Across cultures and around the world, the month of November plays host to a plethora of festivals, holidays, and family gatherings. Next week will be a shortened one at KAIS as we take some time to reflect and give thanks. This heartwarming NYT article invites you into the home of Pooja Makhijani for the celebration of Diwali—a Hindu festival celebrating light. Here is a tidbit from that article:
“The symbolism of Diwali—the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair—continues to resonate, and seems particularly salient this year … The imagery of light and dark isn’t unique to Diwali; such dualities exist across literatures, cultures, and faiths, and it can be uplifting to celebrate that shared humanity during this time.”
The rest of the article will take you about 5 minutes to read. If you’re looking for an optimistic perspective to carry you into your weekend, it’s well worth the time.

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