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What the Heck is Holi?

You ask any Americans. Ninety-five percent never heard of Holi, the Festival of Colors. Just like the same way most of them never heard of...

In Defense of Hinduism

Not that anybody truly cares, and life goes on without thinking much about anything, anymore. Yet, a sudden outburst of emotion happens deep inside, perhaps...

The Dark Side of Diwali

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is here. And India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and people from those countries living in other parts of the globe are celebrating...

Celebrate Diwali in America

A SINCERE PROPOSAL. No, not to big politicians or big media. They are too busy, and their priorities are too different. I am making this humble...

How I Celebrated Diwali This Year in America

No, I did not celebrate Diwali this year in America in a significantly different way from the other years. No, I did not celebrate it with...

Most Beautiful Memories

Where I Grew Up...   Today, my doctor asked me to think of some of my most beautiful memories. He said they would help me relax, and...

This Diwali Night, A Bengali Short Story

Last year, on this Diwali night, I wrote a reminiscence from my beautiful days in Calcutta -- with memories of my childhood friends, firecrackers,...

To One Who Has Been Long In Pity Tent…

"To one who has been long in City Pent..." Obviously, I'm stealing from Keats. Obviously, it's a bad steal. Tonight is Diwali night. For those who...

Durga Puja? That’s Great! What is It?

-1- So, a couple of days ago, I had a chat with my friends and colleagues here in New York. It went something like this. Me:...