Tag Archives: Sonali Desai

Teaching a lesson with broomstick

It was at dusk when Malamma started sweeping the floor in my aunt’s place and suddenly threw the broomstick aside and said, ‘Azaan (Muslim prayer call) is going on we should not sweep the floor now. And then I noticed … Continue reading

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Selling blessings in the God’s market!

In His name we fight, in His name we kill and then swear upon His name of not having committed any crime. For His love to be known by many names He divides us, playing a joke with the country’s … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! Does she need National status?

Now they want cow to be ‘national animal’ It is the only animal that is not treated like one. Famously adored and pampered by the villagers and the Hindus consider it ‘God’ and so now what’s wrong if the same … Continue reading

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‘The magic has lost its charm’

A girl is called on the dais and asked to close her eyes, he sprinkles nothing in the air but the red roses came blooming. The girl is taken aback when she wakes up to see the roses, the audience … Continue reading

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Festivities in the good old days…

It was an eager wait for every festival which was marked with a cross in the calendar. Every festivity was celebrated with the same spirit and enthusiasm. In those days people knew of the religious tales that were attached to … Continue reading

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It’s all about Punjab!

Acceptedly women there are beautiful, the green and yellow ‘sarson’ fields look striking in the cameras. Yes, Punjab looks beautiful on screen. The Punjabis are amazingly happy people, exuding an aura of contentment. Their language is hearty and food scrumptiously … Continue reading

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Even God has gone green!

In the times when everybody is talking about grass, leaves and vegetables, the Ganesha festival too went green in Goa this year. What coaxed the Goan government to take such measures? The green activists there ensured that floral offerings made … Continue reading

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In the name of God!

Festivals are of prime importance to us Indians, even if it means splurging every month. All we need perhaps is an excuse- doesn’t matter in which God’s name we celebrate.  But the universal favourite must be Ganesha, without doubt. Ask … Continue reading

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