Diwali 2012

Citizen Style: What Do People Wear During Diwali?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Style

Lights, camera, sarees? In November, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains (as well as many others) take the month to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. T...

Why This Feminist Atheist Still Celebrates Diwali

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Living
Supriya Dwivedi

I began to question religion at a very young age. I suppose my early interest in science and constant observations of the mistreatment of women in Hinduism and Indian culture played a large role. Thankfully, I was raised by an intelligent, progressive woman who welcomed and encouraged my critical thought. Even as I started to question religion in general and mine in particular, I continued to celebrate Diwali. It seems to be the one day of the year where the whole country puts aside its trivial differences, lights up, and celebrates together as one. That's a holiday that even the most crotchety atheists, this one included, can celebrate.

Happy Diwali! How Many Calories Are In This Indian Sweet?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living

Chances are, your first experience with an Indian dessert was tasting a lot of deep-fried flour and sugar. November 13 is Diwali, the Hindu festiva...