Here's wishing everyone a very Happy and prosperous Diwali
I think any kid in this country will remember all the food that you get to eat. My grandmother makes outstanding food at home during Diwali so that's a memory that always lingers in my mind. Also as a kid I did burst crackers which I have stopped now, realising how much pollution it causes.
Off late I did learn the value of teen paati and I tried playing it and I have realised that I am not very good at it. I tend to lose more than I win so I stay away from it.
Of course eating sweets and doing the puja are other highlights of Diwali, earlier my grandfather used to sit and do the puja then I saw my father do it and last year I got to sit and do the Puja so it feels like time is progressing. Some very interesting memories that come with Diwali I think most importantly is the whole family coming together for that one night and just being around each other, having random conversations, enjoying good food and looking forward to spending a positive year thereafter.
This Diwali I plan on just taking a break and meeting my friends and family because all this while I have been working, so it will be a good time to catch up with everyone.