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Rukmini Krishnan

  • Cleaning your house for Diwali

    India with its innumerable customs and traditions is filled with a kind of energy that is unmistakable in all the festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. Come September and October, it is time for lights and colours, crackers and decorations for it is Diwali time. 

    Friday, 10 October 2014 - 10:51am
  • Dussehra – Celebrating victory over evil

    Festivals, culture, tradition form the mainstay of Indian society. Navratri is one such festival which has a lot of tradition and significance attached to it. Symbolising victory of good over evil, the festival mainly focuses on how to revere all facts of life and also contributes to the wellbeing...

    Friday, 3 October 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Significance of the Navratri festival

    India is a land of festivals and a hub of traditions and customs. Navratri is a festival which reveres the power of good over evil and symbolically worships the various forms of the Indian goddess of power, Durga. Each of the nine nights during the festival is dedicated to a specific form of...

    Friday, 26 September 2014 - 6:43pm
  • All that you wanted to know about the nine Navratri colours

    India, with its beautiful tradition and cultures, is filled with vibrant festivals, and the energy of their celebrations.  Now, as Navratri nears, everyone is getting busy with purchasing the best combinations of colours and buying dresses with intricate embroidery and other works. 

    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 10:07am
  • Here's what you need to know about Mount Mary Fair in Bandra

    The Mount Mary Fair in Bandra is an eight day festive occasion and is celebrated to honour the birth of Virgin Mary. The belief is that Mother Mary was born on September 8 and so every year the Mount Mary Basilica celebrates by giving a feast to Our Lady of the Mount. This is a true carnival and...

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 7:35pm
  • Take a tour: Mumbai's famous Ganesh mandals

    Come August-September, it is time to rejoice as it marks the 10-day festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi. Celebrated across the country, it is more predominant in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In Maharashtra, there is an air of festivity around and the city of...

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 10:02am
  • All you wanted to know about Dahi Handi celebrations

    Come August and the festivities begin. With the month of Shravan bringing in freshness, celebrations and a joyous ambiance, the entire society gears up for the various festivals during this time. Dahi Handi is one such festival, which is eagerly awaited by all and is celebrated with lot of gusto...

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 10:28pm
  • Shravan: the holy month of festivities

    Shravan is the fifth month in the Hindu calendar. It starts in the latter half of July and crosses over to mid-August. Called aadi maasam in the southern part of India, this is a time for festivals, celebrations and a lot of traditional customs. There is a certain religious ambience to this month...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 4:46pm
  • Taking Care of Your Feet In The Monsoon

    Now that you have the rain Gods smiling at you and you are in the midst of torrential rains and smalltime showers, it is time you know how best you could take care of your feet in the monsoons. The rains give you a lot of freshness after the scorching summer months. Rains mean umbrellas,...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 4:30pm
  • Unsung heroes, untold tales

    We wake up the morning after the shocked shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH-17, only to be hit by scenes of a blazing inferno at Lotus Business Park in Andheri, Mumbai. As human beings, how much are we going take in stoically? Is not reacting to everything around us labelled as being strong? Is...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 9:48am