Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And after 8 years..

..here it is. A Deepavali in India. Of course, I can't seem to get back the same excitement and enthusiasm as I once had (well, I had to come to work today, so what else do you expect!?) but still, its something. I really wish I was in Hyd, but hey, at least I am in India, Hyd can be made to happen next year :D

We bought the usual, flower pots, sparklers, rockets, pencils bhuchakkars etc. Conspicuously missing were the Lakshmi and Hydrogen bombs. Actually even as a kid/adoloscent I never found much for the bombs. They were solely bought for the purpose of entertaining cousins when they came over to burst crakers. Even if I ever entertained the thought of liking those, it was gone for a toss when this Lakshmi bomb once burst unexpectedly even before I could move away leaving that slight beep in the ear. I thought I lost my hearing that day! And that was it, no bombs for me after that ;) The "sivatapakayas" were the only sort of "bursty" crackers I ever handled.

Apartment had some rules about bursting crackers, saying everyone should do it in one designated spot etc. We started off with sparklers in our balcony for a shagun and then took the rest down and bursted all of them. Then spent some 15 minutes watching everyone else and walked back home, content.

We had on off on Monday because in Karnataka its Monday. Whereas for us Telugu folks its on Tuesday. So today I wore new clothes, a new watch, new slippers etc ;) Office is empty and wears a haunted house look and I wouldn't have come here today if it was not for Subhash's "I have to go to work today" majboori. What to do alone at home, better off at work, at least will meet a few souls around here ;)

Happy Deepavali to all of you! May the coming year bring in loads of happiness.

(Please to wish me back the same ;) )

18 comments:

lakshmi said...

Happy Diwali to u too and enjoy every minute. Lakshmi

DivSu said...

Thank You Lakshmi! :D

Anonymous said...

A very happy and prosperous Deepavali to you and family.

Anonymous said...

Deepavali Subhakankshalu D

-P

DivSu said...

@P, @Anonymous

Thanks!! Wishing you a Happy Diwali too.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice any change in the prices of fireworks?

How much did you spend on the same?

DivSu said...

@Anonymous

Prices have shot up like for everything else. We bought stuff worth 1500 which he finally gave us @ 600, after some 60% discount. So I don't understand the point in jacking up the prices on the labels at all;) I wonder if anyone buys at the label price :P

Anonymous said...

same to u divya:) lucky you, atleast get to hear the sounds of patakis:( even if u had to work:((

DivSu said...

Thanks Anonymous! I heard, I saw, I burst too! :D

Anonymous said...

Happy Diwali to you...Enjoy the cracker season in India nicely....

Smitha said...

Happy Deepavali Divya and Subhash. :-)

DivSu said...

@Anonymous -- Thanks!

@ Smitha -- Thanks akka! Same to you and Prem!

Kishan said...

Happy Diwali..
I too want to celebrate diwali in India again..It's been 8 years now.

DivSu said...

Hi Kishan

Here is wishing you a very Happy Diwali and hoping that you will soon be able to have a blast on one of the Diwalis in India :)

Anonymous said...

What makes families bond ? I see you have a nice and happy extended family(uncles aunts cousins). Doesnt family politics come into play at some point? Or is it that some families dont have politics wheres as some unfortunately have.

DivSu said...

@Anonymous - I'd just say this - your life is what you make of it. choose to ignore the unreasonable lot and you will be the happier for it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Diwali .Was it a very traditional one? What sweets. Hope you bursted crackers.Hope lil one enjoyed too

DivSu said...

@ Anonymous - Not traditional really. Didn't do much with a two year old who was not very enthused about the loud sounds ;)

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