Joy of Celebration!

    Joy of Celebration!

    Diwali Dhamaka

    Diwali is that time of the year when your wardrobe, your home, your kitchen and more, undergoes a makeover. You bond with family and enjoy the festivities with joy and fervour. Share your ideas, discuss your plans, learn new DIYs and much more to make Diwali happier, healthier, safer and more peaceful. ... more

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    Team ParentCircle Jun 26 2020

    @Team ParentCircle can't open do something

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 8 2018

    With obesity becoming a huge problem even in childhood, its high time we made healthy living a family priority. If each member motivates others to keep fit, there will be no chance of a Diwali bulge!

    Read more >>> https://www.parentcircle.com/article/postdiwali-family-fitness-challenge-are-you-game/

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 8 2018

    @Team ParentCircle With obesity becoming a huge problem even in childhood, its high time we made healthy living a family priority. If each member motivates others to keep fit, there will be no chance of a Diwali bulge!

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 7 2018

    Diwali is not just about lighting diyas to dispel darkness, but also about illuminating our soul. Here are some life lessons to learn from the actions of seven important characters of the Ramayana.

    Read here >>> https://www.parentcircle.com/article/7-life-lessons-to-learn-from-the-festival-of-lights/

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 7 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Diwali is not just about lighting diyas to dispel darkness, but also about illuminating our soul. Here are some life lessons to learn from the actions of seven important characters of the Ramayana.

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    AJAY KUMAR SAHOO Nov 2 2018

    This week, I have been drawing on diwali celebrations of my childhood days to make the best of present Diwali.

    Jab ghar ki raunak badhaani ho...
    Deewaron ko Jab sajaana ho
    NEROLAC NEROLAC..
    Rangon ki Duniya mein Aao
    Rangeen Sapney Sajao
    NEROLAC NEROLAC.....

    This particular DD1 commercial and the Asian paints commercial where a war soldier returns home to his family for Diwali - every year these two ads used to be aired several number of times just few days prior to diwali. My enthusiasm and excitement for diwali also used to begin around that time.

    Decorating the house with lamps and candles, tucking into sweets, bursting firecrackers, visiting relatives and friends- every diwali was filled with so much of fun and excitement.

    I remember a particular diwali. I was 9 year old then. Even to this day I wonder why I fancied buying that red cotton lantern that I saw at the shop across the corner of the road. Papa had bought a yellow lantern that we hung in our sit out. It was a simple paper lantern unlike the big red cotton lantern that I liked ....it was decorated with star motifs, rhomboid and round mirrors and long hanging threads.

    I was naive. I did not understand the value of money then. My Papa, being the eldest of his 7 siblings, had several family responsibilities and monetary commitments. That is why Papa used to carefully spend every single penny.

    Papa, brother and me went to the shop that was located at the end of the road to buy sweets and firecrackers. Bhaiya was just interested in the crackers but I was interested in the red lantern. I simply wanted that lantern for our house.

    Papa bought us pedas, jalebis, pista chios and the firecracker package that consisted of my favourite sparklers, ground wheels, flower pots, the high flying rockets. But I was still staring at the red lantern in awe.

    Me: ( pointing at the red lantern) ''Papa, can we also buy this red lantern?''

    Papa: ''Why do we need another lantern?''

    Me: '' I don't like the yellow lantern. I like red''

    Papa: ''Colour doesn't matter. Let's get started with the fireworks''

    Me: Papa, please

    Papa: '' Rs 175 is a lot to spend on a lantern especially when we have one at home''

    Me: Papa, please please?

    Papa gave in to my demands finally. That was very unlike him though. He would normally explain me the value of money. Probably Papa's heart melted when he saw my eyes and learned how badly I wanted to have the red lantern for our house.

    Papa bought the red lantern and all three of us set off for home. I was jumping with joy on the way.

    That turned out to be my best Diwali ever. The red cotton lantern played a great part in our diwali celebrations that year. But more importantly I realized how much my Papa loved me.

    As I write this post, my lips are humming Jab ghar ki raunak badhaani ho..., my eyes are misty.

    This precious memory and love of the family , is to me, what makes Diwali so special.

    Happy Diwali.

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    AJAY KUMAR SAHOO Nov 6 2018

    @AJAY KUMAR SAHOO This post brings my childhood memories. simple yet happy childhood moments are always special.

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    PC Admin Oct 31 2018

    Can you share ideas on celebrating eco-friendly diwali?

