Diwali was celebrated with a difference this year, for two reasons… firstly my wife decided that we make our own lamps to illuminate the portico and in a short while she had tiny glasses painted in elaborate ways.
Together with some water and floating candles they indeed made a pretty sight outside and inside our home.
The second difference this year was keeping away from the colossal waste of money in the form of firecrackers and spending time with the residents of Cheshire Home in Dehradun.
This is where diwali being the festival of light made so much sense to me. Not only was the place lit up to enliven a festive glow all around
…but seeing the people at the home with tiny sparklers and an even greater sparkle in their eyes will remain in my memory forever.
Happy Diwali to all of you!!!