And so it began. Bunny Singh, who has been in Delhi working as a slave for past few months, thought it would be a good idea to wake me up at 7. She was so excited to get her shoes, i mean to meet me that she couldn’t wait till I woke up. Yes her shoes, I will get to that in a bit. So she was going to get off work early and wanted to meet up in CP. I said whatever and went back to sleep. I was still recovering from last night’s drinking. I always forget that I don’t drink whisky 🙁
Woke up some time later. Had tea. Munched on Cookies. Showered. Had Lunch. Left.
Baba drove me to CP where we was to drop me off and go on to meet his fiancé. I was carrying a bright red jhola containing Bunny’s gym clothes and shoes. Oh yea I was supposed to get back to them.
One fine hot winter day back in mumbai, I received a distress call from Bunny. She hadn’t brought her shoes to Delhi and in the winter her feet were freezing because of that. Silly Wabbit! So I was instructed to open her locker at P******m, whose keys she had conveniently lost, and find her gym clothes and shoes in a bag that I was supposed to bring with me to Delhi.
It was not a simple request as you think! Imagine what are the odds of the airport security being suspicious of a guy who looks like me? High. What are the odds they make me open my suitcase? Very High. What would have they thought when they found gym clothes (probably sweaty too) and shoes of a girl who couldn’t be a day over 14, going by the clothes size? Ummm…use your own imagination! Would they have bought my story? Hell No! I would found my butt in the lock up till they finally tracked her down and made sure she was alive. It was a request that needed me to go out on a limb to help my friend and as usual I was up to it.
So I found myself standing in the middle of CP looking for Bunny and vice-versa. Called her up and asked her where she was. She told me. It didn’t help. She asked me where I was. Told her. Didn’t help her either. I asked her if she could see the LIC building, which is the biggest building in CP. Nope. WTF????? Unless she was still underground or she was not in CP at all, how was that possible?? Any way I told her to start walking towards one of the gates of the metro station and I started walking towards them too.
Finally we ran in to each other at gate number 6. I pointed out the LIC building and asked her how could she *NOT* see it. “Oh that! That was behind my back.”……..ARGH!!!!! Any way it was Wabbit and no one can get mad at Wabbit. We found a CCD where I finally handed over her bag and stuff to her and had a cup of Black Coffee. I don’t remember what she had.
Caffeinated, we walked around looking for, what else, Momos!!!! She wanted to eat Momos and nothing else but Momos. So I called up my friends and asked them where could I eat Momos in CP and got different answers and directions from everyone. Overloaded with information that I had gathered we started to walk. And we walked. And then we walked some more. Walking past the same stores again and again. Its a fucking circle! But we couldn’t find it. So we were hungry, tried and pissed.
To rub it in Satty called up and told me that they were all at Flavors in DefCol. Bunny had to get back before dark. She was staying in Noida and knowing how safe Delhi is for women I didn’t argue. So we took the metro to IP. My first trip on the Delhi Metro and boy is it awesome! Reminded me of the NY Subway. Neat Delhi, very neat. Now me wants one in Mumbai fast!
Got off at IP, got her an auto and sent her on her way and I headed to Defence Colony. Found Flavors. Satty asked me to pick up cigarettes for him so I had to walk a long way to find one shop! This would have never happened in Mumbai! In Mumbai you open your door and there is probably a guy standing there selling cigarettes.
Entered Flavors to find Tanno, Kabira and Satty sitting there with lots of empty plates and bottles on the table. I was starving ordered a Pepperoni pizza with bacon and beer. Next couple of hours just went by in jokes, food, beers and lots and lots of smoke. Had a cup of Black Coffee to wrap up the evening. I had to meet Baba by 8 pm at a Mall so we all left the place.
Satty dropped me on his Bike half way and then I took a rickshaw to the Mall. Met Baba, his fiancé B who shares her name with my BL aka boss and her friend. What a sweet sweet girl. WTF did she do to deserve Baba??? I mean yea Baba is a good guy but not *that* good. Lucky bastard. Had another cup of Black Coffee. Suddenly there was a huge commotion as a strange, fuzzy, and colourful creature walked in to the coffee shop and the waiters started fussing over it. B explained to me that it was a certain famous beautician SH who is known for selling herbal beauty products. Looking at her I wonder if they work at all.
Any way soon I left for the airport and reached Mumbai. yes that’s all i have to say about the flight. Nothing interesting happened on it dammit. Don’t be disappointed, there is a lot more to come. The night I and KurtNiravana had the worst of the worst luck, the day I trekked in National Park and Oh yea Dilli Diaries Sequel ;). Just you wait…