Dear Reader – I´d like to wish you all a very happy, special, and in this time of global financial uncertainty, prosperous Diwali!
Diwali is the festival of light and celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over dark and knowledge over ignorance.
Diwali festivities have been quite low-key here in McLeod Ganj. However, several buildings are adorned with fairy lights and fire crackers have been echoing around the valley sporadically, so the place sounds like guerilla insurgencies around Kabul.
Our friend S., an Indian colleague in Bogotá, has safely arrived into Delhi laden with my five packets of Juan Valdez Colombian coffee confiscated from the boxes we sent to India. They should be safely in my hands in the second week of November. The best Diwali present ever!