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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Unadulterated Fun



The theatre was almost full and it could not have been a livelier evening. The stage was festooned with flowers and a small podium rested besides the closed curtains. There was a constant flurry of activity as the small children were running around, dressed in eye catching attires. It was the Annual Day function of a Kindergarten school, where I too was a guest. After a short wait the Chief Guest arrived and the pleasantries were exchanged between the school principal and the chief guest. A welcome address and lighting of the lamp by the chief guest marked the commencement of the evening function. There was an invocation by the tiny tots. Next on the list was enactment of the story of the ‘Monkeys and the Cap seller’. The small kids dressed as monkeys and the cap seller in the colorful attire looked cute. There faces were painted with great effort by the art teacher to make them look realistic. After stealing the caps the monkeys adorned the caps on their heads clumsily. The MC was a young girl who did a good job of cheering the young kids as they performed and engaging the audience with her witty remarks.

The next event would have set many a fashion designer’s heart a flutter! The three year old bimbos set the stage on fire with one of the best choreographed fashion show! The young lasses draped in long gowns, skirts to the haute couture in tradition shows of likes of Roberto Cavalli, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan et al. The lilting music cast the spell on audience and the sweet girls hurled flying kisses! I wondered that just two decades from now may be one of them would be in the ‘breaking news’ of being yet another Miss World or Miss Universe. !

A dance recital was to follow and lo and behold the music refused to play! The sound technician tried every thing by swapping some wires on music system, changing decks of the CD player, but it did not budge! The poor girl waited endlessly for the music to start! The curtains were downed with an announcement of regret that the performance will follow later!

Young Lord Curzon bellowed as the poor Lady waited on the small chair aghast! He was unwilling to come on the stage and was being dragged by the hapless teacher! The cute Sita in shimmering red dress waited patiently, as Lord Rama struggled to tie his hair as the crown kept falling off his head! Shahjahan threw away the head gear while Mumtaz longingly looked in his direction. In came Razia Sultan brandishing her sword, to the sheer delight of all. Lord Shiva and Parvati were the only ones who came and blessed the audience without a glitch! You guessed it right! It was a fancy dress show being enacted.. This was absolute unadulterated fun and a rib tickler all the way! I had not laughed like this for a long time! A few more dance items and songs followed which were equally enthralling! It was a show which everyone enjoyed and was an instant hit with all audience alike! I only wish we get too see similar fun stuff on TV programs once in a while, instead of insipid laughter recordings !

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68 comments:

  1. I couldn't stop smiling while reading this. :)

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    1. I am so happy that it brought smile on your face! Thanks a lot Sunakshi:)

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  2. So cute.Watching kids perform is always a delight. Nice read!

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    1. It was great fun Jenny:) Thanks a lot!

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  3. Really great post.
    Thanks for this informational post.
    Bookmarking it
    Mehndi Designs

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  4. That is such a wonderful narration! but sadly even school functions have become too stage managed and
    'professional' these days. Like you, even i wish the TV had something like this too. :)

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    1. Nothing like watching sheer innocence on stage....I am sure you had fun.

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    2. @ Zephyr- A sincere thanks for that nice comment! Luckily this was just a tiny tots program so it could not be stage managed:)

      @ Alka- So true Alka! The innocence of kids is something which is the god's greatest gift:)I had roaring fun...

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  5. Watching the innocent lil kids perform on stage in school functions is so very heartwarming. The goof-ups, the hard work, the patience, the performances are all so endearing! Wonderful moments and beautiful memories! :)

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    1. Agree with what you say Shilpa:)It was just good fun!

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  6. Its truly the fun in its raw form..
    not even a trace of fake n falseness ..
    I remember the immense pleasure we use to have at the time of annual functions in school :)

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    1. Welcome back, Jyoti! Just sheer innocence and purity of heart of kids touches the heart:)Happy that it brought back your old memories!

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  7. That's a delightful post Rahulji....All smiles...We always enjoyed Annual day functions!

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    1. Thank you Valli:) I enjoy your posts for the similar innocence:)

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    1. I know Francesca that you are just waiting to see similar action at your son's school:)My best wishes to him too!

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  9. You really love kids, don't you? The fancy dress show description was delightful!

