A national addiction.

by Soulcurry November. 28, 2009 2790 views

We love it, we hate it, we can't have enough of “paan” - betel leaf with a smattering of lime, a dash of catechew and betelnut and a dozen other things depending on whether your taste is spartan or baroque!
This song [youtube.com] (“my lover chews paan”) deserves a mention because it's about paan, it's about a dying folk theatre tradition and an actress I adore.

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Abhinav Saxena 7 years, 5 months ago

aah pan, how i miss it!!

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Rezinka 7 years, 5 months ago

I´d love to try it one day.

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sydneylizzie 7 years, 5 months ago

Love the bright colours in the photo. Am a bit dubious about trying, though, with the stains and all!

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Beth 7 years, 5 months ago

yeah, my teeth are ugly enough as it is. ;-)

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tulpje 7 years, 5 months ago

I dunno what they taste like, but they sure look cool.

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kater 7 years, 5 months ago

sweet and slightly minty sounds good, but I think I'll skip the staining. :)

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Soulcurry 7 years, 5 months ago

Yes, it leaves AWFUL red stains! It's sweet and slightly minty.

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Veronica 7 years, 5 months ago

is that the thing taht colours your teeth red-brown.
How does it taste?

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
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