We now have another bunch of people joining us for this meet – EOID gang (Eating out in Delhi). Their meet and our meet coincides very much and this just adds to the merriment. They are of course experts in “eating out in delhi”.
Please note that we are PREPONING the time of the meet by half hour, so that we move for our jaunt at *precisely* 5:45pm.
Here’s the tentative action plan for the day:
1. Meet at chawri bazaar exit of Chawri bazar metro station at 5:30pm this saturday. (please note there is a chandni chowk station as well & chawri bazaar metro station is different, so make sure you know the correct stop)
2. We move from there at sharp 5:45pm, to head straight to the Jama Masjid to witness the daily breaking of the fast. We all reach Jama masjid by 6 pm (walking or thru rickshaw etc)
3. Iftar on Saturday is around 6:35pm so this is the correct timing to be there. People are advised to wear clothes that keep their arms and legs covered. In addition, women should bring a scarf/chunni/etc to cover their heads. Some of us should also bring a bedsheet/chattai to spread out on the floor at the Masjid so we can relax and break the fast with everyone else. If there are ppl fasting they can get fruits/dates/water to break their fast with. If you are not fasting, even then you are welcome to do the same.
Those carrying a camera might be charged an entry fee at the gates. The purpose of going inside JM is not only to observe a ritual or to click pics, but also to interact amongst ourselves, because practically there wouldnt be any other place where a big group can sit and interact within members.
4. Post JM we head out at 7:15pm, to chawri bazaar to taste some delicacies. Some of us would be interested in non-veg, some in veg.. people are free to pursue their tastes separately also :), and possibly meet at a common point later like sitaram bazaar (which sells some unique kulfi)
This aspect of our meet can be dynamic based on the groups preferences at that point.
Hope to see you there. For coordination with the group, you can contact me at nice eight one one five one one seven one nine or Hemanshu Kumar at nine eight seven three six six four two nine zero.
Hope to get clear skies!