Saturday, October 31, 2009


Best meals over the last month...
Luchi, alu dom, chingri malai curry and garam jalebis at the Bengali Association, Navami night. Stands out for the cheerful abandon with which C and me took to the crowded stalls, threw hygiene(!) to the winds :) And also the size of the prawns....Jai Durga! Much regret that we ran out of money (and patience to queue up at the stalls) ..the rasgullas were a miss :(
Final darshan at the Koramangala pandal followed by lunch at The Esplanade. Luchi(again) cholar dal, bhetki fry, mishti doi and a few predictable varieties of prawn and meat. (food quite over-hyped, could have been better) Stands out simply for the company. An awesome drive in cool drizzling weather and a halt for cold coffee on the way back. And lots of goofy humour :)
More Bong food at Oh! Calcutta the following weekend..this one thankfully was all that a Bengali meal should be. Rice with masoor dal, papad and sweet chutney, fried rice, chicken/fish salad, lau chingri and a bowl of nolen goorer payesh(kheer with a special kind of jaggery) I shall not omit to mention the humble sheem chochori, which managed to hold its own against the more popular meat/fish preparations. (I should probably add explanatory notes for the non-bengalis..will definitely post one in the comments)
Random helpings of dahi wada and malpua at home over Diwali, whatever the meal. Stands out for Mamma's magic touch..
Luchi(again!) and korma( made by yours truly) and kheer (canyoubelieveit, me again!) amongst other things for the traditional Diwali dinner..a quiet family time.
A spicy Maharashtrian brinjal preparation with chapati, grated salad, spicy pulav and gulab jamuns for Sunday lunch at home..made memorable by Dev Anand's songs and Papa's reminisces :)
Chanda's farewell dinner...I do not remember what we ate but vodka was on the menu. And a happy time was had by all :)

Monday, October 5, 2009


Disclaimer: The following post is based on astute observations on numerous groom profiles which I have had the (mis)fortune to read. A sense of humour is advised :)

In the profile: I believe in simple living, high thinking....
In his mind: I have no clue what to say for myself and this sounds cool. Plus, that other guy had it on his profile..

ITP: I am looking for someone who can achieve a perfect balance between home and work...
IHM: I am looking for superwoman! (only , i dont know it yet :p)

ITP: I would like my wife to devote time to her children after marriage...A mother has an important role in developing a child's personality...blah blah..
IHM: I, of course, have no role in this whole process.Yay!

ITP: I am modern and liberal but believe in traditional customs and values.
IHM: I'd rather play it safe..don't wanna upset anyone here..hehe

ITP: I am perfect!- (Yeah..the very same words, I kid you not!)
IHM: I am! Really! no..?

ITP: The girl should be goodlooking, tall, slim and fair.
IHM: I'm anyway Tom Cruise incarnate..

ITP:Looks aren't important.
IHM: As long as I haven't seen your picture..

(courtsey: guys on matrimonials..thanks fellas :) )