Oct 17, 2009

Uh... Happy Diwali...


Hello Everybody,

It's been a while that I have been unable to write anything on my blog. Some call it writer's block, but I needed some time out before I could get back to expressing myself full throttle once again. I hope all of you caught up on a lot of other interesting stuff, which reminds me that I have to go through all the blogs that I follow!

Well, I was thinking of writing something on this blog for over a month, but I was not able to bridge the gap between thinking of writing and actually coming up with something. But this evening, I knew I HAD TO put this up here. Diwali is such a festival, it makes us do things in mysterious ways. Be it re-connecting with people you have been avoiding all year, or totally dumping the balanced diet program for a hearty portion of sweets. Be it meeting your relatives whom you hate from the core of your heart, or text a friend whom you have been maintaining constant distance from, for a long time. Diwali just serves as the perfect excuse.

For most of the people, this festival is all about shopping, and eating, and earning money from various sources, and shopping some more, and bursting crackers, and..... STOP. This is exactly what I want to talk about. Bursting crackers. I used to love bursting crackers as a teenaged girl. I was too scared of them before teenage and once I got the hang of it then there was no stopping me. I would burst all kinds of Rassi Bomb, Fuljhadi, Fountain, Parachute, Gol Chakri, Cylinders, and even those Snakes. I used to light those red crackers up and throw them in the air. What a dare devil!

This year I'm just not feeling the Diwali spirit. For one thing, and the most important one at that, I did not shop for even a single item this Diwali. I did not make a Rangoli, and I was literally man handled so that I would help Mom make sweets this season. But that has more to do with the changes I'm going through from within. I was walking on my building terrace this evening, and I was not listening to music while walking today which forced me to take a look around and notice people bursting crackers. Now they were bursting crackers on the ground floor, which means when they all went up and made all kinds of shapes and patterns, they were about where I was walking - on the 8th floor. Everytime a Cylinder or a Rocket or a Parachute went up, I could see a small black cloud of smoke in the air. I am not even going to the noise department in this post. The bigger the explosion, the bigger the cloud, and the smaller the explosion, the denser this cloud.

I noticed 10 such explosions per minute. This was just in my area. I'm too horrified to imagine how much the number is in my locality, or my city, or my state, and my country. I felt too dizzy and nauseatic in a mere 45 minutes and returned home early today when after Laxmi Poojan my parents forced me to light up a Fuljhadi to "celebrate" Diwali spirit. I was forced to create another cloud of smoke. Don't know what to do... I guess it's just a part of the change I'm going through.

More on that in my next post.

... Uh.. By the way... Happy Diwali to all!

27 comments:

ktheLeo said...

Hi! Long time!Happy diwali!U have not been on my blog just look see U may like it!
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Satans Darling™ said...

Thanks a ton Leo.. I will visit your blog now :)

The unsure ascetic said...

Happy Diwali!!!
Glad you are back!!

mysterious gal said...

Happy diwali to u !
Hope things are well with you because the post makes me read a different you!
Anyways Diwali is about making new starts too!
Hope u have one too and may all ur wishes come true!
You are always in my prayers!
God Bless You!

Hopeless Romantic said...

Happy diwali ash :)

Amity Me said...

how should i call you? of course, not Satan's Darling...please let me know...

been following you but you've been dormant for quite sometime...

i've bookmarked you in space, please do come by when you will already be feelin' olright....seems you're down...

Happy Diwali...!

Kishore Choudhary said...

प्राकृतिक चिकित्सा के बाद वापसी कि पोस्ट को पढ़ा था, पोस्ट मेरे लिए बहुत सुखद थी मैंने आपके लिए यही कामना की थी कि आप को ऐसे अवसर स्वेच्छा से सदा मिलते रहें. आज फिर देखा तो अच्छा लगा. शुभ दीपावली !

~PrIncEsS nUcHu~ said...

Happy Diwali Sis.. So happy to see your update :)

God Bless you :)

Take care and Keep writing :)

Satans Darling™ said...

The Unsure Ascetic

Thanks a lot, but I am not able to recall who you are. Have you changed your name?

Satans Darling™ said...

Mysterious Gal

Thanks a lot. May God bless you too.

Satans Darling™ said...

Hopeless Romantic

Same to you Amit :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Amity Me

Thanks for the concern, and your latest post did make me a little relaxed. I'm Ashrita, you can call me Ash :)

Keep visiting!

Satans Darling™ said...

Kishore Ji,

It is always a pleasure to have you drop a comment :) I'm very glad to see you too! Happy Diwali

Take Care

Satans Darling™ said...

Nuchu

Thank you so much :) Wish you the same! Yeah I'm trying to get back in the blogging zone now :P

Will visit your blog soon!
Lots of love

sulo badri said...

hi ashrita! its been long tym really.. love to read ur posts...

humour in the beg. ws vry gud n the concern in the latter ws too gud as well..

evn i had written somthng lik this... neither ws i in the festive spirit - ws thinkin jus of the pollution - noise n air...

glad to find a similar vibe..

n ho yeah - hpy diwali ;)

Satans Darling™ said...

Sulo Badri :)

So nice to have you comment after so long. I love reading you too! I'm very happy to know someone who thinks the same way as I do. You're the only person who commented about the post and understood what I had to convey :P

Leo said...

Welcome back to blogvilla Ashri :) long time no see..!! Happy Diwali to u too :) and looking for more posts to come!! :)

Satans Darling™ said...

Thanks a ton Leo!

sulo badri said...

ha ha! i guess all were pretty caught up in welcoming u back tht they wd have forgotten the post :P

n thnks for likin ma blog - actly its quite spiritual u kno - so i dont expect ppl to like it - lol

n well u can call me jus sulo :)

see ya aroun`

Akansha Agrawal said...

Welcome back :D

Arrey I have a super duper problem with all the smoke... diwali ke next day i woke up with swollen tonsils... :'( and this after I covered my nose the entire time... I used to love crackers too, so can't stop my younger cousins from doing the same :|

Koi nahi... when they grow up, they'll probably feel the same way,nahi?

AJai said...

Belated Happy Diwali to you too. :)

But like you said, some how the Diwali spirit seems to have sapped out. One reason has to be the pollution on the day. i get nauseous, get migraine... it's terrible. I just wish there were another way to celebrate. A 'simpler' way.

MultiMenon said...

Happy Diwali ashhyy.. :)

just missing ya,badly.. :( come back soon..

Love,
Nikhil

ARUNA said...

Hey Ash, blogging after a long time!! How've u been? Belated diwali wishes!!!

tushar said...

sorry to butt in...got reference to your blog from one my friend manjari...... nice words.... and yes, it did feel a le less diwali-esq this time....

cheers.

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