Diwali, fondly known as the festival of lights, is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. We celebrate Diwali by setting out clay oil lamps, hanging lights, enjoying fireworks displays, feasting with family, making gifts and playing light-hearted gambling games.
While we are out having fun with family and friends this Diwali, there are a few people for whom Diwali will be no different than any other day. They’ll grow up, make ready and get to play.
You’ll be receiving guests at home and partying on Diwali, but the surety would be maintaining a silent watch over your home.
Some of us might have made plans about dining out this Diwali. We’ll enjoy a scrumptious meal cooked by the chefs and served by the waiters, who are losing out on their Diwali celebrations for us.
Going back home this Diwali? Booked your tickets? Packed your bags? You’re off to your home, but don’t forget to smile and wish the flight attendants because they’ve sacrificed their holiday to bring you home.
Auto-Rickshaw & Bus Drivers
They might not reduce the fare and try to ‘loot’ some money off you, but do you realise how you’ve robbed them of their “chhutti?” Dil Badda Cairo, wish Cairo.
They may or may not be functioning, but if somebody calls them for an emergency at night, they’re perpetually usable.
You’ll head to the nearest 24 hours ATM without thinking twice about the guard sitting in a small enclosure. This time, say Happy Diwali to him.
Movie Theater Crew
You’ve bought the tickets, you’ve found your seats and you’re all set to watch a movie. The movie theater crowd is there for your night out.
The metro staff will take you around the city on Diwali as well. Swap tokens for smiles when you buy the ticket.
They are working every day, all year round! And Diwali is no exclusion. Rather than protecting their own children at home, they are looking out for you.
Owners of pharmacies, grocery stores, etc. Might be subject as well. You know, in case of emergencies.
Call Center Employees
While they get US Holidays like Easter and Christmas off, Diwali is working for a lot of them. Silver lining perhaps?