Wednesday, 29 October 2008

It's Festival Time Again!

Seeing how everyone is saying this, it's about time I step out of my self-imposed stupor and wish people.

So here's hoping people had a lovely time with India's greatest celebration of air pollution and child labour!

Clearly, I'm not a festival-sy kind of guy.
Let it also be stated for the record that this frame of mind is brought about only by my thorough dislike of what these festivals now stand for. I'm sure they originally had loftier ideals in mind, but that's clearly not the case anymore.

13 member protest rally:

Mudra said...

Oh come on. Don't you like diyas and lights and mithai?

And I don't think festivals have "ideals" - lofty or not. They're just fun. :)

Preeti said...

Jhayu...

stop being a cynic...ok

why bother about what they stand for now...or that they have ceased to be what they were...

its just that happiness is in the air along with the pollutants and noise...so it is up to us to filter out just the happiness ...

child labour is circumstantial... and yes, we cannot ignore it ... and why is it that issues such as these take a forefront only during such times... when they are as equally serious any time of the year...ha..?


and we also need to remember that diwali is all about coming out of darkness into the light...

some traditions and festivals need to be a part of our lives to keep their basic essence alive within us...

it is a beautiful day and a beautiful time of the year... there is a rich
mythological and metaphysical importance attached to it which gives us (as Indians) our cultural identity...

please dont be this way...
:-(

phew...
sorry sweetheart. i didnt mean to make you go through this...

Preeti said...

You know i love you...right...

:P

Jhayu said...

@ Muduu.
The diyas, I like. With the lights again, it's become a whole game of Mine's Bigger. Not to mention it being a drag on a scarce resource.

@ Preeti.
I'm all for happiness. As long as it's not harming other people. And this does.

And my belief in causes is not limited to time periods. However, comments on this issue are often brushed aside as inconsequential when not put in reference to something that is in your hand, literally at the time.

And I agree, some festivals need to be part of our lives, but not if the values they stand for are eroded.

And yes, we love you too. =)

Peru said...

Dear 'ol haggard, cheer up! Ideals or no ideals, gorging on all those mithais & floating about the house in pretty, shiny clothes is truckloads of fun, for some of us at least. And plus, some people are switching over to eco-friendly crackers, if not giving up on bursting crackers altogether.

So smile, ok? Happy Diwali to you!

Still thinking said...

:)

I like the way you think, I'm glad you're conscious about issues all the time (you can use the same font size and make it bold you know, coz that's what you believe in!). But I also think festivals are all about fellowship and togetherness - share the feeling and keep the hope :)

P.S: Look at my WV: giviu. It's almost asking me to give you one. What? I don't know ;)

Bubbly Vodka said...

Lighten up. Happy Diwali!

Jhayu said...

@ Peru = Unknown Number
= ) See? Smiling!

@ Still.
It doesn't really matter... I like it when people give me things. = )

fishbowl said...

I do agree with this post.

Jhayu said...

@ Fishbowl.
I'm glad you do... At least I don't have to face all these buggers alone. =P

Deepali said...

I totally love Diwali. But since you aren't festive I won't feel bad if I forget to wish you next year :)

Did you do the whole walk thing at office? I must remember to watch that video when I am there.

Man you blog posts keep reminding me about stuff I have to do at office hehe.

Jhayu said...

@ Deepali.
Oh, it's fine... I forget to wish people all the time...

And yeah, we were all forced to do the rampwalk. Look out for the guy walking SunnyT. That would be me. =P

And at least my posts came to be of some use to someone...

Deepali said...

What do you mean by 'look out for the guy walking SunnyT'? Did you miss out a word or two there? Like 'next to', 'with', 'like' etc? Haha and what I won't recognize you with this info? You couldn't look THAT different in something traditional :P

It must have been so hilarious. The whole thing I mean.

Lets hope I come in sometime soon otherwise I am going to be forgetting all this stuff again hehe.

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