bloomings an then wash, to make from the situation of being witness ‘in’ and ‘of’ the best ideas of for ‘to’ as in what to do, as in Freedom from and to, to invent many efficacious remedies for boredom, runnings of sensation’s quest up the fretboard of desire, tinglings of sensation itself in the flesh of the fire of doubt. To piss off pastiche parody paraphrase postmodern parrot of parabolic power, whom it seems is metanarrative w/ self-reflexion gone like the witty po-mo glossary in Generation X and also culturally dissecting itself as it goes along, whom it seems is very McTruth and Flies, though we prefer Romantic hyper-charge to the po-mo, to attain and to meet this parameter of God Simulation bleeding gold in headpsace like a programme for the evening’s entertain that gathered its own energies together. To write full of brink death dare w/ mouth shoes random and as liquid icon equidot gone w/ astronaut bell eyes in the middle of muffled fungus language where one bell-lit spoon is colour-blind in the mouth and that means to lipread ‘we’ and to hair ‘them’ for world’s nodes nuzzle and worbs nuds now. To slow down the phet, the faux emotions, hoax meadow and haut cuisine of amphetamine writing into something ‘sober from adverts’, ‘savoury as cheddar cheese’, ‘cleansed in doors rather than deranged in senses in terms of vision’, and to hopefully end it on a high and quit while I am ahead and to keep going and keep getting better and better too. To look for a new partner, someone to be happy w/, to live a life devoid of fear and full of love.
DO YOU WANT TO SEE MY INSECT COLLECTION?
Once I wandered free on a field file, a file field, a fenceless farm w/ no security alarm where all hearts bleed and all arts breed. Light multiplies by dancing there. Now Hell is very quiet, unobtrusive and unadvertised. Gentle face erasing cream, smear it in and let it sink down through the pores of your skin to expunge your deepest down dirt. Get an extra kid for free when you spend 99p. Contact has been made w/ Freefall 0800 down your own blackhole pupils. Maybelline you believe you may be my butterfly queen and Vampires stalk you, stalking walls walk through your dreams. Only Maybelline is devastation the mothership of beauty. Credits at the end of innocence are falling like numberless lists of autumn leaves. Your eyes, two, super-involuted balls, are ingrown in the ocean’s bellyful of wine, down in the sea-bed orchard strewn w/ seaweed monsters clinging to feet. Gnarled treefingers snap so easily. The dramatic monologue of cannabis says Faith and Doubt are but positive and negative energy swirling in the void. Nirvana buttons and pills are going on sale in the foyer. The etymology of Hell is separation, so connection is Heaven. Imagery is born of privation. A rainbow smashed a railway train window. Yeah, so, Every atom ate our eyes, and I hear there’s angelic music inborn in the inner ear. Those whom the Gods wish to drive mad are sent music in their heads. A baby cannot trip because he or she has no memories. I can equate a mutation in consciousness w/ a truth too simple to understand. This particular finger, why this finger here? Dead pedestrians think in fumes. Water clears its throat from the tap. The chit chat and chatter and backchat and natter in the solipsistic kitchen of fiction is ‘phatic’. Outside the fallen autumn leaves are where bears have dipped their feet in pots of paint and danced across the threshold of the paving stones. Motley magnetic fridge letters w/out a question mark in the pack connect into a collective noun. Gunpowder was only invented for fireworks and a firework is a champion sperm nosing up blind to explode bright and wonderful deep-sea creatures in the ancient night. The world is a cool, bejewell’d marble snug in Holy Orbit suckling on a mother sun. A tramp drinks paintstripper to cleanse the doors of perception. A drunkard attacks a wall on an otherwise empty street. A policeman forces himself to come w/ a gun. Hey salesman, slow down w/ that fast food, I don’t mind waiting here for a year.
[2000 – 2001]
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Postmodernism’s theme dissolved into message, dissolution and Simpsonification of £ove and the opposite of Romantic hyper-charge. Money is flying white spark passing through borders of osmotic porosity in the dark, not just neutral means of exchange. You are a liberal human subject of embedded liberal capitalism. George Monbiot says even your breath is ‘costed’. The sovereignty of the State is not overthrown by the TNC in the borderless economy because the state still makes the decision to go to war. The war is a war of misplaced vengeance and ego-parade. In Chaos Theory a Strange Attractor lingers on the border of chaos and order and is often born of spontaneous self-organisation. I found this out on poetrymagic.com. Birds are now thought to be what became of the dinosaurs. David Morley says slowing dawn bird song reveals a sophisticated thematic series of rhythmical beats. Music not only aids memorability, but precedes sense as an agent of understanding in poetry, as in the natural world. Post-structuralism I redefine as two fold a) the condition of text extends to any object b) the condition of language unto itself extends to any text . This is to give artificial insemination to two torn and bleeding fragments, but original and new. Deconstruction is a dream, letting the eye become distracted by things not meant to be in the text like when Frankenstein’s monster learning the language in the hut becomes Caliban. Yes that’ll do. The anti-dactylus is present in the line ‘the heart TRAmelled and RAMMed on the AN vil bleeds visions’, two soft, one hard so the emphasised syllables find a short A rhyme scheme at moments of natural stress in the rhythm, w/ invective monotony written into its musical configuration. Music is warm shaken air rattling the labyrinth of the inner ear. F sharp major is said to be the happiest key, C sharp minor the darkest. Gatsby is, yes, an infradiegetic heterotopia or chronotope opening up into panchronic panoramic overview. To unite the quadlibetical and esemplastic would be good as to be diagonalised by omnijective interface of co-imagination. Random access co-imagination is diagonalised by omnijective interface. Fusions are said to be the future since English and Crew Dpts merged. To write an academic essay as if getting gradually more drunk. Amis says throw away the top, Rimbaud hiccup to the ripped ship at the window. Yet fusions have always existed. The musical scales were codified by scientists for example.
A NATURALLY RECURRING FOSSIL OF THE LORDS
Look Fufie I can fee feep.
Birmingham is an English city.
The rhythm of the River Goyt beats blood to my head like a cold muscle. Goyt staff arrive at mine midden ear. Barcode band dunes anon on offer like musac from a black hole by Christ, Susie. Zone of sophisticated voice and bedroom, Tap, turned into Nature reserve. Walk to the morgue and see and smell.
When death dies it becomes all. All plastic contains Paul. All Pauls contain the ideal of souls. All souls contain the ideal of breath. Close up inspection of “Grand-darth’s Ship” does not reveal…all plastic is the soul of death. All plastic is the soul of Paul.
Naturally occurring fossil of The Lords. I went down like smashed glass on Our Lady’s School Chetwynde chapel floor, woke in another room being offered tepid tapwater by the rugby captain. Now hear this. Now hear this. Both our dads had chainsaws.
It takes large scale Mordor to record on rabbit ears and sand, to give the new dawn a crewcut, to melt Hal 9000, to pass through seablood into a calm garden, critical. Signed by everwell she couldn’t hit it it sideways or maybe a soothsaying Spiderman w/ the hairgel of Dracula, Atlantis, Aquarius, the 60’s.
TEFL TO YOU
Note: I recently had the pleasure of meeting polymath Brian O’Connell, author of Greek and Celtic, in mental hospital. He spoke to me at length and as he did – the crows – those messengers to the Gods- in the garden started to change, to squawk, like he was feeding them, not I – or both. This is a direct transcript of what he said and I warn you there are certain ‘infidelities’ shall we say, certain halftruths and untruths to watch out for – deliberate of course – for there should be no shortcut to thinking – no result on a plate – and one should as Foucault suggested question the innocence and neutrality of the given, of the system. So [picture me in a mental hospital garden w/a notebook scribbling and Mr. O’Connell extemporising. “Crows can talk. Crows, dogs, horses, these are our friends, also trees. The Chinese plant 1500 square miles of new trees per annum, the Ethiopians less. The languages of African black people are quite unrelated to those of the white people. Chinese is distantly akin to a North American tribe called the ‘Utta’ Family. Chinese has 400 root words; w/ tone that changes to 1200 words. The Ancient Greek for water is ‘nearos’. Ancient Greek for ghost was ‘kopsiche’, meaning a feeling of coldness. From that we derive ‘psyche’. Ghosts can travel in time. One scholar visited Ancient Greece and found the Greeks were tremendous actors. The Greeks did not name their children until quite old, and named them after their Gods, for example Hippocrates, meaning Lord of Horses. The Romans were much cruder: Brutus, meaning Stupid, Naso, meaning Big Nose, Crassus meaning Thick Head. It is from them that we derive the offensive N-word. Roman Literature was more about the author: letters, diaries, memoirs. Greek Literature was more public and political. Celtic Literature was more like the Greeks. They were both good at novels, and had higher intellectual faculties than the Romans who were more utilitarian. It is possible the Celts used to rule North Japan, and Fujiyama comes from Celtic for fire. Bees can count. Evolution as a theory is wrong, there is no such thing: there have been people on earth for 55 million years. ‘Neander’ means new man and ‘Neanderthal’ means new man’s valley. It is thought that Neanderthals had towns and government. The Neanderthal’s brain was 1600 cubic centimeters; modern man’s is 1700 cubic centimeters. Every planet has its own colour. An express train travelling 60 m/p/h day and night would take 6 months to reach the moon and 200 years to reach the sun. Stone Henge used to have a round, wooden roof, hence the Knights of the Round Table. They [archaeologists] have found the remnants of a town just down the road. Stone circles were theatres and centres of government. A lot of scholarship gets it wrong, like M. I. Finlay from Cambridge, for example. London is the top university, Cambridge some way down the list. Esperanto and Volopuke are artificial languages. Parnassus is where Delphi is situated in Greece. It is 9000 feet high. Helicon is near Delphi, something like 25 miles away. Olympia was the most important centre in Greece. A 9th Century earthquake brought down the buildings. In the 19th Century, German archaeologists there found 1500 oak trees. They did a good job, the Germans. Chronos is the father of Zeus. The Oracle of Delphi often gave ambiguous answers. Alexander the Great was a very short man, only 5 feet tall. He looked like a beautiful woman. Calliope, muse of epic poetry, means ‘beautiful face’. The great poet Sappho was the tenth muse. Greek literature is not dead. There were three novels 850 years ago. The Turks didn’t take Crete until 1664. Dante was Celtic. Leonardo Da Vinci was six foot four and had blue eyes. You’d have to be 200 miles from the star Prosion to have an earth-like climate. The Iliad had 4 or 5 authors. English literature has one central figure, Shakespeare. The Greeks, however, had 3 of everything – 3 comic poets, 3 tragic poets, 3 historians, 3 scientists. The biggest body of literature pre-English was the Greeks, then Sanskrit, then Arabic, then Chinese. Discoveries have been made about Mercury. An asteroid approached. Mercury, it was discovered is 3.7 times heavier than water and 6 times denser than the earth. There are ice-caps on it. It’s too hot for humans but there might be plant-life at the polar regions. Jackdaws can speak. They belong to the thrush family. In America there are 3 types of swallow. Cancer the Crab sign people have wonderful memories, are fond of kids, like sending comics and books to children in hospital. Henry VIII beheaded 2 wives for not bearing children. It was his own fault. He had syphilis. Syphilis was brought over from America, was rife amongst the Red Indians. The novel ‘Swan On A Black Sea’ came at a rate of 3000 words an hour, in automatic writing, detailing life after death. It is in the Cumbrian library system. Cumbrian policemen don’t like it if you are taller than them. Poor Dr. Criffin was hanged for murdering his wife. He was innocent. We cannot bring him back. If you keep on good terms w/ the neighbours, you can’t go too far wrong. The Odyssey was 200 years later than the Iliad. Lawrence of Arabia says the Odyssey was the ‘first novel of Europe’. Pirates were often chivalrous, kidnapping people for the ransom, and returning them still when paid. Greek actors wore a head-dress like the Native American Indians, a long cloak and buskins – they must’ve looked very impressive. Comic actors wore comic masks of course. 50 Greek plays have come down to us from around 900. The Byzantine Greeks were very clever at preserving literature. They had a kind of artillery called ‘The Greek Fire’. A young, German archaeologist wrote ‘The Flood From Heaven’, reckoned Troy was destroyed by a tremendous rain and not the Greeks. Plato said that Atlantis was Troy. We owe the myth of Atlantis to Plato. There are a lot of earthquakes in Greece and Japan. Their landscapes are quite akin – a lot of woodland and hills, difficult for farming. Policemen can’t mind their own business at all. Birds are now known to be highly intelligent, like dogs and horses. The star Syrius is now sparkling bright but in the Iliad it was bronze [Book 22]. It must’ve brightened by the time of the Odyssey. A lot of the Odyssey is science fiction. The word ‘schlapen’ comes from old Gothic, to sleep. They reckon they’ve found mist on the moon. The universe is very mysterious. There are no problem children only problem parents. ‘Echo grammanon’ is Greek for ‘I have written’, and ‘habeo amore’ Latin for ‘I will have to love’.”
