Tag Archives: festival

Here’s to the lucky ones!

I loathe festivals. I LOVE the festive spirit all over with Diwali round the corner – the neighborhood is all decked up with decor and all the shops look lighted and welcoming. I totally feel delighted up until the actual day of the festival – decorating our place, shopping, cooking, lighting lamps – I hate the particular day of Diwali. It’s like, anticipation is better than arrival.

can1

We made these gel sparkly candles. Pretty, aren’t they? 🙂

Invariably, we have no one to celebrate Diwali with us any year. Mum is at native – she can’t travel. We don’t have the time to travel to her place. Almost all friends leave for hometowns and it just gets so lonely. It sucks to be alone on festivals, especially Diwali.

I’m still okay to be alone on a Valentine’s Day (not that okay, but you get the idea, right?) – not Diwali. That’s meant to be spent with people. Growing up too, Diwali (including all other festivals too) used to be boring.

Shucks.

I realize there are way more unfortunate people than us in the world. Without a doubt, if there’s one thing we have learned out of all struggles of life is – to be grateful in all times.

To all those who have friends, family and loved ones to celebrate life with you – I hope you know you’re super lucky, guys.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Safety (is) in your hands

As much as I think the Hindu festival of raksha bandhan is adorable and definitely one of its kind in the entire world – I can’t help think how it’s also somewhat sexist in nature.

As per the tradition, the sister ties a band around the brother’s wrist and  he in turn pledges to protect her at all times. Hmm. Doesn’t this superimpose the importance of the male gender over the female?

So, we should basically, look up to one section of males to protect us and be wary of the other section lest we may be raped off of our self-respect.

I get a feeling – a festival with this sort of underlying theme may become extinct/irrelevant in future.

Happy raksha bandhan to all. Remember, ladies – before you vest your safety in another person -safety is in your hands first.

Tagged , , ,
%d bloggers like this: