India Diwali Satellite Image Real or Fake

First of all, HAPPY DIWALI to all who visit this page!

Now to answer your question. Is this beautiful image below really depicting India’s billion+ divos / deevos (oil lamps) lit during the Diwali festival?

india satellite image diwali fake

I’m afraid not. It is depicting the progressive growth from 1992 to 2003. The Science Photo Gallery site explains it it more detail.

Asato ma sat gamaya 😉 – after all, that’s what this festival is all about right? Continue reading to learn about the significance of all 5 days in this Hindu celebration: Continue reading

How Social Media Saved My Wedding

I know that sounds like a ridiculous statement (b/c it partially is), but my reception may not have been the same without it. We had decided that our theme was going to be “Chicago” early this year, and started thinking of ways to make that come alive in the banquet hall. I kept saying I wanted to make models of the buildings, but didn’t know how that was going to happen. After many Google searches I found my solution: postcards with models of Chicago buildings. It was some local printing press that had no contact form on the site, no phone number, no shopping cart, just a form to print out and mail to them. I don’t think I have ever placed an order this way, at least not in the past 10 years. It’s 2011!   Continue reading