Aayushman Pande, IIIrd STD,Sneh International Scool, Delhi :
A young second generation Indian in the US was asked by his mother to
explain the significance of “Diwali” to his younger brother, this is how he
went about it…
” So, like this dude had, like, a big cool kingdom and people liked him.
But, like, his step-mom, or something, was kind of a bitch, and she forced
her husband to, like, send this cool-dude, he was Ram, to some national
forest or something…. Since he was going, for like, something like more
than 10 years or so…. he decided to get his wife and his bro along….
you know….so that they could all chill out together. But Dude, the forest
was reeeeal scary shit… really man…they had monkeys and devil s and
shit like that. But this dude, Ram, kicked with darts and bows and
arrows… so it was fine.
But then some bad gangsta boys, some jerk called Ravan, picks up his babe
(Sita) and lures her away to his hood. And boy, was our man, and also his
bro, Laxman, pissed… all the gods were with him… So anyways, you don’t
mess with gods. So, Ram, and his bro get an army of monkeys…Dude, don’t
ask me how they trained the damn monkeys… just go along with me, ok…
So, Ram, Lax and their monkeys whip this gangsta’s ass in his own hood….
Anyways, by this time, their time’s up in the forest… and anyways… it
gets kinda boring, you know… no TV or malls or shit like that. So,they
deci ded to hitch a ride back home… and when the people realize that our
dude, his bro! and the wife are back home…. they thought, well, you know,
at least they deserve something nice… and they didn’t have any bars or
clubs in those days… so they couldn’t take them out for a drink, so they,
like, decided to smoke and stuff … and since they also had some lamps,
they lit the lamps also…so it was pretty cooool… you know with all
those fireworks…. Really, they even had some local band play along with
the fireworks… and you know, what, dude, that was the very first, no
kidding.., that was the very first music-synchronized fireworks….. you
know, like the 4th of July stuff, but just, more cooler and stuff, you
know.. And, so dude, that was how, like, this festival started.”