Diyas for Diwali

The festival of Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya or the new moon day when there is darkness everywhere.  Since it is believed that evil spirits and dark forces become powerful and active when there is no light, people light millions of diyas or oil lamps in every corner of their home to dispel the darkness. The…Read More

Shindoor Khela

I grew up in the 70s and 80s in a typical ‘Prabasi Bangali’ family in Chembur. For the uninitiated, a Prabasi Bangali is any Bengali who lives outside Bengal. Bengalis anywhere in the world would definitely be known for a few things – fish, rossogolla, and of course Durga Pujo! Our family was no different. …Read More