During my childhood, if we weren’t the ones raising a small fire, anyone doing so around us would magnetize curious-eyed children and young adults. Lohri was never positioned as a God-specific festival and hence, the scale of celebrations too is restricted. Still, the bonfire can bring people together, helping them break walls of miscommunication and putting an end to patterns of egoistically avoiding each other. For the selfie-gen, this is a celebration of something rustic, still somewhat pure that is almost lost in a digital environment where humanized interactions are governed by Likes, Tweets, Status Updates and a Ping…#HappyLohri2018
January 24, 2018 Update: it is getting cold again in Delhi. Just about perfect for what Me & Moha were planning with the twigs saved from our first Lohri bonfire. Will try my best to search for an empty planter sort of thing to light-up one final time in 2018. Hoping to catch-up on some Old Monk and Ginger Tea, slowly...one sip at a time!