Thursday, November 8, 2007

Festival Of Lights = Crap !!




I feel Diwali is the most overrated Indian festival ever. Every Indian throughout the world celebrates Diwali, even in places like US of A, UK and Canada this festival is really popular, the Indian communities abroad brand Diwali as the only Indian festival, and most Indian communities abroad have celebrations for this day.


Well celebrating a festival is one thing, but if no one really knows what the festival symbolizes, then whats the point really. But then its the same with every single festival, right? Most of us just know them all as a recurring holiday every single year, and some people even relate festivals to special day-long shows on the Idiot Box. So why did i pick Diwali in particular to bash ?


Ya, Today is Diwali, so won't make any sense if i write about anything else , Right ? Or ...



This maybe is cos' of my personal fallout with fireworks off late, well i just seem to miss the point if there was one in the first place, What good comes out of fireworks ? Damn . Fireworks maybe is second on my list of most useless inventions by man, the first is of course ( brace yourself !!) a Ride Control Switch on a Bajaj Platina ( i suck at thinking up analogies, you see ), Crap !! The bike fucking does not go past 60 Kmph anyways .. Okies , now coming back to my original point, Fireworks suck. Whats the point in setting fire to your own money ? This certainly proves a point that we humans will do anything if given a faintly believable story behind it ( in this case, the story says we need to celebrate the killing of a bad man, a hundred thousand years ago, wow thats so believable, so they had fireworks even then ?). What happened to that thing called ' Brains' ?


Maybe there was a proper explanation for all this sometime, but i'm sure it got lost cos' nobody cared about such stuff. And till i'm convinced otherwise, i will retain this view of mine.


Anyways i guess my point is made, Stay away from fireworks cos they really are so useless, they are such a waste of money, i guess the reason i'm making this post is cos' i happened to see long queues at every cracker shop, instead they could just take the money home and burn it tomorrow. Whatever ..

Anyways if festival time ..

So here is me, Wishing Everybody A Very Happy And Colorful Diwali sans Fireworks.


You could read up more on Diwali here.

BTW this is just my POV, just drop a comment giving me yours ..

Cheers...

2 ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

Anonymous said...

:)

vijay said...

hahahaha....nice work dude...

Festivals are primarily symbols of religion...
people no longer tend to grasp the essence of their true meaning ..rather they use it as a time to express their religious barbarism,pride and pomp...

I have my cousin studying in singapore university....singapore is a country acknowleding indian culture and its people...but my cousin was not allowed to burst any crackers on the coll premises or any where within the country...its offensive there and you could get charged....they dont allow such stuffs coz it causes pollution..

but he was allowed to light any kind of candles or agalvillaku(something of that sort),eat and distirbute any kind of sweet material amonst his mates.....
guess ,the singapurians got the true essence of what our festival is meant for....

but v in india pollute our very own mother who v hail as "bharath matha" n shit.... think you jerks,wats the point in letting out harmful gasses to atmosphere in the name of celebration....instead get yourself a coffin n bury yourself coz thats where v wud belong if this shit continues..

 
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