Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, June 6, 2008
After a long time I saw a good tennis match today. Federer beats Monfils to enter the final of French Open 2008. Although Federer won, but not before local lad asking him many questions. But that's what makes Federer a champion, he wasn't completely in his elements, he wasn't really on song but still managed to win the match.
Now that Nadal has already made it to the finals, it will surely be a great contest to watch. Really looking forward to the finals. :)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Last week me, Harish & Sudhir went to Old Delhi. We took Delhi Metro to get to Chandni Chowk, the heart of Old Delhi. The idea was to visit weekly book market in Dariyaganj & Paratha (a kind of Indian bread stuffed with different vegetables & stuffings)shops in Parathe Waali Gali.
After getting out of metro station, we took one 'Rickshaw' to get to Dariyaganj.
This book market in Dariyaganj is very old & famous for its street book shops. This market has been there for more than 100 years I guess. Here you could find almost all kinds of books that you can think of & books that you cant even think of. Though I could not find anything for myself in the limited time that we had. Though I had nothing specific in my mind, but I did make a concious effort to find a book on Urdu Poet "Meer Taqi Meer". Just to mention here Meer is one the greatest Urdu poet of all times, he was from Delhi & lived here in late seventeenth century. Even the greatest Urdu poet ever lived, "Mirza Ghalib" kept a very high regard for Meer & once wrote,
रेखते के तुम्ही उस्ताद नहीं हो ग़ालिब
कहते हैं अगले ज़माने में कोई मीर भी था !!
(you are not the only master of Urdu poetry 'Ghalib', they say that in past, there lived some 'Meer' as well).
Coming back to our spree, after browsing through various book shops it was time to have lunch. So we headed towards parathe waali gali, we went in a famous shop that has been there since 1889. They are very famous & various photographs (showing some very big politicians, movie stars, bureaucrats ) & news paper cuttings posted on the walls only amplify this fact. As far as food is concerned, they make paratha almost out of every vegetable thing. They have around 30 different kinds of parathas on the menu. We had some 5-6 different types of them coupled with lassi (sweetened curd).
Food was good & then it was time for some roaming around....
To be continued............
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
~~ William Shakespeare in "Romeo & Juliet"~~