Festive: Diwali Delights

Festive: Diwali Delights

Do your festivals like Navratri, Diwali, Dussehra, Gudi Padwa, Durga Puja, and others come and go while you are stuck in your American workdays? Do you reminiscing about good times in India where the whole of your world would be on vacation for the festive season? Indian festivals can be meaningful in our adopted homeland if we go to community events, meet friends and family, and keep traditions alive, despite our work and neighborhoods being largely unaware of our festive calendar.
A FESTIVAL BONANZA: Well, we’re doing our part to kick-start the holiday mood! Here are touching narratives, thought-provoking perspectives, memories of holiday trips, fiction, food, and art—all surrounding the coming festivities. Happy Diwali and good wishes for many other fall festivals!
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