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The Japanese Doll Festival of Hina Matsuri

by Jayashree Krishnan on February 28, 2018

I am an Indian by birth, and moved to the United States in 1998. Being away from home for the first time, I had doubts on whether I would be able to find friendship and...

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The Nine-Day Festival of Navaratri Kolu

by Jayashree Krishnan on September 21, 2017

India is a land of many cultures, traditions, and festivals. Navaratri (literally, “Nine Nights”) is a nine-day Hindu festival celebrated in the fall. This year’s celebrations run from September 21 to September 30 with some...