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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Anyone into KITE flying on Jan 14th Reply with quote

Since it is going to be Makar Sakranti on Jan 14, 2007 wherein people offer each other Tilgud ( A sweet made of Sesame Seeds ) and say Tilgud ghya ani goud goud bola ( Marathi for eat this sweet laddu made of tilgud and speak sweetly)


This festival is also associated with Kite flying.

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The Indian festival of Makar Sankranti is devoted to kite flying in some states where it is a public holiday. This spring festival is celebrated every January 14 (or January 15 on leap years), with millions of people flying kites all over northern India. The cities of Ahmedabad and Jaipur are particularly notable for their kite fighting festivals. Highly maneuverable single-string paper and bamboo kites are flown from the rooftops while using line friction in an attempt to cut each other's kite lines, either by letting the line loose at high speed or by pulling the line in a fast and repeated manner. The activity is not without risk as the line is treated to be abrasive and flyers can, and occasionally do, fall from the rooftops.


These suburbs look colourful Wink
Girgaum.
Vile Parle East and West.
Kandivali
Borivali

For more info on Makar Sakranti please visit http://www.vmission.org/hinduism/festivals/sankranti/

For more information on kite flying please visit
http://www.haryana-online.com/kite_flying.htm

Arrow HAPPY MAKAR SAKRANTI GUYS
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops i almost forgot Gujarat where kite flying is a religion.

Some info here http://www.aryabhatt.com/fast_fair_festival/Festivals/International%20Kite%20Festival.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used to have great fun when i was schooling in gujarat back in my younger days.. since my dads side is from there!!.. it was fun

especially now since its the season for "undhiyu" a mouth watering and one of my favourite gujarati dish made from "surti papdi" and other vegetables that normally are available only during the winter months Laughing

unfortunately once you have a working life... especially in the airlines.. you can forget your social life Rolling Eyes


but i still remember the days of flying kites the full day even in hot sunshine and yelling "kaatiye" !! Very Happy those rooftop to rooftop fights were fun indeed!! cut fingers and split webbings not withstanding!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still fly Kites & quite good at it.I used to Scribble Messages on my kits in case I lose them,Those were the days.Its still fun nowadays too but not as before.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D-ABTH wrote:
i used to have great fun when i was schooling in gujarat back in my younger days.. since my dads side is from there!!.. it was fun

especially now since its the season for "undhiyu" a mouth watering and one of my favourite gujarati dish made from "surti papdi" and other vegetables that normally are available only during the winter months Laughing

unfortunately once you have a working life... especially in the airlines.. you can forget your social life Rolling Eyes


but i still remember the days of flying kites the full day even in hot sunshine and yelling "kaatiye" !! Very Happy those rooftop to rooftop fights were fun indeed!! cut fingers and split webbings not withstanding!


Ur post makes me water Wink U remind me of PONKH too Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D-ABTH wrote:

especially now since its the season for "undhiyu" a mouth watering and one of my favourite gujarati dish made from "surti papdi" and other vegetables that normally are available only during the winter months Laughing


We in the US depend on Vadilal's Frozen Undhiyu mix, which is available all year round. Laughing Unless of course the wifey is in real mood of making it from scratch (which she seems to be game this weekend). Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JumboJet wrote:
Ur post makes me water Wink U remind me of PONKH too Laughing


Luckily I was in Surat from 28th to 30th of December and was amazed at the spread of food there! Also visited a Ponkh festival - man that was something!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimish wrote:
JumboJet wrote:
Ur post makes me water Wink U remind me of PONKH too Laughing


Luckily I was in Surat from 28th to 30th of December and was amazed at the spread of food there! Also visited a Ponkh festival - man that was something!


When we fly we TR, when we visit something worth sharing we TR again....but the TR can be a VR a visit report Wink

Any chances you will write a VR and we will get lucky Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw Happy Sankrant and a Happy Pongal to everybody here.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say if you 'get' a kite its lucky. Now this means if you're gifted with one by somebody or it comes and falls near you or anything like that. now this one was hanging for about 45 mins taking the support from my window yet not a damage in the kite. Means nice luck! Lets hope.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_380 wrote:
They say if you 'get' a kite its lucky. Now this means if you're gifted with one by somebody or it comes and falls near you or anything like that. now this one was hanging for about 45 mins taking the support from my window yet not a damage in the kite. Means nice luck! Lets hope.


Seems u got a lot of luck Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to Fly my kite sucessfully with Three hits & no loss Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAWK21M wrote:
Managed to Fly my kite sucessfully with Three hits & no loss Smile
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Awesome Mel, you owe us pictures Wink

Great words by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda. “The secret to flying kites is running straight into the wind. When faced with a strong wind the kite rises. Life’s challenges and problems are your strong wind. Your chance to rise.” Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pictures.Was too busy Kiteflying Smile

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