10 Super Desi Things Without Which Diwali Is Incomplete In Every Indian House | Briefing
Diwali should come twice a year. Or three times.
If there was a way to sign a petition and make it happen, we would. It is the most exciting time of the year and it is unfair that the festival only takes place once a year.
However, the good thing is it’s right around the corner and we can’t keep our cool.
It’s less than a month away for Diwali and we are sure that preparations for the biggest festival have already started with you.
You know, wall painting around the house, shopping, cleaning and buying Diwali gifts for your loved ones.
But these are just a few of the things that remind us of Diwali. There is so much more and so many feelings associated with this festival that resurface with the arrival of Diwali.
Here are 10 things that happen in every desi house during Diwali that make the festival what it is:
1. Overdosage of ‘Kaju Katli’
Don’t call yourself a desi if you don’t sit down moaning in stomach pain after grabbing a few dozen kaju katlis all at once.
It happens every Diwali and yet we never learn.
These diamond-shaped devils of sweetness are more addicting than any drug in the world, no kidding!
2. Fights during card games
You find out how competitive you are as a gamer by playing card games on Diwali.
Although it is conducive to play and brings prosperity, in the end everyone cries or argues. But it’s fun, isn’t it?
3. Endless transfer of ‘Soan Papdi’
Is it the same Diwali if you weren’t disappointed to see a box of soan papdi and wrap it up again to gift to the next house you visit?
Serious question though, if no one likes soan papdi, who buys them and why?
4. The excitement of lighting up the house
The whole city is lit AF, literally. Adorning the house with these fairy lights is the best thing about Diwali.
In addition, we secretly rank the houses on our streets based on their decorating skills and choice of lights. Funny musical lights don’t get any points.
5. The Swach Ghar Abhiyan
Desi moms go into “clean and throw away unnecessary” mode a few weeks before Diwali and if you are found inactive during this time, you would most likely be thrown out as well.
You clean the whole house, every nook and cranny, lest you want a sip of your mom and dad.
6. Comfort your pet
Those who have pets, especially dogs, this is a very important part of the festival for them.
While you don’t mind comforting your puppy all night long, you secretly want to go after those who are burning firecrackers non-stop until 3 a.m.
7. Meet relatives and friends
It doesn’t look like Diwali unless and until your whole clan comes together in one place, the kids are running around and you all exchange gifts and candy.
You click photos with your cousins and go out to visit your friends and there is a quick meeting with their parents before strolling through the well-lit streets.
8. Endless shopping
Shopping on Diwali is the real struggle.
While there are so many tempting bargains out there, you feel overwhelmed with all the shopping for diyas, kandils, and a million other things on the list that need to be bought and on time.
9. The amateur rangoli contest
It’s a day when we wish to be in the human resource department and have some crazy rangoli making skills.
Everyone brings out the artist in them to create the most creative, colorful, and beautiful rangoli. After all, it’s an unspoken competition between neighbors over who makes the best rangoli.
Most of us have been working from home due to the pandemic, but booking flights in advance, requesting time off and coming home from hostels, the city to work and literally anywhere was bliss. ultimate of this festival.
And then the post-Diwali blues follows. Until next year!
* sobs while eating the rest of kaju katli *