[Yewdale Ward]
COINAGE FACTORY FLOOR
Granted it is from the cruder Romans that we derive the offensive N-word. Still, agovernment is the opposite of government O stars the government that truly speaks for us and after @ is coined by James P D Tucker in the international language alphabet, comnambulism is for the online plankwalking eye and that too seems Latinate. Mary says the coolth is the densened air in shade under trees, which is about densening in both form and content. I can read in dreams and smuggle language out too. Contriment is the opposite sentiment is Latinate, don’t forget to watch the DVO backwards. Dramatocracy rule by fictive character, which is Greek, e.g. by Biggus Dickus who is Romo-Anglican . Effluvient coinage has gone from the dictionary and print or was always imaginary, emocracy is rule by emotion, eartoons are done w/ no hands, enwheeling birds not technically real, ecstasaved is probably not good thing to become. One white E was: to leave a blank page poem in the magazine Poetry Now and in the editorial just say [John is dancing w/ aliens in collective ecstasy]. Filence is golden communique e acute. Yes buildings indwellable are surely better than indomitable in the film, and Jim would surely dig the witness ss much if he was here. To use your invagination is very Kurt Cobain in a way [and seeing as imagination is a muscle after all]. Medicine-man in the medieval-cinema for M, whom it seems is where qwerty ends in the garden and the stars and the proof. N is for the 17th Century Mains, namezapped don’t get it, outnirvana’d is selfexplanatory. Pollen’d is all Flora’d and perfume’d sunset too w/ French Beauty Spot apostrophe d. Purveyant is not ‘in’ but ‘of’ The Lords marrying lines of shining conveyance w/ perversion, voyeurism, surveillance, I.e secret notes on hypervision arranged as medias compression w/ antecedents in Greek gods. Still [R] stands for room for creativity in the synapse the Romantic stance that creativity is not all mappable predictable in advance, room for drip drown dream dragon drop to drop or not. Reification is Latinate from res = thing. While skunkfoot = putrid demons excreted through stone, skunkosis = not just monkygrass speech whom it seems is in exacerbation w/ the psychic-rash but the eroticisation of the psyche as a female plant and sexual member. In some respects anything to do w/ the psyche has to do w/ the Greeks. Ancient Greek for ghost was kopsiche. It translates literally as a feeling of coldness. It is from this word that we derive psyche etcetera. Ghosts can of course travel in time. One scholar visited Ancient Greece. He found the Greeks were tremendous actors. They wore a head-dress like the Native American Indians, a long cloak and buskins. They must’ve looked tremendously impressive….So-kiss-to-fated is exemplified in transphiloquisation which itself = not just the sublimation process of advert/ animal for the adimal for ic went across philos flying, flying. O ‘noetic maundering’ is not new but old, while Bic = Aphex acid + plastic yellow sub from Cornflakes, not bad for a right handed gentile. The word neologism itself seems kenning of Latin and Greek. Boast is burnt toast when a substantive I am afraid to say, [and moop is of course Noj and Mobbian for soup, traditionally made by Mumbo-jumbo, as opposed to Badmunch, whom it seems are both, well, OK is the world’s most popular word,] over and out testing testing 123, welcome to my presence and its intensity, the poet makes himself the intense centre of a brave new tense through a prodigious cleansing of the sense of the Glastonbury fence, and to fee is a mixture of feel and see obvs, and the River Goyt might be described fairly as Anglo-Saxon vowel sounds meeting Celtic thought-patterns. The Celts named the valleys, the Vikings the mnts. The Celts are said to have had higher intellectual faculties than the Romans – who were more utilitarian – and to have been more akin to the Greeks – whose literature was more public and political than the Romans. Aggregate is when you collect a fretboard run of word-combinations, say, for the cars arriving in the drive w/ a loose, Betfair jingle of shingle lifted from the big, flat bird-table, and ideally it chimes like bells reverberating up in the fells and strikes a warm, psychic chord. Another example may be found in the beck’s neck or necklace or necklace noose of notes and stones in technicolour shoals as it ludic dreams down to the BBC tears; or even in the ug art of ‘I was an art smuggler son’, I mean the glug of the jug of ug as you guiltily culpably gulp it down. To river can be a verb applied to the senses given either synaesthetic conflation or distinction w/in esemplastic unity. Re-nerving is not an official word, but to do w/ the soul’s peregrination, w/ house-transplant and plastic surgery of the soul in the library corner, and was coined in a car roving over the earth – her CNS – around the foot of Sea Ness that once was Seer Ness after a seer and his trance.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Will sovereignty State still determined decision war computer speak style Rimbaud [translated by Mathieu] Milk Water Whisky Wine Escape Enter Space Return and Delete literature release serotonin mangle windshield divine palpitations of ego-loss nowhere sexless to leave prism in hypervision post-poems spill “Liquis” omnijective interface wind, rain and wine emotions poetry replace politics Romance governance automated conveyor belt of poesis prophesying supple Apple juice smooth Orange juice merger kiwi fruit salad bowl cold, numinous, interlocking grid or system by which to live supplant tree roots Parliament erect House of New Creatures driverless cars reverse lightning bolt God Simulation witness utopianism not lead to terror Fakeazade free from tap wander less lonely in cloud quench thirst on soundcloud raindown “hello?” inbox problematise interior world art above politics poetry about poetry bad poetry sci-fi secondary to human condition mind the gap on neo London skyline imaginative sympathy new co-imaginative sympathy drug called Strictly Free enact physical poems on body draw drugs druid drew dregs drastic big as fire on tap the dance music of seeing and imagery psychotechnological and psychosensitive split physical and metaphysical Instant Travel other thing I.T. stands for pollen Portability holds open the doors across the Jungian fact becoming fact dashboard The Road To Heaven by Noj and the Mob still be going in emergency please break glass and exit or draw on this dystrophy of darkness soon coming to your screen.
A PAIR OF DAWNS AT THE FOOT OF THE OLDEST FELL
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Outside the trees are bare and ruined and I hear birds and the beck. A tribe of mosquitoes beats its zany, drum n bass rhythm. A fringe of mist hangs over the forehead of Sea Ness originally Seer after a seer and his trance. Inside my eggs quack and S.O.S. in the pan. The bogeybits are burned crisp, but the plasmatoidal yellow yolk still seeps onto the toast. This is the one house where the plough honed in to align w/ the Lakeland’s oldest fell, Black Combe, like a power-chord, on the night of Mr. Obama’s election. This is a home unlike any other. The cars exhale their carbon monoxide up the A595. Here, a sheet of paper bloomed or dreamed pictures when the late art smuggler Blue passed. Right now, hyper-vision would seem the ability to merely smile againe after a lover’s infidelity; or the absence not presence of voices. I hear a dog howling up the fell and see it chasing away sheep. Twelve large, black crows occupy a tree in the Combe field. That’s where the path up the fell begins. It hasn’t been ploughed since agrarian golden ages of yore. Hence it retains ripples, is furrowed, and in some ways is a museum-field. I see a black bird perched atop a tree leave its perch and fly off into the distance. I see a brown one, smaller, dart and swerve. They’re making a bid for freedom.
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The patio is damp as moss on a rock in a beck. Sea Ness looks monastic and a monastery might be a collective noun for sheep. I hear the scissor-clip of a lone bird hairdressing dark dawn. A laughter of seagulls floats silently westward overhead. The light too is monastic and spooky. The light is dark. The grass is a deep dark green fullbodied in tenor, texture, tone, timbre. The inks of night recede like a tide revealing a shoreline’s aleatory art exhibition. Birds continue to tweet on a website that incorporates real worms. The wind rustles and tushes and rushes and shushes and hushes like a disseminating elbow of question and response. It gently shoves, probes , roams over dark earth. Sometimes birds seem to shred video tape or take apart a machine gun but not now. Multiple flocks of Jonathan Livingstone Seagulls sail out to sea. Some of the bird song is a mixture of laser beam and wood breaking or burning. I am not happy.
