India and her glorious festivals add life to the otherwise mundane days. And one of the many forms of celebration is a colourful Rangoli, a pattern drawn at the doorsteps and then filled with love in the form of colours. Girls grow up drawing rangolies and personalising them. This Rangoli, the all white Muggu to the tradition of adorning hands and feet with beautiful and colourful Mehendi, Indian traditions and customs are unique.
Baul Gaan – It was during one of the train journeys that I discovered these fantastic entertainers – The Bauls. They entertained the passengers singing ‘Baul Gaan’( gaan – song in Bengali). They were a popular sight in train routes passing through West Bengal.
Muggu (the all white Rangoli) – The creation would start with dots and then either the dots were joined or lines would run around them forming a beautiful pattern.
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