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New Delhi, Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Want a photo of yours or your loved ones on a cake? Check out these places for a fabulous deal...

THE CAKE EXPRESS This place specializes in cakes that are as big as 10 to 12kgs. “We make wedding and anniversary cakes where the customer wants either their picture or a collage of pictures on the cake,” says Anurag Mishra of Cake Express. Besides this, they are also doing photo cup cakes. But a unique thing to check out

here are photo cookies, available in flavours such as chocolate, almond, pista and wheat. You can order your cake on phone and it will be delivered at your place with some extra charges depending on the distance travelled. Where: 123/3, Pushp Vihar, Saket Tel: 9971410641 Starting price: R500 for half Kg

BAGELS AND BROWNIES

PHOTOS: MANOJ VERMA

PICTURE PERFECT CAKE

yehdillihai! It’s surely getiing hot in the Capital, but Delhiites know how to cool it off. We spotted this boy at Humayun’s Tomb beating the heat in his own style. Only in Delhi!

dilse Hi dilse friends, i love to have a good descent guy as my friend to share my happiness and sorrows,he must respect the relationships and must knows the value of relationships. i am doing my degree 2nd year in delhi university . i feel so lonely now a days i think u readers get my feelings so those who are interested to make friendship with me pls contact through dil se coloums i am waiting pls reply pls.. —Arpita Hey Shin Chan (Budhu), A Few lines 4 u! "When smthng realy gud hapens, I lyk sharing it wid u coz its effect increases.. When smthng is troublng me, I discus it wid u coz u can understnd me wel.. When I laugh & cry, u make my laughter grow and my tears disappear.." Its a promise that aS v MoVe oN oR wHatEvR vL aLwAyS b FrDs FoReVeR.. Wish u a very happy birthday! God bles u! :) —Ur besto frd Heyy, I m finding a girl for true friendship in faridabad..., i m fbd boy , if any girl intersted contact me through DIL SE... —Mr. Right Hi aman(west delhi), i saw ur msg on dil se on 5th may. i was waiting that someone will surely reply u back bt no one. ur msg was really very sweet. —west delhi gal Hey Boy, This msg if 4 d boy whom i saw at sanjay park moti bagh u were doin skippings at d side ground vere committe of people were laughing wid dere hands up at 7:00 am u were wearing black t shirt nd i wa also wearing black t shirt. v had an eye contact wid each other i was behind ma dad i wanna say dat i wanna do frndship wid ... contact me thru dis column or at sanjay park or search me at fb princess sharma —princess sharma My dodo, i m vry tensed for u n ur

studies yar u dunt study whole day n u do work i dunt knw hw u gona pass bacha i wish u best of luck n shona wat had hap to u y u nt talking nicly wid me cz of dat m feeling lonly dodo... luv u —Punu

THE CHOCOLATE BOX

HI Janisha/ Bobli, It's being 18 months now when i saw u first. At that day i was shocked to hear about u but now u r the most important person in ma life. I love u jaan. My Bacha i miss u alot. —UR Mama

DIVIN-E-LICIOUS

Ratz, mere life mie aakar mere life ko khushi se bhar deya Aapne meow, wish mie bhi aapkie sath delhi mie hota baat hi kuch aachi hotI, Mere zindge mie aakie zindge hoooooo zindge badal de —my Princess MeoW hi!!!!!!!!! Domchi, hey my love dont feel what iI said.... I said that to u because I wanted 2 feel u my absence... my love... plz love dont leave me alone. plz come .... I'm wating my love..... !!!!! N7I —yours Domcha to mah baby <crow>, i love u nd i cnt live wthout u —frm ur jaan <koyal> Hi, i m New in teenager age nd searching 4 a partner which help me in evry movt. of life nd to share little things hapening in my lyf....if any1 is interested plsss reply threw dis column —Prashant

FOODAHOLICS

Try out this online store for some exotic combos in photo cakes such as dark chocolate layered cake with wild berries, nutty fudge with caramel and French sea salt and more. The photo cake here is not just limited to your picture on the

cake but is customized in terms of flavours, colours, base and toppings. “We are open to experimentation and do a lots of mix and match of flavours while baking a cake. We personalise the cake totally according to the

customer’s choice. You will never find a cake made especially for you on display again at our store,” says Kishi Arora of Foodaholics. They also make eggless and sugar free cakes as well. Online link: www.foodaholics.in Tel: 9873164293 Starting price: R1,000 (6 inches)

Hi metro girl, i saw u on 19th may at nirman vihar station u wearing black trouser n shirt , having brown hand bag n listening music on ur cell phone .........i m d guy in white shirt n black trouser wearing spectacles. u get down at yamuna bank station ........i want to be ur frnd so plz contact me if u also interested through this column —unknown frnd