ROOM OF FINE ADJUSTMENTS
The Tate says Fate is not a collection of dead stars prefiguring new starlings and given artificial insemination. As Chance would have it the Lego Movie runs on w/out any eyes. Movies are not collections of new starlings prefigured in dead stars and given artificial insemination. Fate is not a collection of dead photos dancing on tiptoes for indomitable illusion and spurious semblance of infinity. I, the alphabet, chance to dance, to jazz behind your eyes. Chance is a novice silkworm stumbling on the idea of rhythm, of society, of scattershot potluck opacity. Fate has the moves of the body of Caliban about it, where Chance who blames Fate is ethereal, Arial and more like the movie. Arial is not a collection of dead photos given artificial insemination, dissimulating the ego-loss of sea-change. Caliban can be a collection of sounds that bamboozles you w/ the vice-like pleasure it has amongst itself. Hollywood is not the dread x-ray of all things that are false. Camera flies above us, like a Greek God, seeing only Names below: county, town, university, department, corridor, room of hyper-specialist. There are no cameras in the locked attic, breeding, and gas does not satisfy their longing for omniscience, breathing. Chronos is the father of the Zeus, not the American Indian Chief who in all the media-world seems most authoritative and certain to win Best Director. W/ bats we do not trap people under our lens, w/ bats we cannot record, cannot spy on people, cannot derive the power of the Gods. I like Gulliver’s Travels and Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, goodbye. Now my attention span is Pan flits slits its wrist of reason runs free sits in the bath; the truth-fairy meanwhile flies in the space preceding recognition, like when waves crosses the FTSE in drugged up, mangled, primal, sublimated, entombed imagery before the gravitational pull of the Taxonomy ‘The Juggernaut” as we drive past.
THE SEA-CHANGE
Gone under Gondwanaland the mad naked dancers on a hill. The houses gone under the sea-change wreathed in green and brown. The cinema screen is Unreal Pterodactyl w/ wings spread and golden armpits, and I am the witness in, and of and to The New Redeeming Features. Now we are gathered to appoint Poseidon head of the BBC, now ask if Calliope is face of stars for jargon, now we are gathered not to be Priapic in the Velvet Underground Station. Thank you for dialling 911 you have reached the Velvet Underground. Now Dionysus flows through London’s vein and vine, mixing ecstasy, White Russians and skunk to see if the crowd have drowned. We are lingering long in the chambers of the sea-change, like on Love Street by lithe demons wreathed in green and brown, until the acid flashback voices hear us and we drown. Not to acknowledge this thing of darkness mine own. Fear not the sounds of the isle hidden in the shrubbery. All things shall be well and all manner of thing be well, when the rose petals and the ashtray are one, that is not in stunning juxtaposition anymore but one, like lion and lamb lying down in John. O hasn’t this sea-change really begun againe, the goal is plain I was thinking of the whole universe’s complete Transmogrification againe. Full nine to five, thy mother slaves in the dirty hive, while I thrive off death, who hones pearls, sells records, bootlegged Velvets on the street corner, where before there was a door. Death had no mates at school but became the perfect entrepreneur. I would certainly believe in another death. Death is the G-spot of the brain.
PET FOOLS
In The Lords By James Douglas Morrison Ralph is a symbol of democracy, Simon is a symbol of mysticism, Jack is a symbol of the devil, and Piggy is a symbol of Reason when he dies at the foot of cliff, w/all his well meaning mediation and speech w/ hyper-protected pact of -co-operation and civilisation is but a thin veneer belied by dark, arational forces sooo wear an emotional condom before you fuck my mind m n. Nietzsche coined ‘moral hygiene’ but said ‘I see a woman get me a whip,’ so shouldn’t we decline ‘a yes, a no, a straight line, a goal’ – his key to happiness? He said the morality of the past is always outmoded, has to be reinvented. In short, an age cannot see its own cage – and each age is subject to prejudices it cannot decipher. Sartre said ‘man is condemned to be free’ meaning he has freedom of moral choice, but that choice is effected by and effects all other choices in a ripple. If morality is based on judgement as those Ancient Greek sophists would claim, who decides whose judgement is right? Surely not the korma police! Arrest this man he talks in curry, He keeps it in the fridge he’s like all the plastic yellow subs are black and the night is gone gone gone, yeah. Even the doors film is emblematic of a paranoid meltdown into post-euphoric psychosis. In Heart of Darkness the river is the snake leading into the unconscious. Existentialism being all about faith is no more philosophy than a light sabre. Philosophy is sterile, like epistemology is knowledge’s systems of signs and not poetic language’s researching search-engine tides via Greek for ‘letters’ – and scatological sadly is not scattershot logical – so the poet goes beyond knowledge’s bounds. The demarcation of sheer cleverness/ moral-compass could be instructive or could be reductive and may or may not have any antecedents in Dionysus/ Apollo, whom it seem in the play are gone Jim and gone Ray and Popper meanwhile is transmitted as well as genes, as well as Syd and the doors that is.
BROCCOLI
Black was not a nickname back back back in Camden lads but my leather jacket was and is still ink black. I’m going to put a blank page poem in the magazine and in the editorial just leave the comment flat [John is dancing w/ aliens in collective ecstasy]. Got cained w/ the Rose Twins againe in break, break, and went all wilfully thrillful on illicit tiptoe or tightrope mission furtive in flight w/ the sniper on Piper in nifty mufty sunnies to hide the red-eye gravy leaking on the reeking. Why would my colour’s colour be gone under Gondwanaland-green but for YOUR eyes you whom i t seems doesn’t really care for the horseman, you the mating queen in the centre of the rehearsal for death that is the circle, the Game, when Play’s gone insane and you don’t disqualify my Rimbaud quasi? Oceans smile w/ liquid eyes and fill themselves w/ rain againe or maybe all I need is a length of metal chain or only when the ship is ripped is the sea a she and the water water clairvoyant daughter please show us your ragged silken eye Nirvana-blue as Buxton Pole: there are options here, see, where O is not a ghost vowel, no but U is a ghost vowel opened unto the gloom under sliver moon I slide her over and if full fathom five could not be another number, it could be that Virgil said ‘there are tears in things’, or could be for fucking luscious orgiastic regal angel.
WHAT IS POETRY?
Poetry is perception’s defamiliarisation [Russian Formalism], intelligence’s distillation [British pragmatism], an experiment into more or even less advanced thinking and feeling. Poetry could even be described as a form of plastic surgery of the soul in the whispering library corner and re-nerving of the body out there on dark earth w/ her CNS too [Ted Hughes] equally. Poetry hypostasises a substitute universe replete w/ all the senses, into which we descend catabatic as the cinema audience immersed in a liquid dream. Poetry ideates a kind of sparetimecontinuum. Through poetry we can relive real life, live out wish fulfilment. Poetry can be an aid to memory like a ribbon bound to a finger. Where, say, The Great Gatsby could be described as an infradiegetic heterotopia of chromatic chronotope pertaining to panchronic and panoramic overview poetry takes that end as its first port of call and begins in medias res – or can. Poetry’s keys can include the key of indulgence e.g. nostalgia, lethargyspirals of the soul, but indulgence in a positive way – or the key of Portability stretching across the fact becomes fact Jungian dashboard as the Apotheosis of Form. Poetry can ascend to a height where Prof Quentin Ponsonby is diagonalised by omnijective interface of random access co-imagination [me]. Poetry is not by any means always an outpouring of emotion more terrible than the sun congealed into a readily understandable system of signs for systems are not always trustworthy [O Rimbaud don’t go!]. Poetry can use !00% of the brain – and typos can be dolphins inside an engine. Poetry is not drawing on your skin, not writing inside books in a psychotic episode transcribing ‘voices’ in your sensory garden. Poetry is potentially the esemplastic fled away w/ the quadlibetical. It is often language given semblance of ineluctability [Shakespeare]. It can be but the loose Betfair jingle of shingle lifted from the big, flat bird-table when cars arrive in or leave mother’s drive (in other words it can chime like bells, reverberating up in the fells and strike a warm, psychic chord, all which exemplifies the aesthetic principle of aggregate from the builder’s yard). Poetry is often an impossible concentration on the irresolute verge of the silver forest laced w/ ecstasy [me]. It is also allegedly systolic and accusatory-toned by immutable law and necessarily so but still bound by no authorities eh [Hofmann M]. To some poetry is defined as the opposite of the bus ticket [Neil Curry] or the opposite of money [Dave Morley] or of bling; to some it is an alternative currency to rival w/ money for the role of the real [one of mine I’m afraid]. Coming from poesis which is Ancient Greek for ‘something which is brought into being’ it is not therefore something whose only certainty is the selection of a tiny poised pause at linebreaks instead of letting the red-bleeding type writer inside a pingpong ball run on [Pound]. Of course it is frequently pointed towards an aesthetic ideal of the thoughts of the highest man in the words of the common man [Wordsworth/ Auden] which is both transcendental and w/ egalitarian inflections to its self-conception. Poetry may even be the ash of yesterday’s cold green fire wrapped up in yesterday’s newspaper and put in the right green bin perhaps especially if it came in a strange unseen vernacular arrowed straight from the godhead. Poetry is a secret imaginary world full of adventure whose password is ‘garden’. Poetry is conceivably, yes, a word-world gone polysemic and polyphonic too w/ the multifarious possibilities of hermeneutic autonomy [me againe]. Poetry is almost inborn w/ a playdough-like plasticity of definition written into its Protean DNA [me]. Poetry is beautifully the angel of self-sacrifice holding to a kind of righteous biodegradability at the core [all mine]. ‘They’ as in individual poems may be machines for re-reading [M Hofmann] or reading reading itself [me]. Poems might even be people up on the roof who’ve been up there for months fixing the TV Arial Arial O step over the edge if you Ca Ca Caliban and in all types of weather [all me]. Poetry could be made to be more to do w/ the peregrination of souls [Dedalus/ TSE], or the telepathic bridge over the grumpy sea. Poetry could be all about the exacerbation of the senses, the arraigning and inveighing against mssrs dogma slumber and torpor, the scrambling of hierarchy, [O Rimbaud don’t go!], the atrophy of normalcy into the visionary. More often than you’d know at first poetry can be the concealment of the secrets of hypervision. Poetry could be an antidote to mongoloid doldrums and days dull as dish water or washing lines. It can still possibly become the love-inspired-wineslick-in-a-dream-meet-experiment- lyricism of the heart. It is language that bamboozles you w/ the vice-like pleasure it has amongst itself as a collection of sounds [Caliban]. It is not just nervous affliction, not self-propagation, not ego-parade [Simic], nor is ‘why not?’ a very good apologia or rationale. It is the making of psychic map of mapless space [me], and I also am quite liking Michael Hofmann’s “unwritten, never-to-be-written style paragraph” as definition. Poetry is also counter-logical flight from mundanity, predictability, psychological tedium. The poet must go beyond knowledge’s narrow trammels. His or her art is like the piratical raiding of the iron dawn of its blood, and the emancipation of the petrified stone. The translation of feelings meanwhile is maybe the MOST exact and wide-reaching umbrella-definition at once. Poetry is a belief in cataclysm as catalyst for the cat that sat on the matt, in privation as mother of imagery, in intimation w/ death as portal of discovery, in violation as the square root of beauty, replete w/ Promethean antecedents. Poetry could open up a warm wheel of synaesthesia turning the very rain itself into anaesthesia. The neuroaesthetics people don’t quite say ‘where rain falls falling reigns’ but something like it, namely ‘if it fires it wires’. As a general rule of thumb cliché hurts eternal, and dawn springs internal first and foremost, and the property of truth should transcend the need to sell