Diwali is the season of lights, happiness and new beginnings. While we encourage you to have a blast, we also want you to be a little bit more cautious in your approach. Here’s a list of 10 things you should avoid doing this Diwali for a safe, happy festive season!
Of course, diving into a few laddoos is the done thing, but you don’t want to regret eating one too many! Exercise some self control. In fact - continue exercising (yes, we know it’s party season). Don’t forget - you Christmas vacay on the beach (swimsuit alert) is not too many months away.
We and the helpless animals can do without the extra air and noise pollution - you are literally blowing your hard-earned money! Light some diyas, lanterns and candles and say bye-bye to pollution. If you must, stick to ones that produce the least amount of nasties.
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Partying, drinking and bursting crackers on the roads is all pretty dangerous and inconsiderate to others. Move the party indoors.
Playing teen patti is fine, but especially with gambling moderation is key. You don’t want to lose too much of your hard earned moolah. Know your limits, walk away from the table once they are reached.
Do we really need to say more?!
That designer outfit may be gorgeous, but the practical rules of shopping still apply - even during the festive season. Think about how often you’re going to wear your new outfit post-Diwali to justify a big splurge. Luckily it’s around the wedding season, so you are going to have lots of opportunities!
Duh? Who works on a holiday? It’s a time meant to be spent with family and friends.
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Unless you want to pay triple the price for tickets and hotels.
Party with your family and friends, make some colourful rangolis and revel in the true spirit of Diwali.
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