Press Release Summary = .Swarovski. Distinguishing dressing up between Indian wedding and a runabout Diwali celebration, and to go easy on embellishments is what is opinioned by Bandana Tewari, Verve contributor.
Press Release Body = Mumbai, India Friday, September 29, 2006. With activities fervid, advent of prosperity, forgiveness and enthusiasm is most expected, this Diwali, like any other year. However, the idea of celebration is different to different people. Scout out for an abundant spree this year 2006 Diwali falls on 21 October, Saturday. The illumined follows Dusshera, arrives after 20 days, in October or November, on Amavasya or the new moon day.
Similar to Christmas, Diwali is a festivity celebrated with grandeur by Indians, not only by Hindus, and rejoiced abroad. Considering the Annakut show happening at Dallas, Texas by a local socio-spiritual organization on 22 October, such events set an archetype for global concord. Candle through the cultural activities that will eventuate this Diwali at the Trafalgar Square in London, the function will enthrall the spectators with authentic folklore, very own.
Whether held in India or faraway, events include ethnic and classical, Indian music as well as dance. Exhibitions of traditional handicrafts, cuisine, and couture are conventions. With e-greeting cards and e-gifts in vogue, it has become easier to convey wishes and regards almost anywhere in the world.
Since Deepavali, the festival of lights is one of the most celebrated fests of India; fashion fanatics at par augment the outpour of couture, with the trendsetters. Fashion shows are conducted in various metropolises in India and abroad. The factory outlets at Marathahalli, Bangalore, are always in demand for their collection in branded attire, Proline for example.
Women folk indulge in wearing exclusive outfits, mostly with swarovski, mirror work, sequins, embroidery, and zardosi. Bright colors embellished with gold and metallic tints are trendy picks this year. Where the belle semblance is inciting the femme in to lavish apparel, gents plunge into jacquards, silks that give an understated style-the perfect gentleman appearance. Traditional archaic kurtas, Punjabis, churidars, and angarakhas and contemporary, ritzy pants and denims, teamed in sync are the style statement today.
Distinguishing dressing up between Indian wedding and a runabout Diwali celebration, and to go easy on embellishments is what is opinioned by Bandana Tewari, Verve contributor. None other than black is the choice of top- notch fashion designers like Ritu Beri this winter. Urbane and sensuous, black can actually elevate the status of a man or a woman according to the couturier.
Festive occasions usually welcome a lot of discounts happening in areas of garments, linen, kitchenware, jewelry, accessories, home appliances, automobiles, and many more. Also, it is the perfect time to hand-pick on various cuisines and dessert. Without relishing choicest delicacies and sweet dishes, the merriment is unaccomplished. The profits skyrocket for the shop keepers as the customers in festive moods do not mind spending generously.
Whether you cajole yourself or gladden loved ones with exclusive gifts, certain brand products would be on your wish list. Philips and Bajaj for instances, have come up with new appliances good for gifting. Timex and branded fashion jewelry are all displaying discounts this festive occasion.
Thought the tradition of exchanging sweets is still persistent, Cadbury plays its unique ball game during festivities. Chocolates are wrapped in interesting, colorful packages and tin boxes that speak its advertising skills. Some mouth watering entrťe would be hazelnut almond fudge, nut butterscotch and pistachio chocolates to feast this grabby season.
The scrumptious arrangements for the fete, perfectly harmonize with oil lamps or diyas, lanterns and festoons, colorful rangolis and gleaming fireworks. The festival is initiated with celebration of Dhanteras that brings in ritual prayers, lighting diyas, purchasing gold, all that follows a clean, well painted house interior. The second day is celebrated in the name of Lord Krishna and wife Satyabhama who destroyed the demon Narkasur. The festival of array of lights is exactly celebrated on the third day. Laxmi puja, Kali puja, and commemorating the return of Lord Rama with wife Sita and brother Laxman to Ayodhya are significant sacraments. Govardhan puja and arrangements for the generous and just demon king Bali are observed on the fourth day, Balipratipada. The brothers and sisters celebrate the fifth day as Bhai Phota, Bhaidooj or Bhaubeej. Gifts and wishes are exchanged on this day that marks the conclusion.
There are other ways of rejoicing a fiesta; the NGOs observe the occasion as a reason to fetch a smile on many faces. They facilitate the abolishment of child labor, especially found in fireworks industry, cigarette factories, and embroidery industries. People are gifted with endowment as well as educated about children should be sent for schooling and parents get to work. Similar campaigns are expedited for various concerns, contribution from organizations hail from all over the globe. The UNICEF accomplishes the world a better place to live in.
Buddha quoted, "happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.\" Perhaps, true satisfaction lies in the benefit of others, according to the social workers in NGOs.
Author Karishma Roy works as a web content writer with Netlink Solutions India Limited.