The party secrets.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One evening The Delhi Walla attended the launch of The Bridal Diet: Get Fit Not Fat This Festive Season, a book by dietician Nishi Grover at the Ritu Kumar Store in Khan Market.
Ms Grover must be the slimmest person in Delhi. Wearing a lovely purple frock, she moved around with the lightness of a person who would rather kill herself than order chhole bhathure in a restaurant.
The evening’s most powerful person was Kalli Purie, the group editorial director, Broadcast and New Media, of her family-owned India Today Group. She is also the author of Confessions of a Serial Dieter: Secrets from 43 Diets and Workouts that Took Me from 100 to 60. The India Today scion was in a light-brown gown. Her expressive eyes were a delight to watch. They sparkled in a new light each time, it seemed, a new thought or feeling passed through her mind.
The gathering primarily consisted of women of all age brackets. Most of them appeared to be Ms Grover’s clients. They fussed around their instructor like little schoolgirls in love with their class teacher. They exchanged notes on Ms Grover’s strictness with their diets–apparently she hounds them on their WhatsApps at all times of the day demanding to know just what are they eating. The ladies also made melancholic jokes about their own body weights. One of them marveled at the fitness of people in the western countries “even though their coffeeshops are filled with cakes and pastries.”
Also seen: the beautiful Ambika Anand, the anchor and editor at NDTV Good Times TV channel.
One of the few men present was seen holding a months-old baby in his arms.
The evening ended with light snacks. Not many women cared for these appetizers. Ms Grover, as fragile as a bird, looked happy.
Party with a difference
1. (Nishi Grover)
2. (Kalli Purie, left)
6. (Ambika Anand, extreme left)