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Hoyi (Ahoyi Ashtami)

The festival of Hoyi is observed on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. The festival is observed mainly in North India. Mothers observe fast for the well being of their kids. How is it celebrated Traditionally the fast is kept for sons only. Mothers don’t eat or drink anything […]

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The Rooh Afza Story

This is a funny story from a long time ago. I moved to Delhi after I got married. It was summer time. My husband’s 2 younger brothers used to live with him at that time. These guys used to drink tea in the evening. I on the other hand was used to drinking something cold. […]

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Dussehra is one of the most important festivals celebrated in India. Dussehra is derived from the Sanskrit words Dasha and Hara, meaning remover of the bad fate. This day is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana. Dussehra is also known as Vijay Dashmi, which means victory on the tenth day. In Bengal this […]

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