Tuesday, November 6, 2007

HAPPY DIWALI




The spirit of the festival

Week long planning to buy new clothes

Kids just not happy with that one set of crackers that you buy them, they'd love to buy the whole market

Gheraod by the shopkeepers, while you go amidst all your confused state of mind, to buy firecrackers, with promises of 90% discount ( could never understand this strategy )

All your sweet talking, the kids into not bursting crackers, falling on deaf ears

All your eco system crying out in loud protest

The nimble hands that roll those poison stuff for us to enjoy, going unsung, uncared and still nothing being done about it

Decorate the houses with rangolis, diyas, lanterns

Prepare those sweets, tradition clashing with modernity...but still yummy, whatever it be

Make resolutions so absurd to our very own ears -"I wont binge this time"

Break those same resolutions, with excuses "After all Diwali comes only once a year"

Time to meet up all those lovely friends from your life

Cards, waiting to be played with

Endless visits from friends and relatives (and this is so fulfilling )

Bond with all around you

Keep an eye out on those around you, especially young uns

And if you have friends who live far away and far from this maddening craziness, keep them in your thoughts while you celebrate it here

Walk around strutting your new clothes and heads held high...

Spread love and cheer all around

And now its time to celebrate, the one festival that brings cheer, happiness, light and love

WISHING ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE DIWALI

16 comments:

Thinking aloud said...

hey wish u the same too...I love this part of teh year...festival after festival...

and keep me in mind when u hog all those sweets...wah!!!i wish i was in india...

nice post...:)

Raghu said...

Wishing you, your hubby and your kiddos a fabulous diwali!

may you get even more than 90% discounts on the crackers! :P

And may the lights usher in boundless happiness into your life!

Prats said...

@ TA The best time of the year along with all the goodies...
Will surely keep you in mind...and devour all those sins(sweets)

@Raghu Hey, Thanks. The 90% is surely gonna make my wallets sing :)

J said...

While the world gears up for a long weekend, i'll be at work :(

Happy Diwali!!

Shoonyata said...

Wish you peace and joy..new learnings and explorations...enjoy the Diwali.

Keshi said...

Happy Diwali to u and ur babies Prats!


HUGGGGGGGGGZ lovely encouraging post!

Keshi.

Tys on Ice said...

Happy Diwali Prats...

have a great time...we are getting together a whole bunch of friends ...the making of the food has already started...booze, cards and dance...let the good times begin all over again...

Spunky Monkey said...

Happy Deepavali to you and your family.
(Neevu Kannadadavaru, why Diwali then? It has stupid financial loss type connotations in my head. Deepavali, in contrast, seems so much pleasanter and meaningful)
And,(not that you need to be told), keep the children away from those dangerously huge Lakshmi pataki - Hydrogen bomb type things!
AND, send us sweets!

Thinking aloud said...

@ spunky...
hey same here...i alwayz thght it was deepavali but living in delhi changed this...

Prats said...

@J HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO YOU AND MAY YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME THIS YEAR

@Shoonyata Thank you and hope you had a great time?

@keshi Thanks babe....my kids are having pure unadulterated fun....*hugs you*

@tys Yes, may the good times begin, and let the JD flow ;).Shake the sand out of its place dancing....

@spunky you took that thought out of mind....marraige has done this to me...all confused brains....tam kan mingle....mom says, "yenu Diwali antheera....adhu ondhu loss agiro hange idhe" Mil says" yen, nanga yellam, Diwalida solvom"
So Prats keeps up with times and wishes you "DEEPAVALIYA SHUBHASHYAGALU"

Keshi said...

lol ur kids r so sweet!

Enjoy the wknd!
Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Seasons greetings and Belated Diwali wishes
TC
CU

Vinesh said...

how did deepavali go?

i just wish it was bereft of noise and replaced by light (at least)

Prats said...

@keshi hey thank u so much *blushing*
Hope u had a great weekend...and Diwali lit up your life...

@cu Thank you and I hope you had a great time this Deepavali

@Vinesh Deepavali was a blast..in all ways. Sadly not bereft of noise...but lots of light,my kids still not willing to let go of that one :( but hopefully they will soon and I can breathe easier :).
Hope you enjoyed your first Deepavali.

Sreejith said...

Well Diwali's come and gone but hopefully the cheer has stayed on :)

"All your sweet talking, the kids into not bursting crackers, falling on deaf ears" ...someday they will listen. i know because i listened when i was 13 :)

Ps said...

This one is coming so late--but you already know my views! I hate crackers,noise,pollution,binging,sweets!!I do like the diyas though!
I know you had a great time and am gald you did!