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Happy Diwali :)

October 17, 2009

The festival of lights has arrived.. woo hoo πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Diwali is always one of the special day which I always look forward to, only next to my birthday as a kid. Thoughts will be running like from what kind of dress I will get to what kind of new crackers I will burst that year. Being in city(ok.. just near the city 😐 ), from my birth, I always rated Diwali as important festival than Pongal(Farmer’s festival). Its natural for a kid to get attracted towards lights, sound and more sweets and snacks.

The celebration for Diwali always starts a week before itself with mom starts preparing the sweet and snacks with me helping in a very very little way. Dresses will be bought 2 weeks before and I always preferred to stay at home  rather than going to shop the clothes. Its a pain to stand for 2 hours just to pick a dress. But I was never ever able to convince my parents and stay at home 😦 Crackers will be bought 3 days prior to the festival. First thing I will do is, searching for the new variants. And then, there will be little fight between me and my bro on how much share we will get out of the available. Everything will be settled before the D-day itself.

On Diwali, mom will prepare some special snacks on that day along with Vada, dosa, Susiyam(a sweet made by dipping mixture of jaggery and long beans in Maida flour and then deep frying it), Chicken or Mutton curry and… chutney. My parents will always allow us to burst crackers only after the pooja. So me will be like the runner in 100 meter run who is eagerly waiting for the words ready, set, go πŸ™‚ And in short bursts I will burst the crackers and in between will catch some programmes and munch the eateries. And at the end of the day there will be a lost feeling and nice memories and also some crackers πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Years passed on, with me as a feared kid struggling to hold a small harmless gun to bursting the bijili crackers one by one with great care and then becoming a pro by holding and bursting the crackers in the hand and now just enjoying the night fireworks sitting in the terrace πŸ™‚

But the days are changed now, with crackers completely out of the equation, once favourite TV which is not at all entertaining me, I am busy sleeping for few hours and then munching the foods. This year I don’t think there will be any drastic change in that. Mom already prepared many sweets and in hours will make some more and all I have to do is take bath and munch them.

HAPPY DIWALI WISHES TO ALL YOU FRIENDS…. In this lights festival, let our life become more brighter. Have loads of fun πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

PS: Had a very hectic week, so not able to read many of the posts. And this week is a little long one and I will surely read every post and put comments πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

28 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2009 1:33 am

    Happy Diwali Kanagu πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thank you Swaram.. wish you the same πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Swaram permalink
    October 17, 2009 1:56 am

    I typed a long comment and in the zZzzz state logged out from my blog and @ the hit of submit button, busss its gone 😦

    kanagu: Oh 😦 😦

    Here I go again πŸ˜›

    kanagu: thanks Swaram

    This is a lovely awesome post Kanagu – hs a wonderful festive feel to it and that innocent touch – the child within u πŸ™‚

    kanagu: thank you.. thank you.. πŸ™‚

    Fond memories of the childhood – so reminded me hw I wud compete with my sis for the crackers, snacks everything πŸ™‚

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ good old memories..

    me will be like the runner in 100 meter run who is eagerly waiting for the words ready, set, go – Gud one πŸ™‚

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Wish ur happy family a superb Diwali and may it bring more and more joy n happiness in ur life and give u the strength to battle all odds πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    U know what, me missing my Mom after reading this post 😐 Whatever I cook, the swaad of Mom’s food, nothing can beat it na πŸ™‚

    kanagu: yeah.. mom’s food is always special πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hope you get settled in Bangalore soon πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the wonderful post Kanagu πŸ™‚ God bless u πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Thank you πŸ™‚

  3. October 17, 2009 5:06 am

    Deepavali nal vazhthukal, Kanagu! πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Don πŸ™‚

    • October 17, 2009 5:06 am

      When you eat all those yum remember bhukkads like me. πŸ˜€

      kanagu: Sure Don.. btw what is meant by a bhukkad???

  4. October 17, 2009 6:59 am

    Happy Diwali to you and your family! Enjoy!

    kanagu: Thanks Bones.. πŸ™‚

  5. October 17, 2009 9:45 am

    Wishing you a happy Deepavali too…

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: Thanks DI.. πŸ™‚

  6. October 17, 2009 11:08 am

    happy diwali!!

    kanagu: Thanks Reema πŸ™‚

  7. October 17, 2009 11:57 am

    Happy deepawali…. πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Oorja πŸ™‚
    so u helped ur mom… in what.. finishing off the sweets… πŸ˜‰

    kanagu: Thats also important na.. I do that every year πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. October 17, 2009 12:03 pm

    Happy Diwali and all the best.

    kanagu: Thanks Sir πŸ™‚

  9. October 17, 2009 12:07 pm

    All this talk of treats and eats!! …for me also childhood memories are associated with preparations that began days ahead … !! I do none of the things my mom did – we just buy sweets and that too very little!!

