Here is wishing all my readers a fantastic Diwali season ahead. I am sorry I have not been able to write as often as I would like to, so I chose to send you this interesting Diwali piece that I wrote a few years ago.
Hope you all have a safe and joyous Diwali with your near and dear ones.
Update for week ended 4 November 2010
The brooms were out of the closet, as were the dishcloths and other pieces of rags quickly bundled together and kept handy in the red bucket. The woman of the house donned her pants and T-shirt and shouted out her instructions. This was the Diwali cleaning operation across the entire country, as every house got out their cleaners and sponges and detergents and stools (four legged varieties) to get their walls, ceilings, fans, windows all sparkling and squeaky clean. Sunday was the day to ensure that all members of the household lent a helping hand to the Lady of the House – so everyone got into the act. The hectic activities and discovery of muscles that many thought never existed, tired them out and they just plonked themselves on the closest couch, chair, bench, doorstep to relax. And then they had a simple…
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