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Showing posts from October 21, 2006

Orkut joins in Diwali

Orkut, google’s online community, has joined in the Diwali celebration. The logo has a festive look but not the traditional Indian look. Instead of diyas it’s the lamps.

No Problem… another instance of the Indian festival of light going global. (link)

A Book of Hindu Deities for Children

“The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow” this is the title of a children’s book written by Sanjay Patel, an animator at Pixar studios. The book explores the various Hindu deities for the children with the help of some wonderful and colorful illustrations. Sanjay Patel to Orlando Sentinel: "I really wanted something an Asian kid like me, growing up in L.A., could be proud of," says Patel, 32. "Something that wouldn't offend their parents, and that they could share with their non-Indian friends."“The book consists of more than 50 deities, demigods, avatars, mythical planets and epic characters, each with its own caricature and a page of simple text. There are also blessings, a creation narrative and a glossary.” (link)