Today is already ashoj 5th, 2064 and Dasain is three weeks away. Why I wanted to write about Dasain is that it has lost its charm.There is no excitement and interesting indicators except for marked holidays in our college planner. This is the only factor that reminds me that Dasain is coming. The weather is so freaking. It is either extremely hot or extreme raining. There is no cool breeze with clear sky. The shops are crowded but the crowd is not special. The crowd in Kathmandu is not an uncommon sight to see.
When I was a child I used to be so happy when Dasain holidays used to approach. There would be holiday assignments but they didn’t me bother much. I used to be excited about the feasts I would be having, relatives I would be meeting, games that I would be playing with my cousins and of course new dress and money that I would be getting. That used to be total fun. The best game was Langur burja. As time passed by, our joint family converted into nuclear families. A few years even after that, we celebrated Dasain together but my cousins started getting married and only two families used to celebrate Dasain together. That also used to be fun because all of us ate together, played cards together, prepared dish together. But now Dasain has become boring holidays for me. Most of my cousins are either married or have gone to US for their studies. My mom and dad are not that interested to play cards. We are just four in family and it is not interesting to play cards and Langur burja. My mom has her own obligations. It has been two three years that I have not enjoyed Dasain as before. There are no kites in the sky. Earlier, one to two months before Dasain, children after coming from their schools used to go to the terrace to fly kites but these days, perhaps, children are too busy doing their homework and playing computer games.
For me Dasain has lost its charm. There is some kind of emptiness. There are so many of political problems. Most of the Nepalis are worried whether there will be constituent assembly or no. A new dimension has added in Terai issues . The weather is also not soothing. This year, I am expecting in Dasain is to buy clothes, get money in Tika from elders and do our college assignments. I and not excited that I will be meeting my relatives or something. I think loads of assignments have also contributed to less “charm ness” of Dasain. Dasain holidays are given to relax, enjoy and to have absolute fun but we are loaded with assignments. It sucks.
Anyways, I wish HAPPY DASAIN to all in advance. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!