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Monday, May 24, 2004

Weekend Diary.

Saturday: Went to Kachiguda station at 05:00 am to receive Parul and Abhishek from Bangalore. Felt good to be awake early in the morning. Came to office for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Went to 'Durgam Cheruvu' lake in the evening.

While at the lake, I received a call from Punit and got to know about his great start! He has got a very good start in Pune. Congratulations Punit! Well Done! Wish You All the Best!
I felt very very happy on getting the news about Punit's job in Pune.

At the lake, we had to do with a mechanised boat-ride as it was late for the paddle boat-ride. I'll try the paddle boat some other time.

Went for dinner to 'Our Place' at Banjara Hills, Road No. 10. The food was alright. (I've got so used to eating outside food, eating at home is a change for me, rather than eating outside!:-)) We had the usual stuff. Soup, spring rolls, paneer, palak, methi, rumaali roti, butter naan etc. 'Our Place' is a Garden Restaurant.

The service is slow (guess that's the way at most of these upmarket places), plus we'd to wait for half an hour to get a table.

It's a nice place for an office outing with drinks where you can chat and then eat at leisure. I wouldn't suggest this place for a family outing. The service is slow, the food is nothing special to write about and the ambience although good is nothing extraordinary. I'd prefer a waterfall or lots of flowers rather than a lawn and Indian Classical playing in the background.

Dadi was tired after going to Durgam Cheruvu so she didn't come with us for dinner. Abhishek had got his friends Maitreya and Sasi alongwith him. So there were the ten of us. Achal, Arpee, Parul, Abhishek, Rupali (Parul's collegemate), Maitreya, Sasi, Nidhi (Arpee's sister), Shreya (Nidhi's friend) and I. We ordered for dinner at around 10:00 and were done by 12:15 a.m.

Sunday: Started at 07:30 am to drop Nidhi and Shreya to Osmania University for their entrance exam. It is almost 20 kms from our place. Had Chai and samosa with Achal, (after a longtime) at the cafe near ABC. Were at home in the afternoon. Evening went to Kachiguda station to see-off Parul & Abhishek (another ride of 20 kms). Had ice-cream for dinner. Were too tired plus didn't want Arpee to cook after two days of lot of work for her. So we went to Melting Moments for 'dinner'. Had a three scoop Sundae and then Chocolate Cake with ice-cream. I like that item. Next time I go there, I'll have cake and ice-cream.

This morning went to drop Shreya at the airport and while coming out of the airport parking had to pay Rs. 100/- fine. I didn't have the PUC certificate. A good start to a Monday morning!