Happy Ponggal to all my friends, relatives, colleagues and patients.
Ponggal means many things to many people. To me, its a thanksgiving event. And it is also a day quite unlike Deepavali. The latter has grown more commercialised. Ponggal has not. You get less sms, no pressure of buying new this and new that + no pressure to visit 'sanak-saudara'. I finally spent some time with children and it was also nice to see my better half unwind and take a break from her punishing schedule (both at school as well as the homefront).