Monday, October 23, 2006

Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai

A Very Happy Eid Mubarak to everyone.

There is a song from the movie Duplicate. It goes something like 'Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai' before breaking into a nonsensical tune of 'La lai lai lai lai'. The video is on Youtube.

I LOVE that song. It is the ultimate carefree song. I am going to sing La lai lai lai without any care in this world as to what people think of me, Shah Rukh Khan seems to be saying. You sing that song when you are very happy.

That's how I felt when Dad told me, at 11.45 pm, that Nugget mosque has declared that the moon was seen, and Eid is tomorrow (Monday). I had taken a day off tomorrow and it would be pretty weird to go back to work.

"Hey, didn't you say you had ... what you call it .. Eid ... today?"

"Ya, um, about that boss, heh heh, funny story ..."

My sister had called up her girlfriends for a Mehndi night, where the girls practically dress up in Eid attire and apply henna to each other's hands and then stare at each other for two hours while it dries. Sounds like fun. There was some dancing and singing as well. Singing mostly by our CD player blaring out re-remixed Himmesh songs, while the girls did bhangra (which is basically a dance you do when you don't know how to dance). Hmm - I lie, some of them did know how to dance.

I was told to go out of the house as some of the girls were shy.

Ya, fat chance. I told my sister I am going to see a movie. Then I went out after Maghreb to eat out with some friends. And then returned with them. It's the end of Ramadan. I don't have to be the nice guy anymore.

Now I am under house arrest in my room.

La lai lai lai lai ... la lai lai lai lai...

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13 comments:

Suroor said...

Eid Muabark, dear Mezba!

Rajputro said...

Eid mubarak brother.
Looks like I'm not the only one with the 'room arrest' thing by my sister.

mezba said...

Suroor, Rajputro: Eid mubarak to you guys too. It's fantastic weather here today, they predicted freezing rain and we have brilliant sunshine. Always the Eid miracle.

Anonymous said...

Eid Mubarak!

'liya said...

Eid Mubarak!

You should have joined in the bhangra lol.

Anonymous said...

Eid Mubarak :D

- SH

isheeta said...

Eid Mubarak, Mezba!! A day late, but I was revelling in the festivities last night!

This was the cutest post Ive read by you... did you know you could tell the michief in your writing here?! Like the video, haha... Id never even seen this before... Juhi looks really cute.... ah, back in the Bollywood days when there was a semblance of izzat!

Hasan Mubarak said...

Wish you and your loved ones a very happy & blessed Eid!!

And, yeah, I love that song too!

NAB said...

hahahaaaaa! jeez.

sabrina said...

Salam, bro!

Eid mubarak to you too!
I know this comes late....

Kul 3am wa antum bekhair!

And you are right. I did relocate, from the West to the North East. Eid with new people... it was actually rather nice. i never thought a University Muslim community would be so close knit to have a Eid dinner, the day of Eid, at one of the alumni's house. I really never experienced that in the United States. For once it felt like Bangladesh, where we have Eid dinner ON eid day! Or maybe it's beacuse of the fact all the students are are one way or the other away from home and this older student did the best thing by hosting a dinner where we all came together and got to know each other!

Wow... I think I am just writing another blog entry!!!

Let me shut up!

Anonymous said...

I'm picturing you doing the Shah Ruph Khan dance to that song!! LMAO! At least that danc eis better than the bhangra right? ;p

Glad you had an awesome Eid! EID MUBARAK ALL!!!

Anonymous said...

BTW, I LOVE SRK and JUHI together! They're sooo hilarious! That movie was hilarious even though the non-sensical plot.

Mezba, serously, do the SRK dance from that video form that song in fron tof your sister! I DARE you! Let me know what happens!

mezba said...

isheeta, hasan, nowal, sabrina, bfob: a bit late now but Eid mubarak to you all. And oh, given that most of us will be on eid parties again this weekend, maybe not too late, eh?