December 11, 2006

Subway to Heaven


Was in Delhi on work. On the return journey, met the lady who runs Subway in Chennai. She began with the one in Spencers and now has the Nungambakkam, T Nagar and the Besant Nagar ones under her. I could not resist giving her gyaan- about opening a branch in ECR/ OMR or Velachery. Expounded on a dessert called Chocolate sizzler ( available in Bombay Blues in Mumbai). Lamented the lack of consistent quality between the various Subways across different cities and in Chennai itself. Also told her how I craved for Subs when pregnant and could devour two in one go.

She was rather patient and welcomed my suggestions. Poor thing, little choice she had, being in the middle seat of a rather full flight.

Took Anush to the Elliots Beach. Early part of the morning, it was nice and cool. She enjoyed herself as long as she was not in the water. She needs to grow up a little said Navy. I think a few more visits and she will grow to like the beach. All my memories of the beach since childhood have been exciting and pleasant. Hope she follows suit.

Saw 36, China Town. A whodunit with a funny bone. The second half is much better than the first half, which falls flat. The end is rather lacklsuture. But worth watching. Khosla ka Ghosla I expected would tickle me with Boman Irani and Anupam Kher in it. But it was too morbid and dark and livened up a little in the last few minutes. It paints the sordid picture of dubious land brokers who take in gullible senior citizens. The fight for justice and the measures adopted. The finale leads us to believe how it takes a con to get a con. Sad that there are no such “way-out”s in reality.

8 comments:

itchingtowrite said...

cute foto
ha ha subway- good memories I hav of there. used to do that a lot when i was carrying too
hey y the word verification?

artnavy said...

the last 2 posts have hajjaaar "viagra " stuff

Something to Say said...

sonny hated the beach too - on his first trip there. by trip no 3 - he was taking to the water like a fish - so keep taking Anush there.
Seriously, what do these Subway people put in their subs - I used to crave them too - when I was preggie. I always thot it was my mad bent for eating fresh veggies which was responsible. :)
yes, we likes 36 China Town too - good songs too. Tho I often wonder why Himesh Reshammiya has to sing so many of his compositions himself??

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

hi,
Do watch "Chup Chup Ke". I am sure it would tickle the funny bone...Its a nice movie...I think it got released few months back...Rajpal Yadav and Paresh Rawal rock in the movie!!!

Anonymous said...

Never tried Subways in India :) But yeah ECR/OMR will be a good place to have one.

Orchid said...

Art,
Me neither, never tried subways in India, that is....
Kids and water!!! A is not to fond of the beaches but loves swimming in pools
Thanks for the review on Khosla Ka Ghosla, "morbid and dark" eh?? maybe I will stay away form it

artnavy said...

Will keep taking Anush to the beach - she liked it the first time but not this tme- hopefully she will love it the next time

will see chup chup ke - thanks anusha

u r missing something if u do not go to subway in spencers

Anonymous said...

I dont have any memories of beaches...guess y?I have never been to one till this feb when i went to Mangalore...
I just dnt like 36 China Town, except for the songs..stupid ending...no commenst on Khosla ka Ghosla...also, no commenst on ur cravings for those Choco things u ate while pregnant... :D