by Anand Ramachandran, who feels the pain that can be caused by a well-disguised Pumpkin in Avial.
Sankalesh Jimmy, a resident of Chennai, had a disconcerting experience today when he sank his teeth into what he thought was a potato – only to find that it was a yechchy piece of pumpkin.
|Sankalesh Jimmy, photographed shortly after his Avial misadventure, and shortly before berating his mother (not in picture)|
“Eeeyyyyuck!”, said Jimmy. “What’s the scene?”, he added, grimacing at the unpleasant surprise.
All was well until Jimmy decided that he would sample some of his Mom’s Avial. He wisely decided to start with the double-beans, work his way through the carrots, and finally build up to a culinary crescendo by taking a grand chomp out of one of the delicious potatoes. “ It was a sound plan on paper, but any experienced hand knows that even the best laid plans can go haywire.”, said wildlife photographer S.U.Saravanakumar, inching ahead of G.Venket Ram once again.
“The fault lies with Jimmy’s mother.”, said Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, the world’s leading Avial critic, grinning widely for no reason. “ Everyone knows that when you put both potatoes and pumpkins in Avial (which is most of the time), you must cut them differently so that people can tell the difference. Mrs.Jimmy has evidently ignored this technique, hence the trouble.”, she concluded.
In order to compete with Chennai’s other humour magazine, The Deccan Chronicle, we will now make a needless mention of Angelina Jolie and her four year old son Maddox.
In a separate incident, Maarten Visser of Holland reportedly bit into a piece of Green Chilli, mistaking it for a bean.