Popcorn and Peanuts

Winter is peanuts time in north India. Eating roasted peanuts is a great pastime in itself, just like munching on popcorn at the movies. But there's a difference between popcorn and peanuts: you munch on popcorn only when you go to the movies, whereas when you start munching on peanuts, life itself becomes a movie and you become a passive spectator for that entire duration, addictively cracking open one shell after the other and putting nuts into your mouth.
- Biswanath Gosh, "Kama Country Beckons", Chai Chai