Not only is the Ramayana a part of India’s living culture, it is also a text that reveals much about India’s geography, landscape and forests. Read on!
Why do some Indian Festivals begin by eating or chewing something bitter? Here’s a peek into how people in Maharashtra begin their New Year with the taste of the bitter Neem!
Indian Festivals have a strong association with India’s flora and fauna. Find out more about the Tree that gave colour to Holi – India’s festival of Colours.
Find out more about the association of Mahashivratri and Shiva with the Bilwa Tree.
Why is Plum Cake called Plum Cake when it does not contain Plums? An innocuous question from the kids leads me into the past and prompts a walk along the annals of Christianity in India.
Rituals are often connected with Myths and the ritual of Ayudha-Puja performed on Vijaydashmi is linked to an interesting story of the Mahabharata.
The Asurs, a tribe in Central India that trace their ancestry to Mahishasur, the Buffalo Demon beheaded by Durga during Navratri, treat the festival as a period of mourning. As with everything in India, there is always another side!
Pick the Right Mythological Stories for Children, for not all of them are meant to be bed-time tales! Particularly with sensibilities and values having changed over the centuries.
As you travel around India and discover Indian Art, tell your children about the stories behind the symbols.
Krishna is one of India’s most loved deities. Find out how his story began and how he rose to such cult status.