Festival Of Lights Underway In India

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in India to fireworks — and not the political or diplomatic kind. Rather, the kind used to celebrate a global religious holiday Diwali.

It's a five-day festival of lights, observed mostly by Hindus in south Asia and across the globe.

Host Michel Martin speaks to Sandip Roy, commentator and an editor with New America Media and host of its radio show "New America Now" on member station KALW in San Francisco, about the significance of the religious celebration.



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