Saturday, January 12, 2013

With the beautiful Atika Gupta who works with the Oxford University Press, at the Apeejay Kolkata Lit Fest, which I greatly enjoyed.Didi wants to transform Kolkata into London! Well, she succeeded with the weather. It was freezing1 The coldest winter in Kolkata in 40 years! The dahlias were in full bloom but I failed to buy some from New Market as the florists there didn't stock any! Why????
 I saw the most gorgeous variety blooming happily on the magnificent lawns of Shirin and Priti Paul's stunning mansion at Alipore. Also in Rakhi and Aveek Sarkar's garden in Ballygunj.Blessed are the cities that enjoy seasons! All this in retrospect. When I was shivering inside the incredible Victoria's Memorial, where the inaugural function was held ( under Warren Hasting's statue), all I could think of was a hot bath in a warm room! Terrible! Especially since the keynote address was being delivered by Shyam Benegal and it covered 100 years of cinema!

13 comments:

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Pooja Rathore said...

2 Beautiful women- nice pic.

Ravi Patel said...

And by the way, on the question of bores, the award for the ultimate bore goes to this pompous, conceited and mediocre 'upper'- class triviality Shobha De, the unabashed purveyor of low- class trash!

Madhu said...

Get over it Ravi Patel. You are jealous of her. Don't deny it. It proves that you took time to comment; which you wouldn't have if you really thought she was a bore.

Ms De, you rock.

obssesor said...

If she lets Kolkata be and not turn into a Patna its more than enough.

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Ravi Patel said...

My dear Madhuben ( hope me using the affectionate Guju term ben does not offend you. Never know in these days of maha kalyug, anything Guju is anathema to so many Indians with a diseased mindset. ) jealous of Shobhaben is the last thing I would be. You do not know me or my family and what we are and what we do, so I will pass this one of yours.
One can turn your argument on the bore thing on it's head and ask Gucci Gucci Shobhaben the same question, why do you follow and write on Narendrabhai Modi, unless the 'sainted' lady is interested in this great man? Sometimes one follows others not because one finds them interesting but because they are your foes or enemies and you keep track of them and challenge them.

My warmest wishes to you MadhuBEN!

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