☼~☼~Happy Diwali~☼~☼

Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy, Safe and Wonderful Diwali. May the festival of lights usher in a bright new beginning in everyone’s life and dispel the surrounding gloom and sadness.


Diwali Wishes


I know the wishes are a day early but curiously enough, the Bengalureans (and I presume the Kannadigas too) are celebrating Diwali on Monday itself! AFAIK, Deepawali Amavasya isn’t until Tuesday and that’s when we’re going to celebrate it. Have a safe and un-noisy one everyone…Ciao.

All Work and no Play!

Shucks! Yesterday was Kumar Purnima and it went by with no incoming moolah! Its an important day in between Dussehra and Diwali back home in Orissa and is an eagerly awaited one.

Some people believe that on this night Laxmi moves about from place to place asking, “Who is awake?” and shows her pleasure on those she finds awake. Hence, the night is spent in festivity and various games of amusement, in honour of the goddess. So people sit in the moonlight singing songs, or keep themselves entertained in some other way. [Wikipedia]

Kumar Purnima

But we are somewhat more prosaic than that and with festival season round the corner, hard cash is always needed. So we indulge in an all-night card playing session. Though I did manage to scamper back to home last year and notch up few wins, the same was not to be this year round! Hence the self-evident title of this post :(. Ah…I wish for the days to come back when my time was my time.

Google Diwali Logo

Google has always had some nifty logos on its homepage on all festive and important occasions. The last one I remember was on Halloween’s Day. Sometimes I wish Google also puts in Logos for regional festivals…at least on its country-specific sites (say Google.co.in). And its not like there aren’t any logos for Indian festivals and events! Balachander, a guy from Chennai has created few Google logos for Pongal as well as Diwali. Sample this:

Google Diwali Logo

Good work Bala! Check out the official Google Holiday Logos page as well as the unofficial Google Logos page created and maintained by self-confessing Google fans for more logos.