Diwali is here !

Diwali is here !

Tons of sweets beckon. Unknown taste buds get rekindled. There are lights that glitter in distant balconies. The next door neighbours door sports festive diyas. Roads teem with people. In threes. Fours. Neighbourhoods out to buy. Clothes. Crackers. Food. Gifts. Appliances. And such else that highly paid marketing folks have engineered.

Discount sales are the order of the day. DhanteRas comes up with some serious Gold prices. Prices that would have left the goddess of wealth beaming !

There are lights, lamps, rangoli and ‘traditional’ dress to work. The lines between ‘Fashion Show’ and ‘Fancy Dress’ run thin.

Children crank up the volume on the cracker front. And of course, have a blast of a time, enjoying the get-togethers and gala times. With toy pistols and such else. Imagining themselves to be some action film hero. And fashionable villains. But these are besides the point.

Diwali is here !

Television has ‘Diwali ‘ specials. Same serials in brighter colours. Same film heroes. Same heroines. And those news channels, those same views from the same chaps. Chaps who come on TV to give ‘points of views’ on anything from Terrorism to Ostentation to Culture to anthropology to..yes…Diwali too.

The corporate and government types get ‘gifts’. Of walnuts and fruits. Of sweets. And such else. AND SUCH ELSE.

Perhaps it would be befitting, if the world got whats most required for it ! Perhaps a spirit of giving. A smile. A moment. A kind word. An acknowledgement. And such else. Simple deeds that touch people deeply. Deeds that acknowledge that there is a world of human beings and human thoughts.

These are besides the point.

Diwali is here !

Diwali messages from banks, insurance companies, mobile operators, holiday homes and such else hit the inbox with such recurring ferocity that the ‘delete’ tab feels the weight of the world.

And yet, there are long lost friends. Recent colleagues. Blog world friends. Forgotten relatives, who send in a word. Make a call. Words that perhaps are soaked in possibilities and new beginnings. Hope is permanent fixture here. But these are besides the point.

Diwali is here !

Its supposed to be the festival of “Victory of Good over Evil”. There is conversation at the get-together. Whether the emphasis on ‘Victory of Good over Evil’ has to be on the ‘good’, ‘evil’ or on ‘victory’ ! Thats besides the point. Diwali is here !

Like the elderly uncle who said, “The emphasis has to be on the sweets !”

So here are some wishes that go out to the world. On this blog too.

For happiness. For cheer. For wisdom. For kindness. For health. For giving. For reflection. For time. For life. And for living. For Good.

Happy Diwali people. Diwali is indeed here !

18 thoughts on “Diwali is here !

  1. Happy Deepavali sir 🙂

  2. It takes all kinds, to make us realize what Divali is or should be. Because, there is a child, a grownup, a worrier, an advisor, an event manager, and a glutton, in all of us… And it takes a post such as this, to put it all together in so many words. Wonderful post !

    Wishing you and yours a safe, healthy and happy Divali….

  3. Jeevan says:

    The hidden love and desires or the lost ones comes out in light! let our lives delight. Happy Diwali 🙂

  4. And I am here wishing you Happy Diwali.

  5. aativas says:

    Happy Deepavalee to you too!

  6. Neha says:

    ah, the musical post on Deepawali is indeed here…wish u and your family a very happy Deepawali…

    btw, this paragraph amused me a lot for obvious reasons:

    The corporate and government types get ‘gifts’. Of walnuts and fruits. Of sweets. And such else. AND SUCH ELSE.

    the emphasis on And Such else conveyed a lot……….tc 🙂

  7. tina says:

    Happy Diwali to you , your family & to all around the world! Isn’t this a fantastic event for all of us.Lucky the weather is so calm here tonite, excellent for lighting up diyas & candles! Diwali aap sabhi ko subh aur mangal mei ho!

  8. Shaili says:

    Happy Diwali to u & the misus 🙂

  9. Sajan says:

    Happy Diwali Kavi… Wish you and your family a bright year ahead

  10. pria says:

    Happy Diwali Kavi:)

  11. Onkar says:

    A unique write-up on Diwali. Happy Diwali.

  12. Happy Diwali, Kavi! And I loved the quandary over good, evil and victory…:)

  13. Happy Diwali to u n your family!!

  14. Lou says:

    Enjoy your celebrations!

  15. ♥ Braja says:

    Beautiful post, and pic….Happy Diwali Kavi 🙂 Although now, today, it’s now Happy Go Puja!!!

  16. Kavi says:

    GP : Thank you! Hope it was fantastic for you !

    Ugich Konitari : Thank you indeed ! I hope the Diwali was plain fun and great cheer to you and al in the family !!

    Jeevan : Ofcourse it does! It does. Happy Diwali indeed

    Hobo : Yes..wishing you a very happy diwali too

    Aativas : Thank you ! 🙂

    Neha : Thanks for the wishes. And the SUCH ELSE… well.. 🙂

    Tina : Glad that weather Gods are with you !! Happy Diwali !!

    Sahili : thank you ! The missus acknowledges the wishes and is doubly delighted to be amidst the wishes ! 🙂

    Sajan : Thanks mate ! Wishing the same and much more !

    Pria : Thank you ! wish you the same and more!

    Onkar : Thank you ! Wishing you a great festive season !

    NM : Ah ! There you spot !!! Happy Diwali to you and all in the family too !

    Swatantra : Thank you ! Wishing you the same and more !

    NR : Thank you ! May the sprirt of the season stay with us all !

    Lou : Thank you !! Indeed !

    Braja : Well, the festive spirit is still on. The sweets arent over. Yet !

  17. Rush says:

    Happy Diwali Kavi…i am so missing the fervour, the fun filled vibration in the air…big hugs on Diwali wishing u a fabulous year ahead.

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