Personally, I have gone past the concept of get-togethers, parties etc. Earlier we used to watch the countdown programs but now even they have become too gaudy and loud for my liking. I just wait till midnight, see the firecrackers in the sky for some time and then simple wishes for the family. Next day is a normal working day with the difference being, everyone has a positive outlook as they start the new year. We do a simple pooja in the morning, then carry on with our routines. Till lunchtime, there would be wishing and greeting among colleagues. When time permits, we stop at a temple close by and pray. A couple of times we have bought a small idol or a photo of Lord Ganesha, a couple of times people have gifted us, hope to see how this year starts off. What I like is at least at the beginning of the year, everyone has a change in their behaviour and attitude as if all are good boys and girls for one day.