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Meet the first wives

The common perception about ambassadors and their wives is that they step out only to cut red ribbons or exchange ‘Passage to India’ notes with each other at diplomatic parties.

entertainment Updated: Mar 05, 2010 02:00 IST
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The common perception about ambassadors and their wives is that they step out only to cut red ribbons or exchange ‘Passage to India’ notes with each other at diplomatic parties. But when HT City talked to some ambassadors’ wives, they revealed that, like other Delhiites, they too loved shopping in Lajpat Nagar and feasting on butter chicken.

The ambassadors and their spouses from 20 countries are coming together for the cause of the girl child, wherein they will walk the ramp in designer garments. The event, that is being organised by Earth Foundation at the Slovak ambassador’s residence tomorrow, has given them the opportunity to connect with each other and discover more about the city.

Jordan’s Manal Saeed Shami said, “Khan Market is amazing for its variety of shops and restaurants.” Japan’s Noriko Domichi said, “The traffic in Delhi can be tiring but then there’re so many better things to see.”

Romina Pappalardo of Paraguay, who’s been living in Delhi for more than four years, said, “The cheap deals of Lajpat Nagar central market and Sarojini Nagar are great.” Sahila Peerbhai, of Lesotho added, “The malls are no less fascinating.” Slovak Republic’s Alexandra Tomasikova is all praise for dilli ka khaana — “I cannot get enough of tandoori roti and butter chicken. I eat the naan just by itself. I hog on to it so much that there’s nothing I can eat for two days!”