This post is a part of Diwali Blog Train #phatakablogtrain and is being controlled by 15 #phuljadibloggers. Today, Tina has arrived at my Blog Station.
Tina Basu is a freelance writer, author, blogger, graphic designer and a food enthusiast. When she is not running around a little hyperactive munchkin she blogs at Tina Basu – Being Real, Not Perfect where she writes, fictions, girly stuff and hosts link parties and tutorials. Tina is a self-confessed food obsessed girl and all her love for food is reflected in her food blog Twinkling Tina Cooks. Tina has been in the FMCG industry for over seven years working as a trade marketing and branding expert.
Thank you, Tina for my lovely introduction on your blog.
Diwali is one festival that is much awaited throughout the year. It has a special place in my heart. Since childhood, I like this festival for many different reasons. The season itself releases a different fragrance in the air. There is so much excitement in the surroundings. The whole city is on their toes and active everywhere other than social media.
The magic around
There are many practices that have become rituals now. And these rituals only sparkle our lives. The main attraction during the festival month is
- Weather: There is a different kind of positivity in the air. After a long humid season, the climate becomes cool and favourable. There is fresh energy wherever you turn around.
- Light: We light candles and there’s brightness all around. The sun feels so warm and comfortable on your skin. Through this light, many new opportunities come in front and problems get their solution. The dullness in life vanishes.
- Snacks: There are some snacks that are made especially during this time only. So there’s different excitement in making them. However, they are fried and that’s why I don’t make them often. Else I will not have control over myself. Like snacks, we bring some spice to our relationships too by adding a pinch of spice. We plan small surprises and gifts for each other.
- Sweets: Without sweets, no festival is complete in India. Here, at home, we make besan ke ladoo. And they always turn out to be yummy. Sweetness in behaviour showers love among the family members and all previous conflicts are resolved.
- Cards: How can one forget to play cards? It is said to be auspicious to play on Diwali night. Most of the years, we plan a card party at our home. A man’s real nature is reflected through the games he plays, as observed by regular players.
- Clothes: We get new clothes for everyone and look out to make new friends and relationships. The more we meet new people, we learn new things. Every human on this earth is a bundle of talent waiting to be explored.
- Rangoli: We make different designs at the front gate, some in the balcony and in front of the temple. It adds many new colours to our life.
- Cleaning: With the cleaning of the house, we clean our hearts also from all the unwanted hatred for people. And learn to let go of the ego within us.
Every aspect of this festival has a charm it leaves behind. Until next year when we wait eagerly and start preparing again with the same enthusiasm.
This blog train is arriving at the next station. You will love to meet Snigdha there.
She is a beauty and fashion enthusiastic and NailArt addicted and that’s what her blog is about. The love for writing and sharing thought has brought her to this awesome blogging world where she is discovering a new person inside her every single day. Being a mom, the journey is not easy as it seems but she loves to take challenges and to move ahead.