‘Tis the season of… Diwali!

Happy (belated) Diwali everyone!

This Diwali was very fun (and more social than any other Diwali).

We went to my uncle’s house to meet the family (you know, it’s Diwali after all) and having done a good photo session, we exchanged gifts, received blessings from our elders, and in all, had a good family reunion. Afterwards, we left kind of early since it was getting late and we had to light diyas back home, as the Diwali tradition goes.

On our way back, we stopped by Moti, a restaurant in Malviya Nagar, where I usually get my favourite sandwiches with chips. Having done so, we returned home in a big hurry and made it back before sunset. First thing after getting home, we placed all the 100 diyas all over the house, after which we finished with the puja with the dholak-wala, adding to this finale.

Now having finished with the puja in a spectacular manner, we were about to take the (only few) crackers that we had, when out of nowhere, Band-Baja people came, lighting up the mood. Not even a second in, we all had started dancing to the tune in a blissful joy that had overcome us making this one of the unique moments I had spent with my family – knowing I don’t really dance very often. After a while, a bunch of kids came about asking for sweets and crackers. After they all left, we finally had some time to burst the crackers.

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Amma had bought a small box (about 3 inches in size?) of the small crackers which would make a sound when thrown hard on the ground. Everyone took out one threw it hard. PATT! PATT! PATT PATT!! But, when I tried throwing it, no matter how hard I threw it on the ground, it would land slowly on the ground. I know it doesn’t make much sense, but hear me out. I picked it up and threw it again and again and again, but no matter what, the outcome remained the same. Seeing that, my brother laughed at me, saying that it was an empty one. I facepalmed myself while laughing and threw it away, even harder. To everyone’s surprise, this time it burst. *EpicFacepalm*

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Moving on, I took many of them in my hand and threw them all at once, which was very fun. We burst the remaining few crackers until they were all exhausted.

A few moments later, our neighbour, Pooja aunty had come to wish us with sweets. She offered that we all burst crackers along with her, on their rooftop as they had bought more than enough crackers for them to burst alone. So, since Amma was busy cooking dinner and Baba was helping her, my brother and I went there. We made many different experimental combinations to burst the crackers. For an instance, burning the chakri, which will burn the anar which has been placed between 2 bottles containing 4 whistle rockets, which will burn the said rockets, in this very order. Pooja aunty and her son, Kabir, really liked it and were excited, while Uncle took precautions like putting a bucket full of water beside us, saying, ‘in case you plan on doing something dangerous’. By the time we were finished, it was 10pm and we very very hungry, so we bid farewell and left for a very yum dinner which concluded the day.

This Diwali was the brightest, best, action-packed, social and fun Diwali we ever had!

I hope to make the next one even more so!!

Happy Diwali again! ❤ 😀

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