Two hours of playing the tabla (Indian drums) with Bihu songs. These are songs popular in Assam (northeast India) – usually sung this time of the year (spring). My sister used to excel in this style – 30 years back. Last time I accompanied her on the tabla was 20 years back. How I wish she was here thus evening instead of half a world away….
Last week, my friend Roger Whitney said something that made a big impression on me. He said, “you make your wealth by working. You invest to protect the wealth.” Implication being if you are trying to be rich from your investments, better make that your full time job!! — withRoger Whitney at Key Bridge Marriott.
Rich Irony: My sister from a small town in Eastern India called me up in the middle of my office meetings (it is near midnight for her) because she is stuck with a question while teaching her fourth grader for next day tests – Which is Rajasthan’s Blue City? Not that I am an expert on Rajasthan – and she is acutely aware of it. But unlike her, I can access the internet in a second!!!! And that is exactly how I found out the answer 🙂 (she won’t buy my claims that I knew it anyways 🙂 🙂 )
At Woodruff Arts for Nikita’s Indian dance performance. She made me really proud. I don’t help in this part of her life but I am so happy that Sharmila does the running around so Niki can still keep some connection with Indian culture.
If you are around, I should be easy to spot. Of all the formally dressed people streaming in for the Symphony at 8, I am the one sitting in shorts and beach shirt with red wine 🙂 — at Alliance Theatre.
Half way to dropping Tasha at Duke University. She has packed more luggage than the whole family packed for the whole India trip for the same time!! Why do girls pack their entire life when they go somewhere? — at Paco’s Tacos & Tequila.
One advantage of going to the same place late in the evening for every Sunday date night is that all the bar staff, manager, waiters/waitresses even the chef comes and spends time with you!! That really feels like family. The rest if the patrons think we are really important 🙂 — withSharmila Roy at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails.