Why I Love October …

1. We’re finally into double digits, which makes me feel like I’ve achieved something, namely close to another year with my brain intact (okay fine, most of it anyway).

2. It’s smack bang in the middle of Spring where everything is starting to awake, ready to p-a-r-t-y!!!

3. This year, it’s when all the celebrations happen for Indians – Navratri, Karwa Chauth, the Festival of Lights (Diwali) and who doesn’t like a good celebration, right?

4. Summer Holidays are just around the corner – Aussie sun, Aussie Beaches, Barbeques (even for vegetarians), shorts and string tops, good, safe tans!!! Oh, and did I mention heaps and heaps of ICE CREAM!!!!!!!

Now explain to me again, how anyone could possibly not be ecstatic about October? 🙂

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68 thoughts on “Why I Love October …

    1. mpsharmaauthor Post author

      Haha! Arre, Kya baat hai! I am glad I found someone who’s on the same page 🙂 It’s my mama’s b’day month too, so I have a special affiliation with October. Who could possibly be anti love and joy anyway right!

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      1. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        My roots are very, very deep like zameen mein deeply deeply khoda hua 😀 Thank you, that always means a lot to me when I get that comment from another desh bhakt. Have a gr8 weekend yaar!!!

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      2. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        No yaar, I am sure that’s not true. I think in some ways it is easier to be a desh bhakt when you are out of your country because you tend to remember all the nostalgic good moments that you used to take for granted, that’s all. I am positive, when it comes down to it, aap ki jaan Hindustan mein basawa hai!!!

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      3. keeppicturing

        I guess that’s true yaar. When you are away you realize the value and try to re-live those moments. By the when you moved to Australia ??? Thank you( Yeeyyyee!!! Day by day I’m learning Punjabi, I never had Punjabi friends util now) 🙂

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      4. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        I moved to Oz when I was about 9, from the Middle East, but India has always been not just close to my heart, but my soul!!! Arre, really, chal I am glad I am your first Punjaben kudi jigari dost then 😉 Chak de phatte oi balle balle!!! 😀

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      5. keeppicturing

        Ohhhh !!! It’s super se upar wala surprising moment hai. So you never been to India? Yupp you are my first Punjaban jigri dost….:)
        Oye Chakde Patte, naap de killi, raat nu Jalandhar, sawere Dilli… 🙂

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      6. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Ahahahahaahaha! Arre yaar, aap ko toh chungi Punjabi aati hain?! I am pakka positive of it now! I have been to India many, many times ever since I was a kid, that is why I have such gr8 memories!!! Lived there for a couple of months and now in my colony in Mumbai, everyone knows us as the reliable NRIs 😉 Whenever I get there , sab kehte hain – aagi tu?

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      7. keeppicturing

        Naa re!!! Its common line they use in many films and Mr Siddhu uses it in Kapil Sharma so that’s how I remember 😛 . Ohh that’s great now when next time you come to India I would like to meet you and an invitation to visit Gujarat too. I was in Bombay for two years. OHH OOO NRIs haa.

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      8. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Yay!!! Absolutely, chal, next time I am in India, we should definitely try to meet – that would be so much fun yaar, you can take me around Gujarat, ok? 🙂 Arre, Mr Siddhu is too funny and I guess as good a Punjabi teacher as anyone 😀 😀

        Really? Where in amchi Mumbai? Yup, heard it all, especially – Arre tum to Coconut ho! 😉

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      9. keeppicturing

        Yuupp It will be fun re…Of course a tour to Gujarat yaar. Yeah he and his shers are fun one can definitely learn couple of lines. Yes!!! in Goregaon West. My college was in Filmcity Goregaon East and weekends used to be in colaba 😉
        Coconut ???

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      10. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Ooh, then you’re a fellow colaba rap-chik banda (Punjabi and Marathi rolled into one)!!! Now we’re multi lingual 😀 I live right next to Colaba Post Office – who knows we may have passed one another without knowing it. Chal, let’s compare favourite mast hang out joints, hmm, Jehangir Art Gallery, ever tried Samovars??? Bade Miyans? My favourite – Status for its Gujrati Thalis – YUMMMM! But I am sure you know of better ones in Gujarat, I am so there 😀

        Arre coconut – brown from the outside, white (supposedly) from the inside, itna gussa aata tha tab when everyone used to call me that! Haha!!!

