My sweet blogger friend, Kathy Combs, of The Giggling Trucker’s Wife chose this prompt for BlogFEST 2012 today: Your Favourite Halloween Memory.
How do I respond to this when Halloween is something totally alien to India? Β It’s only in recent years, that Halloween has taken off in some metro cities, but to most of us it is still something weird that the Americans do! πŸ˜‰

So, I don’t have a favourite Halloween memory, but this did give me a chance to reflect on something else.

Little Red

It’s amazing how somethings might seem perfectly normal to people of one culture, Β might be absolutely weird to people of another culture. As an Indian I might find it really strange that children and grownups in America and parts of Europe Β go around in spooky costumes for Halloween. Β But I find it perfectly normal for children and adults to go around throwing colour on each other for Holi!

Hol! Ha!

Weird or just different? Derek Sivers shares a similar idea in a short TED Talk in Mysore, India.

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we realized that being different is not weird? Being different just makes life so much more interesting!