Deepavali meaning a ‘series of light’, we say, is the triumph of good over evil and of right over wrong. Traditionally, this festival widely celebrated in India across communities, is a time of family bonding, conversations and thinking beyond oneself.
Lamps are lit, sweets made, shared and savored, gifts exchanged and relationships nurtured.
However over the recent years, this auspicious day has also turned out to be a strain on living standards. Rather than goodness prevailing, there are signs of distress on the things that we value – people, animals and the environment.
Use oil Diyas instead of candles
Diyas can be re-used multiple times and are made from earth-friendly material.
Make your rangoli with flowers, natural colours or rice flour
Kolams or rangoli was a way of sharing our food and life with insects and birds.…