Tuesday, June 21, 2016

At Rajesh’s (Destination Infinity) wedding party

I know I am not regular at blogging these days and there isn’t a specific reason rather that a mild disturbance with health and mind-set but overall the hot and humid weather keeps me away from any activity and make me feel tired through the dry weather. Though the intense summer month has passed down, the radiation of heat continues to battle our part of the country and the late beginning of southwest monsoon doesn’t seems to help much rather downpour in southern districts. But when things were right on track; the cold began its activity and annoyed for some time until couple of days back make me uncertain could I able to attend the wedding party of my friend and fellow blogger Rajesh of DestinationInfinity.

Glad I felt better on Sunday and I reminded my parents and brother about the get-together two days earlier so that they could prepare for the evening. It wasn’t difficult for us reaching his place and being Sunday there was very less traffic on the road and as I learned he stays at ground floor house I was certain not to miss the chance greeting him in person. I was thinking about getting some gift for the newly wed, but I couldn’t conclude with an idea and my search on internet also didn’t give hand and there isn’t time to place an order in online too. So decided to present a chocolate box, as I thought it would be a safest way since no one would dislike chocolates and it only gives pleasure whoever let it be when the creamy layer melts inside can’t resist relish. Lol

Though he lives at ground floor, unfortunately I couldn’t enter his home due to couple of steps at their doorstep, but it wasn’t a matter to me because I am there to greet and share his happiness while he enters a beautiful phase of his life. Rajesh looked very smart and tucked in shirt and his wife Ramya in traditional attire (or perhaps their wedding suit) was beautiful and smiley. I was comfort with their porch and they treated us with juice as soon we enter and a light meal followed later. I didn’t expect him to arrange for an early dinner (about 6pm) at an unusual time, but we couldn’t say anything when the food container was already at hold. Many talk but very few act according to what they say or think and Rajesh is one of its kind and I know he’s health conscious and try anything which is healthy.

And why I am saying this is because what he organized for the dinner was Vegan food. I know he’s interested in vegan style and have attended events relevant to vegan and what he consumes have also transformed into millets. So no wonder he tied the difference and it also worked well. I really liked the items served in the container but the only thing was I couldn’t eat everything. The curd rice made with peanut milk, instead of dairy, tasted very good and wasn’t much different from the regular. And also the jiggery pongal was sweet enough along the main dish pulao, and it also contains chapatti kurma and couple of side dishes. We have been the first guest at the get-together but we couldn’t stay long to see many of them.

But glad I could meet another blogger friend Sandhya, known by many as Maradhi Manni, before we decide to move. Though I couldn’t talk with her rather greeting either, it was good enough at least happen to see the person behind the blog. Back to Rajesh, he’s one of my long-time friends in blogging and we have met couple of times at my home and I really like his cheerful and smiling attitude. And I am sure it’s going to be double, perhaps, joining with his wife who too has a smiling face and sure to be kind enough going to sustain their happiness and smiles throughout their lives. Wishing both a very happy, bright and beautiful married life! Congrats DI 

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations to your friends. so glad you were able to go celebrate with them.

Sandhya said...

Jeevan, I am sorry, I didn't wait longer to talk to you. Would have loved to talk to you and other friends of Chennai Bloggers club too. No excuses, I am really sorry. I had forgotten that you might not be able to come inside. My husband surprisingly had joined me and I wanted to be with him.

Rajesh and Ramya were looking at their best. She seems to be a happy person, always smiling. They are going to be happy together always.

As you say, we too could not relish the dinner so early, but tasted everything. Loved the chapaathis and currys. Curd rice was like normal curd rice. Thinai pongal also was tasty. This was the first vegan thaali for us!

Let us meet some other time again!

Jeevan said...

Sandhya – No problem friend and I could understand the situation... and no need to say sorry. We just happen to meet and I hope we would meet some other day, perhaps, along with Rajesh :) Glad we could accommodate him on the occasion and share his happiness. I feel same at the couple and agree with the vegan food. Really nice tasting the regular ones in different recipes... Thanks Rajesh

Destination Infinity said...

I am really glad you were able to make it on our special day. You and Sandhya are my long-term blogger buddies and am glad that all three of us were able to meet on this day :) Yours was one of the best gifts, along with Sandhya's thoughtful short story collection book :) I wish I had requested Maya to come inside too.. I feel for not doing that now!!

I am an aspiring vegan, and I am also passionate about organic/traditional foods like millets. I hope people will start adopting them more readily.

Destination Infinity

George said...

It sounds as if this was a wonderful event. I'm glad you were able to see a couple of blogging friends.

Lady Fi said...

I'm vegetarian and eat a lot of vegan food anyway - it's delicious!

Elsie Amata said...

So awesome you got to celebrate and meet with blogging buddies. And yes, chocolates was a fantastic gift. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Hope it continues.

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

It should have been a great experience . I am yet to attend few weddings back in India . Yet to book tickets .

Optimistic Existentialist said...

How wonderful to meet blogging friends!! I hope your health is better and I hope the heat subsides a little :) I do not like hot summers!

Devilish Angel said...

Rajesh and Ramya are lovely couple. I missed the wedding party. Glad you have attended it and met blog friends Jeevan...