Articles on : Festival
Today is Holi, the festival of colors, the festival of fun & frolic and the festival of celebration of good over bad. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships.
On this day I wish you all a happy, colourful, safe and full of travel year ahead. May you travel and enjoy more.
Colors of Holi
How was my Holi?
Holi is played with
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
I live in Mumbai and yet this was my first time at KGAF (Kala Ghoda Arts Festival). Call it my bad luck, I was always out of town at this time of the year.
I used to wonder what is so fascinating about this festival that people come here from other parts of India to attend it and I haven’t done so! Thankfully, I now know the reason.
This 9 day art festival is held every year in Mumbai with various themes and interpretations with representation of social issues, …
Have you heard of shopping festivals around the world? I am sure you would have heard of Dubai shopping festival or Istanbul shopping festival which attract thousands of tourists every year.
When I reached Malaysia a few days back, I was so happy to come here now. Like any other international shopping festivals, Malaysia also has one. It starts in late November and goes on till 31st December or 1st week of January. What more! The festival is not restricted to one city or town… it is spread across every single …
Picture of the moment: Ganapati Bappa Morya !
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.
And the festival starts……
A day in camel fair ground
As I walk towards the camel fair ground, I have a preconceived image of the fair in the back of my mind. From what I have seen in the photos till now, visit to Pushkar is a very colorful atmosphere with decorated camels on sand dunes, tourists galore, stalls and so on.
The shops are open on both sides of this narrow road. It is around eleven in the morning and there is no rush to lure the tourists. Also, there is no sign of sand …
And so we bade farewell to our Lord Ganesha.
The Elephant God was worshipped for ten days amidst fanfare and now it was time to say goodbye.
Reverberating “Ganapati Bappa Morya ! Pudchya Varshi Laukar Yaa!”, requesting Him to come fast next year, people carried Him to the respective immersion place, whether it was a small pond or a lake or the Arabian sea !
They carried Him on their heads, in their laps or in large trucks, the spirit of this festival remained high. It didn’t make any difference whether they were …
People of Indian origin make 3rd largest group in Malaysia. Most of them are Tamil speaking. No wonder Malaysia celebrates Pongal, Thai Pusam, Deepawali and other Indian festivals with same zeal as it celebrates other festivals.
Saw this Rangoli at the entrance of Petronas, Kuala Lumpur.