December 2, 2011

Reel Christmas

The last month of 2011 has begun and it looks rather promising on the entertainment front! Although for most, in India, Christmas is not really a huge deal – we have our own set of elaborate festivities to deal with. I’ve never seen or been a part of authentic Christmas celebrations – the ornate trees, carols, the traditional meals consisting of roast turkey, served with roast potatoes, parsnips; not to forget the glorious plum cake and Christmas pudding! Most of these are yet only a reflection of my imagination shaped by the beautiful words of Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Dickens and JK Rowling among others. How I would…

December 17, 2010

December

Yes, I graduated. Although I did not get to wear the rented robes, or toss the hat with the tassels or even meet the people I spent two precious years atop a hill. It was a picture in mind that when I would finally post-graduate, the ceremony would be grander; it would all be a little more flashy and different. But I spent the Sunday at home, with the idiot box. However, no regrets. Complicated plans made hardly materialize, and it would be near impossible to expect that the parents would be able to make the ceremony. So I made do with the next best thing- Facebook. Status messages and…