Thursday, November 8, 2007
Ever since one of my teachers in middle school gave us the gyan of not to buy crackers during diwali because young children were forced to work in sivakasi for making them, me and a few of my friends have been boycotting them. The restraint to not buy/fire them used to be a pride thingy between us friends then. But slowly over the years, the interest also kinda faded off and I guess it has been more than a decade now since I actually indulged.
This morning, I was talking to a friend back in India and came to know that sivakasi now comes with those 'child labor free' stickers on crackers. I so wish I were in India now and blasting those crackers to glory ! Anyways, Happy Diwali, you all folks. Have a good one.