Deepavali again?

I have never liked noise making crackers, and started actively getting bugged with them when we got our dog, who becomes neurotic at the first blast of Deepavali. How do people enjoy the ear deafening bombs?!! Atleast the flowerpots and wheels look nice.
Here I was, just thinking, phew, Deepavali noise is over, and I hear loud explosions. Perhaps somebody had left over crackers from Deepavali…then I realised it is related to the India-Pakistan match today. Everytime India got a wicket, there would be a series of blasts.
We burst crackers during not just Deepavali, but for sundry other festivals or occasions – Ganesh Chaturti, New Year, when somebody dies and during every cricket match. We have become a cracker-happy country. No consideration to money, air, ears or poor dogs!

5 Comments so far

  1. Libran Lover (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 3:07 am

    Community blogs should not be used as a personal rant box. Of course, if you have a personal rant which is directly related to the core theme of the community blog (in this case Bangalore city), it might be okay to post with discretion.

    Generic personal rants are best left for personal blogs.

  2. Meera (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    Valid point. But I started with my pet peeve because that was the background to my observation. The point is the use of crackers has become more widespread and it is not just restricted to Deepavali anymore.
    This is directly related to Bangalore’s environment, and that is an important view to share with you all!

  3. psj (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    Crackers were always used in Bangalore during Ganesha,Cricket matches,Death processions.At least i remember them being used from early 80’s.
    Its just that now a days, there is a lot of concern on environment .

  4. NS (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    I dont think the amount of crackers burst during festive times, contributes so much to environmental disaster than lot many things. I think if you care about the environment, start cycling everywhere and stop using the convenient bikes and cars..
    Some thing used for fun and frolic once in a while is in no way causing big damage!

  5. Meera (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

    It used to be once in a while, now the occasions have become much more frequent, in fact I heard some crackers today too!
    Maybe it is just my part of town !!

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