Monday, October 23, 2006

From light to wealth

Diwali has just gone by. I really don’t know when a festival that celebrates good over evil --- symbolised by the return of Rama and Sita after their 14-year-long vanvaas or the killing of Narakasura by Satyabhama (Krishan’s wife) --- turned into a festivity of wealth. When for instance, in Hindu homes, Rama and Sita got replaced by Lakshmi; the dharma of justice and righteousness, replaced by the dharma of money.

Opinion in The Indian Express, October 23, 2006

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