The festival of light Dheepavali (or Diwali) is just two days away, but the sub-prime crisis, global financial meltdown, and all such clichéd buzzwords have dampened the festive mood a bit. People working in the IT and Finance sectors are chewing their finger nails in anxiety; a few major banks have temporarily stopped providing loans; a power crisis is crippling the entire Tamil Nadu. Now, is there anything to cheer about?
The only antidote I can prescribe is optimism. Dheepavali (light) beckons at the end of the tunnel. It will bring with it hope, promise, confidence, faith, and all such good things.
I wish all a very happy and safe Dheepavali.