New Delhi. In a bid to leave all their neighbours behind and grab maximum eyeballs this Diwali, a family from Paschim Vihar in West Delhi region of the capital
deafened stunned everybody by buying low intensity RDX explosives as a part of their cracker purchase for the festival.
The family has reportedly bought these explosives through
bribing auction held by Delhi Police who had itself seized them by raiding terrorist hideouts recently.
The family intends to burst these explosives on Diwali day to create maximum noise and impact and win back the lost glory and reestablish their status as the number one rich family of their region after a steep decline in their brand value over last few years.
Till sometime back the family had a strong foothold over entire colony as far as celebrating Diwali was concerned. People from far-off places came and watch them burst crackers. The family wasalso proud recipient of second highest number of warnings received for exceeding the sound limit in the country after Arnab Goswami. Not only this family had twice been arrested for breaking the decibel barrier and bursting eardrums of people in the vicinity.
But for the last 2 years Mr Manchanda, 54, head of the family had been living in depression as the family was beginning to lose its sheen with rise of many other families in the region giving them stiff competition for the number one place and beating them on both the occasions.
“Last time despite having a 15 km long ladi (which took them 1 week to lay on road), our neighbors outscored us by getting crackers from abroad that proved to be a bigger visual spectacle than ours,” Mr Manchanda explained their fall to our reporter.
“In the final analysis, sound from our crackers scared only 18 dogs and burst ear drums of only 9 people in neighbourhood. Further there were no complaints, warnings or arrests as well. People had started to look down upon me. And when I saw that I was losing respect in the eyes of even my maid, milkman, dhobi etc, I decided it was time to show these bas***s who’s the real daddy,” revealed Manchanda Sr as to what made him take this decision of purchasing RDX crackers.
“But I am sure this time Lord Shiva would be very pleased with our belief and efforts,” Manchanda said as matter of fact. Our reporter had to correct him that it was Lord Rama after whom the festival is celebrated.
Hearing this news, many neighbours of Manchanda Family who have been celebrating a comparatively modest Diwali have fled to safer places like UP and would return only after what they feel is the ‘madness of ostentatious and vulgar display of wealth’ has died down. “The
pseudo secular govt here would ensure that crackers are burnt in limit and a particular community doesn’t go overboard celebrating a festival,” said a neighbour on condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile not to be outdone, Malhotra family, neighbours of Manchanda family are in talks with US and Russian govt for a possible Nuke deal ever since someone disclosed Manchanda family’s plan to them.