Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diwali is in the air!

There's a nip in the air. The prez lit up his house for the festival. People are making sweets. Can smell the aroma of jaggery and ghee from some homes. A party is being planned with friends. Party tasks are divided and delegated and people are enthusiastic about doing their parts. Happened to find some simple paTaaki in a Chinese store which I bought for the group. A candle arrangement contest is being planned as the pre-dinner activity. Thinking of rangoli or other designs (may be a Ganesha or may be the Taj Mahal?) for this. A VIBGYOR potluck is in the works and I have chosen to contribute the 'Violet' to it. Wish me luck with my purple potato tikki. The girls have decided to even wear clothes of the same color as the dish they picked for the potluck. Yeah, so wish me luck in managing my violet (or is it purple?, can never tell the difference between the two!) lehnga along with the Scout in his red kurta.  The guys? I don't know what they are up-to. They are good as long as there's grub, good banter and card-games I guess, which I'm sure there will be enough of. I haven't been so excited about Deepavali in a long, long time. Can't wait for the weekend!

Wishing you all a spectacular festival!

8 comments:

  1. sounds fun. Have a blast. It's time to enjoy and hang out with family and friends anyways :) Happy diwali!

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  2. btw we want pictures of violet food and clothing :)

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  3. AJ..that sounds like one awesome plan..great ideas and theme! Candle arrangement contest sounds nice...have to nod to "I haven't been so excited about Deepavali in a long, long time."

    Have a 'blastful' celebration and weekend!

    sole

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  4. Sounds like fun.
    Happy Diwali

    sraikh

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  5. Happy Diwali AJ... :) the event sounds like sooo much fun. Share the pics

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  6. VIBGYOR potluck is a very cool idea! And so is the candle arranging competition! And I am echoing others.. we need pics!! :)

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  7. Uhuh. Pictures are all crappy really but the party was great!

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