Archive for November, 2012

November 27, 2012

Up above the world so high…


This was the diwali lantern that we had hung in our home…
Wow! Diwali really makes me feel as if I am on the top of the world!

Here are some of the images of crackers… that decorated the sky as every year, although they are not by my camera.[Courtesy – Google images]

Coming down to earth, it is the specialty of Diwali  that we decorate our floors with Rangoli. It is kind of color powder, bit thicker than powder. We spread it on the ground to form different designs or sceneries or any picture of your choice. In short, the ground is the canvas and we fill color in it with Rangoli!

And of course, how can anyone forget lamps?? Its Diwali, that festivals of Lamps!!

It is really amazing how a small little lamp brightens the surrounding…No sad feeling can prevail here!

This post contains too many exclamation marks isn’t it? But that’s absolutely ok, it’s Diwali post!!!!!!

On one of the Diwali days, we also pray to welcome Goddess Laksmi, goddess of wealth. It is a belief that she enters our house in the evening, around 7 pm, not just on Diwali but daily. So it is expected that we stay cheerful, enthusiastic at least at this point of time as we are, when we welcome other guests.

When I thought of this post, I had planned to write about its history like why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated and all that. But now it seems to be getting too long. So maybe, if I feel like, I will continue to write about the festival in next post! A longer Diwali!!

I hope you had Great Diwali and Thank you all for your wishes! All your wishes together have made my Diwali brighter!

~ Diana

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November 21, 2012

Little something to share


Hello friends!

Post Diwali, there is a kind change happening in me, and I am loving it.

It has been long time, when I must have read a good novel with so much of zeal and enthu. Not just this, but I hadn’t even seen a good Hollywood movie in months. And in this week, I did both! I had started reading this novel, “The Immortals of Meluha” long back. Although I found it very interesting, I couldn’t manage to read it properly, continuously. And now I don’t know what has happened to me, I just feel like finishing off the novel! And I know, tomorrow, by this time I will be done.

Also, I saw an Arnold movie, Eraser. I liked it too!

What more? I have started watching Cartoon Network and my new favourite is “The Oggy and the Cockroaches”. I made few origami birds, a butterfly, a hat, a row of lanterns. And now i am thinking of trying out a new thing i.e. Nail art. I don’t know when i will begin with this craze, but I will soon do it, I at least hope so!

Whats new with you all? Do share it! May be that can be the next new thing I will want to try out!!

November 9, 2012

This Diwali, I am home!!


Diwali, is the biggest festival in India, celebrated all over the country with lot of joy and happiness. Despite of being from different religion, casts etc everyone celebrates it with full enthusiasm. The air gets so festive… one cannot stay at home and be sad! It’s time to celebrate!

Although it comes every year, every Diwali is different, special. So was the last one. But this Diwali is more, more special. Why? Because after celebrating one Diwali away from home I am so much happy that this year I am back with my family and we are together going to have blast!

Actually, last year I had just got a new job for which I had to go out of our state. And because I was in the initial training period I couldn’t take leave to come home. I have never been away from home. So it was altogether a new experience for me both staying away from home and celebrating Diwali staying away from home. Although I was in India only, I was still missing my family, my cousins and my friends who went home as they did get leave. 😦

I remember me and one of my friend, we made lantern ourselves, hanged in balcony on our own, and even lighted lamps. It was fun! I went to her room to sleep 🙂 And next day… I burnt crackers with a group of strangers!! When I was kid I used to burn crackers a lot. But as I grew I stopped doing it as it causes a lot of pollution. But last year, I wanted something, some means to celebrate Diwali and so I did it! My friend’s roommate’s boyfriend got the crackers for us! It was so much fun!

But Diwali isn’t just for one day. It goes on for 3 to 4 days. So although first day was rocking… The other days were bit sad. It lead to many big things later… But whatever this year, it’s not gonna happen! I am going to spend every day enjoying every single bit of it! Yes!! Because this Diwali I am home!

Of course I will try to post something more about it. Actually I have been writing many drafts these days, but I didn’t post them because they were more like pages from my personal diary and they were little depressing as well. Anyway, it’s Diwali time now… So bye to tears! Welcome to you – Joy, fun, happiness..!!

This post is dedicated to my dear friend who made my last Diwali special!
Love you Sneha!

Wishing a Happy and Prosperous Diwali to all of you!
~Diana.

November 2, 2012

Pouring my heart


Warning – This post has nothing. I am just getting bored. I wanted to write something from long time. So I finally decided to pen down my boredom.

I really don’t know if I am happy with what’s happening in my life. It is not that I am not happy or I have to do something that I don’t like. But I feel there is something missing, I am unaware of.

Talking about my day, it seems like it is so plain that there is no chance of anything bad to happen. Or to be more pessimistic, bad things might happen but they cannot hurt me. So is about good things.

After waiting for long time I have finally got some work in my office that I really enjoy doing. Out of 9 hours, I must be spending 8 hours thinking only and only about work. Yes, the work needs that much devotion and I am really enjoying it. I am a hard core coder 😉 Nothing to complain here. Only thing is, earlier, I used to write in my office. And now I cannot even think about my writing.

After spending so much time in front of Computer, my eyes are dry, tired when I reach home. With no capacity to spend some more time in doing so. I don’t even have capacity to think of doing something else because there is something waiting for my attention. They are the assignments, studies. 😦

I pity my eyes. I have to make them work overtime and they are not even paid for that. I strain them to finish my assignments. I strive to find time, I either have sleep late or get up early.

Sometimes I feel – this what I had always wanted. To be so busy that you don’t even have time to think about anything else. Just the day comes and goes. But then today, when I got some break and I started thinking, I felt like ‘Where am I really heading to? Am I even moving? If yes then is it in right direction?’

Maybe it is just a phase. And I should live the day as it come. Give my best without worrying much. He will reward whenever the right time comes. Let us see. What is stored in the future.

Hoping for the best. 🙂
Diana.