Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Welcome to the Twenty20 World Champions

Put your hands together to welcome the Twenty20 World Champions as the heroes land on the Indian soil. Not a sports freak though, an Indo-Pak match does gives me this new avtaar. To me its a celebration, not just for winning the Cup, but for defeating Pakistan. Kudos to the team!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Krishna

I seriously miss the festivity and fun. In the mall capital of India, things are dull and dry. The spirit of Janmashtami, which commenced from the declaration of a chutti, didn’t find anything else to keep it high. The temple in my neighborhood was crowded, but there was no decoration. The market wore a deserted look as more than half of it was closed.

In my bachpan it used to fun visiting all the temples around and doing that little jhoola thing to krishan ji’s cradle. In the night it was sizzling jalebi’s and at times, eating out on chaat-papadi stuff. All of it is lost. I really wanted Maulik to experience that fun, but kinda failed. In my jaunt to the temple and the market, I could find nothing to excite me. The only attractive thing we came across was a highly creative rangoli (see picture below) that we saw at a doorstep.



With Anuj at work, finally we decided to do something to get our quota of excitement (look at the pictures of Maulik dressed as Krishna) and finally experienced something that fits my simple definition of fun. Happy Janmashtami.