While some complain that Mother’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, celebrations of motherhood can in fact be traced back to ancient times. Ancient Greeks celebrated Rhea, the mother of the gods, while ancient Romans had a holiday to celebrate Cybele, a mother goddess. The tradition of celebrating mothers in springtime can be traced back to […]
Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Diwali and bright and prosperous New Year ahead. May your lamps burn ever brighter today and evermore. May Laxmi enter your lives without taking up the room that Saraswati must occupy.
This year, with the markets in a nosedive, it may be that you will light a few lamps less, […]
Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Navratri. Just as on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s Irish, during Navratri, we are all Gujju. For while it is celebrated in many parts of the country, no one does Navratri with as much panache as the Gujaratis. I recall wheedling out passes to some of the more well-appointed Navratri […]