March 17, 2008

Weakend

We were at Mathura on Saturday, trying to pep up an elderly relative couple's life. I should clarify I mean Mathura Restaurant, at Tarapore Towers on Mount Road. Each time I go there, the lighting to me is reminiscent of a very shady bar ideal for some hanky panky. But the old Thanjavur paintings and the highly decorative pooja space alters that perception. Anush loved the corn(y) soup which was only a few healthy steps away from the Rajdhani excuse of a soup. The food was decent and the service extremely good. The noise levels were deafening though.

Soon after, we visited the quietest and most forlorn looking Rasi Silks ( they have a discount sale on) and found a beautiful pattu paavadai for Anush. She was very vocal in her choice" Amma Anushka doesn't want red paavadai - only silver grey" I could not convince her otherwise.


Poompuhar has an exhibition of paintings and we procured a lovely ethnic mirror with a painted frame and a Ravi Varma print- Milkmaid. I like this style called Kerala Mural but I want a painting not a reprint. Should check with an art school in Kerala maybe....and that is why the post title- completely weakened with desire for these paintings.


Sunday we went for a vallakaapu ceremony in the building and Anush and another kid managed to scratch themselves, in no time, with the glass bangles given to them. I hope better sense prevails and children are given metal or plastic bangles instead. ( which is what I had done)

Visited Noodle House and French loaf also over the weekend ( the new Velachery branch ) Heavy non veg smell in the soup but they were very prompt in replacing it. Another bowl of soup relished by Anushka. Darsaan was excellent.

As a veggie mom , I wonder if we should let her try some non veg. Navy is against it but I wonder, why not? Atleast fish, since it is supposed to be so good for health.

10 comments:

Lavs said...

We gave only metal bangles for the kid during my ceremony. Not that we had the gyan in advance!!

Little girls are known to break bangles (sometimes even big girls like me)..hence my mom wanted to buy only metal bangles...

I have always felt that Mathura looks too dingy for words..Thankfully some one else feels the same way.

Alan said...

Fish are excellent and good for you. The fresher the better, which is why we catch our own as often as possible (blantent plug for latest post).

choxbox said...

beautiful painting..

Itchingtowrite said...

go for the non veg- she will thank u for it!!! biased opinion though
i seem to remember that anush's dad is very much a tandoori chicken eater!!! ha ha

Itchingtowrite said...

forlorn looking rasi silk - ha ha!!

artnavy said...

lavs- great minds:-))

choxbox- i loved this pinting on first sight

itchy- LOL

alan- loved ur namesake etc post

Amimu said...

If you are a vegetarian, why do you want to go to non-veg? I see many people even in US going vegetarians, and some of my American friends are purely vegetarians and relish Indian veg foods. One of my friend told me he wished his mom were Indian, but is Italian. Religious point aside, just consider the pain you inflict to animals like fish when you take it out of water and starve it to death and eat. The way animals are killed in US is atrocious in slaughter houses. Life is precious. Let us value it...

Amimu said...

regarding pattu pavatai, our daughter also has a huge craze for it, and when we visit Chennai this time, she collected several ones. A pink one is turning out to be her favorite now. The old pattu pavatais ones becomes daily dress for her...

artnavy said...

amimu- i do not wish to go non veg- i cannot accept it at all- definitely not at home at least

but if it is natural and healthy i would like for Anush not to have hang ups

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