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Diwali, the festival of lights is one of my favourite times of the year. The food prep, the gift prep, the pujas, the family parties and the mithai boxes can be so much fun but the gift-giving and parties can also keep things very busy!
The worldview based on salvific exclusivism and cosmic conflicts must be replaced by mutual cooperation and radical inclusion. It should not always be how we are oppressed by the world but what we can contribute to it. This necessitates addressing the supremacist tropes in our respective faiths.
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Diwali this year is on Oct. 30.
The combination of spices in curry powder can supply you with potent antioxidants. This mixture of spices can help improve your digestive system and improve the health of your gut. Adding curry powder to your diet will promote efficient food digestion and will increase the number of good bacteria in your bowels.
It's all about the sparkling eye this Diwali!
Diwali is a five day festival of light celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus and Jains around the world. It’s one of the most colourful and significant festivals in Indian culture taking place in family homes...
In India, the ancient festival of Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights, is undoubtedly its biggest and most important festival. With the desire to teach my young children my own Diwali traditions, we take a trek to our local Little India. Since sweets form such a central part of the celebrations, we spend a lot of time choosing them carefully.
"Spice Goddess" Bal Arneson was invited by Dairy Farmers of Canada to create recipes for Diwali, the Festival of Lights, featuring a blend of spices and Canadian cheeses.Most people have heard of the...
TORONTO - Ever since she was a little girl in India, "Spice Goddess" host Bal Arneson has loved celebrating the Festival of Lights, spending time with family and friends — and cooking up a storm."All...
Vancouver is set to light up in bright colours as city residents celebrate Diwali, the Indian "festival of lights". Festivities opened Tuesday with Diwali Fest (running until Nov.8) as Hindus, Jains a...
Sunday, November 3 is Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrating the philosophy of good conquering evil. Traditionally, Hindus remember the importance of Hindu God Rama coming home after being i...
Lights, camera, sarees? In November, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains (as well as many others) take the month to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. Though the holiday occurred on November 13, most peopl...
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.
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 festival of lights and an annual celebration of good conquer...
Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights," is a time-honoured Indian cultural festival. It is a tradition that conveys a universal message of hope and peace that transcends all borders and faiths. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring community together and to celebrate our diversity. It's one example of the many cultural celebrations available to Calgarians throughout the year and I am always thrilled when I participate, because I come away with such a feeling of pride and hope for our future.
If we really want to have a conversation about integration and the joyousness of diversity in the country, we should be discussing whether Canada, founded on the Judeo-Christian values of the English and French, is ready to consider introducing other religious days, such as Lunar New Year or Diwali, to the official roster of statutory days off.
Hundreds of people in B.C. are joining millions of South Asians around the world in celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights that honours the triumph of good over evil. Diwali is celebrated by Hindu...
OTTAWA - Stephen Harper says there's room to grow when it comes to trade and investment between Canada and India.The prime minister says the bond between the two countries is based on a common languag...
You may have noticed some of your South Asian friends lighting small tealights or cooking up traditional Indian sweets over the past few days. That's because it's Diwali -- the festival of lights and...