Pramod Rathore is going after a master’s degree in linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was functioning as a recruit at the food booths at the Mosaic festival arranged by the institution’s teachers federation.
Declaring that chunks of various colors, as well as shapes, have to come together to make a flawless mosaic. Rathore illustrates that food is one of the mosaic elements among the distinctions that Jawaharlal Nehru University had to deliver.
Like the over 200 languages uttered on the campus various cuisines, as well as food habits, are also prominent in Jawaharlal Nehru University, claimed Rathore. This year’s festival, he affirmed, was a try to transform the portrayal of JNU to the exterior world. Rathore and his friends were functioning at a Gujarat stall delivering travelers the closest to a precise dabeli, a famous Gujarati snack. “We represent everyone,” he beamed.
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Students have either got dealers from their state to set up food booths or like, Rathore, are assisting cook regional dishes. Abhishek Rokade an MA geography student volunteered at a food vendor to serve dishes that satisfactorily represent his home state-sabudana vada, vada pav, misal pav, Kolhapuri mutton bha kri, Kandaa bhaji, and thalipeeth.
There are eight food booths serving dishes like Assamesepithya, Manipuri singer bora, Bengal’s mocha chop, mutton chop, patishapta, rosogolla, and mishti doi, vegetarian as well as meat little chokha types from Bihar, ghugghuan from Odisha, sadya from Kerala and mokmok and momo variants from Ladakh. Swati Sharma, the student coordinator for the food festival as well as a Ph.D. scholar, said showcasing cuisine was significant because the country’s cultural expression couldn’t have been fulfilled without food. JNUTA said they have been trying new at weakening the diversity in the country as well as Jawaharlal Nehru University admission policies themself were trying to dilute the university’s diversity.