Diwali Frenzy

Right since childhood, we Indians are taught that Diwali is a festival of lights. But I think there’s more to it. The festival of lights has a deeper meaning than what is propagated.

As I delve deeper into the religious background of the festival, I discover that lighting lamps, making rangolis, decorations, is just the authentic part of it. The real meaning of Diwali is cleansing one’s self from insecurities, ignorance, vengeance, hatred. Good riddance from unwanted and evil, is what Diwali is all about. And what’s why this festival holds special significance for me.

I stay away from the meaningless celebrations such as bursting firecrackers not only because they are anti-ecofriendly, but because animals are greatly impacted in these few days due to loud noise and pollution. So Diwali mood usually drags me into a cleaning spree. Uncluttering, organising, shifting things here to there, but mostly getting rid of unwanted stuff. By the by, I also enjoy the sweet delicacies made especially on Diwali and my mom’s an expert cook at that.

Few days ago I realised that I haven’t been receiving posts from most writers that I like. My reader would not populate their posts. For some time, it was all right and then it started to really annoy me to find only a few blogs and their posts repeatedly posted.

A little digging revealed that most blogs I follow have died out. And that’s when it hit me that I’m following way too many blogs – 1808 precisely. More than half of these blogs have gone inactive since years, while most others haven’t posted anything in a long time. These blogs have cluttered up the space barring other posts from showing up.

Since I’m frantic about cleaning up things, I started it with my blog. I have begun to unclutter it of the inactive blogs. In the last few days, I’ve gotten rid of about 565 blogs. Voila! Now I can see posts from writers who do write religiously. See! You see the sun, only when the clouds are gone.

And now, may the festive season inspire you to live happily surrounded by loved ones, that evil makes no home in your heart. Here’s wishing all you guys a sparkling and prosperous Diwali!

-Asha Seth

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  2. I loved this post Asha.. You explained the Diwali in a unique way.. And yes I too follow too many blogs not as many as you but its creeping up to 500 .. So I may well take a leaf out of your book and start clearing up some who are inactive..
    Happy Diwali to you Asha, and thank you for the time taken in reading my own..
    Blessings Sue ❤

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  3. I could say it and say it again Asha and it still will not be enough, I am just so glad to know you! Then I read this wonderful post of yours and I’m thinking the whole time as I read I love the way this girl thinks….as I reach the line ‘that evil makes no home in your heart’ and think oh yes I absolutely love her!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Enjoy the day sweetheart! XO!

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  4. hope I ain’t among the 500 blogs..:D
    I wish I was more regular, but I don’t have many followers on WordPress and Fb page refuses to accept post once published elsewhere. So I have around 20 articles rotting on my desktop..:(
    and about Diwali, it’s a festival of lights and I wish it was just about that. anyway, Happy Diwali Asha..:)

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  5. a very happy diwali asha..see, the way you celebrate is actually the best way, i myself stay away from the regular celebrations and try to find some solitude. great post. enjoy
    shreyans

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    1. You are so sweet, Divya. I really write it absently mindedly since keeping unwell, but such hearty responses make me feel better already. 😄 I’m sure you’re Diwali is an appetising one. Delight us, with pics. Will you?! 😍😘

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      1. I’m glad to hear that & I hope you get well soon! This read beckoned me to do some online decluttering myself. Not on WordPress though, it was my Instagram account that needed a round of cleaning.
        Diwali is mild at home this year but if I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t need an excuse to splurge on desserts😊 Have a lovely week ahead my dear😘

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  6. I am glad you decided to clean your followers list. It actually is very necessary and I do the same thing that too periodically. Sometimes I find it hard to deal with it as not all of them deserves my unfollow. For many of them, I wish they shouldn’t have give up on writing. But that’s how it works. Anyways, have a safe and happy Diwali. 🙂

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    1. I now wonder why didn’t I think of it earlier. But better late than never. I resolve to do.it regularly now on.
      I guess lack of inspiration may do that to many. And perhaps, lack of time too. 😋
      Enjoy the festive season. 😄😁

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