Journalism that propelled me into blogging

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

My blog is a non-partisan site with diverse views. It is dedicated to the promotion of ethical journalism—a conscious decision on my part. It captures conflict, culture, events, nature, peace, people, tradition, and other subjects, in articles and photos. I travelled solo to the war zone to capture images—a first for a Tamil woman journalist in Sri Lanka.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Fast of the Maiden

“Thiruvempaavai” is a fast mostly observed by unmarried women to be blessed with good husbands, and to have a blissful married life. The fast is popularly known as the “fast of the maiden”. Women wake up before the crack of dawn, go from house to house and wake up their friends, take a shower while singing religious hymns, and go to the temple at dawn.[Click here to view & read more]