Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lead India, chilling out and Arthur's Theme

  1. Times Of India's Independence Day special edition is a treat for the readers. They publish a supplement chronicling the achievements of 60 of India's 'movers' - 60 people who, in the 60 years of India's independence, have shaped the nation to become what it is, in various walks of life - politics, science, culture, business, sports... There's plenty in there to read. TOI has also started a 'Lead India Campaign', where they want people in the age group of 25 - 40 from non-political backgrounds to come forward with project plans for a better India. Its a contest, and he that wins will be launched into a political career... Sounds interesting.
  2. I have a totally chilled out day. I watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (that has to be the best Harry Potter book!), then I read Ptolemy's Gate for a couple of hours and then go for a walk in the evening... I already feel recharged.
  3. Having a very elegant and sumptuous dinner at Arthur's Theme, a french restaurant in Koregaon Park. For a change I'm a vegetarian, so I go there expecting to be disappointed by the food, but I'm pleasantly surprised! The casserole I order is delicious... I'm so full when we walk out, I have to loosen my belt...

11 comments:

aparna k. said...

Since you haven't, let me finish the last sentence for you:

"I'm so full when we walk out, I have to loosen my belt...sized 38 :-D"

(Sweets, if you want to reply to this comment, i would rather you use my personal email :-) Pulease :-))

p.s. And yes, if you want to know how I got to know when and how 39 reduced to 38, he he he...it's all Pallu girl...Pallu :-)

Rashmi said...

Oh Hullo! Pallu definitely needs a spanking, but it won't hurt her as much as it will hurt u... so u better be careful about what u write on public forums! hmmmppphhh!!!

aparna k. said...

ha ha ha :-) 'public forum'..you said 'public forum' ha ha ha...someone please try and stop me from laughing...ha ha ha...too funny!!!

It's a 'family blog.' Only readers to our credit - You, me and perhaps our forefathers in heaven :D

Manjiri said...

hmmm...size 38 :P

Rashmi said...

Aparna, here's proof of more readership! AND, its not a coerced one! So there... phhhbbbbtttttt :P

Manjiri, the list of people who deserve a spanking goes on increasing...

aparna k. said...

okay okay...agreed...there is ONE more reader to the blog :-) But that still keeps our total readership to 4 and three-quarters... :-) in true HP speak.

And yeah yeah...I know you probably treated Manjiri to a nice blue nile biriyani. Isn't that true, Manjiri?

Rashmi said...

What crap! Manjiri lives in B'lore! So no Blue Nile for her... (maybe a promise of free tkts to Sawai Gandhrva music festival, if she does manage to say something genuinely nice about me!)

Manjiri said...

Where is the Blue Nile do I get to visit it when I am in Pune for the Sawaai?

Rashmi said...

The Blue Nile is a famous old Irani restaurant in Camp, near MG road. They serve the most awesome chicken and mutton biryanis and kebabs... and sure, we can go there.. I'm always ready to go to Blue Nile!

Manjiri said...

Chicken, mutton and kebabs have chickened me out...you forget that I don't eat anything with a face...so now I am free to trouble you about size 38 ..hehe...
Think of some other things to tempt me :P

Rashmi said...

Well, I never mentioned Blue Nile in the first place... Aparna did... I had made an altogether different offer... too bad you didn't notice it!