It was my first diwali after wedding. Actually, it was the first diwali I ever celebrated in my life. Diwali in Kerala is very different from what you can see in other parts of India. In other words, it is almost non-existant in Kerala.
The Diwali in Bangalore was surprizingly delightful with lots of decorative lightings and not to mention the array of crackers, right from sparklers to rockets. I was amazed at the amount of money people spend on fire works.
We had lot of fun bursting crackers. And I am glad that we didn't buy any noise making bombs, which I feel is the only bad aspect of Diwali.