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Ramadan the month of both fasting and feasting is here! While our Muslim buddies are fasting throughout the day, we are all prepping our tummies to be filled with the yummy Iftar snacks. After the evening prayers that are offered, the stalls, shops, restaurants, open their doors to people of all castes and creeds to partake in iftar! Bangalore has a healthy population of Muslims, making an iftar party a city-wide one, making it the…

Ganesha Chaturthi: The Festival of Ganesha This coming Monday is Ganesha Chaturthi.  For those of you who don’t know, Ganesha Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.  It is the day that Shiva declared his son Ganesha superior to all the other gods, with the exceptions of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva, and Parvati.  The devotees of Ganesh believe that throughout the 10 day festival Ganesh…