21 May 2011

Good Hair Day and Indian Coffee House

I use the pink one
I missed my swimming class and hopped over to Tina's Blue Heaven for a haircut last evening.  Getting a haircut is such an upper.  I feel 20 degrees smarter instantly.  Tina has a magic touch that makes your hair look feminine and cute, even if it is just a layered bob.  It was late already and there was no time to hang out in Sector 17.  So I just rushed over to Empire Stores to pick up some soap and shampoo.  I like Herbal Essences, but I couldn't find it on the shelves.  Disappointed, I pick up a Pantene which my son uses.  I will have to go to some other shop now.

I couldn't resist hopping into Indian Coffee House, I was hungry and a dosa-coffee looked appetising.  There is really something about this place that brings out my creativity.  I must go there sometime with a laptop, when I finally own one, that is.  There were a couple of boys seated opposite me, tucking into hot dogs and a strawberry shake.  I know I am being horrid, but it seemed so girly somehow, sipping a pink drink through a straw.

There is a motley crowd around me as usual.  A group of men in their fifties, suitably bald and overweight, being as rambunctious as they can get over cups of coffee; some shoppers clutching bags, looking tired and sorely in need of sustenance; the heretofore mentioned sippers of strawberry shake; a couple of other youngsters not sipping strawberry shake.

My coffee drunk, dosa eaten, half hour spent in contemplating my surroundings, I leave.

10 comments:

  1. This sounds like u had a relaxing time!!!! We went to India Coffee House in Simla! What yummy cutlets they had!!! There is something about the place which appeals to me. Have visIted one in Jabalpur as well. I guess it is the old worldy charm which works for me!

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  2. Lovely read! I always find your writing interesting - it is very earthy (in a positive sense). You should write more. :-)

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  3. Smita - ICH seems like it is frozen in time. That is what really appeals to me. That Shimla ICH on Mall Road is a favorite of mine.

    Raja - Thanks. I try to write as much as I can, but not hard enough. ;)

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  4. I too love coffee & Dosa, and fortunately/unfortunately I have reached the stage where I no longer need shampoo.
    "A group of men in their fifties, suitably bald and overweight" --- OK now I know where I am headed; at least hoping to be a cool dude like Feroz Khan in Welcome (LOL)

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  5. I am sure, Samir, you will outdo Feroz. (Yes, I am your friend and I have to say that) :D

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  6. ICH is such a iconic hangout..so many memories. ICH was a life savior when I was living in hostel.

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  7. I always feel we have started aping the west to such an extent that we have even started accepting their culture (or lack of it) as our own. I still remember the time when (70s and before) when (in cinema) boys holding hands had nothing to do with their sexual preference ... and was all to do with the fact that maybe they liked each other like brothers .... ah well ... times change i guess :-)

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  8. It has spread all over the world. In our school guys and girls would go around (in identical pairs) arm in arm, or hands on shoulder. Now even such physicality between same sex is frowned upon.

    However, I just used the word 'girly'. the colour pink being kida girly. You agree with that or no?

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  9. Wow.. good post. I think you done really great work. Thank you.

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