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Festival memories and traditions, old and new

Festival memories and traditions, old and new

I woke up this morning and lit the lamp, and had my conversation with the divine as usual. As I sat with my tumbler of coffee, warming my hands and waiting for my son’s call, my mind rolled back to decades ago when Diwali was a big deal at home. Ours was a joint family and we went all the way with traditional celebrations. A week before the D-day, my uncles would sit together and make lists of things to…

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Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi Ideas

We celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi. (Visit the link for the story of Ganesha). As usual, the deity who says no entry for obstacles has brought with him a deluge of rains, which is no surprise as we are also in…

Happy Sankranthi Memories

Happy Pongal o Pongal

It is that time of year again when we get ready to celebrate Makara Sankranti or Thai Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. One of the most important festivals in South India, this four-day festival is something we look forward…

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This Diwali, Lighting Lamps in Lives

Diwali, the Festival of Lights brings a number of traditions, the most significant of which is the lighting of lamps. Why? Light is seen as “good” To spread light, illuminating the darkness to ward off evil To find knowledge,…