Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Good or bad!! Short or long!! I want to write a post today. How many long days will I keep telling myself different reasons for not writing one. Enough is enough", I told myself on my way back from office and I decided to overcome this inertia.

This post is about our diwali celebs this year. I have so many other things to write about too. Two weeks ago, I suddenly came up with the idea of celebrating 'Green Diwali'. I wanted to be that caring ecotizen (hahaa...self coined) who does not pollute the environment. I told pv and he agreed to celebrate a green diwali by not bursting crackers. Immediately my mind made plans (totally involuntary) on how else the crackers money could be spent :) . I came up with the next brilliant idea of buying diyas and decorating the house with them.

Then I searched and searched on google to find some NGO selling terracotta diyas (my latest interest) and ended up finding few which did not seem to have good designs. I then went around the Tippasandra market and finalized on the shop where I got a good deal. Pv and me went there and purchased diyas for 500 INR. Pv was shocked on seeing the amount.

We started our diwali celebrations with Pooja followed by yummie payasam made with Milkmaid. After sometime we got bored with the tv programmes and felt something was missing in our celebrations. We heard every one bursting crackers and we could not resist ourselves sitting inside the house. In few minutes, I gave my ecotizen status and went to buy crackers :)
In the evening, we did a small rangoli in front of the house and decorated it with diyas. Then started our foto session and pv's wonderful clicks. We burst some crackers in the night with friends.

Overall it was a good diwali. One big realization for me was, I cannot celebrate diwali without crackers as they form an integral part of my diwali. I can't even imagine any other way of enjoying diwali. I should find one before the next season so that I can be a true ecotizen then.

I have uploaded pics here.

7 comments:

Ramakrishna Podila said...

Gr8 rangolis!!

it is good that pv neva got a chance (presumed) or he 'll come up with a neo-rangoli..like a neural network or a tree..

We celebrated Green diwali...rather we were enforced to do so

I guess last time i had a 'cracking' diwali was in late 90s

Chandu said...

aah the one advantage of living in an appartement is you watch others burst crackers and don't feel that bad. This year my diwali budget was down by 50% YoY.-(read 450 INR) but never mind it's memorable diwali. Another realization for me- if you have kids, you can't help but end up buying more!

Aarthi said...

@Bobby - Neo-rangoli?? Iam sure pv would have come up with something like tat :)
@Chandu - The whole fun of diwali is to celebrate with many people. That ways you should hav had gud fun in the apartment. 50% reduction in Diwali purchase..hhmm.. seems like someone should make note of this!! X'mas and new year is not far away :)

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Alaamah eg1 said...



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