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Last week I had an occasion to try out some nice ice cream at a food court in a mall close to my home. I enjoyed the ice cream but, I enjoyed the experience of the banter with the young man shown above.

To start with, I asked him if he would mind my taking his photograph and blogging about him to which he cheerfully replied no, not at all and wondered why I would want to. I explained that even if I developed the courage to sport a hair do like he had, I simply would not be able to because I was bald and he almost fell into the bucket of ice cream laughing, that would be the top photograph.

I also told him that I envied him his chutzpah for the hair do as well as the ear stud and had he been fair he would have blushed.  On enquiring about his love life, he gave me an enigmatic smile but two house keeping ladies of the Mall who were observing the banter chipped in and said that there were two girls fighting over him.

Now you know the reason for the title of this post.

Gokulashtami / Krishna Jayanti.

Today will be the day that many youngsters have been looking forward to ever since the monsoon rains started to pour.

It is Krishna Jayanti, a day to celebrate and have fun. There are many ways of enjoying it and everything revolves around the children at home.

Here is one of my neighbours. Vedant goes to what is known here is “Pre-School”. Today, all the children have come to school dressed up like child Krishna.

His mother has promised to give him a lot of butter today. If she does not, Vedant has an announced his intentions to come over to my place for a tub full of ice cream.

Now for the adults, our Residents Association took serious objection to holding a Dahi Handi contest in a busy area of our township. Imagine this being done in the middle of a major junction of a very busy locality.