Tell me more about Lord Shiva

Wondering what Maha Shivratri on Friday 24th February is all about and who Lord Shiva is? Here’s a 101 introduction to Lord Shiva, the Lord of Dance, the husband of Parvati, the father of Ganesha and the God that saved the world but turned blue in the process.

A round up of September’s festival fun

Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month. That means another month of religious celebrations, regional festivities and much fun is about to begin. This September my guide gives you the lowdown on three of India’s biggest and explains what’s happening, when and where you can to join in.

Street art Delhi style

Take a stroll around Lodi Colony, South Delhi, and you’ll get to see some of Delhi’s latest works of street art created by internationally acclaimed street artists. The folks behind this creative explosion came from the St + Art India Foundation, a non-profit body that aims to make works of art accessible for everyone.  They’ve…

God bless Ganesha’s sweethouse

Pictures, carvings and statues of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, are everywhere.  Ganesha is revered as a remover obstacles and his presence ensure success, wealth and prosperity. He’s certainly done his job at a hotel and sweethouse named after him on Mehar Chand Marg.  The owner, Soshiel Vig, and…