"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Festival Of Light

Yesterday was the Indian festival of Diwali,
when Hindus celebrate the eventual triumph of light over forces of darkness.
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Happy Diwali!
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Picture of a young girl lighting Diwali lamps outside the Hindu temple in Fort Cochin.

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2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Happy Diwali to you too! We ate in a restaurant last evening where the chefs are all Indian, the food was wonderful and 80% of the clientèle were Indian too, a magical evening.

    October 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    • Congratulations. You celebrated Diwali in style!
      Wandering through the Hindu quarter of Fort Cochin last night, where so many of the houses were lit with clusters of Diwali oil-lamps, while entire families were standing outside with spluttering sparklers and small fireworks, was really magical too…

      October 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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