Tuesday 21 October 2014

It's Diwali

India is a land of festivals. We Indians have a huge list of festivals and each of them are celebrated with its own pomp’s and splendors. But if I talk about my favorite festival it is no other that the Dil walon ki Diwali. Yes Diwali a festival of lights and a festival to ensure us that still evils are destroyed by goods is my favorite festival.

Today I am going to share the story of my best Diwali which I celebrated with my family as its always #GharwaliDiwali   https://www.gharwalidiwali.com/. I was 15 year old then and was in my school. Those days were heck of day’s man I wish I could get them back anyways moving ahead with my story. I used to say at my uncles house in Kolkata and my sister was in Visakhapatnam and my brother used to study at Kota. And Diwali used to be the time when my whole family used to be together. So it was 2004 of 2005 most probably I had my exams just before Diwali. We always used to have the same curriculum every year, we used to have our half semester exams before Diwali and the school used to reopen after Diwali. So Dad used to bring us all home just before Diwali.
So this year this was going to be same as I thought that I was going to finish my exams and then dad would take me home to accompany my siblings and my mumma.  But suddenly two days before exam I fell ill and missed out my two important papers. I was worried that I would have to work hard in my final semester to make up my grades and was not worried about it at all. But I was unaware of the problems coming my way. The principle gave a call to my uncle and asked him to meet him the very next day which was supposed to be the last day of the exam. I was still not worried because my uncle and principle were good friends.
The very next day uncle came to the school and I accompanied him to the principal’s office. And the trouble began.
Uncle: - Good afternoon
Principal:- Good afternoon, I asked you to come because you know Prerana has missed her science and English exams and not only that she didn’t write her math’s paper well because she was dozing off during the exams.
U: - hmm that’s a matter of concern and she may be dozing off due to the medicines. So what do you suggest?
P: - A re exam for you because I know she is a talented kid and she gets good grades so I will give her one more chance.
U: - that sounds good.
So that was the end of the happy story. I was doomed, so doomed. 3 more exams means more studies no packing time and no home for Diwali. I gave a call to my dad and he said that uncle did what was best for you dear concentrate on your studies. And so I did unwillingly and unheartedly. I knew I wasn’t going home this Diwali but I had no other options. So I studied and wrote my exams.
And then finally the Diwali day arrived uncle brought me few crackers and a beautiful dress but it was all in vain. And suddenly I saw my dad mom and my siblings on my door. They came all the way to be with me for the Diwali. I was so touched I hugged my dad and tears rolled down my cheeks. But dad was not it. Dad asked me to get in the car with my stuffs I had no clue where were we going. I got in the car I was so excited. And dad drove off. I fell asleep on the way and when i woke up it was evening already and we were nearby Digha beach.
And we finally stopped at the beach and dad said “its home anywhere till we were together so we will celebrate Diwali here.” We all jumped in excitement, I hugged my dad and said him that he was the best dad in the world. We had a great time I loved it. I was going trough internet and found this touching video  and remembered my story.  

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