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Graveyard Restaurant

Americans have always been squeamish about death. Indians, on the other hand, sees it as a part of life - in fact, at one local restaurant, it's a part of lunch!

The bustling New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad is famous for its milky tea, its buttery rolls, and the graves between the tables.

Krishan Kutti Nair has helped run the restaurant built over a centuries-old Muslim cemetery for close to four decades, but he doesn't know who is buried in the cafe floor. Customers seem to like the graves, which resemble small cement coffins, and that's enough for him.

"The graveyard is good luck," Nair said one recent afternoon after the lunch rush. "Our business is better because of the graveyard."

The graves are painted green, stand about shin high, and every day the manager decorates each of them with a single dried flower. They're scattered randomly across the restaurant - one up front next to the cash register, three in the middle next to a table for two, four along the wall near the kitchen.

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Hey it reminds me my home town.. I am from ahmedabad only. That place is just 10 miles from my home.. we usually go there and bring loban(flemmish-smokish absolutely nice fragrance) to offer those souls. It is natural for me and my friends to have chai and breakfast :)
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