Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Capital Asset – Arundhati Roy Sighting

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Arundhati Roy Sighting

At The Book Shop, Jorbagh Market.

[Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

One afternoon, The Delhi Walla sighted his most beloved Delhiite – author Arundhati Roy. She was browsing at The Book Shop, Jorbagh.

Ms Roy was looking as she always looks – interesting. Her gaze was kind. A mischievous smile was playing on her thin lips. But her eyes were searching for something elusive. It was not the bookshelves for sure.

From such close proximity, Ms Roy did not seem very tall and yet her presence was towering.

However, she was carrying no book. No tiny diamond was gleaming in her nostril. Her arms were folded and there was a bag slung on her left shoulder. Two necklaces were grazing her absurdly beautiful collarbones. A floral-print skirt (or was it a pair of trouser?) was billowing around what must be her slender legs.

Ms Roy's hair was still wild as they used to be when her novel The God of Small Things was first published in 1997. But now, when she is rumored to be working on a new novel, they were a little grey. Her eyes had also sunk a bit. The region around them was darker than the rest of her dark skin. Ms Roy had never looked so beautiful in book jackets and magazine covers.

She kept on walking straight; her gait suggesting that she had a nice athletic run. After what seemed to be a lifetime, she came very close to The Delhi Walla. Then Ms Roy looked at him, looked away and went out. Like a jazz tune.


Anonymous said...

Tell me seriously if you know AR this well then why are you so eager to meet her driver? I know that you are friends with her but don't tell people about it. May be because of the fear that if you said you knew her personally, her fans would pester you for her email address, right?

Anonymous said...

lucky you! i adore ms. roy!did u talk to her?

Rita Meher said...

I love how you describe her. I feel I am in the bookstore with her.

captain said...

She nothing but a glorified anti Hindu bigot who hides her hatred for Hinduism under the garb of far left ideology .I am not surprised you like her .



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I beg every delhiwalla, Indian and everyone out there to please contribute and keep our city clean and green..