In Festivals of india, Writing on November 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm
English: A Replica of the Kalighat Temple Kali at a Kali Puja Pandal at Behala, Kolkata বাংলা: কালীঘাটের কালীর প্রতিমূর্তি, দক্ষিণ কলকাতার বেহালার একটি কালীপূজা মণ্ডপে (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hardly I remember when did I spent Diwali at home last time. After 7 years, This Diwali I am home. Same old preparations same chores but there is magic in those works which brings back the childhood memories.
The Diwali Celebrations at Bangalore 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The excitement of Deepawali used to start a few days earlier with the start of cleaning mission. All rooms cupboards doors windows chairs dusted and whitewash starting… The holidays at school were the most exciting part of the holidays. We would purchase crackers in advance and would separate in so any ratios for each of us and some for Chhat Puja , that we would get confused which one for what. But that was still lots of fun. The Diwali day, we would get up early. Morning would be dedicated for purchasing of earthen pots for lighting. The cleaning them with water letting them dry , filling Kerosene Oil and them sealing them was the order of the day. In the neighborhood there was always a competition whose roofs remain lighted for longer hours. So the logical conclusion was to try to postpone lighting them as late as possible, So we would wait who goes first… then only we would light them. Inside mother would prepare for the feast only after Laxmi Puja. And there would be fury of colorful crackers all around. Our community celebrates the Kali Puja , one of the few areas which celebrate the puja in our city. So at evening we would go for darshan and seek blessings of Maa Kali.
Today, 13th novembor , It’s Pihu’s first Diwali.
In Uncategorized on October 31, 2011 at 12:13 am
I wish you all “Happy Chhath Puja” . This sacred festival falls 6 days after Diwali. mostly it’s celebrated in Bihar and UP. This festival devotees pray for The Sun god and his wife Goddess Chhath.
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In Crazy, Movie review, Pictures, Writing on October 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm
Random Access Version One becomes Ra 1 (sounds like RAVAN)
The Real Ra.One
Tum log har saal raavan ko isi din jalate ho kyunki tum jaante ho ke raavan kabhi nahi marta – RA.ONE(arjun rampal)
[ you guys burn raavan on this day(diwali?) every year because you know that raavan never dies]
Ravan – A demonic character from Hindu Mythology The Ramayana ; Powerful, devotee of Lord Shiva. Having 10 heads, he was considered to be Invincible .
This movie Ra.One is inspired from the same character with enormous power and strong ego. While one was the result of Lord Shiva blessings , other one is the mis-product of technology. Ra.One is the depiction of Evil while G.One ( Hindi meaning Life) is the Good One. As the Dussera symbolizes the victory of good over bad. Ra.One does the same.
With 0.01% chances of defeating Ra.One, G.One fights him with conviction (and off course with Blessings from Chitti)
The Superhero No !
This is story of a father( a nerd & a gaming programmer & an ANNA too) who loves his family esp his only son. His son is fascinated with the skills and power of the villain. His Appa promises him a super villain – Ra.One The movie begins when the system gets corrupted and the Super villain promises revenge. None can stop him except the Good One.
Basically story line and action is a mix of Hollywood Matrix / Terminator and Bollywood Krish / Ramayana. Off course the idea of the HEART (or HART) is borrowed from Iron Man. Arjun rampal as the Ra.One has brief presence. Bebo is dashing in “chhammak chhallo” and Akon’s voice has given it a midas touch. Graphically, a lot has been done in this movie too but somehow all looks ridiculous, unlike serious action of Krishh.
My Take: Children will love this movie. For Adults …watchable at most Once for Ra.ONE and g.ONE.
P.S.: I did find some connection between, so many commercials Ra. One the movie is associated with and the movie itself— That there was none.