Saturday, April 23, 2005

Crumbs of Delhi life...

A holiday is a holiday is a holiday. We had quite a lot of plans to spend time on Friday, and I'm satisfied with the way it went. After a lot of vacillations, we decided to postpone the movie and the trips to Gurgaon, Q. Minar, Red Fort and India gate. We decided on one of our regulars - strolls around famous market places to find something interesting, to try out something new.

We first went to the Old Fort - aptly named 'Purana Qila', as the zoo nearby was closed. After a vain stroll of 1 km looking at closed architectural monuments, we decided on Janpath. We reached the place in 15 mins and I was impressed right from the very beginning. Janpath was full of shops catering mostly to upmarket and foreign customers. The whole place has an awesome aura, aroma and a pretty captivating ambience. All the products - brass items, souvenirs, T-shirts etc had a stamp of different cultures (Indian, Tibetan etc) in it and that gave us a very good experience. I was completely amazed. I also purchased a fixed price (and hopefully cool looking) Kurta.

We then went to one of our 'regulars' (visited twice already!) - Palika bazaar for getting some movie DVDs. The Delhi contribution to my movie collection has grown up by 19 after the purchases today. The purchase includes a 4 movie Clint Eastwood collection. Well guys, you got to wait till we get to Indore to see them. :)

Next on line was again one of our 'regulars' - Connaught Place. CP never stops to keep me captivated. Ofcourse, we did try some of the pastries at the Wengers and then the full meal at Wimpys. I liked McDonalds better coz it doesn't smell like Wimpys.

I also completed 'Diaries of a young girl - Anne Frank' two days back. The book finally delivered what it promised. The last 20 pages of the book were really powerful and moving. I got a bit fed up in the middle of the book due to too much of references about her intricate love life etc. Afterall it was her personal diary and although it is a world famous book now, it was irking me somewhere in the corner when reading about those intimately personal stuff. But on reflection, everything seems to fall in place. The umpteen references to her personal life pretty much gets us to understand about her completely and when the book comes to a close, that understanding is what makes us empathize with her, to put us in her shoes and view the world. My verdict: A must read for anyone who's even a bit interested in life during times of war.

Rest later...

5 Comments:

At Saturday, April 23, 2005 9:37:00 PM, Blogger rohit kaul said...

hey its gud u r enjoying DELHI...my Delhi:D....hope to catch u at CP sumtime..and if i miss ya there IIM I toh hai hi:D..

adios
rohit

 
At Wednesday, April 27, 2005 7:44:00 PM, Anonymous LI said...

Hi Govar ,
U can get the relative pricing of digicams from amazon
How is ur sumers going?

 
At Friday, April 29, 2005 4:24:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

Hey Rohit, yeah, njoing summers. Congrats for L.

 
At Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:17:00 AM, Anonymous chandoo said...

no sound... wassup? too much of work or what?

 
At Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:20:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

Work? Me? U gotta be kidding! :) Post is on the way... :)

 

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