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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Calcutta mood - Winter!




Finally, it is that time of the year - the Christmas, the New Year... festival time! Holidays!
Yeah, I know, many of you are gearing up for this season. Even Kolkata is getting ready for the "silent night, holy night...". Cakes and pastries are already out - luring people like me! :P (just in case you did not know, I love cakes).

In addition to these, there are Christmas trees, decorative lights, stars. Kolkata is an emotional city. People were mad with excitement when Maradona (with the 'hand of God' fame) arrived in the city. They cried when celebs like Princess Diana or the Pop Superstar Michael Jackson left this world. The same city did not care to have a single look at the badly injured guy who was left to his fate at night near the VIP Road. They embraced the kindness of Mother Terresa (she was an angel, really!). But they also burnt the Eden Gardens stadium when India lost a test cricket match against Pakistan. Every emotion, every mood is on display. People show what they love and they show what they hate! Strong display... nothing hush hush..

But then, no city is perfect! Kolkata is not! And yet... it is the city of hope, city of dreams.. or the "city of Joy" (as is more popularly known). I even loved the name Calcutta. Kolkata is bong, but Calcutta sounded smart! :P [But guys, please don't say Kolkotta/Kolkatta, that is nether here, nor there]... oops I don't want to sound like that authoritarian guy.. what's his name! Oh I forgot! He is not in the news nowadays! [till he decides to create a new controversy]... Forget it friends, as Shakespeare said, "What's in a name!"

So, the celebrations have begun! Although there is a strong indication that the weather would betray the mood! With temperatures hovering on and around 19-25 degree Celsius, it sometimes seems tough to believe that the season is "winter"! In any case, people would still wear jackets, well, even with the chances of perspiration! Farmville fields would still be covered with snow, even for the users from Kolkata! Hey it's winter, man!! (at least going by the calendar).. So, time for celebrations!!!

And also another year almost comes to an end. 2009 was significant for me, for us, for India and also for the world in many ways. 2010 should be interesting as well! I would shortly come up with the pros and cons of the year 2009 and new resolutions for the new year! New hopes... new expectations... new dreams... new realizations...

Until next time......................



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8 comments:

BK Chowla said...

Delliwalas think winter starts when the Temp drops to less than 11c during day time.
Marry X,mass and a happy new year.

Chiranjib said...

@B K Chowla
Yep! Merry X-Mas and a very happy new year (in advance)!!

Gyanban said...

Enjoy the festive season, it has different meanings at different ages...;-)

vimmuuu said...

Merry Xmas buddy and a happy new year ! and regarding the names?? Im waiting for the day when India becomes 'Bharat' :D :D :D :D

Chiranjib said...

@Gyanban
Yep! You enjoy as well! ;)

Chiranjib said...

@vimmuuu
Merry X-mas and Happy New Year! (well, in advance)
LOL! The day is not far when India becomes Bharat! And believe me, there would be large scale debates on whether this should be called Hindustan, Hind, Bharat or some new name!! :D :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Chiranjib said...

@Anonymous
Thank you so much! Keep visiting!