Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Happy Deepavali, folks!
So what was new this year? For starters, the traffic management at Chennai's shopping hub - Panagal Park and T. Nagar - was outstanding according to many of the residents. Empty autorickshaws were not allowed into the core shopping area, which also had its parking lots very closely monitored.
There were those so called 'new' fireworks this year also - but I can't remember any of them. The Hindu ran a feature on Deepavali and diabetes. There were more folks putting up status messages and tweets on the lines of "don't burst crackers". But it was noisy enough earlier in the evening - things have gone quiet now, guess everyone is shuffling cards for the traditional - now when did that start? - Diwali gambling session. Here's wishing everyone ends up winning!