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      11. keeppicturing

        Yepp!!! Bole toh ek dum Dhinchak. Ahhaa… Colaba Post office I don’t remember exactly. Yeah that could have happened. Almost every Sunday at least one film At Regal Cinema and Motha Glass of Ganne ka Juice. I don’t remember the name(Naam me kya rakha hai bhavnao ko samjo :P) of food joints but yeah near Jahangir Art Gallery it’s awesome. Status i loved it for Mini Pav Bhaji.(Near NCPA right???) Totally awesome.Of course here they serve you delicious Gujarati Thali UNLIMITED. Coconut I know re but why you said I did’t get but now got you Miss Nariyal 😛

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      12. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Ahahaha! Waah waah, very good Marathi bhasha yaar, impressed 😉 Regal Cinema, arre then definitely hum ek doosre ke samne se guzzarein honge. Oh man those yummy bhune we mufli and energy dudh yummy 😀 Very true, naam me kya rakha hai,, bas khana koh yaad karo 😀 Ya, ya, um and kailash parbat ki kulfi, too good yaar 😀 UNLIMITED Gujarati thali, done, abhi aati hoon! Miss Nariyal, I like that, chal next time someone say abhe oi coconut, I’m going to say abhe nahin yaar, that’s Miss Nairyal to you 😛

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      13. keeppicturing

        Hahaha !!! It’s Marathi re. Its Tappori Bhasha. 😛 Sometime i like to use it with friends its kind of fun sometimes. Hmmmm I guess we would have met. I never tried dudh on street in two years. Every time it used to be Ganne ka Juice the jumbo glass. Of course Pet Puja Pehle. Yeah I do remember Kailash Parbat and Shiv sagar. Arre!!! There’s Parsi Family’s shop near nariman point for sandwich Ice cream, that’s too awesome. Sure Most Welcome. Hahaha Miss Nariyal. Its fun talking to you re never knew I would meet someone who has enjoyed the Bombay streets like me. 🙂

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      14. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Haha – have I mentioned that I LOVE the way you think, pet puja is a MUST 😀 Really, I am a dudh bhakt 😉 Yaar, the masala milk at Parsi dairy is enough to make anyone’s toes curl and their kulfi, waah waah!. Rustams!!! Their ice cream sandwiches are to die for he na? Arre, I live on the streets of Mumbai when I am there, even the mochi walas know me by now, they must think tumhare ghar nahin kya? I am so glad I have met someone who loves the streets as much as me, my cousins are always like “arre kya tailor keh saat affair chal raha hai kya? Every time I talk to you you’re like mein tailor ke pass jakei aati hoon” 😛

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      15. keeppicturing

        Waah Waaah Waah.. Dudh Bhakt sounds awesome. I guess next time I’ll to try it out. Yuppp Totally… Hahaha. Sahi hai. Ahha Affair with tailor. Ek Dum filmy Bollywood film re. Great… 🙂

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      16. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Yes, I come from a family of dudh bhakts, in fact I think it may be a genetic predisposition 😀 You must try it out! I know yaar, obviously mere bhaiyo or bhano koh yehi omeed hain mujhse – tailor keh saath rishta!!! 😀 Kaash, sahi Bollywood film ko chunte – kisi sahi hero she rishta karte 😉

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      17. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Really, are have some mazzadar khana for me too, okay? 😛 Arre I am not filmi at all, but day dreaming khwabon mein toh hamesha gum hoti hoon 😉 Your exam is day after na? Good luck!!! Bhagwan keh naam leke, chalte raho 😀

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      18. keeppicturing

        Not yet decided but planning to go and meet friends it’s been long now. Waaah. Khwabo ki Rani 😛 . Ahha you remember my exam date. Yeah Saturday..Dhanyawaad for your wishes. Jai Maatadi … 🙂

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      19. keeppicturing

        Hahahah !!! Miss Khwabon ki Nariyal Rani…
        Not so sure but probably after December or might be in December, because after 18th I’m working Gujarati film project, toh November tak no chance. So let’s see Bombay se kabhi bulava aata hai 😉

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      20. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Oh wow!!! Gujarati film project, are chupe rustam nikhle app 😉 Aur batao??? Hopefully jaldi se Bombay ka bulava aaye. It will be fun to be there in December, will you spend NY there as well? SO what time is your imtihan tomorrow?

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      21. keeppicturing

        Yuppp !!! Arre Na re na… Actually I was working on it from 2nd day but due to exam I took leave. Yeah hope so I get chance jaldi to got to Bombay. Ummmm!!! No not new year. It will be in Goa I guess due to Sunburn. Imtehan is by 1.00. 🙂

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      22. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Really? So when do I get to see this masterpiece??? NY in Goa? Waah re, that will be lots of masti!!! Accha, so 6:30pm Aussie time, I’ll do a quick pooja and send some positive energy your way! 🙂

        Gayatri Mantra!!!