Dear Diary,

I recently went to Rajouri Garden and while coming back, I bought an ice cream and went to the metro. When I finished it, I started to look for a dustbin to throw the rapper, but i didn’t find any, neither on the platform, nor in the corridor. Finally, I asked the sweeper on the Rajouri Garden Metro Station as to where to throw the rapper, he told me, “Sir, nichay road pe hi phenk do naa (Just throw it on the street)”. I was shocked and boarded the metro after putting that rapper into my pocket. When I reached the Moti Nagar Metro Station, the situation was the same, as in there was no dustbin there, and I literally had the same dialogue with the sweeper. Finally, I found a dustbin near a confectionery where I threw that rapper. It’s my request to the DMRC to place some dustbins on the metro station. Rachit Singhal

On my way back to school recently, I saw a roadside dhabba in which I saw a small child washing the dishes. This is the condition of India where millions of children are forced to work in factories, dhabbas, homes, etc due to the high level of poverty and illiteracy in India and this condition is getting worse day by day. The children of our country must be sent to schools, as a proper education is very important. The government should provide free education to these poor children. We ourselves can make an effort to teach the kids of our servants or lend our old books to them. Education is the key to success for our country's development. If everyone gets educated, it will lead to India’s growth, we all will benefit from it and will be proud to say that we are Indians! Raveena Rana

Started by the sister duo of Anushka and Gayatri Kakkar, this place in Select Citywalk offers a lot to its customers. The photos on your cake can range from a collage to a caricature or simple messages for your loved ones. The flavours available are black forest, strawberry and fruit cake. Another speciality at this place is photo cup cakes. A box with nine such pieces would cost you R1000 and every cup cake can have a different picture on it. Other things to check out here are photo lollipops and photo balloons. They have recently opened another branch in DLF Promenade’s food court. Where: Opposite Kazo and Louis Phillipes, Ground Floor, Select Citywalk Tel: 981196157 Starting price: R1000 for a Kg

FACT FILE Charges for a normal wash: R15 per cloth. Emergency services: R20 per cloth and it will be delivered within four hours Total no. of dhobis: 35

CP’s Dhobi Ghat Y

ou must have heard of Kiran Rao’s film Dhobi Ghat but did you know that there is one right in the heart of Connaught Place. To reach there, you have to go to CP’s Hailey Road. Once you’re there, take the left that directs you to Agrasen Baoli. After crossing the Baoli, you will reach Devi Prasad Sadan Dhobi Ghat. When we reached there, we spotted more than 20 dhobis working on various machines. After chatting

The photo cakes here are made in various sizes and shapes depending on the customer’s requirements. Any flavour, like pineapple or strawberry, can be made into a photo cake. Explaining the concept, Chef Rajesh Variyath says, “It’s a simple procedure, where edible sheets (with your pic) in sugar and cocoa butter can cover a cake as its final topping, instead of regular icing or decoration.” These sheets and the ink used are natural and edible. Also, if you want better results, make sure that you are carrying a high resolution picture along with you. They also make cakes with cartoon characters, as such cakes are quite in demand. Where: The Chocolate Box, Radisson MBD, L2, Sector 18, Noida Tel: 95120- 4300 000 Starting Price: R1,400 for a Kg

TEXT BY AAKRITI SAWHNEY PHOTO: ZABEEH AFAQUE

metropolitandiary Dear Diary,

When you’re here, expect a whole lot of photo cakes in flavours such as black forest, mango, blueberry, vanilla and many more. The photos, as per your requirement, are carried on the cake by placing an edible sheet that is made from corn starch and sugar. It is then coloured with edible colours. They also customize your cake in terms of calories — less sugar, sugar-free and even eggless for all vegetarians. The shop takes orders 24/7 and is open all seven days of the week. You don’t have to personally visit the shop to order your cake. Just give them a call and mail your pics, and they will deliver the cake in five hours. Where: 278, R Block, GK-1 Tel: 9310104603 Starting price: R500 for half Kg

with a few dhobis, we realised that they get clothes from all the ministers’ houses, guest houses and the hostels around the place. We spotted a bulk of white sheets and towels hanging on the wires. We also realised that their technique of washing clothes had become modern. They now have big machines, which made their working much quicker. When we started taking pictures, they were more than willing to pose. “If you publish our picture on the paper, will we be famous like Shah Rukh too?” asked one of the dobhis. ZABEEH AFAQUE

campusfashionista Gokul Thakur (left) from Delhi University looks cool in a blue and white stripes shirt

Shakti Singh from Delhi University makes a statement in a pink shirt

Akshay Juneja from Khalsa College looks cool in a striped hood

Gulshan Singh from Indraprastha University is beating the heat with his cool shades


CP’s Dhobi Ghat