[For a day we became models and advisors for a small Delhi clothing business that was selling to the hippy market in Germany. The best part was being invited into an ordinary family home with a view over the rooftops and given a delicious Indian lunch. And there was good news to follow …]
THURSDAY 16TH JANUARY, 1977
“Had breakfast [in the YMCA] with Bali, the Sikh. Went to his room and Nikki tried on different fashions – very attractive and original designs. Took us to his “factory” – his own family house in side streets of Delhi. Lots of family help in the business. Went to room at top with nice patio – great view over street below and roof tops of Delhi. Nice white-washed walls.
Nikki tried on loads of clothes and I gave advice! Lots had to be altered slightly – brother, cousin and designer all there too! (I tried on nice maxi cheese-cloth dress for fun).
Afterwards we had tea on patio, then lunch below – sister-in-law made lovely meal of curd, curried cauliflower, curried tiny beans, chapatis and salad. Then Bali directed us to B.A from his house.
No news. Back to hotel – reading when phone went – B.A said tickets should be here tomorrow! Nikki has money at High Commission if necessary! Celebrated with sundaes at “Kwalitys”!