Two weddings and a date

17th Feb: I reach Delhi. Milind was supposed to come to pick me up but he was sleeping! Shaji was there to pick us up. Unfortunately Samarth's flight was delayed by over two hours. Anyway, we roamed a bit in Gurgaon; went to Teletech and Flextronics and met some of our friends. Met most friends at SUnil's engagement ceremony. Besides family, we were the last to leave (henceforth coded LTL). At Four in the morning, I receive a call from Arun asking about flights and purchasing options. After some failed efforts, he bought the tickets. This was going to be a big surprise for everyone!

18th Feb: Went to Sunil's wedding. Met more friends. We spent about an hour outside the party socializing before we entered. Spent a considerable amount of time persuading Rahul (Menon) to come with us to Dehradoon for Samarth's marriage. Once again - LTL.

19th Feb: We were supposed to leave at around noon to go to Dehradoon. One car was supposed to pick Siddharth and the other car was supposed to pick pick up gifts for Samarth and Chivas Regal that he ordered and then go to pick Naveen. Unfortunately, it took some time to do all that and by the time we reached Noida, Naveen had to go to do some errands. Mr. Arun Salwan, never to miss an opportunity, called one of his innumerable lady friends, and set up a quick date! The quick date lasted for couple of hours and we finally managed to leave at 5! Without further incidents and some good driving by Shaji and Sudip and some expert navigation by yours truly, we reached Dehradoon at 11. Just in time to attend the tail of the cocktail party. After the party (LTL as usual), Samarth guided us to the guest house. After several loops of eight we finally reached Asha guest house. Our room had 12 beds in dormitory style, just perfect for us to chat. Everyone was too tired to chat, so we decided that we will call it a day and we shall wake up at noon the next day.

20th Feb: Surprisingly, we woke up at 9! Others who didn't were made to wake up. After a lot of chatting, we moved out. James took the morning train to Dehradoon and we went there to pick him up at the railway station. We roamed and shopped a bit in Rajpur road. In the evening, we got ready for the marriage and reached Hotel Madhuban at nine. It was a grand venue with lawn, hall, terrace and everything. Samarth was looking uncomfortable with his headgear and suit on. You can see for yourself in this pic.




Sitting: Anu and Samarth - the bride and the groom. Standing from right - Sudip, Shaji, Rahul, Siddhartha, Arobindo, Naveen, James, Arun and me.

The official complete photo collection is here.

By midnight, the crowd had thinned and we were on our way to be LTL ,when we decided that we should leave for Delhi. We left Dehradoon at around 1:30. Driving was difficult under the foggy conditions and oncoming traffic. We reached Delhi only in the morning.

5 comments:

Arun salwan said...

Well no doubt a well written blog. The Kiss thing. But I don't know why only my date is being exaggerated. First we reached Noida at 2:45 and we left Qwiky's at 3:45 so it is just one hour. That much time any gentlemen would give to a fine lady friend. Well check out mine blog friends for timepass reading.

Subhadip said...

Get your story straight Mr. Salwan:

You left Noida at 4:45, not 3:45. I agree though that much time any gentleman would give to a fine lady friend!

And where do you know this lady from? In your blog entry you have written she is a college friend; in the comment of the same blog entry, you say she is a school friend!

Why your story is being exxagerated? Well, it is not a story; it's a fact. There is no exxageration. It's being highlighted because there is no other story! Since the other loverboy Samarth got married, I doubt whether there will be any other story! Naveen is our only hope now! Naveen, give us a scoop!

Rahul said...

The blogs are well written...i wish I could write so well...

Cheers..
Rahul

~ | | OM | | ~ said...

dude...

now i feel that i did not miss Samy's marriage...

and i feel that missed his marriage..


dunno i should be happy about reading here here...

or should be sad about not being there :(

Subhadip said...

You missed and you were missed.