31st Ka Kya Plan Hai?


31st Ka Kya Plan Hai?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


ecember brings with itself a vibrant festive mood, Christmas decorations,  a boxing day test match and new fodder for small talk. For the entire month, conversations won’t begin by asking each other about the weather, our soul-sucking jobs or how the family is doing. The awkwardness will instead be replicated by asking the million-dollar question of the month: “31st ka kya plan hai?”

The question is not only a conversation starter, but is also used as a conversation filler. When you’re hanging out with friends and are done bitching about GST and the government for the 73rd time, the silence is filled only with “Aur, 31st kya kya plan hai?” It is basically the “Aur batao” of December. The answers could range from watching Manikchand Filmfare Awards at home with parents to partying with the girlfriend in Bali.