Well friends, its Diwali here in India and I am on a very long break. But with my external exams soon to follow after the breaks, I am not in a position to plan anything grand. However my books, blog and Facebook are keeping me engaged most of the time. Other than number of hits on my blog, I also wish that Google have services to also record the number of hours I spend on my blog!
Recently with the help of my brother, (Tenzin, also known as clever) I was able to connect my Facebook and Twitter account directly to my blog. I think, this has greatly enabled my blog to find some more readers. So thank you brother for your kind service. Not only that, I have also sent my personal request to some of my regular readers to join my blog too.
I don't know how we met on social network, but Gyatso from Sikkim is one such person to whom I have also extended my invitation. She wrote to me about how she spent her entire day reading my blog. And towards evening, these were the comments I got from her on my Facebook wall:
"after reading your blog, i can just say that..........you arr not only witty but wise too, not only a son but a legacy, not only a dad but a father too, not only a husband but a companion too, not only a friend but a gift in disguise.......so remain the same forever, proud to have u in my friend list....... shall treasure our friendship......yeah your writings are flawless n the words well executed to be more precise its original and well explained ........one reading is not enough..........keep up ...and continue writing"
I know Gyatso is being very kind and generous with her words. But nevertheless, I accepted her words with utmost humility. I took her words as the Diwali gift from her. With so many inherent flaws and weaknesses, I know I am a man far from Gyatsho's description, but with this gift from her, I now have a reason to believe that I can at least endeavor to become a good human being.
By the way, yesterday, I was out for a while to have my hair cut. I wanted an army hair cut, but the barber said I wont look good with army hair cut in Diwali. So I had to settle for a normal trimming. I was told that Diwali is a shopping season and that was exactly what I saw. People were in shopping frenzy!
'Not buying anything in Diwali, I thought would tantamount to 'being (un) Indian on Indian soil' just like not being a 'Roman in Rome', so to show my deepest respect to the Indian culture, I ordered a book via homeshop.com and also bought some fire crackers and some colour lights for my room. I decorated the picture of Buddha in my room and it honestly it looks great and feels great! I also bought some candles and sweets too. On Diwali night (i.e on 13th Nov, 2012) I wanted to light the candles and pray for the world peace.
I think Diwali is a Hindu festival that can be celebrated by people all over the world. It is a triumph of good and colour over evil and dullness. So I wish all my readers a very happy Diwali. May the sun of happiness shine forever in this world.