A young second generation Indian in the US was asked by his mother to explain the significance of 'Diwali' to his younger brother, this is how he went about it...
'So, like this dude had, like, a big cool kingdom and people liked him. But, like, his step-mom, or something, was kinda b***h, and she forced her husband to, like, send this cool-dude, he was Ram, to some national forest or something... Since he was going, for like, something like more than 10 years or so.. he decided to get his chick (Sita) and his bro (Laxman) along... you know...so that they could all chill out together.
But Dude, the forest was real scary sh*t... really man...they had monkeys and devils and sh*t like that. But this dude, Ram, kicked with darts and bows and arrows... so it was fine.
But then some bad gangsta boys, some jerk called Ravan, picks up his babe (Sita) and lures her away to his hood. And boy was our man, and also his bro, Laxman, pissed..... all the gods were with him... So anyways, you don't mess with gods. So, Ram, and his bro get an army of monkeys. Dude, don't ask me how they trained the damn monkeys... just go along with me, ok...so it was like..., Ram, Lax and their monkeys whip this gangsta's ass in his own hood.
Anyways, by this time, their time's up in the forest...and anyways...it gets kind of boring, you know... no TV or malls or sh*t like that. So, they decided to hitch a ride back home...and when the people realize that our dude, his bro and the wife are back home... they thought, well, you know, at least they deserve something nice... and they didn't have any bars or clubs in those days... so they couldn't take them out for a drink, so they, like, decided to smoke and sh*t...and since they also had some lamps, they lit the lamps also... so it was pretty cool thing...you know with all those fireworks n stuff...
Really, they even had some local band play along with the fireworks... and you know, what, dude, that was the very first, no kidding.., that was the very first music-synchronized fireworks... you know, like the 4th of July stuff, but just, more cooler and stuff, you know. And, so dude, that was how, like, this festival started.'
Note: This write-up is just for humor. It's not to hurt anyone or any religious sentiments. Please don't take it personally.