Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Desi ya Pardesi?

31st October 2005, 8:00 A.M EST

Most Indians waiting along with me at th Metro Park station for the 8:09 NJ Transit to NY were busy exchanging Halloween greetings.

1st November 2005, 8:00 A.M EST

24 hours later those very Indians were discussing the costumes their kids wore for Halloween and the candies they collected. The fact that it was November 1st seemed to have got lost somewhere amongst all the pumpkins and witches of Halloween…

While the conversations on Halloween continued, millions of Indians thousands of miles away were celebrating what is probably the most popular festival of India

For the first time ever I hesitated to wish a fellow Indian on Diwali

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