2006/08/05

pujo and old snaps

All the pictures have Tupu frowning away to glory , eyes scrunched up , nose wrinkled - happily clutching water bottles, AG's hair,my hand and in later pictures Tani. Such adorable pictures of the two of them - getting sentimental will not help because I will get yelled at by Tupu. Each picture has a story .

The pujo ones are great .Once I put uosomething by Saki which was translated into "Mrito Sainik"with helpful inputs from the now famous Shion and Aniket and perofrmed with mucho gusto to the delight of the Jodhpur colony camp kids and the proud parents . Everyone got drunk on Pepsi , someone got a revolver and all of them roled about on the dirty stage which was strewn with muddy footprints, pulped fruit and sawdust . They also did a vaguely Russian dance choreographed by the talented Shion ,to the strains of something by Rachmaninoff which I dug out from my cassette collection and then all of them hared off to Nantu's for greasy rolls . There are some more snaps pf costume dramas - adaptations of Lila Majumdar's stories - had a togh time figuring out who was who - Ribhu inexplicably clad in a yellow t shirt with one of my dupattas tied around his waist playing Lakshman and Arjun as Ravan lolling in a wicker armchair which doubled up as a throne , preening his false moustaches and leering into the camera - the one which had all of us doubled up was Chhoton sitting on a bench in lurid green and acid yellow finery - its a wonder he came out with all his lines because he would inevtiably get a yelling from me during the rehearsals . We would have terrific fun in those days , with all three floors of the house and the terrace resounding with the clamour of various rehearsals .

There are snaps of a widely grinning Tupu in various costumes - in dance dramas masterminded by Aanka where the finishing touches and the last minute changes always took place on the last day ..


Nowadays I look superior and plead work,tours and more work .

9 comments:

Ancalagon The Black said...

ruma mashi, aami honuman aar bhim chilam ... :d...

the pictures are good... when can I see them?

I have a couple of those same plays... seems very nostalgic when I look back at em...

Tupu said...

Moron phaad.

erebus said...

kuchu dekha jabe naki?

eve's lungs said...

@Ribhu - sure -when I dig them out again. why were you wearing a yellow t shirt ? Plus you made a very skinny Bhim - ! All of u drove me up the wall .

@Balarka - what is kuchu - is that another name for Shion?

Erythrocyte said...

heheheh!
yes i second that. kichhu dekha jabe (which is what B meant I believe)

erebus said...

errata... kuchu=kichu
i don't know too much abt shion's self imposed nick names....

eve's lungs said...

@erythrocyte & Balarka - Only when I get access to the scanner - theyre hilarious .

ichatteralot said...

I remember all the pujo practice sessions back in Delhi - we used to have a fantastic time practicing a folk song called 'boro loker beetilo' and silly plays

Ancalagon The Black said...

heh... right now, i believe that i could make myself a much more portly bhim... and i have long hair too !!!

i was in yellow because i believe that it was ashish kaku's idea that I wear a yellow something...

and yes, me, arjun, choton, and the girls certainly did enough to drive you mad !!!