01 October, 2020

Eating Out

Suhel Seth dines Sheila Dikshit

Eating Out

When one invites somebody as wonderful as Sheila Dikshit for dinner, the restaurant also needs to be as charming. So in the midst of a debate on the powers of the Delhi Government, we decide to head for Dakshin, the haven for south Indian cuisine at the Marriott Welcomhotel in New Delhi.

We could have easily devoured the Delhi LG for his high-handedness but choose to begin with some fiery rasam instead. It’s said to do amazing things to one’s appetite and it did do wonders for my taste buds. If I was expecting an angry chief minister thanks to the bjp’s efforts at trying to deprive her of significant powers, I was wrong. Instead we were two very hungry souls devouring every dish that came our way.

When you are the CM of Delhi, some simple pleasures might escape you because of the confines of officialdom; but not with Sheila. She has spent most of her life doing things she always wanted to. Our conversation flits from her college years at Miranda House to life with her late husband Vinod.

Just then the waiter sweeps past to...



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