It's been 10 minutes since I have woken up to this great festival of Holi.As I am inside my blanket,I feel sad- really sad that the lovely set of events which was flashing through my eyes and mind sometime back was just a dream and not a reality. In the dream,I saw that us-college folks-have gathered and are celebrating holi the style in which we celebrated in the year 2004. I was so happy to see all of you there.Rathindra in his usual style was with his digicam with Sam saying "hamesha yeh digicam ko saath mein leke kyun ghumta hai?". Dion had also somehow returned from the US to be there and Shayon was wearing a torn off vest(thanks to the folks!) and I remember Premanand Tiwari had his usual grin on his face, with Chaki in his knee length brown shorts which he wore for probably all through his college years.Apart from that, there was Gandhi who seem to be very happily(at least till the time I saw him in my dream,don't know what happened after that to him;) ) There was everyone there-almost each who had celebrated the holi of 2004 in Hostel A. Where have those days gone, I wonder ? Those days of sheer joy, friendship and togetherness.
I don't know why suddenly this dream has left me very sad. It only makes me aware that those times will probably never come again. Holi is a festival which signifies brotherhood and joy and how the fuck do we celebrate that joy.The true joy of holi is in celebrating with friends-and that too with a lot of crazy ones. I think that the celebration with family and relatives,though good, can never match the kind of joy and celebration you experience with a bunch of friends.With us all so busy in our lives, usually we don't get time to feel nostalgic but today it has hit me hard.It's a bad start(or rather nostalgic start) to a great day. Oh, how I wish, I could either go back in time and relive that day or conjure you all somehow at a place where we would get immersed in the celebrations of this great day. As goes the ad of mastercard, "there are somethings money can't buy,and for others you have mastercard". Indeed very apt here! Money can't buy really buy back moments and some types of happiness! Wish you all have a great Holi!