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Where is the festive spirit?

In response to Eugenia’s ( BrewNSpewCafe ) writing challenge : Festive

Sweets, Indian Sweets, South Indian Sweets

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The booming economy and changing times

have diluted the essence of celebrations.

Festivals, which reflected cultural tradition

today is more about flaunting riches.

The warmth of cohesive affability is

replaced by instant gratification.

Instagram is bombarded with

pictures of the pomp and grandeur displayed.

Fragrance and bonhomie of the festive spirit

sadly, remains obscure and scattered.

45 comments on “Where is the festive spirit?

  1. Narendra Nayak
    September 27, 2019

    Agree totally. I miss those days of yore – the simplicity, tradition, the joy, the innocence – all lost!

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 27, 2019

      Thanks Narendra. Celebrating festivals then was sheer joy with simple home made goodies with all of the extended family too partaking in the celebrations together.

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      • Narendra Nayak
        September 28, 2019

        Two major changes of the times immediately come to mind as having impacted festivities in a large manner: 1) joint families giving way to nuclear setups and 2) Sprawling chawl communities making way for tiny confined boxed residences. They’ve hampered the family and community festive spirit.

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      • radhikasreflection
        September 28, 2019

        Absolutely Narendra. Disintegration of the joint family is a major factor. And also given the hectic life schedules today, people don’t make an effort to visit relatives for the celebration!

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  2. priya singh
    September 27, 2019

    😋😋

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  3. -Eugenia
    September 27, 2019

    I agree, Radhika, the motives behind holiday festivities have changed the true meaning of getting together with family and friends. I miss the simpler times when tradition and family were the core of quality in life.

    You have wonderfully expressed what so many are feeling during the holiday seasons. Thank you so much for joining in. 😉

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 28, 2019

      Absolutely Eugenia. I miss the good old days where festivals and life in general was defined by simplicity.
      Thanks and have a wonderful weekend 💕

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  4. -Eugenia
    September 27, 2019

    Reblogged this on BrewNSpew and commented:
    Sharing radhika’s take on the prompt –

    Like

  5. Pooja
    September 27, 2019

    I totally agreed the essence of traditional festive feeling is missing these days, Indeed! Love the way you penned it.

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  6. positivesideofcoin
    September 27, 2019

    Agree

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  7. Smitha V
    September 27, 2019

    Sadly true

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  8. almeidadepaulo
    September 27, 2019

    True Radhika!!!

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  9. Megala
    September 27, 2019

    Yes, I completely agree with you, it “remains obscure and scattered”.

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  10. paeansunplugged
    September 27, 2019

    Absolutely, Radhika! Those little things that brought us joy have been shrouded under the blanket of ostentation. Well said.

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  11. Bhavana Madbhavi
    September 28, 2019

    The sweets are so yummy! It’s always yummy in tummy when festivals are around……..Lovely post!!!

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog
    September 28, 2019

    Yes absolutely true and agree totally with your words, Radhika. All the fun has gone with the coming of social media.

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  13. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 28, 2019

    True ma’am, changing time has truly stealed the original joy of festival. I always love your poem that shows reality with amazing words. It gives true feel to readers.

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  14. Shantanu Baruah
    September 29, 2019

    This is so well written

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  16. Megha's World
    September 30, 2019

    I totally agree with you Radhika. Diwali was a time of making sweets and cleaning the house. Now it has totally reduced to pomp and show.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 1, 2019

      Absolutely Megha. The excitement and frolic of doing everything at home is now a thing of the past!

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      • Megha's World
        October 1, 2019

        Yes exactly. It’s more of a day or a two affair whereas earlier it used to last a month.

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  17. Deeksha Pathak
    October 1, 2019

    I completely agree with you Radhika.
    I believe we are the last generation of people who used to wait for for each festival, as it used to be an occasion of meeting with relatives, friends, and wonderful food.Now festivals are celebrated so that there could be ‘sale’ shopping.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 1, 2019

      Sale shopping….so very true! Our children seem to be missing out on all those little things which brought us so much happiness, isn’t it Deeksha?

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      • Deeksha Pathak
        October 1, 2019

        Absolutely right Radhika. I used to be so enthusiastic for whole year festivals, as during each festival there will be different pooja, different food and homemade sweets. Now front 3-4 pages of newspapers are full of advertising all different sales in the country as if that’s the only thing festivals are meant for.

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