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One Chance. Speak Up. Put Up.

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If Trump and Clinton’s messy battle has taught me anything, it’s that in America, you really can do what you want and find like minded individuals to help enable you to do so. The land of opportunity is also the land of the great gamble. So, we must find that crazy animal within us and find the courage to put up every single day. If there is something we stand for, we must work. If there is something we want, we must work. And if we want to make a difference, we must work, work, werk it. 

Here’s to personal greatness & collective greatness, without the hatefulness. ❤ Shilpa

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Of Sugar & Light: The Year When Diwali Led Halloween

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Diwali may actually be the direct opposite of Halloween. And yet, here are these two festivals, being celebrated within a day of each other in 2016. The light and the dark. The good and the supposed evil. As Hindus around the world light the world with diyas and pray for prosperity, graveyards pop up on the front yards of the western world. As spiderwebs are cleared to make way for clarity in Indian homes, fake cobwebs are places over wooden door trims and corners in America . But there is one thing in common…

Sugar!

Whether it be in the form of candy or pedas, sugar is the high that makes everyone feel happy, and both traditions make it a point of exchanging lots of it! So have something sweet and be merry. After all, a festival is merely a means for communicating with the people who matter to us, whether it be in costume or in spanking new gold jewelry. Happy Diwali & Happy Halloween! May you conquer evil, find joy, revel in prosperity and enjoy a decadent meal with the people you love…<3 Shilpa

 

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