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Absurd, you say? May 18, 2009

Posted by globejam in Childhood.

A long time ago, when I was very young, I went to my friend S’s house.  It was hot outside and so we were playing inside.  After sometime, his mother came by and asked me “Would you like to eat some Globe jam?”.  Imagining it to be some exotic foreign sweet, I nodded my head enthusiastically.  Soon she came back with a small cup with the very familiar round ball of khoa in sugar syrup.  After she went back into the kitchen I sniggered, “This is Gulab Jamoon.  Why does she call it Globe jam?”.

S responded with, “It’s round like the globe, right?”.  I had to agree.  “And it is sweet as jam, no?  That’s why it is called Globe jam”.

What can I say?  Some things can be real absurd and yet make total sense!



1. padmajav - May 19, 2009

haha! my son used to call it ‘gulla baam’ when he was younger!

globejam - May 19, 2009

Haha! We were not that young though. WordPress stats tell me that somebody has come to this post by searching for “how to make indian dish globejam”! Could that be S I wonder! Or maybe the usage is more prevalent than I thought!

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