Tag Archives: Ganesh Chaturthi


Yesterday was the last day of our annual Ganesh festival. Traffic jams everywhere and sensible people just stayed at home. In Pune, the dhol tasha effect could be heard from morning and as I write this, at 8.45 am on … Continue reading

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My niece Riya posted this photograph on FaceBook. Is that not beautiful? In Tamil Nadu on Krishna’s birthday, there is a tradition of printing out a child’s footsteps symbolising the visit to the home by Baby Krishna to steal butter. … Continue reading

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Festival Time.

Today is the first day of ten days of Ganesh festival in India. Today, idols of the Elephant God Ganesha is installed in public places and in homes for private worship. During the next ten days, special worship will be … Continue reading

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Beneficial Consequence Of The Faux Pas.

My readers will remember my post on ‘Faux Pas’. Yesterday was an important festival in India called the Ganesh Chaturthi when idols of Ganesha are immersed after ten days of special worship. Many homes prepare special dishes to celebrate. This … Continue reading

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