Yesterday was my birthday. I turned a quarter of a century old. And I don't like birthdays. Actually, I don't like my birthday, I don't mind celebrating other's birthdays. Why do I think birthdays suck? It is not because they make me feel old, the common reason why people don't like birthdays; I don't even mind getting old. (more…)
Today is Gudi Padwa, and it marks the beginning of the New Year in the Hindu calendar. It also marks the beginning of a new agricultural harvest season. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month, which is the first month in the lunar Hindu Calendar. (more…)
Having such an ever-changing and unexpected life, I have experienced Christmas in many ways. My favorite are still when I was a kid in Mexico City, and between the 24th and 25th I would go to grandma's house, and my great-grandparent's house, and my dad's house, and everywhere I went I would eat delicious food and receive tons of presents which included the occasional ugly clothes, but mostly awesome presents. And then Santa, oh man!
While in rural India, I was invited to Vaishnavi's 19th birthday. Shekhar picked me up in his scooter at 6pm and we headed to town where Vaishnavi lives. I was staying in the outskirts of the town/city. This was my first time attending a traditional Indian style birthday celebration. (more…)