Though India has diverse festivals, the soul of all these festivals is the same – For eg, all the harvest festivals are a form of expressing gratitude for the abundant crop.
Rachna Chhabria is a children’s author, a former creative writing teacher, a freelance writer, and a columnist with two of India’s leading English newspapers: The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle. She freelances for five English newspapers, writing short stories, features and doing book reviews. She has written more than 300 features and stories for newspapers. Her publishing credits include Festival Stories Through The Year (HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2018), ‘Lazy Worm Goes On A Journey,’ (Scholastic 2014), The Lion Who Wanted to Sing (Unisun 2006) and Bunny in Search of a Name (Unisun 2006), Ganesha’s Blanket of Stars (2012). Her stories and articles feature in many school text books published by Oxford University Press, Pearson Books and Indiannica Learning Private Limited. Several of her new books are awaiting publication.