Cup of chai

Our national holiday of Thanksgiving, established in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, is celebrated with friends, family and, of course, lots of good food. Here are two recipes from the Indian subcontinent you may want to try for your holiday gathering: Chai, the sweetened black tea drink which is almost a meal in itself, and Khichari, an easy to digest complete meal which your stomach might appreciate.

Divali, Festival of Lights

Lakshmi with Lamp

Surely one of the most beautiful festivals in the world is the Hindu festival of Divali. Celebrated in the beginning of November, this festival of lights honors Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. On this evening, Lakhsmi is thought to come to every home.

The Wrathful Ones


Halloween has nothing on the wrathful deities of the East when it comes to scary images. Vajrajogini, Kali, Kurukulla, Yamantaka...male and female, both have their fearsome aspect. What is the reason for this?

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