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- Falling in Love
I wanted her to see how one could fall in love.
- Cultures That Stay Unknown
As a Bengali myself, I concentrated myself on the culture and how it is being demolished.
- Fiction: Mundane Living And Forgotten Deeds
Ironically her balding head reminds me of my girlfriend’s young pink skin peeking through the mousy pubic hair.
- Cut Loose All The Flying Kites
Many understand why the government deems it necessary to wage this war against the harmless kite, but everyone still wants it.
- Fiction: The Winning Point
Vineet was an ordinary young man with one remarkable talent that came to fore only in his late teens in college. It all started with
- Photo Essay: Moon Struck
Some photographs of the biggest full moon of 2010.
- The New Year Post
At times, it seems the process of New Year wishing has become so mechanical.
- poetry: long live god
An overwhelming wave of insensitivity and insulation that wraps and warps our perception of suffering.
- Do Festivals Mean Anything Any More?
I feel that with the changing times, we should revamp the way in which the festivals are celebrated
- For God's Sake
Pray because you believe, and then ask him for what you want.
- Vidyaarambham : Initiating Children to the World of Knowledge
The writing on rice grains symbolizes acquisition of knowledge that leads to prosperity.
- Satire: Super-califragilisticexpiali-stitious
The members of the association of Progressive Indian Women (Bharatiya Unnatisheel Mahilayen a.k.a BUM) were livid with rage.
- Ekadantaya Dheemahi
This is Baba Bangali bringing you yet another spicy interview with my drinking buddy and fellow food lover Gunny Bops.
- Mumbai Queer Azadi Pride 2009 - The Right to be Happy
"If it is Love, God wouldn't mind; there is enough Hate in this world"
- Wordfest 2009, Grahamstown Festival, English Museum, Performance Poetry, Pritish Nandy, and More
Performance Poetry at Grahamstown Festival, South Africa 2009.
- A Postmodern Wedding
Occasionally our cultural climate doles out opportunities to compensate for the cinematic inadequacy of our lives.
- Diwali Dreams: Kal Aaj Aur Kal
Lots of shrieks, emotional reunion. Tears on everyone's eyes.
- Why Do We Have a National Holiday on Christmas and Good Friday?
Does anybody have a clue why we last Friday was a National Holiday?
- Jamshedi Navroze: Parsis welcome the Spring
In India, it is another day for us Bawas to party and eat and drink - as if we ever need a reason.
- The Magic of 'Pata Chitra'
'Pata' in Sanskrit means piece of cloth and 'Chitra' means painting or picture.
- If the World Becomes Colour Blind...
The importance of colors in our life. Is Holi this year really worth celebrating ?
- My Funny Valentine - Sweet Comic Valentine
None of my funny Valentines expect rings or a gift, much less a flower bouquet for Valentine's Day.
- Valentine's Day: Love Expressed On Desicritics
Love makes us pause and smell the roses, enjoy the caress or maybe for once realize that we have much to be grateful for no
- Bazaar Walks: Today at Dadar
I went to Dadar Market today, to chalk out a new Bazaar Walk tour. Here’s what I came away with.
- Devi Comes Home
The Kalash, symbolic of the universe (Brahmaand), represents the Devi, during these nine days.
- Could India Host an Impressive Olympics?
Could India hold an Olympics that would flatter, rather than embarrass the nation?
- Idol Immersion Increasing River Pollution in India
There are a number of areas where modern science and problems clash with traditions.
- Travel Report: Korba Street Festival - Heliopolis, Cairo
What I got to see, kind of reminded me a bit of the Kala Ghoda festival in Bombay, but just a little bit.
- Putrid Pilgrimages in India
The provocatively titled blog “The Shit of the Saints is Still Reeking” talks of the 2007 mela in Allahabad.
- A Goddess for Summer
In Mumbai, a small community from Andhra Pradesh worships the Goddess Mariamman every summer, seeking protection from the dreaded pox.
- Photo Essay: I Love Beauty Parades
The story of beauty pageants and why i love them.
- Holi - Not My Kind Of Festival
We didn't mind a little gullal but the violence had to stop.
- Religious Convergence on March 21st
A once in a lifetime occurrence when "half the world's population is going to be celebrating something" falls this Friday
- Kambala: Racing Buffaloes, The Slushy Way
A day at Kambala, an action packed buffalo racing sport in slushy waters.
- The Demise of the Joker - India's Vanishing Circus
The 130-year-old Indian circus industry, once the favorite form of entertainment with family and friends, is struggling to survive.
- Do You Know Your ABCDs?
While living in India some youngsters ape the Western lifestyle and upon arriving in the United States label those born and raised here as "confused".
- Thyagabrahmam - Celebrating the Great Saint Thyagaraja
Irrespective of the seniority or popularity of musicians, every musician pays tribute to Thyagaraja by singing his Pancharathna Krithis
- Pongal - An Ancient Harvest
The rural festival has become yet another urban shopping fest
- Is The Guardian Seeing Pink Elephants?
It is inexcusable when a popular media form chooses to propagate cultural ignorance.Aditi Nadkarni
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- Margazhi and Music
The Margazhi Music Season is something to be experiences atleast once in one's life...
- Photo Essay: Christmas in Kolkata, India
The streets are lit up, and the crowds are around & about.
- Photo Essay: Merry Christmas Wishes
I was most amazed by the buoyancy, the delicacy and the irrepressible liveliness and good spirit that rule the atmosphere.
- An Impromptu Review of the Konark Dance Festival
Longwinded felicitations are the order-of-the-day at the Konark Dance Festival. Even I was compelled to join in the blather!
- Make A Difference This Christmas
Go on - make a difference for someone this Christmas!
- Star-light and Angel Song
In a world of violence and war, Christmas re-kindles hope in me.
- Christmas Beyond the Manger
The anti conversion laws have been termed anti constitutional by NCM as it violates the fundamental rights provided by Indian Constitution.
- Poetry: Say NO to Thanksgiving!
One Turkey's Call.
- What is Thanksgiving?
Each one of us can become a voice to others to encourage whatever talent we may have.
- Nine Days of Festivals
A photo-essay on Navrathri and Dussehra
- Mysore Dussehra: Thank God, it's over
The point here is, my niece was denied admission even after compliance with the handbag ban.
- Rama in Tamil Tradition
The Sangam corpus is typically used as a reliable source for a lot of historical information about Tamil Nadu.
- Book Review: Ganesha Goes to Lunch by Kamla K. Kapur
Myths by their very nature appeal to the heroic, and the virtuous elements of our being.
- The Moon Sighting Controversy: Should Muslims Really Have One Eid?
Eid is being celebrated across the Muslim world on three different days. Should we have it one day instead?
- Globalising Mysore Dasara
People don’t talk of Dasara without a mention of Mysore. But how many make it their destination when they plan their Dasara holidays;
- India Should Host an Annual Paganfest
Who wouldn't want to listen to a good Prakrit punk rock number praising Soma?
- Stop Torturing Rama
In the end, I can only be amazed at the tizzy over Rama/Ramayana in public discourse.