Nostalgia is a beautifully relaxing feeling. Every time we think of the good old days, they leave our faces with a chipper yearning grin. Now is the time for Diwali, we want to take you back into the good old days – we want to make you smile, enjoy and laugh. We want to remind you of how celebrating Diwali with family was as compared to what it is now. So, let’s reminisce the memorable moments and see how amusingly life has changed, and how adulting has changed us:
Freedom to eat-
Then: Literally gorging on every other mithai.
Now: No more sweets please for me! I am on the Keto Diet.
Celebrating with family
Then: Looking like a family straight outta Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Now: Trying to juggle between marriage/work/college life and family life.
Then: At least 10 days holiday from school.
Now: Getting barely 3 days holiday at work.
Then: Bursting crackers till 2:00 am.
Now: Realising we were unaware of the environmental damage it did and shifting to No crackers wali Diwali.
Then: Receiving lots of chocolates and sweets from all the uncles, aunties and padosies.
Now: Worrying about giving gifts to everyone!
100 metres away from Rangoli rule
Then: “Do not play near the rangoli!”
Now: “Rangoli banane mein madat karna zara”
Then: Dreaming of wearing mom’s makeup.
Now: Wearing your own collection!
No tension of cooking snacks and decorations
Then: Playing in the streets.
Now: “Beta baazar jaakar 2 kilo gende ke phool le aa!” or Let’s do some decorations
Buying earthen diyas
Then: Buying earthen diyas and decorating them at home.
Now: Buying readymade fancy diyas. Who has got that much time?
Visiting family and friends
Then: Being dragged to others’ homes by mom and dad for Diwali Milan
Now: Sending WhatsApp wishes.
Times may have changed but we still cheer up when it’s Diwali time while fondly cherishing some old memories.
Tag your family and remind them of your beautiful festive journey! 😀