Oct 8, 2008

Lazy! Crazy! Lamhen

Drafted: before the navratri started
Posted: on the last day of the navratri geee
(you get the drift.... lazy lazy lazy me!!!!)

Its Navratri time yet again.

  • # Its time for my yearly quota of the social meets. I realize that out of 500 odd flats in my colony, I know only about roughly 30 families. Gosh! What kind of social animal am i?

  • # Its time for making atleast my living room sittable. As for the rest of the house, you see, the toppling clothes from my cupboard refuse to stay put in their places, the books refuse to go back into their shelves, the dust refuses to leave the various nooks and corners of my house!

  • # Its time for taking out the sleeping dolls and idols from the loft and making a display of them on the odd number of steps. I had decided I will arrange the dolls in form of some theme this year but the wheel of time rotated faster than I could manage to run behind it. Maybe next year then!

  • # Its time for buying return gifts for my women friends. As per the tradition, we are supposed to invite women and girls and give them haldi, kumkum, coconut, paan leaves, betel nut, fruit and blouse pieces. But in these days of matching and perfect blouse pieces, these then become something that’s either circulated back or thrown and forgotten. So, I have given out small hand towels instead. Hope they are useful.

  • # Its time for making Sundals- the special timepass khana made of soaked and boiled pulses and a tadka of mustard, kadipatta, and coconut on it. This is actually one of the attractions of these 9 days.

  • # Its time for taking out my sleeping silk sarees from the cupboard and airing them by wearing them :) This year a special mail is in circulation in Mumbai as per which we have 9 colour code for the 9 days. So, women are supposed to be dressed as per the colour. Today happens to be PINK day!!!

  • # Last but not the least , its time for DANDIYA. How I love to close my eyes and dance bindaas. Today and tomorrow are the designated days that we will have dandiya in our colony. Looking forward to that now!

That’s the update from my end. How has Navratri been for you?


Smita October 8, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

lol at the beginning :D
but then it means you said pink saree but by the time you posted this the color must have changed :)

On a very serious note I appreciate the effort you make for Golu, it is a good culture that you are passing on to your girls :) more about it in my own post ;)

Rahi baat social ya anti social animal ki, all said and done we don't have time for ourselves to socialising kahan hogi...I to use these holidays to unwind ;)

Lovely post and glad to have you back :)

couchpapaya October 9, 2008 at 9:07 AM  

hello!!! good to see a post from ur side after so long ! dont disappear now, as i recall u have a ton of tags to do :) i love that saree colour code thing ... and am sad am missing the festival season back home :( hope u had fun at the dandiya!!!

mystiquedew October 9, 2008 at 5:57 PM  


and Golu :)

HappY days :)

Oxy October 9, 2008 at 7:04 PM  

U know 30? That's kinda achievement I swear. I mean it. I, in total know 30 families spread across India.

Oh the festival time and how thy works his @ss out.. BooHoo BooHoo

WhatsInAName October 13, 2008 at 2:49 PM  

Smits :D
Thanks for coming home! It was my pleasure. Will go now to comment on your post.

Next year I will fwd the mail to yu as well. Maybe you can start a trend among your Indian friend circle there! :)

Mysty :P
Please do come over next time!

Oxy :D
lol! I refuse to believe you.

Suma October 14, 2008 at 11:43 AM  

i love sundal...:D

and i guess the house looks spotless now :P

Suma October 14, 2008 at 11:43 AM  

and teh idea of hand towels is good...i was invited to one golu where she too deviated from te norm and gave a bangle case...

Mama - Mia October 14, 2008 at 4:32 PM  

finally you wrote!!:)

why no pictures of the golu?! its only on entering the blogosphere did i even hear about this!

hope i get to see it someplace, next year! :)

very WIAN style post!



Just Like That October 17, 2008 at 10:36 PM  

This year, I missed seeing the golu since I've moved. everybody here had gone off for vacations, so no golu here. Sigh! It was good fun catching up with the rest of the neighbours...

WhatsInAName October 18, 2008 at 3:13 PM  

Suma :) I wish you were in Mumbai. You would have surely been on my guest list and recepient of sundals and the hand towel ;)

Abha :) Same goes for you! I wish you could come down and stay here in Navi Mumbai or vice versa! Sigh... if wishes were horses!!!

Renu :) Thanks a lot :)

JLT :) Why dont you start keeping it? Am sure sonny would help you tons! :D

avdi October 19, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
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avdi October 19, 2008 at 9:04 AM  

sorry yaar ek glaring mishtake ho gaya tha.. as I cant edit, i deleted my prev comment.

wow man.. so many wonderful posts from you that I missed. Have been away from a while. 30/500 is not a bad score, considering you work. I barely know one neighbour.

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