Guide to Diwali – The Indian festival of lights

Rangoli

If you are in India right now then you are going to see the best fireworks you have ever seen. Every single household in India will be lighting clay lamps and cracking fireworks. Here’s a brief guide to the festival of Diwali.

Diwali (also known as Deepavali) as it is known to the world is the Hindu festival of lights. It is a five day festival but the most important is the day when fireworks are displayed. Generally, it falls between mid October to early November every year. The 2014 Diwali falls on the Thursday 23rd of October. The date is dictated by the Indian lunar calendar. Many a times it coincides with Guy Fawkes Night (5th of November) of Great Britain.

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Try sugarcane juice in India

sugercane juice

You might not have thought about drinking sugarcane juice but in India it’s a very popular drink for us Indians. It’s one of the best thirst quenchers around. It’s widely available and cheap as well. You will be able to … Read more

India for Kids

All about India

Are you travelling to India with your kids? If yes then why not give them something to read about India before you go? This way they will get to know India better! Even better give them something to listen. My book … Read more