Festive Season

So we’re reaching the peak of the Festive Season here in India, or so it seems.  It’s Diwali just now (aka Deepavali) — a national holiday.  Probably the biggest festival for Hindus, and celebrated by Sikhs and Jains as well. Buildings are festooned with rope-lights, fancy goods shops are bursting with lanterns, and street vendors are selling huge mounds of the tiny ceramic diyas (oil lamps) which are so symbolic of the festival, and which give it its name.  Meanwhile, the […]