Monday, January 14, 2013

Dheel de dheel de de re bhaiya

Happy Makar Sakranti! Or as we call it in Gujarat, Uttrayan. I'm sure I've blogged about this before, but it was such a wonderful part of my college years that I can't help but go back in time.

On this fateful day, every selfrespecting Amdavadi retreats to his/her (or a friend's) place in the old city.From morning till evening, the skies of the city resemble a colorful battleground dotted by millions of kites trying to outdo each other. If you've read the Kite Runner, multiply that by a thousand. The only breaks taken are to gorge on a delicacy prepared only for this day called undiyu.

As all my friends were migrants to the city, thankfully 2 of our guju friends had a place in the old city to host us and moms who cooked the best undiyu in the world!

Happy Uttrayan Amdavad..go get them!

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