Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010


It was an exciting Sunday. A little over ten in the morning my wife and I headed for Narendrapur for a rather remote village to keep an invitation for lunch. Mr. Sunil Raychowdhury had invited us. The weather was simply divine. The place was called Chandramallika and it had 2 ponds, one larger than the other. We reached there at about 11.30am and I immediately sat to down with others for chatting. Wonder what all topics do we have in common to talk about! Whether it was the Roman Emperor Caligula or the Caliph of Baghdad or a very mundane person from Burdwan: all were rightly toasted for their unique contribution to our entertainment. There was plenty of Royal Challenge whiskey to enliven our discussion with snacks in tow.

We had a sumptuous lunch with fish curry and polao, followed by chilly chicken. There were sweet dishes too.

My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time, and we headed home after wishing our hosts the very best wishes for the New Year.