Eid-ul-Fitr also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. This religious festival of Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal...
Stories of Lord Ganesha for the little ones Lord Ganesha is the favorite God of all children. Bal Ganesh - with his unique elephant head, a long trunk, potbelly, and four arms has so many interesting stories about him in Indian mythology. So children, are you ready to tuck yourself...
The lockdown needn’t curb your appetite. Whet your appetite with delicious, but easy to prepare salads. This article gives you twenty such easy and quick vegetarian salad recipes to relax and tickle your taste buds all the while. Including fresh salads in your daily diet increases the level of antioxidants...
Bengali literature or Bangla Shahitto represents the corpus of literary works in the Bengali language. The Bengali language has evolved over a period of thousand and three hundred years. One of the earliest surviving works in Bengali literature is the Charyapada, which is a collection of Buddhist mystic songs,...
A tradition that dates back to the advent of the 7th century, Sufism is essentially the inward search for the almighty. Through the centuries that Sufism has flourished, it has consistently spread the message of oneness with the creator. The fundamental tenet of the tradition is the beautiful and...
This year, the Easter celebrations across the world have been muted and quiet, with people praying in the privacy of their homes and the Vatican priests praying for the lives of people who are affected in their own country and across the world. Further, the Vatican issued a decree...
What is 'Heritage'? Give this a little thought. We'll wait before sharing the definition with you. Quickly, think of something! Did the Taj Mahal pass before your eyes, your grandmother’s saris or your mother’s jewellery collection? Honestly, all of these are forms of heritage, some of these are extremely...
Shri Hanuman or Anjaneya Swami, the ardent devotee of Lord Rama, is a symbol of protection, strength, and courage, who is as important a God in Hindu Mythology as Lord Rama, his master, himself. Thousands of years ago, as written in Shri Ramayana, the holy Hindu scripture, Hanuman was...
Celebrated on the 13th day of the Chaitra month of the Indian lunar calendar, Mahavir Jayanti or Mahavir Janma Kalyanak celebrates the birth anniversary of the Mahavir, who was the last of the 24 Tirthankaras. Born as Vardhamana in the royal household of Vajji, in present-day Bihar, Mahavir was believed...
An American dancer and choregrapher had once said: "Dance is the hidden language of the soul". How true this is for all of us who look for an outlet through this language. India is blessed with many art forms and dance art forms, of which the dance-drama art form...
मेरे प्रभु! मुझे इतनी ऊँचाई कभी मत देना गैरों को गले न लगा सकूँ इतनी रुखाई कभी मत देना। My Lord, Never let me climb so high That I am unable to embrace another stranger, Deliver me ever from such arrogance! Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an orator par excellence, a politician who defied all odds, and...
Life and poetry of Sant Kabir Das Sant Kabir Das (1440-1518 circa) is one of the most famous and intelligent poets and saints of India. He was a social reformer as well with most of his writings an irony and satire on social issues. His name did justice to who...
The door's adorned with mango leaves, doorstep with rangoli... The main doorstep of the house is being adorned with fresh mango leaves. A garland of yellow and orange flowers are also being made for the doorway. Rangoli, or muggu as it is locally known is being drawn at the gate....
In the times of coronavirus, I managed to steal some time away from the usual humdrum of the city life to escape to the mountains of Jammu to take darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi, whose Bhawan is ensconced in the Trikuta mountain range, surrounded by mountains on all sides...
The Conflictorium: a space to deal with history of conflict in our lives In a quaint little old Parsi building in Mirzapur, Ahmedabad is the Conflictorium - a space that has been set up to help people interact with the concept, history and presence of conflict in our everyday lives. The...

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