This year’s Diwali

This Diwali was indeed special for me; I got to celebrate it with my Mom after 16 years! Yup, after sixteen years to be precise. Earlier it was education & hostel life, then job & then marriage… Mom used to so rightly say it earlier – ek baar beti ghar se nikal gayi toh phir nikal hi gayi, shayad wapas nahi hi aa paogi tum (though this is true for sons also these days as most of them have to stay away from their parents because of job & career demands). She was so right, I stepped out of my home when I was a child only, had to go for residential school & hostel life because of lack of good schools in my area, add to that the nature of job of my parents. Since then never got the chance to go back and stay there. Staying at home meant going there for few days during vacations. Then job and married life further reduced my home trip duration from “few days” to “very few days”. Now staying there has just become a distant memory. With Kishu & Amitesh Bhaiya gone, in fact now I feel scared to go back to my own home only. The memories of both of them attached with that place haunt me more when I see those rooms, garden, study racks, aangan and everything else where we had spent our childhood together. Suddenly their absences from our lives seem more real & more painful. Last two festive seasons consecutively were spent in mourning, 2008 Amitesh Bhaiya left us & 2009 it was Kishu. So, this year when we all (me, my husband, my mom & my youngest brother) got to spend this festive season together at Bangalore, it was really-really a different feeling for us. One it was some festival before which nothing bad had happened and second we all were together. Festivals will never be the same and celebrations will never be complete without Kishu & Bhaiya but at least I’m happy that we got to spend this day together and that too peacefully and nicely. Thank God for little mercies in life! After all that has happened continuously for last so many years with us, I at times get scared to feel happy over nice moments too.

Hope you all had a great Diwali too, best wishes to all my readers for the upcoming festivals of this year. Will be back with more posts very soon 🙂


  1. Scribbler

    yes,thank god for the little mercies !
    I'm glad this Diwali turned out to be peaceful and of togetherness ! Wishing you more such occasions with family & friends 🙂

    HUGS Kanu !

  2. Dil se

    Kanu: I realize the past years have been pretty cruel for you. But I am glad that life is moving on for you and your family. And you had a good time with your near and dear ones. Wishing you a great time in days ahead too.

  3. Kanupriya

    @Sribbler & Dil Se: Thanks for your wishes 🙂

  4. Sarah Jones


    I like your blog writing very much! I work for a Swedish social media company which has clients in India as well. I am looking for some great food and wine blog writers. Our members attend food and wine tasting events for free and blog about them and their blogs are linked to our european and Indian websites. If you would like to know more or be a membrer and attend our events in India, please reply to me at
    Look forward for your reply.

  5. Abhishek

    Bittersweet post. I am happy that you are moving on, sad that past still lingers!

    Hope ki aage ke festivals achhe se honge 🙂

  6. Jack


    Read all pending posts. It is so annoying when movie wanders around aimlessly spoiling the good main theme. Sportslife is for a short time, may be except Golf, and they make hay when sun shines. Even film stars do so, isn't it? I agree that we should not generalise about women drivers. In Delhi auto drivers give two hoots even to male drivers unless you show madness and press on. Last two posts were very emotional and all I can say is that we are helpless in front of God. One has to face life bravely and keep fond memories. It is not possible to forget near & dear ones no matter how much time passes.

    Take care

    PS : Hope to have your views on my posts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *