Dec 042015
 
Remembering Paris in Varanasi

  Eiffel Tower Replica in Varanasi to pray for peace and Paris Travel keeps on surprising me, sometimes pleasantly sometime emotionally. I was in Varanasi last week to click pictures of Dev Diwali festival,  a celebration to pay respect to river goddess Ganga and a few other Hindu beliefs. As I mentioned in earlier post Dev Diwali festival is the original festival that is now also celebrated in Thailand as Loi Krathong  Festival which finds its roots in Hindu and Buddhist traditions.  As I walked from Assi Ghat towards Sant Ravidas Ghat where Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated, I saw [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 252013
 
New Life for Old Diyas For Diwali - Going for a Green Diwali

Celebrating a Green Diwali – Reusing Old Diyas For Diwali Diwali is round the corner, the biggest festival in India, celebrated by majority of India in a big way. We will all light Diyas and candles, burn crackers and exchange gifts. But like most festivals in India be it Ganesha Chaturthi, Durga Puja or Kumbh Mela, Diwali also leaves a trail of destruction, pollution and garbage around us, all in the name of celebration. I  always try to make my travels and life as green as possible in today’s age of fossil fuels. So from celebrating Green Ganesha to eco-friendly [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]