Free Press Journal
  • Filmmaker Abninay Deo suggests books that will help you take a vacation

    Top choice
    Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer — Kane and Abel was an ultimate story during the times of war of two people who are growing at the same time in different environments and how their paths cross. That, as a screenplay, was most engaging. The Fountainhead by Ayan Rand – As an architecture student it was almost like my degree was not complete without reading The Fountainhead!

  • Muharram_Ashura

    Muharram 2018: 7 things to know about the mourning of Muslims on Ashura

    Muharram is the sacred month of the Islamic calendar and also marks the beginning of the Muslim New Year. The tenth day of Muharram is called as ‘Ashura’, literally meaning ‘forbidden’. Though the day of Ashura holds a great significance to all Muslims around the globe, it is recognised differently in the two major sects – Shia and Sunni. For the Shia community, the day commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of

  • ganesh chaturthi, bollywood, eco-friendly ganesha, ganesh chaturthi 2018, ganesha idols, ganpati festival, bollywood celebs

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 4 short stories about Lord Ganesha we all need to know

    Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha with much fervour across the globe, especially in India. He is known as the God of beginnings and is believed to be the remover of obstacles. The festival starts on the fourth day of Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, which falls in the month of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018! How the 11-day Ganesha festival has changed over the years

    As early as 5:00 am in the morning, an otherwise calm street in one of the by-lanes of Mumbai would come to life to welcome Lord Ganesha. For the next 11 days, not a single car would be allowed parking inside the lane. Most vehicles owners would (beforehand), ensure a safe parking spot at their nearest relative or friend’s compound.

  • Letter from the hills! Kitabghar: Our house of books

    Next time you’re in Mussoorie, ask for Kitabghar or Library and you shall find yourself in exactly the same place. Ages ago, when I applied for membership from Mrs Maisie Gantzer, the Honorary Secretary, who like other illustrious members of her family, had held the fort close to 40 years.