As Indians watched the news live anticipating the success of the landing of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 on the moon, Masaba Gupta stress-ate ice cream from her favourite Delhi joint, Nirula’s. The fashion designer recently revealed that when in the national capital, ordering ice cream from Nirula’s is a default mode for her. Read on for more.
With the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3, the world and every Indian is celebrating the grit and hard work of ISRO scientists and the giant leap India has taken in the field of space science with one momentous event. From social media and feasts to the streets and skies with fireworks, Indians have come out to celebrate the occasion with great passion. And like most, Masaba Gupta also joined in to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-3 live and binged on ice cream from Nirula's to wash down the stress of the event.
In a social media post, Masaba Gupta not only congratulated Indian scientists and ISRO for their achievement, but also shared how she stress-ate ice cream from her favourite Delhi joint while watching the landing. “INDIAAAAAA 🇮🇳 to the moon,” Masaba Gupta wrote on Instagram. “Congratulations @isro.in on this amazing day while the world is watching. Swipe to see how I Demolished icecream in stress while catching some news on #chandrayan3 but it’s allowed today! So proud!”
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For those with keen eyes, it is quite easy to catch that the cup of ice cream Masaba Gupta is indulging in is from Nirula’s. In a recent post of social media, Masaba Gupta shared that she is in Delhi, and when in the national capital, her go-to place for ice cream and other delicacies is the iconic Nirula’s. The fashion designer shared a screenshot of her Nirula’s order, which consisted of Nutty Buddy and Hot Chocolate Fudge. “Why is Nirula’s default setting in my brain when I land here?” she thoughtfully asked herself in the post.
For those unaware and missing out on how iconic Nirula’s is for the foodies of Delhi, the first thing to know about the place is that it is famous as the capital’s first fast food restaurant. The seeds of the chain called Nirula’s was first laid down by the Nirula brothers, Laksmi Chand and Madan Gopal in 1934, who started Hotel India in Connaught Place as a restaurant and bar. In the 1940s, the family opened a coffee shop and in the 1950s, they started Delhi’s first Chinese restaurant too.
It was only in 1977 that Deepak Nirula, a scion of the family, started Nirula’s as Delhi’s first fast food restaurant with an ice cream parlour that boasted of 21 flavours. Apart from their ice creams, Nirula’s is known for offering other fast food dishes that Delhiites have loved for decades now, including burgers, pizzas, submarine sandwiches, salads and pastries. So, Masaba Gupta’s love for the ice cream from this iconic Delhi culinary landmark is quite justified.