From The Week:
"The times are a-changing. The 'parippuvada' (dal vada), tea and bidi were as much a symbol of the comrades in Kerala as is the sickle. But apparently, the steady march of globalisation has not left the Lefties untouched.
At a recent press conference at the CPI(M)'s Thiruvananthapuram district committee office following its victory in the civic polls,t he 'parippuvada' was replaced by hamburgers."
Oh, those damned capitalists! What will America do next to our holy, holy traditions.
Also, I wonder if they were REAL hamburgers, like cow hamburgers -- and if so, what that means. Hrmmm...