Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy Diwali!

Wishing all of you a very happy Deepavali and a prosperous New Year!

For the first time in my life, I am completely blank about what to do on Diwali. At a time like this does one realize what really makes a festival - it is the festive spirit. People I know like Diwali for different reasons - some people like the aarti and pujas, the kids love the fireworks, some people the sweets, others the socializing and yet others just the idea of having a holiday.

At the heart of it all lies a powerful festive spirit. Diwali time is like a license to be happy - no matter what else is happening in your life. And for most of us, it works like a charm. And the spirit is infectious - the more people around you that celebrate, the more you're caught up in it.

It feels kind of odd to be in a place where Diwali is hardly celebrated - leaves you with an empty feeling, like, there was supposed to be more joy in the world right about now - but its just not there. Thank God for memories and photographs :) last year we celebrated Diwali with a bang in SMA getting everybody we could into the act. Click the picture to view the other photographs.