February 19, 2007

The Weekend that was

Was in Ahmedabad on Friday. It was nice to visit the city where Navy and I met and studied and did other things for two years. That too on Anush's 1.5 yr bday. Ate at Swati a lovely veggie joint , had golgappas on the street. Shopped for mostly unnecessary yet much wanted clothes at Sanskriti ( near CTF, Panchvati)- a must do if you go to Ahmedabad. Missed visiting Gamti but will save it for the next Abad visit. And yes, to those of you who have not been there, you must visit to see how the city stands well despite the riots, couple of floods and the earthquake.

Saw Black Friday on Saturday. Excellent casting and wonderful performances. A little graphic in parts- but I do not think it could have been effective any other way. Wish the editing had been better- about half an hour too long. I was in Mumbai during the riots and had a friend under house arrest in her home for almost a week. Why? Because she was born Muslim. We saw a lot of tense moments and utter disbelief though our area was relatively safe. It is not a matter of being Hindu or Muslim or Christian etc- we need to be human first.

Caught India questions Amitabh on NDTV. He has so much elan. eg.
Question- "What will God tell you when you die?"
He said- "Welcome. I have been waiting for you a long time"

Red earth, pouring rain
Madhirakshi- A set old Tamil songs/ poems set to tune unconventionally by Anil on the piano and Sikkil doing the vocals. A rather monotonous but very mellifluous and soulful concert. Aruna Sairam also introduced Padam and oh she was wonderful in meeting her brief. And yes, Anush was wearing a kurti and looked so arty and behaved really well. Must have been the youngest patron of the arts at the venue.

14 comments:

The Mad Momma said...

oh i love the kurti.. she looks adorable..!

Hip Grandma said...

anush can you give me your kurti to wear?Just for 1 day please.Pleeeez!!you look soooo cuuute

Orchid said...

I had a post with the same title last week :)
You seem to be travelling quite a bit..have fun!
Will try to catch AB on youtube ...ha, my very own gateway to India!
"Mostly unnecessary yet much wanted"...how can that be I wonder ??
:)
..and congrats to you on Anush turning 18 mths...enjoy your li'l girl

nz said...

love the red polka dot frock and look at that kurti !

Just read your previous post too - last para was very touching. congrats for the 18 months :-)

Fuzzylogic said...

I'm so envious since you mentioned the golgappas!What would I not give to have some of them right now:)By the way Anushka looks so adorable in that kurti,the joys of dressing up girls:)She sat through the whole concert wow!she sure has the musical genes:)

starry nights said...

Love the Kurti Anushka is wearing.that embroidery on the white is so pretty.

artnavy said...

hipgmom- sure u can have it- it is from ur side of the country- calcutta to be precise

madmomma, starry, fuzzy, nz- thanks all

orchid- great minds think alike i guess:-)
u know the need vs want is like your shoes collection

apu said...

oh wow ! I wish i was in Ahmd...I havent been there since graduating ! And Anush is one musically inclined kid if she can sit through a concert !

itchingtowrite said...

oh, the joys of shppping, captured in the words unnecessary but wanted! and please, may i loan my sons to you to teach them how to behave? or atleast take them to the concerts u frequent so that they could channelise their musical inclinations to something other than karva pillai, jhalak dhikhlaja etc?

itchingtowrite said...

oh, the joys of shppping, captured in the words unnecessary but wanted! and please, may i loan my sons to you to teach them how to behave? or atleast take them to the concerts u frequent so that they could channelise their musical inclinations to something other than karva pillai, jhalak dhikhlaja etc?

Anonymous said...

Where do u buy those beautiful clothes? Anush looks adorable!
Btw, are you Tamilian?

artnavy said...

yes i am a tamilian- i buy clothes all over the counrty- chennai/ mumbai/ abad/ calcutta/ cochi, blore- wherever we travel

from footpaths to boutiques- shanti and naidu hall in chennai are fairly good

artnavy said...

apu- so much nostalgia on the trip i cannot tell u

itchy- sure i can take them to concerts- but u can hardly teach kids to be quiet- i am sure they will be if they enjoy the songs- it depends on the performance

mommyof2 said...

fun weekend:-)Anush is looking so cute:-)