Thursday, June 15, 2006

Of Shopping, Hyderabadi Biryani and "The Angrez"

Aaha, Awesome. Am back in Hyderabad after a long five and a half month semester and the last few days have been great.This is the first time that none of my friends are in Hyderabad during my short stay here. My elder sister came down to see me along with her two lil daughters Sneha and Srija. The first few days with them was fun except that i had to watch Pogo and Cartoon network all day with Sneha while the cute one and a half year old Srija pulled my spectacles and made weird shapes out of it. She made what she thought was a spoon, then a long snake and then two shorter snakes. So,my poor spectacles is now no more.

Third day was even more eventful. I accompanied my sister for her shopping. I didn't know what she was going to shop, but agreed to accompany her nevertheless. First we went to this shop named Meetal matching centre. Gals staying in and around chikkadpally should know it, perhaps. What a place to visit i thought . There were all these gals and women shopping for their matching blouses , pretty coats [:P] etc etc and here i was, the lone man standing in the crowd confused. It doesn't stop there. I have to give my opinon on the green blouse piece with golden peacocks on it. I told my sis that it was good and it would go well with her saree. She doesn't like it because the peacock's beak, it seems is too long for her liking. Beak?? Too long??. ..Ayyyyaaadddaaa... . Now you know why shopping with a gal is not easy. You will have seven shades of green and yellow to choose from.Twenty two types of birds to choose.Four types of the bird's feathers. Phew!! choosing the right option in CAT is easier. Next was the jewellery store , then the school uniforms for Sneha and then finally the Vegetable Mandi. Quite a shopping it was.

How can you leave Hyderabad without having it's chicken biryani. Bawarchi- not one more time i thought and the next day i was on a lookout for a Hyderabadi restaurant i have not visited. Ironically,i have not been to 'Cafe Bahar' a very famous restaurant or cafe (whatever you may choose to call it) very close to my place in Himayatnagar.So went to Cafe Bahar had nice dinner with chicken,pan and all. The Miyas there were great. Miyas i mean, the waiters. They wont respond to anything like "excuse me" and "waiter".Only "Miya" will work. Lovely you see.You get the feel of Hyderabad when you say that-Proudly Hyderabadi.

Next on my agenda was to buy myself a new pair of shoes. The previous ones were stolen u see.Thought i should replace an Adidas with an Adidas.Was off to the Banjara hills Adidas show room and was done with the shopping within fifteen minutes. It would have taken a fortnight had i my sister accompanied me. She would have complained about the logo perhaps -"The three slant lines don't look good. why aren't they straight??" .Thankgod i went alone and now i have my new pair of shoes.

Now the movies- For people who din't know ,"The Angrez" is a pakka Hyderabadi movie. The last time i was here, i watched this movie and i absolutely loved it. Funky Comedy, sexy lingo. All in all an awesome movie. I am trying to find a VCD of this movie in Hyderabad for the past one week and have not yet succeded. My friends want me to get Bawarchi biryani for them on my flight back to Ahmedabad on 22nd. I know for sure it would be more fun having bawarchi with "The Angrez" playing on screen in the hostel. So people in Hyderabad; if u know where i could get the VCD, please let me know.

I should be going now because i have booked tickets to watch movies back to back- 'Godavari' and 'Pokiri' . So, probably will back with their four-line-reviews. Ciao.

P.S:Dont mind the typos , the keyboard here in this net-centre is killing me.


chandu said...

Never go with girls....

err i meant only for shopping.

btw Miyaaan Bawarchi biryani nahi boolne ka.

Rahul said...

If you are using that net centre at ur home thn I must appreciate for your patience :D

Gogo get loads of biryani and Angrez :) Bidda mana college paruvu nilabettu biddaaa. CD lenidi malla adugu pettaku :p

n said...

"So,my poor spectacles is now no more."

That happens with my specs all the time too. kids seem to love 'em.