Tag Archives: Diwali

How did Deepavali/Diwali become so ‘secularized’?

The efforts to secularize a culturally rich religious festival like Deepavali have taken away much of its civilizational value.

Is ‘big fat’ a status symbol?

Gifting has now become a crazy game of catch-me-if-you-can, where the sentiment behind the gift is lost in the competition to show off. Weren’t gifts supposed to be something to be selected lovingly, given with a lot of love and cherished?

Earthen Diya memories

Even as times change, there are some things that remain constant, such as the enchantment of the diya burning bright on Diwali, discovers my guest blogger Arti.