I grew up in a small town where you could see people visiting each other on the festival day, exchanging greetings and sweets. The streets would be filled with children and elders lighting fireworks. I loved those times. But, then I moved to the city for work and later settled down in the same place. It was a place where you carried on with your work and hardly knew your neighbors. You could just see building everywhere and Diwali was just another day. With just buildings everywhere, you could hardly see any fireworks or share the mood of celebration . So, my diwali in the past few years was just confined to see just the specials on television.
Now, I've moved to the outskirts of the city with not many high rise buildings to hide the view. I never realized it would be so exciting here. Its wonderful to see festive fever catch up. I feel excited like a little girl. If I had known that this would be so exciting, I would have started preparation well before. But, it isn't too late. I'm planning to make the best of the day tomorrow. Will post photos of Vignesh's diwali celebration tomorrow.