Karva Chauth

Yesterday, married Hindu women from North India observed a strict fast (no food or water until the sighting of the moon) praying for the longevity of their husbands’ lives. I took to the roof to get some shots of the moon, but after playing hide-and-seek for a good half hour the moon chose to continue hiding under cloud cover. Thankfully, the women saw a dull blurred moon and that was enough to conclude their fast.

Personally, I don’t believe in it. I enjoy the rituals for their social significance but fasting never made sense to me. I believe in food, in eating it.

Nevertheless, a Happy Karva Chauth to everyone. 🙂

 

Good life

Ever since my return to Delhi 9 days ago, life has been anything but good. Bad news keeps floating in from everywhere. I don’t believe in coincidences, so something sinister has to be at play here. Oi, up there, if you are listening, dude, you have GOT TO STOP.

Meanwhile, I’ll curl up in a corner, listen to One Republic, remember the good times, and pretend it’s a good life.

When you’re happy like a fool 
Let it take you over 
When everything is out 
You gotta take it in 

Oh this has gotta be the good life 
This has gotta be the good life 
This could really be a good life, good life

– Good life by One Republic