And so we said goodbye to Ganapati…

IMG_0152…with a heavy heart and aching legs. Not that one minded. One does not. One actually sobs with no sense of decorum during the visarjaan, provoking the child to ask one why one is crying, and who needs to be pummelled to put things right with my world. We hadnt done the regular shennanigan of inviting everyone we knew this year, partly due to the swine flu scare and partly due to the fact that we’ve been under the weather collectively this past month. Nonetheless, the crowds were there on day one. And it was a blessing to see so many coming for a darshan of our Ganapati.  And I wore the red saree. Needed something slimming given that I have lost all rights to wear tissue and other such unforgiving fabrics that flare out and are meant for women who need extra bulking up in order to seem substantial and not ethereal. Reserving the green gold for Diwali. By which time, I hope I get to ethereal, collar bone showing levels.


And yes, will do it all over again the next year, with greater joy!


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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8 Responses to And so we said goodbye to Ganapati…

  1. Visarjan done..good hai 🙂
    You should have put up a pic of ganpati atleast isnt it?


  2. Gayatri says:

    Where be the picture? I think I teared up a little reading about the visarjan 😦


  3. Kiran Manral says:

    Aniruddha/ G: Put pics up.


  4. shilpadesh says:

    Very nice pic of ganpati. And you too. You look smashing K!


  5. Sonia says:

    Looking very chikni Kiran!

    And Ganapati and decorations look fabulous.


  6. lovely decorations yaar…lot of effort has gone in to look awsome


  7. Kiran Manral says:

    @all: Thank you. Thank you.


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