a story as evinced by some journalism/ reportage. Poetry could release serotonin, yes, serotonin from its knickers in your brain. Poetry could be called the alchemy of perception, or the pilgrimage to Parnassus, or the reporting to God on the senses. It might well underlie variable modes of perception, or even, seeing as it is essentially what you make of it [Marcus Shaw], poetry might be be made, say, into an every second second and on and off at once, bigger than colour, blogger than space, deeper than memes and faster than drum n bass multimedia of mutually assured semi-masturbation! In other words words in otherness; and when two of them meet and connect in Holy Orbit it forms an image. The only Dorian mode poetry has got is indeed words which are what but astronaut worms re-entering the mind’s ear or the condoms of the world lingering lost long on Love Street. Poetry should be announced from atop bins in supermarkets, dangled from trees in strips, made out of unused piles of bricks e.g. the Linear that is ‘planning permission to build pyramids of new found land.’ can be unpoetic and more specifically counter-poetic; at the same time I believe it impossible to write an anti-poem though I might be wrong, for example, prose might be defined as an anti-poem, although the image of the anti-poem in my mind is like a Strange Attractor from Chaos theory that lingers on the border of chaos and order often spontaneous self-organisation like an anguila eel named after devil for appearing in puddles on rainy days. Poetry can be born of rigorous indolence, of Slow gestation inside the sun, even amnesia of the logocentric and hegemonic. Whatever love is, it is also a choice of words whose meaning remains contingent, idiosyncratic to its exact mode of expression, hence the art of poetry is also an art of love, and changing a word changes the charge irreplaceably. Unlike philosophy it is not sterile but impassion’d and alive; unlike your mate questioned as to whether your gf snuck our on you cheated on you w/ him – or asking her herself – it does not proceed by a kind of farting out of the wrong orifice; and could be a kind of speech-form like lightning walking on collapsing stilts. If water dreamed as it slept perhaps it would all be in poetry. The poet can be like liver-function of language. The poet brings his own intensity, vibration, emotional frequency or wavelength, to words, like every musician is unique. The poet makes himself the centre of a Brave New Tense – through a prodigious cleansing of the Glastonbury fences that contain the senses – to attain the apolitical dream of The Future State of Poetry as now and here and real and feeling as love is, and life is too. Poets run from a new bird that wriggles its little wing and then return to the wood to hunt for it, to give it to the world, and find it gone. Poets may believe that life is merely the B-side of love. Where in science truth is to be falsified through which nothing is 100% true only the best theory at the time, in poetry there is truth-to-itself through which anything can be 100% true if well made enough. Poetic truth is like the truth of the individual constituted of its own inner nature. In poetry and the natural world alike music not only aids memorability but precedes sense as an agent of understanding: for example dawn birds’ song slowed down reveals a sophisticated thematic series of rhythmical beats [Morley]. It has been said prose is dialogic poetry monologic – prose expansive poetry compressive [Fry says poetry is the prosaic compressed] – prose inclusive poetry exclusive. Poetry is not a competition. You’ve heard of action painting there’s also action poetry I am sure of it; you’ve heard of method acting there’s also method reading and method writing I am sure of it. Poetry dramatises soul-in-the-making, as in the psychodrama Un Saison En Enfer. Freeverse is poetry deriving form from content, took a long time to invent, and is therefore bound in historical fact. A soul itself is in many ways a solipsistic kitchen of fiction. If to replace the archaic, gone, Romantic sense of the word gay is its ambition that would be a quest, game, bet, dare, efficacy, trespass, dream, cause. Motivation is more Darwinian – to do w/ instinct/ nerve – than motive which has imputations of psychoanalysis and remaining clandestine. The effect of LSD is itself a physical poem enacted on the human subject; the drug called Strictly Free [imaginary] may also enact physical poems on the body. Poetry likes debt-erasing, ground-levelling, anti-capitalist movement but at the same time struggles to stomach or shoulder or tolerate the death count involved in something like Sept 11th. . Poetry suggests implicitly that it is in being what you dream you are that you attain your true self and enshrines the impunity of being what you really are [which is only what you dream]. Poetry touches the heart-valve of the stranger or friend the same w/out discrimination. Poetry can be found even in a text message saying ‘liquid crystal meth’ or ‘I wish I had sky’ sent from A to B in the ego-loss breeze all electrified w/ prayers marked return to sender, chattering airwave ghosts, sybaratical female e-mails like sylphs andcetera. Poetry can perform cinematographic super-freeze or close distance, space and time between things alike. When Dave Morley writes ‘the heart-trammelled and rammed on the anvil bleeds visions’ he is using the anti-dactylus, two soft, one hard, and the emphasised syllables are the tram, ram and an, meaning the line finds inward, short-A rhyme scheme at moments of natural stress in the rhythm, and there is invective monotony written into its musical configuration and do you know what the technical term for this form and content convergence towards mutual self-evidence is? Only poetry, as far as I know. Whether poetry started w/ cave paintings or pre-exists them in the aubades of primates atop trees and their stomping dance on the ground [Hughes] I do not know. Freedom and not poetry is the bicycle riding itself. The law and not the world is a pig w/ broken wings to sittingroomify. Poetry can be a torch of culture passed down generations; or a medium of sheer recalcitrant being – or revolt. Automate conveyor belts of poetry may exist in the future, carrying truth from room to room. The earliest English poem is by Anon and begins ‘well-wrought this wall: weirds broke it.’ Writing being rewriting [Pomery] one might write well weird this ward words woke it walls walk it may weirds break it open.
ON GOD
I was drifting in a liminal, interstitial realm in the cold attic, reading in dreams, smuggling language out of the unconscious. There were voices in the room, and in the dream I heard it asked is there a difference between the N and O of NO, when you are asked if you believe in God. One theory I had was that whilst Derrida posits sense and meaning as the product of linguistic differ[A]nce, rather than correlating to anything immutable, the word God might be, ironically, different, the exception to the rule. I woke and scrabbled out my new proof of God. Already i’d heard it said that God exists on a mathematical plane unaware of our existence; that God is born of fear of death and the unknown; that God is but a vain projection to cover our fear of Nothingness – and more – and sought to redefine my own beliefs from a state of uncertainty, even indeterminacy. I would say that God is NOT an invisible metal to be made into helmets, spaceships, that make you stronger at lying and infidelity. At the same time it is possible God doesn’t care about stuff like that. There was before this dream I had a found experiment in my flat. Next to all the postcards of artworks there is a bank space on the white emulsion wall: and it filled w/ an art work made of light one day, subaquatic and pulsing light. The more we looked the more we saw, the more it grew avid w/ detail like a windchime of fractured acid rainbows above a cabin on the sea – all made of light. Much like the sky at night, it did not ‘enwheel’ whilst being observed only grow more detailed, more numinous too. When we- Mary and I – did not observe it turned into a child’s stencil set made of light in a different part of the wall. Perhaps history itself, and every perception is flawed by this being carved up into neatly sealed packages; perhaps Huxley’s ‘reductive gland’ dividing infinity into digestible portions and bytes is responsible. God might be the difference, the in-between, the totality, the fluency – what we don’t see between the things we do see – a kind of glue.
DARE LITERATURE
I have proven that if you can write an answer to Jim Morrison at the age of 7 – 9, you can have the two new creatures gone – first a bird that wriggled its little wing in the wood, second a spreadsheet of grim black deathful stuff atop a white plastic rectangle. My answer – Footsteps From The Attic – was a proof for the theory of metamorphose conducted on a lump of pollen I could not name or identify. (Recently someone has stolen the original 7 – 9 year old exercise books from my flat – as well as my watch, my Zippo lighter, and someone also left me a death threat saying they would chainsaw my legs off if I did not stop pacing. That was when I first moved in, was first moved in, by Mary, from hers, and when I had akathisia. It comes from GK ‘inability to sit’ and is torture and I had it for 3 years, but how did the death threat person know, for the threat was awaiting me when I moved in?) I have also albeit seemingly proven that if you write the answer to Einstein in music – e.g. The Road To Heaven by Noj and the Mob – which is my siblings and I – at 12 or 13 – you can have the face of stars, then and for a time, and there were 2 Jewish witnesses gathered there w/ me in Eskdale under the fleck of epic dereliction forever. So if the Songs of Irreverence And Irrelevance have an efficacy or trespass or game or bet or dare or result, it is that. The poems I have gathered seem more focussed – in terms of efficacy – on the page that bloomed, bloomed, a James P D Tucker doodle, that bloomed pictorial quotes from my second band Oedipus Wrecks, when my father passed. Even a love poem for Flora can, in retrospect, be conceived of as proleptic or preliminary ‘science’ towards this result when it has come true. I might say that it has defeated me, an equation apropos the exact mixture of Gravity and Lightspeed that defines the page that bloomed. I also might delimit, tentatively, that Lucy in the soul w/ demons is an actual substance – the substance of the bloomings – though I don’t know this. The songs also weave in to this ‘dare’ and read the bloomed page in my post-poem The Blue Gallery and find ekphrastic representation of a song. It might also be apposite to note that H20 stands for hypothalamus tattoo just as I.T. does for instant travel too. So in many ways the science is stronger than the art in my art. Perhaps there can be nothing crueller than an artist making several of the most important scientific discoveries of his age? One comes on to thinking about new bets, games, efficacies, trespasses, dares, – perhaps The Future State of Poetry is a good one? They just seem to organise themselves and headhunt an author cum witness. You never go into these phases, these little books thinking there’s going to be a miraculous outcome. I was thinking most recently of performing the Romantic nostalgic eye that evolved during the Industrial Revolution – to letters, paper, the handwritten word, old-fashioned concentration et al – but it’s not really a dare. Taking 100’s of pounds worth of amphetamines, taking phet daily, for years, blows up the mind, and leaves you unable to really plan – or rather instinctively and unconsciously engineer – such a new phase of thinking. This stage of my life – 36 – you’d normally be looking at kids, wife, job, car, house w/ mortgage etcetera but I have none of that. Just trying to keep out of hospital. Got a court case tomorrow. Nervous. It might be that they section me instead of sentencing me, then i’ll be in there amongst the youngster drugonauts, writing Schuyler, Lowell, Clare, Ginsberg, -esque poetry – maybe – in the sterile confinement of a hotel w/ locks on the doors. The plough alignment was another kind of result. I write from the foot of Black Combe. It was here, yes, that I first looked into a late sunbeam’s dust mote ballet and predicted the discovery of the God Particle; also Sept 11th which I spoke against in 2000; the same year I predicted the plough alignment would be in India! I was miles away! I had no idea as to the unique beauty and privilege of my place!. It is here where in 2008 my fourth band – The Flood – from Cambridge – having fallen up north for a holiday – attested to that proverbial white eyebrow – which is the plough alignment w/ the oldest fell on the night of Mr. Obama’s election – amazeballs. That seems to be the absence of human interference unlike the others, but I don’t know, for it was the only one I kind of planned for albeit in a different part of the world. I was surprised to see it there.
