Deepawali itself was a simple yet grand affair. Simple as there were just the immediate family. And grand, because, it was just the immediate family. Soaked into it. As much as all those sweets and savouries must have soaked into various ducts and creaks in the body. If I am to start running to shake them all out, well, maybe I will have to circumnavigate the globe. Twice !
Woke up to some disturbing news that the
This one used to be a ‘scare statue’ for me, when I was a kid. God knows, why they put this statue up in a Children’s park. Right next to him used to be much smaller statues of Thiruvalluvar and Gautam Buddha. They have long since disappeared. Perhaps a sign of the times.
This guy himself used to be full bodied with a sickle in one hand. To me he appears as threatening as ever. Even without the two hands.
The city itself was bustling with its usual trading activities. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, trinkets, cars, mobile phones, watches, crackers, appliances and what not ! All getting sold and all getting bought ! The fruits and vegetables sold on the platform looked as alluring as ever. One element that I noticed this time around was the ‘tri-cycles’.
We don’t get to see them as much in
But as the poem goes,
The woods are lovely dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.
We came into
Thanks for all the Deepawali wishes. Wishing everyone a great festive season and a year of cheer, happiness, health and fulfillment to follow.