Thursday, October 27, 2011

Let there be light

It is that time of the year again. Back home, of course.
Diwali, our festival of lights.

When the beautiful diyas on everyone's front porches do the talking... When their orange-yellow flames envelop all in a tight bond of love and togetherness... When the air is filled with the boom and roar of colorful firecrackers... When happiness is all you could smell and be... When the tempting aroma of sweets wafts from warm homes...
When it feels all is well. And even if it isn't, it will be. Someday it has to be.

This time, I won't do my regular share of homesickness rant here that I am so used to during these festive times. Instead I will show you the sparkling diyas that lighted our home and warmed our hearts this eveningI also made gulab jamun, a traditional Diwali fare which is dumplings made from milk powder dough which are deep fried and then soaked in a fragrant rose syrup. And yes, the garnish includes crushed almonds and pistachios.

Here is a glimpse of the little India that the husband and I put together this evening.
Wish you all a very happy Diwali, dear friends.


  1. Nostalgic as usual. your blog Brings back so many memories..

  2. Hi Saman really colrfoul pics,like it

  3. How beautiful. I love hearing about traditions with light.

  4. Wishing you a happy Diwali. Beautiful photos, so warm and colourful.

  5. The front page of today's paper featured Diwali celebrations here. Your photos are lovely - such pretty lights.

  6. Happy Diwali ! What a beautiful festival !! I really love the lights and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  7. brilliant dias, arrangement, lighting, photos. wish you a very happy Diwali.


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