Sunday, April 5, 2009

Is it a pumpkin or a gourd (and what's the difference anyway)?

Neither. Turns out that this is a melon and, among the zillion fruits and vegetables that we have encountered here during our sojourn, more evidence of cool stuff in India.

On another, unrelated note, we are going to Goa next weekend, Rishikesh (spelling?) the weekend after that and Phuket, Thailand the weekend after that. Super duper whirl windy but I think it was Confucius who said "He who hesitates is lost". Wait, is that right? Was that Rilke? Schopenhauer? Whatever.


Ramendrajit Sen said...

WOW!!! thats quite a travel plan.Where are you planning to stay in Rishikesh? If you have not finalized a place, you may want to try a Neemrana Property called " Glass House on the Ganges"...
Its a great property just on the banks on the river awesome sight..

*~NiTiN~* said...


I think that is known as a "Muskmelon/Cantaloupe". In Hindi it is called "khur-boo-zaa"!

*~NiTiN~* said...

Excerpt from wiki: -

"Cantaloupes were first introduced to North America by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World in 1494. The W. Atlee Burpee Company developed and introduced the "Netted Gem" in 1881 from varieties then growing in North America." More at: