It’s the Hindu Christmas time… It’s Diwali. The Festival of Light.
What this means is four days off to pig out, dress in fancy outfits and get money from relatives.
It also means non-stop fireworks around the clock and the usage of massive loudspeakers that play everything from religious music to the latest movie hits. However? In Tamil Nadu there is a shortage of electricity. We have 22 hours of power a day. Some places have just 16 hours a day.
The reason is that no one wants new power stations to be constructed and any attempts to do so are met with opposition. Corruption is rife and basically the state is slowly being strangled by it’s lack of infrastructure. The festival of light will probably be a festival of dark. I shall try and get pictures up for you guys so you can see some of the stuff I am involved with and do around here.