“Diwali means a lot to me. It’s not just a festival; it’s the time my family and I gather to make clay diyas that light up our market during the festive buzz.
Our family makes and sells these diyas and in the next summer, when we switch to crafting pots. But Diwali is more than just business; people from different backgrounds join us, sharing crackers and sweets in our orphanages.
The best part? Lighting sparklers and crackers at home, spreading happiness. On this special day, we forget differences and come together to celebrate with loved ones.
After school, I help my parents make clay pots, slowly learning the art of diyas. In 9th grade now, I dream of becoming a Software Engineer but also want to carry on our family’s pottery tradition.
During Diwali, we do Lakshmi puja, and my ammumma makes Pindi vantalu. And, of course, my all-time favorite is Gulab jamun.
Wishing everyone a fantastic and joyous Deepawali!”