Did you have a nice time at the Get together in Hyderabad? asked my husband who knew that I was keen on attending the event got up by my family to celebrate the silver wedding of a close relative.
It was wonderful! I said and you missed it, I added.
What’s so wonderful about these events? One is not different from the other, You eat, chat and disperse, he commented.
You are wrong because for once “food” took a back seat and importance was given to entertainment, I said.
Did they screen a movie or stage a play? He asked.
Neither, because they are mundane and these things don’t need any effort on the part of the organizers, I said.
Then why don’t you tell me what was the event like?
It was a combination of tradition and modernity and the event was organized by all youngsters, I said.
What do youngsters these days know about tradition, I wonder, he remarked.
Infact they seemed to know quite a lot. They chanted slokas from the Vedas and also sang popular songs suitable to the occasion. Besides there were a number of games which provided “food for thought “I said going into raptures about the unique Get together.
Thank God, I didn’t yield to your persuasion to accompany you for this Get together you seem to think so high of. I feel “ appeasing the taste buds” is more important than “appeasing the intellect”, he quipped.
n.meera raghavendra rao