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Festive contrasts

I always find it amusing when Indians across different states and regions have found ways over the years to call the same festival by different names, yet celebrating them with similar pomp and splendor. Even more amusing is the fact that when these festivals are spelled in English, there are umpteen variations, which for some inexplicable reasons, the language pundits have conveniently ignored – till now.

So, no matter how you spell it as long as you have a way to spell it and no matter how you celebrate it, as long as you have a way to celebrate it, I wish you a Happy Deepavali/Happy Diwali, etc.