***I some how managed to write a story without humor in it, i know i am a Novice in story telling..Please let me know your views*************
Eyes Wide open Little Abu watched out through the window, beautiful sky scrapers around the city seem to lit up the sky with the spectacular fireworks. It was already Diwali eve and he still was waiting for his parents ,who did not return from work. He peeped out through the window again which showed the never ending slum street with the below poverty line people.
Under the dim street lights, Raju sat picking all the left over fireworks out of 1000 walas and burst out crackers. The old lady in Raju's neighbourhood kept yapping about loud sound and playfully Raju and his sister kept all the bijili cracker around her, all around the small kids kept fighting for some rocket's and chakra's.
After some time came Raju's dad on his usual Atlas Cycle with two big covers. Raju and his sister grabbed the cover in haste to see what their Dad has got for them. Abu was surprised to see some of the clothes belonged to him and his DAD had given away as it was quite old, and same with Raju's sister as well. But Raju's joys knew no bounds as he started wearing them right away and jumped in joy!
As time passed by they started to light the crackers and only 2 out of 10 flamed up as most of them were used and thrown away one's. Then came Raju's mom with some home made sweets hardly handful, yet she started giving to Raju, his sister and some to the kids nearby. Four of them hugged each other in Joy exclaiming "Shub Diwali" with so much joy and sincerity in their tone.
Tring!! Lil Abu rushed to the door leaping in joy thinking his parents in mind , only to find his maid. She informed Abu that her parents were not able to make it because of work they had and wished him Happy Diwali through their maid!! Again Abu went over to the Window...only with tears in his eyes. That was all he cud have done !
Life is about kutti kutti ( small small ) happyness , we earn,study,work, eat only for these! The Idiot box and work has taken our life virtually and there is indeed no time for our people.
Happy Diwali everyone... spend some time to wish your family and friends!