Sunday, July 31, 2011

GLUTEN-FREE ROH AT PAKISTANI-AMERICAN DAY FESTIVAL


SHALWAR KAMIZ AND THE MAKINGS OF ROH

In Madison Square Park, not far from the Empire State Building, a festival is held every year by Pakistani-American to celebrate their culture. Food and clothing are sold, music from Pakistan is heard all day. Above left, a beautiful shalwar kamiz, a loose tunic paired with draped pants, the native dress worn by both men and women of Pakistan. Above right, the makings of roh, the national drink of Pakistan. It is the juice of freshly cut sugar cane, and no one was more surprised than I to find a truck full of cane, and with a traditional juicer on board as well. Below, the making of roh, right in midtown Manhattan. New York never ceases to amaze and delight!

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