If there’s something more cliche than gifting and receiving Soanpapdi on Diwali, it is the Happy New Year wishes. Saying Happy New Year to each and everyone with a smiling face is prevalent universally. The only day one would smile and greet others with the same intensity is the day when one is throwing a reception for the wedding. The smile gets inverted after that anyway. But the question looming over our heads is this: What’s the date by which you are going to accept Happy New Year’s wishes? Is it the first week of January? Or Mid-January? Or if you are meeting someone for the first time in late January? Is it really required to video call or just a ‘Same to you’ on Whatsapp would suffice?Continue reading “What’s the deadline for accepting Happy New Year Wishes?”
Happy New Year Dear Readers! (Yes, the 2-3 of you)
So, as I had promised, I did go to the office today. As expected, there was as much silence as there is silence in a curfew laden area.
When I opened my mailbox and saw a flurry of Working from Home emails, my sarcasm meter went haywire and I sent ‘Working from Office’ mail to many. Sarcasm getting charged up early in the morning is a good sign. Right?
Few good things happened though.
- Even when the colleagues weren’t there, there were no abstainers from the helpers and pantry workers. That shows how much these celebrations meant to those who don’t have the privilege like us to skip work. (You may argue that you have earned this but do you think that time would stay the same.)
- Someone came to my desk and wished me a happy new year. Who does that nowadays?
- I bought hosting space for my domain. After much pain, it is finally live now at abhinavbhatt.com
What did the new year bring for you?