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An Indian American Halloween: Eclectic Choice of Costumes Mark the Seemingly Post-Pandemic Spook Fest

An Indian American Halloween: Eclectic Choice of Costumes Mark the Seemingly Post-Pandemic Spook Fest

Betsy Ponnuru, 11, poses as the legendary Audrey Hepburn and Mary Ponnuru, 16, is dressed as a Jurassic Park ranger, with a ferocious T-Rex, 3-year-old old Xavier. They are children of conservative political pundit and journalist Ramesh Ponnuru and policy and communications professional April Ponnuru.
Top photo: From left, Betsy Ponnuru, Azaria Ray Newell, and Mirza Catee and Xavier Anant.

“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi with her daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell. In the build-up for this year’s festivities, Lakshmi took to her social media handles to share some behind-the-scenes footage and throwback photos from past Halloween celebrations.
Mita Banerjee of Claremont, Calif., dressed as Black Widow, left, and Danaerys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones.”
New Jersey Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore and chairman, Judiciary Committee, with his wife Natasha Alagarasan, and their son Leo. The father and son duo is dressed up as children’s entertainer and educator Stevin John, better known by his alias Blippi.
Mirza Catee and Xavier Anant, children of Pradnya Haldipur and Joe Clemons, celebrate Halloween in Silver Springs, Md.
 Sonny Chatrath with his mother Meena Chatrath, wife Ritu Chatrath, and daughters Rhea and Sanishka Chatrath, at their home in Freehold, N.J.
Dr. Manasa Reddy of Belle Meade, N.J., gave an innovative twist to her Halloween costume this year as tooth fairy’s evil twin.
Friends at a Halloween party at the home of Preethi Pai of Bridgewater, N.J.
 The Banerjee ‘superfamily’ of San Diego, Calif., celebrate Halloween. From left, Theresa Banerjee with Sai, Samaya, and Shay Banerjee.
Left, Mili Mavely Washington of Charlotte, N.C., right, with her daughter Kaavya Washington, center, and her mother, Annie Mavely. Right, she’s with her husband, Tyris Washington.
CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, with his wife, Archana Mehta, and twins, Sonya Sushila Raju and Sanjay Mehta Raju.
Left, Dr. Asha Shajahan as cow-girl in Canton, Mich. Right, the doctor celebrates with her nieces and nephew in Canton, Mich.
The Parlikar girls celebrate Halloween in Dorado, Puerto Rico.
Azaria Ray Newell of Forty Fort, Pa.,, dressed as a ‘fashionable witch.’
Chaitanya Reddy, left and Katyayani Mahadevan, of Columbus, Ohio, dressed as Axl Rose and Slash from the band Guns n Roses. 
Actor, writer and director Sujata De of “Definition Please” fame dresses up as Tom Cruise from “Top Gun.”
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