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The quietest Diwali yet!

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There is something exceedingly off about this picture… It is the middle of the day, there is no whine or banging of construction noises from the flat next door…. There is no pulsing music blaring at top volume… There are only the occasional burst of random fire crackers…

Is this really Diwali?

A peaceful, relaxed and frankly rather enjoyable Diwali?

Could it be that finally we can welcome Lakshmi into our homes with only the gentle glow of diyas?

Can I dare hope?? A few hours more will tell…

For those of you heading out soon to win or lose fortunes over cards, share merriment and gift giving with family and friends, let me add an exuberant ‘Happy Diwali!’ to the mercifully quiet chorus this year!

2015-11-10 Pheonix Mills Diwali

 

Does seem a bit like the Palladium’s Diwali decoration have almost a Christmasy feel?

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14 Comments

  1. Happy Diwali to you. Aren’t you glad that things are in control in terms of noise pollution? One of the reasons I feel there’s less noise is because people are heading to native places with a 5-day holiday on their schedule.

  2. TheLastWord says:

    Yes, I never understood when the Festival of Lights became the Festival of Sounds and Cards.

    And here I am in the wet and cold of Mississauga, Ontario….

    Happy Diwali to you and yours.

    PS: Is that a Mario Miranda drawing? Looks like something he would have done….

    • Hahaha! Very well put about light vs sound! 😉 As for the drawing, doubt it is Mario Miranda as this is the mural from my hotel room in Jakarta – from last year. However part of why I like it so much is it has a similar sensibility and feel to Mario’s work. As for you… can always trade the damp cold for balmy weather by coming to this part of the world anytime! 🙂

  3. NancyTex says:

    Diwali: The festival of lights! This was one of my favourite episodes of The Office ever. I smile every time I think of Diwali now. 🙂

  4. Happy Diwali Carissa. We spent Diwali in Jaipur a few years ago – riotous! And magical!.
    Alison

  5. ourgloballove says:

    We celebrated Diwali in Nepal this year which is MUCH quieter than celebrating in India. All the homes and store fronts have their candles, diyas, and rangolis. Of all the Diwali celebrations I have had the pleasure of participating in the quiet ones are the best. Happy Diwali to you! 🙂

  6. From my perspective, there is definitely a Christmas-y feel. As for the intention? I can only imagine. Beautiful piece, though, like a Christmas tree reflected back from the depths of a pool.

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