This post-Diwali quietude provides a much-needed respite. The air, once thick with the acrid scent of smoke, now becomes breathable – and if you’re lucky, crisp and pure. The sky, which moments ago was a riot of light and colours, transforms into a canvas of deep, velvety darkness.
In this hush, one can find solace and reflection. The frenetic energy of the festivities gives way to a sense of inner calm, allowing people to contemplate what such a celebration really is.
The quiet after Diwali becomes a time for bonding. Families and friends gather less boisterously, this time, perhaps, over a warm cup of tea. So, the pleasures of the silence after Diwali lie not just in the absence of noise but also in relative tranquillity attained after the happy mayhem.