Let Diwali be more than just crackers!


I know some people are definitely gonna get offended by my above statement. But to all these people, Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya and our mythology doesn’t anywhere mentions the use of noise making pollutants which is just scarring the nature beyond repair. When you have ignored the well-being of humans so the feeble thought of animals being uncomfortable with the noise and pollution created by crackers must never have crossed your minds.

Still, I am not going to preach to stay away from crackers for I am pretty sure that if you are gonna burst them, you probably are aware of its harm as well. It’s just common sense. I believe it’s unfair for us to infringe anyone’s personal space. Who am I to ask people to stop using crackers just because I don’t prefer them? Inform them about its ill effects, but then let them take the final call. It’s a personal choice after all. Just be aware that not only Delhi or any other Indian city is topping the chart of having the most toxic air but it’s the residents and their future generations who are gonna bear the brunt in form of various health hazards.

Enough of these serious talks, let’s discuss the fun ways to enjoy Diwali my way:

1. Get all dressed up: I know my girl brigade must have started with the preparations already. But guys, you got to buckle up. Diwali is about dressing your best and enjoying with your best ones. Get your ethnic from your closets and rock the day. A few selfies never hurt us. 🙂

2. Diwali is a foodie’s delight: Who can ever get enough of those pooris, halwa, countless sweets and nutritious dry fruits :P. Well the calorie conscious brigade may not sound convinced but who cares. Diwali comes once a year and so as long as your health doesn’t suffer, let the foodie in you indulge this Diwali.

3. Exchange gifts: Well we all know that we get gifts and we give gifts. It becomes the vicious circle. The sweets or gifts received from one is bestowed upon another and there forward. But see, it’s the feelings that matters. Parting from your gifts hurts still we do it. Just make sure that some cards are not inserted carrying the name of original sender (Got one like that last year :P)

4. Party hard: Diwali is the perfect occasion to plan a big party. Collect all your friends and let your hair down. Spend time together, play interesting games, crack jokes and have good food and drinks and above all, get clicked like crazy. Without pics, how will memories be preserved. A lil pout can add to the craziness.

5. Show your creative side: Diwali without rangoli and colourful decors is incomplete. Instead of using artificial colours, make your rangoli with biodegradable material like flowers, pulses, flour etc. It’s a great way of treating creatures like small birds and ants. Use lots of flowers for they carry wonderful aroma as well.

Here’s wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali. With or without crackers – the call is yours. Do write to me how did you celebrate it. Got to go – my gujia’s are waiting! 😉

About the author

Amrita Agrawal

Amrita is a finance professional, a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with more than half a decade of work-experience. She is an avid reader and keen to be a full-time blogger.

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