Monday, August 20, 2012

From dwelling in cafes to 'The Leaky Cauldron'

I am rather shameless about spending most of my time in Hauz Khas village working from a Cafe and sipping my Espresso. However there are more reasons for one to get hooked on to this place. The ambiance; it has to offer both which is the old and the new, and offers a space for creativity. And it's here that I came across 'The Leaky Cauldron', a new kitchen that has recently opened up at 19, Hauz Khas Village. 

It was a regular day at Kunzum Cafe, with my friend Anurag; when Namrata 'Elysia' came over and got us aware of the 'new magic' that was to be conjured in the village (an invitation to 'The Leaky Cauldron'). So just like most Potter fans and Occult fans; our imaginations did run wild and we wanted to explore the place. The best part is that entire Hauz Khas Village is another Diagon Alley; and then there is a Leaky Cauldron. So the story behind this Kitchen begins when 
a kind-hearted witch named 'Elysia' travels far and wide on her broomstick, to be endowed with the knowledge of her favorite cuisines Thai, Mexican, and Italian. Finally she settles in the Hauz Khas Village to share this knowledge through her Kitchen. (The whole story is much detailed, why don't you discover it for yourself)
There are spaces where we find comfort with our friends and family; yet there are fewer spaces which relate to our fantasies. I guess the latter is the one which provides more warmth. Very soon the Kitchen will also harbor shelves with books on witchcraft, occult and symbology. The cuisines will have a different perspective; perhaps from the world of wizardry and the ambiance may just set us believing in what medieval histories, controversies and tales meant to us at one time. It's often the inception of the 'fantasies' that intrigue us more than the desire to believe in them; which is exactly what makes 'The Leaky Cauldron' a kitchen for all those who dared to dream.

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