Diwali festival of lights

Since childhood diwali is one of my favorite festival, three things attracted me the most first is sweets, second is new cloth and third one are crackers, time passed but I still miss those pleasant days when I was a kid I kept roaming around the street nearby firing my crackers, this year being difficult for entire world, after a long I just came back from home to IITย  Kanpur celebrating diwali without crackers, friends and family ๐Ÿ‘ช. Covid 19 changed a lot so many unfortunate incident but every challenging incident evolve us in a different way, whole schedule changed drastically

Diwali morning from the balcony of my hostel

The day started with a shower of sunshine, sun a symbol of hope and life, watching sunrise ๐ŸŒ… is my new favorite activity

The best part of the day is I didn’t have to go to lab ๐Ÿ”ฌtoday ๐Ÿ˜‚, covid taught us to work from home ๐Ÿ  just 2-3 hours work today and then my laptop turned into my own theatre screen

This is the my workplace at home my study table ๐Ÿ™‚

Hostel premise a lush green and one of the most beautiful campus you will ever see, this diwali I was just kept on feeling the grace and beauty of nature

Side walk ๐Ÿšถof the hostel
I can watch this for hours and each time I found it more beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

This one is quite unique diwali for me maintaining social distancing ๐Ÿ‘คโœ–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ค norms away from home ๐Ÿ  and family but close to nature ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ

Finally in night I have lighten up two candles ๐Ÿ•ฏ in front of my hostel room

These two candles made my day I felt like I’m lightning a cracker ๐Ÿ˜‚
Small diyas lighten up at the main gate of my hostel

This Diwali was one of the most unique and different experience for me, I wish this Covid situation gets better soon, Happy Diwali to all, may your life get fulfilled with joy and happiness ๐Ÿ™‚


Pursuing my PhD from IIT kanpur, trying to explore other dimensions of writing apart from scientific literature ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ“š

25 thoughts on “Diwali festival of lights

  1. Your description of your enjoyment of your festival, even with all the restraints of Covid, was very touching. You appreciated small things like candles instead of fire crackers, and felt closer to Nature. I enjoyed your pictures too.

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  2. Oh gosh. Happy be-lated Diwali to You, Shashank!!! I SOOO hope this Covid 19 thing passes SOON….as does all the world….but what an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL attitude/heart/Spirit You have!!! I hope next year You are able to be with Your Dear Ones and that the streets are packed with celebration!!! This post gifted me much Joy and perspective. Thank You!!! I’m sending much Love and HUGE hugs Your way!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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      1. My pleasure!!! It is my hope and wish to be in India to experience Diwali someday. It always looks so very beautiful!!! And Thank You! I hope You have a great weekend ahead as well!!! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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