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Old 10-16-2009, 08:01 PM
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Wish you & your family a very very happy, healthy, recession free and prosperous Deepawali !!!

Sorry IV-ians -Story deleted due to bad comments.

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Wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali.

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Happy Diwali to all.
Here is the Diwali story as told in 21st Century in US by Indians.
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A young second generation Indian in the US was asked by his mother to explain the significance of "Diwali" to his younger brother, this is how he went about it...
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" So, like this dude had, like, a big cool kingdom and people liked him. But, like, his step-mom, or something, was kind of a bitch, and she forced her husband to, like, send this cool-dude, he was Ram, to some national forest or something... . Since he was going, for like, something like more than 10 years or so.... he decided to get his wife and his bro along... you know...so that they could all chill out together. But Dude, the forest was reeeeal scary shit... really man...they had monkeys and devil s and shit like that. But this dude, Ram, kicked with darts and bows and arrows... so it was fine.
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But then some bad gangsta boys, some jerk called Ravan, picks up his babe (Sita) and lures her away to his hood. And boy, was our man, and also his bro, Laxman, pissed... all the gods were with him... So anyways, you don't mess with gods. So, Ram, and his bro get an army of monkeys... Dude, don't ask me how they trained the damn monkeys... just go along with me, ok...
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So, Ram, Lax and their monkeys whip this gangsta's ass in his own hood.... Anyways, by this time, their time's up in the forest... and anyways... it gets kinda boring, you know... no TV or malls or shit like that. So,they deci ded to hitch a ride back home... and when the people realize that our dude, his bro and the wife are back home... they thought, well, you know, at least they deserve something nice... and they didn't have any bars or clubs in those days... so they couldn't take them out for a drink, so they, like, decided to smoke and shit... and since they also had some lamps, they lit the lamps also...so it was pretty cooool... you know with all those fireworks... . Really, they even had some local band play along with the fireworks... and you know, what, dude, that was the very first, no kidding.., thatwas the very first music-synchronized fireworks... you know, like the 4th of July stuff, but just, more cooler and stuff, you know. And, so dude,
that was how, like, this festival started."
Sentiments aside, at least you could have got the story right. That is not why Diwali is celebrated. So, may be get the story correctly before even trying jokes.
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Sentiments aside, at least you could have got the story right. That is not why Diwali is celebrated. So, may be get the story correctly before even trying jokes.
raajan, You may not know but, that is exactly why Diwali is celebrated in the whole North India. I know the whole south India celebrates Deepawali to mark the victory of Lord Krishna. The amazing thing is very few South Indians know why North celebrates and vice versa :-)
Even i didn't know about this until i came to US :-)

in my earlier job my boss (panjabi) asked couple of our team members to write a brief note on the story behind Diwali. a north colleague and a south colleague wrote their own versions. my manager is now confused :-) that's how all of us came to know about both versions. :-)

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Dont engage in such Cliche mentality,tell the significance of the festival, I dont understand most of the Indian Parents are engaged in propogating such a behavior in kids. Instill strong character,values and traditions in your kids.Not this kind of half baked crap.
Happy Deepavali to all.
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Default Wish you all a Very Happy Diwali

A message from President Obama too.

The White House - Blog Post - Diwali Wishes From President Obama
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Words have power as words which touch hearts win masses. Hearing these from Obama's mouth really give a good feeling. I know you will all agree. Watch the video....

Happy Diwali to all
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Dont engage in such Cliche mentality,tell the significance of the festival, I dont understand most of the Indian Parents are engaged in propogating such a behavior in kids. Instill strong character,values and traditions in your kids.Not this kind of half baked crap.
Happy Deepavali to all.
Agree with you on that. We don't need a customized boilerplate narrative version of an important event for immigrants of Indian origin/ethnicity.

Happy Diwali to all immigrants for whom it has significance.
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who cares...... well..... 'ignorant' 'inward looking' 'large ego' 'nothing to ask' 'nothing to do' desi care.....

what difference does it make if google has an icon or wh/obama send a message on dewali...... its only symbolism..... not a cent more...... few jerks will claim "victory" for getting wh lights..... but does it help even a single soul with his/her problems...... absolutely not..... so don't tell me that google icon of dewali or lights in wh has any relevance..... this topic is for those who have no real issue to talk and no real problem in life...... but are simply busy stroking their own inward looking large egos....... anybody disagree? ...... guess not.....
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