Monday, October 22, 2012

Ashtami Greetings, Blogdosts...

I love going to the Durga Badi at Tejpal.... have been doing so without a break for the past 25 years. Last night was just wonderful. For the first time, the dynamic organising committee had announced a dance competition. This is a unique form of worship, when devotees bearing earthen ware containers spewing clouds of fragrant dhoop, dance for the Goddess, swaying to the hypnotic beats of the dhaak. There's always a large representation of the members of the South Mumbai Bengali community,who show up in all their traditional finery, to offer pushpanjali and aarti to Ma Durga. It's a marvelous way to foster a feeling of community and togetherness....I wish I had clicked pictures of the talented dancers. But for those of you who'd like to watch the dance, check out Sanjay Dutt's version of it in - was it 'Devdas'?
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My jury duty at MAMI continues. Apart from the aborted screening of L'Ámour, film enthusiasts have been gorging on great cinema. I enjoyed ''Á Happy Reunion'- shot in Taipei and Hangzhou,  a shamelessly sentimental saga - very much in the Bollywood tradition.
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When I met Yash Chopra at Amitabh Bachchan's 70th Birthday party (we were seated at the same table), I somehow felt it would be the last time... even though he was in a good mood and didn't look ill at all.So, last night, when the news flashed on television, I wasn't surprised in the least. A tiny mosquito felled a giant of a man. Teaches one a thing or two about perspectives....

12 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Subho Ashtami to you.

RIP Yash Ji... Prayers.

Pooja Rathore said...

You are looking so good de I mean you are literally glowing the saree color complements so well.....you are glowing like a bright bulb ...loved the pic.
About yash Chopra RIP ,you are blessed with good gut and intuition.

Tushar said...

yellow bindi :-)

Divya Virmani said...

Was shocked to hear about Yash Chopra! Didn't even think of an end this way, especially when Jab Tak Hain Jaan is about to release... May God Bless His Soul! We'll never forget the most memorable romantic movies he gave us...

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Ambika said...

Sanjay Dutt in Parineeta, I think. Not Devdad

bikashjit said...

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Please judge my defination that Ive made:

What is Hinglish ?
Its an language, a mixture of hindi +english.
People who speaks hinglish uses english words only for nouns, adjective, interjection, conjucation.

Dreamlike said...

yes Parineeta..I often call it as Parineeti by mistake these days:))

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