After the advent of FB, Whatsapp and similar social media networks, we are not only flooded with unsolicited photos, pictures, videos and news clips but inundated with numerous anniversaries, days and occasions to celebrate and sympathise. Now what will be the situation if the anniversary is reduced to a periodicity of half year or monthly repeats? I shudder to think.
Even now people create many anniversaries for one event .Say birthday as per FB, as per SSC and official record, as per star, as per English Era, as per Malayalam/Tamil Era etc.etc.
Recently one incident happened in a Whatsapp group. In the morning there was a Happy Birthday announcement. Birthday wishes followed. In the midst there came a message informing death of one 'X'. Immediately came the message "Many many happy returns of the day". That was closely followed by a message conveying heartfelt condolences on the demise of X posted by 'Y'. From then the messages were all of condoling the death of Y.
It took a lot of time and effort by some alert members to set things right. Even Y was not aware of that. People blindly post glancing previous message and quit.
More anniversaries by lowering the anniversary term?. Really!! Na Baba, Na!