Navratri is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.
Standing at the threshold of his door, a 42-year-old Charan Das passed me a smile. We were standing across him photographing the stall of Hindu deities.
This was how I learned womanhood, in step behind my sister, my mother, and her mothers. This was how I learned confidence, slowly but surely. This was where I fit seamlessly in a circle, a tradition passed down from generations past.
"The idea is to explore the gendered lines, keeping within the traditional framework."
Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2015, Navratri starts on October 13 and lasts until October
Once upon a time, a tattoo was a sign of an outlaw or an outlaw wannabe. And at the same time -- in this country at least -- outward signs of faith or references to God were often thought hopelessly dorky and prudish.
Yes, it’s basically labor. It’s working class work. Our goal is to make more murals and eventually work with street artists
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Navratri is celebrated all over India and among the Hindu diaspora with great fanfare. Prior to the festival, skilled artisans
Connecting with the goddesses who call to you -- in the form of jewelry or art, words and music, or simply your thoughts -- can sweeten and enhance your days with bright threads of unity, wonder, and female power.