Wednesday, November 02, 2005

more diwali musings...

Diwali truly means food. And more food. It started a few days back. First we shopped a lot. We ate out a lot. Then we had people over for dinner. I wore a saree, lit all the colourful lights on the balconies. Then we ate, drank, talked, laughed, and ate again. Very late in the night, we would crash into bed and think of all that we would do and the stuff we would eat the next day.

Pallavi and Rocky arrived yesterday. On their bike. It is so good to see them after so long. Hubby and Rocky are like little boys again. In the night, they had a dinner invitation. So we dropped them and went off to play cards with the family and friends at sis's house. The food was terrific and hubby won all the rounds. Sadly the money didn't change hands. Everybody conveniently forgot and when I asked hubby on the way back to hand it all to me, he said he never got any! Sheesh!! We didn't even know some of their guests so no chance of ever recovering the winning money.

Anyway, since, these days I am trying to click pictures all the time, I am putting up one more. Of the kitchen threads which 2 people liked in the previous post (I sometimes am guilty of flogging a dead horse). And the painting beside done by hubby's little nephew.


Blogger Gangadhar said...

Hiee Anumita..Happy Diwali!!!
I'm glad you had a very nice time...

9:37 PM  
Blogger Rash said...

you had a great time then. good! and keep the camera rolling. i liked those pix of the lights

10:30 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

u played cards for diwali? :)
cool. u had fun. i'm glad u enjoyed.

i didnt even feel it come and go. diwali. didnt do anything. waise we dont do anything for diwali at home either, used to do the fireworks scene but dont anymore

big mail has been dispatched

11:41 PM  
Blogger Abhishek said...

cant c the painting clearly though...
but photography is a really good pastime.
try to post one of your pics over here......
anyways...happy clicking

8:50 AM  
Anonymous sherriff said...

I think food has completely taken over ur mind...even the photo was from the yeah photography can be quite addictive...and nowadys it is quite easy with the digital cameras...hoping to see lot of them

3:59 PM  
Blogger love life said...

i completely agree wit Sheriff,,all ur posts hv smethin' abt
i love eating too, neway..hmm

wud be glad if u cud put a pic of urs..
Happy Diwali and Happy New Year

5:31 PM  
Blogger hope and love said...

great pixs..!!
happy diwali..!!

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Wilson Samuel said...

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2:24 AM  
Blogger Stone said...

"little" nephew?? hmm this liltle seems to be pretty BIG in talent.
Btw, nice curtains!!
Say my "Hi" to Pallavi :-)

2:14 PM  
Blogger hotICE said...

true Diwali celebrations with gambling.. happy diwali (belated though)

2:45 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

since i'm one of the two who liked the drapes, thank u for 'nother nice pic ;luved the painting too - 'am waiting for the day when i'd put up my paintings on the walls in my house ***sigh****

3:11 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Good to see your note abt happy times... great going.. ensoy!

3:13 PM  
Blogger kickassso said...

I got stuck "down with the sickness "
all through Deepavali:(

6:15 AM  
Blogger johnny boy said...

Hey anumita!
Looong time.. even longer since u visited my space!
So how have u been? Great to know that u had great fun on Diwali! The festival of lights surely did light up your life! :)) Cool..
That portrait by ur hubby's nephew is awesome considering that he's a small fella! My congrats to him, and hope he makes it Big! Take care and have fun! seeya

9:18 PM  
Blogger Shubhodeep said...

back after a long time
enjoyed myself as usual reading ur posts.
do visit my new blog:

11:16 AM  
Blogger transience said...

i would have loved to see you in your sari, anumita.

12:18 PM  
Blogger NicoleBraganza said...

Hey-Diwali is great fun! Btw, came across one of your posts " of hostel times " --- sounds strangely like sophia hostel! were u there by any chance? or are all hostels the same??

12:52 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

I too like your drapes! And the picture on the wall is lovely. More, more more!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Pallavi said...

It was a absolute rocking time we had.. wanted a day more... :) just to chill ... LOL.. love the view from your house...

now its back to work.. boo hoo.. am feeling a little depressed now that its back to work... LOL...

hope to see you soon in Bangalore

12:47 PM  
Blogger Khushee said...

Wishing you a very very happy diwali! I'm late in wishing, but that's alright! :D

7:56 AM  
Blogger Santanu said...

I thought Diwali was all about lights and fireworks, but you give it a new angle with your food fascination :D

Nice to know you thoroughly enjoyed it. There is always winter ahead to hide our festive season excesses behind baggy sweaters ;)

We were lucky to slip into India just in time for hearing a few left-over crackers in Shillong. I know you grew up somewhere nearby. Lovely place!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Parna said...

great you folks had fun. Pallavi and i almost missed each other in bangalore. next time surely there is lots of catching up to do with many many people :)

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Kahini said...

Lovely pix. And call me, no? I'd love to meet Pallavi. Not to mention you!

8:46 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

gangadhar: Thank you.

rash: Thanks!

prerona: We always play cards with miserable amounts of money. And diwali in bbay is big. No crackers for me too but I love the season. Reply to big mail has been despatched.

abhishek: Yes I am just getting into it. Though hardly know how to operate the camera well.

sherriff: What to do! Am such a foodie. Since I dont have a separate food blog, have to use this for all food purposes too.

love life: Like I told sherriff, food is always on my mind. I cannot my own pic, so cant post.

hope and love: Thank you. Hope you had a lovely time too.

wilson samuel: Welcome and thanks for your kind words.

stone: Little nephew is really good. I wanted some more paintings but he gave me just one :(

hotice: Yes, though if you hear the amounts gambled you ll roll on the floor laughing. We will have to play an entire night to earn enough for a good dinner.

swathi: You paint? Wow! Please put up some pics.

chakra: Thank you. We try :)

kickassso: Hey, what happened? I hope you are feeling better now.

johnny boy: I was wondering if you went off for another trip. Thanks for your wishes.

shubhodeep: Thanks for reading and enjoying.

transience: Someday I ll send you a pic of me in a saree.

nicole: Not sophia's. But a hostel similar and close by. But your are right. All hostels are same.

weary hag: With such encouragement, will flood my blog with pics now!

pallavi: Yes, we too wanted a day more to just eat drink and laugh at home.

khushee: Thank you, Khushee!

santanu: Diwali is primarily about food. Make no mistakes. And in bbay we dont have winters to wear baggy sweaters and hide excess weight:( Yes, I know shillong is just next to the Bangladesh border. It must be beautiful now.

parna: You ll love her. Yes, plenty of people to meet and plenty to do.

kahini: Pallavi and Rocky have gone back. It was too hurried. Meet me?

12:34 AM  

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