Arjun Kanungo and Carla Dennis Kanungo
Carla Dennis Kanungo will likely be taking good care of the Diwali occasion this yr. Sharing her plans, she says, “I’m super thrilled to be hosting my first intimate Diwali party for the family as a wife. I will be decorating the house with flowers, candles and lights. Excitement is setting in to dress up in festive outfits for the special occasion too. I love organising parties and being able to do it with my mother-in-law makes it extra special.” Post Diwali, the couple is planning a much-awaited journey to Japan and Hawaii, and says “we’re looking forward to the much-needed vacation.”
Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh
Payal Rohtagi will likely be having a easy Diwali celebration with husband Sangram Singh at her dwelling. “I perceive the strain of first Diwali after marriage, however truthfully there may be none. Though Sangram ji is travelling in the intervening time, on Diwali we will likely be collectively in Mumbai. As far as Diwali occasion is anxious, I don’t suppose I’d be capable to coordinate one other occasion in the intervening time after doing 4 receptions and a marriage. (laughs). It’s been a extremely hectic time for me. But on each competition, Sangram ji makes certain that he does some charity. I presume that he should have deliberate one thing like feeding poor children or giving donations. Moreover, it involves traditions and rituals, he’s extra linked to the roots and extra educated about our historical past, however I’m steadily catching up.
Shraddha Arya and Rahul Nagal
Shraddha Arya’s Diwali will likely be along with her in-laws this yr. Sharing the plans, she says, “We will be with our in-laws in Delhi for Diwali this year. My husband is posted in Vizag and I live in Bombay, so this is going to be a kind of family reunion for us. Also, Rahul’s sister, who lives in Chicago, is coming to Delhi. We will stay there for a few days and post Diwali, I will make some time to meet my childhood friends and other family members.” Arya additionally shares how she could be very specific about dressing up properly on the event, one thing which her husband Rahul hardly does being an Indian Navy officer. “Rahul was really not into planning the outfit or gifts. That’s something new to him. So, I have picked his clothes but he is making efforts to choose all that we are going to gift our friends and family this year.”
Cyrus Sahukar and Vaishali Malahara
Cyrus Sahukar will likely be having the traditional Diwali celebration, with a puja and card occasion at dwelling. “We have a puja every year on Diwali, which Vaishali does. On Choti Diwali, we host a get-together and invite our close friends.” But the cardboard events are principally loved by Vaishali and buddies as Cyrus doesn’t know the way to play the sport. “I don’t play it but I have been told that I am the lucky mascot. So I’ve been assigned the most mundane job in which I must sit with others and do nothing. I am used for my luck (laughs),” he tells us. Another factor that he’s enthusiastic about is dressing up. “In Mumbai, people are pretty lazy when it comes to wearing nice outfits. So, festivals are the only occasions to dress nice and enjoy quality time with friends and family. This year, Vaishali has chosen an outfit for me and I will be wearing that.”
Mohit Raina and Aditi Sharma
Mohit Raina is worked up to return again dwelling for the competition after wrapping up work. He tells us, “I’ve been away from dwelling in Morocco, taking pictures for the final 2 months, however I’m positively coming again for Diwali. This Diwali goes to be all of the extra particular as a result of it is going to be celebrated with close to and pricey ones after two years of covid restrictions. Also, it’s my first after getting married. The plan is to supply prayers, store, attend Diwali events, pray for everybody’s happiness and good well being and make it memorable. Festivities are extraordinarily essential in life as they bring about you nearer to your family members and maintain you linked to your roots.
On Diwali this yr, Kanika Kapoor plans to have a great time with husband, youngsters and buddies. She shares, “This year is a very special Diwali for me as it’s the first one with my husband Gautam. We plan to spend the day together with our families and my children and visit some close friends over the weekend to enjoy the festivities too, and to bring in this exciting new year. Like every year, we will do our office and home Diwali puja and then prepare a yummy home-cooked meal, which consists of seven vegetables and a sweet dish.”
Shama Sikander and James Milliron
Shama Sikander says, she will likely be celebrating the competition in Delhi with very shut family and friends. “I’d love to show James how Diwali celebrations in Delhi looks like. Plan toh abhi yahi hai, ki every friend has invited us to their homes, and they host huge parties so I’m wondering if I even have clothes to wear for Delhi. Because Delhi ke kapde alag hii hote hain bhai. Also, I am excited to dress up nicely for Diwali after two years of Covid and use all that I shopped before the lockdown.” Shama additionally talks about how she needs her in-laws to witness the Indian means of celebrating a competition, however it received’t be doable this yr as James’ father has some well being points. “They’re quite old and they don’t travel much. But yes, I would love for them to come someday and see all these festivities. I am sure they will love it because in America, other than Christmas, no other festival is celebrated on such a grand scale.”