Saturday, January 17, 2009

Off To Punjab

We leave for Punjab tonight.
This is my first ever trip to Punjab during such extreme winters. Bangalore has a way of spoiling us. Be it summers or winters, all months here are just so wonderful.

We are off to attend Sis-in-laws wedding. A grand Punjabi wedding it will be. This time for sure I’ll do a post on Punjabi weddings once I get back.

This vacation was planned almost 6 months back. All necessary arrangements were done accordingly (read leave approvals), but owe it to the market conditions or my luck, my leaves have been chopped to half. This meant I either postponed my travel by a few days or travel on the set date but work from Aman’s home. We choose the second option.
These days not many of us go on a non working vacation, I mean we are reachable most of the time. But work from home means I’ll have to be in-front of my laptop continuously from morning to late evening. Which means I miss out on all the fun and the last minute wedding preparations which at this time will be at its helm. But I am not complaining. At least I have the evenings and nights with family there.

Aman has been transported into a different world all together. He is so full of stories of his childhood. The winter afternoons, the fruit baskets, the parathas, the pani puris, the kite flying. I think it’s a good idea to make him do a guest post on this.

I will not be very regular on the Blogosphere for a while now. You see I still feel guilty spending too much time reading and writing blogs when family is around. So will keep hopping here now and then.

Only a few more hours before we leave,and packing is still in shambles. Don’t want to repeat what happened at Bhaiya’s wedding.

So off I go. See ya all soon..


Masood said...

Bon voyage! :)
Have a fun 'working' vacation. Only reason why I manage to get leaves as per my convenience from my management is coz they know I will invariably be connected to work...always! It's like an addiction.

Monika said...

oh winters in the north are so good... i just love them... and do that post, everytime i come back from a wedding i decide to do it and then time flies...

enjoy ur time, bring back lots of memories, pictures for us and ya pls bring that special punjabi shaadi ki mithai... toshe ;-)

~anu~ said...

hey you came back after so long only to say you are off for longer..hmph! never mind :) have loads of fun.. and work only if it is absolutely necessary ok.. let me give you a call sometime to take updates on the wedding. pack aman's stuff yourself.. no taking chances this time. :)

Just call me 'A' said...

have a super duper time. will look forward to ur punjabi wedding post. oye oye balle balle balle :) hee hee hee..remember to post pictures too..i love pictures.

Pinku said...

Hey!!! you are in my part of the country by now...

hope we can catch up..
and yeah have fun.

Iya said...

@ Masood - Work is always do even when on leave, but to sit continusly infront of my laptop and attend calls through the day is not my idea of a family vaccation

@ Monika - Sweets on its way, at least then we will meet

@ anu - yup this time i have packed, but we still need to unpack and see if we have brought everything...fingers crossed

@ A - thanks so much, lots of pics..i love them too..

@Pinku - in punjab, will connect with u soon :)

Anonymous said...

i am oh so jealous!!! :( i wanna go back too!! :(

n not to worry ... you aren't alone. i am a last minute rather last second packer too!! :)))

Mampi said...

Have fun,,,,
btw am shooting u an email,,,dhyan naal parh'na

Cynic in Wonderland said...

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

December 08, I was in Punjab.
It was too cold but I love winter season.
Enjoy !

Pinku said...

hey my number is 9811632385 call when u can....

Just call me 'A' said...

seems like you still having fun at the wedding. when you get back there is a TAG waiting for you. Will be nice to know little random bits of you :)

Masood said...

Are you back?

Iya said...

@ Roop - haha, this time we didnt miss out on the essentials
@ Mampi - sowie..
@ Cyn - i did, a lot
@ Hobo - it was freezing
@ Pinku - have sent u a mail, reply karo
@ A - i am back, will pick up the tag soon
@ Masood - yup.. very much

Shruti Mukundan said...

hey even i have written a post on my punjab trip. do check it out when u get time.

n yeah weddings r worth a blog :)

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