I woke up this morning grumpy, drained from the week of festivities that started from the 9th November, coming to a close with loads of wishes and goodwill generated, if true would help me sail pass the mundane everyday life with ease and comfort!!
So was this Diwali any different than the previous one and the answer is a big NO!!
Was it less tiring and comfortable than the previous one, the answer to that one too is a big NO!!
I fail to understand why our festivals have to be so physically tiring. Maybe if i do not sleep by 4.30 AM playing the games that one is supposed to play during Diwali and lose sleep over the hours and the money lost on it, maybe then I won’t be tired so much!! But what is Diwali without these games?? Moreover with the lack of domestic help during the festival and no excuse to avoid the domestic chores for fear of getting into the firing line of wife adds to the already exhausted muscles, tendons and whatever that is supposed to ache.
Sometimes I feel that they should be a ban on meeting anyone for 2 days after Diwali. Stay Home, catch up on the sleep lost and just chill. Like it happens these days when you receive invite for a party to consider a message or email as a personal one, so should be the case for Diwali. Each message sent should be considered a personal phone call and phone call should be considered as a personal visit, Period!! No personal visit should be mandated no matter what the elders tell you.
Grace period of 4 days should be allowed to reply to all the messages flooding your inbox, be it on FB, whatsapp, Twitter and SMS and no copy paste job just a plain Thank You is perfect. The Kaju Katli , Badam- Pista, is something I am not even looking at forget tasting till 2016 is ushered in.
Each Diwali however there was this SRK film that I would look forward but that simple pleasure has been snatched away with the release of the Big Budget Family Entertainer of Bhai: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and this also isn’t looking to promising. But old habits die hard , will still go and watch the same and shall crib and crib after the show, that I m sure of considering the trailers and the reviews.
However to set the record straight, the above in no way takes away the sanctity of the festival or the festivities surrounding it that the others may have. It is just my personal experience and angst and do not expect many to subscribe to it.
PS : The last line has been used to avoid being exiled to neighboring countries by the majority tolerant sections of the society.