GloMag GloMagMarch2019 - Page 267

To be picked and dumped into a reeking mouth In one lump, like a pack of betel leaf and lime. Word-wise, half boiled isn’t half hard boiled Or even boiled, like a hard boiled revolution, It is an egg which has no choice to wonder whether To be boiled or deep fried or half boiled or stir fried. Note 1: In Kovai TASMAC bars, an egg fried whole (bulls eye) is called a half boiled or aapbayiled. Note 2: Kovai is Coimbatore, an industrial city in Tamil Nadu, South India. The town is dotted with TASMAC bars. Note 3: TASMAC stands for Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation which has monopoly on sales of alcoholic beverages. 267