I've been talking too much. Here are some pictures of Diwali. First, lights, and I should mention that all the photos that look good were taken by Gaurav, a quite skilled photographer:
Lighting the diyas (mini oil lamps) around the house and balcony
Some lights around the neighborhood
Gaurav insisted on getting this photo. Expecto patronus!
A bunch of neighbors. Hemant on the right.
Me and Gaurav, as I was leaving.
I meant to get a photo of us all, but Hemant and his mother were napping as we left. I'll be back in December. Now I'm in pleasant vacation town Nainital, and getting here was a bit of an adventure, including successfully running to catch a train, almost getting invited to someone's party, listening to music because I was just too worn out from socializing, and sleeping in the nut low of hotels in Haldwani. But I'm here, no worries, and will hang out today before heading to my friend Victoria's school tomorrow!