|BANOO APA: for spoiling|
us silly with tons of eats!
|PRADEEP GUPTA: for the|
luddoos celebrating his
The HOLI song from the film, Silsila was not an act here. It was in everybody’s heart and spirit. While most in the city were either fast asleep or still enjoying their morning cuppa on this festive day, it was raining colours and flower petals on the 50-odd people in the Garden who had joined the Club’s Holi celebration.
The group was at its festive best, playing with gulal and wishing one another. All those apprehensive of the colours and the talk of ‘restrained Holi’ was nowhere to be seen. The highlight of the celebration was the ‘loot girl’ Bhaswati Bose (ref post of March 1). She took control of Bose Babu and invited everybody to ‘colour assault’ him. Out came the 'champion of fun', Dilip Babani, to douse the hapless captive.
|KIRAN PRAKASH: GUEST|
WRITER OF TODAY'S POST
Such was the involvement of our yet-to-be member Siba Prasad Maitra, that he applied gulal to one and all and wishing them. Another worth mentioning sight was somebody touching the feet of all elders after applying gulal. In today’s India, where else can you witness this traditional Indian culture, but in the Garden? And if colour and petals were not enough, the group was also treated with plenty of eats to be gulped down with refreshing glasses of thandai -- thanks to Srichand Arora.
The early morning exercises too had its moments of excitement. The absence of Shekhawat’s make-believe sallis and the presence of his wife deprived us the pleasure of witnessing the true colours of Shekhawat we are so accustomed to. In the absence of seasoned teachers like Nahid Khan, Arora had no choice but to conduct the physical exercises. Many thought that his faltering on the sequence was because of his wife present in the circle. Arora agreed to disagree. Kiran Prakash eventually suggested not to look at his wife while conducting the exercises! Another surprise for the day was Bihari Milwani. He was seen, for the first time, in a pair of shorts. We are leaving you with some lively pictures to let your imagination run wild... till we celebrate the next Holi in 2016.
Wow, my dear Kiran Prakash! What a true description of the day's celebration. I can bet you have written a couple of books earlier. Keep it up. Would like to see you, Dilip and Bhaswati as guest writers again and again.
Lt Col Angad Singh (retd):
The fervor and gusto with which Holi was celebrated, reflects the love of everyone has towards one another. This is a spirited devotion to be emulated by everyone. Kiran Prakash-ji, you have described the whole event in a befitting manner. Keep it up.
Very enjoyable read. The festive spirit of our celebration has been captured so well by our new guest writer. Kiran Prakash-ji, we look forward to more of such refreshing blog posts.