Diwali with a Traditional Twist

With the onset of Diwali , certain rooms in our home, were invaded by towers of Diwali hampers and boxes with sweets and nuts . We would only be allowed an arms distance from them , since most were repacked and were on their way to another relatives' or friends' home . Long lists were prepared to keep a record of who sent 'what' . Be it weddings or festivals, this is very important procedure of gifting among Indians which later serves as a great topic of conversations within families. Yes , this was also an annual course for us in systematic swapping and record keeping. Of course some sweets were distributed to us , we ,who kept peering at the stack now and then as small bribes to keep us aw

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