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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Shubho Bijoya

The wishes are a little belated, but then I have not had the time, or the will (or access to the Net) for that matter) to blog. Am back from a nice 15 day break.Oh the bliss of being temporarily jobless....incomparable. Have started work at new far so good. Way more people in this office as compared to my old one..still struggling to connect the names to the faces.

Durga Puja started on a rather bad note when someone tried to sabotage our parar pujo in Cal by setting fire to it the day after Mahalaya..not day was in the middle of the night. Given the geography of the area, we were just plain lucky that the blaze was noticed and people managed to control it before property and life was damaged ( our curtains got was that big and that close). The pandal and protima was completely destroyed, but thanks to the overwhelming show of support from all, we were able to re organise Durga Pujo, though on a smaller scale.

That one incident apart, Kolkata was gooood fun! Sayoni..I met up with Roush, Sudp and Such. Tried dissuading Rosh from marrying this guy...but I guess she has her own compulsions. Sudp and Such are still bickering away to glory. Abhishek..I did visit Peter Cat..twice... and remembered to remember you while eating the chelo kabab and the chicken sizzler :-)

Spent a decent amount of time with the family...went on a few "thakur dekha" trips that I havent done in years. The pandals were amaziiiiiiinnng...creativity at its very best. Seriously, some of thos pandals were works of art worth preserving. This one para had recreated these ancient Hindu temples in thermocol and cardboard...mindblowing!! Another one recreated a famous Shiva temple in terracotta. Its such a pity these structures are so temporary..there should be some way of preserving such awesome creative expressions. Will post photographs once I get them.

I did meet R's parents before I left for Cal...but more of that later..I think it deserves a separate post. 15 more minutes and I can leave for the day..HAVE to go to the gym...I ate like there was no tomorrow in could I say no to chelo kabab and radhaballavi alur dom and alu kabli and phuchka and the mishti and soooo many yummmy things?? It would have been a sin to the god of good food. Need to work off all those calories and put myself on a soup and salad diet. What a depressing thought. Siiiiigh.


  • God of Good Food... hmmm... now why didn't I think of that earlier?

    But there really was a God of Good Food, would she/he be called Yummy?

    By Anonymous Deep, at 8:31 PM  

  • Hey welcome back and thanks for the chelo kebabs!! shunei pet Glad to hear you had a blast in Cal. Too bad about the parar pujo though...I don't know who in their right minds would something like that!

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 4:20 AM  

  • @Deep: the god of good food is called Goddess Scrumplicious! Yummy is just one of the many nicknames her devotees address her by.

    @Abhishek: pet bhoreche shune bhalo laaglo. We have a pretty good idea about the criminals behind the fire..unfortunately we can't do anything about it for lack of proof.
    Btw, my new office has a firewall preventing access to anything with the words "messenger" "games" and "chat"..therefore i have not been able to visit ur site at all :-( how sad is that?

    By Blogger Ron, at 6:00 AM  

  • Fish fish fish.. I dont see how can the mention of goddess of food be complete without the delicacy of fish........................

    By Anonymous rahul, at 1:30 AM  

  • @rahul:The only fishy thing i ate in Cal was daab chingri at Kewpies thanks to my friend Mohan and his family. Verry nice.

    P.S: Enough about the fish already!!!! Come home and eat all the fish you want.

    By Blogger Ron, at 2:13 AM  

  • Shubho bijoya. Since tomar shate kotha bolar por amar bangla considerably (joteshto) improve koreche, ami amar first comment lekchi bangla te. Bhalo bornona korecho. Likhe jao... abar visit korbo :)

    By Anonymous Bijoyyyyy....., at 4:20 AM  

  • @vijay: velcum to my blog bijoy!! tomar banglar unnoti dekhe aami khub khushi holam. Chaliye jao!! Aamar aashirbad shobshomoy tomar shonegi aachey :-)

    By Blogger Ron, at 6:03 AM  

  • Eta onnay! jara shohore thakena, ebong sei karone bari eshe maachh khete parena, tader bad diye onnoder(ta jotoi se hobu ye hok)barite deke maachh khaoano cholbe na, cholbe na. Zindabad, zindabad!!

    By Anonymous Deep, at 9:51 PM  

  • @deep: tui toh nije nijei ranna kore maach khaash...toke aabar alada kore ki khawaabo? tui boroncho dilli giye sarson ka saag khaash...eki byapar bujhli kina... hehehe...

    By Blogger Ron, at 1:32 AM  

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