The prospects of having a great new year celebration didn’t look high as I was having fever on Friday- yet again! But, as always, I take illness as a challenge following notes from the old and the wise. So, I asked a bucket full of hot water to have my legs soaked in and repeated this at least twice. So by afternoon on the 31st, I was busy making calls to the Pradhan’s and the Das’s to plan something and include the Tewari’s because I felt I could make it.
My friend’s circle(including my family) are notorious for making great plans in the 11th hour. So, we headed off to the Royal Orchid Resort Yelahanka to celebrate the transgression of 2011 into 2012.
The first thing on my mind and I could hear Ritu mumbling behind me was SEE-ROK[ Transposed version of the word ‘Roksee’=liquor]. We had opted for VIP passes with unlimited IMFL(Indian Made Foreign Liquor) and unlimited food. So, we headed straightaway to the food and beverages section. The first impression wasn’t great at all and stayed like that till the end.
I am not sure if Royal Orchid was directly involved in the new year’s bash but unlike my previous experiences with the chain, it was pathetic and sad.
I am a bit sleepy now so, let me summarize the Royal Orchid event in five lines:
a) The event was disorganized. Queue was too long in food stalls and there were less counters.
b) Liquor wasn’t unlimited. The bar closed way too early.
c) There was shortage of food. The kitchen closed early.
d) Police lathi-charged on a few. Why and what the heck?
e) The entire show(including DJ Suketu’s performance) was not worth the money
- My advice to everyone is to avoid Royal Orchid events like this…Believe me, its not worth the money!
The only great thing was our dancing and enjoying quality time with my family and friends.
Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous new year 2012!