After Kolkata, we spent a whirlwind two nights in Bhilai, which is a steel plant town in the state of Chattisgarh. We spent the entirety of our time in Bhilai with family - laughing, catching up, drinking coffee, and of course eating our hearts out! In fact, our very first stop from the airport was to eat - in the course of an half an hour, we guzzled down some of my favorite street foods! Gol gappas, chole bhature (with the most yummy mango pickle), aloo tikki chaat, and the most delicious, buttery pav bhaji. I'm pretty sure I gained a few pounds just during that meal, but it was totally worth it.
It was a lovely but very short stay, and absolutely wonderful to see some of my family that I hadn't seen in years. In Bhilai, I realized that family is something that stands the test of time, always. No matter how many years it has been, some things never change, and coming back always feels like coming home.