Thursday, November 6, 2008

a brief goodbye

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!!!

18 comments:

Double Seven said...

pyaar ke side effects keh lo tum, jyaada Obamaflam khaane ke side effects keh lo tum ya toh phir Obamaine (cocaine mixed with highly addictive obama rhetoric powder) lene ke side effects keh sakte ho also. Or may be being in trance mode taking Obamaxtacy (maximum pleasure more than having Ecstacy) You can say anything. various products now available to get addicted to Obama. If you havent already yet- barackobama.com sells free everything. ---- Audi Q7 is the SHIT. Ask your son or your husband about it; my neighbor in bombay is having one beige one; he is a true AUDiac lol. gujju the way he is but he still manages to get sick cars among other audis... Have fun in Delhi. . ;) -- 77

Anonymous said...

Bengali market ki chaat! AAAAAAAh. Followed by a round of visiting the art galleries on that side of the road. Do they still exist? I cant remember what they are all called (Bharatram something. kala something) but my love affair with Indian contemporary art started from my childhood meanderings around the art galleries on that street. Give me a Rekha Rodwittiya viewing.. after eating aaloo ki tikian at Nathu's ofcourse.

Nadine Gordimer... and meeting her. What a privilige!

Audi event. Hmmmm. Cars are a means to get from A to B. Maybe its a testosterone thing.

Another Kiran in NYC

Banno said...

Bengali market chaat, yummy. Maybe you could have one tiny spoon of the gajar halwa. Have fun.

HOBO said...

Desi ghee ki mithaiya,
Parathe wali gali,
Natraj ke dahi bhalle,
Mohan Singh Place ki Jeans
Janpath ki tshirt
Pahargang ki galiya
blue line, white line
North campus
Dilli ki sardi
aur na jaane kya kya...
bahut yaad aaye, bahut yaad aaye...

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

Nadine Gordimer muat be here for HIV/AIDS causes...it will be gr8.
looking forward to your post on that.

@hobo
wow hai ..mast ekdum
hugs

tc

Double Seven said...

@HOBO Your remembrances actually compelled me to feel hungry even though I just had veggie Thai red curry with mushrooms and tofu in it and with raw papaya salad and of course boiled white rice. Excellent detailing, good one. -- 77

Neha Uberoi said...

i really would want you to check this out and tell us y our oppinion...I randomly stumbled upon it on you tube and was pleasantly surprised to know there's more of the Obama spirit out there...different mannerism ...One message..PLEASE DO CHECK IT OUT WHENEVER YOU HAVE A FEW SPARE MOMENTS AT HAND..IT'S A FEW MOMENTS WELL SPENT I ASSURE YOU..THE CAPITAL LETTERS AS I REALLY DO WANT YOU TO SEE THIS..A VOICE WHICH REACHES OUT TO ALOT OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURS DOES IS ALWAYS EFFECTIVE WHEN IT COMES TO A GOOD CAUSE..I'd love to hear your oppinion and impression of this youtube channel..so here it is (finnally after my rant) -'QueenRania'

Please do u let me know once again of what you thought I'd truly appreciate if the other readers of the blog check it too!!

*Aham* said...

heheheh.. this is a Joke isnt it De. "You" will watch people have Halwa and "You" will resist it.

Dekhte hai... Dekhte hai.... how much you successed.

Gaadi, Golf, mithaai and Kitaabs your next few days are pretty spiced up...

Back on sunday... today is friday.. so just one day... mmmm... okie granted... we will bear your absence... but dont make it longer... Sunday means Sunday...

while with Hubby and babies, Dont you forget that you have other people in your life now, who "virtually" miss you.

*Aham* said...

*succeed. i mean...

D writer said...

Seems like you have been updated on all the delhi hangouts...for some reason inspite of being from delhi i don't know where is bengali market?

Uma said...

My guess is somewhere near Chittranjan Park, it's your typical Bengali neighbourhood.

Maddy said...

( iced dahi with pomegranate seeds over the imli chutney.... yummmmm). you made me to run to the nearest chaat corner!!. All the best to Aditya. Have fun!!

De,

Would you mind removing the word verification option!!

Anonymous said...

Is this really Shobha De's blog... I mean shobha De's blog should be on the separate domain... and not blogspot... Just a suggestion ma'm...
_

Double Seven said...

Why---?

doesn't make any sense of what you are talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--
77

Rhett said...

Well, that's a star family you have there.

J Milken said...

Ohm ok, well, check this out Ms De:

http://theobamascorecard.blogspot.com/

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