It's that time of the year again. The line up of Hindu festivals has begun with Ganesh Puja and will go on through Navratri and Durga Puja and Diwali (forgive me if I missed any).
I was hoping to escape the frenzy this year, living in a colony that was otherwise extremely quiet and peaceful. But as I walked to my flat today, there was a bunch of boys playing loudly on the drum in the parking space of a nearby building. I pitied the people who lived right above. Thankfully, it didn't last very long and it is as quiet as usual now.
But I found myself wondering if they have colonies for atheists or non-practising believers or even practising believers who pray inside their homes and do not force their religion down other's throats - or ears.