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Post Diwali Hangover – A Poem


For a Delhiite,
A post Diwali hangover means
Smudged rangolis,
Dried up flower petals,
Dewy mornings,
Cloudy skies,
Sore throats,
Congested chests,
While Lord Ganesha looks on,
As we prepare for another harsh winter ahead…

Last Day In Last Office


Today, as my eyes rove around in my new office, I smile as I think of my last day in my previous office last week where I served for about 2-1/2 years…

I was in a very tumultuous mood that day. Waves of bitterness and feelings of disappointment kept swamping over me, threatening to drown me into their abyss. I had to take great pains to ensure that that I didn’t utter a single bitter word and my eyes didn’t fill with tears because in corporate circles it’s very important to leave with a good note.  I wanted to walk out on my last day with a smile on my face and my head held high.

I was lucky that day. A colleague had brought Eid sweets for everyone in the office. When he learnt that I was not going to come to office from next day onwards, he gave me extra helpings of the seviyan. I felt really good. The sweetness of the sweets neutralized the bitterness that kept hitting my tongue and gave me a feeling of being sent off with a warm farewell. If I will remember anyone from that office for a very long time, it will be this person who fed me with Eid sweets on my last day…

While I was walking out, I observed that special preparations were going on for an upcoming event in the showroom. The floor near the exit door was being decorated with rangolis of Marigold flowers. I clicked several pics of these rangoli patterns as I walked past them. I told myself that it was God’s way of making me feel like a movie star and making my exit a glamorous one as in films…

Here are some more pics…


—Jasbir Chatterjee

13 July 2016