It’s a long holiday weekend here in India for festivals. Locally this weekend’s festival is known as Dussehra, and celebrates Goddess Durga’s (aka Chamundeshwari) victory over the demon Mahishasu. I decided to get into the spirit. I hung garland — obtained from City Market this morning (which is akin to saying I went Xmas shopping at Macy’s flagship on Xmas Eve. Total madhouse!). And tried my hand at my very first rangoli — the sand art in lieu of a door mat. It’s not the lovely, symmetrical rangoli I set out to make — clearly this takes years of practice and I am at about preschool level!