Friday, October 07, 2005

headphone dandiya

i am sorely disappointed by the court order to allow navratri celebrations till late at night; rather than until the 10 o’clock deadline that was set. first there was my irritation that such a deadline existed in the first place- such middle class, middle aged morality but now, besides the obvious annoyance at such a blatant example of favoritism towards a particular community (christians were not allowed to conduct midnight mass!); i am really pissed that i don’t get to see the wire free headphone dandiya i was promised by news reports. can you imagine these gujju boys and girls, dressed up in their finest, twirling around to music that only they hear? from reports (dishita from the third year) i heard that only little kids wear these headphones- sometimes.. too bad.

1 comment:

mentioned maturity said...

well neither are the atrocities of - traffic jams, drunk-to-the-pit devotees,endless noisy bands and unbearable loud speakers - that the city bears during the three visarjan days any fair-er, or the noisy fire-crackers that dont even stop for breath during diwali. if that is festivity, this is too! and way more civilised and prettier to watch...
abt the mid-night mass and the ramazan-azaan, yes thats unfair. but i guess thats more to do with a bias towards non-hindu...