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Parties and prayers at Mumbai homes

mumbai Updated: Apr 03, 2011 02:17 IST
Prachi Pinglay
Prachi Pinglay
Hindustan Times
World Cup final

At Venus Apartments in Worli, contrasting scenes marked the World Cup final. While a party raged in E wing, a group of 25 women chanted the Hanuman Chalisa for India’s victory in a neighbouring wing.

Ashit Sheth, who stays at Venus apartments, chose party over prayer and called his friends over for the match

“A projector, lots of beer and good food made it a perfect evening,” said Sheth.

On the other hand, Sundip Atit welcomed guests as his mother and more than 20 women chanted the Hanuman Chalisa.

“They normally do this

once a month but this time we scheduled it for the final,” said Atit.

The match was an excuse for a delicious spread. “We made all possible dishes — Italian, Chinese, Indian,” said Khyati Vedia-Jethwani, 28, a Chembur resident, who hosted 20 people, all dressed in blue.

Almost everyone had all-night plans with dance parties and long drives after the match.