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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Holiday


Anik and I are going on a holiday to the city of our birth. We will spend the first three weeks of June doing things we haven’t done in a long time. This includes visiting many of our dearest friends, loitering for hours at roadside tea stalls, sipping cup after cup of lemon tea near the Lake embankment, foraging for old books in the second hand book market, perhaps catching a good play or a movie, getting drenched in unpredictable monsoon showers, smoking weed on the banks of the Ganga, maybe chartering a rowboat and playing rock bang in the middle of the river, eating too much street food for our own good, getting more body parts pierced, getting high before having to meet uninteresting relatives, getting sloshed in the middle of the day at some disreputable bar, and ambling aimlessly along unfamiliar alleys while languidly indulging in some socio-political debate .


Among other things, this means that there will be no posts on Rivers I Have Known for the next three weeks. I will, however, be reading all your posts, though I will probably not have time to comment. I promise to be back with lots of photographs, poems, experiences, observations, and Anik-dotes.


Take care of yourselves meanwhile. Will miss all of you. Will miss Cat’s foray into the world of fiction, Deepa’s adorable creations, Karen’s paintings with words, Sweta’s world-wise observations, Kriti’s plaintive rants, Joaquin’s musical expeditions every Thursday, Goirick’s bitter-sweet nostalgia, Jason’s maggot-kissing photos and spooky psychopaths, Aniket’s sometimes innocent sometimes sinister stories, Anirvan's passion-play with words, Priyanka’s utterly libidinous poems, Crafty’s unbelievely cute crochets, Mahesh’s heartfelt stories, Sawan’s poems that are sweet and sad at the same time, Margaret’s earthy poems, Atanu’s beautiful use of words, Amit Das’s homesickness, Amal’s daring experiments, Arnab's ruthless murderers, Quaint Murmurs’ funnily sad interpretations, Preetilata’s strange way of looking at life, Pradiptaa’s collection of amazingly good poetry, Sucharita’s little angels, Sarmistha’s tongue-in-cheek annotations, Amit's lyrical hindi poems, Smitha’s comments on my favourite books, Kirti’s well-aimed advice in her letters, Shubhajit’s ventures into darker and darker cinema, Sagorika’s sparkling poems and prose, Sakshi’s bizarrely funny experiences, Satan’s Darling’s acrostics, ….’s deadpan humor, Chriz’s very gross and very hilarious essays, Nikhita's bitchi rantings, TFL’s dark tales, Gagan’s love’s labour losts, Cherry Blossom’s photography. Amith’s adventures, SSQUO’s oddities, and all the other magical blogs that I read. See you guys in three weeks time.


Hasi, Bokom, Shila- am really looking forward to meeting you guys.


Happy Monsoons.


Ciao.

Amritorupa Kanjilal also writes at Rivers I Have Known: Books, Reviews, and More. Please visit her there! 


Oh- by the way, because of the recent cyclonic devastation, we have decided to scrap our plans to hit the beach.

Watercolor by Dilip Chitre. Photograph of Watercolor by LGL.

37 paper boats came floating back to me:

Hopeless Romantic said...

all the best...enjoy ur vacation..have fun..b safe!

cheers,
amit

PS: the list is good but.. :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Awww, will miss you LGL! Have fun.. Smoking weed by the banks of Ganga is something I've wanted to do too! So roll one extra joint and enjoy it from my side! :)

Come back soon! Be safe...

Love
Ashrita

Amal Bose said...

all the best for ur vacation..
have fun :-)

Hopeless Romantic said...

ok, i got it..lyrical hindi poems doesnt really suit me uc..i thght this is some else amit...such a common name..wat can i do :P

my forte lies in writing stories..

u have fun..tk care!

amit

Smita said...

Bank of Ganga??? Rishikesh or Roorkee???

Sigh!!! I am already full of envy...but have loads of fun dear :)

Take Care!!!

Creation said...

oooohh..


Have a great time. Enjoy!!

Aw.S.M said...

