Returned from Chennai exhausted. It was a whirlwind shopping trip - it was very hot,
humid and very crowded. I did not know until I hit the shops that it was sale time.
Aadi is very big in Chennai - not at all in Sri Lanka - amongst Hindus that is, so it took me unawares. I was delighted of course with the discounts!!!
3 years ago my favourite shop was Pothy's - it was under construction at the time. The shop was enormous at the time and seemed to have the widest range of saris, and churidars ever. Now it is ginormous. It covers saris, churidars, lehngas (all forms of dress for those of you who dont know), mens wear of every color and style - ethnic and western, children's wear of every kind, jewellery of every imaginable kind
and so much more. I finally spent the whole day at Pothy's and collected practically
everything needed for the bride, the groom, the priests, the page boys, the bridesmaids in fact for everyone including myself!
My shopping at Landmark - the bookshop of Chennai - was for just an hour and it had to be a quick choice. I went for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Sarah Waters Affinity and someone whom I have wanted to read for a very long time Roopa Farooki and her book Corner Shop.
Reading of course is on the backburner right now, though I am visiting blogs and reading through book reviews. Hopefully I will get back to my books and to my quilting soon.
Thought for the day - "So now I have another criterion by which to assess fiction, after building up a collection of them over many years. Or perhaps they simply categorise it. ...
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