If Bangaloreans can boast about their city, its weather in particular, we Chennaiites can go into raptures about its wide spread , in the form of a buffet and a la carte. The morning began with Dr.Karthick , who apart from his dexterity with the ghattam, proved how a hearty laugh is important to life. His two hour presentation comprising the good old Chennai , especially the greats of the past and the present in the music world regaled the audience throughout. However his light dig was focused more on a particular musician’s idiosyncrasies and quirks which made me wonder how he would have reacted if he was present at the event.
The evening had some ladies congregating on the occasion of Varamahalakshmi puja performed in the morning by some of them. It gave an opportunity to meet some common friends who attended it. Their spouses too didn’t feel left out as they too were invited. The evening also saw Janmashtami celebrated at a North Indian’s house where a mini Mathura was created right from the entrance of the sprawling bungalow to its inside. The bhajansby kumarKarandikar ‘Saaz’, of Pune were filled with religious fervor and the whole atmosphere was inkeeping with the occasion.
Well, since one can’t be in two places at a time, I missed the Independence Day celebrations and our Prime Minister’s speech telecast live on television!