Festival

Durga Puja Romance: Then And Now

The way people dress up, woo and feel about romance has changed, and with it, the meaning of Durga Puja love and romance.

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Valentine day#Contest :Ho gaya hai tujhko to pyar sajna

Red roses, bottle of champagne,chocolates,cards,diamond jewellery…….this is a perfect landscape for a valentine day but coming from a small town and a conservative family, untill I got engaged I had no idea…..What a real valentine would be ?  Ours is an arranged marriage and when I am saying ‘Arrange’,it means arranged by everyone accepted by …

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Hindu boy and Muslim girl

In a family of three we have four religions – Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism

(As told to Manjari Singh) I was a 23-year-old trainee journalist; he was the 40-year-old editor of The Sunday Times. I am Muslim, he was Hindu. Yet, love blossomed. My family resisted, but not because he was a Hindu. I grew up in a liberal home where we celebrated all festivals with great fervour – …

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The “Karva” Truth

Every year there comes this time where the social media would be flooded with “I love my husband” post, ladies decked up like heroines of Bollywood sagas, with mehendis and all, waiting eagerly for the moon to show up and a bunch of feminists tearing them apart with bunches of logics for following a regressive …

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Welcoming Ganeshji into our homes

Image credit  Here comes the week to invite the most respectable deity into our homes, who brings positive energy and happiness as he walks in. It’s his week to rule the homes, lanes, roads; shining with his presence placing himself in public pandals for group worship, across every corner of the country. He watches the …

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The big fat Indian Diwali

Are our celebrations being affected by the extremely unrealistic depictions of festivals in TV ads and serials?

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