Posts tagged ‘Festivals’

If Holi had no colors

What if you take the colors out of Holi? will we still call that a holi? watch out this little clip created by Code Red Films. and by the way, have a safe and happy Holi!!

March 2, 2007 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

a happy deepavali…

design by sameer
the office declared a ‘traditional day’ today on the eve of deepavali. the rule was represent your region with ethnic wears. i was asked to be a ‘babuMoshai’, but refused to entertain that since i feared about mishandling the ‘dhoti’ despite several years of experience in wearing that stuff! narendrapur days, i mean. so, i managed to do away with the printed kurta and jeans, and subsequently booed for not taking up the challenge. but that’s OK than looking extremely funny with knocha mara dhuti! but it was great fun watching people wear turbans, marathi warrior style wears, south indian lungi etc. had a good time…

doye, balle balle
the gr8 maratha warrior

October 20, 2006 at 10:41 pm 1 comment

..and i miss all the FUN

You never know how you start missing ‘things’. and with Diwali round the corner, i have suddenly started missing those silliest things we used to do during my bangalore days. life here in pune has become so dull. office-home-office. that’s the fool’s cycle i’m IN. the list just goes on – those ‘n’ number of coffees at iisc, endless chats over weekend, sudden intrusions on the married guys for a lunch, midnight ramblings, freaking on beers at purple haze in the backdrop of some delectable rock music, jumbo rolls at fanoosh, mutton biriyani at race-course on derby days… all those shits.

A small video here, shot last year in pradipta’s room at IISC hostel.

After a free-flowing booze party, my fellow buddies hatched a conspiracy to give some thrashing to one poor soul! poor gokul, i mean. LOL. couldnt help a bit. size really does matter! see for urself… 🙂

Hunters and the hunted! 🙂

October 19, 2006 at 12:42 am 1 comment

navratri, durga puja – the END

there’s this last glimpse. and then she’s gone, under water, after entertaining ALL who visited her during these 4 days, minting money for the ones who banked on her, blessing ALL who sought her (spiritually and selfishly)..

this part of bidding goodbye was always beyond my comprehension though. i used to cry when i was a kid. till this day i wrench in pain at the sight – her being thrown in the water, watching her getting disappeared slowly under the water. the END always paints the sadness, the cruel disposal; that’s the rule, i know. even for a goddess, there’s no way out..

i feel the sametitude with these guys – i am not sure whether this is the welcome or the farewell ‘biroho’. doesnt matter – the feeling is real, u know!

Subho bijoya to all of you…

October 3, 2006 at 11:17 pm 1 comment

navratri, durga puja – day three

desperate to trash the loneliness at this festival environment, packed my bag and shot off for a trek at lonavala. took an early train to reach the place from pune. it was a random decision, which turned out to be a breather. not many times i choose to go out for a trek alone. but then this was a different time altogether. walked up the hills for an hour. beautiful weather, and some light drizzles. felt so happy out there, lonely amidst the greens and downstreams. peace. promised my fren to spend the afternoon at mumbai. so, after a few hours started heading for the expressway. was fortunate to catch a bus on the way and reached mumbai in the late afternoon. met uncle and aunty after a long time since we left school a good 12 yrs back.

thought of catching the puja actions in mubai in the evening. picked up DD and devarati from sivaji park and visited a few well-known puja joints. the atmosphere in RK Mission puja on Khar Road was the one that i liked most while the rest had all the commercial glitterings and buzzings. here are some of the pictures that i managed to capture thru my phone camera. forgot to take the batteries and my digiCam was of no use. 🙂 that’s the result one pays for making a sudden plan, i guess!! (more…)

October 1, 2006 at 11:49 pm 1 comment

navratri, durga puja – day two

woke up listening to the rain-drops. there’s this smell so familiar. but i cant remember. a blank inside. and then i remember, it’s Saptami. went to the balcony to feel the cold wind blowing over my face. my mind races back to the sound of those crowded pandals, dhaker awaz, the chants. but here i am, at pune, far far away from all that happenings. and i stared away at the hills distance away, watching the rain, the patch of garden at the backyard, fluttering of birds, smell of flowers – the nature soothed the pain. Felt better. Subho Saptami.

— shot with samsung hi8 digicam —

September 30, 2006 at 12:27 am 1 comment

navratri, durga puja – day one

The much awaited dussera (navratri)festival begins.. and already missing the puja at kolkata. it’s been ages since i was there during the pujas. this will be the first puja at pune though. has to find out the locations yet. had a good time last night watching coleagues dancing their heart out at the dandiya party organised by the office cultural commitee. did i dance??? ahhh. dont be silly dears. the very thought of moving my legs with the misical beats give me jitters. had tried once, many a years ago in blore. and yeah, it was a catastrophy!! so, i placed myself quietly in a corner (ensuring that no uncalled-for-friendly-pushings happens. it happens u know.), enjoying every bit of it and shooting (with my sony ericsson phone) this little clip.

Note: the image on the left is a creative splurge from my fren saikat. there is a deep thought there. figure it out, if u can! LOL)

September 29, 2006 at 1:03 am 2 comments



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