To celebrate my last full week here in Patiala, one of my wonderful Indian colleagues, Dr. Anand Pawar, took me and several other professors to lunch at the Baradari Palace. This gorgeous building was formerly the home of the Maharaja Rajindera Singh, and is now a heritage hotel, another oasis in the middle of congested and noisy Patiala.
After lunch, our waiters brought us finger bowls and I admired Geetika’s henna’d hands. (Headline picture.)
I will update this post if my friends send me more good pictures from this delightful afternoon. My sincerest thanks to all and especially Dr. Anand who hosted us. I also appreciated visiting with Geetika and her husband later for coffee and sweets. We had a really interesting conversation about Indiana customs and the future of India at their home with Gurman, who later drove me back to the RGNUL campus. A memorable (and delicious!) way to celebrate my last teaching days here in Patalia.