Prakash Singhala, a resident of Kandivli, does not mind long hours of work on Diwali day at the Asiatic store in the Churchgate.
He and his wife both work in the store are happy to be in south Mumbai.
The couple and their two children, 15 and 11 years of age, look forward to see fire works at Marine Drive and Chowpatty.
“Both our children like watching aerial crackers. We come here every year for the visual treat. After that, we have dinner nearby,” said Singhala.
Not all love watching fire works like Singhala. They escape to other places for a quiet Diwali.
Vilas Naik who works at the Indian Railways is one such person. “After work, we do puja and then leave for Alibaug. We have a place there and all the family members get together,” he said. For some others, the festival is all about shopping and travel.
“After the puja os over, there is nothing to be done. We are Jains and we don’t burst crackers. So my family and I are leaving for Singapore. We are planning to have a good time shopping and visiting places,” said Romil Shah, 16, a resident of Walkeshwar.