MANGO MANIA: People snapping up boxes of mangoes at the Pakistani Food and Mango festival held at Al Khor Community.
By Aney Mathew
It’s quite a sight; rows and rows of boxes containing delicious-smelling mangoes are stacked high, in the assigned area of the auditorium.
Excited groups of people are eagerly making enquiries and purchasing boxes of mangoes on one side; while on the other, the early birds are contently wheeling away trolleys piled high with their purchase of the delectable fruit.
We stand among the crowd almost lost, wondering which variety to go for.
The Pakistani Food and Mango Festival conducted by ‘Sohni Dharti’ in Al Khor Community was on, and anyone in the township with a taste bud that yearns for mangoes seemed to have made their attendance.
Hailing from the land that produces nearly half of the world’s mangoes, we are used to seeing and tasting several varieties of this delicious fruit - India has several hundred varieties of ma…