When his in-laws showed him the true soul of Diwali
But it's our first Diwali. Her usually mellow tone altered. The conversation ended with me booking premium priced air tickets to India. Actually, I wasn't too keen. For starters, I grew up outside India. Second, being from Kerala, we didn't celebrate it with as much pomp and splendour as we did Onam or Vishu. Besides, my wife is from a rather conservative Tam-Bram family in Chennai. I was not a Tam-Bram, and therefore unfamiliar with their customs and rituals.