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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 | Author:

It seems that the election campaign has turned into a cola-drink war..

Take a look at Jai Ho versus Bhay ho :

Thursday, January 01st, 2009 | Author:

Interestingly, the first post of the ‘New’ Year is a sequel of one that was published in 2008 (Party Time). That post talked about festivity and how we have institutionalized it. Last night, people appeared all set to bring in the ‘New’ Year. This morning (rather afternoon), they woke up with a gift of 365 more days in their hands.

Relativity is something that is universally applicable. Thus, when we say ‘new,’ we are actually perceiving things in relation to the ‘old’ ones. Is that right?  So, what exactly were we celebrating on the 31st? ‘Party Time’ searched for reasons behind such celebrations. And, the comments had some really good answers. Now, I have one too .

Festivity is, definitely, not purposeless. All of us want to rejoice. However, we should have something to rejoice about. For the last moments of a year to be a gala, it is important that the period preceding them has been invested with sufficient energy. If we enrich each moment of a year with memories which we can cherish, every day becomes an occassion. The present of life becomes a New Year’s eve – when we have an opportunity to celebrate both the past and the future.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 | Author:

They call it the festive season. Wow! I wonder if this season is a part of the natural cycle. Is festivity inherent to human nature? Answers can vary. With Diwali, starts a party which everyone in the country becomes a part of. Neither I know nor do I want to know the number of people who celebrate, merely, the homecoming of Lord Ram. An era that demands rational basis of every event, obviously, needs more reasons to cheer up.

Once upon a time, there used to be a calendar that divided the year into 12 months of 30 days each. The remaining 5 days were for festivals. This emphasizes the importance of such events in our life. But, what makes me ponder over this whole phenomenon is a more complex issue. Is joy a pre-requisite of life? Or, is life so depressing that we create mythical occasions to escape from it? I have no clue at this point of time.

By the time the New Year arrives, I find an answer. We look forward to novelty. It makes us happy. We say ‘Goodbye’ to the past and welcome the future. Between these two moments, lies festivity. Stagnation ends life. Fluctuations sustain it. A present full of excitement, therefore, is the solution. Wishing you a never-ending festive season, I invite more answers.

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