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Durga Puja: The Ultimate Bengali Experience

This is a guest post from Arnab of Travel Andy. Durga Puja: Calcutta’s Carnival If you want to experience everything that identifies the Bengali culture and personality, you must experience Durga Puja (worshipping of Goddess Durga) in Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta). Just because I mentioned the word “worshipping,” don’t assume this is an overtly religious festival! The religious […]

Halloween Edition

Halloween

Happy Halloween! Today is one of my favorite days of the year, and it ties for second favorite “holiday” (while not a technical -i.e. government- holiday, I consider any day that involves costumes, parties and candy worthy of the title). A great (Irish) cultural tradition Interestingly, Halloween’s origins are Irish. How perfect is this interlude to […]

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