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Diwali

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  • Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets

    Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets
    Priya DasSarma's childhood memories of celebrating Diwali in India are bright and happy, filled with firecrackers, lanterns and many, many sweets. The Ellicott City resident's family moved around when she was a child, bouncing between India, Europe...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Siddharth'

    A father's slow-dawning despair over his helplessness in the wake of his son's disappearance is movingly handled in Richie Mehta's engrossing, multi-layered "Siddharth." As with his debut, "Amal," the Canadian-born Mehta proves that diasporan directors...
  • Diwali, when L.A. lights up with Indian sweets and snacks

    Diwali, when L.A. lights up with Indian sweets and snacks
    Thousands of shimmering lanterns illuminate India's towns and villages in an otherworldly glow on Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Hindu households set out rows of diya, small clay lamps, to create a symbolic path for Lord Rama on his legendary...
  • Diwali events around L.A.

    Diwali events around L.A.
    Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, is the culture's most lavishly celebrated holiday. Rather like Christmas and New Year's Eve rolled into one, the five-day fete is filled with parties, street festivals, fireworks, gift giving — and oh, yes,...
  • Vegan Indian Cooking -Celebrating Diwali with Chef Anupy Singla

    Vegan Indian Cooking -Celebrating Diwali with Chef Anupy Singla
    WGN/ CLTV reporter turned chef, turned author Anupy Singla is back at the WGN studios to share a recipe from her new book, "Vegan Indian Cooking." Meet Anupy and hear some more secrets for easy Indian cooking at home Friday, October 19th, 5pm at the...
  • Obama: Happy Hanukkah, and you can Photoshop my lip for the picture

     
    Hanukkah reception highlights White house evening for Barack and Michelle Obama...
  • Obama lights the National Christmas Tree, says 'Merry Christmas' three times

     
    National Christmas lit by the Obama family....
  • What Obama said about Richard Holbrooke just before learning of the diplomat's death (Updated)

     
    Democrat president praises veteran special envoy at another holiday party not knowing Holbrooke was nearing death....
  • Ticket Replay: VP Biden meets on government transparency. But that meeting is closed

     
    Joe Biden update: Transparency turns out to be a sometime thing in Washington these days....
  • Songs of Good Cheer essay contest entries

     
    The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......
  • Eccentrics, dreamers and seekers flock to Crestone, Colo.

    Eccentrics, dreamers and seekers flock to Crestone, Colo.
    For thousands of years, the high, arid San Luis Valley has spawned tales of the strange and the fantastic. Native Americans called it the Bloodless Valley, setting aside their weapons as they made vision quests up sacred Blanca Peak, the great sentinel...