Even though the festive season is over, the spirit is still alive. The spirit of sitting at home, eating mithai, meeting and greeting people around you, recieving innumerable compliments (about the new kurta pyjama or the lehenga that you wore, or rangoli, or diyas, and even your fully decorated house). All this minus the office. Yeah, the spirit is still alive. Who wants to sit and stare at the computer screen with fingers on the keyboard and sleep in the eyes. Undergoing the same set of emotions and laid back attitude, it was then I decided to write here. :)
Needless to say, every year Diwali is greeted with people out on the road, shopping or delivering gifts to their nears and dears. However this year I felt that the economic slowdown has indeed affected the lives of people intensely. It wasn't the same this year. I could feel the difference. No traffic jams, no rushing and pushing at the sweet shops, no competition of 'who has the best lighting arrangements', not many crackers bursting on Choti Diwali, no rangoli to adorn the marble floors. But I have to admit that this is how I enjoyed the monopoly. Especially the rangoli part. Unaware I was that a lot of my neighbours dropped in just to see my rangoli. The word had spread like wild fire but I was ignorant. I didn't know that people living in my society loved the rangoli that I made. It was only when the whole society gathered to burst crackers that I came to know about my popularity. "Aapke ghar ki rangoli dekhne se hi pata chal jata hai ki Chandni aayi hui hai", said one of the neighbours (When we see the rangoli at your house, we know that Chandni is back at home). And this bought a big grin on my face.
Not that I am bursting with pride, but it did make me proud as a peacock. I will try and be as modest as possible here. It is just that I love making rangoli. I love doing stuff like this. Painting, Writing, blah blah blah. The keyword is creativity. And this is what leaves me satisfied. Because I love to do this, it comes out better than I expect it to be. Thats the truth. Ok. I think its time that I cut it out before you guys think that I am getting airs about myself.
But I am uploading the pics of my rangoli for you guys to see
(Please read the word 'see' as 'compliment')
And do not check my photography skills. I am just too bad at it.
This was the rangoli right outside the main door
I made Ganeshji for the first time ever and was quite afraid that it may not come out good. But I wasn't afraid after it was done. And I am glad that I made it. This is made in the centre of the 4th floor that we live on.
And I made this inside the house, near the place where we were to do the pooja. Not very impressive but tried to make it colourful.
I am sure now you understand why Diwali was so taxing for me. I painted the Diyas too. I wish I had taken a nice picture of the painted diyas. My brother took a few pics when I was painting them but they were a disaster so I am not uploading them here.
Hope that you guys like these just like my neighbours. Neighbours can be biased but I know you guys won't be.
I did not have the time to access internet since the last few days so I couldn't wish my readers a happy diwali. So here I am a wishing a late Happy Diwali to you
And for those who played cards on Diwali, I am giving them a thumbs up. And those who won just like I did, are getting a bigger thumbs up 'coz its lucky to win on Diwali :)