Happy Diwali everyone! Today Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists world over are celebrating the festival of lights, the Indian answer to Christmas.
Even though I am a self-described agnostic Hindu, Diwali remains one of the few observances of my faith that I keep. Being in Jaipur at Diwali for first time in many years, Iâ€™m having an authentic festive experience with my paternal folks. None of those namby-pamby rain soaked dull English Diwalis this time!
Despite the fact that I got up at 4 am today, 16 hours later Iâ€™m still finding energy
to do my bit to add to air and sound pollution to continue on with the celebrations. Given that Iâ€™m being treated as some exotic specimen by the family (and hot girls in the neighbourhood , Iâ€™m having the time of my life. Nevertheless I did have to endure all the comments from Chachijis and neighbourhood Auntiejis about my weight (or the lack of it!). My gran seems to have taken their comments to the heart, she has been over-indulging me on sweets eversince!
Since I am the eldest grandson, Iâ€™m currently surpervising an army of lilâ€™ Singhs and an assortment of Bhattis,Solankis and a lone Varich with their firecrackers. Well rather I was, until one of the brats lit one of those annoyingly noisy jute-rope â€˜atom bombsâ€™ under me whilst i was working up my charm on one fine young lady. The smug lilâ€™ pest is about to learn a lesson or two in humility. Do drop by and tell us what you are doing this Diwali weekend, while I plan my revenge.
P.S Dont worry guys, Weekend Open threads very much remain an exclusive Katy-domain. Normal Weekend Threads will resume next week.
P.P.S. As soon as we find a picture of a beautiful Indian woman celebrating Diwali we’ll use it. Picture courtesy of NehaVish.
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