Monday, June 25, 2007

Jamai Shoshti

In Bengal, there is a tradition of something called Jamai Shoshti, where the son-in-law is fed special food and given gifts. On this day elders usually give the younger ones new clothes as well...
For the past four years, since our wedding, the husband and I have been away from my mother, hence ..she hasn't been able to do the needful personally. Usually , The husband and I have gone out to dinner at some fancy place and my mum's instructions would be to bill it to her. She would also send us new clothes and stuff...
This year we were in Delhi, so the day before, Mum arrived and gave Joy and me gifts, Joy got a blue checked shirt and I a lovely white and blue salwar kameez. When I asked about the husband, ma told me that they had already spoken... and he had requested her not to give him yet another set of clothes , but a book instead..... so she was very happy...( The husband and my mother are made from the same mould) The husband has gone and prebooked his copy of Harry Potters next... the number.....I can't remember....am not into it...
She then informed me that we should all be ready the next day for breakfast... it seems she had discovered this new breakfast buffet... and that would be her Jamai Shoshti treat....
So the next day, when the husband saw his son looking debonair in his new clothes... he went and found an outfit similar to his sons.....
Don't they look adorable....


Father and son team up in cool blues and khakis



Joy and me also dressed in new clothes

We went to C.P. so that the husband could go to work after breakfast and my brother would bring us all back....
For all those Delhiites.... who remember the old Nirulas in C.P.... well it closed down some time back.... and I was one of hose people who was quite sad ..when I heard ..It used to be our regular hangout after college.... we would go and share one HCF ( Hot chocolate fudge) between the four of us.... it used to be expensive back then.... around 50 bucks... and am talking ten years ago.....as students the only ways we could afford it was when and if we shared it .....
Anways, the good news is that it has reopened...it's in the outer circle just at the point where KG marg hits CP , above Amber Restaurant.....Its all new... open and airy... very nicely done up.... its got all their five separate eateries all under one roof.....called Nirulas Pot Pourri .
The other day we had tried the lunch salad buffet.....
I tell you ten years ago,, it used to cost Rs.105/- ...once about five years ago.... when I had been there the salad buffet had gone up to rs.120/-...I often usd to wonder why they couldn't increse the prices properly....( the were following the Petercat model...according the husband... where the price of the famouse chelo kebab had gone up from 80 bucks to 105 bucks over ten years....)
Anyways, it seems Nirulas Pot Pourri had started a breakfast buffet... and as a family we prefer breakfasts.. to any other meal....so it seemed ideal for the Jamai Shoshti treat.
It was fabulous.... the food amazing, Joy behaving himself.... the weather good.... and we all spent quality family time together after quite sometime.....which was wonderful....
Thanks Ma for the lovely Jamai Shoshti treat.....

5 comments:

sims said...

Dipta and joy look too cute in matching outfits :)

SM said...

The 'blue' family looks cute!
I read about Nirula's Potpourri in the newspapaer a few days ago, I am raring to try out the breakfast menu there. I am not a foodie like u and your hubby but I am always on the lookout for places which a little kid friendly-not cramped, high chairs etc.

Mystic Margarita said...

Joy, his mom, and his dad look cute in matching blue outfits! :) Since our marriage, we've been abroad and missed five Jamai Shosthi's - my mom can't stop lamenting about this! So I understand how happy your mother must have been to have you and your family around this year. :)

~nm said...

Joy looks sooooooooo adorable! Great pictures of the blues team! :D

BTW, isn't that new Maruti SX4 you got there? We have to buy a car for us too and SX4 tops our list as that one is still affordable. WOuld haev loved to buy honda city..I think its toooooooo sexy..but too sexy for the pocket too :P

P.S I just added your blog to the links on my blog about my boy!

itchingtowrite said...

cute... colleauges in my office used to wait for the jamai shashti treat ...