Day 9/ 365 – Breaking the Karwa Chauth fast with Google Hangout


Today being Karwa Chauth, day when wife fasts for the longevity of her husband and only eats after seeing the moon and her husband, my wife – G, decided to keep the fast. I wasn’t sure if she was joking or was really keen to keep the fast. So I called her in the evening to check if she had any lunch or anything to eat in the whole day. She replied in negative and I was like why are you keeping the fast as I am not going to be around in the night when you need to break the fast. So she was like I will eat in the morning. Not the one to accept this, I suggested she eat dinner when she reaches home. Dinner time and I call her up to check if she has had dinner and she again says a no. Then she suggests something innovative, she asks me to come on Google Hangout. I wasn’t sure if there would be access available, but I was like let me give it a try. Got the Hangout configured, in the mean time she went hunting to see the moon. After seeing the moon, she came on the Hangout and thus we were able to see each other – breaking the fast. An interesting and a non-traditional way to break a fast.

Day 8/ 365 – 24


Watch 24 (Indian version) finally on Sunday and must say I have been impressed by what I have seen. It is much better than the daily saas-bahu soap opera that the rest of the channels dish out. Was finally able to watch out something that is gripping and entertaining at the same time. I remember when the original was being aired in the US, my room mate would be like super excited and would leave everything to watch the show and I never used to understand why. After watching 4 hours (back to back) of the series, I can understand why he used to be so excited. Not sure what season 1 of the original 24 covered, but in the Indian version there is an assassination threat to the future Prime Minister of India and the entire season is based on that. Sadly, due to my working hours I wont be able to watch the show when it is aired on TV during regular times, but do have an option of catching it when it repeats on Sunday.  The best part is, the show also gets aired on the HD channel which means very little advertisements and there is overall continuity to the show.  Finally excited about watching something good on TV.

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