Friday, December 03, 2004

Ride with the Valkyries....

Nordic myth: The valkyries were the maidens who chose which warrior would be slain in a battlefield. They served Loki, the goddess of the Underworld and their names were: Brynhild, Geironul, Geirskogul, Goll, Gondul, Gunn, Guth, Herfjotur, Hervor [Warder of the Host], Hild [Battle], Hlathguth [Necklace-Adorned Warrior-Maiden ], Hlokk, Hrist, Mist, Olrun [One Knowing Ale Rune], Randgrith, Rathgrith, Reginleif, Sigrdrifa, Sigrun, Skeggjold, Skogul, Skuld [Necessity], Svava, and Thruth .
Delhi females are Valkyries. They have a different kind of beauty associated with them that I have never seen down south. They are also more outgoing and easy to befriend than southern females. But all pluses have their minuses. I will only comment on this by referring you all to an Outlook issue which christened Delhi as "The Sex Capital" of India.
Coming back to the Valkyries part, the mere sight of a Delhi babe is enough to kill you in the battlefield of life. Ask me, I must have died a hundred deaths enroute to different places in Delhi specially Sarojini market, Connaught place and South Ex.
CONNAUGHT PLACE: what MG road is for bangys, spencer plaza is for Maddus, Connaught place is for Delhiites. The main attraction of the place is its circular architecture. There is an outer circle and an inner circle. I go there just out of awe currently.
Just read this extract from the tourism department's website....the person who wrote the last line is an absolute arsehole.
"Connaught place is a creation of British in the last century. Connaught place is the business & shopping centre of New Delhi. It is a place where the banks, Airline offices, tour offices and hotels are located. It is designed in a circular form where the white-colonnade shopping district surrounds a green Park. It forms a full circle and is divided into blocs by seven radial roads. Connaugt place is the best shopping place in the city. It is considered as Delhi's posh shopping area. The Palika market is an underground market within Connaught place. During British period it was designed for elegant boutiques and specially for high society white people. Now it has been completely Indianised with shoe shiners sitting at every corner and beggars moving around. "
added attractions are the Tibetan market on Janpath, Parliamant street, the american centre, max mueller bhavan (my favourite) and the british council library. popular eateries include saravana bhavan, madras coffee house, banana leaf and sagar ratna.
also check out an old theatre called Regal.....its got the british architecture.
its the return from CP at night thats got all the thrills. sitting in a bus, with lots of valkyries and rocketing along in the cold wind is an experience you will never forget. buses play Formula 1 at night with breathtaking overtaking manouvres at the squares. the route goes along shanti path, chanakyapuri i.e the embassy strongholds. US, UK, France, Russia, Pakistan, Japan are some of the embassies that you can see on the way.
The national archives and national museum also lie along the way.

Travel with the valkyries with the option of only looking at them and nothing else!!!!!! u will know what 'Max Payne' really means

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