Friday Or Friyay

Hello my readers!! Today is “D-Friday”. Yes happy FRIYAY. We all wait for this day from Sunday evening. Obviously, we all start making plans for the upcoming Friday. Some get success in executing their plan and some do not. So how’s your Friday? Well, here is mine.

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Long back, In olden days, I used to work. I had a proper office, a proper boss and a proper colleagues. Not joking. Yes, Once upon a time, I used to earn. I was a website developer. To be more precise, backend website programmer. Back then, there were separate roles for developing a website. Backend website programmer means, I use to code; how and where the data will store, how and from where the data will be visible on the website, the validation like proper email address, proper mobile number, the coding for like, dislike, comment, post, delete, the report generation for clients, how client will see the data, the analytics, the sentiments, etc. Now programmers do all the work, right from the look and feel of the website and the backend part also. So, for such work, weekends were a little nightmare.

Like you all, even I waited for Friday just for relaxation. But since all my companies were media companies, all major work was executed on weekends. Though I hardly worked on weekends because we were trained to write automated code for everything. But for that, we had given up our Friday nights. To make my work run smoothly on weekends, my Friday night was hectic. If no extra work from clients, then the weekend was in relaxation mode, else not.

In one of my companies, Saturday was a usual working day. So, we work in our usual mode. But this client came across a unique idea on Saturday evening, not only made our Saturday night hectic, but also made us work on Sunday as well. After all if and else, the client apologized for his unique demand. But what is the use? The damage was already done. Because it was Sunday evening. Though the company usually gives one day off, if we work on Sundays, but that holiday was after the completion of the project. So, when the project gets complete, we have either completely forgotten about that compensatory off or we have already started with the new projects.

But this was not every weekend story. Sometimes, we said “Yippee” on-time, from work on Friday. But in such situations, I was always blank and hence I ended up watching already seen movies on TV (That time there were no smart TVS, no amazon prime, no Netflix) and ordering food from restaurants.

So how’s my weekend now? Since I am at home, I prefer to sleep on weekends. I make plans for Fridays like watching movies, going to the mall, etc. But end up lying like a dead lizard. Going to the mall or any other public places on weekends makes me tired. Because there is a huge crowd and lots of noise. I find no peace in such places on weekends. So I avoid going out on weekends. If planned, then I prefer travelling in morning hours and will get return by afternoon or evening.

So kinda boring right? Yes. It is how it is. When surrounded by friends, I prefer to be at home  and when surrounded by my own people, yet I prefer to be at home only. I’m not against going to the mall and all, I prefer going on weekdays, when there is less crowd. 


This is my Friday, and yours?

March 2016 – The Festive Month

So, March 2016 is one of the most festive month. We just celebrated Maha Shivratri and now its time to celebarte Holi.

Oh wait, After Holi, Its Good Friday, and then Shivaji Jayanti and then Eastern Sunday and last but not the least Rangapanchami.


Holi – March 23, 2016.

In Mumbai, you will experience this festive 1 week before its starts. Young kids (even elder) throws ballons, filled with water. Now-a-days, It has been replaced by small plastic bags.

Maximum people don’t like this custom, coz now-a-days, people are mixing bad water and other harmful colors, which not only effects human being but also Animals around.

Though Government has applied many rules on this, but still, we get to see such incidents every year.

To know more about Holi click here.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Holi

Dhulivandan – March 24, 2016.

This festival marks the beginning of Spring season, which is why it is also referred as the ‘Spring Festival of India’. The main attraction of the festival are lots of colors, fun and fervor.

To know more about Dhulivandhan click here.

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March 2016 – The Festive Month, Dhulivandan

Good Friday – March 25, 2016.

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. There are a few theories about why Good Friday is called ‘Good Friday‘ probably because ‘good‘ is used to mean ‘holy‘ and that terrible Friday is called ‘Good Friday’ because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin and the celebration of Easter, the very pinnacle of Christian celebrations.

To know more about Good Friday click here.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Good Friday

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti – March 26, 2016

Birthday of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated in Maharasthra as Shivaji Jayanti. As such, Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19 Feb. But according to Hindu customs, Jayanti (Birthdays) are celebrated as per Lunar Days.

Chhatrapati Shivaji is a hero not only for the people of Maharashtra but for those of India as well. On the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti several processions are taken out and people dress up like Shivaji and his associates. The birthday is celebrated on a huge scale and various programmes remembering the achievements of the great ruler are organised.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Sankashti Chaturthi – March 27, 2016

Sankashti Chaturthi  also known as Sankata Hara Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. On this day, the devotees observe strict fast. They break the fast at night after having darshan/auspicious sight of the moon preceded by prayers to Lord Ganesha.

Observing this fast is believed to reduce your problems as Lord Ganesha symbolizes the removal of all obstacles and supreme lord of intelligence. Before moonlight the Ganapati Atharvasheersha is recited to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Sankashti Chaturthi

Easter Sunday – March 27, 2016

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.

Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross.

March 2016 – The Festive Month, Easter Sunday

Rangapanchami – March 28, 2016

Rangapanchami is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami) in the dark fortnight of the Hindu lunar month. This bliss is celebrated by throwing colours in the air. Thus, Rang Panchami is a symbol of victory over raja tama.

The festival is particularly popular amongst fisher folk. They celebrate it in on a large scale and revel in the festivities by singing, dancing and merry-making. This special dance provide them means to release all their repressed feelings, needs and desires. People also utter sound through their mouths in a peculiar fashion by striking their mouths with the back of their hands.

The festival of Rangapanchami is also associated with Holi festival but is not very popular as it is more of a traditional festival and is limited to Maharashtra. Some people confuse Rang Panchami with the Holi festival that is celebrated with colors the day after the lighting of fires. The Rangpanchami festival is more closely associated with rural Marathi culture.

Good Friday

easter1 Good Friday, also called Holy Friday, Great Friday or Black Friday, is the Friday preceding Easter Sunday (“Pascha“).  It commemorates   the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Golgotha.

Based on the scriptural details of the Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus, and scientific analysis, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most probably on a Friday, but see the article on Crucifixion of Jesus for a discussion on the exact date of Good Friday, which in recent years has been estimated as AD 33, by two different groups of scientists, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Judean and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon

Good Friday is the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Jesus Christ was born to Marry in Nezareth – a small town in Israel. He was the founder of Christianity, one of the world’s largest religions. Christ is believed to be an incarnation of God and his teachings are described in the New Testament.

It is believed that on Good Friday, Christ was arrested by clergymen. Hence, Good Friday is believed to be the time when Christians keep fast and celebrate the day over the birth of Christ. Some people believe that ‘Good’ in GOOD FRIDAY is referred to as ‘GOD’ and it is also a common belief that ‘GOOD’ is referred to the gift brought by martyrdom. And according to one of the views, on this day, it is Jesus who went to heaven. It is also celebrated as a festival of life and spirit. Some believe the term “Good” evolved from “God” or God’s Friday.