Sunday, April 10, 2011


Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Kennedy 

Anniversary Terms

I recently came across a chart showing specific names for some wedding anniversary milestones.
It really helps while wishing a couple, here it is:

First:              Paper
Second:         Cotton
Third:             Leather
Fourth:           Fruit and Flower
Fifth:              Wood
Sixth:              Sugar
Seventh:          Woolen
Tenth:             Tin
Twentieth:       China
Thirty-fifth:      Coral
Fortieth:          Ruby
Fifth-fifth:        Emerald
Seventyth:       Platinum
Seventy-fifth:   Diamond, Gold

The nomenclature may vary as per the region. For more information, please refer wikipedia at given link:

Writing poetic verse after long, here is an ode from my side to the great couples we have seen struggling and  moving forward and enjoying together in our lifetimes:

Straight from the mighty heart,
We wish you the best of the best,

Magic bells swaying high,
Crackers touching heights, making galore noise,

Our poetic toasts to a  great couple,
Hoping every moment brings them loads of cheer,

In blissful moods, we see them dancing n enjoying,
Wishing a great year ahead, to the apple of our eyes.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Ugadi Shubhakankshalu!

Yugadi Teluguఉగాది,(KannadaಯುಗಾದಿKonkaniयुगादी) is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. IPA: [juga:di] from yuga + aadi, yuga means era, aadi means start, so Yugadi is "the start of an era".
It falls on the different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunisolar calendar. TheSaka calendar begins with the month of Chaitra (March–April) and Ugadi marks the first day of the new year. Chaitra is the first month in Panchanga which is the Indian calendar.
While the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh use the term Yugadi/Ugadi for this festival.
The people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa.
Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as their New Year day Cheti Chand.[1]
Manipuris also celebrate their New Year (Sajibu Cheiraoba) on the same day. While it is observed as Baisakhi in Punjab and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. However, it is not celebrated on the same day in Tamil Nadu as Tamils follow Solar calender.
When you meet any Telugu people and want to wish them for Telugu New Year, you say "Ugadi Shubhakankshalu - ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు (Noothana Samvatsara Shubhakankshalu - నూతన సంవత్సర శుభాకాంక్షలు)". In response they greet you with, "Meeku kooda Ugadi Shubhakankshalu - మీకు కూడా ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు (Meeku kooda Noothana Samvatsara Shubhakankshalu - మీకు కూడా నూతన సంవత్సర శుభాకాంక్షలు)".
In Kannada, the greeting would be "Yugadi Habbada Shubhashayagalu" - ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು (Greetings for the festival of Yugadi) or "Hosa varshada shubhashayagaLu" - ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು (Greetings on the new year).
In Konkani,it would be Navve varsache shubhashyay,Samvatsar padvyachi shubheccha.
In Marathi, it would be 'गुढी पाडव्याच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा'(Gudhi padvyachya hardik shubhechcha).