Holi Zombie Apocalypse!!

This tale is inspired by this year's Holi celebrations in Boston 🙂  Enjoy!! ------------ Every year as spring approached, Holika would watch as people in India and around the world prepared for the festival celebrating her death by burning. Thousands of years ago, she had found herself annoyed at the unshakeable piety of her nephew, …

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Celebrating Holi in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan!

Once upon a time, someone had a great idea: for one day a year, let’s turn the whole world into a human rainbow 🙂 Actually, the festival of Holi, which is now celebrated not just in India but around the world, is more than just the throwing of colored powder… it has a story behind …

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Fire and kites: the Makar Sankranti festival

Just when you think you've got the faintest hint of familiarity with Indian festivals... another incredible one you've never heard of comes along and astounds you! This one is called Makar Sankranti- or Malasankranti?- or... gosh I've lost track now! Overall, it's a harvest festival. It's celebrated in many parts of India, but each state …

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Creative gold mine: Discovering Lahe Lahe in Bangalore!

(A typically-belated post from my last trip!) Flight lands at 2am. After getting a new Sim card (quickly, since this is the third time I’ve run that bureaucratic gauntlet), I exit the airport, get a cab and enjoy the blissfully quiet streets – even Bangalore, it seems, does occasionally sleep. I sleep too once I …

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True and radiant morn: the Baha’i Fast (while traveling!)

O My Friends! Have ye forgotten that true and radiant morn, when in those hallowed and blessed surroundings ye were all gathered in My presence beneath the shade of the tree of life, which is planted in the all-glorious paradise? Bahá’u’lláh A few days ago began the Baha’i month of fasting. The Baha’i calendar has …

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