Eid Mubarak

Illustration of Mecca from the Islamic Museum in Istanbul

Mobiles across the world are sending texts wishing Eid Mubarak – Blessed Festival – after millions made their pilgrimage to Mecca.

Today we bought new clothes for the children and gave money to those who are less fortunate.  Then we had lunch with our friends.

We beat the evening crowd to watch Ra.One.  We were pleasantly surprised as the high pitched Indian ballads we remembered seeing have been replaced with songs in a scale Western ears like.  The young dragons and rabbits enjoyed the nearly 3 hour movie about a family terrorized in London and Mumbai by a video game villain come to life.  With dance numbers and sly innuendo there was a bit of something for everyone.

The English subtitles said Chammak Challo meant “striking Beauty”.

And I wish everyone Eid Mubarak during this very happy, special holiday.

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