Monday, December 30, 2013

Get-together of the Savliwalas at Shalimar Restaurant with a gathering at my home

The great Indian vacation is going on nicely, indeed. Our trip to Malaysia and Singapore begins in a few days. Most of our shopping is over, though, with three fashionable women in the house, it never, really, is over. It just goes on ... 

The Savliwala cousins all gathered for lunch at the Shalimar Restaurant, Bhendi Bazaar yesterday. It was our turn to be the hosts (i.e. Nishrin and I), and we decided that we could do the best justice if we kept the lunch in the "Dastarkhwan" rooms of Shalimar. All the meniz members attended, including the Dubai-based Shabbir and Nishrin Savliwalas, whom I had informed just the day before about the get-together. Although Fatema and Shabbir Moonim were unable to attend the lunch, they joined us at our home for the after-lunch hospitality.

The after-lunch gathering went on for nearly three hours at our residence. Nishrin and I enjoyed the easy bantering, singing and dancing that many of the cousins indulged in. Fatema Moonim was the star of the evening; it was her birthday, and she looked great in a vermillion red silk top with floral designs reminiscent of Japanese kimonos. We had brought a mixed berry cake for her, and two more cakes were brought by some of the other cousins, so that all of us had a cake too much. We also had ice cream, some farsan, and tea. All in all, a great, well-spent evening. Here are some memories:

All in all, a great time was had by all.

1 comment:

Mandy Indonesia said...

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