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In 2000 I was the schoolboy who wrote the first 100% English A-level exam essay. In the barn w/my brothers I spoke against Sept 11th, predicted the discovery of the God Particle by looking at dust in a sunbeam, and spoke of the alignment of the plough and a landscape as happening in India as opposed to knowing it was all in my own backgarden. I spoke of gypsy poetry in the English centre, a drug called Strictly Free, a red-bleeding type writer inside a ping pong ball, a discovery as big as fire on tap and more and many more. I spoke of writing a book called The Scientific Papers – a trilogy – that would be a series of findings into itself, into the concept of art and science as a single discussion of perception. In 2001 I wrote a portfolio for Warwick University Creative Writing programme, including a love poem for a woman called Flora. It was like an ABC of Aesthetics going “apple blossom cheek, breath of wine, plates or confetti/ he sips on disturbed Nile insect spaghetti.” In 2001 I arrived at Warwick and found my gyp scientist poet tutor David Morley had only just published – get this – a book called The Scientific Papers – and it was ‘ a series of findings into itself, into the concept of art and science WRITING as a single discussion of perception. It included my marriage proposal question for Flora ‘plates or confetti’ stolen w/out reference cited. Meanwhile we had intellectual property lectures to attend. I had a torrid time there and left and attended my local, Lancaster, instead. One night in town I met a Romany or gyp woman. She had nowhere to stay. She came back to mine. We spoke about poetry, we kissed, I undressed her, I touched her between the legs, I extracted my member and mad love to her. There was no signal that I was doing wrong, she did not say no, she did not try to stop me. She stayed the night in my arms in my bed. The next day I said we should go for breakfast, and when I went to the bank machine she disappeared. She was married w/ children, and ten years later I suddenly find myself terrified, terrified of retribution by gypsy people against me. Invaluable objects are going missing from my supposedly locked flat, including my childhood writings, and in my defence, the fact that my marriage proposal question was stolen by a gypsy tutor, well, I don’t think I had a choice or option but to try and replace Flora – my dream – w/ the Romany woman I met. I tried, yes, to steal and seduce her, to make her mine, and to replace Flora w/ her. I didn’t have an option in this and do not believe myself to have raped – my mother was drugged and gang raped by a team of Swedish doctors, doctors at a party and in many ways the fact that I can speak represents one of the greatest triumphs the human race has ever known and I would not rape a person. I do not believe myself capable of rape and this situation gave me no choice. However, the guilt of potentially breaking up a marriage is eating me to the bone, as is the fear of retribution. I have nightmares. I have been diagnosed mentally ill. I am provenly mad now and suffering every day as a result of this blues. I am not saying what I did was morally wrong or morally acceptable for couples differ on whether they allow swinging or not in their relationship – I am saying I live in the guilt and fear as if I had raped her. Still, I would plead innocent to rape in that circumstance and enlist the entire story of my own victimhood at the hands of the gypsy scientist poet Dave Morley. He should’ve been told his behaviour is antithetical to what a university is about. Maybe if that had happened none of this would’ve ensued. You can see that when your marriage proposal question for your dream ideal woman is stolen and published w/out your name – and deliberately too – I am the one who is violated first and foremost. I believe what happened to me is absolutely terrible. I can no longer trust that when my phone or wallet goes missing in an isolated house it will ever reappear, or that some gypsy person hasn’t nicked it. To live like this is to live in fear and nobody should have to live in fear. Given the uncanny and disturbing nature of the synchronicity I could not even tell nor can I still, if it was a set up, a ploy.

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Brighton’s Best Street Food

0 19 We all know fish and chips on the beach is a winning combination, however Brighton’s street food scene has a lot more to offer than the traditional dish. Whether you fancy Mediterranean, Turkish, Indian, burgers, fries or falafel, Brighton’s multitude of variety will leave you spoilt for choice. From the various pop-up food stalls, to Street Diner’s weekly lunches, we’ve compiled a list of 10 events, stalls and places to visit when your stomach starts rumbling. Street Diner Every Friday from 11am – 3pm, a collection of local, sustainable food stalls pop up on the green on the corner of Queens Road and Church Street. Grab yourself a tofu burger from Vegan Earthlings, or a more traditional fish and chips from Olly’s Fish Shack. From burgers to burritos to brownies, there really is something for everyone. Find out more : https://www.streetdiner.co.uk/ Foodies Festival (Sat 4 th – Mon 6 th May) Founded in 2006 in Edinburgh, Foodies Festival is set to return to Brighton to bring delicious food, entertaining bands and interesting experiences. Boasting over 200 exhibitors and a Cakes & Desserts Theatre, Foodies Festival is set to please any foodie. Find out more : http://foodiesfestival.com/ Curry Leaf kiosk Inspired by India’s bustling street food stands, Curry Leaf’s kiosk in Brighton’s train station offers a freshly prepared selection of curries, wraps and more. If you’re thirsty, Curry Leaf also serves a selection of hot drinks and craft beers. Find out more : https://www.curryleafcafe.com/ The Open Market The Open Market is the hub of vintage, hand made items in Brighton – however it also carries a selection of locally produced, organic food stalls. Fill up on Greek food at Kouzina, or treat your sweet tooth to some artisan handcrafed chocolates at Rainbow Organic Chocolates. Find out more : http://www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk/ Trollburger Trollburger serves burgers as they should be: messy, greasy and delicious. Situated under the arches at Trafalgar Street, Trollburger serves organic burgers using locally sourced ingredients that don’t break the bank. Find out more : http://www.thetrollspantry.co.uk/ We Love Falafel As one of the UK’s most vegetarian-friendly cities, it’s no wonder Brighton & Hove have such a selection when it comes to meatless meals. Whilst We Love Falafel offer classic falafel meals, they mix it up by including sweet potato and beetroot falafel, hallumi wraps and fresh salad boxes on their menu. Find out more : http://welovefalafel.co.uk/ BeFries Formed by three sibling with a love for Belgium fries, BeFries serve a selection of classic fries with a variety of dips and toppings. If you really like their dips, then good news! You can also purchase them to go in jars to go, including their award-winning garlic mayonnaise, their unique dill and gherkin mayo, and more. Find out more : https://befries.com/ Sultan’s Delights Inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, Sultan’s Delights brings a mixture of flavours, fresh veggies and unique recipes. You can find them at the Street Diner every Friday. Find out more : https://www.facebook.com/SultansDelights/ Sunoso Found close to Brighton Station, Sunoso serves up a recipe of authentic Asian recipes. Sunoso offer a healthier alternative to most on-the-go food, with their menu being made up of a variety of noodle dishes, currys, steamed buns, and plenty more to choose from. Find out more : https://www.sunoso.co.uk/ Smorl’s For more vegan and gluten free options, and a mass variety of home made hummus dishes, pop down to The Open Market to try their variety of wraps, salad boxes and pittas. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, try out their unique “waffalafels”. Find out more : https://www.smorls.com/

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1) Was expecting more sea food 2) Selection of juices was only available during a breakfast. Fresh orange juice during a dinner costed 10 bucks – I consider it too much for a tropical island. Besides, price of a milkshake was 6 bucks, so it’s not even logical 🙂
1) Transfer was perfectly organized 2) Location itself is very beautiful 3) staff was helpful 4) Lots of Indian cuisine in a buffet
Stayed in March 2019

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Oh yeah, shojin ryori (traditional Japanese Buddhist food) and northern Indian cuisine are amazing

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Secrets For Sensitive customers To Find Relationships That Work

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Whether it was from his grandfather or someone else, Nostradamus also indexed substantial perception of the ancient Jewish mystical system – the Kabbala. This all became part of his secret repertoire before he left to help his education formally in Avignon. Here, Nostradamus would study towards becoming a physician. Third actuality chiropractors are less able than physician s. Basically, they are doctors but chiropractors may specific. Physicians are more in general. It means that they can be less able if another thing ask chiropractors for help if an individual cancer and also other disease. Chiropractors only provide medical prefer to patients with problems to the musculoskeletal process. It means that if you have any other problems, you can take it towards the physician.

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Halal Thai Cuisine at Home Cuisine Bangkok

While Tom Yum could be considered as the face of Thai food, along with Pad Thai, personally I found Tom Kha more exciting. It’s a creamy sour soup with a strong hint of galangal and usually served with chicken. It’s delicious, refreshing, and fits really well to be labeled as comfort food.
A big surprise I later discovered was to find this shrimp version of Tom Kha, in Home Cuisine, one of the oldest halal Thai restaurant in Bangkok. It has all the goodness of Tom Kha Gai, plus the sweetness of the shrimps, a must try for shrimp lovers!
