The Spirit of Holi These days I don’t play Holi, for any colour on me can be fatal, so I stay enclosed in the house. But before the operation, I used to love Holi, for what is Holi but the meeting of neighbours, friends and relatives, having Bhang, Thandai, and Masti. To those of you, who want to know the origin of Holi, pls stop here and leave. I don’t know a damn, and I don’t care that I don’t know anything. I just know that this is the end of winter, the start of summer, and a great day to do masti and Dhamaal. Yesterday, friends came over for cards in the afternoon after they played holi at their homes, called their married daughters etc. And all brough goodies to my house, those sweets, mithais, jalebis, and what not.And Harsha not in town, it was a free for all , we were very rowdy. Well when the cat is away , the mice play, but here it was a all male crowd, and sadly no Rakhee Sawant to add color to our party. Day before, the unthinkable happened. My friend called, to say his staff has disappeared, am I available to play cards ? I agreed, and soon all the other 8 guys agreed. And at 3 pm started Rummy, and at 7 started the india Bangladesh match. We usally close cards at 7.30 pm, but well the match had us hooked. Food came from outside, and it was 11/30 pm when we dispersed, but what a day we had, shouting, cursing the players, but in the end we were smiles, we won by the cats whiskers. Today morning, Friday, I received a video on whats app, about a holi celebration on the Spice Jet yesterday, where u see the airhostesses dancing in the alley, to the song, pichkari ho gayi, and boy what fun that is , and must have been for the passengers, and u can see a few dancing too. But last year same thing happened on a Jet Airlines I think, and there was a huge uproar, and the crew members suspended. Some sour passenger must have complained. And I fear here too some idiot is going to complain this his or her peace was disturbed. Sonu Nigam sang on a flight , the staff got the boot for allowing him to. For the life of me , I cannot understand what is wrong in this, friends. You are getting more than what u have paid for eh ! Why are we so serious about life, that is should run the same dry course, the same routine. There are people who say , we must meditate, remember god, not indulge in all these banal things, that blogging is a waste of time, blah blah. I say, that the greatest thing a person can do in life is to bring a smile on the faces of the people he meets. Tio make them forget their daily worries, and bring some joy int heir lives, by kind words, or by doing something crazy as dancing on the flight.I am sure the Airline crew was not paid anything extra for this jig, but still they went about, and brought smiles on the passengers faces. The video proves it. This one at the Airport last year Rajasthan is known for bhang on Holi. In the eighties, they would make samosas and pakodas mixed with Bhang, and if u eat a few, u eat the whole lot, so tasty they make it, and then the fun starts. That person feels very hungry, and he would want to eat 30 or 40 chappatis, a few kilos of sweets, and then conk off to sleep. And it so happens, that the mood of the person plays a big part.. if he was happy at the time he ate those samosas, he would keep laughting, and if he was sad, he would be crying for hours on end, and sleep off for a day. Holi was fun while it lasted, why do we have to get so serious in life. We all know no one will live forever, so why not have a ball, and make others smile . Happy belated Holi Friends. KAMAL MAHTANI When Big B was singing the National anthem rekha was very impressed and stood up to approach him, seeing this big B sang the last lines very loudly " Jaya hai jaya hai jaya hai" A dog died and the owner took it to a local Gurdwara. He asked the President and Granthi if he could organise a saskar and bhog for the dead animal which he loved so much. Granthi : No it's against our Rehat Maryada. We can't do such for animals. President : No. Never. We can't hold such Saskar and bhog for your dog in our Gurdwara but there is a Church down the village, maybe they will do such service for you. Man: .. but Bhai Saab will that Church accept a donation of $ 1million? The President shouted "Waheguru" why didnt you tell me your dog was a Sikh ? Granthi: Gurbani says all are equal including animals. We must always do Sarbat Da Bhalla. Honda India recalls 90,210 City & Mobilio cars to fix a fuel pipe fault. Every time I read about a Car manufacturer recalling their faulty vehicles .... I hope that one day our in-laws will also call us, accept their mistake & recall their product.... 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