Hero of February: Sarojini Naidu

Women February 2019 Figure - Sarojini Naidu-01Our woman hero of February is Sarojini Naidu! She was an Indian independence activist. She took part in the National Movement, became a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and fought for the attainment of Swaraj. She became the President of Indian National Congress and later she was appointed taao the Governor of the United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh. Known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, she was also a noted poet. Her poetry includes children’s poems, nature poems, patriotic poems and poems of love and death. Continue reading

Diwali, Festival of Lights

Diwali 2018 Mandala-01This year, one of the biggest Hindu’s festivals, Diwali, will be celebrated starting 6 November 2018. This festival celebrates the triumph of Rama against Rahwana; good against evil and light over darkness. in the nation of India, Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka, Suriname, Fiji, Guyana, Myanmar, Nepal, Mauritius, and Trinidad Tobago have an official holiday of Diwali. The festival lasts for around 5 days and the main celebration is of Diwali night on the third day.

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan 2018 Bracelet-01People of Indian or Nepalese ancestry will celebrate Raksha Bandhan on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana. Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakshabandhan, or simply Rakhi, is a festival centered around the tying of a thread, bracelet or talisman on the wrist as a form of bond and ritual protection. This year, it falls on 26 August 2018. Continue reading

Flying High as A Kite

Kite 4-01Look! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a kite!

The International Kite Festival, called Uttarayan, will be held on 14 January until 15 January at Ahmedabad, the Kite Capital of Gujarat, India. The festival of Uttarayan marks the Makara Sankranti, the day when winter begins to turn into summer according to the Indian calendar. Makara Sankranti is the most important harvest day in India, because it is the sign for farmers that the sun is back and harvest season is approaching. Continue reading

Diwali, Festival of Lights

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Today marks one of the biggest Hindu’s festivals, Diwali. This festival celebrates the triumph of Rama against Rahwana; good against evil and light over darkness. in the nation of India, Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka, Suriname, Fiji, Guyana, Myanmar, Nepal, Mauritius, and Trinidad Tobago have an official holiday of Diwali. The festival lasts for around 5 days and the main celebration is of Diwali night on the third day.

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