A Very Furry Birthday at The Plaza

I’ve written several times about Joburg’s Oriental Plaza  — a giant Indian shopping mall in Fordsburg. “The Plaza”, as locals …

The Lucky 5 Star Curry House

I still remember my first taste of Indian food — chicken tikka masala from the Bombay Peacock Grill in Columbia, …

Sweet Indian Valentines

Five years ago I visited Chennai, India, and fell in love with Indian sweets. Indian sweets are difficult to describe …

Soccer City and Scarves

Joe is shooting a rugby match at Soccer City this Saturday – South Africa’s reigning world-champion Springboks against the New Zealand All Blacks. It’s a rematch of the 1995 Rugby World Cup championship, featured in Invictus. I wanted to go to the match but the tickets (all 94,000 of them) are sold out. So I settled for going to the stadium with Joe yesterday to pick up his media credentials.

On our way home from Soccer City we decided to visit the Oriental Plaza – a city-block-sized mall packed with Indian-owned stores. It’s a bargain-shopper’s paradise.