Diwali is about celebrating good over evil and about hope and good wishes. And the festival of lights is just around the corner.. People are preparing. Rows of different colored light bulbs are coming up on the buildings, - more and more for every day - creating a fairytale-ish atmosphere... The shops are full of people searching for gifts, looking at clothes and buying beautifully decorated baskets filled with dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, spices, tea - to give to their family, friends, colleagues and neighbors... Cards are being written, rangolis put on floors, menus are planned and light bulbs and flowers are emerging outside private homes, public buildings and along the streets. It is very beautiful. Lights and colors everywhere.
The markets is a popular place to be, and I went with some friends to check out the Santacruz area - lots of stuff for you if you wanna go all bling bling this Diwali and dress up Diva style, or if you want to dress up someone else (Diva-style or any other style), buy gifts, decorations or simply take in the atmosphere of the Mumbai pre-diwali spirit. Just have a look:
Diwali decorations, stationary, diyas, gift bags, fabrics, jewelry... it went on and on...
And if your clothes are not colorful or bling-y enough for you, you can always spice them up with some neon, gold or silver lace or some contrasty dupattas:
And not to forget: bangles, earrings and everything else in any color you would like - or you would like someone else to have... :
Enjoy your moments, dear reader, wherever you are! Bling bling from Mumbai!