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Amitabh Bachchan not so quiet NYE celebration

An end of the week .. an end of the month .. an end of the year .. something unique welcomes this new 365 .. today .. !!

A Sunday – end of week, a 31st day of December – end of month, and the end of 2017 to 2018 .. 

Its mid night .. !!

A few crackers around the surroundings in Juhu .. a subdued cheer from the crowded streets around .. the family comes up and wishes the new year .. and I get down to wishing all Ef .. with the best there is ever for all ..

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The well wishers are in greater enthusiasm .. their love and their voices more passionate and in cheer .. the wave is subdued due to the strappings on the shoulder .. but not the love .. 

The members of the family step out to nearby dear friends, to bring in the already brought in New Year .. I remain chair bound with my wishes and the calm of the next 365, in wish .. 

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Sundays are special at 5:45 pm at the gates of Jalsa .. and the enthusiasm of them that stand for hours to get that presence for a mere few minutes, is such an endearing thought .. 

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there is never a moment of respite during those minutes of appearance .. and I often wonder where all that energy comes from in the multitudes that collect outside  ..

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There are banners and diaries and calendars and mementoes of varied kind and aesthetics .. they need pictures and an authentication on papers for an autograph .. they are complied with .. they are all simple and loving and in the seeking of an audience .. that is all .. this is a need , a desire, a compulsion to give .. and it is ..

Be blessed dear ones at the gates .. my attention and respect and love remains unchanged and in greater depth .. be with me .. for that is my life line eternally !

Contemplative yes .. confirmed always ..

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The family sits out in the ‘angan’ my most favoured destination in the house .. the wife has decorated the table and the food .. it is intimate and warm and delicious .. the grand children are there in smiles and affection .. and what more can one ever desire ..

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.. and the little one removes here ‘tiara’ hair band , places it on her Dada ji’s head and finds it hilarious ..

the happiest of new years .. and more .. she designs gentle decorative cards for all and presents little gifts for us .. urging everyone to open the gift and give opinion on it  ..

Another year has gone by and the proverbial philosophical out reach on what went by invades us .. what does it really matter to recollect what went by .. I would rather you told me what the next days and years hold for us .. what is to happen or to be made to happen ..

Blessed are they that predict and announce what the next shall hold for them and how confidently they proclaim its merits and value much before it is even dreamt of .. where does such deliberation of coming events and how they shall turn out to be, come from .. 

I shudder to enter such domain .. prudent to be in silent work, show diligence and intensity and allow the predictors to do their job .. if we take over they the predictors lose their job .. that is not fair at all .. so .. 

Have the blessings of the Almighty and the force unknown to be compassionate to us all .. may it keep us away from evil and sadness .. may it bring the joys and happiness that we all endeavour for earnestly .. and may we remain together in peace and harmony .. as extended family ..

Source: Amitabh Bachchan’s Tumblr Blog

About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.