Before you decide that I am going all psycho/philo on you, on to lighter things - Diwali was great fun. We forgot all about calories and exercise and fitness and consumed a couple boras of sugar each in mithai. The next morning, M got on to the weighing scales and mournfully declaimed - "The human body is merciless". I was forewarned and I didn't check the damage at all. Escapism is the best form of defense.
Adi rediscovered his sweet tooth (forgotten in the love affair with the aloo parantha) and declared 'WANT' when he saw laddoos and malai pedas. Yes, yes he is our son alright. We slipped in our favourite teppenyaki meal at India Jones and with some Pater Sangiovese circulating in the system, all seemed to be well with the world. And before all of this, a bunch of us bloggers from Mumbai - Ro (in the midst of her week of sin), Kiran (accompanied by the getting cuter every day and now a big boy because he is FIVE YEARS OLD Krish) , Sur (getting international with films showing in Europe, woo hoo) and Orange Jammies (Hi, if you are reading this, OJ!) met up with The Mad Momma. MM was a little under the weather so hop across (assuming there is any reader here who does not read her, an extremely unlikely event) and send some get-well wishes her way.
On Diwali night, as always, we downloaded Om Jai Jagdish on one laptop and the lyrics on the other one and sang along while Adi ran riot wanting to climb on top of the dining table and find the 'delete all' button. Religion gets hi-tech, what can I say?
M told me that if I am missing Delhi so much, he is willing to pack me off for a week, anything to get the moping out of me. So I might just plan a trip sooner than later (and never return to Bombay, you hear?), depending on some stuff I need to do. (I almost made an error while typing out 'stuff' just now that would have made this blog plummet from 'parental guidance advised' to 'downright vulgar, avoid'.)
And now, the festival season progresses from Diwali to Halloween. I love Halloween though I have never been in a western country at that time to really experience firsthand the spookiness of it all. I am making do with watching endless horror movies these days. What about you though? Any plans?