...was good fun and quite eventful with the following things happening :
1. Vishu (Kerala New Year) was on 14th April. It didn't feel like Vishu at all this time around. I got up with Pree showing me Lord Krishna's picture on her MOBILE PHONE! If you happen to be a non-mallu, then let me tell you... we (the youngsters and ahem... the not-so-young people) are supposed to see our God's statuette or picture (nothing or no one else) the moment we wake up. Usually, this happens with an elderly person leading us to the pooja room by covering our eyes with their hands. Didn't know this year Vishu was to become so modern.
2. Another speciality of Vishu is that the elders are supposed to give cash to the younger ones. This was the first time I gave money to the kids! Yay me!
3. What made Vishu even more special was that from morning onwards till late evening I kept on seeing peacocks in the field! When my relatives told me that peacocks were actually roaming around in our place, I didn't believe em at first. I thought 'Shya.. they must have seen some teenage mutant ninja chickens but not peacocks for sure!' But when I finally saw em, I was completely fida. I had to take some pics!! In my peacock blue salwar, I went behind em and I believe by the end of all the photo sessions I started walking around like a peacock myself.
I couldn't take any close up snaps coz they sense humans arriving quite quickly and can run away pretty fast. But oh well.. I am hoping that the people who read my blog aren't that blind! ;)
4. I went saree shopping! I got a Kerala saree and the funny part is that the saleswoman was into maska-lagaoing me big time. She helped me with wearing the saree and while I was admiring myself on the mirror she remarked 'Because you are soooo tall madam, wearing saree will suit you'. My whole family and I were confused for a second, before we realized.... I was wearing my highest of heels that day. But I felt good nevertheless ;)
Some events can bring you closer to your family. After Vishu, I just feel a lot more closer to them. I know I bitch a lot about my relatives in here, but at the same time I can't help feeling blessed that I belong to such a CRAZY and fun-filled family who sticks together no matter what happens. I guess it was during one of those moments, that I created the following collage. The words are highly inspired from the song in Dostana but nothing else was coming on my mind at that time. So here it is -