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'Go Shopping' with stars this Diwali...

Diwali and Shopping is synonymous to each other. We love giving and getting gifts. Let's see what our favorite telly stars are buying this season to gift away to their near and dear ones..

Published: Sunday,Oct 26, 2008 16:10 PM GMT-06:00
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Diwali is the most celebrated and largest gift giving festival in . The tradition of exchanging gifts and shopping enormously is quite prominent as Diwali is associated with prosperity. Earlier people used to exchange homemade sweets, farm produce or decorative prepared at home. This tradition of shopping and exchanging gifts has been harnessed by marketers in recent times.  You will get to see various marketing strategies at its best around Diwali with free gifts, to slashing of prices for every other commodity. Manufacturers launch their products or announce attractive schemes to lure the people during Diwali. The most popular gift items of recent times are electronic gadgets, artifacts, jewellery, wrist watches, chocolates etc.

 
 
 
 

Our Stars are not far behind either, as even they shop till they drop! Let's see what gifts they are planning to give and how much they believe in spending on gifts…

Ronit Roy:
Gifts that you have planned to give away this Diwali: That's basically my wife's department. But we have been busy selecting gifts for past few days. We have various varieties of sweets planned as of now. Are you  a Compulsive or a Smart Buyer: Right now, I am a forced buyer with the Sensex dropping very badly. The whole scenario in itself is very bad. But the show must go on and we need to celebrate Diwali. So here I go.

Any Memorable Gift you have got on Diwali: Nothing like that I can recollect.

Advice you would like to give on this Diwali on selecting gifts : Well, that depends on the individual's personal taste. But I would say, go by your budget and have a safe Diwali.

 

Akangsha Rawat:
Gifts that you have planned to give away this Diwali: I'm planning to give chocolates to my dear ones. I have some friends who are wine lovers, so wine bottles for them will be a good gift.

Are you a Compulsive or a Smart Buyer: I'm very much a compulsive buyer and have been shopping since two days for Diwali.

Any Memorable Gift you have got on Diwali: The gift that I receive every year from my parents is very memorable to me. They know I love to buy clothes and every year they gift me with some beautiful designs.

Advice you would like to give on this Diwali on selecting gifts : Try something new and  experiment wisely with various stuffs,  like I'm planning to do, gifting wine and chocolates.

 

Neetha Shetty:
Gifts that you have planned to give away this Diwali: Sweets or something that can be useful in day to day life like sari's or jewellery.

Are you  a Compulsive  or a Smart Buyer: I'm a smart buyer when it comes to gold as it's an investment that needs you to think smartly. Other wise I'm a compulsive buyer.

Any Memorable Gift you have got on Diwali: Last Diwali my hubby gifted me a platinum solitaire diamond ring which is the most memorable gift for me.

Advice you would like to give on this Diwali on selecting gifts : Gifts should be the one which people can use. They should cherish your gift and the memory too.

 

Arjun Bijlani:
Gifts that you have planned to give away this Diwali: I gifted mom a gold ring.

Are you  a Compulsive or a Smart Buyer: Both, as I see to it that whatever I pick up, I should use them to full extent.

Any Memorable Gift you have got on Diwali: I remember when I was in college, my dad gifted me a fancy watch which is the most memorable gift for me.

Advice you would like to give on this Diwali on selecting gifts : Buy something that can be put in use. Its need not necessarily be materialistic, but something that is memorable.

 

Amit Dolawat:
Gifts that you have planned to give away this Diwali:  Well nothing special, because I have recently bought a new house, so just busy getting things for it.

Are you  a Compulsive  or a Smart Buyer:  I'm a smart buyer as I buy that stuff which I feel is necessary. I don't go for unnecessary shopping.

Any Memorable Gift you have got on Diwali: Once my dad gifted me a watch that he had bought from . It was very expensive and I use to wear it only at occasions.

Advice you would like to give on this Diwali on selecting gifts : Go for sweets and avoid bursting crackers

 

Rucha Gujarati:
Gifts that you have planned to give away this Diwali:  I'm planning to gift some chocolates this Diwali.

Are you  a Compulsive  or a Smart Buyer:  I'm a smart buyer as I invest money in a smart way depending upon the needs.

Any Memorable Gift you have got on Diwali: I keep getting sweets, but once a person had sent me a pooja ki thali which was very sweet and the most memorable gift I could expect on Diwali.

Advice you would like to give on this Diwali on selecting gifts for your near and dear ones: Go for sweets and spread the same sweetness with your near and dear ones.

 

Dhanteras marks the first day of the five-day-long Diwali Festival. In the word Dhanteras, "Dhan" stands for Wealth. On Dhanteras Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. So Go Shopping and three fold your "Dhan" .

Happy Dhanteras to all the Readers of Tellybuzz!

 
Concept and Author: Nishtha
Reporter: Rachana Trivedi, Srividya Rajesh
Banners and Pictures: Shagun

 
 


Ronit Roy Akangsha Rawat Sachdev Arjun Bijlani Amit Dolawat


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annie07
annie07 11 years ago Arjun u are a rockstar, hope u can give many more gifts to ur mom...
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Sid4TeamCanada
Sid4TeamCanada 13 years ago arjun sooo cuteee he gifted his mom a gold ring AWWWWWWW!!! :D
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~*puja*~
~*puja*~ 13 years ago Thanks.... Happy Diwali to everyone!
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ruky786
ruky786 13 years ago im not indian but happy diwali to all of u
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l0vey
l0vey 13 years ago wow, i didn't know people actually gave gifts on Diwali. we only give sweets. haha.
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Melissa
Melissa 13 years ago Happy Diwali everyone..........Well said by ronit and Arjun
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JasminBhasinFan
JasminBhasinFan 13 years ago Thanks a lot for sharing. Wish u all a happy Diwali!!!
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Howlarious
Howlarious 13 years ago Wowww brilliant article...I'm liking the concept =)

and I like the banner by Shagun haha...awesome colourssssss :D
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AmanaR
AmanaR 13 years ago thanks for sharing
happy diwali everyone
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Badtameez_Dil
Badtameez_Dil 13 years ago nice article

happy dhanteras & happy diwali 2 all of u
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