Collage of festivals

Introduction – In India, there is a saying that roughly translates to ‘celebrating thirteen festivals in twelve months‘. In an earlier article, I wrote about the grandeur of this year’s Durga Puja (check it out!!) In this blog I will give you all a glimpse into to the other festivals we celebrated during the last one or two months. The Festivals –  Ganesh Chaturthi The Indian festive season starts with…

Durga Puja Cover

Introduction – Every Bengali waits with bated breath for the Durga Puja throughout the year. Not only because it’s the biggest festival for the Bengalis, the world over – it’s truly a cultural extravaganza. Durga Puja is a time for enjoyment, merry-making and spending quality time with family and friends accompanied by a lot of pandal hopping and lots & lots of delicious food. As you must have understood already,…

Amazing nature

Cherish the natural world because you are part of it and you depend on it. – Sir David Attenborough Long before animals started roaming the earth and humans were even on the horizon of ever inhabiting the earth, Mother Nature thrived beautifully. She created a place where animals and later humans would live. She nurtured them, she provided for them and she loved unconditionally. That was until humans became so…

After 2011 world cup win - pic credit gettyimages

Introduction Cricket, the traditional gentleman’s game originated in England way back in the 16th century. The English introduced cricket to the Indians when they came to the country. There after cricket has become entangled with the emotions of the Indians. Cricket is not just a sport here, it’s basically a religion. Indians worship the cricketers like they are Gods. And in this sense, we have been very fortunate to have…

Cover picture - war

Introduction In India the Hindi film industry plays a big role in the art and culture of the country. Bollywood, the name by which the Hindi movie industry is known is as famous in India as it is across the globe. Being one of the biggest movie industries in the world, Bollywood dishes out more than hundred movies every year. These belong to all the possible genres from romance to…

Goddess Durga

Introduction In my previous blog post, I have been talking about the Durga puja rituals and the amazing pandal and idols created this year. In this blog, I will continue with the journey through these appealing pandals and the all-powerful beautiful deities. So let’s straight away get into it. More of the fantastic Durga Puja pandals, this year – Mohammad Ali Park : One of the biggest in Central Kolkata,…

Idol of the Goddess

Introduction As a famous saying goes – Take back memories, leave behind footprints. As the biggest festival for Bengalis across the globe, Durga Puja has drawn to an end – we can only sit back and reminisce about all the fun and merriment during the festival. Durga Puja is a time of fun and frolic, tradition and culture and enjoyment with friends and family. To read about the mythological background…

Durga Puja Cover Photo

Introduction Festivals mean happiness, relaxation mixed with celebrations and a whole lot of enjoyment. And when it comes to the biggest festival of the region, everything gets magnified. The fun and folic, the lights and sounds, the decors all over the region, food and meeting people – these make up the essence of the festivals. Festivals are a time to spend quality time with family and friends, reconnect with old…

Collection of Books

Introduction I have been an avid reader since childhood. Books are something that have always kept me company, well with books there is never a dull moment. When you delve into the books, the plot, premise and the characters come alive to you. I have lived with books and I have lived the books for a long time now. When I rummage through the shelves these days, I can see…