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I, me, my Delhi

Explore the city through the eyes of renowned fashion designer Rina Dhaka.

entertainment Updated: May 04, 2010 01:22 IST
Harsha Bhatnagar
Harsha Bhatnagar
Hindustan Times

What is it that you love about Delhi?
Delhi has given me my character. It also gave me work, marriage and my children. It is a city of dreams, of sweat and grime, and yet helps build our character. I love it.

Where do you party in Delhi?
I simply love the ambience of Zest (Tel: 43119900) at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj and Threesixty at The Oberoi (Tel: 24363030).

Your favourite Delhi food?
I’m fond of Chinese cuisine and love going to China Garden (Tel: 9818093373) on MG Road.

Your favourite market?
There are many shops around Paranthe wali Gali in Chandni Chowk where I find exotic beads for clothes I design.

Where do you dine when you have money to splurge?
It has to be The Orient Express at Taj Palace (Tel: 26110202).

Where did you go on your first date?
Machan, the Coffee Shop at The Taj Mahal on Mansingh Road. (Tel: 23026162)

Your favourite bookstore?
Om Book Store (6143530) at Aurobindo Place Market, Hauz Khaz.

Where do you love to unwind?
The flyover at Safdurjung Airport at night. It is a beautiful sight to see the lamppost, the curve of the flyover and the city below. Also, I sit all by my self at the Terrace Café (Tel: 46084999) at DLF Emporio, and observe people.

Phone numbers of your...
Hairdresser: Alex at Silhouette, The Oberoi (Tel: 24363030)
Florist: I pick flowers from the corner shop at phool mandi in Mehrauli.