im a mixture of a traditional and a modern indian married woman. love all the indian cultures,festivities,cusine and everything indian....simultaneously love to hold a drink while gossiping,to hit the dance floor, dressed comfortably most of the times.
talk,eat,sleep,travel,friends,..you can place that in any order....and yes...thats me
Tumbling out of bed, with ruffled hair, creased fore head
and glasses poised on the bridge of his nose. This is how you will find
Grandpaa every morning! After a brief freshening up session, you can find him
in the lawn, sipping his cuppa, and the
calender lying beside him. Open to anyone who wants to peep in,,,but dare
not touch it. He is highly possessive and he can bite off your hand, in case
you get too close.
calender, gives Grandpaa, his daily dose of astrology, good days
and bad days. Good time and bad time on any given day of the year. and a lot
more, (which actually I don’t understand much !) This sounds like a strange
Now the moon is passing through the month of OCTOBER- 2015
Grandpaa knows that October has off-season rains, thunder
and lightning storms (without rains) People fall sick. Pitru Maas happens, i.e.
when we offer our sorry-s and thank you-s to the departed elders of the
family. The bitter-sweet memories of
the loved ones. The love they have received and the fights they have fought.
Festivities do not stop,,, Enters Mother of all energies…Maa Durga in all her avtaars, over a period of
the famous NAVRATRI..:- meaning nine nights. This includes, a dance form called the
Garba, adorning themselves with extremely colourful clothes, just as bright accessories and kind of rock and rolling to
the beats of the Dhol.
You should know a Gujarati family at this time of the
year, to get the full essence of the Navratri !!
Not to forget the important days in his vast social
circle – birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and the due dates of the
yet-to-be-borns, .Grandpaa’s calendar is marked with various coloured sketch
2015 has begun and
all ready to finish. Just as the sun rises and sets. Happenings happen, coz
time and tide wait for no man. No one can change the past or foresee the
future. Grandpaa makes his calculations based
on a bit of mathematics, physics and loads of his life time experiences. Some turn
accurate and others go for a toss. But nothing can erase the bitter sweet memories etched in the minds and hearts, made throughout
the entire year.
Learn from the past andget ready for 2016. Nothing is good and nothing is bad.
Bitter and sweet go hand in hand. This is life’s journey. Bye Bye 2015 and Hi 2016.