Sunday, 2 January 2011

As the count down began to 2011

Welcoming a new year has always been an extravagant celebration throughout the world and plans are made well in advance to ring in the new year in style ... I for one did not have much plans for the new year's eve and finally my friend D and me decided to attend the new year bash at friend M's place ..

By then there were plans made at home .. We decided to go to the beach to ring in the new year with fellows Chennaiets. After getting back from friend M's place which is just opposite my home, by around 11pm mom, dad, grandma and I headed towards Marina beach ..

As we drove half the distance we were pretty happy about the smooth flowing traffic, when we were about a few meters away from the beach, the traffic was diverted and from then on it was bumper to bumper traffic for the next half hour, however the new year spirit was seen in every person waiting in the traffic jam and the mood was jus' so contagious .. driving across a couple of more streets that would lead to the beach only to find them all blocked, we eventually landed in front of the Santhome Cathedral when the clock struck 00:00 - 1/1/11. What a holy start to the year :) ..

How did you ring in your new year ??


sheila said...

Gr8 place 2 ring in the new year Shalu :) :)

Lakshmi Rajan said...

Happy new year and have a great year ahead. After marriage, we like to ring in new year at home relaxedly!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


yea true :) :) Hoping the year turns out to be a lot of fun and happiness!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Lakshmi Rajan

Thank you very much :) You have a great year ahead too !!

I have all these years welcomed the new year at home :)