Had fine vegetable biriyani for dinner today at my friend’s lake-facing home at an exclusive locality in Orlando. He then suggested that we go out to an Italian ice-cream / gelato outlet. It was 10pm and the temperature was around 60 degrees with chilly winds wafting across.
I don’t decline such delightful invites. I opted for pina colada with mango and coconut cream. This was way different, deliciously so, from the generally sourish gelato I had tried in Singapore!
This took me back to my bachelor days at the YMCA hostel in Hyderabad when ice-cream escapades past 11pm were not uncommon. Invariably, we (three or four of us) will end up at Sukh Sagar in Kothi. Those were the days…!
G Joslin Vethakumar