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Lighting the Diwali Lamps  
   

Lighting the Diwali Lamps

My daughter inlaw and my wife (left to right) preparing to place the lamps, fueled by oil, at the main door as well as in every room. Joint families are a common sight in India. Just so you know, my mother also lives with us... that makes 3 generations of inlaws!
Karla & Lavasa, Pune: Two half-days & some Diwali sparklers

October 22nd 2009
It was Diwali time in India. Time to please the Goddess of wealth & prosperity; time to pay respects to the elders; time to welcome business New Year, time to feast; time to cheer with friends & relatives and the time to take a break. For my friends who are unaware, I have a brief description of Diwali - the festival of lights - as a foot note. Since schools are closed for a couple of weeks, fam ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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