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It’s Diwali here in India- the biggest festival! It’s the festival of lights and firecrackers (hopefully not too many of that!). Traditionally , houses would be adorned with plain mud lamps (diyas) lit with oil and wick. In the last few years, the plain diyas had a makeover and were reinvented in the form of beautiful design diyas. Though I still like to light the plain diyas, the designer diyas also look pretty as decorative pieces, especially when painted.
Here are a few painted by my mother-in-law, her sister and myself.
Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends!
Island traveller’s Weekly Image of life is : Create
The word ‘colors’ evokes happy hues in one’s mind.India is a country filled with vibrant and vivid colours. There is no dearth of color on any street- city, town or village. People dressed in a myriad of colorful attire, different vehicles in various sizes and colours and sometimes even animals (cows) and houses are painted in lively hues. There’s even a festival of colors- ‘Holi’, when people get together with their friends and families and smear coloured powder on each other .More popularly, the colors are mixed in water and using water guns the colored water is sprayed on each other.
My favourite image though is the colorful art work of my children
And my collection of favourite silk sarees:
Here’s another perspective on color.
This is a Poem written by an African kid, which won the United Nations Best Poem award in 2006…( no offence to anyone!)
When I born, I Black, When I grow up, I Black, When I go in Sun, I Black, When I scared, I Black, When I sick, I Black, And when I die, I still black.. And you White fella, When you born, you Pink, When you grow up, you White, When you go in Sun, you Red, When you cold, you Blue, When you scared, you Yellow, When you sick, you Green, And when you die, you Gray.. And you calling me Colored?
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