Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shevgyacha Shenga Marathi play review

Written and directed by Gajendra Ahire, the Marathi play's title Shevgyacha Shenga refers to the drumsticks, which play a role in one of the scenes. 

The play’s theme is companionship. What’s new about that one may well ask. What’s new is that it delves into issues of gender, such as menopause. There were audible gasps in the audience when characters spoke openly about it. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Central Railway 2015 Summer Special Trains from Mumbai

Central Railway is operating special trains this summer from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) stations, Mumbai to various destinations in India. The trains will operate from April to June 2015. Bookings for all the trains are already open.

WR Premium Superfast Summer Special Trains 2015

This month onwards, Western Railway is operating weekly and tri-weekly multiple train services specially for the summer to and fro from major cities. Booking for the trains have already opened for the first few trips of these trains and for remaining trips, the booking will be opened 15 days prior to the date of the journey as per the Advance Reservation period only through IRCTC website.

WR special trains from Mumbai to Ajmer for URS fair

Western Railways is operating 2 special trains for the Ajmer URS fair. The trains are departing from Bandra terminus, Mumbai post-midnight and reaching Ajmer the same night. One train proceeds via Ahmedabad and the other via Ratlam. Booking for the trains is open.

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Diwali Festival dates and Lakshmi puja timings

The festival of Diwali beings tomorrow. There are sparkling, colourful days ahead, with diyas on the doorstep, marigold buntings at doorways and beautiful patterned rangolis on floors. It is time to indulge and have a lip-smacking time on faraal and mithais. It is also the occasion when family get-togethers with friends & relatives make for many a happy time, celebrating the 5 days of the festival of lights.

One of the most important deities worshipped during Diwali is Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. In addtion, Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom and Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowlege and learing, are worshipped too. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How the Peacock became Goddess Saraswati’s mount & got its unique colours

Ever wondered how the peacock got its beautiful deep blue coat and unique train? This blog post narrates the mythological legend of the peacock and its beauty. 

Goddess Saraswati once expressed her desire to explore different places on earth. Sage Narada told her that the most beautiful place on earth was India as, of all the places on earth, it was the most colourful and enchanting place. He did not want Goddess Saraswati to go on her own, though, so accompanied her on her travels around India. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

9 Colours of Navratri 2014

Want to dress up in the same colours as the Devi's garments? Check out the list below, which provides the colours corresponding to the 9 incarnations of Goddess Durga. These incarnations are worshipped during the 9 days and nights of the Navratri festival.