Twitter these days is my go-to source for news, seeking answers to questions, friends, conversation and a place that gives me a general pulse of the world. Keeping with the habit of asking questions on Twitter, I asked :



And I promptly received a reply from @saranshgoila who is a “Chef & Anchor on Roti, Rasta aur India (FoodFood)”. He said the following and further, a short conversation ensued, post which we exchanged phone numbers on DM and the rest you can tell from the photographs below.



Keep in mind, I don’t know Saransh from Adam. But I did check his Facebook profile and his previous tweets and it’s not difficult to ascertain that he’s a decent human being. Besides, he offered to get me Kaju Katli. Who does that?! And he did get me a 1kg box. And I am currently eating it. With much relish.

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

That’s Saransh. Isn’t he dapper? All set to be an actor and is already an excellent Chef! He has his own TV show! And HE got me a box of sweets! How cool is that?! We sat at Cafe Turtle and ordered soup, salad and a quiche.

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Had I been in Saransh’s shoes, I know I wouldn’t have asked for money for the box of sweets and I really didn’t want to get into the whole “Please take Rs. 200” etc. [ I don’t even know how much the box cost. ] So I decided to pay back in kind and give him one of my latest CrimsonTurquoise artwork of the Lotus Temple. And then I forced him to pose with my gift *grin*

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Two gentlemen on the table adjacent to us were puffing away on their cigars and the smoke was blowing right into our faces, so Saransh and I decided to get going with our grocery shopping lists. I thought it would be cool to see what a Chef purchases for Christmas Eve and I also had to buy myself a wine bottle-opener.

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Here we have Saransh in a dilemma. Pine nuts are Rs. 4,000 a kg. Really. To buy or not to buy.

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Here we were at Big Chill where Saransh picked up a Blueberry a Cheesecake and I picked up three slices of their Banana Caramel cake.

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Saransh Goila, Chef & Actor, Kaju Katli / Barfi of Bansal Sweets Pitampura, CrimsonTurquoise Artwork, 2012 photographed by Lifestyle photographer, blogger Naina Redhu of Naina.co

And with that we bid adieu. I think it was a really nice afternoon spent with a really nice boy AND I got grocery shopping done. We need more people to be nice to. And who are, in turn, nice to us. It’s such a simple gesture. And so lovely. My holiday season began in earnest when I met with Saransh and I hope he’s having a fabulous Christmas and has a kickass new year too! Hope to see more of him on television, in movies, I hope there are book deals and soon I will be able to show-off and say, “Oh! You got his autograph? But I shopped groceries with him!” *giggle*

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  1. Hello Naina,
    I must say great shots and I am really impressed with the quality of work that you have done which can be seen on your facebook profile and website.I could not stop myself from writing you because this would be first time I have seen in INDIA that has shot what exactly I always wanted to and dreamed about. I am here looking for an advice or suggestion as a beginner what dslr camera shall I opt for and what all things I need to take care of. As far as my understanding in this field is concerned I have only used digital cameras and bit good with the kind of shots I take and the angle I shoot also theme that I prefer ( mostly portrait and travel). I have read hundreds of reviews on internet but really unable to figure our what is best for me at this moment as a beginner using DSLR. I would really appreciate for the advice coming from you. Also would like to know what camera do you use for your projects. Thank you so much

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