For the third consecutive year being away from home now doesn't take away the charm of Diwali for me. Celebrating Diwali '18 with my Zostel family.
Who could have been a much better companion to give you a life lesson on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. He made sure I follow the correct fundamental to a better life.
The devotion, the chaos, the enthusiast and then we have them - The Chillers of Banaras. From devotees to photographers and film makers, Varanasi was an eye candy for everyone this Diwali.
I'm not the religious kind, but where on earth you would find such a grand prayer offerings to the God. The evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat made my Diwali a promising one.
I'm not into doing all this, but thanks to my friends from England who's excitement level got me in the game. The Ganges looked beautiful covered with the floating diyas.
And that was the view we had from our hostel terrace where we were celebrating a pollution free Diwali with music and some booze. My friends from different parts of the world were here to witness the festival and the city made sure they were left in awe.