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When people leave their country for foreign shores, they carry with them an image of the country. Years later, when they return or visit their homeland, they often find a disconnect between the image of the country in their mind and the reality of it. How they respond to the gap between expectation and reality can make or break their bond with the friends and family they visit.
In Delhi, master chef Arvind mastered the art of cooking for the common man, sunny side up. The pleasure you derive from his cooking is directly proportional to your tolerance for street food. On odd days, when he says, "Pradhanmantri Ji, please humein kaam karne dijiye," he is as syrupy as aam ras. And on even days, when he decides to spice things up, he is as tangy as aam panna.