Oye come back safe ok. Get drunk, get fat, get high...but do get back safe.
Enjoyyyy!!
Luv
amith

Arv said...

hi LGL,

take care & have a lovely trip :)

deepazartz said...

Hmmmmm...Sounds like a really FUN Trip!!! Have a Great and Funtastic Time:)

Thanks for the mention....I am truly honored!

deepazartz said...

Will surely miss you...Take care:)

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

All the best...and have a nice journey...:)

Enjoy...

Chriz said...

record all your sloshed conversations and upload them in your blog when you return..

have a wonderful journey

sujata said...

what a list!! have fun and get back soon.

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful three weeks away. Hope you get to do all the things you've planned. Most of all - Have funnnnnnnn....

Will miss you. :)

Aniket said...

Did I read it right???

"there will be no posts on Rivers I Have Known for the next three weeks"

Yayyyyy!!!! Christmas came so early this year!!! :D :D :D :D

Okay, since you said nice things about my blog. I'll throw some miss your work and have a nice trip right back at ya. :D

Njoi! :)

Nikki said...

Amazing list... it is all so romantic! Have great fun! I am looking forward to the pics!

Take care

Nikki

Sakshi said...

sure gonna miss your posts but am sure you will give us a treat of words and photographs after coming back..enjoy the rains and yeah the rest of the journey..
psst psst Sakshi’s bizarrely funny experiences?? I swear I am yet to write abt the things I go through on a daily basis in fear that people might think am one mad gal on the loose...
Happy Holiday's

muthu said...

Have a great time....

enjoy.

:)

buno mainak said...

kunjo sajaye bose achhi :))

sawan said...

Amritsss, enjaaai grl :) dont forgt to send some weed for me. ill take it from anik :P

amrits and anik, have a beautiful trip, and grl, make sure u impress his folks :) all the very best.

god bless u both. my prayers with u :)

Sucharita Sarkar said...

What you do in June, we do in October, minus the weed (reminds me of a long time ago)plus the kids.

Enjoy and be back with tales of the soul-city.

modern exile said...

I had my share of fun,
now it's your turn
have fun:)

SGD said...

Three weeks of unadulterated fun!! Aaahh bliss....
ENjoy! Have a blast!!!!

Arnab Majumdar said...

Have a great time on the vacation. The ruthless murderers will be waiting for you on the blog, if I catch them though. Otherwise, it'll be just another lame, boring story... :P

Cheers, and enjoy... take care...

Shravan | ശ്രവണ്‍ said...

happy journeyyy and have fun..n tc !

the-sagittarian-blogger said...

Hey LGL!

Hope u have loadsa fun...

tc!

Sweety.

jason evans said...

Have a wonderful time, LGL! :)

Karen said...

Have a wonderful vacation! I'll be gone on my vacation when you return, so I'll catch up with you in July! Enjoy. Stay safe!!

Harshita said...

Have a wonderful vacation and njoy to the hilt. :)

Waiting for you to come back with more your kinda posts.

chirpy-paaro said...

Have a safe and fun journey!!

Iggy said...

Happy Vacation!

Catvibe said...

Sounds fabulous LGL. I'll meet you at the Ganges, k? Put some in your chillum for me and take a slow boat to Arti and think of me. I'll appear on a candle floating by in a banana leaf basket. Hugs and lots of love, be safe. See you when you return.

SSQuo said...

That sounds awesome, Im sure youll gorge on wonderful oily snacks as well! Well, have a wonderful time!!!

PS: My oddities, how aptly put...:)

Pradip Biswas said...

I just had my vaccation in the same city and possibly moved around the ghats of Ganga with old friends. A new friend(Eilla) joined on the way with huge capacity to destruct. Enjoy your holidays and write your blog after you come back. I come back to forest where you come back?

Tanaya said...

Ah.3 weeks........have a nice and safe time both of you!!!

AMIT said...

Hope you have enjoyed.

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SSQuo said...

What has happened to you? When do you return?