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ these days everything changed IHM… its really painful to do sweets in home.. but my mom does them.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. October 17, 2009 1:48 pm

    Happy diwali thambi.And wish ur parents and bro.

    kanagu: Thanks Akka.. πŸ™‚
    When kid i used to love crackers but once started working stopped getting crackers.

    kanagu: me stopped when I entered college..
    Here we dont get crackers but some how managed to get few for the kids,they will know about the crackers.

    kanagu: Yeah.. it will be really exciting for the kids πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Have a great day and remember me while eating that what ur mom made πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Sure.. sure πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. October 17, 2009 4:48 pm

    Happy Diwali .. πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Harsh πŸ™‚

  12. October 17, 2009 10:07 pm

    Happy Diwali Kanagu! πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a great festival! πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Pixie πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. October 17, 2009 10:33 pm

    Wish you a very happy diwali πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Sakhi πŸ™‚

  14. October 18, 2009 12:00 am

    Happy Diwali to you and your family!!

    kanagu: Thanks Nita πŸ™‚

  15. October 18, 2009 12:51 am

    Happy deepavali πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Shruthi πŸ™‚

  16. October 18, 2009 8:06 pm

    Happy Diwali to u too!!! πŸ™‚ enjoy urself!!! (yes the chutti that u were waitingggggg for!)

    kanagu: Thanks Ash. πŸ™‚ yeah I waited for that πŸ™‚

  17. October 19, 2009 2:51 am

    Belated Happy Diwali to you and your family too! So, did you have a wonderful Diwali?

    kanagu: Thanks Smitha.. πŸ™‚ I had a great diwali πŸ™‚

    All that food! Kanagu, you are making me drool!!!!

    kanagu: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  18. October 19, 2009 11:09 am

    Happy Diwali Kanagu!!

    kanagu: Thanks AK πŸ™‚

    reminds me of my childhood too.. early morning get up and wear the brand new dress and then burst crackers.. it used to be so much fun!! miss those days 😦 this was my worst diwali till date! 😦 no sweets, no family, nothing.. 😦

    kanagu: Me too missing those fun even though I am in home now.. got up by 9 this year… 😦 😦

  19. October 19, 2009 11:30 am

    ungalkum unga familikum deepavali vazhthukal πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ….

    kanagu: Nandri nandri πŸ™‚

    appuram nirayi pattasu vedichacha πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    kanagu: No machi.. I am too lazy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  20. October 19, 2009 1:27 pm

    happy diwali

    kanagu: Welcome here Maya and thank you πŸ™‚

  21. October 20, 2009 12:46 pm

    very true kanagu! as years passed on even i lost interest in bursting crackers and watching tv programs…
    and the journey from firing the guns to bigger bombs over the years is something which everyone can relate to..

    kanagu: Its the case with everybody mystery.. maybe when the childish thing missing I guess πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  22. October 20, 2009 9:49 pm

    thambbrriiii…belatd wishes πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Anna πŸ™‚

    sooper post…ur writing has an innocence to it..dont loose it

    kanagu: thank you πŸ™‚ Hope.. I won’t πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  23. October 20, 2009 10:00 pm

    Subh deepavali

    kanagu: Thanks Sunny πŸ™‚

  24. October 21, 2009 1:00 pm

    Happy Diwali to you and your family, Kanagu!

    kanagu: Thanks Manju πŸ™‚

  25. Pallavi permalink
    October 22, 2009 3:49 am

    Deepavali nalvazhthukkal!

    kanagu: Thanks Pals πŸ™‚

  26. October 22, 2009 9:18 am

    Belated Happy Diwali Kanagu πŸ™‚

    Hope u had loads of fun!!!

    kanagu: Thanks Smita.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ yeah.. I had in eating πŸ™‚

    I too used to look forward to this festival of lights but now I don’t with same eagernesses πŸ™‚

    kanagu: True.. many of us don’t have the same eagerness…

  27. October 27, 2009 9:40 pm

    Belated Deepavali wishes!

    kanagu: Thanks Raj πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Glad that the noise wasn’t so high this year – it was more of a festival of lights πŸ’‘ πŸ’‘ as it should be! πŸ™‚

    kanagu: yes… this year its less of noise… πŸ™‚

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