Monday, 18 January 2010

Marriage Bureau for the Dull and Untrusting

My local market, Greater Kailash 1's M Block Market (as opposed to Greater Kailash 1 N Block Market and Greater Kailash 2 M Block Market) is often known as the Womens Market, such is the proliferation of women's clothing shops, jewellery shops, lingerie outlets. Even thought it's convenient I dislike it immensely: it seems to be where the rudest of Delhi rude-ites converge, meet and gather in doorways, oblivious to the progress needs of neighbouring walkers. Nevertheless there's no end of amusement: watching pampered Delhi princesses (Jason calls them Pinkies, after the sister in Bend it Like Beckham) in their tight jeans and sunglasses, glowering as they swing their Chanel/Dior bags like a crowd-clearing baton; auntijis in tent-like salwar kameez, inspecting 30,000 rs sheer chiffon saris and long-suffering maids, trying to deflect the flying fists of the four-year-old charges they're clutching as they trail two feet behind the kid's parents.

And then this:

If you can't read it, under Special Services this sign lists: Events, Astro Advice, Photography, Personality Development, Detective Services.


Ramit Grover said...

Alright lady, here's the deal. I've been born and brought up in Delhi, and even I cannot come up with a more apt description of GK M block market shoppers. You're bang on correct!

Anonymous said...

ooohhh...I really love the sound of "personality development" services!! Sign up for it - go on, just so we can find out exactly what they do!