As I write, India looks like this:

Over a billion people=billions of fireworks and deafening firecrackers (known as “bombs”).

What is Diwali?  It’s the most celebrated festival of India and much of South Asia.  It’s the “Festival of Lights,” involving lighting diyas (or small clay bowls filled with oil) to signify the victory of good over evil.  And fireworks and firecrackers are abundant.  (Think 4th of July times one billion and everywhere you look–no regulations!)

Thank you, NASA, for this cool picture.  First-hand it’s a bit louder and more full of life but both views share beauty.


About ohappydaisy (Leslie)

I love happy things. That includes my silly husband, giggly daughter, polka-dots and daisies. We used to live in India, a land far away from the familiar, but we're back in the states. I cook a low-processed, gluten-free, sugar-free menu. I've struggled with my health since childhood. I learn a lot as I journey through my life and hope that readers with parallel paths will be encouraged and inspired towards happiness.

2 responses »

  1. Do you still have earplugs?

  2. I cannot get over that picture. That is incredible. I love the contrast between India and the other places around there. I hope that you have been getting sleep.

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