Kingdom of Cards

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

The end of Navratri

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