Festivals in India -What it brings to you?

Sunday, October 25, 2015 3 Comments

 Festivals in India bear different meanings to different 'janta'. There is a wave in the city, the festive wave, where all seem to be completely drowned in that wave, differently.

 I see restaurants and local stores filled with special packets of chips, 'kacharis', 'papads' etc etc to serve people who fast during festivals like Navratra. Fasting people have more food choices during festive days than "singles" in India have, especially if your cook goes on an impromptu leave!

The temples become the most-sought-after tourist places. All roads to these temples get jam-packed. Long queues of 'shraddhalus', holding 'pooja-thalis' in their hands, start from across the street of each temple. Special 'jagratas' are held at different localities for joint celebration and 'pooja', off course. These are like the Indian version of Western Discos. Vegetarian restaurants come with special package of food for fasting people which gets more demand than delicious packages of Mc Donald's or Dominoz.

The non-vegetarian food is banned for these days in most families- at least officially. Not to mention that people still go to NV restaurants to satisfy their appetite.

Some so called atheist people feel neglected at most places - since you're not fasting, you are 'paapi', you have no values, blah blah.

Indian railways have got one more reason to fail on giving reservations, now. But that topic deserves a separate one book, for analysis. Let's not devalue its value by bringing it here.

Killing Ravan's putla only helps us mix more polluted particles in air.

Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan gets in garbage, and the garbage gets in road, all of a sudden. Nobody cares for anything when it comes to our rituals and festivals!

 Ah, I hope there is one festival that requires people to be quiet, disciplined, clean, healthy, less show-off etc. After all, who wants to be called an atheist?

Jai Hind!

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


  1. Nicely put, especially the festival where people are required to act like humans.

  2. Awesomely written! I can actually imagine you blabbering all this for 10 minutes and then ask you "baap re aap kitna bolti ho"