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Happy Uttarayan!

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I am doing this post in a jiffy as i am writing this, my phone is ringing non-stop and friends are calling for kite flying. In school days we would always ask which is your favourite festival and pat came the answer “Uttarayan“. Later in adult hood most of the boys were of the opinion that holi is better because on the pretex of applying color they got the opportunity to “haath phiraying on the girls”(i would happy to know a girls view on this) ha ha those days of puberty everything starts and ends with girls. In earlier days kite flying would start as soon a diwali ends. I remember in school days before the uttarayan were the days of ghassarpatta and langis. Everyone would bring manja in the school and those class monitors will search for it in every one’s bag and report it to the teachers. Even in chalu class as soon as the teacher turns to the board half the class would be doing ghassarpatta. The older days are always fun, we always say “the good old days”. For most of us the past is always beautiful than the present. I am a man of the past; i dwell on the past, and i like the past. Because it always the past that is perfect and which we can consider as our own.

Uttaryan for un married boys like us is about getting drunk on chhat, then flying kites, flirting with maals calling out gaalis.  I am a person whose festivals are lonelier than the normal days, but uttarayan stands an exception. 
Well uttarayan brings a lot of memories but cant afford to write at the moment; got to hurry. Have an exciting Uttarayan!

Written by maya

January 14, 2009 at 11:16 am

Posted in personal diary

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  1. happy Uttarayan Dude, I guess this is Basiaki, Pongal equivalent.


    January 14, 2009 at 5:38 pm

  2. Happy pongal/Uttarayan.


    January 14, 2009 at 7:51 pm

  3. happy sankranti !!

    hitch writer

    January 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm

  4. So in a way we are welcoming back the sun into our side of the hemisphere? Welcome back sun. So did you win the battle of the kites?

    L. Venkata Subramaniam

    January 20, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  5. @ chirag, varunavi, hitch writer, venkatahappy sankaranti@venkata Yes there had been quiet a wins


    January 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

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