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      23. keeppicturing

        Yuppp!!! I guess It will take another 2-3 months to finish and than producers will deal with government and other legalities. Mostly in Goa that’s what we all are planning. Ohhh !!! Pooja, that’s really great and sweet of you. You really are a beautiful soul. Thank you for your lovely wishes. 🙂

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      24. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Okay, I want to be the first to know when it is realised, so exciting! Excellent, can you believe I have never been to Goa, such a shame, will have to change that soon. No thank you vank-you yaar, dosti ki hai toh nibhana hi parega, na? Very sweet of you to say but not needed 😛 🙂

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      25. keeppicturing

        Totally it’s exciting.. Of course you’ll be first one to know. OHHH!!! Seriously… Koi nai re this time when you come Plan a trip to Bombay to Goa to Gujarat. What say ???? Ahha!!! Dosti me no thank you vank you 😉 What about Dhanyawaad ?? 😛

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      26. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Perfect yojana yaar! Okay, Mumbai to Goa and end in Gujarat, kya idea hai sir jee 😉 Very smart, no, no dhanyawaad either, just Ādēśa in dosti 😉 Good, I am waiting for the special invitation!!!

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      27. keeppicturing

        Hahahah!!! Aye Aye Caption Just Adeshing Only 😛
        It’s Diwalis so everything is gonna be special. Diyas, Sweets, NOO crackers, and yeah Diwali Bonus I just love to collect. 😀

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      28. keeppicturing

        YESS it is. Everything is super special. Yesterday Me and my sister finished postcards and today after coming home rangoli, diyas and some decoration 🙂 Its gonna be fun. 🙂
        So What about you ???

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      29. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Same here yaar! Rangoli, Lakshmi ma footprints throughout the house, making malas, lighting diyas, putting up lights, cooking mithai and pahari khana 🙂 SO much fun!!! So now Chuṭṭī??? Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      30. keeppicturing

        Ahha!!! great re… we didn’t make rangoli this time..
        Yupp… 😛 I just get ingredients and Maa prepares it all..
        Indeed it’s amazing yaar!!! Yupp Chutti for a week. And a permanent chutti at work place 😛

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      31. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Chutti for a week? How much fun, enjoy, enjoy, khub maze lo 😉 Permanent chutti a work, matlab, new job? Okay, what khana do you eat? We have mostly pahari food, so mandira, maani, chawal, typical Sood khana 😀

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      32. keeppicturing

        Yupp !!! Not whole week five days….Of course it’s fun time. After working for a year in company I finally realized that I cannot work for someone else so will work for me 😉 Gujarati cuisines: Gujarati subji, roti, khatti-mitthi daal, chawal, jalebizzz and farsan ( Gujarati heavy Starter) 🙂 and menu never ends re… 🙂

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      33. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Waah, mu mein paani arahahain 😉 Never tasted farsan before but I have heard it is very scrumptious. Okay, good for you! So what is this company of yours? Humse bhi share kijye! 😛

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      34. keeppicturing

        Of course pani toh aana hi hai !!! It’s delicious. You never tried ??? Really..Yupp it’s great re.Keep Picturing – It’s not company yet. Just a small start up kind of thing. I create motion graphics ads, infographics, and miniature of sets. And for experimental animated short films for fun.

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      35. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Arre waah! This sounds very cool, have you been doing it long? Hmm, you should try connecting with Australians, this sort of thing is very big at the moment and they are doing a lot of work with Indians re animated cartoons for the US. Chal, I’ll keep any eye out!!! Nahin yaar, never tried it, you’ll have to introduce me to it when I come over 😛

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      36. keeppicturing

        Yeah It’s been a year now…After film school I’m into motion graphics and production designing. I was in dilemma about Australian advertising and entertainment market so I never thought of exploring Australia. But now if you are saying I can look into it. Ohhh!!! That will be great sure. Of course!!! I’ll take you to have Chappan Bhog…. 😀

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      37. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Arre Chappan Bhog, I am so there!!! Wow, that sounds so cool yaar, yes definitely you must try Australia – they’re doing a lot of work with Indian filmmakers at the moment, I think there is a new initiative starting with the Aussie government my sis was telling me about, then you can visit Australia 😉

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      38. keeppicturing

        Yuppp Chappan Bhog- you get a giant thaal filled with delicacies. I definitely look into it. Until now I was in impression that in Australia I won’t get advertising work. So never considered Australia. Of course I can visit anytime. My cousin is in Perth he is in marine engineering and insisting me to come there but I don’t know why I just decline every time.

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      39. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Arre thali!!! My favourite non north Indian cuisine yaar, I just LOVE it!!! Nahin re, Australia is quite big on animation, apparently taking over the US now. Arre toh aana chaiye, na, at least chutti keh liye. Australia is very beautiful lots of adventure stuff to do here!!!

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      40. keeppicturing

        Great!!! 🙂 I don’t know why I never thought of Australia. I’ll have to check out now. I wan in totally opposite impression and used to avoid Australia :P. Okay now it seems totally different. 🙂 Chuttio me I’m planning for Tomorrowland …:D

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