74th Republic Day celebrations at St. Gregorios High School, Chembur

St. Gregorios High School, Chembur celebrated Republic Day with the theme ‘‘मेरा भारत महान’. The guests of honour for this event were Ms. Flavia Agnes, the acclaimed lawyer, and Dr. Rajan Welukar, former Vice Chancellor of Mumbai and current Vice Chancellor of ATLAS SkillTech University.  The flavour of the day was Women’s Empowerment and both…Read More

ST GREGORIOS HIGH SCHOOL

New Building Premises at N.B. Patil MargTheme for the CribThe Bible Comes Alive!As this campus houses the junior section of the school, who are avid readers, we took a leaf outof our Annual concert theme, Stories Come Alive and used it to lay emphasis on the fact thatChristmas is not about Santa Claus or the…Read More

GOLU

One of the largest that I experience each year is the golu structure made so intricately at The Fine Arts Society, Chembur. I visited on 3rd October evening to make this (and many more) images.  This year it is special as it coincides with 60 years celebration of the Fine Arts Society – Chembur. There…Read More

THE SWEETEST PART OF GANESH CHATURTHI

Ganesh Chathurthi, the celebrations of Lord Ganesha’s birthday, is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals in Maharashtra, as Ganesha, the charming and infinitely wise elephant headed God is a revered and extremely popular deity. Modaks are synonymous with Ganesh Chathurthi as Lord Ganesha loves these delicious, sweet fluted dumplings, and they are offered to…Read More

Reminiscences from a child of Migrants

Having lived abroad for 38 long years, it was time to return home tospend our Silver Years. It was a no brainer that Chembur would be ourfinal destination, the place where I was born and the sanctuary where Ispent my childhood and better part of my youth. The pandemic and thesubsequent lockdown played spoilsport for…Read More

Power of Chanting

This morning, to my surprise, I was woken up by the sounds of vedic chants playing in my mind. I am not a very religious person. I do pray but my knowledge of vedic chants is limited to a few that I have grown up reciting every day as prayers in school. I recently had…Read More

Vasudevs of Maharashtra

India has a longstanding tradition of song, dance, music and theatre. Music was always used as a  medium for venerable purpose of worshipping the God.  Devotional songs were not only sung by a group of people called Keertanakars but also by the street singers and performers or Kavadias. In Maharashtra they are known as Vasudevs. A traditional…Read More

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