Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HAPPY DIWALI !!! to all my Ef and to their loved ones. May the year bring good fortune, prosperity and love. May the Goddess Laxmi the Goddess of wealth

Jalsa , Mumbai                                 Oct  25/26 ,  2011                                 Tue/Wed  12 : 27 AM
What a sensational day in the studios of KBC ! A young man from the interiors of Bihar, earning a meagre salary of just Rs 6,500 per month, coming from the most humblest of back grounds, reaches the Hot Seat and cracks the ultimate prize – 5 cr rupees !! An incredible feat ! This is what the common man is all about. This is what KBC is all about – given an opportunity the common man has the strength the ability and the accumen to prove to the world that he is the best and second to none.
The pulsating excitement on the set and among the crew was unimaginable. It was as if they had won the hugest prize ever in the history of Indian Television. The tension as each question was meticulously answered and the pulsating and throbbing hearts as he crossed the 1 cr mark and then waited and waited and waited till almost eternity to decide on that final answer of 5 cr rupees. The entire place just exploded. The family of Sushil Kumar, the contestant, not prone to any kind of public jubilation ran on to the floor of the set in uncontrollable joy and screams and tears of happiness, whilst the live audience were whooping it up on their feet with the loudest scream I have ever heard in this 11 year association with KBC !!
Ahh ! Still cannot get over that moment. Rare and once in a lifetime !!
And then soon after in the next episode another humdinger !! But of that some other time !

My apologies for the post last night, its brief demeanor, inconsequential content and the most insincere of all my blog transcripts. But when you work round the clock with barely any sleep at all, it has its effects, and it shows ..
But …

HAPPY DIWALI !!! to all my Ef and to their loved ones. May the year bring good fortune, prosperity and love. May the Goddess Laxmi the Goddess of wealth, bring plentiful to your home and hearth. And keep the noise pollution low and sensible .. !!
It has always been a most fascinating aspect when you witness goodness among us. I do believe that the good ness that remained within Sushil Kumar, his mind in thinking, his desire to educate himself and also the children of the community, makes for a complete man. May the Almighty keep him well and happy ‘for generations to come’, if I may be permitted to use a line of contact or as they say a byline, with that of my Father’s ….
The desk, is clustered with gifts and paper work pending for several days and a bit of the cluster shall be attended to in a few days time. I need to take a somewhat large break to be away from all that keeps me together. I will. I know I will and it shall be sooner than one can imagine.
I look forward to the day tomorrow when it shall be off for the reasons of Diwali, when the guests that shall arrive will spend time in traditional clothing and perform the formal rituals of the day – a prayer, lighting of the diya and then a small involved but mostly silent execution, with the fire crackers.
We shall do that … and more hopefully !
My love to you as ever  :

Amitabh Bachchan

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