Ever since childhood, whenever I was asked the question about my favourite Indian festival, I have quite obviously replied saying- “Diwali”. The answer remains the same even now. Life has changed drastically. Earlier, long Diwali vacations were the tempting part making it the most likeable festival and now with the job life, yearly bonus and gifts are what one looks forward to *not kidding, really* Moreover, the delicious feasts prepared at home, the sweets and savouries, exchanging greetings and gifts, there’s so much about the gaieties on Diwali.
*Fun Fact* This morning, as is my usual routine now, to begin my day greeting Alexa “Goodmorning” (the wise Alexa greets me back and is always keen to make me ask her questions), today she made me ask “Alexa, why do we celebrate Diwali?” The voice from the cloud wisely replied something that goes like this- Hindus celebrate Diwali to honour Lord Rama as it is believed that on this day Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. It is also considered as the festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Not just the Hindus, but Diwali is also celebrated in other communities for various religious reasons. Sikhs celebrate Diwali to mark the release of their Guru Hargobind from Mughal Empire Prison. The Jains celebrate Diwali as Lord Mahavir met Moksha and freedom from the circle of reincarnation. Alexa added- Whatever be the religious fact but Diwali is celebrated to mark the beginning of a new calendar, celebrate joy and happiness. In many professions, it is considered as the beginning of a new financial year. Hmm, Alexa, that was quite the info to begin the day with.
Another reason why I love Diwali so much and I guess why most of you’ll also do, is for the sake of dressing up and wearing new clothes. Everyone is in a festive mood and we all love to shop something new for Diwali. This Diwali I wanted to keep it a little subtle and simple. I chose this pastel pink ruffle jacket with silver gotta Patti ruffle pattern over it. Ruffle trend straight from the 80s and 90s has quite been in vogue last season in western wear. However, recently, it has become a thing in traditional wear as well. A printed cut sleeves kurta on the inside and this pink ruffle jacket over it is how I decided this year’s Diwali Outfit. For the makeup, I chose something light yet with a hue of pink to add to the overall festive vibe and compliment the tone of the outfit.
We shot this look about a month and a half ago and was due to go up on the blog finally this Diwali. Thanks and a big shoutout to @makeupbyaneri for the beautiful makeup and @pragyansharma for the lovely clicks.
Lastly, I’d like to do my bit in telling through the blog that let’s really make it a festival of lights. The lights that not just brighten our homes but also our lives. Let’s exchange happy vibes with one another. But I guess amidst celebrating this festival, we often forget those innocent lives who coexist with us. Let me state you a small instance that happened this afternoon while I was having lunch with my parents at home. There was a huge bursting sound as few kids in my neighbourhood were playing with crackers. That sound was loud enough to literally leave us shaking for a second. It almost left me with a blank sensation in the eardrums. Imagine if that is what it does to us, the humans, who can speak their feelings out and express, what it can do to animals who can’t even express their emotions. Kids are not to be blamed but I guess it should be the responsibility of all the elders at home to buy light crackers such as anaar, Chakri or a basic fuljadi if you can’t resist getting any for your kids. It would not only be human to think of the animals who get scared of these crackers but also safe for your children to fulfil their excitement of bursting crackers with the basic ones that wouldn’t contribute to as much of a noise pollution and not cause kids any harm. Let’s also abide by the time limits given by the superior authority of our country and play crackers within that time. Let’s make it a happy and safe Diwali for one and all. Alright, wishing all my readers a very Happy Diwali and prosperous New Year!
Until next time,