HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Well, i know it is 5 days since the new year has begun. But as this is my first post of the year, i would like to wish all my readers(???), if any (pls to come out in the open and identify urself).
OK, So what is new about this year after all??? Apart from the dates that is (as the status message of one of my acquaintances tell). You open the paper, it is the same old stuff about someone getting killed, someone getting raped, someone committing a suicide and someone getting hurt. You move on in the paper and all you see the same old headlines … “Left threatens Government of withdrawing support”, “Secular forces (sic) unite against the communal BJP” (something which i can’t understand…. what is the criteria for being considered secular??), “X lashes out at Y”. You move on and you read the same old sports headlines too “India loses to XYZ …..” or an occasional “India thrashes XYZ”.
Another thing which i want to write about is the partying. Looking at the incidents happening in the New Year Parties in the past couple of years, is it really necessary to party to bring in the new year. I do have a couple of friends who will feel depressed if they don’t party on the new years day. I wonder why?? Apart from providing another “special” occasion to booze and dance and drop down, i can’t find any other thing associated with the New Year that makes it depressing if u don’t go to some crowded place filled with lechers of all shapes and size and dance to some arbit song. OK lest this make me feel like an old traditional fool (or uncle as some of my friends call me coz they think i am not as hep as them), lemme clarify. I have nothing against going out and partying, but i am just wondering at the absolute necessity of partying to bring in a new year. I for one, believe in bringing in the new year in some peace and solitude, which will anyway be lacking for the rest of the year. May be thats why i am called uncle.
Disclaimer: No Offense Meant (NOM) to anyone