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India sure has elaborate festivals, and Diwali is the biggest! Starting today, with Dhanteras, in the coming week each day has a traditional puja, each with its significance and unique way of celebrating it.
Stirring with strings
Santoor happened early on. Early enough to be called a part of the subconscious. So much so that Abhay Rustum Sopori doesn't remember first picking up the instrument; he only recalls first playing it. "My earliest memory is of me sitting in my father's lap and playing the instrument. I must have been between three or four or probably even younger. That's all I remember, apart from the fact that I have played it ever since," shares Abhay, while in Chandigarh for Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan 2014.
There's enough hoopla about cracker-free Diwali, with animal supporters taking to Facebook statuses (oh, the fury) about how NOT to celebrate Diwali.
A unique celebration
GroupM, along with Google, Amazon.in, LINE Messenger and a host of other brands across various categories, is bringing a unique online carnival for Indian consumers this Diwali. It allows users from across India to try out everyday products through samples @Rs1, play games that are in sync with the cultural moment; stream your favourite movies for free and watch great content from the upcoming film Happy New Year!
A twist here and there; fusion food is always a delight. With a dash of chocolate, one can change the traditional modak into a modern one by adding chocolate chips and chocolate sauce. Here is the recipe for Makai Chocolaty Modak.
Some hits, some misses
Rahul Khanna in The Americans Season 3
Shibani too busy to celebrate Diwali with hubby
Bombairiya is an ode to Mumbai
Special screening for Fury
Sunnyís anger diaries
Trouble in paradise
350 up for Jodha
A juniorís recipe