Dasara, Dussehra a.k.a. Dusharah--The Navaratri festival is called Desara in Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh, and Kali Puja in Bengal. Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, and Navaratri Dasara means nine nights in the Hindu Calendar.
Hyderabad celebrates Eid ul Fitr today. There's a heavy security blanket all over the town, but the festive mood is there for all to see.Newspapers wrote about the hectic, last-minute shopping of Eid shoppers, while the Dasara festivities and celebrations have also begun. Let's hope and pray that everything passes off smoothly and those who think that a country or city can be shaken by a few blasts, taught a lesson by the togetherness and composure of the rest of us. Eid Mubarak to all our friends!