My last year's India trip definitely does not feel like a year ago. I had planned my trip in such a way that it coincided with Diwali, and it was well and truly worth it. Here goes some pictures from Diwali 2008 (all pictures taken in Malleswaram, Bangalore) and of course, wishing everyone a very happy Diwali 2009.
Diwali is the festival of lights. No wonder, you see the "Akashdeep" hanging out in abundance!
Flowers are overpriced during festivals, but who cares!
The little fella won't have a tough time selling his earthen ware. Earthen lamps, a common sight during any Indian festival, and during Diwali, you just have to see it to believe it
A neat line of bikes; all are sure shopping in Malleswaram 8th cross
Not very surprising to see the crowded 8th cross street!
The shopping spree continues indefinitely for the next few days
Almost anything and everything available in this little shop
The night is buzzing with activity with the firecrackers lighting up the city in style
A watchful little boy trying his luck with the "Bijli"