Monday, October 27, 2008

HAPPY DIWALI!

diwali always brings up some bittersweet moments. a lot of bad memories crop up but the fewer but happier memories make up for all of them.

diwali to me, at one time in my childhood, meant getting ready putting up diyas all over the house, eating 14 types of saag, and then rushing off to my friends place to attend the pujas. then spending all night helping my friends pack sweets and namkin to be given away the next day, the tying of rolley, and the mid night walks in our lane, which is decorated with beautiful lights and visit the pandal of kali goddess. some days those were, but with time all faded away. friends have relocated, i grew up. the usual fanfare isnt there but then the usual rituals of lighting the diyas and eating saag persists. and so does going up to the terrace at the middle of the night to see the fire crackers and to remember old times.

here's wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous diwali!

have a safe diwali!

15 comments:

Tara said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family too! Have a great time Raka! :)

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

as a child it was fun..but now it's just another day for me.

happy diwali
take care

Phoenix said...

@tara
thank you :)

@vickey
i agree.nowadays it hardly holds the joy it once did.

Harshita said...

Happy Diwali to you too sweetie :)

dilmainhainpyar said...

happy diwali to u and ur family and all our blogger frnds......

be careful

Ria said...

a very happy diwali to u and ur family!! :)

Keshi said...

Happy Diwali to u too hun!

I rem when I was a kid, I had so much fun during all these festivals...now Im so tired of all of em...not cos the festival is boring but ppl r boring...they think about love n light ONLY on these days...and after that they get back to bitching. LOL!


Keshi.

Priya Joyce said...

Happy Diwali to u and ur family..have a sweet prosperous and a safe diwali..

Buzzz said...

Happy diwali Raka the rockstar!!!

vanilla sky said...

really,things have changed :(
we, neighbourhood friends used to go pandal hopping even in Kali pujas,spend time chatting in the local pandal
Now, with exams n all that..things are not the same

Happy Diwali!

Tyro said...

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Aneesh said...

Belated diwali wishes...
:)

Priya said...

Never forgot you :)

Happy Diwali to you too...I like the new theme of your blog!

Phoenix said...

@everyone
thanks for the wishes

@aneesh
diwali is today

@dilmainhainpyar
thank you soo much :)

aqua gurl said...

wishes to you raka...!!!!!

the exams went ok....i gotta catch up with your blog soon :D:D:D

like the red.....

nyce:)