Picture of the Day: Where is this?

Posted on July 25, 2006
Filed Under Food, Pakistanis Abroad, Photo of the Day
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It is quite clear — and totally understandable — that the poor ganDerri or gaNNa (sugarcane) does not elicit the type of interest or reaction that, for example, aam (mango) does.

But let me stick with the topic just one more day. This is partly because I really like ganDerri at least as much as aam. Call me pedestrian or proletarian. A ganDerri is a poor man’s fruit, so it meshes well with my ideological leanings; more so than the more aristocratic aam. I think of the ganDeri as a’wonder fruit’: just throw water over it and it becomes juicier than it ever was!

But I am willing to respect your tastes, if you promise to do the same.

For now, however, I have a different quetsion from the one posed yesterday.

Can you guess where this picture was taken? Where is pehalwan saab selling his gannay ka rass (sugarcane juice)?

I realize this is not easy to guess unless you know the answer already or do some creative snooping on the Internet. So, let me just say that there are at least two hints imbedded right here. Maybe, someone can identify those too.

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18 responses to “Picture of the Day: Where is this?”

  1. Naveed says:

    bilal, it is not a frying pan but a chalnee or a strainer to separate the juice from residue… having spent a year in the far east, sugarcane juice is sold at fruit stalls…anyone in singapore would find one right at orchard road…for the pakistan version, there is no comparison whether in juice or “nugget” form….

  2. Altamash Mir says:

    OH MAN….I got to this too late..sorry busy with travelling…I was gonna tell you this is “Coney Island Avenue” in Brooklyn NY at the Annual Brooklyn Mela…

  3. Adil Najam says:

    Folks, greetings from the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC (yes, there is a certian irony to this given that I am here to give a presentation later today on Pakistan politics… but more on that later).

    As always, my readers continue to impress and amaze me.

    Many of you got it right; or nearly so. So, very well done

    Yes, the giveaway was the graffiti. But also the tag ‘Pakistanis abroad’ at the end.

    Those of you who said New York are correct.

    This was taken in Brooklyn, New York, on August 14, 2005. I am assuming at an Independence Day event.

    I got it from Flickr.com at:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seedingchaos/34113731  /

    and it was taken by “Seeding-Chaos” whose other work is available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/seedingchaos

  4. FU says:

    I think it is a roadside Scene in Gujranwala,selling Ganna Rus ,Sugarcane Juice.

  5. Suleman says:

    Adil, My guess is this guy is sitting on devon st. in chicago, because believe it or not last time I was there I saw a ganderi walla and we were pleasantly surprised and impressed.

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