Stepping into the New Year

So you ate the ‘bevu-bella’ and the ‘obattu’ and are planning to hog bigtime when lunch is served, but is eating the only way to step into the New Year?

Just called KNSK in Bangalore to wish. He too was priming himself for lunch, of course, but I quite like what he and his brothers, and their wives and children, do every Ugadi.

They all religiously troop to the ‘samadhis’ of their forefathers on Mysore Road to remember and respect those who came before them.

Of course, it helps if you own a small portion of Bangalore, as KNSK & Co do, but their Ugadi gesture reminds me of Steve Waugh: ‘If you do not know where you came from, how will you know where to go?’