Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Diwali in 2006 in US

Jab Hind ki galiyon mein taarey chamakte hain,
Jab kabhie shehron mein jugnu nazar aate hain,
Jab raahon mein kushiyon ke diye jhalte hain,
Jab kuch pal ke liye ghum bhi muskuraate hain,
Jo har manzar se niraalli hai, wohi bhai apni Diwali hai.

Dekh kar duniya ko,
chaand aasmaan se yeh kehta hai,
Aaj Hindustan chamakta hai bhai aasmaan jaisa lagta hai,
Suraaj bhi aaj kal bharat ke noor se jalta hai,
Apna watan aisa chaman hai doston, jisme har dil ki kali khilti hai.

Oct 2006 ki diwali mujhe aur mere doston ko bhi yaad rahegi. Bahut rules padne ke baad, badi mushkil se shop search karke humne fireworks buy kiye. Most firecrackers had visual effects. I had bought different kinds of sparkles(anar des mein).
The weekend started with two bollywood movies back to back. We saw Jaan-e-Mann and Don back to back. The best part on Jaan-e-Mann was that only 3 of us were there. Prashant, vaibhav and myself were the royal kings watching Jaan-e-Mann in the theatre. Akshays smile was good to throw all of us into his laughter gimmick. After 30 min break we watched Don. In the break we had to run and grab quick dinner from Wendy's. So much time management skills are needed to see two movies.
After working on saturday morning, it was feast time at lunch. Our very own Nikhil arora(Aka Vaibhav goel, chief chef, B206) made kachori's, kheer, poori, sabzi and all. After wonderful lunch we had few games of carrom. In evening we all got ready to make a visit to Temple. All 6 of us were dressed in some sort of Kurta. There was huge rush at temple. Now comes the execiting part when we reached home. It was time to busrt some....crackers; people. Everyone was bit scared by thinking what will happen if cops come and many other questions. Although PK had seen on website that lighting these fireworks was legal in US, we were still bit scared. We finally found a place away from homes and car and started to light crackers. On seeing the lights of first cracker, everyone forgot about cops and was toally into festive mood. It was with same zest we were firing crackers as in Des. Jaldi se next fuljhadi jalao, next anaar le kar aayo, arre smabhal ke wahan pe anaar rakha hai...was the voices heard frequently. Woww, it was great fun to see lights on the dark night.
At dinner time, my friends were invited to Kaushik's place. I accompnaied them and that was great move. I ate chakli, ghujia, sev, dahi wada, kadi and all good food items at his place, Bhabhiji had prepared great food. At 11pm we were back to our own house. What next!!. How can a diwali night go without a game of flash(teen patti). So it was again 4 of us playing teen patti with cents. I made no gain no loss at the end of the game.
Even the next days dinner was good. I was invited at Roopesh home. Even there I had a sumptuos dinner with all diwali special items.
It was a wonderful diwali in US. It becomes mor special thinking of my last diwali in US when I had celebrated it by just making phone calls. May every diwali be such wonderful with all lights and crackers.

A nice video can be seen on http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2516098946991876953&hl=en


Ankss said...

Bhai mere jab aaplog crackers jala rahe the tab neighbours log ya aju baju wale bahar nahi aye eventhough aap log free space me jala rahe the!!!! (thoda aur add karo apne blog me iske bare me)

One more thing, U three are alone in theater for JAANEMAN movie???

Well u proved tht INDIANS can njoy there festivals any where n never forget there religion

akash said...

happy diwali(belated)

well i dont know how u managed food in the intervals. and u were the only ppl in the movie hall???????? wow, good that it was evil dead.