Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When is the New Year?

So I was gone for a month from the blogspot but I am back. This time the festive atmosphere has brought a new and crazy idea into my mind. When should I celebrate the new year?
The question is simple and valid. for the past 22 years I had celebrated new year's eve (NYE) at 23:59 IST, but here in Abu Dhabi the clocks have shifted by 1.5 hours and I am in a fix. Should I celebrate according to the law of the land and disturb my yearly cycle by 1.5 hours or should I celebrate all alone at my usual time and end up feeling stupid and weird? This is a very tricky situation as the first option would mean I would be backstabbing all the happy memories of the past 22 years. I would be separated from my friends and my family and break that invisible heavenly connection and who knows what would happen as a result of all that. The second option would be embarrassing to say the least as I would be raising a toast and embracing 2010 with full enthusiasm while people will think I have gone crazy. Suggestions are invited especially from experienced NRIs.
and before I forget a very happy and prosperous new year to all.

12 comments:

chinky chhabra said...

do do baar celebrate kar le.. usme kya hai!

Nits said...

yaar tu bhawnaon ko nahin samjhi. the question is when will the new year start?

chinky chhabra said...

india me IST 00:00 pe indian new year aur dubai me 1.5 hrs baad dubai new yr.. u shud be happy.. u will get to celebrate both :)

Shruti said...

Your New Year will start once you exchange wishes with your loved ones :)

Saurav Jha said...

why's everyone so excited abt yet another new year??..i'll miss 2009 badly :(..its going to be the last year of my life with two zeros in the middle..boohooohooooooooooo

Sappo said...

arrrrhhhhhh nits,

once again you somehow manage to post some ulti max crap which can hardly be replied to in a civilised manner. but i'll try my best to be sophisticated in my reply.

dekh seedhi si baat hai. you don't get senti for waking up, brushing, crapping, taking a shower (if you still do), having breakfast, going to job and all day blah blah blah routine an hour and half later than entire india. heck, you don't even get such senti for working on sundays and taking fridays and saturdays off. then why the hell are you making such a fuss about new year.

dekh entire india will go ahead and celebrate before you do. you just celebrate with your friends in UAE according to your time. and please don't post any such frivolous topics in future. i'm waiting for something good from you in your blog about GOD.

Happy New Year (whereever you are)

Sappo

Priyank said...

dekh bhai tu saare kaam to wahan ke time se hi karta hai na ki kuch aur hi scene hai..:P....to isliye i would say that you go according to the time at place where you live.

Nits said...
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Nits said...

@chinky, shruti: the essence is by coming here the whole cycle has shifted. i dnt even care about when and how i celebrate it.
@sappo: check the link for that blog have already written a new one www.sachintendulkarisgod.blogspot.com
@jha: dnt be so sad... 2010 will be the year we win the tournament :)

Shruti said...

matlab tu mere ko wish nahi karne wala..ja katti :(

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Nits said...

@anon: thanks for the compliment. though i am skeptical as to what the intentions are behind the comments.