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!