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Oh No, Jay Dee’s Doing Another Blog, a Food Blog

This is nothing new. I mentioned this sometime last year that I’d like to do a blog about Japanese restaurants in Edmonton. More specifically, I wanted to review restaurants and rate them taste and the atmosphere of the restaurant, but also focus on the authenticity.

Well, I want to expand that idea, since there isn’t a really huge number of Japanese restaurants in Edmonton. I decided I’d focus on the two kinds of food I love: Asian food and hamburgers. Odd mixture, isn’t it?  Well, for the Asian foods, I’d like to try out Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, and Indian restaurants. And at the same time, try out various hamburger restaurants. While I do this, there will be a feature about authentic Japanese cuisine in the city.

What am I doing making yet another blog? Well, most of my other blogs are either on hiatus or retired. And this food blog won’t be updated as frequently as the blog you’re reading this on. I’ll update whenever I go to a restaurant, and that’s about it.

Comments are very welcome. What do you think of the idea? Let me know!

What Is India?

We’re moving on from the top five down to number six.  This is a big country and it has a big population.  It is India!  With 318 views in 2014, that makes it 1.7% of the total views.  So, I need some help.  If you are Indian, live in India, or have visited India, then please give me your opinions below.

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India is a really big country.  With an area of 3,287,590 square kilometres, it’s the 7th largest country in the world.  With a massive population of 1,210,193,422, it has the 2nd largest population in the world.  It’s one of only two countries with a population of over a billion people.  The capital city is New Delhi, and the largest city is Mumbai with a population of 12,478,447 (20,748,395 metro). The official languages are Hindi and English, though there are many regional languages throughout the country. It’s also a very multicultural nation.  India became independent of the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947. The head of state is the President (currently Pranab Mukherjee) and the head of government is the Prime Minister (currently Narendra Modi). The government type is a federal parliamentary constitutional republic.

India is a vast country with a very long history.  It would be difficult to see everything.  There are so many languages and cultures represented, it’s quite surprising how multicultural it is.  Outsiders may not understand this big country.  So, I need your help.  If you are Indian or have lived or visited India, then please answer the following questions:

  1. What places would you say are the best to visit?
  2. What would you say is the truly Indian food?
  3. What is a truly Indian activity, sport, or pastime?
  4. For the readers out there, who is/was the greatest (or your favourite) Indian author?

Thank you very much! Please share this post so we can get as many answers as possible.  It’s much appreciated.