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Ah, it’s that time of year again when I’m in complete love with the air around! I love this celebration spirit, this cheerful mood, this vibrant environment, this liveliness, this…ummm I can keep on writing about these THISs, well to sum it up I just loooooove this FESTIVE ATMOSPEHERE all around me. Its Dusshera today – Wish You All A Very Happy Dusshera!

Well, I’m sure many of you love this Oct-Dec season of the year, so many festivals and hence so much merriment – Navratri, Eid, Dusshera, Karwa Chauth, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Chat, Guru Purnima, Christmas and New Year! Each of these festivals have got unique tradition and unique reason to celebrate. I remember as a child how excited I used to be for festivals, the eagerness with which we used to wait for new clothes or the enthusiasm with which we used to clean and decorate our homes or the gleam in our eyes with which we used to sit on the kitchen slab when Mummy used to prepare those festival special dishes – Kheer, Mithais, Puris, Curries and what not! Sometimes I wonder where those good old days have gone? Now we have all the money to buy any kind of cloth but still that excitement of getting new clothes is missing, now any kind of food is affordable and infact there is plethora of options of festival special cuisines in every other restaurant but still that taste of mom made food is missing, lots of glamorous options of celebrating festivals are there like Dandiya Nights, Garba specials, Glittering Diwali and New Year rock parties with celebs and DJs but still that enthusiasm of childhood days is missing. While I love this period with festivity all around me but at the same time this period makes me really nostalgic. I suddenly yearn for my carefree and sweet childhood days when even in such limited means there was unlimited amount of happiness, I yearn for my home in that small little town, my mummy, her home cooked food, my brothers, my cousins, my gharonda on diwali, my colorful pencils which I used to get as gifts on Bhai Dooj and my childhood friends with whom festivals used to have a different meaning all together. I yearn to be the same li’ll girl again, I really & really yearn for……well!

5 comments :

Rhett said...

Yes, there was a time of home-made mithaais (sweets), but well, the globalizing world seems to have "infiltrated" into that intimate space as well. Oh for the good ol' days!

Rhett

Iya said...

:( Tell me about it... how i miss home and how this missing sky rockets during festive seasons... i guess thats the drawback of having an excellent childhood...

tellmeyourdreams said...

what a blog kanu! u spoke my mind..these are exactly my thots!

Abhishek said...

You know what I did on this Dashara? I went to office and worked :(
Worse was yet to come. I thought of going out in the evening but it rained heavily here :'(
Hope you are having a gala time!

Kanupriya Sindhu Ramrakhyani said...

@ Rhett: Yea, mithais have been replaced with swiss and rum chocolates!

@ Iya: Yea, festive season esp. makes one nostalgic.

@ Tellmeyourdreams: :-)

@ Abhishek: Hey even I worked on Dusshera, but I was having an off on Ayudha Puja i.e., one day prior to Dusshera.

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