Thursday, 8 October 2015

Sassy Sindiapore!




A little bit of India in Singapore, that’s Sindiapore. And no its not actually a bit, it’s a huge 9k count!

When on far-off shores, the heart looks for comfort, the soul searches like-minded people who share a smiliar culture and roots, to feel at home. Communities like Sindiapore have been instrumental in getting Indians together in foreign land. The popular FB group has been in existence for many years.





A lot of actvity on social media since earlier this year has brought in many new friends into my life. One such dear friend S who I bumped into online one day happens to be an admin and one of the co-founders of the said group. She’s a pen-friend whom I had never met until the last weekend. The rendevouz came about on the ocassion of Sindiapore’s fun-n-festive gettogether for which she had cordially invited me.





It was a social gathering cum shopping extravaganza cum an entertainment show all rolled into one. The event started off with a tabla performance of a little boy, and given how hard it is for young children to exert force on the instrument, I have to say he did a very good job. After a Tamil vocal rendition by a music teacher, there were several dance performances of cute girls, some solo, some group. And each one of them kept the audience hooked.

Post-lunch, they followed it up with an informative and interactive session on Ayurveda. An incentive of free vouchers + filled tummies = tumhara ek sawaal, mere do do jawaab ;-).

As if this wasn’t enough, there were stalls set up for sale of decorative festive items and clothing. And a corner for kids’ art ensured that the baccha party had a gala time.

Other commitments meant I had to take their leave early. And I missed out on the games that were to follow, Bingo and the likes. But I left with a new list of friends, fond memories in my heart and a smile on my face.

A warm and cozy event, just like a get-together of a family and extended relatives. How more homely can it get? 

Missed it this time? Watch out their space for the next! Here’s wishing Sindiapore a long run and many more fun events!



PS. Nope I don't normally do Sponsored posts, but what are friends for! The opinions and the words are of course solely mine!


10 comments:

sujata sengupta said...

A home away from home feeling! Muscat, wjere I am at the moment is also gearing up for the Durga Pujas and all the pre puja avtivities are keeping the young and the not so young happy and busy.

Indrani said...

A fun event!
:)

Leena Walawalkar said...

It indeed was Indran!i

Leena Walawalkar said...

Oh that sounds exciting Sujata! Durga Puja in Muscat! Things like these are comforting when we are missing home in the festival period.

Prasanna Dasari said...

A very good post Leena, happy to hear about the 'Sindiapore' thanks for sharing :):)

Jyoti Dehliwal said...

बहुत बढिया लीना जी...

Leena Walawalkar said...

The pleasure is mine Prasanna!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Shukriya Jyoti ji!

Jamshed Azmi said...

A fun event here. Thanks for sharing.

Leena Walawalkar said...

Pleasure is mine Jamshed! Thanks for stopping by :)