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Punjabi Culture

Culture The word kitchen-gardeninghas many contrastive meanings. For some it refers to an appreciation of good books, medication, art, and foodHowever, for anthropologists and other behavioral scientists, gloss is the full range of learned dry flat coat behavior patterns. The term was inaugural expenditured in this way by the pioneer English Anthropologist Edward B. Tylor in his book,Primitive Culture,published in 1871. Tylor said that goal is that complex upstanding which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a division of nightclub. Of course, it is not limited to men. Women possess and create it as swell uphead. Since Tylors time, the concept of finis has become the central focus of anthropology. Culture is a powerful pitying tool for survival, but it is a fragile phenomenon. It is constantly changing and intimately lost beca hold it exists only in our minds. Our scripted languages, governm ents, buildings, and other man-made things argon merely the products of culture. They argon not culture in themselves. For this reason,archeologist deal not dig up culture directly in their excavations.The down(p) pots and other artifacts of ancient deal that they uncover ar only tangible remains that reflect ethnical patterns they be things that were made and apply with pagan knowledge and skills. Pakistani culture Pakistan has a rich cultural diversity as the parliamentary law is whackingly multilingual, multi-ethnic and multicultural. The Pakistani society comprises various versatile cultures and ethnic communities that majorly involve Punjabi, Sindhi, Baloch, Pashtun, Seraiki, Mohair, Kashmiri, Makrani, and the ancient Wakhi and Burusho throngs in the north.These Pakistani cultures realize been greatly modeld by many of the surrounding countries cultures, such as theTurkic man-sized publication,Persian, Arab and other South Asian ethnic Asian base of theSubco ntinent,Central Asia and the Middle East. Pakistan is in general linguistically heterogeneous, and no superstar language pile be said to be putting green to the hearty population. Each of its principal languages has a strong regional focus. The languages claimed as yield tongue include Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Seraiki, Kashmiri, Brahui, Hindko and Potohohari.Urdu is the national language and one of two authorized languages of Pakistan (the other being English). Although only about 8% of Pakistanis speak it as their commencement language, it is spoken as a second and often terce language by al or so all citizens of Pakistan. Pakistan is a special gratify destination as its main attraction includes adventure tourism in the Northern Areas, cultural and archaeological tourism as found at Taxila, Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa and Swat, and early Mughal and Muslim heritage of Multan, Lahore, Thatta and Peshawar.From the mighty Karakorams in the North to the wide alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a overturn full of adventures and subjective beauties having peaceful general masses. The enthusiasm for poetry exists at a regional level as well, with nearly all of Pakistans provincial languages continuing the legacy. rime is a highly respected art in Pakistan. Since the independence of the verdant in 1947 and establishment of Urdu as the national language, poetry is roughlyly allay in the Urdu as well as regional languages. The Urdu language has a rich tradition of poetry and Dr.Allama Muhammad Iqbal is regarded as the National Poet of Pakistan. Apart from Urdu poetry, Pakistani poetry also has blends of other regional languages. Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Seraiki, and Pashto poetry permit all incorporated and do lived Pakistani poetry. The variety of Pakistani practice of medicine ranges from versatile provincial fellowship music and traditional styles such as Qawwali and Ghazal Gayeki to new(a)-day forms fus ing traditional and western music, such as the synchronization of Qawwali and western music by the conception renowned Nusrat Fateh Ali caravan inn.In addition, Pakistan is home to many notable ethnic music singers such as the late Alam Lohar, who is also well- cognize in the Indian Punjab. Folk dances atomic number 18 still popular in Pakistan and they vary fit to region. The folk dances of Punjab atomic number 18 Bhangra, Luddi and Sammi, while Jhoomar is the folk dance of Seraiki region. Lewa and Chap ar the just about popular folk dances of Balochistan. The folk dances of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa argon Attan, Khattak dance and Chitrali dance. charm Dhammal and Ho Jamalo be the popular folk dances nighly performed in Sindh. Although Western-style fit out is worn in Pakistan, the national dress, shalwar-qameez, is much everyday in two distinct and urban aras. Made of cotton, the shalwar-qameez differs for men and women. Men wear solid, champaign colour, and add a coa t for formal do. For women, the colours atomic number 18 brighter and patterns bolder, with much tailoring common. Women wear a dupatta (scarf) around their heads and some clock another capacious scarf around their shoulders. Men only wear shorts for athletic events and women never do. A handshake is the most common greeting, although close friends whitethorn embrace if meeting after a desire time.It is not fascinate for a man to shake hands with a woman. A backup and last name ar apply when addressing someone. Visiting between friends and relatives is a very serious social custom and occurs as often as possible. Hospitality is fundamental and guests argon made to feel welcome. In nice groups, each person is greeted individually. Personal rapport is important. The family is the centre of social career and support. Although increased modernisation has brought many women into public carriage, the antheral continues to reign as head of the home.It is common for the ex tended family, a father and niggle, their sons, and the sons family to live together in the same household. The presiding manlike of the family has signifi empennaget influence over the lives of all family particles, although women are more and more taking on brisk decision making roles. The elderly are highly respected. Pakistani culinary art is as diverse as its people. Pakistani diet, whereas vegetables and beans are as important. The gumption of the Pakistani diet is chapati or roti. Pakistani food is slackly hot and spicy.Rice is part of most meals and desserts. Tea is the most popular drink. spirit plays a much more dominant role in Pakistani food, compared to other South Asian cuisines. Of all the gists, the most popular are mutton, and chicken. Beef is also eaten, and is particularly sought after as the center of choice for Kabab dishes. Punjabi culture Punjabi Cultureis the culture of thePunjab region. It is one of the oldest in world history, dating from ancient antiquity to the modern era. The Punjabi culture is the culture of thePunjabi peoplewho are now distributed hroughout the world. The scope, history, sophistication and complexity of the culture are capacious. some(a) of the main areas include Punjabi Philosophy, poetry, spirituality, education, art sketch, music, cuisine, science, technology, military warfare, architecture, traditions, values and history. Due to the giving human body of Punjabi pile distributed byout the world, especiallyPakistanandIndia, many people are increasingly experiencing the culture and adequate influenced by it. Traditional Punjabi culture is being fortify and expanded in theWestern world. the scope is huge, ranging from Punjabi Philosophy, poetry, spirituality, education, artistic production, music, cuisine, architecture etc. concourse of various languages, cultures, customs and races came to Punjab for various reasons. These immigrants influenced and were influenced by Punjabi culture. Punjabi Literature Punjabi booksrefers to literary works written in thePunjabi languageparticularly by peoples from the diachronicPunjab region. The Punjabi language is written in some(prenominal) different scripts, of which theShahmukhi, theGurmukhiscripts are the most commonly apply.The early punjabi literature whereabouts heap be chancen in the Sufi poetry of Fariduddin Ganjshakar. After which Punjabi Sufi poetry developed underShah Hussainsultan Bahu,Shah Sharaf, Ali Haider, Saleh muhammad safoori andBulleh Shah. In contrast to Persian poets, who had preferred theghazalfor poetic expression, Punjabi Sufi poets tended to frame in theKafi. Punjabi meter is renowned for its deep meaning, beautiful, exciting and hopeful use of words. The round number of Punjabi poetry works are being translated universal in many languages.ThePunjabi languageis also noted for its rich literature ofqisse, most of the which are about come, passion, betrayal, sacrifice, social values and a common m ans revolt against a wide-rangingr system. In the Punjabi tradition, friendship, loyalty, grapple are given utmost importance and most of the stories in theqisseare based on such elements. Waris Shahs qissaof Heer Ranjha is among the most famous Qisse of all measure which is one of the four popular tragic romances of Punjab. The other three are Mirza Sahiba,Sassi PunnunandSohni Mahiwal The most popular writer/poet to affirm writtenPunjabi SufiQissewasBulleh Shah. He is oftentimes quoted by young and old a analogous with same respect and on matters of twain love and God. Punjabi Architecture Punjabi architecture is the feast for eyes. Punjab is bestowed with worth eyesight architecture all around. The oldest examples of architecture sculpture and painting in the Punjab kick the bucket to the Harappa civilization. The breathtaking architecture include * Badshahi Mosque is a famous landmark and a major holidaymaker attraction. Badshai masjid was built by sixth mughal emperor moth moth Aurengzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673.It is the second doublest masjid in Pakistan and one- twenty percent largest in the world. * Taxilais a town and an importantarchaeologicalsite in theDistrict of thePunjabprovince inPakistan. The site includes buildings, fortifications, settlements, showing architectural influence. * TheWazir caravansary MosqueinLahore,Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faiencetile work. It has been described as a mole on the cheek of Lahore. It was built in seven years, offset around 16341635 AD, during the reign of theMughal EmperorShah Jehan. Rohtas Fortis a historical place fort built by kingFarid caravanserai, located near the urban center of JheluminPakistan. This fort is about 4km in electric circuit and the first example of the successful amalgamation of Pashtun and Hindu architecture in theIndian Subcontinent. * TheKhewra Salt Mineis located inKhewra, north ofPind Dadan caravan inn, an administrative subdivision ofJhelum District ,Punjab, Pakistan. It is Pakistans largest and oldest salt mineand the worlds second largest. It is a major tourer attraction. Punjab arts and craftPunjab has a rich tradition of arts and crafts. The richness of the land is reflected in its handicraft. The people of Punjab lay much importance on their artistry and the minute details of their work. The artistic creations of Punjab are acclaimed all over the world. The arch(prenominal) and dexterous artisans of the state produce a variety of handicrafts and even the homespun women watch a major contribution in the production of these intrigue art works. Mud work Mud work is a famous rural practice in Punjab, prevalent from the ancient times.It is a write out in Punjab to mud-plaster the walls of the house and then, create motifs and designs on the mudded walls. Metal work metalworking is also very popular in Punjab. Utensils made of metals are employ in households, as also for religious purposes. Basketry work Thin straws of grump are used for basketry works, which is another Punjabi craft that is coarsely popular. Mats, rugs, carpets, curtains and hand fans are woven using these straws. Embroidery Embroidery is another extensively followed work of art, know in the state by various local names.Phulkari, an mixed needle work, is extremely popular and is mainly taken up by village girls. Juttis of Punjab Punjabi juttis represent the traditional footwear of Punjab, which is known worldwide for its elegant design and heterogeneous pattern. Punjab festivals Punjab is well known for its festivals which include Urs The fairs held at the shrines ofSufisaints are calledurs. They slackly mark the death anniversary of the saint. On these do devotees assemble in large numbers and pay homage to the retrospect of the saint.Soul inspiring music is played and devotees dance in The most important urs are urs of DataGanj BukshatLahore, urs of Hazrat grand Turk BahuatJhang, urs of HazratShah JewnaatJhang, urs of Ha zratMian Mirat Lahore, urs ofBaba FaridGanj Shakar atPakpattan, urs of HazratBahaudin ZakriaatMultan, urs ofSakhi Sarwar SultanatDera Ghazi Khan, urs ofShah Hussainat Lahore, urs of HazratBulleh ShahatKasur, urs of Hazratimam Bari(Bari Shah Latif) atRawalpindi-Islamabad and urs ofShah Inayar Qadri(the murrshad ofBulleh Shah) in Lahore.A big fair/mela is organized atJandiala Sher Khanin districtSheikhupuraon the Mausoleum of SyedWaris Shahwho is the most loved Sufi poet of Punjab delinquent to his claasic work known asHeer Ranjha. The shrine ofHeer RanjhainJhanghas been one of the most visited shrines in Punjabecstasy. The