Sree Sreenivasan’s Annual Diwali Open House

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On Sunday, WNBC tech reporter and Columbia J-School’s Prof. Sree Sreenivasan and his wife Roopa threw their annual Diwali open house. Writes David Patrick Columbia on NYSocialDiary:

”A beautiful autumn Sunday in New York. JH and I went over to the West Side apartment of Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, the Dean of Students at Columbia School of Journalism, and his wife Roopa. We were guests of a mutual friend, one Pranay Gupte, the international journalist who arranged our trip to Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago. Yesterday was the celebration of Diwali, the beginning of the Indian New Year, and the Sreenivasans put out a buffet of delicious Indian dishes.”

According to the BBC: ”Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia, and is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus … The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance, although the actual legends that go with the festival are different in different parts of India.”

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