Tuesday, November 01, 2005

LIGHTS ON

I thought Deepavali is the festival of light.
I wonder how it turned into a festival of sound!

The heart patient who lives in my apartments is leaping up and down rhythmically with the ten-thousand-walah going off outside the building. I hope his bed doesn't break.

I notice an annoying increase in the number of commercials and common people pronouncing "DeepavaLi" [தீபாவளி] as "Deepa vali" [தீபாவலி]. Kaadhu vali each time I hear this.

I am home for the holidays.
I wish everyone a very Happy DeepavaLi! :-)

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Update on 06 November, 2005:
Thanks to Bhargav V for e-mailing that "deepavali" is the correct pronunciation and not "deepavaLi" as the word derives from Sanskrit "deepa + aavali". But I guess I've gotten used to the thamizh form (it is spelled deepavaLi).

12 comments:

Sid said...

Good ur back....catch up on some blogging while ur here will ya!!!!???

Kaushik Ramajayam said...

October was a lean blogging month for me as well. Welcome back & happy Diwali!

Me said...

happy DeepavaLi....see i said it without giving u Kaadhu vali :)

cRaY3 said...

Happy Deepavali

anthony said...

Long time since i spent diwali with my family, I had a great diwali nonetheless..

happy diwli again..hope u had a great time

Ayshu said...

da-ma-da-ma-da-ma busssssssssss damaaaallllllllll
naanum nalla sathamaaaaaaaaa solren, HAPPY DIWALI
:-)

Jeevan said...

Happy Diwali, enjoy the light festival.

Danesh said...

Belated Diwali wishes! Looks like you had fun with the crackers ;)

Deepa said...

Good to spot a tamizhan who gives importance to zha, La and la pronunciation. See, I tell people I am not finicky!hi-5! And may our breed grow.:-)

Alex said...

Its amazing...there was once a time when bursting fire crackers was de rigueurfor me.

Now the very sounds I loved and chaos I loved have become a pain!

Guess thats what they call growing up!

pallavi said...

I hope you had a good Diwali

Anonymous said...

were u ppl spkin of DEEBAVALI :))))
--hurry

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