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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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  • 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…

  • Lighting up Lives Vidya Sury

    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…

  • Happy Diwali Vidya Sury
    Incredible India

    Diwali Festival Of Lights

    I must have started this post at least four times, as evidenced by the drafts sitting in my dashboard – each time I started writing about something else with pictures to…