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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.


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

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