Thursday, June 23, 2011

London and Barcelona images.





This was the church I admired in the dying light of a cool London evening, just after saying goodbye to Husainsaab in his hospital room. It will always have a special memory since I sent up a prayer for him at that moment. A prayer that went sadly unanswered.
I had just left the LCC ( London College of Communication), where my daughter is seeking admission. This was the spectacular view from the large window in the airy office of one of the Directors... you can spot the London Eye in the far distance.... just beyond the storm clouds that were fast gathering.
Beautiful Barcelona looks stunning from any angle. This narrow street leads up to the famous Picasso Museum, where we spent several enchanted hours. I particularly enjoyed Picasso's tribute to El Greco. And yes, just as we left the gates, we witnessed a knife fight in this very street!
And that's the W Hotel, seen from the cable car. I was hot and bothered and not in the mood to take pictures ( an hour long wait for a measly 10 minute ride), but the W looked pretty interesting from this height. Reminded me of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
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Mubarak ho! Bollywood's Bahurani is in the family way! Great news. A rather puzzled foreigner asked me sweetly, " Is it traditional in Indian society for a father-in-law and not the husband to make such an announcement? Is it a part of the customs of a patriarchal society ?" I really didn't have the answer. But if any of you guys do.... enlighten the rest, please!

18 comments:

Sadiya Merchant said...

dey are all totally wowww! :)

Divya Virmani said...

Yup, the bahurani is preggers! And OMG, the news has literally striked the whole nation! Should've seen the tweets of the Bachchan family! WOW WOW...
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FrankieGoesToHyderabad said...

Yes, but we all want to know whether you met Mr Picasso or not! And if you did, was he involved in that knife fight?? I have heard that these modern artists can be really temperamental.

Daniel. I said...

Mad'm, I wish I traded places with you to see all the exotic locations you so easily have access to. But, I know you deserve it for all those years of toiling.

Anyway, the last lines...that of Mr. Bachchan declaring to the world of the new arrival... made me fall out of the chair. ;) good one.

Dreamlike said...

other famous Indian actresses (Karisma,Madhuri,Kajol..)also are proud mothers today but there was not so much hysteria around their pregnancy...thy didnt declare it also...its all about getting media attention for this family.Hope they dont sell media rights for this also like they did for their wedding snaps..just a thought!

Rama said...

More, More! Yeh dil maange More!

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Radhika Gupta said...

Amazing pics shobhaa.. :)
n yeah... seems like aishwariya's pregnancy has become a topic of national importance these days!!

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