|Eid Party with a difference -- over a round of antakshari|
|Banoo Apa arrives|
But it was more about the flooding in the Garden that we had to contend with this morning. In fact, the party was almost scrapped apprehending a low turnout because of the incessant rains since last night. The Club was equally divided over whether to carry on with the party or defer it till Monday. Ultimately
|Shekhawat ready to|
leave with his Eid box
Meanwhile, we shifted in and out of the China Hut while trying to dodge the rain. The exercises were conducted inside and since Arun was getting delayed, we spilled outside on the garden chairs for an impromptu session of antakshsari. Once
|Celebration shifts inside the China Hut|
By then most of the members had somehow made it to the Garden -- including Pushpa Gupta, Karun Sharma, Naseem Khan and several others who had become scarce in the past few weeks. It was a happy gathering and an unusual event, given the inclement weather, but well embracing the spirit of Eid -- as the accompanying pictures would indicate. We left the Garden holding on to our food boxes, a happier lot.
Lt Col Angad Singh (retd):
We have to follow certain rules while in the Garden. But for these rules, we would have enjoyed the food together in a better manner than having to carry the boxes home.
It is good that we had the Eid party today. Monday is going to be a very rainy day.
Very nice party given by Big Laaf. Everybody enjoyed antakshari also. Thank you Arun-bhai and Razia-ji and all the other members who helped in making the Eid party a memorable event.