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The holy texts furnish limpid reasons for celebration of most festivals. Diwali which marks the return of Ram from his fourteen years in exile in the present time means so much more than just his return. The multifarious activities that revolve around it would have been beyond ram’s power to comprehend. Let’s see what diwali means to some…
The greeting card companies get another festival to capitalize. The cell phone operators get a day of increased revenues. For the homemaker it is a week of cleaning all the possible nooks and corners. The household help earns a pair of new clothes from her employers. For the government clerk it means an official holiday with perks. For the Nano family it means a trip to the mall with a pick for all. For the businessmen, it is the best time to please Lakshmi.
So let’s celebrate each diwali with this juvenile spirit. Welcome the new, cherish the old, relish the present with a garnish of the old.
Suchita is in final year of Masters in Arts Journalism from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Apart from reading and traveling she just keeps dreaming… Her only wish she can think of at the moment is to buy a vintage beetle.