The festival of lights is synonymous with spreading joy and warmth as much as it’s about the triumph of good over evil. Letting go off old differences and coming together to spend quality time with your family and friends is the true essence of Diwali.
This is truer in today’s times when between chasing targets and autos, we hardly take out time to spend with our loved ones. We’re increasingly living in silos — instead of going over to other’s homes to wish them on Diwali in person, we choose to do so over a video call or a message. It is a time to remind ourselves to go ‘off-screen’ and meet your near and dear ones in person.
This Diwali, why not reconnect with your family and friends over something entertaining and nostalgic, all in the comfort of your home? Here are a few things you can do with your set of special people.
Go old school with the decorations
Lighting diyas and making rangoli are two of the most exciting things about Diwali. But instead of taking the usual short cuts, try and do things old school style. There’s a certain charm to rolling cotton wicks instead of buying readymade ones for the diyas.
Along with diyas, you can also decorate various corners of your house with fairy lights and the quintessential festival flower, genda phool or marigold.
To make it more exciting, hold a rangoli making competition (no use of stencils!) at home with mixed teams of adults and kids.
Put on your chef’s hat
Diwali celebrations are incomplete without traditional sweets and snacks, though you can add a few macaroons to the table. This year, instead of ordering in, try your hand at making one traditional dish like ghee soaked laddus or crisply fried kachori. It’s the perfect way to spend some quality time with your family.
Rediscover precious moments with family albums
Going through family albums together is a sure shot way of getting a conversation going. There is no stronger way to relive memories than to watch old family images and videos with everyone and sharing different versions of the same incident.
Get your game face on
Check out the possibility of playing scrabbles, ludo or monopoly, to get everybody on board, and of course to wriggle in a little competitive spirit which will never hurt anyone!
While Diwali is celebrated with great fervor, with rampant bursting of crackers, it leads to an inevitable rise in outdoor and indoor air pollution. This Diwali, enjoy your time with friends and family in the comfort of your home. Make sure that the air you breathe indoors is unaffected by the increased pollution levels during Diwali. Use a high-quality air purifier like the SHARP-QNET Plasmacluster air purifier, that will protect your home from harsh pollutants so that you can have fun, and breathe easy, without worrying.
Make this Diwali count and take the opportunity to rediscover your relationships while beating the Diwali pollution from the comfort of your home.