after all. We lit a few diyas and even got a Diwali treat with mithai and all from our friends Nandini and Rajesh. On Saturday we snuck in a little walk through the Bethesda Row Arts Festival and dinner at Haandi later on with friends. Its really sad that none of the Indian restaurants in Bethesda do justice to the prime real estate that they occupy. Delhi Dhaba routinely serves stale food with copious amounts of couldn't-care-less-about-you-service. And by the way what's is the deal with the sari clad Buddhist person at the entrance...its bizzare. Haandi is slightly better but even then it rarely rises above the tandoori (read orange gloop) style meats or creamy Mughlai (read white gloop) style vegetables that have come to represent Indian cuisine.
The Oscar season has begun and that means we will be watching more movies in theatres from now on. We kicked off the season with Clint Eastwood's "The Flags of Our Fathers" which is as much a war movie as "The Million Dollar Baby" was a boxing movie.