Am back after my Dilli trip (the second one in 2 weeks). This one was a whole lotta fun though. I did my usual air india roundabout trip and got in on Sat morning all groggy. Slept a bit and then joined Kau
(yet another nick, we all like this one - and it is derived from paantua, the Bong sweet) and Jiggy at CP. We got a few beers at DV8 before ending up at Q'BA. The latter we liked a lot. There's this nice terrace where you can enjoy the crisp Delhi evening air while you sip on the cocktails and there's a nice view of CP too. The food is good but for bhooke junta like us, the quantity ain't that great. So if you are like James and try and enjoy your each bite, there's not too many bites you are gonna manage if you also have Kau, Jiggy and me around! :) The last stop for the night was at Khan market where unfortunately we couldn't eat at Khan Chacha's but had to do with nice and yummy roomali rolls from the shop opposite to it. Jiggy was shopping for cola to extend his drinking sessions at home too. Thats where we said adios to him and James and I went to Kau's for the night. Caught a lil' of ManUtd beating Fulham 4-2.
Woke up to luchi and 'aloo'r chhechhki' (Bong potato preparation) and some chicken. Don't remember when I had that on Sunday! So was a nice surprise. We then went to DefCol to belt some kebabs (forgetting the name, its the one opposite to Moet's). Nice. Got home and went out again in the evening with Sonali. We caught up at the Gurgaon Turquoise Cottage. We did the vodka and red bulls and we talked. Everyone's getting married! Hmmm.
Monday morning was a total waste with me trying to get the indian airlines ticket. Was taking too long so I ditched it. Picked up a few dvds at Palika. North country, Aeon Flux, The Matador, Transamerica and couple of old Sophia Loren b/w flicks. Transamerica isn't working, grrr!
So it was evening and I headed to Hari Nagar for Gabbar's wedding, the reason I was down in Delhi. She looked nice and pretty with haajar jewellery. But I hadn't seen a bride like her who taps her feet to music while sitting on the stage. We discovered to our horror that the wedding was veg. How??? A punju wedding that was veg!! When did you go for one last time? Kau and Puntu decided we should not come to a wedding and not eat non-veg, so nonchalantly these two slipped into the wedding next door with me following cautiously. Soon I had a plate of Seekh kababs in front of me and I couldn't resist. That done with we slipped away again.
The 2 things we won't forget at the wedding (other than the seekh kabab that is) are the clown at Gabbar's wedding and the guy who had a full box of kulfi. We took some snaps and made the poor guy quite concious and he went and returned the whole box. Poor Kau was distraught!
Anyways that in not quite a nutshell was the whole trip. And we did learn that the Delhi Metro is good. Correction. Very good. Thanks to James. He is considering writing a letter to the Delhi Govt. for having such a good metro. Evidence? Read this
. And he also claimed that he fell into a vat of rasgoollas when he was a kid (at his grandpa's sweet shop). Surprisingly this 'trip' was both forward and backward, depending on which one he liked more while telling the story. Hmmm. I wonder if he tripped? Kau?