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  1. Westerners Try to Cash In on an Indian Holiday

    Bright, colorful powders and paints thrown into crowds that are said to mask humanities’ differences mark the spring Hindu celebration of Holi in India, usually held in March. But commercial attempts to bring Holi to Europe and the U.S. in the fall  — Miami takes part this November – are covered in controversy. Behind the scenes, there’s fallout and dickering over staging, powder sources and money. Organizers say the events celebrate color and fun, and are not religious. But some wonder if this is a growing culture embrace, or perhaps just exploitation.

    Sources: Miami New Times, WSJ

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