I was watching this beautiful Pepsi, gharwali diwali short film, and this made me remind of my gharwali diwali. When I used to celebrate the diwali, like no used to do, when everything was so simple, beautiful, surreal, magical and there was no worry. When it was the Gharwali Diwali. The Diwali, I used to celebrate with Amma.
She always used to say, "Rama, mere dware kab aayoge. (Rama, when you will come back)" And poking back at her, I shout backs, "Yes, look Here I am". This used to drive her little crazy, sort of. Hmm, you little rascal, you are Rama, you ate those prasada ladoos, and look here I need to make them again, you cannot be Rama, you are Ravana. Then poking back, I used to say, "Hahaha! You think, I am Ravana, but don't you ever think like that. I am Ladoo Gopal, the next avatar of Rama. And here I am." This thing really make her crazy (now somewhat), come here, come here, I will show you, who is Rama, Ravana, and Ladoo Gopal.