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Ugadi 2022

April 2, 2022, is the New Year Ugadi. Celebrated in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as such, it is also new year in several other states. Another important aspect of Ugadi is the Panchanga or the new Hindu almanac which is read out to the family. This is also meant to bring in good luck… Read More Ugadi 2022

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Diwali Delights

Come November and the festival of lights Diwali is here to light upto not just your home but also your dining table. An important part of Diwali festivities is food and this is the time when tradition rules the roost. While there is an immediate association with special sweets or mithai, savouries, snacks and vegetarian… Read More Diwali Delights

Spice Route

Vizag Yachting Festival

Can you imagine hopping on to a luxury yacht and sailing on the east coast from Vishakhapatnam until the Andaman’s? Well this could be a reality soon, as the organisers of the Vizag Yachting Festival have this and more in the pipeline. When I received an invitation to the first Vizag Yachting Festival I was… Read More Vizag Yachting Festival

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Durga Puja in Kolkata

Come September, and the whole of India is swept in a surge of festive fervour. Leading the festivities is the 9 day long Navratri celebrations – dedicated to Mother Durga, an embodiment of strength and the divine cosmic form. Legend has it Durga emerged from the collective energies of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma to kill… Read More Durga Puja in Kolkata