They say that you have to be in Kolkata and experience the festivities surrounding Durga Puja to really fathom what it means to the city. I couldn’t agree less after I partook in the festivities for the first time last year. The 9 day affair, a period more popularly known as Navaratri, is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga, who according to Hindu mythology emerged to destroy the demon Mahishasura. Continue Reading
A quintessential Indian cup of ‘tea’ is a spicy milk tea brew called the masala chai.
According to folklore, masala chai’s history began thousands of years ago in an ancient royal court, some 9000 years ago. Some say the court was located in what is now India and was created as a cleansing, vivifying Ayurvedic beverage. Continue Reading