Today is Ganesh Jayanti, the Birthday of Lord Ganesh. Did you know that on the Konkan Coast, at Ganpatipule, a beach temple houses a swayambhu (self-manifest) idol of Ganesha, which is much venerated and visited by thousands of devotees every year. The Ganesha defied in this temple is popularly known as the Paschim Dwardevta (“Western sentinel god of India”). Ganesh Jayanti is also celebrated at this Konkan coastal temple. If you have not been there, do visit the place. To refresh your mind this Tuesday, we have the posts from the Indian Blogosphere.
- Who : Saurabh Panshikar
What : Cricket almost killed me…
Tangy: What happens when the barber whom you have entrusted to style your hair turns out to be a die hard cricket fan? Adding more masala to it is the fact that a nail biting finish is on the cards and at the same time our friend Saurabh goes to style his hair. What happens at the saloon is what the post is all about. 🙂
- Who : Haresh
What : Feminism and ‘Seven steps in the sky’
Tangy : Why is it always the daughter-in-law’s duty to please all others around her? Why is the daughter-in-law often expected never to get tired? Do they think that once a woman becomes a daughter-in-law, she is an unlimited source of energy? These are some of the hard hitting questions asked by Haresh which he realized were unanswered when he read the book ‘Seven Steps in the Sky’. A very interesting post and thanks to IHM as always for tipping us this post.
- Who : Dean Nelson
What : Jyoti Basu and the betrayal of West Bengal
Tangy : Dean Nelson Quotes ‘Many of the tributes are touching, and some, like M.J Akbar’s piece in the Times of India, are beautifully written. But for me his legacy is the squalor and decay of Calcutta.‘ A post which has a lot of facts and first hand experience. Will this post change your views about Jyoti Basu? A must read post by Telegraph Media Group’s South Asia editor.
- Who : The Mad Momma
What : A point of view
Tangy : What is your point of view about a beggar sitting at a street corner, eating his meal on a scrap of paper? The post starts from there and the observations of Mad Momma will create an impact. Do read it!
- Who : Amodini
What : Indian television and women
Tangy : What do you feel about the way women are depicted in Indian Television? Why should a married woman forget her parents? Why must a woman strive to be a good daughter, sister, wife, mother? These are some of the things depicted in Indian Television and Amodini has her reservations on it. We must at this moment say that a few of the new Yashraj shows on SET India are a breath of fresh air.
- Who : Sindhu Subramaniam
What : Bow down or bow out?
Tangy : An Awesome story by Sindhu which conveys a very powerful message. A message that will make you realize whether it is worthy of bowing down or bowing out? Sindhu, glad to have you back in our weekly picks. 🙂
- Who : Lazy Pineapple
What : Makeup-Shakeup Hai Rabba
Tangy : As the title suggests, This post is all about Makeup and Shakeup. :p Lazy Pineapple has posted her Makeup regime in her usual style. Whats yours?
- Who : Shanu
What : Not Just Bakwaas…..
Tangy : This post is here in our Tangy Tuesday picks because of the seriousness of the issue and the learnings which we can take from the whole issue. There is a hindi saying which says ‘Ab Bhalayi ka zamaana nahi raha‘ . This post by Shanu epitomes that and we wish the best and only good will happen to her for she helped with a genuine heart.
- Who : Smita
What : Men will be Men!!!
Tangy : This week there have been a lot of posts talking about Women. Men cannot be left behind and here is a post from Smita’s stable to compensate that. 🙂 An incident which again reiterates the fact that ‘Men will be Men’.