Happy Ugadi

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 in personal - 32 comments

Ugadi PachadiToday, I am taking a break from Speedy Spreadsheet Week to celebrate Telugu New year with my family. Ugadi (meaning start of a new era) is celebrated on first day of Telugu year and occurs in March / April.

Just like other festivals in India, Ugadi too has some rituals which are fun & have deep meaning. For example, on ugadi it is customary to eat Ugadi pickle – made of different ingredients so that it has 6 tastes – sweetness, sourness, bitterness, salty, hot taste and tang. This signifies life has all experiences – happiness,  disgust, sadness, fear, anger and surprise and be prepared (more on wikipedia).

Here is a pic from early today morning, when we could finally convince the kids to laugh when the camera clicks.

Happy Ugadi - meeku Ugadi shubhakamkshalu

 

We wish you happy Ugadi and I hope that your life is filled with happiness & awesomeness.

PS: Excel Speeding up tips by Experts article will be published on Monday (March 26) and Tips submitted by you will be posted on Tuesday (March 27).

PPS: If you want to wish some one Ugadi, you say Ugadi Shubhakamkshalu  (pronounciation)


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32 Responses to “Happy Ugadi”

  1. Manoj says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    Happy Ugadi…… Good to see ur pic with family…..

  2. B.Murali Mohan says:

    Hello Mr.Chandoo,
    May this Ugadi bring you new spirit, new beginning and new prosperity.
    Wishing you a very happy Ugadi!

    I am very new to your website which very informative and useful.
    Though I have completed my 36th year of age but completely 0 in Excel. I want to begin it as a beginner. Can you help me?

    Regards,
    Murali

  3. Martin says:

    Wow, it also happens to be my 39th b’day !!!

    Happy Ugadi to you all too !!!

  4. I hope your celebration marks the beginning off new things: happiness, personal growth, and awesome Excel-ing. In America, we often give presents for celebrations, so here’s my present to you:

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  5. Sachin says:

    Happy New Year!

  6. Ari says:

    Ugadi Shubhakamkshalu!

  7. Robyn Aiken says:

    Thank you for sharing this day with us. It brought a big smile to my face!

  8. Sunil S Tiwari says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    Happy Ugadi…… Good to see ur pic with family…..

    I hope your celebration marks the beginning off new things: happiness, personal growth, and awesome Excel-ing. In America, we often give presents for celebrations, so here’s my present to you:

  9. Armando Jr says:

    Hi, Mr. Chandoo,

    Happy Igadi to you and your family. Thanks for all. Be happy.

  10. c0284 says:

    Happy New Year!!! Good to see you all so cheerful…

  11. Laura S says:

    Hi Mr Chandoo,

    Happy New year to you and your family. thanks for share we us.

  12. modeste says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    ;o)) Ugadi Shubhakamkshalu

    good spirit and prosperity !

  13. tayseerlawi says:

    Happy Ugadi
    i wish you and your family a good life and happy year and i want to thank you so much for your efforts that help us to do best things in excel and more.

  14. andy holaday says:

    Looks like you are all having fun! Happy Ugadi!

  15. Rasheed says:

    Dear one of my most valuable man, chandoo…
    happy new year
    Ugadi Shubhakamkshalu..
    we hope happines and excellence in your professional and personel life..

  16. gururaj says:

    Hai Chandoo garu

    Meeku Mee Kutumba sabyulaku Ugadi subhakankshalu

  17. Harsha says:

    Hi chandoo & family, Nandana naama samvathsara subhakankshalu

    i wish your family to be a rockstar in all the aspects of life

    We love u and ur service chandoo. :)

  18. Adivishnu says:

    Ugadi Shubhakamkshalu Poorna Garu meeku, mee familiki..
    Thanks a lot for excellent website and its like GOLDMINE really..

    Adivishnu Nandam

  19. Hi, Chandoo!!!

    Happy Ugadi to you all!!!!

    All the best for you!!!

  20. Hi
    It was indeed a pleasure to see your nice picture. Life does not mean business alone. We should enjoy and celebrate our rich and diverse culture.
    BTW I really enjoy your excel tips.

    Natwar

  21. Terry says:

    Ugadi Shubhakamkshalu to you all.
    Thank you as always for the awesome tips.

  22. Sambashiva says:

    Thank you sir..and wish u the same.

  23. Bala Grandhi says:

    HI Chandoo, Ugadi Subhakankshalu.

    I have been recently following your posts and found very handy and useful for new users of excel and professionals equally.

    Thanks for this effort.

    Marokkasari, Ugadi Subhakankshalu.
    hope you had a great weekend!

    Regards,
    Bala

  24. Chandoo says:

    @All…

    Thanks for lovely wishes & blessings. We had a wonderful Ugadi and weekend. I hope you had fun too :)

    • Jayashree says:

      Hi Chandoo,

      You are really doing great job !!! apart from that you have not forgotten our traditional celebrations and trying to give information about the festival to others also…. Very good … All the best :-)

      Regards
      Jayashree

  25. Shay says:

    Happy Ugadi Chandoo! Thanks for sharing your culture. Wishing you a blessed new era!

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