Last night I dreamt that I have started my own dating service in the Capital. The inaugural edition had classifieds sent in by the Capital’s reasonably well-known people on the condition that their identities would not be disclosed. However, if you are up-to-date with the society gossip, it won’t be tough to untangle who is who. In most cases, that is.
Attractive, award-winning author, now divorced from a playwright, seeks a charming, intelligent middle-aged man well versed with Indian culture. Lodhi Road area preferred.
Slightly weird, slightly hysterical, culture-loving, big-time newspaper editor, looking to share drinks at the India International Center bar. You must be childless and into eastern philosophy. Sex not ruled out.
Bearded, healthy, Enfield-riding, divorced publisher, owner of a South Delhi bookshop, searching for a single woman for conversations, dinners and more. Preferably someone living in or around GK-I. Punjabi speaking? No bar.
Slim, clean-shaven, TV presenter, obsessively discreet but wears makeup on very special occasions, based in Green Park, heavily into Western classical music, with a subscription to BBC Music magazine. Visits Vienna annually. You need be young, smooth and a willing boy. Location no problem.
Aged, legendary author seeking an intellectually curious, literature-loving, but not bookish-looking woman who can come to my apartment, near Jor Bagh Market, daily from 7 pm to 8 pm for scotch, canapés and gossip.
Cute, english boy, based in Hauz Khas Village. Blue eyes, funky hair, working in writing. Vacuous on the outside but deep within. Looking for Dostana with the next Shahid Kapur.
Beautiful, bored, middle-aged, Def Col wife of a foreign-service bureaucrat seeks a well-informed young man for company and whatever may happen next.
Handsome, well-built stylist with a bachelor’s pad in Noida, looking for handsome, rich, sensitive lover. Great if you are thin and have salt ‘n’ pepper hair.
Dargah-hopping, khan market junkie, collector of old Jewish cookbooks, chicken pox veteran, seeks a good-looking booklover. Don’t bother if you hate Arundhati Roy.