Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Onam time...

Apologies for the late post.. but well.. better late..

First Onam at IDC for our batch.. and the best one.. the non-mallus will also agree with this... Nobody amongst us had much idea about a pookkalam before this day... The way it came out.. we were more than happy! :)


It all started at 12'o clock in the night when the mallus brainstormed and our chief designer Vinny the phoo came up with a great design..

Morning 3:30 a.m. : somehow managed to pull ourselves up and went to Dadar..

Yes.. thats our very own harried hari puttar..eyes wide open(for a change)..


We all know Mumbai never sleeps, and Dadar station lives upto it.. So much hustle-bustle even in the wee hours..


Aur ye raha hamara phoolwala:


We had a truckload.. sorry cabload of flowers to carry.. Somehow managed to get a good porter to get the stuff to IIT :D..

In the meanwhile our junta had swept the pookkalam space and laid out the design.. The flowers arrived in sometime..



Separating the petals from the flowers was one hell of a task... Great job guys..


We needed an excuse to bunk the morning lecture.. what better reason! ;)


So.. There's our pookkalam.. ready to be lighted... :)


Once done we changed to our traditional 'mundu' attire..
We decided to make the occasion more auspicious by inviting our profs to ignite the velakku (lamp) and of course there were the sweetmeats to be distributed..

Wow... this looks good.. now..where are the sweets?


Harish seems to be convincing that the pookallam idea is not as komblikated as his toy!


After a long wait Vinny the phoo gets matches... Ah! Khush to bahut hoge tum...


Our profs do the honours.. in order..
Rao Sir


Athvankar Sir


Bapat Sir


Sadhu Sir


RajaMohanty Sir


Everythings okay?


Beauty!
Now the most awaited moment.. sweets... we had to drop the payasam plan as 'Maddoo' was closed..

Main bhi.. main bhi..


Ek se mera kya hoga?

Then there was the photo op session... Lots of them but didn't want to bore you guys..

Special thanks to chioo, bakshi, cbc, maccha , pug, val-(d)e and all others.. :)





The fun doesn't end here... we all felt we had worked very hard and it was time to party :D.. So we went to a Malwani joint called Solkadi.. The food was deleeeecious... yummy..





Well.. what after dinner? We felt it would be injustice to the dinner if we don't top it up with a dessert... so.. next destination... CCD..









After goofing around for sometime we felt that this is not the right place... will go somewhere else... So after pissing off the CCD waiters we moved on to Shivsagar.. Must say was a good decision..









Burrp!! Sorry.. After all this sumptous dinner we somehow dragged ourselves back to IIT... then what? Zzzzzzz.....

Ah! What a day...

15 comments:

neYYan said...

Wow!!!!!
kya baat hai!!!.. I'm jumping with joy!!

great guys.. nice to have a great onam.. and so happy that it's there on the blog for us to share.. great..

feel's so good to be in touch with IDC!!!

Great going guys!!.. keep it alive..

really missed Onam here..!!.
Missing IDC too..

Yenjaaay!!!!

IDCROX!!!!!

neYYan said...

oi.. forgot to say!!!

The blog is just great..

Well documented..
nicely written..
and lot of images!!.

just great!!
keep it up!!

Kumar Ahir said...

so that became a full day event.
well done. missing IDC big time.
keep it up and keep us updated about the happenings

vaibhavbakhshi said...

Wow Buddy,...
what a vivid documentation of the day. I could almost relive the fun...
Great day...Greater memories...

Whoooopppiieee...

Milind said...

Wow.. now i dont even feel like i missed Onam. Great job! Seems you guys had a lotta fun..

manoj said...

hey awesome job..reminded me abt our onam...keep it up

pushkya said...

IDC spirit lives on! ---
3 Cheers aideecee! aideecee!
Missing the place like never before!

adu said...

It was nice indeed to experience onam festivities the other day! Did not contribute much though...you folks completely rocked the show :)

parththefirst said...

oye...nice penmanship to let us know that the tradition goes on! Missing IDC.. :(

HashbasH said...

Wat to say man....
i could even smell the flowers...
great work...
M.des should be 5 yrs yaar...

Girija said...

Lots of hard work........great doing .......

Sumsmahajan said...

Great work guys...keep it up...
become nostalgic yaa ...!

Harish said...

First time doing an Onam - Really glad it came out 2 b a memorable Gr8 Bang :)

Ashik said...

Great work for Onam... and a well written blog :), i missed it.

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