|Mallika's keema-pao party: Too much for too few|
Gupta was nevertheless there itching for a fight, even as he had an appointment to keep at VT Station at 10:00 a.m. He hung around for a while – even participated in the first laughter round – and then, upon seeing no sign of Shekhawat, went away disappointed. Ultimately, Razia Khan led the rail gaadi round with just Jagmohan Papneja, Dilip Babani and Mumtaz Jahan behind.
The diminished turnout today created a problem of a different kind for Mallika Kagzi. She wanted to host a reception of sorts for the Mahabaleshwar group and expecting a full house, she had laid out a full spread -- mutton keema, potato curry, pao and tea for 40 people. Not one to take back anything, she got the 15-odd present this morning to consume the whole lot. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the day were done at one shot.