Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Hyderabad, Bangalore, Poona, Tirupati.
Kanchipuram saris and gold jewelry.
Sweat, sweat. Mehndi and makeup.
Piping hot coffee in a double steel cup.
Relatives and friends, faces and smiles.
Pats on the back for crossing the miles.
Good smells from the kitchen
Before getting out of bed
"Burgundy in your hair
And none on your forehead!!!"

Shopping, shopping, shopping
Talking, talking, talking
Eating, eating, eating
and then some more.
An Indian summer wedding
Has come knocking on my door.

Off to the Mothership. Will be back in a couple of weeks!


Anonymous sqrl/nt said...

wow! good for you! Enjoy your trip!! nd thats quite a few places you are visiting

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Ash said...

I am jealous !

Have loads of fun and hog on all the goodies :D

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another hiatus? :(

You will be missed,

2:02 PM  
Blogger thennavan said...

Lucky you Gabby. Bring back some banana chips and badam halwa:-)

2:45 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

Wow... I miss home! :((

2:57 PM  
Blogger Rhyncus said...

Stop over at Lagos if you can. :)
Safe Journey!
Ok, beam her up, Scotty!

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Zoheb said...

Have a nice wedding. Let us hope Mr. Gabby doesn't mind.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Patrix said...

Enjoy! we'll be expecting tons of stories after you are back though :)

3:51 PM  
Anonymous alpha said...

I know you will be pampered and fed, saali! Have a blast and come back with your Paris story.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Tan said...

Have loads of fun and grrreat food, Gabby!!

9:10 PM  
Blogger phatichar said...

mothership? errr...ummm, well, have fun :) Expect a hilarious 'kalyanam' account, no less..

9:20 PM  
Blogger visithra said...

Bon Voyage and enjoy the smells :p

9:26 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

Have a wonderful time! Will miss the posts.

9:31 PM  
Blogger shub said...

mothership?? motherhood
? err...no?!! :p have fun!!!

9:41 PM  
Blogger sanguine said...

you are coming to india ? when ? whr ?
have a safe trip and wonderful time here.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Miss Sea said...

Summer wedding in South India. God help u! :)


1:12 AM  
Blogger Khushee said...

Lucky you! Have a blast!

1:14 AM  
Blogger phatichar said...

Hey Gabby, did you say BANGALORE?!!! Do lemme know what dates you'll be here, maybe we can wave at each other if time permits. You could mail me at the email ID at my blog. Cheers!!

4:01 AM  
Blogger Peg said...

Can I come? :-{ Sounds like great fun!! Have a good one!! :-)

4:28 AM  
Blogger Sid said...

Something like that brewing in my househild tooo. Hope i get to quote your poem sometime soon. have a safe trip and enjoi

9:58 AM  
Blogger VC said...

"Burgundy in your hair
And none on your forehead!!!"

Care to elaborate???

10:58 AM  
Blogger Surinder said...

very nice :)

have fun :) ... enjoy the trip :)

12:15 PM  
Blogger Rash said...

"Burgundy in your hair
And none on your forehead!!!"

hehe! LOVED THAT! hear that a lot too. though the colour's gone long ago.

any chance you're visiting this area?

8:12 PM  
Blogger manuscrypts said...

suswagatam!! :)

5:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell me if you're stopping over at hyd!


10:41 AM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Coming to Hyderabad:) wonderful,welcome to the city boiling in heatwave;) have loada of fun and a wonderful time:)

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have fun:)...red

12:13 AM  
Anonymous GHost Rider said...

awesome ...... Have a blast ....

1:20 AM  
Blogger Twilight Fairy said...

Hey Enjoy urself!! u went there and I came this side :p.. which city are u in?

4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about announcements made in style :)

Loved the poem!


7:07 PM  
Blogger KJ said...

U just took a break & were off to paris & now u r back to 'mothership"
you are so luckyyyyy. enjoy urself. have a nice trip.
we are expecting many stories & pictures after you come back. Happy holidays. Cheers

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Neha said...

"Burgundy in your hair
And none on your forehead!!!"

ROTFL....YES, I get that too!

Neha (first time visitor, will be back!)

9:30 PM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

Yipee have fun.. am planning a short vacation too soon :)

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Piping hot coffee in a double steel cup"

you're a tamilian!??!

3:48 AM  
Blogger Arunima said...

have fun

11:36 PM  
Blogger thennavan said...

Gabby, I know you are right now enjoying yourself in Mera Bharat Mahaan. Have blogrolled you :-)

10:07 PM  
Blogger eM said...

Hello, excellent blog :)
My first visit, thought I'd say hello. Don't know if you'll see this under the avalanche of comments, but worth a shot at any rate, no? :)

6:25 AM  
Blogger :-) said...

welcome home :-)

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you home yet? are you home yet?

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was me Peggy!!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

????????????? :(

12:32 PM  
Blogger Rash said...

the mothership is keeping you I see :)

7:45 PM  
Blogger Santanu said...

Have a great trip!
I have a strong feeling that the summer wedding has turned into a monsoon wedding:-)
Waiting for your feedback on the feasts, I am linking you on my page.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Pradyot said...

though i m not sure if you will ever go through so many comments and reach this one.. but i had to tell you that i simply loved your blog. its insightful (with lines like: girls rarely share for input, they share because they can’t hold it in) along with humorous.

10:18 AM  
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8:26 PM  
Anonymous herhighness said...

Hey ,

When are you coming back


11:16 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

I'm back! I'm back! Jet-lagged and over-fed :)

LOL @ Zoheb's comment!

vc : What I meant is : I have burgundy or actually red streaks in my hair. But I rarely sport a bindi - which is quite a no-no for a married woman in South India.

em, pradyot, :), neha : Welcome! first time here I notice...will check out your blogs now...

thanks to the people who blogrolled me. It is a good thing, non?

5:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you noticed and responded! welcome home. that's a long post you have there.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops!! That was me Neha commenting before this.


2:32 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Neha, the post too long to tempt you to read it, huh?

I have been told it's a little too long and winding...:(...o well..try it if you can..& thanks for visiting!

3:20 AM  
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