Saturday, October 25, 2008

Festival of Colours?

Mounds and mounds of coloured power arranged in triangular heaps. Had I stumbled onto the wrong festival? Rangoli powder, it happens to be.
Rows and rows of paper lanterns, their long tails fluttering in the wind. Are they not too small to fit a light inside? Turns out these ‘candils’ are purely decorative.
Brightly painted diyas, some with wax, some not. Paper stars that can be kept up till Christmas. Delicate Chinese lanterns which can be brought indoors after Diwali. Yards and yards of colourful cloth.
The ‘Festival of Lights’ seems to have reinvented itself as the ‘Festival of Colours’.

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