I was trying to figure which place should I take for Q – I was thinking of queens land(Chennai) an amusement park, Qutubshahi tombs in Hyderabad and Qutabminar in Delhi. As I was deeply engrossed in this thinking, a name came to me by surprise Qutab Hotel, New Delhi, which is also known as Clarion collections.
The month was October 2011 and I lost my son January, 2011. I had still not recovered completely from the experience of loss. My friends had been very kind and supportive and helped me find a place where I could be busy and gradually cope with the loss of my son. I began working as a psychological counselor at the University; and also went every day to swim in the nearby pool in the university.
One fine day, my head called me and told me that I have to attend a workshop on Substance Abuse to be held in New Delhi from 13 -15 October, 2011. I have stopped travelling after the arrival of my son Emmanuel in 2003 as my son needed special care, being a Down syndrome child… I never left Emmanuel for 7 years and always tried to find out ways and means to help him find a school. (Which was a challenge for me)
Now that he was no more; I was concerned about my daughter, so I was hesitant to travel and I told my head- I will not be able to travel, as my daughter is only 10 years and I have not left children and travelled.
She was insisting that I think about it, and also told me that I must learn to deal this issue with my mind; and it will not be very difficult; I agreed and spoke to David (husband) and he had no problem to look after our daughter and he encouraged me to travel.
So here I was ready to fly to Delhi in an executive class; stayed at Qutab, now clarion collections – a very beautiful place and I had a great time, learning, meeting new people and also went shopping.
The 13th of October, was my wedding anniversary and for the first time I enjoyed being all by myself enjoying an Italian breakfast, a Punjabi lunch and a Chinese dinner…. I felt like a queen in this hotel where everything was provided, quite an expensive place; I would never chose this hotel, thinking about finances, I never planned and this experience just happened.
I am grateful for the opportunity I got from my workplace to travel to and fro by flight in an executive class and live at a 5 star hotel.