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  • The lingering aura of Phool Walon-Ki-Sair

    The lingering aura of Phool Walon-Ki-Sair

    Now, besides Delhi, other states too have started participating in the Phool Walon-ki-Sair festival, which concludes with a period play at Jahaz Mahal.

    November 23, 2018
  • A forgotten Sharad Purnima ritual

    A forgotten Sharad Purnima ritual

    One wonders if Tesu and Jhainji still excite children of today, as they play with mechanical toys. Legend has it that toys come alive at dead of night, when everybody is asleep, and make merry.

    November 8, 2018
  • Sharad Purnima

    Sharad Purnima

    Sharad Purnima night is the most beautiful of the year and one on which Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal are believed to meet at the Taj. But an older legend associates the autumn night with Tesu and Jhainji after Dussehra and Diwali celebrations are over, when Purnima toys are sold by gypsy women. Tesu is …

    November 13, 2017