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VOICES

 |  Another Tangent  |  4-minute read
Durga Puja, Dussehra, Indian Army, Bharat mata

How a 5-year-old video pays disservice to Bharat Mata and Ma Durga

Both matas will be proud that you ruined this festival for those it deeply mattered.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
Navratras, Baramulla, Surgical strikes

How dare you question India's surgical strikes?

Sadly, the nation is facing a rationalist attack on its belief system.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Hinduism, Navratras, Navratri, Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga is no myth or superstition 

She is the ultimate iconic form, present in every expression, movement and mood, natural and supernatural.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Hinduism, Goddess Durga, Navratras

Who is Goddess Durga and why we celebrate Navratras

She is protective form of Shakti, burning up all ignorance, as her fiery nature energises our highest motivation.

LIFE

 |  Hello, Health  |  4-minute read
Navratras, Food, Health

Why eat kuttu ka atta only during Navratras?

Indulge in this underrated grain in your regular diet too.

LIFE

 |  Thinking Deva  |  8-minute read
Mahishasur, Smriti Irani, Durga Puja, Navratras

The dark side of Durga Puja Bengalis don't like to talk about

The next time you see the idol of the goddess, remember, it is no less a symbol of oppression.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Navratras, Deshapriya Park Stampede, Durga Puja

Why I feel an evil spirit possessed Ma Durga idol at Deshapriya Park

Was there darkness within that form, which had been used, perhaps misused, by the powers that be?

LIFE

 |  Below The Belt  |  4-minute read
Navratras, Untouchability, Transgender, Durga Puja

Is Kolkata's first transgender Durga idol a farce?

Have we reduced gender parity to a brownie point winning symbolism?

LIFE

 |  7-minute read
Animal sacrifice, Mata vaishno devi, Navratras

This Navratra, let's pledge not to forget our duties towards the Devi

There are winds of change blowing across the temples of the goddess across the country.