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October 25, 2013 21:20 pm by @SupermarketWals
Suresh, I would not jump as far as saying our fasts and festivals are mere distraction or 'opium for the masses'. We are far more positively involved, increasingly only by choice in urban India. That we have far more eclectic and deeper history than the other places you refer to, I do agree. Thanks....
October 18, 2013 03:54 am by suresh
Good reading. One of the good thing about observing festivals traditionally is that it keeps one's mind engaged. Cricket,festivals and traditions are some of the things which have kept Indians cool headed and busy.See the countries where there is lack of these occupations, there is violence, killing...
October 16, 2013 06:43 am by @SupermarketWala
Spot on, Vijay. To my mind tradition is not doing exactly what our grandparents did but owning the spirit of the occasion and taking acts and symbolism forward. As we have seen above, our forefathers did exactly that. So having 'girls only' pre karva chauth party with continental food and husbands f...
October 15, 2013 18:02 pm by Vijay Vasant
This was an insightful read. Thanks! Certainly gave me a new perspective. Our forefathers seem more 'modern' in outlook having added innovations to traditions - thought leaders of the day were able to influence the formation of these traditions. As much as I love traditions and respect it's s...
October 10, 2013 19:04 pm by Rakesh Rathi
Just kidding Damodar....I was born and brought up in J.B.Nagar and new this was the location! nevertheless, a fine mouth-watering article!
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