So today is India’s loudest, brightest and the most crackling festival of the year. Diwali!!
For kids, it’s about the crackers, for the intellectual It’s about environment.. 😉 for the youth it’s about homecoming..for the corporate It’s about bonus..the ladies look for fashion, the Socialites for gifting trends. For foodies, it’s again about food and for mothers it’s always about ‘Pooja’.
Such is the glamour of this festival. Why else you thought we wrote about it? 😛 so what has changed in this old age festivals of light, food and crackers?
No, it’s not about the numerous Diwali celebrations on your t.v channels and not about the ‘no-crackers-Diwali’ post flooding your FB wall or the sale in the e-commerce websites. It’s about that little heart touching moments lived and relived in a two min commercial. The essence of Diwali is still intact with making a heart happy.
It’s the Indian version of Thanksgiving and like everything else.. we Indians were early at it than our western counterparts..and perhaps too much early to stay out of sight 😛 Oh..you never saw it like that!?..no problem..you are welcome 😉 so Diwali helps us get the joy of giving..gifting and sending a smile.
So how you get the real feel..the one better than 16 set of firecracker rockets or 5000 waali ‘ladiyaan’ ?? Simple; by allowing a roadside kid to burn this one cracker and watch him jump for joy..by feeding your security guard with one box of sweet..or giving that extra tip to the pizza delivery boy..by thanking the traffic police officer to be working when he should be at home with his kids.
Or giving an ‘off’ to the poor software engineer in your firm..and by gifting a box of chocolate this time, not to your girlfriend but your cab driver driving you home this night
Aah..did I missed the easiest one..by wishing ‘Happy Diwali’ with a smile and being gentle to everyone you meet today..everyone..the sweeper..the liftman..the khadus boss..the annoying ex..or the cheap landlord.
By the way call your parents if you do not stay with them..or get them once excellent gift if you are lucky enough to stay with them..for you are alive, celebrating and literate enough to read me only and only because they took you and your sh*t for all these years!! 😉
Cheers and happy Diwali!!