For the last week the city has been lit up with flashing LEDs and laterns for Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, and the air has been filled with bangs – fireworks and firecrackers launched from balconies, windows, on the street, in the park. We, in incredibly reserved fashion, decided to partake in a quieter aspect of Diwali by making a Rangoli outside our front door – a carefully arranged powder paint doormat to welcome wealth into our house. We thought it would be easy. It was not. It was fun, though. So here, in all it’s glory, a step-by-step guide to the Clerke and Joy Diwali Rangoli (slightly lumpy, very messy, asymmetric, but hey, we tried)
Oh, and here’s an ‘artfully blurry’ photo of our street at night.