Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bang! Bang! Diwali's Over!

This happens year after year: some people, with too much money and too much time, go on bursting crackers well after Diwali is over! Good God, there is a reason we celebrate Diwali and it's not bursting crackers. It appals me that children and adults alike forget the real reason behind the festival and make it an annual cycle of sound and lights, like some reality show!

It's become all too common to hear loud bangs in the middle of the night (some leftover 'hydrogen bombs', no doubt) or even the day. Interestingly, the perpetrators seems to disappear with the smoke.

If any of you out there indulge in this, STOP NOW! Bursting crackers on Diwali is called celebrating, doing it after Diwali is called disturbing the peace.

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