Good Morning People!
It’s a wet, cloudy and cool morning here. The rains still haven’t stopped in Pune, even though it’s already autumn. This year has been weird in terms of weather. But when you have mornings like these, who’s complaining? 🙂
How’s the weather in your part of the world? Tell me in the comments section 🙂
My fellow blogger, Mr. Sushant Dhamecha from Sushant’s Blog took my photo blogpost on reading and gave it words. Words that I couldn’t agree with more. Please head over to his blog post – Movie Inside Your Head – and read about his thoughts on imagining books like movies.
To update you on what’s been happening on The Perfectly Imperfect Bunch Blog, this week is dedicated to Poetry. So this week the contributors explain the process of poetry writing that we prefer. Grabbety and Dharkanein have already published their pieces, explaining how their poetry evolves during the thinking and writing process. There will be another piece coming out anytime today, and I shall promptly inform you about it. Yours truly will be posting hers tomorrow, so watch out for it 🙂
Also the past week was dedicated to writing routines. We’ve had a lot of fun discussing our writing schedules, or the lack thereof (like in my case) and what works for us while writing. If you are interested in reading about that, then please head over to the blog by clicking on this link.
Diwali is right around the corner. By this time next week most Indians will be caught up in Diwali celebrations. Know what I love most about Diwali – crackers. Yes, I’m one of those backward thinking people who love to pollute. But, BUT, I haven’t touched crackers for the past one decade. I love them, I wish there were some eco-friendly crackers to burst, but since there aren’t, I stay away from them because I do understand that they pollute the environment and I don’t wish to fuel that kind of pollution. New Delhi’s initiative to ban crackers in the capital is a commendable step, and I hope that the people will understand the reasons behind it and embrace the Supreme Court ban on sale of crackers. I bet there will still be some who will smuggle crackers from other regions and openly flout the rules, but over a period of time, I’ve seen a change in people. More and more are willing to forgo bursting crackers and are even adopting more eco-friendly ways to light diyas this Diwali by going back to the earthen lamps that we used to have in the good ol’ days. Honestly, I have always preferred earthen lamps over wax candles and those electric lights that look like diyas. There’s something about the whole process of purchasing those diyas, immersing them in water so they don’t drink up the oil, hand making the wicks that go into them and watching them flicker and twinkle on the night of Diwali. It’s so satisfying! And after Diwali is done, I break up those diyas so I can line the base of my garden pots with them. Reuse, recycle, reduce waste!
Know what I hate most about Diwali season – the cleaning!!! Madness strikes every Hindu household around this time of the year. Our Spring Cleaning comes in autumn and causes a mini-tornado in the house. I’ve been cleaning, throwing stuff out, arranging then re-arranging and vacuuming for the past one week already, and there’s still so much left to do!!
What do you love and hate most about this season, and how do you plan to celebrate? Don’t forget to write about it in the comments section below. If you don’t celebrate Diwali, tell me how you celebrate your favorite festival. I’m in a super-chatty mood today, so drop in your comments and let’s get this party started!!
Have a Great Day!
Image Credits: Pradita Kapahi, 2017.