7:23 pm - Monday January 22, 2018

We be of one blood, My Roll Paratha and I


While beginning your journey at a new place, it so happens that we human

beings start creating associations with the first things that we come in

contact with. I’m not really sure if this theory of mine extends to the entire

(or even most of the) human populace but I do know that this is what

happened with me as I began my undergraduate degree atEMECollege

last year.

In those horror  filled days when every corridor seemed to be

echoing with the chants (Ha!) of  ” DEGREE 33?!”, I remember Shah Jee’s

Tasty Spot becoming my first refuge.  And without exaggeration, I can bet

that no outliving would have, and could have visited the Tasty Spot as many

times as my friend and I have in the painfully long and at the same time

absurdly short duration of four months because we have had the honor of

rushing to the Fresh towards Shah Jee’s ever-smiling countenance and a

never-full tank of Peach Iced Tea every 40-45 minutes a day (yes we are one

of those freaks).

If you are an EMEnent, then my claim that Shah Jee’s Paratha Roll has saved

many lives might not surprise you. It certainly has saved mine on many a

days colored grey with suicidal gloom. May be it is my Lahori nature, but

this Rs.50/- roll with mayo and sauce filled holes between lubricated Seekh

Kebab chunks has often been my tool for survival on bad days, my

Man-o-Salwa between back to back classes and my “strength to stand again”

after flunking various quizzes and a couple of mid-terms. And I can say

without hesitating that my dear old Paratha Roll has been there for me on

many occasions when my nerdy friends have not.

Well, cutting the long love stroy of me and my Roll Paratha short, I

sincerely advice all the people who haven’t had it yet to give it a try.

I can not really be trusted to be an impartial judge of it (given my

association with the rolls, of course) but I would recommend it


And to those who are NUSTians but not EMEnants: if you ever visit EME

make sure you eat at least one!

P.S : The above expression of thought does not seek to offend Sajjad Bhai,

by any means.

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5 Responses to “We be of one blood, My Roll Paratha and I

  1. January 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    lolx….u r gud!:)

  2. January 25, 2012 at 12:46 am #


  3. Abdul Haseeb
    February 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Haha 😀 …but still Sajjad Bhai’s things are better 😛

  4. reporter 014 :D
    February 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    well thanku zainub and rida 😛
    abdul haseeb, umm yeah i have to agree with that 😛

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