I had barely been back in the capital for 24 hours when Rodu suggested the following - lets go to TeeCee. My impassioned screams of "Nahin!" were ignored by the group of three, despite the fact that I was doing the driving (Note to self: Must never crib about Delhi roads/Drivers again). So we went to TeeCee - and because it was 'Media Night' the place was jam-packed. It seems Gaurav Sorel has been an expected benificiary of the media boom. I met him downstairs as he was trying to run back home (there was a distinct lack of oxygen in the place) and he was just smiling away about the business boost that media night had provided him. However, there weren't too many media sods around (unless you count adsales and PR guys as media) - even though I did end up meeting at least 15 people I hadn't met in a year, and many others I didn't want to meet.
Now despite what some people think of TeeCee (the only place that plays rock music in Delhi - now that The Mezz has finally sold out - damn the fact that the guy plays the same music day in and day out - the last new music I heard there was two years ago), and I must admit I also like the place - yesterday was a very bad idea. One beer in, I managed to persuade Rodu to leave, the other two didn't need much convincing. So went to this new joint at Saket called Bennigans - its a multinational chain a la TGIF or Ruby Tuesday, but the decor reminded me of a cheap lodge in Manali, too woody and it felt too old. But they did have good draught beer and the food - other than the glorified bread pakora that Rodu had wasn't terribly bad. In fact it was rather good. If only the place was a tad brighter.
Later Bobs joined us and after going through a round about conversation about the differences between Hentai, Anime, Manga et al (we still don't know the differences) and coming to the conclusion that the Japaanese have to be the single weirdest culture on the face of this planet (even though sometimes I think that us Indians - if we can be classified as a single culture that is - give them a run for their Yen).
Anyweay, I've done my TeeCee darshan, now to have some more fun. Bobs is jamming tonight, so I guess I'm headed back to Saket.
Now back to everyones fave topic - IIPM. Vivek Law on CNBC TV18/Awaaz is slowly 'uncovering' IIPM's worst kept secrets, and thanks to the work done by the army of bloggers, some of the better kept secrets are also coming out of the closet. I wonder if people at IIPM have begun to lose their jobs for pathetic fire-fighting abilities. I mean, these guys make the Bush administration's fire-fighting and PR abilities look good.