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    Happy Diwali

    by Rumbold on 17th October, 2009 at 5:26 AM    

    Pickled Politics would like to wish all of our Sikh and Hindu readers a happy Diwali.

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    1. chairwoman — on 17th October, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

      From me too!

    2. Raven — on 17th October, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

      Hope those celebrating having a great day and weekend. Great Golden Temple photo, btw. I’m off to my mum’s in west London.

    3. Amrit — on 17th October, 2009 at 12:44 PM  

      Happy Diwali to all!

    4. Wyrdtimes — on 17th October, 2009 at 1:09 PM  

      Happy memories of being in India for Diwali a few years ago - very wild and enchanted night.

      Happy Diwali.

    5. sarah — on 17th October, 2009 at 2:41 PM  

      Happy Diwali!

    6. persephone — on 17th October, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

      Happy Diwali

      Its also apposite, given the nature of the posts this week, to remember that Diwali is to celebrate enlightenment (from a position of ignorance) and the triumph of good over evil.

    7. sabinaahmed — on 17th October, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

      A happy Diwali to Sunny, and all my good wishes to all of you here, I do read these pages regularly and enjoy them.Keep it please.

    8. Adnan — on 17th October, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

      Happy Diwali folks!

    9. douglas clark — on 18th October, 2009 at 1:42 AM  

      Me also!

    10. Sunny — on 18th October, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

      happy diwali!

    11. qidniz — on 18th October, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

      Any chance of the greenwashing hypocrite who deleted my comment ‘fessing up?

      Probably not.

    12. Don — on 18th October, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

      …the triumph of good over evil.

      Well, I’m all for that. Happy Diwali.

    13. George — on 18th October, 2009 at 5:56 PM  

      Happy Divali!
      But honestly I am not sure what they are celebrating. On the one hand, it is invoking goddess blessings to make more money. (Is that what gods are for?) In preparation for this, the traders are supposed to open new account books except this time they have graduated to laptops. Then there are the cholestral-laden sweets made of ghee, condensed milk and the like and distributed all round. A health hazard perhaps.

      But the grand theme is allegedly about “the triumph of good over evil”. Could someone elaborate how this is applicable in today’s world of South Asia mired in scams and corruption?

      Even poor Obama was roped into the occasion by Indian Americans, and he obliged with the same well-worn phrase “the triumph of good over evil”, adding “while this is a time of rejoicing, it’s also a time for reflection, when we remember those who are less fortunate and renew our commitment to reach out to those in need.”

    14. Sunny — on 18th October, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

      Oh I deleted it qidniz - and I did it because you’re a troll who soils threads.

    15. qidniz — on 18th October, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

      Oh I deleted it qidniz – and I did it because you’re a troll who soils threads.

      I have some bad news for your ego. A certain community doesn’t need you to protect them, or their feelings. Even if you figure out which way is 21.4225N 39.9261E and diligently practice the zemnoy poklon, you will still come across as a Useful Idiot.


    16. Shamit — on 18th October, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

      Happy diwali To Everyone - though I am a day late.

    17. Jai — on 18th October, 2009 at 10:20 PM  

      Happy Diwali everyone.

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