Thursday, October 06, 2005

Ramadhan Mubarak

Ramadhan Mubarak! Mubarak and greetings to everyone - the fasters, the cynics, the rationalists, the post-religious, the sheepish, the indifferent, the jaded, the confused, those who believe, those who don't, those who won't, those who will, those who can't and those who can, - much love to all of you. Mubarak mubarak mubarak. May your month be filled with light...

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was once in Sharjah/Dubai during Ramadan in 1998. It was such a festive month; people would be up all night, just lounging about at the corniche. On weekends, people would even (gasp) dance (local style). Heaven forbid you cross paths here with a faithful around iftari time. They'll run you over in their bid to make it home in time for greasy pakoras. I know i sound all jaded, but I do wish that we could inculcate the festive spirit that Ramazan brings.

11:10 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

apropos above post: festive spirit of ramazan is amply evident in the shopping malls of Karachi (at least), where in the last 10 days, women go wild in search of that perfect eid jora.

12:36 pm  
Anonymous EvilBunnie said...

Ubberz finally lost it?

12:43 pm  
Blogger BBCD said...

Ramzan Mubarik to you too Uber!!

7:06 pm  
Blogger assiniboine said...

Yes, well, same to you. My own encounter with these things is greater than you might think. Organising a night at the opera which includes people who are observing the formalities can be complex: all right, curtain time is 7.30 p.m. and sundown is at 6.10 p.m. So we can arrange to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. and it will be dark by the time the entrée arrives so no problem there. But what about namaz by way of preliminaries? Opera house restaurants don’t normally provide the necessary facilities….

9:37 am  
Blogger assiniboine said...

(The WASPs in the party are being extremely accommodating -- not necessarily of the 1.30 a.m. panicked telephone calls to inquire into these niceties, mind you -- but I rather expect that the less-than-tolerant Indian Christian among us will insist on the Book of Common Prayer "Grace Before Meat" by way of competing. I wonder what the other opera-goers at neighbouring tables will think. For that matter, I wonder what Mozart is saying about all this on high.)

9:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As they say, "Happy" Ramadan Mubarak.

-DG

9:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Uber,

I hope you're fine after the earthquakes. Do update us as soon as possible.

DG

2:41 pm  
Blogger say what? said...

I hope you are alright after the quakes. :)

7:11 pm  
Blogger Phantoms and Voices said...

Ramadan Mubarak to you too and I do hope you are all right after the earthquake.

1:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope you're a-ok after the "whole lotta shakin goin' on. Time to go relax at mouse's restaurant.

7:46 pm  
Blogger s said...

hey uber, hope you are okay...

much love and hugs.

4:07 am  
Anonymous Sin said...

Tried calling a few times, but couldn't get through. Our local media rep in London told me you were OK though, so I wasn't excessively panicked (not much, anyway). Hope all is well though, and let me know if you need to come and escape to London!

2:55 pm  

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