Google Doodle for Diwali Greetings

Hey,

If you like Diwali the festival and want Google to create a doodle for it, just send an email to proposals@google.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali[note 1], popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November for different reasons. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC.[1][2]

Diwali is an official holiday in India,[3] NepalSri LankaMyanmarMauritiusGuyanaTrinidad & TobagoSurinameMalaysiaSingapore,[4] andFiji.

The name “Diwali” is a contraction of “Dipawali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāwalī), which translates into “row of lamps”.[5] Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival, Naraka Chaturdasi, marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife SatyabhamaAmavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of Lord Vishnu, who in his dwarf incarnation vanquished the Bali, and banished him to Patala. It is on the fourth day of Diwali, Kartika Shudda Padyami, that Bali went to patala and took the reins of his new kingdom in there. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj), and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration varies from region to region (festive fireworks, worship, lights, sharing of sweets), the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light

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How can Google users/the public submit ideas for doodles?

The doodle team is open to user ideas; requests for doodles can be sent to proposals@google.com

 

 

Apres la nuit

Devil idle

 

lying on a bed or a couch half awake
half sleepy from last nights celebration
thinking in slow motion unsteadily
maybe i am getting too old for inebriation

still yesterday was a great day
we fought and celebrated a glorious win after long
hard work coupled with some luck
always leaves you humming a sweet song

i check my mails idly surf my social net
the net is quiet this morning
as if it too celebrated a lot last night
but check on it , it will be partying by evening

now tasks have to be done
daily chores yet to be begun
so we shake off the idleness like a shaggy dog who got wet
prepare to carpe diem ready get set

still an idle shrug and an occasional yawn
reminds aging bones to rest before dawn

 

 

Movie Review – BBudah Hoga Tera Baap (or Your Daddy is old)

Movie Review – BBudah Hoga Tera Baap (or Your Daddy is old)

This one is  a scene stealer by the Big Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a retired gangster back in Mumbai for one last gig.With his manners, his slapstick, his dance and still his panache at executing action scenes, Mr Bachchan proves who is the big daddy of Bollywood. The movie seems a celebration of his 4 decades career, including references to his left hand shooting revolver, his wit, his dance, his legendary songs.

Watch it to celebrate Bollywood and the Indian way of shooting film.