Nov 1, 2005

Happy Deepavali !!

Deepavali means
Biggest festival
Excitement (counting days)
New dresses
Lotsa fireworks (shopping and bursting)
Great food
Special programs on TV
Blessings from elders.

Now, replace 'means' by 'meant'.. yeah.. that is how Deepavali was celebrated year-after-year until a few years ago by me.. I am sure most of you in India still enjoy all these.. *SIGH*.... Luckily no 'project meetings' atleast tomorrow.. So let me hope to have some fun..

Happy Diwali Wishes to all of you, my friends !!


Nitin said...

Happy Deepawali Raju, wat ru plans for this day? All I am doing is wearing new clothes, there are some good shows that are goin to come on SUNTV for diwali special.I am goin to tape interview with Asin.

Me too said...

Wish you a happy Deepavali too!

Raju said...

Nitin, thanks. Well, we have a pot-luck tomorrow evening and thats it.. You have fun with your family !!
Aparna, thanks.. Wish you and ur family a very happy Deepavali!!

Paurna said...

wish u a happy diwali raju

Arjuna_Speaks said...

Raju - En Iniya Deepavali Valthukal :)

ada-paavi!!!! said...

deevapali nal vazathukal, and yes i still celebrate it that way,

plannin to watch IRs concert on tv again

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Times change, memories hang on.!!
Life goes on.!!

Yeah, you are right..I feel the same ways..!!!

Happy Deepavali.!!!

Kris said...

True..I do miss all these things..

Happy Deepavali Wishes.. (will early today..:)

NaiKutti said...

happy deepavali raju... and tnx for dropping by... hope u had (are having) fun on deepavali...

Paurna said...

take a look at this

TamilPonnu said...

Happy Diwali Raju! Have fun!

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

Iniya deepavali nalvaazhthukkal :)

Slice Of Life said...

thanks for ur wishes

Raju said...

Paurna, Thanks and wish you too a happy Diwali !!
Arjuna, mikka nandri.. Ungalukkum en iniya Deepavali nalvazhthukkal!!
Vatsan, ungalukkum nandri.. and Enn Iniya Deepavali Nalvazhthukkal!!

Oh, that is Jaya TV's Deepavali special? mm.. nice.. it will be interesting for you to be able to compare and contrast the experiences of watching the concert LIVE and on TV.

Raju said...

Narayanan, Well said.. sometimes I wish things dont change with time. I very much wished to continue my Deepavali celebrations the same way as before.. Before the satellite TVs came in, Diwali was just crackers, sweets, dresses and DD... Slowly TV took the major chunk of time.. then the competition from TVs resulted in the remote-control-fight b/w siblings.. :-) Now I feel very free without the TV channels..

Thanks and Wish you too a very happy Deepavali!!
Kris, Welcome here and thanks for your wishes. Wish you too (had) a happy Deepavali. :-)
Will check your site sometime tomorrow night.
Karthik, Welcome here and wish you too (had) a happy Deepavali..
Paurna, that was very funny.. Poor Ganguly.. Did you check website?

Raju said...

Tamilponnu, Thanks and wish you too a very happy Diwali.. How is the celebration in DC area?
Vijay, mikka nandri.. Ungalukkum enadhu iniya Deepavali Nalvazhthukkal !!
Uma, u are welcome. Hope your Deepavali was fun in Delhi.

Balaji said...

A very happy Deepavali to you too raju...

thennavan said...

Happy Deepavali Raju :-)

Raju said...

Balaji, thanks.. My Diwali is going to start now with poojai..:-)
Thennavan, thanks and Deepavali wishes to you too!!

Archana said...

Lots of wishes for the day/night of Diwali....I'm late too....but better late than never :P

Sundar Narayanan said...

have a wonderful deepavali raju.. i was wishing people one after another from my blogroll.. then i got an adhattal from the boss lady..

wish you and your family a wonderful deepavali..


visithra said...

peekaboo - so did u enjoy meetingless deepavalli? ;p

Raju said...

Archana, welcome here.. and thanks for your wishes. :-)
Sundar, Thanks..
Vis, yeah.. Though there was a 'group meeting' early in the morning, no personal meeting for the day.. so cool.. :-)

TamilPonnu said...

Happy Belated Diwali wishes to you!!

Raju said...

Tamilponnu, scroll above to see that you had already wishes me right time y'day itself.. Enna marandhurucha? Post-Deepavali morning blues? :-)

Anyways, thanks again.

ram said...

Belated happy Deepavali wishes
Belated wishes to all the bloggers

I went home for this deepavali and could not blog.

I have stopped firing crackers few years back as somewhere I read lot more children are working for making crackers. What do you think about my decision? Still I could see somewhere children working on tea stalls, hotels, houses, lodges etc.,

Raju said...

Ram, thanks for ur wishes.

Your decision is overall good, weighing both pros and cons. Pro is obvious.., as you mentioned.. For the con-side, one can say that those kids atleast would get food, so, what we buy feeds them as well.. But, looking at the bigger picture, child labor should be eradicated.

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Wish you a very happy Deepavali!

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