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DIWALI

INDIA TODAY INTERNATIONAL, OCT 27, 2003

Meera Gandhi

"Being so far from home, I have always thought that in addition to celebrating Diwali in New York, we must continue to share this festival with our American friends. As Indians in New York, the onus is on us to teach the meaning of Diwali to our future generations. After my children perform the Diwali puja in school, we take them out for dinner and light candles on the porch of our home all night. We do the puja, eat mithai and the beauti~ ful meaning of Diwali comes sparkling through."