No. 7G, Rainbow Colony,
MG Road, Dharavi,
Mumbai – 17.
My dear Banu,
I was glad to read your letter a few days ago, but as I was busy with Diwali celebrations in the family , I could not write to you earlier than this.
Diwali is religious festival in my country. But, It is celebrated more for amusement and excitement. However, quit a few people who celebrate Diwali haven’t the faintest: idea of what it is all about. They just go in for entertainment.
This festival is celebrated with lamps, candles, and fireworks. It is an occasion of great beauty , lamps, candles and crackers are to be seen everywhere. Toy sky rockets are fired and most of the houses are decorated with blinking LED lights.
No one moves about in ordinary cloths. Everyone wears special occasional clothes. Most of the parents are indulgent and join the children in the festivities.
Some firecrackers explode with a pop, while others make the sound of a miniature explosion. The light of the sparklers is pretty intense. At times it is thrown over a radius of five to ten yards. As almost everyone lights sparklers, there is light everywhere and the night is turned into the day.
So, In simple words it is a day of full joy and enjoyment.