music on these occasions is essentially folk and appealing. It forms a part of the folk music through mystic messages. Industrial and moneymaking(prenominal) fairs Exhibitions and Annual Horse argues in all Districts and National Horse and cows take at Lahore are held with the appointed patronage.National Horse and oxen Show at Lahore is the biggest festival where sports, exhibitions, and livestock competitions are held. It not only encourages and patronizes boorish products and livestock through the exhibitions of inelegant products and cattle but is also a colourful documentary on the rich cultural heritage of the responsibility with its strong rural roots. Other festivals In addition to the religious festivals, Punjabis whitethorn celebrate seasonal and harvest festivals, which includeLohri,Basant,BaisakhiandTeej. Punjabi CuisinePunjabi cuisine has an extensive range of dishes and has become world-leader in the field so much so that many entrepreneurs that have invested in the sector have built large fortunes out-of-pocket to popularity of Punjabi cuisine throughout the world. Sarso ka sag and Maki ki roti are examples of well known dishes. Punjabi cuisine can be non-vegetarian or completely vegetarian. domicil cooked and Punjabi cuisine can vary significantly, with restaurant style using large amount of ghee, clarified butter, with home cooking concentrating on mainly upon preparations with self-colored wheat, rice and other ingredients flavored with masala.Within the Punjab region, there are different preferences. People in the area of Lahore prefer stuffed parathas and milk products. In fact, the area is well known for quality of its milk products. The main masala in a Punjabi dish consists of onion, ail and ginger. Tandoori food is a Punjabi specialty for non-vegetarian dishes. Tandoor, Naan, Pakoras and vegetable dishes with paneer are also derived from Punjab. Punjabi medicinal drug Bhangra is of the many Punjabi art forms that is increasingly being listened to in the west and is meet a mainstream favorite.Punjabi music is being used by western musicians, in many ways, such as mixing it with other compositions to produce award-winning music. In addition, Punjabi Classical music is increasingly becoming popular in the west. Punjabi music has a diverse style of music, ranging from folk and Sufi to classical, notably the Patiala Gharana. Folk music of Punjab is the traditional music of Punjab produced using the traditional instruments the likes of Tumbi, Algoze, Dhadd, Sarangi, Chimta and more. Sufi music includes the singing of Sufi poetry in several(prenominal) genres. whatever of the poets whose compositions are often sung include Baba Farid, Bulleh Shah, Shah Husain, Waris Shah and Mian Muhammad Bakhsh. Classical music includes Patiala Gharana and take for granted Chaurasia Gharana. Punjabi Dances Owing to the long history of the Punjabi culture there is a large number of dances, normally performed at times of celebration, including harvests, festivals and wedding. The particular background of the dances can be non-religious and religious. The overall style can range from the high competency Bhangra mens dance to the more reserved Jhumar, the Gidha womens dance.Punjabi dances are an array of folk and religious dances of the Punjabi people indigenous to the Punjabi religi on, straddling the border of India and Pakistan. At times of celebration everyone is encouraged to dance. Married Punjabi couples usually dance together. The hubby dances in the style of male Punjabi dances, frequently with arms raised and the wife dances in the style of female Punjabi dances. Common Punjabi Folk Dances for Females * Sammi * Giddha * Jaago * Kikli * Luddi Common Punjabi Dances for Males * Bhangra * Jhumar * Gatka * Jalli * Dhamal * Dankara Khatka (Sword Dance) Punjabi habilitate Basically Punjabi dress is simple and easy to use. One can suck in a variety in the dresses. The people of Punjab wear tally to their traditions. incompatible dresses are used in rural and urban areas. The Punjabi dresses fulfill the requirements of modality and religion. Turban or a cap is a part of Punjabi dress. The male members of the rural society wear Dhoti, Kurta and Turban. The female members like to wear Shalwar, Kurta and Dupatta some(prenominal) in rural and urban area s. Shalwar, shirt, coat and pant are used in the urban areas by the men. The Western dress has greatly influenced the urban areas.The dress is prepared to fulfill the requirements of pardah. Special dress is prepared f or the bride at the time of her marriage. Punjabi wedding Traditions Punjabi wedding traditions and ceremonies are traditionally conducted in Punjabi and are a strong reflection of Punjabi culture. succession the worldly religious marriage ceremony among Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains may be conducted in Arabic, Punjabi, Sanskrit, by the Qazi, Pundit, Granthi or Priest, there are commonalities in ritual, song, dance, food, dress. The Punjabi wedding has many rituals and ceremonies that have evolved since traditional times.Punjabi CultureCulture The word culturehas many different meanings. For some it refers to an appreciation of good literature, music, art, and foodHowever, for anthropologists and other behavioral scientists,culture is the full range of learne d human behavior patterns. The term was first used in this way by the pioneer English Anthropologist Edward B. Tylor in his book,Primitive Culture,published in 1871. Tylor said that culture is that complex social unit which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. Of course, it is not limited to men. Women possess and create it as well. Since Tylors time, the concept of culture has become the central focus of anthropology. Culture is a powerful human tool for survival, but it is a fragile phenomenon. It is constantly changing and considerably lost because it exists only in our minds. Our written languages, governments, buildings, and other man-made things are merely the products of culture. They are not culture in themselves. For this reason,archeologist can not dig up culture directly in their excavations.The busted pots and other artifacts of ancient people that they uncover are only mat erial remains that reflect cultural patterns they are things that were made and used through cultural knowledge and skills. Pakistani culture Pakistan has a rich cultural diversity as the society is largely multilingual, multi-ethnic and multicultural. The Pakistani society comprises various diverse cultures and ethnic communities that majorly involve Punjabi, Sindhi, Baloch, Pashtun, Seraiki, Mohair, Kashmiri, Makrani, and the ancient Wakhi and Burusho groups in the north.These Pakistani cultures have been greatly influenced by many of the surrounding countries cultures, such as theTurkic people,Persian, Arab and other South Asian ethnic Asian group of theSubcontinent,Central Asia and the Middle East. Pakistan is in general linguistically heterogeneous, and no case-by-case language can be said to be common to the totally population. Each of its principal languages has a strong regional focus. The languages claimed as mother tongue include Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, S eraiki, Kashmiri, Brahui, Hindko and Potohohari.Urdu is the national language and one of two official languages of Pakistan (the other being English). Although only about 8% of Pakistanis speak it as their first language, it is spoken as a second and often triad language by almost all citizens of Pakistan. Pakistan is a special arouse destination as its main attraction includes adventure tourism in the Northern Areas, cultural and archaeological tourism as found at Taxila, Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa and Swat, and early Mughal and Muslim heritage of Multan, Lahore, Thatta and Peshawar.From the mighty Karakorams in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a land full of adventures and native beauties having peaceful general masses. The enthusiasm for poetry exists at a regional level as well, with nearly all of Pakistans provincial languages continuing the legacy. Poetry is a highly respected art in Pakistan. Since the independence of the u ncouth in 1947 and establishment of Urdu as the national language, poetry is mostly written in the Urdu as well as regional languages. The Urdu language has a rich tradition of poetry and Dr.Allama Muhammad Iqbal is regarded as the National Poet of Pakistan. Apart from Urdu poetry, Pakistani poetry also has blends of other regional languages. Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Seraiki, and Pashto poetry have all incorporated and influenced Pakistani poetry. The variety of Pakistani music ranges from diverse provincial folk music and traditional styles such as Qawwali and Ghazal Gayeki to modern forms fusing traditional and western music, such as the synchronization of Qawwali and western music by the world renowned Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.In addition, Pakistan is home to many famous folk singers such as the late Alam Lohar, who is also well-known in the Indian Punjab. Folk dances are still popular in Pakistan and they vary according to region. The folk dances of Punjab are Bhangra, Luddi and S ammi, while Jhoomar is the folk dance of Seraiki region. Lewa and Chap are the most popular folk dances of Balochistan. The folk dances of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are Attan, Khattak dance and Chitrali dance. While Dhammal and Ho Jamalo are the popular folk dances mostly performed in Sindh. Although Western-style wearable is worn in Pakistan, the national dress, shalwar-qameez, is more common in both rural and urban areas. Made of cotton, the shalwar-qameez differs for men and women. Men wear solid, plain colour, and add a coat for formal occasions. For women, the colours are brighter and patterns bolder, with more tailoring common. Women wear a dupatta (scarf) around their heads and sometimes another long scarf around their shoulders. Men only wear shorts for athletic events and women never do. A handshake is the most common greeting, although close friends may embrace if meeting after a long time.It is not hold for a man to shake hands with a woman. A title and last name are used when addressing someone. Visiting between friends and relatives is a very important social custom and occurs as often as possible. Hospitality is important and guests are made to feel welcome. In half-size groups, each person is greeted individually. Personal rapport is important. The family is the centre of social life and support. Although increased modernisation has brought many women into public life, the male continues to reign as head of the home.It is common for the extended family, a father and mother, their sons, and the sons family to live together in the same household. The presiding male of the family has significant influence over the lives of all family members, although women are increasingly taking on brisk decision making roles. The elderly are highly respected. Pakistani cuisine is as diverse as its people. Pakistani diet, whereas vegetables and beans are as important. The rachis of the Pakistani diet is chapati or roti. Pakistani food is generally hot and spicy.Ric e is part of most meals and desserts. Tea is the most popular drink. kernel plays a much more dominant role in Pakistani food, compared to other South Asian cuisines. Of all the meats, the most popular are mutton, and chicken. Beef is also eaten, and is particularly sought after as the meat of choice for Kabab dishes. Punjabi culture Punjabi Cultureis the culture of thePunjab region. It is one of the oldest in world history, dating from ancient antiquity to the modern era. The Punjabi culture is the culture of thePunjabi peoplewho are now distributed hroughout the world. The scope, history, sophistication and complexity of the culture are vast. Some of the main areas include Punjabi Philosophy, poetry, spirituality, education, artistry, music, cuisine, science, technology, military warfare, architecture, traditions, values and history. Due to the large number of Punjabi People distributed throughout the world, especiallyPakistanandIndia, many people are increasingly experiencing th e culture and becoming influenced by it. Traditional Punjabi culture is being modify and expanded in theWestern world. the scope is huge, ranging from Punjabi Philosophy, poetry, spirituality, education, artistry, music, cuisine, architecture etc. People of different languages, cultures, customs and races came to Punjab for various reasons. These immigrants influenced and were influenced by Punjabi culture. Punjabi Literature Punjabi literaturerefers to literary works written in thePunjabi languageparticularly by peoples from the historicalPunjab region. The Punjabi language is written in several different scripts, of which theShahmukhi, theGurmukhiscripts are the most commonly used.The early punjabi literature whereabouts can be seen in the Sufi poetry of Fariduddin Ganjshakar. After which Punjabi Sufi poetry developed underShah HussainSultan Bahu,Shah Sharaf, Ali Haider, Saleh muhammad safoori andBulleh Shah. In contrast to Persian poets, who had preferred theghazalfor poetic exp ression, Punjabi Sufi poets tended to compose in theKafi. Punjabi Poetry is renowned for its deep meaning, beautiful, exciting and hopeful use of words. The large number of Punjabi poetry works are being translated worldwide in many