Archive for April, 2007

The Great India Place

Adnan and I went to a Mall in Noida today, called The Great India Place. It is the hugest Mall I have ever seen. It has massive shopping arcades with seas of shops of furniture, clothes, perfumes and what not. It is endless. I had a headache by the time we were out of that place.

Malls drive me giddy and I hate them. They lack character and are vulgar. The GIP is one of the many Malls that dot the NCR area. And every mall is packed with people shopping in a frenzy. Enough to drive even an ardent shopper like me crazy. I have my favorite market places in Delhi. I love Lajpat Nagar, GK- 2 ‘s N block, Khan Market, Dilli Haat and Jor Bagh markets very much. For me , they are the fine New Delhi bazaars where one can find whatever they are looking for and have a nice outing too.

You can find different kinds of people in all of these various markets. For example, Lajpat has the old Punjabi women haggling over the price of a dupatta, GK has the cute social workers adding to their Khadi wardrobe, Dilli Haat is full of students and Jor Bagh has my favorite ice tea shop while Khan Market has good book shops.

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Trip to Shimla

By coming soon, I meant the post is coming soon…. not a new trip to Shimla. Adnan and I had been to Shimla a few days back to attend my cousin’s wedding and spend some time with my family there. It was a great trip. We flew to Shimla for the first time and were there in an hour. Cutting short our journey by a good eight hours. I think we will always fly to Shimla now , although I must admit here that it is doing no good to global warming.

As usual , the weather back home was lovely and as ever. Shimla is the best in spring , which lasts only a few months but makes the town even more beautiful. It was a short yet wonderful week packed with mom’s cooking, family reunion, pahari dancing, long walks on the Mall road and catching up with old friends ( and gossip , of course).

I wish I can get a job back home for a year or so. It would be so nice to enjoy living in Shimla for another year and seeing my parents every day.

Out of the loop

Hello everybody! Ya I’ve been out and about since the last time I posted something here. It’s been a while. I’ve been traveling ( Nepal, Bangladesh, Kolkata, Lucknow…) and have fallen sick , got well, visited home and so much more. But now I’m back. Back to the phase of life where I can write blogs. I hope you guys will keeping watching this space. I have some fun stories to tell from the days that I was gone.

Peach Fizz – Easy summer drink at home

Sahba likes the Peach Fizz at The Kitchen in Khan Market. I decided to make it at home using things you can easily buy in the market in Delhi.

  1. Get the Tropicana brand Peach Twirl and a bottle of regular soda.
  2. Chill them.
  3. First pour 2 parts of the Peach Twirl in a glass
  4. Then add 1 part of the soda.

Sahba does not like it as sweet as I do. So she mixes almost equal parts of the Peach Twirl and soda. Give it a try. We both love it!

Abba’s short visit

Abba was visiting us for a very short period. He was in Delhi for less than a week on his way to China from Chicago. He just left.

I am very upset today. I think so is Sahba. However you have to learn to put the past behind you and move on. On days like these, I wish a friend lived in the neighborhood so that I could walk to his home & chat my blues away.