Author: Rajini Sankar

Pan-India Navaratri Celebrations with Special Reference to South India

Rajini takes an overview of the Navaratri celebrations in Gujarat, Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. There are two unifying threads. Firstly, it is the victory of good over evil. Secondly, it’s a predominantly women-dominated festival, celebrating the Shakti or the feminine principle, irrespective of variations in rituals and practices. In Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Navrathri is celebrated by observing […]

Are you ready for the Beauty Parlour?

Rajini gives useful tips to make a visit to the beauty parlour hassle free. Every woman needs to pamper herself. Every woman needs to look and feel good. A Bengali friend of mine had once said, “J chul bandhe shey ranna o kore,” [One who ties her hair (beautifully) cooks too]. She said that it […]