A Diwali Carol Playlist

It’s time to clean everything, go shopping, and eat until you explode. As I mentioned last year, I don’t know that much about Diwali. I do know there aren’t enough Diwali carols, or really any.

Thanks to East India Comedy, we have some suggestions.

If those didn’t give you enough of a creative starting point for some Diwali carols, I’ve managed to find some Bollywood hits (being real generous with that word) about the holiday spirit.

“Shehar Ki Pariyon” – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

For those of you who love bright vests on Aamir Khan.

“Aai Ab K Saal Diwali” – Haqeeqat (1964)

For grandma, who just wants to listen to some nice old songs from her youth.

“Kaise Diwali Manaye Lala” – Paigham (1959)

For grandma, who just wants to listen to some nice old songs from her youth and laugh a lot.

“Aayee Hai Diwali” – Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2001)

For people who were fans of Govinda, for whatever reason.

“Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

For people who love big blockbusters and dramatic Shah Rukh Khan entrances.

“Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai” – Mohabbatein (2000)

For everyone who has 10 minutes to spare (for this very long movie clip) and really likes dramatic Shah Rukh Khan entrances.

“Happy Diwali” – Home Delivery (2005)

For bloggers who have never heard of this movie, but are thankful for very obvious titles that appear in quick Google searches.

Happy Diwali everyone!

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

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