By: Team Enlightenment
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s”
-A befitting quote by Stephen King to begin this month’s journey.
September was home to some of India’s biggest festivals and provides a colorful and captivating spectacle. First up was the festival of Krishna Janmashtami celebrating the birth of Krishna which involves a grand acrobatic ritual of people forming a human pyramid to try and break open clay pots (filled with curd) strung up from high buildings in some parts of the country.
And then the big one, in most parts , festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is so popular that the preparations begin months in advance. Days before the actual worship, marquees are erected at street corners to house the idols. Elaborate arrangements are made for lighting, decoration and flowers. The artisans who make the idols of Ganesh vie for bigger and grander sculptures. Processions of thousands of devotees converge on the waterfronts to immerse the idols. See our @Home section for beautifully decorated Ganeshas at the home of our colleagues.
The month then ended with the holy festival of Eid-ul-Adha in remembrance of the sacrifice that one must carry out even of loved possessions. The festivities are to continue into this month and then the next. We wish you a happy and cherished times with your loved ones in these celebrations!
This month’s edition comprises of enthralling articles under Writer’s Corner.
“Wander woman”, 10 reasons why every woman should travel solo by Shruti Vairagkar. A riveting write-up on Alwar in Rajasthan, capturing some of the best scenic pictures in a travelogue by Ananya. Read the article- “Quantum Physics, Oneness and Love” to know more about the relation between Science and Spirituality by Anmol.
India on the frontier of losing the title of ‘Land of Great Minds’, a brilliant article about Indians Everywhere but Nowhere in India by Manish. “I will rise again”-a lusty (it’s not what you think!!) poem written by Anubhav Mishra.
A fascinating book review by Priya on one of Jhumpa Lahiri’s finest works- “The Lowland”, spanning decades yet managing to stay organic to the plot. A review on one of Delhi’s finest dining experiences – “On the Waterfront“ by Ashruti.
Whacky web has interesting chunks of craziest Japanese inventions and the Fun section brings to you a short quiz to tickle your grey cells.
Our Biz-Tech section brings to you a Tech Article on LED TV by Shravan and Vignesh enlightens us on Venture capital, a term you read a lot when it comes to the world of Startups.
In Focus on “The Lone Rover “- our very own Vinay Chauhan, extremely passionate about travelling and photography.
Come and be a part of this enlightening journey this month!