Diwali - Good over evil, really?

Diwali, the festival of glitter and shimmer. If you want to see India in its utter insanity come at Holi. If you wish to see India's divinity and prosperity come during Diwali. It is the longest festive season in India. There are few special features or myths ,as west would be comfortable calling, about this festival.

  • Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil.
  • On Diwali, Goddess Laxmi blesses all her devotees with wealth and prosperity
    ( Money! Money!)

Well the two points mentioned above seem contradictory as you see grands can't be gained easily without evil. Money is the only thing in this world without a religion, sect, or gender but it certainly has color. A color that allures you in to lose yourself into. The concept of money splurge in India during Diwali can be easily explained by a stroll in the market. People buy almost everything that has been packaged and is edible, wearable, emits light, bursts with a sound, looks nice, or is just packaged for simplicity. Money flows in and out. More than half the Indian market acknowledges that their business quadruples in this festive season.

As I think over, money and power, I recall so many lustrous names that were born with a silver spoon, and incarnated in Gold over their lives, and laid to dust this year.

  • Hosni Mubarak

    He ruled Egypt for 20 years like pharaohs did some thousand years ago. His regime was brought to an end in February, 2011.
  • Muammar Gaddafi

    The man who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over 42 years, was seen begging for mercy.A man whose personal wealth estimated to be somewhere around $20 Billion was found trying to escape in a drain way.
  • The Tunisian Revolution

    Tunisia has by now seen the ousting of President Ben Ali and Prime Minister Ghannouchi by unemployed, poor, probably good people of Tunisia.

Talking about the light and the might over the world, how can we miss the flame of diya, the great country India.
Godess laxmi has blessed these people with wealth and prosperity, but wealth and peace are rarely seen in the same pocket.

Kanimozhi (you can invent your own pronunciation), the daughter of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Karunanidhi and Member of Parliament, represents Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha. Supreme Court denied her bail for Diwali. Kanimozhi was accused to be involved in 2G spectrum scam and is indicted and arrested awaiting further trial.

Like it happens often in India, holidays are loved more than anything else. B. S. Yeddyurappa, former Chief Minister of Karnataka will burst crackers in jail, as hearing on his bail plea was adjourned to October 28 by the Karnataka high court. He was involved in illegal mining scam and awaiting trial.

diwali calm diya at tusi

Festivals are nothing but lessons learnt.

We celebrate not someone's demise but the joy of learning even from victories

Festivals have stories behind them that inspire us to do good and inspire others to follow. Nothing succeeds like success. Evil rises and succeeds quickly but it falls down one day or the other, sometimes with an explosion, sometimes with an implosion.

Festivals, well they come and go. Their spark should stay forever. As we celebrate Diwali with great zeal and fervor, we see fancy lighting equipment making the city glow in its aura. Amidst this blinding shimmering world, as I turn back to where i belong  I see a small oil lamp my mother puts along the Tulsi plant everyday. It says to me,

'I am forever'

Wish you a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

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