A month to go before the entire city (and the country) will wake up to lights and fire crackers, celebrating one of the most important festivals in India. Usually celebrated on the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin (October/November) every year, Diwali is a festival of lights and enlightenment. The festival symbolizes an age-old culture of India that signifies the wiping out of ignorance which subdues humanity and driving away of darkness that engulfs the light of knowledge. In Delhi, Diwali festivities begin right from Dussehra. People set out on a month long preparation to welcome the festival of light with shopping, spring-cleaning, whitewashing and redecorating jobs. Sales and promotional offers make the market even more attractive during the festival s...
Deepawali is the festival of lights and celebrations! Let us make sure it is an enjoyable experience for every living being as much as it is for us. After all, there is no joy greater than than the joy of making others happy! This Diwali, BE THE CHANGE! Do Not burst crackers and make others aware about the adverse impacts it has on 'our common environment'. The environmental impact of bursting of crackers are both visible as well as not so apparent. While the noise pollution caused by the crackers is highly disturbing even for humans (young and old alike, very dangerous for pregnant women and infants), they at least understand and expect the noise. Animals are caught unaware, and get scared as well as very disturbed by the noise. While we know the impact on domesticated animals suc
May this Diwali be a celebration of vitality and abundance to all of us. Let me be authentic about who I was before I started writing in this blog. I tended to look at vitality as something that is limited to what I could provide and the planet we live on, to have limited resources. Therefore the constant concern for me was, what would create the necessary energy? The easiest option I chose was always to nap or sit before the TV surfing channels so that I would have enough energy to get into action. I realized that no amount of rest and recreation was enough and I became lazy and bound to home. Fifty Blogs down the road (yes! unbelievable isn’t it?) I realized that you are the creators of my vitality. With the Blog I am committed to creating a possibility of a green and clean city while
Delhi Greens wishes a very Happy, Safe and Cracker free Diwali to everybody!!