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    PC Admin Oct 31 2018

    @PC Admin Please check out our article
    https://www.parentcircle.com/article/5-ways-to-celebrate-an-ecofriendly-diwali/

    5 Ways To Celebrate An Eco-Friendly Diwali

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    PC Admin Oct 31 2018

    @PC Admin This is a wonderful question. It's nice to see that you want to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali! Certain suggestions are:
    1. Brighten up your Diwali by replacing your crackers and sparklers with earthen lamps and diyas lit with used cooking oil. This is an environment-friendly and noise-free option.
    2. Carry cloth/jute bags while going out for your Diwali shopping. This really helps in reducing the amount of plastic bags.
    3. Use eco-friendly gifting options - eliminate gift wrapping, use reusable paper/ cloth bags for your gifts, prepare your own sweets and serve them in biodegradable dishes.
    4. Use natural/ organic rangoli colours or be creative with rangoli using colourful flowers.
    5. Use eco-friendly decorations for your home - paper decorations that you can reuse for other occasions.
    6. Dispose of your wastes responsibly.
    7. Donate your unused clothes/ things to people for whom it might be of use.

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    PC Admin Nov 1 2018

    @PC Admin Thank you!

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    PC Admin Nov 5 2018

    @PC Admin A little tweak to the way you celebrate Diwali can make it an eco-friendly one. So, this festive season, be mindful, respect the environment. Here are five ideas to guide you in your green mission.

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 5 2018

    All set to ring in the Diwali festivities? While it is a time to rejoice and bond with your loved ones, ensuring their safety is also important. Here are some important tips to help you.

    Read this article https://www.parentcircle.com/article/10-safety-tips-for-your-family-this-diwali/

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 5 2018

    @Team ParentCircle All set to ring in the Diwali festivities? While it is a time to rejoice and bond with your loved ones, ensuring their safety is also important. Here are some important tips to help you.

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 24 2018

    As we are all eagerly waiting for Diwali, let us commemorate and celebrate Valmiki Jayanti by knowing more about the robber-turned- author of one of our greatest epics, The Ramayana. Share the story with your child and help him/her connect with the past. Click here to read more https://www.parentcircle.com/article/maharishi-valmiki-the-transformation-of-a-robber-into-adikavi/

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 24 2018

    @Team ParentCircle How did Ratnakar transform into Maharishi Valmiki, author of the Ramayana? His story shows that human beings are capable of changing their life path and moving in the direction of a better future.

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 31 2018

    @Team ParentCircle with the past or with religion?

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 31 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Hi. This basically is to connect with Valmiki's story and not with the religion.

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 1 2018

    @Team ParentCircle okay

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 29 2018

    Its all about being smart this Diwali! Here are some tips for a great online shopping experience this season. Also, use social media well to celebrate the festival in the best possible way.

    Click here to read more >>>> https://www.parentcircle.com/article/tips-to-make-the-best-use-of-a-digital-diwali/

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 29 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Its all about being smart this Diwali! Here are some tips for a great online shopping experience this season. Also, use social media well to celebrate the festival in the best possible way.

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    PC Admin Oct 26 2018

    Do you think companies use this festival as a way of selling as more stuff?

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    PC Admin Oct 26 2018

    @PC Admin us*

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    PC Admin Oct 26 2018

    @PC Admin Yes, because it's so inbred in our lifestyle / culture that we buy new stuffs for/on festivals.

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    PC Admin Oct 26 2018

    @PC Admin so, the idea of using the season is not designed by the companies but a result of behavioral study on us.

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    PC Admin Oct 26 2018

    @PC Admin but I am wondering our consumption has increased quite a bit and unnecessarily and whether companies are taking something sacred and using it as a promotion/excuse to sell even more. companies like amazon and flipkart come to mind. i wonder if they make diwali too much about sales and things rather that about humans and traditions.

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    PC Admin Oct 26 2018

    @PC Admin that is an amazing question. It will take pages to answer, however in simple words - advertisements play on emotions, instil desire in you to be a part of the "in-group". These theories on sub-conscious influence are a complete BS! Only Buyers Buy! To understand more we gotta a take a deep dive into the socio economic influence of advertisement. But, yes I agree that companies are playing hands in turning festival celebration into a shopping celebration. I'm just saying "We created the monster"

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    PC Admin Oct 29 2018

    @PC Admin Thank you for your reply!

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 26 2018

    Want to look dazzling this Diwali? Embrace a more fusion style of dressing and make sure your family follows suit. These tips from our fashion expert will help you shine bright this festive season.
    Click here to read https://www.parentcircle.com/article/5-indowestern-outfits-for-diwali/?utm_source=facebookDiw&utm_medium=socialM&utm_campaign=outfitsdiwali&fbclid=IwAR1X8sl1mHxwhA02XElmY2GiMSt_Vjk94osz3sNIjQHIt-WAQFarSO5xdzI

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 26 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Want to look dazzling this Diwali? Embrace a more fusion style of dressing and make sure your family follows suit. These tips from our fashion expert will help you shine bright this festive season.

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 8 2018

    Planning for a great Diwali with amazing food to enjoy? Why order from outside, when you can make some amazing and delicious Diwali snacks for your loved ones. Take a look at some of these awesome recipes, click here https://www.parentcircle.com/clipbook/delicious-diwali-snack-recipes/

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    Team ParentCircle Oct 8 2018

    @Team ParentCircle We've put together a list of special Diwali recipes that will help you cook this season. A festival in India is incomplete without good food

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