I went for the Satya Narayan Puja at Karthik Sivakotis home. I had a great time.. the pandit there was very candid… although the candid moments came in telegu.. I managed a smile at my ignorance for the same!
I was taken aback by the surprise – Karthiks mom remembered me.
Need to mention, Karthik was one of the first juniors whom I had met.. and he calls me dada… today I discovered that this bhai of mine has a didi of his own, who is 3 years elder to me and a fantastic student.
Karthik was there with me at NIT Verve 08, and that was perhaps the last we worked together…
We had been in touch and today I was bowled over by the hospitality.
I love religious occasions be it of any religion..and this was a hindu ritual, way more elaborate than that of any bengalis, and yes better and comprehend-able. Listened to the Satya Narayan Katha.. felt good. Could connect to it, coz the stories were already known to me…
Met many juniors.. many of whose names I donot know.. There were Divya , Ashitang, Pratik, Rishav, Shouvik and many others..
Loved the time I had spent there..
Looking forward to more time spend with his family, if not necessarily with him! well I guess I need to learn Telegu!
Well this is supposed to be a candid and a personal post. Sorry , if knowingly or unknowingly I did hurt any of my readers… but its time i go and sit and study! Semesters ahead!