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Happy Diwali

I love Diwali. Holi is my favourite festival but I love Diwali- there is something special about Diwali- the love, the brightness, the sense of freshness, the sweets, the family time… everything, the package that is Diwali is just awesome 🙂

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Light a candle, pop in a malteser, eat a festive meal, drink some good whiskey, play some cards, hug your nearest and dearest and perhaps, take a moment to introspect and be grateful for all you have and plan for all you want.

Love, light and peace xx


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Nov 5 Tuesday: A Beautiful Moment

It will be odd if I didn’t think of Diwali this week and more importantly, teen patti.

I will never the first time I was taken seriously at a game- we were playing at my mum’s cousin’s place and I was the youngest in the gang. I got a really good hand and knew it and kept playing. When it was down to the last two, the guy had a good hand and kept playing too- I knew I was on to a winner and he thought he was too… he was wrong and out of pity, he let the game end. Lucky him- I won. And I won big- big enough to pay for my whole holiday.

That year I learnt the saying “lucky in cards, unlucky in love”- I have till 2012, never lost in cards but then last year, I lost and I lost a lot. I have also never not had the option of a relationship below but this year, things changed. Coincidence, I presume.Either which way, seems to have worked out!

I wish I could have played a game this year but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Happy Diwali.

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Happy Diwali

And it’s that time of the year- the time to celebrate, to forgive, to wish, to start anew and to light loads of candles!! 🙂


May this year hold the key to all your dreams coming true. Be blessed, be safe and enjoy a few laughs!

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Happy Diwali!

There are few things in life that are as beautiful as a festival that brings everyone together, makes them laugh, smile, make memories and be merry- Christmas, Eid, Hannukah etc- they all do that- bring people together and make people share their love for each other… but for obvious reasons, my favourite is Diwali. Holi is the one I enjoy the most but there is something magical about Diwali.

Every year, my celebrations start off at Dusshera which marks the beginning of the financial year in my community- it implies new shoes, new financial budgets and a day with the family. As kids we used to always end up going to see the Ravana burning but as we grew older, that charm became lesser but it is still a great day- especially as it signals the start of teen-patti, our version of poker.

The 3 weeks leading to Diwali from Dusshera are full of parties, card games, family catch up, celebrations, candles, nuts, crackers, beauty and though the roads are crazy busy, one gets no sleep, everyone is tired, the mood is almost always very uplifting and everyone is joyous- no one cares of religions, no one cares of caste differences, no one cares of anything but wanting to have a good time… it has been 2 years since I was at home, with my mother, with my family for Diwali and I really miss it.

So this year, even though I don’t manage a game of teen-patti, I can’t give my mum a hug, I have no space to make a rangoli of flowers, I am lucky enough to have a few friends coming to spend the evening with me- so far only one, but it could be more.

While doing the weekly grocery shop today, I bought the house knives to mark Dhanteras tomorrow. On Thursday, to mark the occasion I am going to see Alpha & Omega 3D- what better way of doing something than seeing the fruits of the labour by my aunt, brother and the rest of their team before coming home to light a few diyas to mark Chotti Diwali. I have even convinced Ryan that on Saturday, we should go to the office for Goverdhan puja– now I will not be going the whole hog but an agarbatti or two, some dhoop and a teeka on the till should atleast get us blessed by Lakshmiji! But sadly, nothing can replace the hugs from my brothers, the kheer with the family, the jokes, the madness that makes Bhaidooj the festival it is- the only upside to it is that I don’t need to starve myself till I feed my brothers!

In this global world, one has to be thankful for the love of friends, the joys of the internet (to get me images of Laxmi and Ganesh), the telecommunication possible and for all the tiny blessings one has.

Happy Diwali to you. Here’s wishing you a very prosperous year.

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Enjoying the Buzz

It’s weird, I work with Ryan- we share the same office space and are the only ones in it, I live with Ryan- only the two of us, I drive into work with Ryan- still haven’t sorted out a car for myself and yet I miss hanging out with Ryan.

I miss my mate, the one who used to make me laugh, the one who used to be there for me when I was stressed out and needed a shoulder, the one who just “got” me. I know he’s exceptionally crazy busy and very stressed and he shoulders alot burden than he needs to because that’s just his silly way of trying to protect me and his other colleagues but the emotional part of me misses Ryan, my best friend.

You know I was in the middle of writing this post and then things got to a head today- stress levels at the highest, lack of food etc etc etc and then Ryan and I went for a walk- about 45 mins away from the office, as 2 mates. It’s funny how life works itself out every so often.

All’s well again- for the moment- so cannot wait for the next week, when I can finally get my broken toe looked at, grab some sleep, eat healthy and think Diwali.

Talking of Diwali, saw fireworks today (for Halloween) and totally loved it. May not be playing cards, may not be with my blood family, may not be eating “badam ki barfi”, may not be lighting diyas (yet) but it’s Diwali time and even at this distance, I can feel the excitement and I absolutely love it!

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