Thursday, January 01, 2009

1st January 2009

After 6 glasses of smooth red wine made in Nasik, bought in Goa, consumed in Malad,


a mainly-qawali night from our very own 'fairly talented when drunk' troupe


coming home

when one man was already jogging in Goregaon East, a woman in Saibaba Complex was feeding some stray dogs, and a man outside another gate was tying white rags around a couple of stray puppies to protect them from the cold,

and another man in a lungi, plastic bucket in hand, was on his way to finding a private corner for his morning ablutions on Western Express Highway,


before going to sleep, first packing up the leftovers of palak paneer, rajma, mutton curry and peas pulao, cooked for 25 people, and eaten by 10 to the capacity of 5, because everyone had stuffed themselves with liquids by 2 am,

I am not really at my scintillating best, so I shall content myself

with wishing all of you a Happy New Year

and excuse myself for all your posts that I have not read yet.

Maybe tomorrow my head won't be throbbing quite this much.


Manjushree Abhinav said...

That sure is one long sentence for one hungover. Sleep it off, darling. And Happy New Year to you too.

dipali said...

Happy New Year, Banno.
Hope you feel fine when you wake up!

Banno said...

And to both of you, too. Grasshopper, Dipali.

Anonymous said...

Happy happy New Year, Banno, and I hope this is the year when we can meet up in person to drink more wine (hopefully you will have recovered by then)!

Pratz said...

Happy new year...though i seldom reading ur blog!!

Beth Loves Bollywood said...

Happy new year! I too am holding off on more words until I have gone to a coffee-fueled brunch (for which I am now late).

Banno said...

Oh yes, Memsaab. That will be the day! I'm fine, already :-)

Pratz, thank you. A happy new year to you too.

Beth, a happy new year! Here's to more words. And to more wine, and more coffee. Though I'm a tea-drinker.

Pitu said...

Awwww God bless the sweet stray pups and the luverly people feeding and protecting them. God, this makes my day!

Happy New Yr :-D

SUR NOTES said...

and a happy new year to you too. if the hangover is still hummin in your head come over for some more alcohol- best cure for that nasty headache.

Unknown said...

Happy new year Banno !

Tazeen said...

if you are this coherent when hung over, i can only wonder at how coherent you would be when sober !!!

Banno said...

Pitu, It was a lovely way to start New Year's day, watching these amazingly enthusiastic people in the morning.

Eve's lungs, and the same to you.

Tazeen, boring, I think :-). I need a little waywardness from time to time.

Mriganayanii said...

Ahaha! Banno, Happy New Year to you too.

anja said...

happy happy dear banno..sounds fabulous to me. LOVE the noteworthy images on your way home form debauchery.

Banno said...

Thanks, Mriganayanii.

Hey Anja, hope you had an equally fabulous beginning to the new year.

Tazeen, if you get back here, just want you to know I can't post a comment on your blog. ??? Do you think it's some Karachi-Mumbai thing?

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