Monday, October 27, 2008

This Diwali....

Two things.


We made a colourful rangoli, we will eat sweets like we have no waistlines to worry about, we will use Diwali as an excuse to forward delightful forwards to long-out-of-touch friends, and reply every SMS Diwali Greeting received, except Life Style, Esprit, Wills Life Style and Magic Bricks.com.
We will have all the fun, we will play card games and pretend to be disappointed when we lose, we won't buy fire crackers.

This Diwali I am also going to pray that this country survives these violent times...


Happy Diwali :)

Proud to add, that we have not bought fire crackers for last twenty years, and it has not made Diwali any less fun for us :)

32 comments:

Monika said...

happy diwali!!!

Indian Home Maker said...

@Monika Thanks :) Happy Diwali to you too !!!

Manish Raj said...

Me too..

But why no to fire crackers ? It will become very boring that way...

Indian Home Maker said...

@Manish Raj Teenage kids are more interested in meeting friends, we too have other interests, and then if we can avoid contributing to air and noise pollution, why not?

Just call me 'A' said...

happy diwali. i'm missing home :(. have lots of sweets for me too :)

and yes...less noise more fun.

A

Mampi said...

Happy Diwali.
Manish, we are also saying NO to fire crackers-including our kids.
IHM, you got company.

odzer said...

Happy Diwali.

Devaki said...

Beautiful thought! Yes, no crackers for me too... Happy Diwali!

Indyana said...

Wish a very happy Diwali! may your prayers come true for all of us!

Usha Pisharody said...

Happy Diwali :) And yes indeed, I do applaud the "no firecrackers" celebration! I have a thing about it as well, ever since I found out about the children of Sivakasi, a long time ago!

A thoughtful and responsible wish too, yes; let our country find the light again, this diwali, or atleast a ray of hope from the millions of diyas that will light!

philip9876 said...

Happy Diwali.

Aneela Z said...

Happy Diwali..BBC had this report on this really beautiful installation of diyas and lights and candles up in Pune..and it captured the 'soul' of Diwali (rather than all the chamak dhamak and noise pollution).. you were in my thoughts then. Have a great evening and hope this year brings you loads of luck and good fortune.

Chirag said...

Very Happy Diwali :) IHM

sunder said...

Wish you happy diwali..

Corinne Rodrigues said...

A wonderful Diwali to you and your family. No firecrackers is a great way to start the year by being socially responsible.
I salute parents like you and the children who take a similar stand. Makes one feel hopeful about a better world........
C

D said...

Happy Diwali!

Love the rangoli :) And no firecrackers for us also this year.

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

dear IHM and family, happy diwali and a prosperous new year!

interestingly we dont do crackers on diwali either.. we find them too noisy and of course, polluting... im amazed your kids dont beg you to buy them crackers!you've got good kids, i tell ya!:)
mandira

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

Hey IHM, wish you and your family a very happy Diwali

Krishna Aradhi said...

Happy Diwali! And this is really a LOL statement: "we will eat sweets like we have no waistlines to worry about".

Heh. Indeed, that's the only reason I love all these festivals. I really get to binge on a lot of stuff.

Priyanka said...

A Very Happy Diwali to you & family!!
Now, I don't feel so bad about not getting sparklers for Ash :)

Mavin said...

Many wishes for the festive season. Wishing you and your family a great year ahead.

Wishing all of us Indians good sense so that we find our way back to sanity and civilisation.

Pinku said...

happy diwali!!!

I admit I bought crackers but just a token few...and then we just sat on the terrace and enjoyed the fireworks others put up for display.

My first this Diwali though was not having any liquor. :) am still wondering how I managed that feat!

Monika,Ansh said...

Happy Diwali.

My son discovered crackers big time last year & has been bursting them since a week now.

Hope all ur wishes come true.

Love the Rangoli. Wish I was so arty.

Iya said...

happy diwali...and amazing to know u dont buy crackers...we hear a lot many people talk but very few who actually walk the talk...

ps: came here via Pinku's blog...

Ritu said...

That is really good - loved your marigold rangoli. I dont like crackers but my sons' refuse to grow up ... sigh!

nimis540 said...

Belated Happy Diwali dear..This Diwali,I was ill and hence didn't make any sweets :-(

Just celebrated by having vegetarian food outside and some small shopping..Back home,we used to crack crackers..Hmm..miss those days..

Z@ki-R said...

hope u had an wonderful diwali...i appreciate the way you celebrate diwali...let the spirit spread.

my space said...

Diwali ki hardik shubhkaamnaye!

prerna said...

Happy Diwali to you and your readers. I haven't bought fire crackers for the last 15 years and never missed the fun of celebrating Diwali.

Mystic Margarita said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family! I haven't bought firecrackers since I was in school - nice to find someone who shares this.

myheadtrip said...

Hope you had a wonderful deepavali. I have not burst crackers since I was in school :) and yes it does not make deepavali any less fun as you have written :)

Anonymous said...

Hello IHM - quick question. How long is this Diwali supposed to last? I have a programmer residing in Northern India, and he has been out celebrating for two solid weeks and I can't get him to get any work done. Is this excessive or to be expected?