Events : Literature & Popular Culture

Talk by Soumya Sitaraman on her book “Let’s Celebrate! Follow the Hindu Moon”. Moderated by Mr. A P Venkateswaran, IFS (Retd). Former Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India

Held on Friday, 7th January, 2011 at 6.30 pm

Bangalore International Centre had arranged a talk on the book “Let’s Celebrate! Follow the Hindu Moon” authored by Mrs. Soumya Aravind Sitaraman, on Friday, 7th January, 2011 at 6:30 pm. The Talk was moderated by Shri. A.P. Venkateswaran, IFS (Retd), Former Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India.

A versatile and prolific writer, Mrs. Sitaraman through her presentation brought the intricate details of the festive flavour of Pongal, Onam, Vishu etc. Her book is a fountain of knowledge. It is a collection of pictures and information of all the festivals of South India. From performing the pujas to organizing the preparations, details of festive fare and stories behind the festivals, explanations of the procedures, recipes, etc.

Mrs. Sitaraman handled the discussion with the audience that followed after her presentation very gracefully and with a lot of passion. It was a very informative and pleasant evening at BIC.