Saturday, October 25, 2008
So Diwali season is back again! But this year the pomp and show seems to be significantly influenced by the haalat of our stock market! I could not spot even a single cracker shop in 5 km radius of my home, whereas last year there were atleast 20-25 shops! Also the decorations and the lightning is very scarce ( According to a survey by Furobiker Inc, only 1 out of 5 homes have decorations till now). Other bad thing is that there are no major offers from any brands in the market. No offer on clothing, cars anything.These companies should think about humans beings (read poor analysts) like me, who wait for the whole year for the diwali season to make purchases. Now i will have to postpone my plans to buy a new handkerchief till next year! This recession is really killing!
One thing which remains the same is the conversation between mom and alike age and gender species..
"Mrs Sharma.. what are you gifting your maid on this diwali"
" I got a new zariwali saree Mrs gupta. It has special work on it, it costed me around Rs 2500, but its ok, itni acchi bai kaha milti hai ajkal"
"Yeah you are right, but what about that gandiwali pink saree which you were buying from the saturday market last weeek for Rs 150"
"That was not gandiwali, it was fine only, i got it for myself, ab kya karen, recession times mein you have to be in budget na" !!
Anyways! Since there are no crackers available on the market, so lets celebrate like they used to do 440 years back! With diyas and candles and poojas.. Aur haan, a candle/diya light dinner on diwali eve is not a bad idea either!
Wishing you all a fun filled and romantic diwali!