healthy diwali

Healthy Diwali, Happy Diwali!!!

The festival of lights is here.

One can see myriad of diyas and lights dotting every nook and corner of the city.

The smell of fragrant ubtan and fresh marigold torans wafts through the air every morning.

Add to it the aroma of Diwali sweets or faral and it’s enough to make mouths water.

Children have their own agenda about crackers.

Usually by this time, the rains have bid a farewell to the city.

But this time, the rains have played hooky.

The nonseasonal rains have brought a host of ailments like dengue, viral colds and fevers with them.

It’s important to try and maintain good health so that we can enjoy festivals to the fullest.

Let us see how we can enjoy the traditions while avoiding their adverse effects.


  • Let us try to buy the earthen-ware diyas from local needy sellers, so that they can also have a happy
  • Be careful about sari pallus and breezy dupattas catching fire with the


  • Let us try on a small part of the hand a day prior, to check for any allergies.
  • If any reactions, please consult your doctor and avoid usage.


  • Let us eat sweets in moderation.
  • Let us try to maintain regular times.
  • Try to have as much of home-made sweets as possible to ensure quality control in the ingredients and making process.
  • Avoid use of artificial colors and silver coatings to prevent allergies.

Crackers /Fatake

  • Let us avoid crackers with loud noises. Diwali is a festival of lights not sound.
  • Let us respect the hearing thresholds of others, especially newborn babies and senior citizens.
  • Allergic children need to try and avoid the smoke as much as possible.
  • Be careful not to wear loose clothes which may catch fire accidentally.
  • Avoid synthetic materials which are quick to catch fire.
  • In addition, every building can keep a designated area for fireworks so that everyone can enjoy together.
  • It is useful if a bucket full of water can be kept handy near this area in case of accidental burns.


In festive days, most doctors may be on leave to spend time with their families. Please confirm with your doctor about their availability in advance.

In case of emergencies, there is so much panic and chaos, it’s very difficult to inquire and get connected.

Being prepared allows us to enjoy festivals with a peaceful mind.

After all, “Health is the ultimate wealth.”

This Diwali, may all my little ones and their families be blessed with the wealth of good health.

Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year everyone !




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