Sunday, December 28, 2008

goa.... goa..... goa.....gone

I shall be in Goa to open my arms to 2009. Open my heart, as well. It will be a simple diner a deux with my husband, at our all time favourite restaurant near Baga Beach - Fiesta, run by that adorable couple , Manek and Yellow - surely, they rate as the hottest chef-owner couple in Goa, if not Asia.... if not the world!!! Okay. I am getting carried away. This is just to say I love them both, love their impeccable style, delicious cuisine.... and the sand between my toes as we dine al fresco... and recall many magical nights at their wondweerful restaurant. What better way to bring in a brand new year, with hope and a prayer for a more peaceful tomorrow, and some solace for the souls we lost in Mumbai. I shall drink pink champagne to a new dawn.... and wish the world lots of shanti. As i do all of you, my darling blogdosts. Till then.... adieu. See you next year.... same spot. Stay well, my friends.... life is too short.... but brutally beautiful too!

26 comments:

sydney said...

Have a lovely time! Happy New Year. See you in 2009 :)

*Aham* said...

Thank you for your wishes De. Baga beach... mast hai beedu... wish you and Mr. Dilip a wonderful time in Goa. Abhi there will be less of mach mach also with less of crowd. Do come back and tell us what security measures have the goa police taken... Be safe... and come back choooooooonnn... and tell us about all the machlis and lobsters and crabs that will be doing gutargoo inside you...

will miss you...

Hobo ........ ........ said...

Enjoyyyyyyy !!! Cheers

Digistrom said...

Here's wishing you and your family a peaceful year ahead. It's been interesting reading you blog, hope you keep it going well into the future.

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Ah Goa! Have an awesome time. Bring in the New Year well!

I was going to say for your last post... throw away the pink pills and see Slumdog Millionaire instead. If that will not jumpstart that little ray of hope that lies amidst the brutality of our workaday life... nothing else will.

My review is on my blog.

Everyone, please go read it. And then see the film. This one deserves an oscar nomination in many categories. An Indian Film made by someone not Indian. But its heart beats with mine. Dhak Dhak karta hai. Same rhythmn.

Bhavisha Joshi said...

have nice time.. Enjoy...

have peaceful and prosperous new year.

Take care...

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

enjoy the trip mam......thanx for telling us Darling ....at least care for us ... take care ofurself

Prats said...

I did that last year..Baga is magical...and hope you feel the magic too...
Hope you have a great time ahead..
Happy New Year

Maddy said...

Wishing you and your family a Happy New year. Have good time at Goa!!

Milind Kher said...

Shobhaa,

You have truly been working very hard this year and do deserve a break. I do hope you have a lovely time at Goa.

It is a joy reading all the wonderful things that you write, and we WILL look forward to seeing you back.

Rajiv said...

madam,

this is a desi settled in USA desperately trying to do something for India. yahan bahut paisa kamaliya...

can i please get ur email address so i can email my concerns?

it will be a 2 minute email only...

thanks alot

rajiv
rwalia@vt.edu
tel (usa) - +1-540-415-8769

chetana said...

have a blast at goa.. welcoming te new year.. hopefully it shall bring more peace to this world.

Rahul Viswanath said...

Enjoy ur New Yr @ Goa .........

fazal said...

Happy New year sobhaa wish you a Peacefull 2009 !

Ashwini said...

Wish u n Mr De a very happy new yr

BK Chowla said...

My family joins me in sending our best wishes to you and your family for 2009...have a great time.I drink only red wine.You may want to have one on my behalf.
B K Chowla
www.indiaoftomorrow.blogspot.com

sanjuayyar said...

I had been to Goa for Christmas and am back in Pune. The charm is intact, but the usual gaiety and bonhomie that is so much genetic to Goa, is surely missing. The same goes with the number of tourists. Even they seem to have given Goa a miss. In a big way. The Indian tourist scene wasn't any good either. But what hurt me the most was the sight of RAF and CRPF jawans, occupying vantage positions at beaches behind sand bunkers, armed with Snipers and binoculars, keeping vigil. Add to that a steady flow of police patrol vans running up and down the shoreline, and it almost gave me a feeling that the freedom and simple pleasures of a goan holiday would probably never be the same again. Because it surely pains to dance away to glory when you notice grim-faced security guys protecting you. No complaints. Only that, Goa probably is starting to lose its innocence. Otherwise, Brittos was at its usual best. And so was Martin's Corner. And Infantaria. And the numerous other small eating joints. Never been to Fiesta. Would go there in Feb for sure. Till then, let the squids, mussels, tiger prawns, Crabs, Lobsters, Xacutis, Vindaloos and Sorpotels keep you busy. With pink wine for company, if I may add. Would be great to read your post, post 31st. Have a great time.

Meenakshi said...

Shobha, did you read Sonam's comment that you are nothing more or less than a porn writer ? :)) I was laughing the last 15 minutes figuring out how the spunky Sonam did figure out that you are nothing more or less and also having the courage to admit to it in the press :))

I am laughing imagining the whole thing , a kid calling you a porn writer .....LOL. she is right you know, even though you wont find many calling you a useless, ignorable porn writer cause they would rather lick up to you. You have power, yes ....but your criticism of everything "pedestrain" shows you have no respect for people who like what you think is pedestrain. I have not read a single book of yours cause I see that mostly it represents your trashy cliches but I have read your articles now and then and the only thing that stands out is : This bitch has no respect for anyone and look at her !! with a face like a horse and well..let me leave it at that. Shobhaa with the extra "a", who would blv you would do something so pedestrain as to change your name !! I dont like you Shobhaa, you are a phoney.

Baba Tiratzo said...

Wish you and your family a very happy new year!

Baba

Noyon Jyoti Parasara said...

ever tried what the common man does?
rich people!

Sushant verma said...

May Jesus open packets of Happiness, success and prosperity at every second of the coming year....

have a fantastic last day of 2008 and a rocking new year !!!1

KimyaShafinaaz said...

"...brutally beautiful..." i liked that.. :)

here's wishing you wholeness, ms.de... to you and all mumbaikars...
love and peace

shafinaaz
south africa

Anonymous said...

Hi Shobaa

Enjoy your pink champagne and the new year. I guess you earned it after trying to revive your non-existential career on the backs of broken mumbaikars and trying to gain some press for yourself by courting controversies by spouting nonsense about filmstars. Atleast they work for the jobs unlike lazy you. You should have some shame, I guess you are in the same league as the politicians - make hay while the public suffer. What have you done for your city?

Anonymous said...

Hi Shobhaa,

Sonam Kapoor in an interview has called you a "60 year old, porn writer" in response to your saying that she lacks sex-appeal. What is your reply to her lashing out at you?
I am quite peeved with Sonam, since being such a young girl , she does not have any respect for senior people. According to me, you were only playing a critic and you were not far away from the reality ;)

M.A.Sharma "सेहर" said...

Wish You and your family a Wonderful 2009.

Moreover love that word ..
Brutally Beautifull..

:)))

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