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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.

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!