Sunday, October 19, 2014


Diwali a time to forget all the differences, grudges and come together in festive spirit.
You know what, we Indians are very lucky to have so many festivals one after another an each and every one of the festival giving an opportunity to come together.
Diwali is one of the festivals among it - Bringing families closer, since forever.
Now the question is do we actually make an effort to join our families in diwali?
How easily we say na that ma – paa this diwali I can’t home, have so many commitments –my leave has not been sanctioned, my boss has not signed my leave application etc stuff
But do we are actually making an effort?
Because if we were, we would have definitely joined our families during this time.  
Just watch this beautiful ,nostalgic video from pepsico and try to make an effort 
This is the time when our family needs us the most because festivals are not celebrated alone.
You know what, may be you are some body’s son or daughter –husband or wife –father or mother and if you are away from your home due to the circumstances make an effort to rejoin them as no circumstance is bigger or important than a loving family. Ultimately they are one who is going to be with you not your circumstances or your work.
I still remember being an Gujarati- My mom used to make ghughra (a sweet filled with khoya and dry fruits) chorafari, papad puri, fafda (Type of snacks of course pronounced as snakes)
And it was rule that these delicacies are prepared only during diwali.
They all taste just so good only when mom makes it no matter how much effort I take to make them, I don’t like its taste. They say an maa ke haath ka khaana –maa ke haath ka khaana hota hai :)
Not only food ,decorating home with colourful kandils and lightning lamps etc was also a part and parcel of this festival.Belonging to a jain family we were not supposed to burst crackers but making rangoli ,lightning lamps near door decorating home with small led lights was so much fun.
Don't we miss all those days during this time. Home was filled laughter ,jokes of cousins,uncle and aunties.
Those some nosy aunties saying aare beta kitne bade hogaye ? kanusa course kar rahe ho stuff.
It used to be so irritating but those were the moments we are missing now,right?
so much fun it used to be. so diwali is the time were we have to be with our family because when we needed them they were with us. so now its our duty to fullfill our parent's needs.They used to be there whenever we need them till now they are connected with us through phones and internet but still that personal touch somewhere lacks.Our parents will not tell us, we have to take an effort to read their mind voice and atleast visit them once or twice a year.So they will also have sense of security that our children are there to take of us and we are just one call away from them.
So this diwali make an effort to reach home and bring smiles :) :)


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