The Heartwarming Generosity of a Samosa Wala

Tatanagar tales from the chatty dentist

Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh
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2 min readApr 18, 2024

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A food cart vendor smiles at the camera. There is a pile of samosas in front of him. He is dropping something into a wok with hot oil. A man in a dusty shawl is visible behind the cart. Beyond the man in the dusty shawl, the back wheels of the trailer of a 24-wheeled truck are visible.
The samosa cook-salesman at his post. Photo by the author.

Last Saturday, I walked down the street from my dental clinic to this samosa cook/salesman to have some of his samosas. His name is Adalat, which funnily enough means, “Court of Law.”

Adalat makes amazing samosas and serves them hot with potato curry and some chutneys. I usually take his stuff…

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Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh
Read or Die!

I don’t just create smiles, I inspire them! Dentist, mom—Jamshedpur, India.