Monday, April 2, 2012

Oye! Oman....









Prizes for anybody guessing the identity of the guy in shorts. Yes, the one with the knobby knees. Hint : He was in David Lean's " A Passage to India,". We were off on our dolphin watch and as you can tell, only some of us had the gear for it. That's Nandita Das with her solemn son named Rihaan (?). Though, I thought she'd named him Vivaan, after the famous painter who is also her father, Jatin Das' friend. The lovely young girl in yellow is Saba, Saif Ali Khan's sister.
The rest of the images are of the magnificent Al -Bustan Palace Hotel, which was built by the popular Sultan of Oman for Kings and Heads of State during the GCC summit in Oman. The 9th floor continues to be reserved for royalty.The red Chrysler was our car during the stay, and I really flipped for it. Car fanatics laughed at me and said it is no match for the Mercedes or BMW in terms of price or engineering. So what? It was wide bodied and super comfortable. I hope Chrysler launches in India soon. They have one customer - me! The last image is my favourite. I took it near the famous Muttrah Souk, where we bought colorful caftans and Omani scarves. As must be pretty obvious, we had a relaxed and enjoyable time in Muscat.

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Ambika said...

The man with wobbly knees is Victor Banerjee

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Another Kiran In NYC said...

Bengalis by birth or association on parade!

That is Victor Bannerjee? No kidding! I would never have recognised him. The tortured young poet look of youth is gone. He looks cheery and definately part of the establishment now.

That is an awesome looking pool.

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However irrelevant it may sound...But i liked your kurta (dress) :)

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sahil said...

Hi Shobhaa

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Regards

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maxqnz said...

Nandita's son is Vihaan - I'm a HUGE fan of Nandita and love that his name means "Dawn", which happens to be my wife's name. :)

Tushar said...

The Third image is my favorite.

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