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The Baradari Palace (ਬਰਾਦਰੀ ਮਹਿਲ) was the residence of Maharaja Rajinder Singh - the ruler of the princely state of Patiala and was designed in 1876 by Kaur Sahib Ranbir Singh, his younger brother. The building is a blend of British, Mughal and Sikh architectural styles and has a twelve door pavilion known as baradari which gave its name.

هنالك قلبان على الأرض، واحد لي، الإثنين لك

“There are two hearts
on the floor, one is mine,
both are yours.” -

Sheesh Mahal.
Lahore, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)

beloved said to me:
“since you buy kisses
from every beauty
why don’t you buy
one from me?”
“with gold?” I asked
“no,” he said
“what can I do with gold?”
“with life?” I asked again
“yes, yes,” said he. -Rumi

Sheesh Mahal.
Lahore, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)

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Indian Dishes.

Punjab Palace, Montréal (Parc Extension). April 3, 2013.

The Punjab Palace caught on fire a couple of years ago, to a lot of people’s dismay. I’m happy to see it rise from the ashes for it was and still remains, a sure option for indian food in this hood. 

Jo Bouchie and I caught up the small talk at the Pam Pam for a pair of pints before heading out to this Punjab 2.0. It was only 5 o'clock and yet the place was already half full. We ordered some samosas, some nans, and a trio of saucy dishes. They were all wonderfully good, so good I even caught myself scooping up remnants at the end of it all. When you can’t get enough of those spices, it’s a darn good thing!