Since I was a young’un, I’ve always been a little slow when it came to learning languages. Mum would try her hardest to teach me the gujarati basics whilst my Dhadi would write letters in gujarati to me, both sadly to no avail, and now that I’m older, I’ve realised how important it is to preserve your parent’s languages for the next few generations. In my efforts to play catch up, I’ve decided to learn both Gujrati and Hindi (BW’s mother tongue). Of course, it has been an absolute nightmare, and so far, the only sentence I have been able to put together is: ‘Hum aap ko tik che’.
BW suggested I start watching Bollywood movies to help me pick up Hindi easier, but the only thing it has done so far is made me crave some good Indian food. So I gave my good friend, SM, a call and we headed off to Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Bazaar; the newest and more laid back venture from the Cinnamon Club group.