Saturday, April 07, 2007

Holi Rangoli

I recently came to know about the Indian Students Association (ISA) at UVM. Someone told me about a party to celebrate Holi (The Hindu Festival of Colors) and I decided to attend. This party was held on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Billings Student Center.
I wasn't very impressed with this event for several reasons. As always, people arrived very late. This is typical of the East Indian culture but somehow it's still tolerated. Also, it wasn't well attended, and wasn't planned and organized to be successful event. You can take an Indian out of India but you can't take India out of an Indian. I Thank my lucky stars that I'm an Indian from Malaysia, so there is no India to take out of me!
On another note, I felt quite awkward at the party. I didn't seem to fit in with this group. I may be too Americanized for them. The funny thing is that, I'm too white to be with the Indians, and too brown to be with the Whites! Go figure!
Here are more pictures of this event on Flickr.

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