The celebrated Bengali author, Rabindranath Tagore, wrote Tasher Desh (Kingdom of Cards) in 1933, twenty years after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. It is a short story loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, drawing parallels with the struggle for political independence in India before the Second World War. The Mayur Vihar Durga Puja Committee… Continue reading Kingdom of Cards
Yesterday was the end of Navratri, nine days of fasting, prayer and worship to the Goddess Durga. Each day she assumes a different incarnation with different powers. But yesterday, she became the most powerful entity – Maa (mother) Siddhidatri (supernatural provider). Devotees believe that in this form she is the source of all energies in… Continue reading The end of Navratri
The image of the goddess Durga being carried through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Devotees have scattered purple powder everywhere. Drummers keep up a relentless rhythm to draw attention to the event. Taken using a Panasonic Lumix LX100 at 1/100th second, F5.6 with ISO of 640.