For more than a century, betel leaves from Tirur in Kerala have been much in demand in the paan mandis of Pakistan. But rising train fares, Indo-Pak tensions and the demand for paan masala have seen these paan mandis reduced to memories.
Sarnath Banerjee studied Biochemistry and still harbours a faint desire to produce a graphic version of Darwin’s The Origin of Species. He is the author of the graphic novels Corridor, The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers and The Harappa Files. »