Friday, October 10, 2008

the post pujo post


like each year,this year, too, the pujos went past in a blink of an eye...it's kind of crazy how we wait with baited breath for these 5 days and they just zoom past like a spoilt brat who has just laid his hands on his dad's car!
the other day,we were discussing which day of the pujos we love the best...i said "shoptomi" because that's the day when everyone is filled up with joy at the onset of the pujos.ashtami becomes too hectic with anjali and family meals and there hasn't been one nobomi when i haven't felt down.
also this puja,i realised i am getting more and more claustrophobic and just the thought of standing amongst crowds,gives me jitters.the only trip i made to maddox this year was in the morning and i couldnt be happier.each time i drove past that place,i saw the crowd and exclaimed how it was getting worse with each year.even when we all started dancing last evening before the bhashan,i found it difficult to stand amidst the damp smell of dhuno,sweat and alcohol.
but if there's something i love about the pujos,it's the dhunuchi naach...i think words like "beautiful" were invented for things like this.the way the sublime smoke rises from that little clay vessel-painting fluid shapes across the night sky...and the way the dancer twirls around the vessel without dropping the coir inside,is nothing short of an art.i also love the sound of dhaak...way more than the "tasha" that plays during the bhashan.
i can just go on...but i guess it's best to keep some memories to yourself-the old friends' lunch,the 5 star lunch,the nagordolna ride...
sigh,all i can hope is "aashche bochhor abaar hobe!"
and before i forget,shubho bijoya to all of you .

18 comments:

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

shubho bijoya!
and i love the dhunuchi naach too.

Clezevra said...

yes, i know. BLink, and they're gone, despite all the effort to keep your eyes wide open!
Shubho bijoya!

madlyinlove said...

Shubho Bijoya. Interesting blog!

I'd like to blog roll you.

Rahul Saha said...

pujo. thats one thing i don't miss about cal. its always been too much for me really.

Sromana said...

I came across your blog randomly and i must say it was kind of a 'bijoya' treat for me..:-)
Nice blog!

phoenix said...

hey shubho bijoya

i know what you meant when you said the pujas went away in the blink of an eye...

hmmph damn these MNC...i cudnt even spend time with my guy...drat!

Fishy! said...

I'm not that big a fan of the Pujos, but I do like the dhunuchi naach, the anjali, the lights, and of course- the dhaak.
And yes, Shubho Bijoya to you too!

reema said...

at least u attended pujo in kolkata and had fun.... my progressive mumbai...dsnt give me such an opportunity!...
btw...i like ur post especially the fallin in nonomi part! :P

little boxes said...

@ reema:i actually meant i feel down/sad but yeah,now that you remind me,i have also fallen down quite often :P

sujaan said...

shubho bijoya, second time now...for the second year in a row i'm not in cal for pujo...sob sob...

Lucid Darkness said...

Shubho bijoya!

a-fool-such-as-i said...

hey
shubho bijoya
interesting blog!
i like the way you write!

wild iris said...

//zoom past like a spoilt brat who has just laid his hands on his dad's car//
LOVE the simile, lol! Totally gona use it from now on :P
And everything sounds great, though I dont understand much about the pujas and stuff :/ Looks like you're having fun!

Burberry Princess.. said...

yep! the lunches =D
aabar aashbe =/

love!

Enchantress said...

feeling quite the same...and waiting for diwali

Neel said...

it's true that pujo has become very crowded and tiresome. it's true that with age we somehow can't take the crowd. the worst part of the pujo are the traffic and the road blocks.
but even then it's one of my best times in cal. It's somehow still as magical as ever. The sheer mood of the city...

wet diamond said...

Heyy! Fancy finding your blog here :) I know exactly what you mean, I love that dance they perform on the last day, holding the incense clay pots swaying as if in a trance..it's beautiful..
If you're wondering who this is, it's me, Nandini :)

Aruni RC said...

belated shubho bijoya to you too!