I am off to Delhi at dawn - aaaargh. Back on sunday. In time to have dinner with an extraordinary woman - Noble Laureate Nadine Gordimer. I am so looking forward to meeting a writer I have long admired. She will be in Mumbai briefly, en route to Kolkata where she is to deliver a keynote address. While in Delhi, I shall attend the Audi event at the German Embassy. I don't know too much about cars, but my husband is a fanatic. My son Aditya will be playing golf at the AUDI TOURNAMENT . And my daughter Arundhati is coming along for the ride. It should be good fun. On saturday night, I will crank up the system and go along with an event that is not the most exciting in my book - but who knows?
On my wish list is a stopover at Bengali Market, where I gorge on the best pakodi chaat on earth ( iced dahi with pomegranate seeds over the imli chutney.... yummmmm). I will also eat fresh gajar ka halwa with dollops of malai. No. I lie. I will watch others eat the halwa and feel virtuous about resisting.I am still in Obama mode - isn't the whole world? Pyaar ke side effects!!!