Culture Festivals of India Food Indian Culture Indian Food Religion

10 Best Foods For Fasting In Navratra

One of the most significant and celebrated Hindu festivals in the world is Navratra. It is celebrated twice in a year to mark the triumph of ‘good over evil’, and from idol worshipping to holding fasts (for seven days), there are different customs and rituals followed during the festival. Now, you don’t wish to feel lethargic during this joyous period as a result of fasting, so it’s important to pick right kind of foods. Ones that do

Read more
Culture God Health Indian Travel Lifestyle Religion

The trip to Dharamsala- Ancient but still Awesomely Alive

The trip to Dharamsala was certainly one I would never forget. It was a mixed bag of emotions. I was excited yet fearful of a trip to a place I had never been before. The hours it took to convince friends to come along, the essential items that were supposed to be packed, the music that was supposed to be heard each and everything was a task in itself. 30.9.2016 The day to the trip

Read more
Religion Terrorism

Think of Tarishi, one with the stars

This eid, spare a moment for Tarishi Jain. She, the one who of a religion that preaches and practices the ideology of live and let live, was killed by someone because she couldn’t recite a verse from the holy Quran.   I know personally speaking you don’t owe her an apology, but if it isn’t too much to ask for, please pray for her. Maybe ‪#‎terrorhasnoreligion‬ but when people like Tarishi world over are being killed in

Read more
Indian Culture Mythology Religion Top

Shubho Mahalaya – The Story Behind Durga Puja

Come October, Bengalis around the globe will be busy celebrating the biggest festival ever – the Durga Puja. This year, barely a week left, preparations have started in full swing. In this post, I will discuss about the legend behind the event of Mahalaya. Mahalaya is celebrated just a week before Durga Puja. To put it otherwise, Mahalaya ushers the actual aura of Durga Puja. Mahalaya is an auspicious occasion where the invocation of the

Read more
Bengali Culture Featured Festivals of India India Indian Culture Indian Food Religion

#DurgaPuja2015

Ya devi sarbabhuteshshu, SAKTI rupena sanksthita Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namo Namaha Very very soon, the radio is gonna go abuzz with these heavy words from an even heavier throat. That time of the year is here. The new clothes smell so good, so fresh and so pretty. We as a community are gearing up to welcome Ma Durga to come visit us for 5 days. Festivities would start. There will be songs and dances. There

Read more
Democracy Government Hindi India Opinion Religion Social Social Values and Norms

प्रधान मंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी का बुद्ध प्रेम

श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने अपनी विदेश यात्राओं जैसे भूटान. चीन, जापान आदि तथा बिहार में बुद्ध एवं बौद्ध धम्म के प्रति जो प्रेम प्रकट किया है उसके लिए वे धन्यवाद के पात्र हैं| “बौद्ध धम्म” के प्रचार और प्रसार के लिए मौर्य वंशी सम्राट अशोक के द्वारा किए गये कार्यों की भी उन्होंने प्रशंसा की| बिहार के बोध गया में 5, सितंबर,2015 को हुए अंतरराष्ट्रीय बौद्ध सम्मेलन में बौद्ध बिहार के जीर्णोद्धार की भी

Read more
Cities Culture Democracy Festivals of India Food Governance Indian Culture Life Religion Social Social Media Social Values and Norms

Do not judge a religion by its extremists

A municipal corporation in Mumbai announces an eight day ban on meat and the country goes berserk. Politicians lose their bearings and that helps the community unite in solidarity, even more. Twitterati, as is their wont, gets another fodder for their attention seeking timelines. That then has been the story of the #meatban and the posturing that has followed it. First and foremost, the ban on meat during the period of fast was passed in

Read more
Bangladesh Happiness History India Indian Travel Kolkata Tourism Religion

Krishna Janmashtami celebration all over the World

Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭamī), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shravan (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of

Read more
brother-sister
Culture Gifting India Relationship Religion Top

हम धागे नहीं, मोबाईल नेटवर्क के बंधन से बंधे है!

सच पूछिए तो उसकी मिजाज की फोटोकॉपी लेकर ही हम शहर-दर-शहर भटकते रहते हैं. सरस सलिल, इंडिया टुडे, मनोहर कहानियां के जिन पन्नों को दुनिया स्टेपल कर देती, हम उन्हें उखाड़कर साथ पढ़ते. मेरी उम्र अठारह साल है, मेरे ब्ऑयफ्रेंड ने मुझे किस कर दिया है, क्या मैं प्रेंग्नेंट हो जाउंगी जैसी स्वास्थ्य एवं सेक्स समस्याओं पर साथ ठहाके लगानेवाले बेलज्जे भाई-बहन. जिसे खुद कन्या पाठशाला की मास्टरनियों ने बायलॉजी के वो चैप्टर पढ़ाने के

Read more
muzaffarnagar-abhi-baaki-hai
Crime Democracy Hindi India Opinion Politics Religion Top

आप अपने देवी-देवताओं, आराध्य को आखिर क्यों नहीं देखना चाहते?

दिल्ली के गांधी शांति प्रतिष्ठान के सभागार में जब पहुंचा तो घुप्प अंधेरे में भी अंदाजा लग गया कि बैठने की कहीं कोई सीट नहीं बची है. पीछे दीवार से टिकने की कोशिश की तो वहां लोग पहले से ही एक पर एक लदकर-झुककर खड़े थे. दिल्ली की इस भारी उमस भरी गर्मी में भी यहां लोग पंखें के बूते करीब ढाई घंटे तक जमे रहे. नकुल(Nakul Singh Sawhney) की बनाई डॉक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म “मुजफ्फरनगर अभी

Read more