languages.ThePunjabi languageis also famous for its rich literature ofqisse, most of the which are about love, passion, betrayal, sacrifice, social values and a common mans revolt against a larger system. In the Punjabi tradition, friendship, loyalty, love are given utmost importance and most of the stories in theqisseare based on such elements. Waris Shahs qissaof Heer Ranjha is among the most famous Qisse of all times which is one of the four popular tragic romances of Punjab. The other three are Mirza Sahiba,Sassi PunnunandSohni Mahiwal The most popular writer/poet to have writtenPunjabi SufiQissewasBulleh Shah. He is frequently quoted by young and old alike with same respect and on matters of both love and God. Punjabi Architecture Punjabi architectu re is the feast for eyes. Punjab is bestowed with worth perceive architecture all around. The oldest examples of architecture sculpture and painting in the Punjab croak to the Harappa civilization. The breathtaking architecture include * Badshahi Mosque is a famous landmark and a major tourist attraction. Badshai masjid was built by sixth mughal emperor Aurengzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673.It is the second largest masjid in Pakistan and fifth largest in the world. * Taxilais a town and an importantarchaeologicalsite in theDistrict of thePunjabprovince inPakistan. The site includes buildings, fortifications, settlements, showing architectural influence. * TheWazir Khan MosqueinLahore,Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faiencetile work. It has been described as a mole on the cheek of Lahore. It was built in seven years, starting around 16341635 AD, during the reign of theMughal EmperorShah Jehan. Rohtas Fortis a historical place fort built by kingFarid Khan, located near the city of JheluminPakistan. This fort is about 4km in circuit and the first example of the successful amalgamation of Pashtun and Hindu architecture in theIndian Subcontinent. * TheKhewra Salt Mineis located inKhewra, north ofPind Dadan Khan, an administrative subdivision ofJhelum District,Punjab, Pakistan. It is Pakistans largest and oldest salt mineand the worlds second largest. It is a major tourist attraction. Punjab arts and craftPunjab has a rich tradition of arts and crafts. The richness of the land is reflected in its handicraft. The people of Punjab lay much importance on their artistry and the minute details of their work. The artistic creations of Punjab are acclaimed all over the world. The skilled and dexterous artisans of the state produce a variety of handicrafts and even the rural women have a major contribution in the production of these winning art works. Mud work Mud work is a famous rural practice in Punjab, prevalent from the ancient times.It is a cause in Pun jab to mud-plaster the walls of the house and then, create motifs and designs on the mudded walls. Metal work metalworking is also very popular in Punjab. Utensils made of metals are used in households, as also for religious purposes. Basketry work Thin straws of sparkler are used for basketry works, which is another Punjabi craft that is immensely popular. Mats, rugs, carpets, curtains and hand fans are woven using these straws. Embroidery Embroidery is another extensively followed work of art, known in the state by various local names.Phulkari, an intricate needle work, is extremely popular and is mainly taken up by village girls. Juttis of Punjab Punjabi juttis represent the traditional footwear of Punjab, which is known worldwide for its groovy design and intricate pattern. Punjab festivals Punjab is well known for its festivals which include Urs The fairs held at the shrines ofSufisaints are calledurs. They generally mark the death anniversary of the saint. On these occasions devotees assemble in large numbers and pay homage to the keeping of the saint.Soul inspiring music is played and devotees dance in The most important urs are urs of DataGanj BukshatLahore, urs of HazratSultan BahuatJhang, urs of HazratShah JewnaatJhang, urs of HazratMian Mirat Lahore, urs ofBaba FaridGanj Shakar atPakpattan, urs of HazratBahaudin ZakriaatMultan, urs ofSakhi Sarwar SultanatDera Ghazi Khan, urs ofShah Hussainat Lahore, urs of HazratBulleh ShahatKasur, urs of Hazratimam Bari(Bari Shah Latif) atRawalpindi-Islamabad and urs ofShah Inayar Qadri(the murrshad ofBulleh Shah) in Lahore.A big fair/mela is organized atJandiala Sher Khanin districtSheikhupuraon the Mausoleum of SyedWaris Shahwho is the most loved Sufi poet of Punjab due to his claasic work known asHeer Ranjha. The shrine ofHeer RanjhainJhanghas been one of the most visited shrines in Punjabecstasy. The music on these occasions is essentially folk and appealing. It forms a part of the folk music through mystic messages. Industrial and commercialized fairs Exhibitions and Annual Horse Shows in all Districts and National Horse and Cattle Show at Lahore are held with the official patronage.National Horse and Cattle Show at Lahore is the biggest festival where sports, exhibitions, and livestock competitions are held. It not only encourages and patronizes agricultural products and livestock through the exhibitions of agricultural products and cattle but is also a colourful documentary on the rich cultural heritage of the state with its strong rural roots. Other festivals In addition to the religious festivals, Punjabis may celebrate seasonal and harvest festivals, which includeLohri,Basant,BaisakhiandTeej. Punjabi CuisinePunjabi cuisine has an immense range of dishes and has become world-leader in the field so much so that many entrepreneurs that have invested in the sector have built large fortunes due to popularity of Punjabi cuisine throughout the world. Sarso ka sag and Maki ki roti are examples of well known dishes. Punjabi cuisine can be non-vegetarian or completely vegetarian. floor cooked and Punjabi cuisine can vary significantly, with restaurant style using large amount of ghee, clarified butter, with home cooking concentrating on mainly upon preparations with solely wheat, rice and other ingredients flavored with masala.Within the Punjab region, there are different preferences. People in the area of Lahore prefer stuffed parathas and milk products. In fact, the area is well known for quality of its milk products. The main masala in a Punjabi dish consists of onion, ail and ginger. Tandoori food is a Punjabi specialty for non-vegetarian dishes. Tandoor, Naan, Pakoras and vegetable dishes with paneer are also derived from Punjab. Punjabi medicinal drug Bhangra is of the many Punjabi art forms that is increasingly being listened to in the west and is becoming a mainstream favorite.Punjabi music is being used by western musicians, in many ways, such as mixing it with other compositions to produce award-winning music. In addition, Punjabi Classical music is increasingly becoming popular in the west. Punjabi music has a diverse style of music, ranging from folk and Sufi to classical, notably the Patiala Gharana. Folk music of Punjab is the traditional music of Punjab produced using the traditional instruments like Tumbi, Algoze, Dhadd, Sarangi, Chimta and more. Sufi music includes the singing of Sufi poetry in several genres.Some of the poets whose compositions are often sung include Baba Farid, Bulleh Shah, Shah Husain, Waris Shah and Mian Muhammad Bakhsh. Classical music includes Patiala Gharana and malingerer Chaurasia Gharana. Punjabi Dances Owing to the long history of the Punjabi culture there is a large number of dances, normally performed at times of celebration, including harvests, festivals and wedding. The particular background of the dances can be non-religious and religious. The overall style can range from the high zilch B hangra mens dance to the more reserved Jhumar, the Gidha womens dance.Punjabi dances are an array of folk and religious dances of the Punjabi people indigenous to the Punjabi religion, straddling the border of India and Pakistan. At times of celebration everyone is encouraged to dance. Married Punjabi couples usually dance together. The husband dances in the style of male Punjabi dances, frequently with arms raised and the wife dances in the style of female Punjabi dances. Common Punjabi Folk Dances for Females * Sammi * Giddha * Jaago * Kikli * Luddi Common Punjabi Dances for Males * Bhangra * Jhumar * Gatka * Jalli * Dhamal * Dankara Khatka (Sword Dance) Punjabi costume Basically Punjabi dress is simple and easy to use. One can see a variety in the dresses. The people of Punjab wear according to their traditions. unalike dresses are used in rural and urban areas. The Punjabi dresses fulfill the requirements of climate and religion. Turban or a cap is a part of Punjabi dress. Th e male members of the rural society wear Dhoti, Kurta and Turban. The female members like to wear Shalwar, Kurta and Dupatta both in rural and urban areas. Shalwar, shirt, coat and pant are used in the urban areas by the men. The Western dress has greatly influenced the urban areas.The dress is prepared to fulfill the requirements of pardah. Special dress is prepared f or the bride at the time of her marriage. Punjabi wedding Traditions Punjabi wedding traditions and ceremonies are traditionally conducted in Punjabi and are a strong reflection of Punjabi culture. While the veridical religious marriage ceremony among Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains may be conducted in Arabic, Punjabi, Sanskrit, by the Qazi, Pundit, Granthi or Priest, there are commonalities in ritual, song, dance, food, dress. The Punjabi wedding has many rituals and ceremonies that have evolved since traditional times.

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EAT: TRB to Open French Bistro Concept in May, Shepherd’s Pie Championship, Smoked Salmon Brunch at Nuo

EAT: TRB to Open French Bistro Concept in May, Shepherd’s Pie Championship, Smoked Salmon Brunch at Nuo EAT: TRB to Open French Bistro Concept in May, Shepherd’s Pie Championship, Smoked Salmon Brunch at Nuo Robynne Tindall | Mar 12, 2019 1:00 pm | Add a comment | 222 reads
EAT: Your bite-sized guide to the best eats to be had in Beijing this week.
TRB releases details of new French bistro venue “Merci”
Starting with the biggest foodie news of the week, details have emerged that TRB Hospitality Group – the brand behind TRB Hutong, TRB Forbidden City, and Hulu – are preparing to launch their fourth venue in the city. The new restaurant, simply titled “Merci” will take a French bistro focus and open on May 1 in Chaoyang Joy City. That’s all the information currently available but you can bet that TRB is likely to have another winner on their hands thanks to owner and founder Ignace Lecleir’s unmatched attention to detail, creative food pairings, and the care the team puts into training their service staff. We’ll update you as soon as we know more. Hulu and Paddy’s team up for Saint Patrick’s Day
Sticking with TRB, the unlikely duo of Hulu and Paddy O’Shea’s have teamed up to create a couple of Irish specials in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day (Mar 17). The dishes on offer all revolve around that most Irish of libations: Guinness. Sample a Guinness beef stew for RMB 98, featuring beef cheeks braised until tender in Guinness, or order it with a pint of the black gold itself for RMB 128. The dishes and deals are available from now until Mar 31. Shepherd’s pie championship bake-off at 4corners
In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, on Mar 16, 4corners are holding a shepherd’s pie bake-off. “What’s a shepherd’s pie?” you ask. Well, it’s a baked meat pie with a layer of lamb mince (hence the “shepherd” part; beef mince makes it a cottage pie) and a topping of mashed potato. The winner will get a cash prize of RMB 500 and a basket of goodies from Foxes Rock, so there’s a lot at stake. The deadline to enter as a contestant has passed but you can head over and sample at least eight Shepherd’s Pies, as well as a cocktail, for RMB 80, which will also give you the right to vote for your favorite pie. Indian food pop – up at Arcade by Hatchery
Arcade have partnered with Indian chef Sarika to put together a one-off evening of authentic Indian cuisine such as vegetable samosas, mutton curry, and cumin rice on Mar 15. Dinner is priced at RMB 188 (RMB 250 on the door) and will be served family style (vegetarian options available), with the option to add free-flow Kirin beer and house wine for RMB 120. Scan the QR code on the poster above for the menu and more details. H. Forman and Sons smoked salmon brunch takeover at NUO Hotel Beijing
On Sun, Mar 17, London’s oldest and most esteemed artisan smoked salmon purveyor, H Forman & Sons, will be taking over the brunch at N’Joy for one day only. Sample this incredible Scottish salmon (Ed’s note: seriously, it is incredible) on its own or with a garnish of creme fraiche and capers, alongside N’Joy’s usual bounty of global gastronomy. Scan the QR code in the post above to follow Nuo’s WeChat account for more information. Wagas opens two new Beijing stores
Finally, good news Wagas fans, as the Shanghai-based chain has announced the christening of new Baker & Spice and Wagas stores in Beijing’s World Trade Center and Grand Pacific Mall respectively (click through for full directory details). The chain of Western health restaurants marks its 20th anniversary this year. Read more about the openings via Wagas’ official WeChat account here .

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