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Happy Diwali to all of you!!!

by showme1946 / October 20, 2006 4:54 AM PDT

Its 21st October here in India, and today is Diwali the festival of lights And id like to wish all of you a very Happy Diwali
For people who don't know what it is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

And today is also the Hindu New Year Like to wish all those Indian's and Hindus and even Non-Hindus and Non-Indians a HAPPY DIWALI AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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hooray!!
by robstak / October 20, 2006 5:16 AM PDT

When I was in undergrad we had a Diwali festival every year with dancing and comedy skits, good food, etc. I haven't thought about it since until I read this post, but great times!

-karl

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(NT) (NT) Thats kool ...gr8 times for me 2....
by showme1946 / October 20, 2006 4:46 PM PDT
In reply to: hooray!!
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Happy Diwali to you
by shantanubala / October 20, 2006 6:56 AM PDT

Although it isn't tomorrow (yet) for me, I'll be celebrating it as well.

It's nice to see another Indian on this message board. We're going to a party (usually last all night) tomorrow. What are they doing in India right now? I can only imagine the amount of celebration.

-Shantanu

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njoy!
by showme1946 / October 20, 2006 4:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Happy Diwali to you

In India its like hell, fireworks all over the place and every1 is partying ... bye

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(NT) (NT) and to you too
by wizardjs / October 20, 2006 12:42 PM PDT
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To Shimody
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 21, 2006 6:14 AM PDT

Sorry m8, but I've removed your post.

Your Happy Diwali is well received, and your advice to wish any call center operators a happy new year is good advice, but you then spoilt it by linking to your own personal site.

My apologies, but that's not allowed in these forums.

Please contact me through my profile email if you want to discuss this.

Regards,

Mark

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THX...
by shawnlin / October 23, 2006 4:38 AM PDT
In reply to: To Shimody

no biggie, thanks for the clarrification.

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Thanks!
by navsimpson / October 21, 2006 11:36 AM PDT

Back at ya'! Happy Here, my fam *cough* got some Indian take-out - nothing says special occasion like greasy food in polystyrene containers Grin

Hope it's a great one for all...

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'06 or '07?
by RoboticUAV / October 23, 2006 8:29 AM PDT

So will it be 2006 or 2007 in the Indian New Year? Or do they have a totally different number or name?

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Hindu Calender...
by shawnlin / October 23, 2006 8:35 AM PDT
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Yes I knew that the Hindu civilisation
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 23, 2006 6:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Hindu Calender...

was older than the western, but I didn't realise it was so much older. We seem to forget in the West that there are many civilisations older and wiser than we are.

A very interesting fact, that is.

Mark

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Depends on which calendar you use. This applet....
by Owyn / October 23, 2006 9:21 AM PDT
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OK
by RoboticUAV / October 24, 2006 2:39 AM PDT
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Thanks for the links! Nice info.

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Mod - can you clarrify the posting of websites?...
by shawnlin / October 24, 2006 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: OK

my website does have my resume, and a link to personal/academic projects that I have personal interest in. is that okay? what are the guidelines on posting a personal or professional website to just inform folks?...

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Gone!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 24, 2006 5:55 AM PDT

I'm really sorry Shalin but I've removed your post again. I explained in reply to your email.

Your post wasn't in reply to someone else, it wasn't relevant to any questions being asked. If you want to include your web site address in your bio in your profile, feel free to do so, and refer to that if necessary.

But not in posts unless it is relevant.

Mark

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Does that mean we are having a BBQ?
by Dirty Pirate / October 24, 2006 6:07 AM PDT

Give me a steak... medium rare Wink

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by shawnlin / October 24, 2006 6:13 AM PDT

there are celebrations during Diwali, but I'd stay away from steak considering it's probably the ultimate "no-no" food in the Hindu diet.

But I'll play along - do you want your steak somewhat or completely marinated in extra-spicy-curry-etc.? Wink

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