100 Days of Happiness – Day 22

It’s easy to find sadness each day, but to find a moment of happiness is difficult. Last year, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the 100 Days of Happiness challenge. This year, I am more determined to finish it — Counting down to 2016 with Happiness!


The Happiness of Eating Street Food

100 Days of Happiness – Day 22


On a cold winter evening, there’s nothing as joyous as sitting down and having some warm food. I remember, not long back, we used to make it every alternate day, but we’ve not done that in a while now. The main reason is that when we make at home, we tend to eat without control, and that’s not a good thing, at least for me.

There’s this shop on the route home. It sells what we love to eat, and it’s a very popular joint in the neighborhood. Medu vadas, chilli bajjis, stuffed capsicum fry, aloo bonda… they make it all in batches and at times, there is such demand that I have had to wait half hour even. But it’s reasonably priced and well worth the wait. Eleven pieces for around fifty rupees is quite acceptable.

Happiness is… buying and eating street food (or snacks) from that shop, coming home and having it with my family. It’s something we all love, though it’s nowhere as tasty as when mom makes it. And it tastes even better when there’s coconut chutney to dip in and hot coffee to sip slowly as well.

(© 14th October 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

8 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 22”

  1. You turned my mouth into an ocean with that piece, Vinay. I want a chilli bajji now :p

    Jokes apart, street food gives you a cozy feeling. Those hot-out-of-the-pans snacks are something to savour at least once in your life!

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