Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Morning Fire

பழையன கழிதலும் , புதியன புகுதலும்
வழுவல கால வகையினானே !

(This is also a Tamil Test... read this fast.. it is a kind of Tongue Twister..)

Besides Bhogi, today is also Thiruvadhirai. Locally called the Thiruvadhirai Kali festival. We make a sweet Kali, and a thick and spicy Sambhar. Waw ! One of the main reasons I love Hindu festivals, is the choice of food which is unique for every festival.

Bhogi Special is - Poli and Vadai. That means double treat. But unfortunately, got to work today. Hope you know most of the festivals (including Pongal, Diwali, Vinayagar Chathurthi, Ayudha Pooja) turn up on Sundays this time.

Bhogi was fun in School days.. Mornings used to be immersed in Fog, and the smoke that was man made. The Govt simply sucks out the pleasure of festivals - Or Hindu festivals in specific. "No Crackers after 10 PM on Diwali".... "No too-much burnings on Bhogi"... Probably they are right and have a reason. But whatever said, people were happy without the rules.

However I dont have anything to burn, except the fat. Thats the agenda of the year - Loose Weight. How optimistic Iam !!


Chakra Sampath said...

> Hope you know most of the festivals turn up on Sundays this time.

- idhukku daan UK system better. If any holiday happens to be on Sunday, the following Monday wd be a hol here.. Jan 1st happened to be a sunday and hence 2nd was a holiday here. hehehe...

only y'day my colleague was saying to me that he wd like to go & work in india coz of too many holidays in india. i may point him to your post. :)

keerthi said...

chakra, Last year was good on Holidays. But this year totally sucks on it. UK system nalla thaan irukku (most MNCs follow that here...) but my company.. no chance :(