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    1. I adore kids , Purba:) I am happy you liked!

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  10. Fun is a right title. Unadulterated?
    Children have fun. And we enjoy it. This is how it should be.

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    1. Kritivasan, anything associated with kids is unadulterated not like rigged TV programs:)

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  11. A very happy post, I must say :)
    Spreading smiles all the way :)

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    1. I am very happy that it brought smile on your face:) Thanks a lot!

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  12. Aw this sounds so cute, it must have been such blithe to watch. Children are truly amazing at putting up a grand show. Wish there was a video included in this post so we too could enjoy in the fun

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    1. Sam, I realized that I should have inserted a small video clip:) Thanks a lot for your sweet words!

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  13. Remind me the school days... Amusing narrative on a annual day function. That's fun!

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan for those kind words:)

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  14. So reminded me of my childhood. :) Loved the happy feeling in the post.

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    1. Thanks Ria! I am happy that you liked it:)

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  15. Ah. reminds me of my school days and my days in college when I was the MC. This would have been so much fun to watch and enjoy :-)

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    1. Wow Ashwini, you too were MC in college functions:) Am sure you would have experienced the fun!

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  16. It is after a long time that I am coming back here (was extremely busy)Loved the post... a few days ago I had witnessed a similar refreshing event at my kids' school as well... There is nothing better to unwind than watching the tiny tots on stage...

    Thanks for taking us along!

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    1. Very true, Nisha. Such functions are a treat anytime:)

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  17. Glad you enjoyed this show that seems to have been very professional despite such young performers.;) Were your kids taking part in it? Hope you have bee well, I am back after my short blog absence.;))
    xoxo

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    1. Welcome back, Zuzana! My wife teaches there and my daughter is married:)The program was great fun...

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  18. So much fun - such lovely writing!

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    1. Ash, thanks for your sweet comment:)

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  19. Lovely! Kids are a joy indeed!

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    1. True, Giribala. Kids are joy personified:)

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  20. Well described,friend! The title sums it up beautifully. It must have been truly unadulterated fun.

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  21. oh what a wonderful evening!!!! This is really the type of evening that brings joy- you described it all too well- making me wish I had been there to enjoy.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Anjuli! It was an evening to remember:)

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  22. I just attended one jungle safari done by the tiny tots of kindergarten in my son's school yesterday. It was really so cute :).

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    1. Rachna, anything to do with small kids is a pure enjoyment! Am sure you must have had a swell time:)

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  23. Made me enjoy the event in my mind! It would be wonderful if adults could remain as kids at heart.. so pure and absolute delights!

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  24. True Padmaja! Our lives would be so good if we have same purity of heart as kids:)

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    1. Thanks Francesca! Wishing you the same:)

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  26. Truly enjoyable reading! Very well narrated!

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  27. I imagined everything in front of my eyes. You narrated it so well. Annual days are one of the best parts of school life. :)

    Your post brought back memories of my school life. :)

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    1. Vinati, The school days are certainly the best and such occasions give yet another opportunity to relive the past:)Happy you too could rediscover the same:)

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  28. Wish I was there to see it. But I could visualize the entire event. It must have been a wonderful event.

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    1. Rachna, it was just a treat!I had a splendid time:)Thanks for liking:)

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  29. A very happy post:-)

    Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Thanks a lot Tanya:) Have a nice weekend!

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  30. Awww you witnessed all the cute performances. They should air such shows...:)

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    1. So true ,Saru! I did not realize how the time flew when these acts were being performed!

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    1. I am happy it made you smile , Shreya:)

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  32. Wow!!!Kids can be so adorable!!! Even I went to see my cousin sister's annual day and what a sight it was to see her small body wrapped in a saree!!! :) She looked such a lovely kid all ready to face the world!! The kids really hold a place of an amazing world in our hearts!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Jen! The acts of kids are really adorable!:)

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  33. watching the stage performance of tiny tots is the greatest joy :) and you brought those moments alive through your post

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    1. seems like very entertaining ...
      hope you had great time.
      ..have a good weekend!

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    2. @ Sujatha-Thanks a lot indeed Sujatha for those words:)
      @ Thanks Harman! Hope you had an enjoyable weekend too!

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