day two // 2018

Last night we went out for dinner to Khalsa Dhaba, Phase 5, Mohali. We have been regularly going to this place for good 8-9 years now. A lot of things have changed in the past 8-9 years. Khalsa Dhaba’s interior too. They have even expanded from a single ground floor to three floors. Just to clear out, it is actually a proper restaurant. People usually add “dhaba” (meaning a roadside food stall) to their restaurant name because

  1. it screams culture – North India is full of dhabas
  2. no taxes (at least that’s what I have heard from the pre-GST period)

Three things at Khalsa Dhaba have actually not changed even a bit

  1. their staff
  2. the taste of their delicious food
  3. fastest inside a restaurant service

From ordering to food being served to our table – 4 minutes! And at times they can do better. And it was really delicious. For dessert, we had Gulab Jamuna. Again delicious and hot!

At lunch and dinner peak hours, there are so many people at Khalsa Dhaba. I guess there would be a day soon that you would need to make a prior reservation for the place to eat at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. But they won’t let this happen. They serve food very fast. And hot. And tasty.

Today wasn’t much fun. I did not go out to cycle today. My partner’s not well. Get well soon! I called some of my friends in the evening to wish them for New Year. The calls go long! Because there is so much to share. Nikita isn’t well too. Get well soon girl!

Tonight, I would be going to again start reading The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. I started reading it a week back but with the school farewell and the New Year, I did not read it in between. Though it is about building a business when there are no easy answers, the things Ben tells us about could actually be generalised for living in this world. At least that’s what I think about after reading the first 4 chapters. I am statistics over calculus.

Wasim Jaffer is a really inspiring man for me. Most runs in the Ranji Trophy, 9 title wins, captained in 2 of them. Turning 40 in two months. And still scoring runs. This year contributing to Vidarbha’s first title in 61 seasons. Not only scoring runs but helping greatly to create the atmosphere, being the senior most player. He says – “I don’t know anything other than playing cricket”. I am actually trying to realise – what’s my one thing. I am a try-everything-out kind of person. But it doesn’t help much.

A lot of birthdays this month! And a lot of exams coming up too. It would be tough to create a balance. It did not feel good today. Hopefully, tomorrow would be better. Hope.

Shihemi nesër!

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