Happy Diwali EGers!

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  • Homer-Simpson 13 Nov 2004 02:31:41 1,543 posts
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    Diwali? Sorry, I'm so tired:)

    /again feels stupid for asking a simple question
  • Jetset_UK 13 Nov 2004 02:32:36 3,578 posts
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    I havnt a clue either.
  • Homer-Simpson 13 Nov 2004 02:40:49 1,543 posts
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    otto wrote:
    I can't believe you lot don't know about Diwali. That would be like an Indian not knowing about Christmas.

    ...and FeZZ... "eej"?? :D

    Edited by otto at 02:39:39 13-11-2004

    An Indian? Celebrating Christmas? Lol. Can I go now?
  • MetalDog 13 Nov 2004 02:46:35 24,076 posts
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    I haven't a clue either, but any festival that involved eating curry has /got/ to be good.

    Mine's a lamb tikka, mushroom rice and peshwari naan.

    Damn, now I'm hungry.
  • sam_spade 13 Nov 2004 07:09:14 15,745 posts
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    /explodes
  • Alastair 13 Nov 2004 10:00:29 24,403 posts
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    We had plenty of fireworks going off round here last night, and for the past few days. Is Divali always at this time of year, or is it fluke that it comes just after Guy Fawkes night?
    As I drove through Slough on the way home last night I saw a cloud of smoke and a police car. Got a bit closer and it was two or three guys standing round a giant roman candle that was going off on their garden wall! It did look rather impressive but somewhat unsafe as they were only about 2 metres from it. Presumably the police were just telling them to be careful...
  • Zeitgeist 13 Nov 2004 10:22:17 811 posts
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    You know otto, sometimes we are even brainwashed by the right wing media.

    I was under the impression that everyone knew what diwali was, because we forced it down their throat constantly, if you believed the right.
  • Zeitgeist 13 Nov 2004 10:24:19 811 posts
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    I think its always this time of year, which is why I made a post during Fawkes, about how come the indians always put on a much better fireworks display then Fawkes manages to provide.

    Last night my windows were alight with colour and my room reverberated with booms all night long.
  • Alastair 13 Nov 2004 10:27:17 24,403 posts
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    Zeitgeist wrote:
    Last night my windows were alight with colour and my room reverberated with booms all night long.

    Mine too. :o)
  • StixxUK 13 Nov 2004 12:27:47 8,459 posts
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    Is Diwali a Hindu thing or an Indian thing in general?
  • WoodenSpoon 13 Nov 2004 12:33:13 12,360 posts
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    Didn't people get taught about Diwali when they were in school?
  • timo180 13 Nov 2004 12:58:48 2,714 posts
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    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    Didn't people get taught about Diwali when they were in school?
    No, i don't think i've ever been taught about other world faiths.
  • WoodenSpoon 13 Nov 2004 13:53:23 12,360 posts
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    WOPR wrote:
    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    Didn't people get taught about Diwali when they were in school?
    Not in the 70s no.

    /Walking stick ;p

    timo180 wrote:
    No, i don't think i've ever been taught about other world faiths.

    Really?
  • Dynamize 13 Nov 2004 14:17:32 1,672 posts
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    Being a spry 22 year old I had the lessons on different religions.
    If I remember my primary school teachings Diwali's about a guy going off to get a bad guy, only the bad guy sneaks up to the good guy's house while he's away and tries to nick his wife or summat, but the canny wife lights some candles and wards the bad guy off or summat. That anywhere near the right track or am I remembering something else?
  • timo180 13 Nov 2004 14:21:19 2,714 posts
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    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    WOPR wrote:
    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    Didn't people get taught about Diwali when they were in school?
    Not in the 70s no.

    /Walking stick ;p

    timo180 wrote:
    No, i don't think i've ever been taught about other world faiths.

    Really?
    Yea, the only class were we would possibly do this is R.E but i don't know if it is on the syllabus.
  • matrim83 21 Oct 2006 08:01:19 5,712 posts
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    Massive bumpage. Have fun.
  • Dirtbox 21 Oct 2006 08:16:45 91,595 posts
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  • THFourteen 21 Oct 2006 12:17:11 53,839 posts
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    not late at all, i'm off to my parents house for a party in a couple of hours

    mmmm curryfest :D
  • Deleted user 21 October 2006 12:31:41
    Obviously no one bothered to click otto's link...

    ... and discover it doesn't work.

    here's diwali if anyone cares.

    /oh this was two yeqars ago.

    Edited by ZeroToHero at 12:32:06 21-10-2006
  • ilmaestro 21 Oct 2006 19:42:51 32,932 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I used to crew the boat when the Reading Hindu Temple hired it out every year to go up to Henley where there was a firework display. About 6 women would take over the galley and use it to heat up massive pre-made pots of curry and rice and make fresh chapatis that were to die for. Great day/evening out, if a bit bloody chilly.
    Why did they have Mexican food there?
  • THFourteen 21 Oct 2006 19:44:25 53,839 posts
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    effing starving

    half the guests haven't turned up yet so my mum won't let me eat food

    all i've had to eat today is a measly bacon sandwich!

    argh
  • Deleted user 21 October 2006 20:12:54
    I just ate scampi and chips. Happy diwali :/
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Probably a bit late for you lot but go out and have a curry to celebrate. We did!

    /burrrrp

    /lights candles

    Magical festival, I love it. :)
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Diwali. Now where's me fireworks?
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    I can't believe you lot don't know about Diwali. That would be like an Indian not knowing about Christmas.

    ...and FeZZ... "eej"?? :D

    Edited by otto at 02:39:39 13-11-2004
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Please do. Go.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    FeZZ wrote:
    I donnow, canadians say something alot, thought it sounded like "eej".
    Oh yeah, right, sorry, forgot you were Flemish there for a minute. That would be "ey?" on the end of every sentence. Yeah they do that.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    We had plenty of fireworks going off round here last night, and for the past few days. Is Divali always at this time of year, or is it fluke that it comes just after Guy Fawkes night?
    It's usually around this time of year. It's a bit like Easter in that it varies from year to year, but it's always around the end of October/beginning of November. We were in India for it last year - hilariously bonkers OTT fireworks everywhere. Not a sausage here last night sadly. The national gallery has a big Diwali Mela going on today though so we're up there later, then the Parliament has a Diwali pooja & reception on Tuesday so we'll be doing that.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Heheh, yeah that's about right. Rama (incarnation of Vishnu) and his brother Lakshman are out hunting, the demon Lanka goes to their house and nicks Rama's wife Sita. Rama is not a happy bunny, heads off for the demon's island home in (you guessed it) Sri Lanka, picks up the Monkey God Hanuman and his army en route, and knocks seven shades of shit out of the demon army before coming home with Sita in triumph. All the candles are put out to welcome the couple home.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    ilmaestro wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    Great day/evening out, if a bit bloody chilly.
    Why did they have Mexican food there?
    Ahahaha just got it. Genius! ;p
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