Thursday, November 08, 2007

Happy Deepavali!

We were very lucky to have celebrated Deepavali the last two years with our families and friends in India. It was childhood all over again - braving the crowds at the firecracker stands, having to make choices between equally enticing flowerpots, rockets, Lakshmi patakis, vishnu chakras and bhuchakras, splurging on the garland of 10,000 crackers, running through the entire flowerpot stash in ten minutes, and then running to the shop to splurge some more, the endless cups of tea and carrom board games, the family jokes, the teasing and the gossip, and the FOOD!

Two years ago, apart from two cousins, the entire set from my mom's side was in attendance and it was great to hang out with them - babies when I left but now all grown up.

Pictures from Deepavalis past are all we have this year and the hope that we can meet up with some friends this weekend and recreate the magic.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sujatha,

Wish you a very happy Diwali!

I too get very nostalgic at this time of the year. There is a completely different kind of excitement in the air in India during Diwali.

Sujatha Bagal said...

Anjali, thanks! I know what you mean. Gosh! what a ruckus it was these past two diwalis!