We got our extended family together on the occasion of basanta utsav this weekend. There was a bit of abir and a lot of flowers to make the evening colourful. Great songs and recitations were accompanied by home made snacks. Performance of our seniors clearly demonstrated their zeal for these gatherings. The surprise attraction of the evening was a homely magic show that stunned all of our elders. They enjoyed observing right in front of them tricks that defied logic. The mood across the room indicated everyone was already in the spirit of Holi.