My Ramble Scramble Pujo Post-3

>> Wednesday, October 08, 2008

As I serve food, arrange the pandal, rehearse, make friends, celebrate, have deep discussions and silly conversations, I realize how transient it all is. That, if all goes well, next year, I may not come back. Next year, there may not be a puja for me. That, next year, I will not wonder about why pandals are dressed with skulls and crossbones. Next year, I will not be goading elderly people into dancing on the streets. Next year, there will not be giddy women singing, "Chacha ki chae pila du" to surprised cab drivers. There will be no mass bawling sessions when sisters and friends come back for fleeting visits. There will not be any more foolish haircuts which make one look like a pirate, no more rush of new clothes, no more coming to pandals dressed up in college T shirt because one can not bother about looking presentable. No more minor jealousies and major heartbreaks, no more friends coming in to surprise and delight, no more scuffles behind banners, no more conversations under stars, no more just lying down on the grass and ordering guys about for cold drinks. No more fasting, no more anjali, no more shantirjol. A world devoid of long walks through slushy roads to see uninspiring and often mystifying pandals. A world devoid of comparison of hours spent at Maddox Square to prove how popular one is. No more squealing babies and their squalling parents squeezing through crowds for a better look at an idol who looks the same everywhere. No more horrified sights of a dancing Father. No more obsessed purchases of shoes. No more ramble scramble puja posts. No more home.

7 scaly flippers:

~Moo-lah Buz!nezzz~ 4:19 am, October 08, 2008  

yes yes....and ull miss home during pujos and then ull celebrate with the local bengali community of wherever u go.And then you will how fake bengalis can be sometimes.....

Aphrodite 7:16 am, October 08, 2008  

tell me about it..been out of it fdor 5 years now :(

Amazing Greys 9:16 pm, October 08, 2008  

why r u moving to mars? coz if u r gonna stay on earth, u can't escape the bangali & his pujo.

aandthirtyeights 12:36 am, October 09, 2008  

"no more just lying down on the grass and ordering guys about for cold drinks."

Why? Guys outside Bengal don't do these things?

What's In A Name ? 11:06 am, October 09, 2008  

eto paranoid hobar kichhu nei. Where there is a ichha there is a upaay.

Noisy Autist 4:49 pm, October 10, 2008  

yeah... people living in other states actually work their ass off in august/september in order to save holidays to come home during pujo. so no sweat.

vanilla sky 11:49 am, October 19, 2008  

how was your performance?

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