I usually wear shalwar-kameezes at home. I think I’ll wear a kaptan shalwar-kameez on Eid.
What is a ‘must cuisine’ for you on Eid day?
Shemai of course. Besides that, another dish that is a must for me is pilaf.
Any special plans for Eid?
I may not be here in Bangladesh this Eid. I might go to India with my son and my mother. I want my mother to see Agra. If I stay in Dhaka for Eid then I will probably relax at home. Relatives and friends will come over to visit. I might cook on Eid day. It all depends on whether I will visit India or not.
Any one in particular you will miss during Eid?
Well if I go to India then I will miss my brother, sister-in-law and my nephew a lot.
What is your fondest memory of Eid?
When I was young, a school-goer, Dhaka wasn’t so crowded. I used to hangout with friends on Eid; we used to dress up, hang out at Ramna Park and sometimes even check guys out! I miss those days a lot.
What is the best gift you ever received on Eid?
I grew up in a Hindu culture so I didn’t get any gifts for Eid. But I did learn a lesson from my parents and I consider that as the best gift I ever received for Eid. They taught me that Eid is not just for Muslims or Pujas only for Hindus. These festivals are for everyone to enjoy.