One of the only things in Kanpur to look out for is a shop called Thaggu ke Laddu. Literally meaning “Laddus of the thief”. The police protection for the cricket teams outpopulated the normal citizens around this shop but nobody took offense to the shop’s blatant tagline saying, “Aisa koi saga nahin jisko hamne thaga nahin” (There is no relative left who we haven’t robbed). Apart from the famous laddus, they also sell Badnam Kulfi, Communist Poori and Apradhi Aatta.

The prices are a touch high and the laddus aren’t exceptional, but it is worth a visit just for the audacity. The real reason for the name and outlook can be found here.

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